Electricity cuts for maintenance in Los Cristianos

Updated 11 January 2017: Monday, 16 January, 9-11 am – El Mojón, Ctra. El Mojón, C/ Zona El Mojón. Updated 10 November 2016: Friday, 11 November, 3-5.30pm – El Mojón, Ctra. El Mojón, C/ Zona El Mojón. Updated 2 November: Friday 4 November, 7-9am – Av/ Juan Carlos I & PQ/ Lisboa. Updated 29 August: Tomorrow, 30 August, 8am to midday – C/ Barranquillo, C / Bélgica, C / La Colina, C/ Cristóbal Colón, C / Eucaliptus,…

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Gloria Gaynor to perform in Tenerife

Photo: www.gloriagaynor.com. We have Aerosmith in July, and before then Richard Clayderman in March, and now we have Gloria Gaynor! This concert is something that had passed me by so I’m grateful to Clio O’Flynn who made me aware of it only today! It will be on 26 May, in the Pabellón Las Torres in Adeje, and tickets, costing €49, are available online HERE. The main detail for the concert is on the…

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Works underway on the new plaza in Playa San Juan

Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. There are some mixed feelings in the west coast town of Playa San Juan this week where works have just started on the renovation of the town’s central plaza, with new garden areas, a children’s play area, and underground parking. Mayor Pedro Martín says that the square is “the only one in the municipality which has not been renovated and its poor condition makes that all…

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Sales in full swing

Updated 9 January: Despite an announcement in November that sales periods will now be at the free choice of retailers and no longer limited officially to specific dates, the winter sales period proper starts today, with many shops offering hefty discounts even in advance of the February “half” of the traditional sales period, the “second sales” where prices are reduced even further. Happy bargain hunting! Original post 29 November 2016:…

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Los Reyes Magos in parades throughout Tenerife for Kings’ Eve, 5 January

Updated 5 January: Today’s the day! Tomorrow is Reyes, but it’s this evening that the Kings will parade through towns in Tenerife, often on camels, always throwing sweets … and of course delivering presents after the children have all gone to bed! Details are below of the main parades, and of course tomorrow is a public holiday! Original post 1 January: For many of us, New Year’s Day marks the end…

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Body found in burnt-out abandoned Icod house

Emergency services say that a body, thought to be that of a woman, has been found in a fire that bomberos were called to around 5pm this afternoon in the San Marcos area of Icod de los Vinos. The blaze was in an abandoned house in a finca, and the only information presently available is that the fire is extinguished and that the judicial authorities and Guardia Civil are in charge…

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Unemployment figures 2016

Update 4 January 2017: The figures for the end of 2016 show that last year ended with 229,233 unemployed in the Canaries, a fall of 18,296, -7.39%, throughout the year. December’s statistics released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social Solo show a fall from November of 5,541, -2.34%, but despite the downward trend, over half of those out of work are still in receipt of no income whatsoever. Tenerife president Carlos Alonso welcomed the drop in…

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Winter 2016-17 season weather

Photo: Peter Louer Updated 3 January 2017: The calima’s dispersing, very slowly, but the air is evidently clearing bit by bit, but meteorologists are forecasting a new weather system towards the end of the week, this time caused by a “deep depression”. It seems that this wet weather won’t be able to reach us fully because of the opposing pressure of the African system that’s causing the current calima, but we’ll…

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Richard Clayderman to perform in Tenerife

Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. World-famous pianist Richard Clayderman will give a concert in the Santa Cruz Auditorio Adán Martín on 26 March, the Cabildo has announced. The concert is part of Clayderman’s Tour Romantique, and will include cinematic music and classic melodies, as well as a collection of pieces accompanied by violins, violas and cellos. The performance will start at 8.30pm, and tickets, costing between €33 and €70 can be bought online from…

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