Cyclist seriously injured in San Miguel traffic accident

A cyclist is in hospital this evening with severe head and chest injuries after an accident just after 2pm this afternoon on the TF563 San Miguel a Vilaflor (el Frontón) road. Emergency services say that they were called out with reports that the cyclist needed assistance after becoming trapped underneath the van which was also involved in the accident. Bomberos assisted paramedics to release him, and after he was stabilized at…

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New traffic regime now in operation on reopened Teno road

photos: Tenerife Cabildo Updated 16 January 2017: The Tenerife Cabildo says that the new system, which came into force this Saturday, 14 January, will regulate traffic to the Punta de Teno on Saturdays, Sundays and fiestas between 10am and 5pm. The rest of the week, and outside of these times, the public will have full vehicular access to the area. In this first weekend, 431 people used the new Titsa route…

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Ópera de Tenerife invites aspiring opera singers to audition

Photo: Ópera de Tenerife. Updated 15 January: Ópera de Tenerife has again issued a casting call, this time to find six muscular male singers for its new production of Bellini’s Norma. The performances will be on 14, 16 and 18 March in the Auditorio Adán Martín, and auditions will be held on Monday, 20 February, from 4pm. Anyone interested who has an athletic build, (the Ópera says “preferably muscular”), and who…

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Teide tremor of 6 January was within normal parameters and does not signal any reason for concern

Graphic: IGN. Updated 15 January: The Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) and the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (Involcan) have now made a formal evaluation of the tremor which occurred at shallow depth very near the peak of Teide. The most important finding, announced by María José Blanco, director of IGN in the Canaries, is  that “no deformations have been recorded above the technical margin of error”. Teide has three axes, she explained, with…

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International concert pianist, Valerij Petasch, to perform in Los Cristianos auditorium

Russian concert pianist, musicologist and composer Valerij Petasch is a regular visitor to Tenerife, and his next performance will be in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos a week tomorrow, Saturday, 21 January. The concert starts at 8.30pm, and will again comprise works from Petasch’s repertoire of Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bartholdy, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, and of course, his own compositions. Tickets are €11, and are available online HERE, or at…

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Adeje 2020 plan will bring three-storey underground car park for the town

Photos/Artist impressions: Adeje Ayuntamiento. There is some marvellous news for those of us who occasionally find ourselves driving around and around in Adeje town looking for somewhere to park. The mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, and works councillor, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, have outlined some of the projects in the Adeje 2020 plan that will very soon begin to take shape today, including a large underground car park in the…

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Police seek help to locate mother of baby whose remains were found in Arico rubbish plant

Updated 12 January: The Guardia Civil has asked for help to find the mother of the baby whose remains were found in the PIRS plant last week. The police say that they believe now that the mother is from south Tenerife, and that the baby was born prematurely. The public is asked to consider whether they know of anyone in the south – specifically in the municipalities of Arona, Adeje, San…

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Report on Tenerife Cabildo information session about clausulas suelo and mortgage costs court rulings

Updated 12 January: Nova Howard, ex-Santander employee and now qualifying as an asesora, was at the meeting. Her report is HERE, and reproduced below, and I comment underneath it the points to which I myself would draw particular attention: This evening I attended a public meeting in La Laguna, held by the Tenerife Cabildo’s Centro Insular de Calidad y Consumo Responsable (Centre for Quality and Responsible consumerism) in collaboration with the…

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First Romeria of the year as Arona celebrates Fiestas Patronales in honour of San Antonio Abad

The main Romeria season is during the summer (see the main post HERE), but even this early in the year it’s possible to find some traditional festivities, and starting today is the first of 2017, Arona’s Fiestas Patronales y Romería in honour of San Antonio Abad. The fiesta takes place in the town of Arona itself, but for the main day on Sunday transport is laid on from Los Cristianos…

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