A Happy New Year in Tenerife!

There will be New Year celebrations throughout Tenerife tonight, with music and dancing in most plazas to welcome in 2017 with the lucky grapes and champagne, and of course fireworks! In Los Cristianos, the party will be in the Plaza del Pescador outside the Cultural Centre as usual. Festivities kick off around 10.30 with music, and “lots of surprises” and a party bag. Adeje’s Fin de Año celebrations start at 11pm, and will be in the…

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British Residents in Spain awarded honours by Her Majesty The Queen in New Year Honours List 2017

The British Embassy in Madrid has announced that two British residents in Spain have been honoured by the Queen in the New Year Honours List 2017. Liz Parry, former Editor of SUR in English, an English-language newspaper in Southern Spain, and resident in the province of Malaga, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to British nationals living in Andalusia, while Roger Cooke, latterly President of the…

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Legendary rock group Aerosmith will perform in Tenerife next July

Updated 30 December: The tickets website has crashed under demand for the Aerosmith concert, but there are other options. Tickets can be acquired by phone to 928 092 558, or in person at CC 3 de Mayo in Santa Cruz and CC El Trompo in La Orotava. Original post 29 December: Legendary American rock group Aerosmith will perform on 8 July next year in the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López in Santa Cruz. The concert,…

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Can you help find this missing man from Tejina, La Laguna?

The National Police are searching for 29-year-old Emilio José Melíán Garcia, whose family are also increasingly desperate for news of him. He is from Tejina, in the La Laguna municipality, and he has been missing since last Wedbesday, 21 December. He is 1.7m tall, with short blond hair, blue eyes and of slim build. Police say that they want to contact him about an incident in a local petrol station to which he was…

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Día de los Santos Inocentes – Spain’s “April Fool’s Day” – 28 December

Today, 28 December, is the Día de los Santos Inocentes (Holy Innocents Day), a day when practical jokes and spoof stories are everywhere in a way very similar to April Fools’ Day in the UK. The tradition has links, some think, to the biblical story of King Herod’s massacre of the babies (innocents) in a futile attempt to kill the infant Jesus. Others think it’s all a medieval fake, with the joke on Christians, but…

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Light aircraft makes emergency landing on Playa de Las Teresitas

Photo: 112 Canarias. Updated 2pm: Emergency services say that all three people on the plane are safe and the aircraft has been secured. Of the three on board, two needed to be cut out: a man has various injuries, mainly in the chest and stomach areas, but none of which are said to be life threatening, and a woman and child have no more than cuts and bruises. Emergency services say that…

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International concert pianist, Valerij Petasch, to perform in Guía de Isora auditorium

Russian concert pianist, musicologist and composer Valerij Petasch is a regular performer in Tenerife, and he is back for another concert this Thursday, 29 December, in the Guía de Isora Auditorium. The concert starts at 8pm, and will include works from Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bartholdy, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, and of course, his own compositions. Tickets are €5, and are available at the auditorium box office shortly before the concert.

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Tráfico’s full Christmas road safety campaign underway from today

Update 23 December: As of 3pm today, Tráfico’s full Christmas campaign has started. It will last until Sunday 8 January, and comprise 1,628 cameras, 2,409 data stations, 2,251 message panels, and 12 helicopters all monitoring and advising traffic throughout Spain. The Guardia are serious in wanting to bring down the number of deaths on Spain’s roads over the Christmas period, and are making no bones about it. Drive safely and soberly, or…

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Tonight’s Callao Salvaje Christmas Carol concert transferred to church due to weather conditions

Updated 23 December:  Given the current weather conditions which are expected to continue into the evening, the Callao Salvaje Christmas carols concert has been transferred into the community Church. The service will still start at 7pm. Original post 12 December: Pastor Ken Cumming has announced the annual Christmas Carol concert in Callao Salvaje will take place on Friday 23 December at 7pm. The concert is part of Adeje’s Christmas programme of…

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