British man dies in Torviscas bar fight

Updated 4.30pm: A little bit more information is now available, with the location identified as a bar near the roundabout just down the hill from Playa Olid. The two men who appear to have been the aggressors were also British, and were together, whereas the victim was with two women. It seems that his heart attack could have been initiated by a blow to the head. It is not known at present…

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Festival Mueca in Puerto de la Cruz 12-15 May

Updated 5 May: The full programme for Mueca 2016 has now been released, and it’s HERE. Original post 22 March: Puerto de la Cruz will be home to Mueca 2016, its annual international art festival, between 12 and 15 May. The “festival of happiness” fills the town’s streets with art, music, dance, even a fire and water spectacular in the Lago Martiánez. There is a dedicated website HERE, and a Facebook page HERE. Specific…

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Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento

Tenerife blue flag beaches for 2016

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Updated 5 May: Arona has regained its blue flags in this year’s awards. The council is understandably ecstatic that Los Cristianos beach and Playa de las Vistas will again see two blue flags flying, two of the fifteen that Tenerife was awarded for 2016, back up to normal standard again! The flags go to El Médano and la Jaquita in Granadilla; Troya I & II, Torviscas, Fañabé, and El Duque in Adeje; Las Vistas…

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Electricity cuts for maintenance next Tuesday in Valle San Lorenzo

Endesa and Arona Ayuntamiento have announced electricity cuts for maintenance works to the public network in Valle San Lorenzo next Tuesday, 10 May, between 8am and 1pm. The areas affected are: CR/ General TF-66. C/El Lomito, C/ Abrojo, C/ Albesa – Los Toscales, CJ/Barranco de Arafo, C/ La Bermuda, C/ Bermúdez, Carretera General de Los Toscales, C/ Cibera – Los Toscales, C/ Cruz del Guanche, C/ El Tanque – Los Toscales,…

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adeje treatment bus

Adeje unveils life-improving programme for residents, including a stop for the cancer bus to take patients to treatment in the north

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Adeje Ayuntamiento says that it will be implementing a series of initiatives it’s been working on for some time that will improve the quality of life of people living in the municipality. They include workshops, therapies and a series of conferences in relation to food, relaxation techniques, and investigation and research into breast cancer and help for sufferers. The council says that the programme of events is the result of…

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Traditional romerías in Tenerife

(Copyright – all images: Janet Anscombe) It’s the romeria season again, and it doesn’t much matter what the origins are, whether they’re pre-Christian, pagan, or Catholic – certainly they are always now associated with a saint – what actually matters is that they are an occasion for a town to come together to share traditions: religion, music, dance … and food! “Platitos” are handed out liberally, and walking along the…

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Unemployment figures 2016

Updated 4 May: April’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a further fall, with 825 (-0.34%) fewer people out of work in the Canaries compared with March. Interannually, the fall is 11,953 (-4.71%). This month’s figures are the second worst in Spain, the Canaries being saved from bottom spot only by La Rioja. The total unemployed in these islands is now 242,063. Updated 4 April: March’s unemployment figures released…

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Starmus III 2016

Updated 4 May: Very sad news with the death of Nobel chemist Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS, better known as just Harry Kroto, who was one of the absolute hits of the last Starmus. As I posted HERE, His talk was about Carbon in Nano and Outer Space. A bundle of laughs, some might think … but they’d be right! This was no dull talk, and this was no ordinary Nobel Laureate. They are…

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Motorcyclist and pillion passenger in serious condition after car-bike collision in Chayofa

A man and woman were seriously hurt in a car and motorbike collision on the TF28 at the exit from El Mojón in Chayofa at 12.37 this lunchtime. The injured are the 57-year-old motorcyclist who received severe facial injuries and his 50-year-old pillion passenger, both of whom were taken to Hospiten Sur, where their conditions are said to be serious. There is no information about the car driver.

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