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Photo: Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga. Updated 7.15pm: Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga has just announced that the awful news is confirmed as a domestic violence killing of a woman and her ten-year-old son. He says “there are no words to express such rage and pain”. The mayor has called a full council meeting tomorrow morning at 11.30am, to be followed at midday by a minute’s silence in front of the Ayuntamiento at the top of Calle Grande in Adeje town “to condemn these terrible murders which have happened in our municipality”. The mayor invites everyone to attend the simple ceremony against thisREAD MORE

A new party will be standing against the traditional ones in the local elections which we can all vote in next month if we are on the padrón and census of our local Ayuntamiento. Alongside the PSOE, PP, Podemos, Coalición Canaria et al, the new party is Movimiento Del Pueblo, and its representative Colette Barton says that her role in it is to become the voice for the English-speaking residents since the party’s president Juan Hernández believes that many English-speaking residents are never heard and feel that their vote does not count when it is actually very important. The new party will be standing inREAD MORE

Date&time/incident/area Thursday 25 April: 8.30am-2pm. Water cut in Adeje. Areas affected: Avenida Austria Calle Pasaje de Austria Avenida Europa Calle Suecia Calle Grecia Avenida Francia Calle Portugal Calle Francia Calle el Musgo Calle Diario de Avisos Calle Vista Bella Calle Italia Avenida de Dinamarca Calle Alemania Calle Irlanda Calle Paises Bajos Calle San Eugenio Alto Calle Suiza Tuesday 12 March:  two disruptions- 3-5pm. Electricity cut in Buenavista del Norte. Areas affected: 8am-midday. Electricity cut in Güímar. Areas affected: Thursday 14 February: 9.15am-midday. Electricity cut in Playa de las Américas. Areas affected: Calle Antonio Domínguez. Friday 18 January: As forecast yesterday (see HERE), the weather has turned andREAD MORE

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Wherever you look over the next couple of weeks, and especially Friday next week, you’ll see floral crosses. They are symbols of the Fiesta de la Cruz de Mayo (May Cross Fiesta) which is celebrated on 3 May throughout Spain, but especially in Tenerife because it is the date on which, in 1494, Santa Cruz was founded. The best known celebration here is in Los Realejos, where a firework display that is now world-famous is part of the town’s Cruces & Fuegos fiesta (see HERE). There are also major celebrations in any town with Cruz in the name, indeed there is a municipalREAD MORE

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE), but in Los Realejos it lasts just over a month from the end of April to the beginning of June, and the fireworks are what people come from far and wide to see. They have been granted National Tourist Interest status and are simply spectacular, long recognized as the best by far in Tenerife, and now officially one of the bestREAD MORE

A 53-year-old British woman was seriously injured this afternoon when she was hit by the rear ramp of a lorry in Calle Petunia, Puerto Santiago. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 2pm with reports of the incident and that medical crew stabilized and immobilized the woman and transferred her by helicopter to Candelaria Hospital where her condition is said to be serious.READ MORE