Thanks to the immensely talented Nova Howard, this website has been redesigned, and is now in its third incarnation! I hope (it’s the intention!) that it feels clean and simple, straightforward and easy to use, and for me, it looks beautiful! Everything’s now on the home page, with a simplified menu above the header and featured items in boxes below, and with two side bars to list the latest news and readers’ comments, the What’s On diary, the Resources page, contact buttons, and so on. I hope you like it, and of course, hope that you’ll let me know if there are any problems with the site.READ MORE

Updated 25 March: As Easter approaches, Tenerife’s carnival season draws to a close in Los Cristianos this weekend, with the Carnaval del Día throughout the whole of today at the main stage near the Cultural Centre and in the harbour near the Plaza de la Pescadora, and the Gran Coso tomorrow. This main parade starts any time after 4pm and will lead off from the Paloma Beach complex down by the Arona Gran hotel, arriving eventually at the Cultural Centre. It will be followed by a great party in the Carnival Precinct opposite the Valdés Centre. On Monday, 27th, the end will be nigh, at least for the poorREAD MORE

The two helicopters operating since first light. Photo: Guardia Civil. Updated 25 March: The Teleférico has announced that the cable car has reopened to the public today, ten days after one of Tenerife’s most dramatic incidents in recent years, with all security checks now completed and confirmed as safe. Updated 22 March: The cause of the breakdown has now been determined to be a fault in the braking system which stopped the cable cars instead of slowing them for a routine controlled check which would normally take just a few seconds. The Teleférico says that the configuration of the braking system is done so as toREAD MORE

Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has advised that digital terrestrial television (TDT) reception in the municipality could be affected by 4G mobile signals which have changed frequency to those previously used by TDT. The council says that mobile operators have allocated llega800 to resolve any issues that arises for viewers – not just in Santiago del Teide municipality – who just have to call the free number 900 833 999 or go to the website www.llega800.es to report problems and get help.READ MORE

This event should be great fun, with some amazing young people singing, dancing, acting and demonstrating their talent. Estrellas Theatre School chief Maureen Sands will be speaking to Clio O’Flynn on next week’s Radio Sur Adeje English Time about the school and the show: Clio says that the students are doing really well in the UK, with one of them picked up only this week by a London talent scout, and others now dancing or acting in West End shows and in the top flight drama schools in the UK. Estrellas Has Got Talent 2017 is on 2 April, 2-5pm, in Karting Las Américas. There’s a FacebookREAD MORE

Photo: British Consulate. In a super initiative by the British Consulate, an information workshop was held yesterday in Los Cristianos Cultural Centre for southern councils to explain and discuss their policies and procedures about the padrón system and how it operates municipality to municipality. Representatives from Adeje, Arona, Guía de Isora and San Miguel Ayuntamientos attended the event, and I was invited myself, and it was interesting and enlightening to hear not just the basic information but also how the Ayuntamientos each differ slightly in their procedures. It was also fascinating to get an insight into how municipalities deal with their different concerns which ariseREAD MORE