Update 10pm: In the press conference held this evening to welcome Eten into Christie’s worldwide network of luxury property agencies, it was quite clear that some serious money is going to be changing hands as a result of this new affiliation. Joachim Wrang-Widén, senior VP of Christie’s Real Estate for Europe, Africa and the Middle East said that there were several explicit reasons why the world’s largest luxury real-estate network and art dealership and auctioneers had decided to move into the Canaries. First, he said, it was a case of climate within Europe, an unbeatable position that these islands enjoyed. Secondly, there was the international interestREAD MORE

Exposaldo 2014 starts today, the biggest summer event for bargain hunters, with clearance products, discounted offers, and many other attractions including cooking demonstrations and live music in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz. There is even a creche so that parents can enjoy the sales and activities knowing their children are safely looked after. The website for the Exposaldo is HERE. The event is on until 12 May.READ MORE

Update 4pm: The Guardia Civil is now saying that this man was not equipped adequately for mountain climbing. I suspect that that statement alone is a precursor to a bill being sent out for the rescue, since it is one of the factors specified in the legislation providing for charges to be made for risky activities: see HERE. Original post 7 May: Emergency teams were in action throughout the night in the Teide national park looking for a British man after receiving reports that he had fallen and injured himself while climbing Teide. From midnight, bomberos, search and rescue teams, Cruz Roja and the Guardia Civil were involved in theREAD MORE

Sensaciones del Campo a la mesa (“from the field to the table”) is a gastronomic fair that will be held on Friday 30 May in Granadilla’s Plaza González Mena. The event, which is being put on by Granadilla Ayuntamiento, through the Agencia de Empleo y Desarrollo Local, and in collaboration with the Asociación de Empresarios de Granadilla Centro y los Consejos Reguladores del Vino de la isla de Tenerife, is now open to those restaurants, tascas and bodegas in the municipality who wish to take part, so a list of participating establishments will be available in due course.READ MORE

Aemet has forecast high winds tomorrow for Tenerife, and the rest of the Canaries. Gusts of up to 70km/h are predicted, particularly in the medianías and at altitude. A yellow alert has been issued which will be in place until 6am Friday morning.READ MORE

Win a weekend in La Palma, half board in the 4* Hotel H10 Taburiente Playa, with free flights, courtesy of Binter Canarias. Just take a photo that sums up your vision of the future of the Canaries, and upload it with the hasthag #BinterDiadeCanarias to twitter, instagram or THIS Facebook app. The 24 photos chosen for the final of the competition – the judging committee will be a Binter-designed jury – will also receive two cinema tickets. The promotion runs from yesterday to 26 May.READ MORE