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Don’t be a crime victim this winter

Would you know what to do if you were the victim of a robbery?

Tenerife’s unmissable “essentials”!

Visiting Tenerife? Don’t miss the places known as “the essentials”!

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

Could you survive a rip current? Know about cold water shock? beach flags?

Kentucky Fried Chicken lovers will be delighted that the company has a second store in Tenerife, this time in the south, supplementing the one in Santa Cruz’s CC Meridiano which opened in November 2015. The new store, which opened yesterday, is in Las Chafiras next to the Disa garage behind Mercadona, and has free wifi and a children’s play area.READ MORE

A 19-year-old man died this evening after falling 15m from an exterior parking area on the TF47 near Playa San Juan. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 6.30pm with reports that the young man had fallen after a ceiling of a lower floor gave way. Sadly, however, medical and ambulance crew were unable to do anything other than confirm that the man had died from the severity of the injuries he received in the accident. The Guardia Civil is in charge of the investigation.READ MORE

The following are updates (latest first) on the current situation while Brexit negotiations take place. At present nothing is confirmed, with everything still to be determined through the two-year process. Please also see HERE for general thoughts on the situation of British residents of Tenerife. Updated 14 December: A rebellion against party whips by a dozen Conservative MPs who joined a cross-party alliance saw Theresa May lose a Brexit vote in the House of Commons last night. The vote was a key one on an amendment by former attorney general Dominic Grieve to ensure Parliament’s right to a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal. The same cross-partyREAD MORE

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. Updated 14 December: The last weekend before Christmas weekend is a very busy one with events building up to the main celebrations, and it starts today in Los Cristianos with another of the cultural events in the Canarias Folk Fest. Last week’s was cancelled because of the weather, but today’s is going ahead with typical Canarian foods, arts and crafts all on display, music, dancing, etc, in the Plaza de La Pescadora on the harbour promenade from around 4pm. Alternatively, head to Adeje’s Plaza de España this evening for a Christmas concert with ever-popular military band music! Tomorrow, Friday 15th, there are Christmas carols aroundREAD MORE

Pastor Ken Cumming has announced that the annual Christmas Carol concert in Callao Salvaje will take place on Saturday 23 December at 7pm. Over recent years the concert has become a famous and very popular part of Christmas in south Tenerife. As always, the concert will take place in the mirador at the bottom of the main road down into town, and as now traditional, organizers again ask people to bring new toys and non-perishable food items for families in need in the municipality.READ MORE

Photo: Santa Cruz Ayuntamiento. For ease of reference, in addition to the posts below, here are the various official local Christmas programmes: Santa Cruz, Guía de Isora. Adeje, Arona, Santiago del Teide, Granadilla, El Sauzal, La Orotava, Icod de los Vinos, Candelaria, Güímar, Updated 13 December: There are now more official Christmas programmes available, and they are all in a list with links above. Updated 6 December: Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento has announced its official Christmas programme of events HERE. Updated 1 December: Guía de Isora’s full Christmas programme is HERE, including the municipal Christmas markets, which will be held on Friday, 15 December inREAD MORE