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Don’t be a crime victim this winter

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Tenerife’s unmissable “essentials”!

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

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

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Photo: Gobcan. This year again Canarian cheese have done well in the World Cheese Awards, part of a wider International Cheese Festival which is recognized as the most important in the world for cheese producers. After last year’s brilliant performance in San Sebastían in the Basque Country, where 48 out of 97 Canaries entries won prizes, up from 15 awards in 2015. This year’s ceremony was held in London, and 36 Canarian cheeses were awarded as being among the best in the world, 4 of them, indeed, winning “supergold” prizes, and while three of these were for a couple of dairies in Gran Canaria, one wasREAD MORE

Graphic: Aemet. Updated 19 November: Meteorologists say that minute by minute the situation is becoming clearer and that the Canaries could see what is perhaps the first of the winter storms from Wednesday. Aemet itself says that rain could be quite heavy in the south and west of the islands, despite the possibility of the front drawing some heat and dust in the air out of Africa on Monday and Tuesday, something that is not expected to affect us in Tenerife, though the eastern islands could experience some calima. Hopefully we will get some much needed rain, and of some significance!  The following animation comes from EfeméridesREAD MORE

Updated 19 November: We’re just seeing the end of the Leonids but the best shower of the year is coming up next month. The Geminids are peaking from 13 December, and astronomers are expecting a bumper year aided by what will be a new moon: they are anticipating over 100 meteors an hour! And now there’s an opportunity to see them from the national park itself, and from a telescope, accompanied by a professional astronomer. The offer is from the tourism authorities via Volcano Teide, and you can book online HERE. It will be in Spanish, and costs €30. Everyone else, however, just needs to look upREAD MORE

Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. Updated 17 November: Another couple of photos from Stewart, who is providing a brilliant diary of these works! Click the images to see full size.       Updated 6 October: Thanks again to Stewart, who says all rock breaking is now finished. Updated 7 September: Thanks once again to Stewart for today’s images of the works in Playa San Juan’s plaza (click to see full size).               Updated 10 July: Thanks again to Stewart for the latest images of the works in Playa San Juan’s plaza (click to see full size). Updated 14 June: Here are the latest photos ofREAD MORE

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. Updated 16 November: The weekend starts today, with the first Canarias Folk Fest in Los Cristianos of this season. There’ll be more food on offer in another start of season event with Granadilla’s Mándate una tapa kicking off on Saturday, and tomorrow, Friday, there’s the start of Adeje’s tapas route, part of the degusta.me series of events. Also starting tomorrow are the three day National show jumping championship in Centro Hípico del Sur, Buzanada and the Adeje 2017 Fería Insular de Artesanía in Playa de las Américas. Whatever you’re doing, have a great weekend. Updated 3 November: A busy Saturday this weekend, with Vino a Babor – WineREAD MORE

After a few years in the planning, the EU’s first cross-border free instant transfer service will come into operation on the 21st of his month, enabling instant transfers in real time between participating countries within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). The SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) will require participating institutions to process within ten seconds transfers which could previously take up to a few days, meaning no charge-back or revocability since funds will be available virtually simultaneously, as well as lower potential for fraud. The limit for individual transfers is currently €15,000, but this is early days for the scheme and the limit will beREAD MORE