III Iberostar Costa Adeje Cycling Challenge

Tomorrow, Sunday 4 December, drivers and cycling fans will, in turn, either avoid or make a beeline for the spectacle of the Costa Adeje cycling race. This is the third year that the challenge event has been run, and it’s organized by the Club Ciclista Fortín Adeje. Riders will start at 8.30am from the Iberostar Gran Hotel Anthelia and will then proceed, with various stops for refreshments and rest, through Guía…

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Clipboard scammers at it again

Seemingly the clipboard scammers are at it again. Shoppers in Las Chafiras are reporting being approached by someone asking for a signature for something, and while the victim reaches for the clipboard, their bag is grabbed. This sort of scam happenns around this time every year, and it’s happening again now. Do be careful.

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Winter 2016-17 season weather

Photo: Peter Louer Updated 3 December: Short and sweet, or at least short and not too wet. Meteorologists say that there wasn’t too much rain because it was simply too windy for it to cause a problem, and gusts of up to 120 km/h have been recorded overnight in Izaña and at altitude. The worst is over, however, and the DGSE has lifted its alert for high winds. All security services…

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Christmas programmes 2016-2017

Updated 3 December: Adeje Ayuntamiento will be turning on the town’s Christmas lights this evening. There is a concert at 7pm in the convent right next to the town hall at the top of Calle Grande. Entry is free and the official switching on of the Christmas lights is part of the event. Updated 2 December: Adeje’s Christmas programme is HERE (can be downloaded as a word document in English HERE), and Guía de…

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Orotava Winter Festival postponed due to weather alert

Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. Updated 2 December: With the Aemet orange alert and the DGSE’s alert for high winds in Tenerife over coming hours, La Orotava Ayuntamiento has announced that the Winter Festival has been postponed. It will no longer be held this month because, the council says, public safety is paramount, and it would not be fair anyway to the stallholders and their merchandise to subject them to such conditions. The…

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Major rockfall in Santa Úrsula leaves disruption but no injuries

Photo: RTVC. A major rockfall just after 9pm last night caused chaos in the Tosca Barrios area of Santa Úrsula on the main TF217 road to La Victoria. El Día TV has uploaded the following video which shows the extent of the damage. Some 200 local residents are affected, with access to the dwellings restricted, but apart from the fear and shock, it’s almost miraculous to write that no-one was…

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Unemployment figures 2016

Updated 2 December: November’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social, show a rise of 1,900 in these islands, a month-on-month increase of 0.8%. The interannual trend is down, however, and there are 13,865 fewer out of work (-5.58%) compared with November 2015. Nonetheless, there are 234,774 people out of work in the Canaries after this month’s figures, over half of whom remain without any means…

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Speed championships in Karting Las Américas this Sunday

Some 33 competitors will take part this Sunday, 4 December, in the final of the Copa Canarias de Velocidad 2016 (Canarian Speed Cup ) in Karting Las Américas. The competition, organized by the Federación Tinerfeña de Motociclismo in collaboration with Futura Racing Competición, is backed by the Federación Canaria. There are various categories within the competition – full bikes, scooters, mini-bikes, etc – and there is an under-12 section as well. The day…

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Charity Sale in Callao Salvaje Community Church this Saturday

Pastor Ken Cumming has announced that the Callao Salvaje Community Church will be holding a New and Nearly New Charity Sale between 11am and 3pm this Saturday, 3 December. Proceeds will go to the Noah’s Ark Association supporting the homeless living on the streets in the south of Tenerife, and the Church’s Mums & Tots group.  

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