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Photo: Tenerife Turismo. It’s the summer solstice today, and so the beginning of the height of summer, and so, too, Tenerife will be pretty much completely on holiday until the end of August. As I posted HERE, the midsummer celebrations in Tenerife focus on St John the Baptist, with fire and fireworks celebrations all over the island this Saturday, 23 June, but over the next two months or so the main series of summer fiestas will honour the Virgen del Carmen – the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel who is the patron saint of fishermen. Perhaps the biggest celebration is in Puerto de la Cruz where tensREAD MORE

There will be a fantastic outdoor summer concert in Golf Costa Adeje on Friday 13 July. The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra itself will play as the sun sets during the open-air musical treat, under the baton of Jader Bignamini, and sporano Davinia Rodríguez. Tickets are just €15 and on sale now : Tomaticket.esREAD MORE

Atlantic Holiday Centre, Callao Salvaje. Photos: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Adeje Ayuntamiento says that for the second year running the Atlantic Holiday Centre hotel in Callao Salvaje this week donated 12 week-long holidays to individuals from Adeje who have been fighting various cancers. The cancer sufferers are all under the care of Spanish cancer association and Adeje council socio-sanitary programme. This week the 12 individuals, who are also dealing with on-going oncological treatments, with members of their family, were invited in to receive their vouchers from Adeje’s health councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo and the hotel director Charlotte Abildtrup. Their stay in the recently reformed hotel will beREAD MORE

photos: Pirámides de Güímar. The Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host to summer solstice celebrations tomorrow, Thursday 21 June. Doors will open at 6.40pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting, they will be able to observe the orientation of the pyramids with the sunset on the horizon, and the famous “double sunset”. It was this phenomenon which started the research that resulted in three IAC researchers discovering the alignment of the pyramids with the summer and winter solstices. After studying the orientation of the complex, they determined that the two principal lines were aligned with great precision, one toREAD MORE

Updated 8pm: It’s been a tragic day on Tenerife’s roads. Apart from the man in critical condition in hospital after being knocked over in Chayofa, a 67-year-old woman has died after being knocked down in C/ Puldón Natero, Los Realejos. Emergency services say that they were called out just after 6pm with reports of the incident, and that ambulance crew found the woman in cardiac arrest after the accident. Sadly, despite their efforts to resuscitate her, they were unable to bring her back to life and she was declared dead at the scene. Within half an hour, two women of 45 and 65 years of age wereREAD MORE

The Guardia Civil has arrested three British men on suspicion of cocaine dealing. Police say that the three are between 19 and 29 years old and were stopped in their car in San Miguel municipality in the early hours of last Sunday. When they appeared nervous the vehicle was searched, and a small purse containing a substance later confirmed to be cocaine was found as one of the three was trying to dispose of it without the officers noticing. The purse held five cocaine doses each of a gram, and another 22 half-gram doses. The drugs and some €200 were seized, and the three areREAD MORE