Update 10 February: The official poster has now been released and is above. As can be seen, the race starts at 9.30am from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, which is outside the cultural centre on centre on the main road through Guía de Isora. Original post 30 January:  Last year was the first Carrera de Montaña de Guía de Isora – Vida Trail in Guía de Isora, and following its success – more than 300 runners took part – the Ayuntamiento’s sports department is again collaborating with Vida Trail to organize the second race. It looks set to become an annual event, and the council says it hopesREAD MORE

I’ve added another property for sale direct from the owner, a lovely 1 bedroom apartment in Puerto Santiago with that view! It’s for sale at €95,000, and as usual has its own page under the Owning Property tab, sub-tab Property for sale direct from owners (direct link HERE). Please just let me know if you’re interested and I’ll put you in contact with the vendor.READ MORE

Update 6 February: Police say that the body was spotted under the old bridge in the La Verdellada area of La Laguna by a local resident and that its recovery last night was a long and complex operation. Although there is still no official announcement of the body’s identification, it is unofficially said to be that of Ana Isabel González Pérez who has been missing for a week. It seems from initial reports that the injuries sustained suggest she fell from the bridge. Update 5 February: Sadly, there are reports tonight that a body has been found in La Verdellada, and that it is Ana Isabel González Pérez. At this stage,READ MORE

It just beggars belief. Our Rosie is a podenco and the thought of her being thrown into a barranco, alive, to hit the bottom and be crushed, to die alone ….. Thanks to the Guardia Civil’s Seprona Unit, an Arona man was arrested yesterday on charges of animal mistreatment for doing just that, throwing living Podencos down the Barranco del Rey. The arrest followed denuncias made to the police by Addanca, famous for bringing the Vela case to a successful conclusion (see HERE). I know times are hard, and I know Podencos have a bad time of it at the best of times, but we’reREAD MORE

A group of entrepreneurial agriculturalists in Guía de Isora have set up a business selling organic fruit and vegetables. As well as selling their produce in the Tejina Agricultural market, they are offering free delivery throughout Tenerife for minimum orders of €8. The above poster shows the phone number for ordering, and prices and delivery days – Wednesday for areas in the south, Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning for the north.READ MORE

Around 200 people protested through the streets near the harbour in Los Cristianos last night to try to avoid the closure of the Cofradía de Pescadores Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes (the Lady of Mercedes Guild of Fishermen). The president of the Guild, Manuel Díaz, said that traditional fishing in the town is slowly dying and that the fishermen felt obliged to defend their way of life and the hereditary customs passed down from their ancestors. Also taking part in the protest were Arona’s deputy mayor and environment councillor Antonio Sosa and housing councillor Marta Melo, as well as many locals giving support to the demonstration. AREAD MORE