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British man missing in Los Gigantes found alive and well

Updated 10pm: Police say that Nathan has been found by Santiago del Teide policía local and is well, though somewhat disorientated. He has been taken by ambulance to a medical centre where he is being attended. Updated 5.30pm: I’ve edited the title to remove the word disabled because it appears that Nathan is actually autistic rather than disabled. The exact situation about his “condition” is not clear to me, but the thing that really…

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How to check you’re not being scammed by a class action offer

I’ve anonymised this in all respects for reasons that I hope will be obvious, and I ask that there’s no open speculation in the comments below, but I hope this might assist people who find themselves in a similar situation at any point. Someone who made an investment some years ago in Tenerife lost a considerable amount of money because of it, and was recently contacted by a firm of lawyers…

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33rd International Music Festival of the Canaries

The countdown for the 33rd international Festival de Música de Canarias – FIMC – has started today, with organizers saying that in view of the successes of previous years, the next programme will be doubled. The festival, which will take place throughout the Canaries between 7 January and 5 February 2017,  will involve some 660 musicians performing 78 compositions from all eras from the 16th century to the present day. Some 14 soloists…

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Forest fires 2016

Updated 22 July: An outbreak of fire last night in the pista Las Rosas area below Pino La Morra, La Victoria, is now under control, the Tenerife Cabildo says. Brifor air and ground teams continue working to extinguish it. Updated 20 July: Firefighters were in action against last night with an outbreak of fire in Las Arquillas, an area of the western hills near Aripe, above Guía de Isora. Emergency services were called around 10pm,…

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Please be careful with daytime temperatures here in heatwaves – a German walker died today at 4pm in Gran Canaria

Please be careful if out walking, or taking any other strenuous exercise in these days of calima, or indeed through the rest of the summer. A 61-year-old German walker died in Gran Canaria this afternoon after she suffered a cardiac arrest in La Culata, Tejeda, just before 4pm, in the hottest part of the day, even though 4pm to most of us suggests a safe afternoon time. We’re about two hours out here, given…

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Yellow alert for high temperatures ended 6pm this evening

Graphic: Aemet. Updated 21 July: The yellow alert for heatwave ended at 6pm tonight. The calima remains, as does the heat, but just possibly the worst has passed … for now … Updated 19 July: It mightn’t be as bad as they thought! Tomorrow’s orange alert has been reduced to yellow, and that yellow has been extended to Thursday. Temperatures to a maximum of 35º are expected. Updated 2.30pm: The forecast…

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Cabildo unveils strategic investments for 2016-2021

A whole raft of strategic development investments for 2016-2021 – Marco Estratégico Plurianual de Actuaciones para el Desarrollo de Tenerife 2016-2025 – were announced yesterday by the Tenerife Cabildo. Tenerife President Carlos Alonso said that the five-year strategy (a regular investment plan) will focus on employment, social assistance, and the development of infrastructure, as well as a longer-term view to assist young people into work through education and training. Introducing the…

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Feboda 2016

Feboda 2016

Feboda 2016 will be held between 7 and 9 October in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, a trade fair which will showcase everything to do with weddings and celebrations. It’s now a well-known annual event, and this year will see some 100 businesses displaying their products and services on 140 stands, and as always with these fairs, there will be associated additional competitions, displays and activities for visitors. For wedding…

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