Update 30 January 2013: This apartment has now been reduced to €139,500. I was on this complex only a couple of weeks ago visiting some friends on holiday and I have to say it’s lovely. What’s more, I was delighted to see the works that Adeje Ayuntamiento have been carrying out in the area: the paving and planting is now a real pleasure. Original post 3 November:  I’ve added another property for sale direct from the owner, a beautiful 1 bedroom apartment in Fañabe for sale at €144,500. It’s under the Owning Property tab, sub-tab Property for sale direct from owners, but a direct link for moreREAD MORE

Update 30 January 2013: Whatever their plans are for these dog catchers I hope they get it together soon because last night another woman was injured. The attack happened in C/. Nido in the Montaña Chayofita area above Avenida Suecia and the dog responsible is said to be an abandoned one. I don’t know whether this implies it was a dog unrelated to the Guaza mountain pack, or whether they’re spreading their activities more widely these days. The woman, 73 years old, had an open bite wound in her leg: her injuries are said to be “not serious”, but were sufficiently serious to require emergencyREAD MORE

Above is an image of the national Government’s factsheet on the requirement for a 6-month Certificado de Empadronamiento para Viajar. Please click HERE for the full size. Update 29 January: The Government has now confirmed that it will maintain the 50% discount for residents who live outside of the mainland, namely in the Canaries, Balearics, and Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa. Minister Ana Pastor will meet with airline representatives to study tariffs and attempt to improve efficiency, but the full discount will continue. Update 9 January 2013: As I posted on 9 August, there were eleven Ayuntamientos offering this service: Arona, Guía de Isora, San Miguel deREAD MORE

Tenerife’s cuisine is playing a leading role as one of the events in the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) which begins tomorrow in Madrid and runs until next Sunday. Chefs Juan Carlos Clemente, Braulio Simancas and Seve Díaz have created a special menu based on local produce for twenty or so food journalists who will also try wines from each of Tenerife’s five denominations of origin. Cabildo tourism minister Carlos Alonso said that the event was a “great opportunity to promote the island’s cuisine and the high quality of its wines and chefs among the country’s top food journalists”. These will include the president of Madrid-Fusion and El PaisREAD MORE

The Ministerio de Empleo is preparing a new strategy to combat youth unemployment involving a six-month period in which they can set up as autonomo with a social security contribution of just €50 a month compared to the more than €250 a month currently required. “Youth” is deemed to be those under 30 years of age. Once this six months has passed, contributions will be discounted by around 30% for the following two years. Employment minister Fátima Báñez said that the Government will roll out the red carpet for the enterprising. She confirmed that the new measures are well on the way to being finalized andREAD MORE

A 70-year-old man is in Hositén Sur tonight with multiple injuries after a fall while walking on Montaña Roja, El Médano this morning. Emergency services were called out shortly before 10.30am, but due to the inaccessibility of the terrain a helicopter was required to rescue him. After evacuating him to the airport, he was transferred by ambulance to hospital where he remains in serious condition.  READ MORE