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Check this Events Diary to see what’s happening where and when

Staying safe in Tenerife’s heat

Think it can never be too hot? Stay cool! and be safe in the hottest months

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

A dip to cool off when it’s hot is great but be safe and read here first

A simple paperwork checklist

NIE? Registro? “Residencia”? An Empadrona-what?!

Xerach Facto Alberto is 16 years old and has gone missing from his home in Callao Salvaje. When last seen he was wearing the same trousers as can be seen in the poster, a NY cap, a light grey hoodie, green framed glasses and silver-grey Adidas trainers, and was carrying a black backpack. He is in need of medication and his mother is distraught at his disappearance. If anyone has any information please call the numbers on the poster or any police.READ MORE

**Please don’t contact me about the following adverts, nor about finding work generally because I’m afraid I can’t help. Please also note that every advert presupposes ability to speak fluent Spanish.** Golf Plaza Resorts is seeking a receptionist for the Muthu Golf Plaza Hotel in the Golf del Sur. The successful applicant will have a couple of years’ experience and good English. Apply through Ashotel HERE. Expired adverts deleted. READ MORE

Updated 13 December: The official Christmas programmes for the following municipalities (if any links fail to open try removing the “s” from the “https” because it’s usually a problem with the security certificate on these websites): Adeje Arico Arona Buenavista del Norte El Sauzal Granadilla Guía de Isora Güímar Icod de los Vinos La Matanza de Acentejo La Orotava La Victoria de Acentejo Puerto de la Cruz San Miguel Santa Cruz Santa Ursula Santiago del Teide Tacoronte Tegueste Updated 1 December: Puerto de la Cruz will hold its official Christmas lights switch on tonight at 7.30pm in the la Plaza de la Iglesia. Updated 29 November:READ MORE

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. Updated 13 December: It’s the last weekend before Christmas weekend itself, and so to go with the stars on top of the Christmas trees there are some of the shooting kind to be seen as well with the Geminids meteor shower peaking tonight and tomorrow night: this is known as one of the best meteor showers of the year with around 100 meteors an hour and, this year, optimum conditions because there’s only a quarter moon and that will be setting early anyway! For entertainment, there are two Christmas markets, tomorrow Friday, and also tomorrow is Swan Lake, the first of two balletsREAD MORE

There are a couple of popular Christmas markets this Friday 14 December. The first is in Playa de las Américas, on the Golden Mile, between 5 and 10pm, and will see stalls with Christmas goods and lots of activities and performances for everyone. It’s billed as a “Special Christmas Night”, an evening full of festive magic with live music in such a popular holiday hotspot. Also on Friday, and also between 5 and 10pm, there’s the traditional Christmas market in Guía de Isora with the streets around the chuch in the old town full of stalls selling sweets, chestnuts, handicrafts, and seasonal fare as wellREAD MORE