The 28 kilometre Adeje-Santiago del Teide TF1 extension should be completed by October 2011 if there are no unexpected delays. Moreover, works are proceeding so well that the Armeñime bridge junction should be in operation this December. To avoid confusion, the Armeñime bridge junction is not directly in the town of Armeñime, but further uphill and towards Guía de Isora. This is, therefore, a new and different roundabout junction to the current Atalaya end of the motorway. The upbeat explanation of the new junction and bridge that is currently well advanced in construction was provided earlier today by project engineer Alfonso Hoyos, accompanied by theREAD MORE

Today is the deadline for registering PAYG mobile phones, regardless of network. As posted HERE in early August, the Spanish Interior Ministry, equivalent to the UK’s Home Office, has been urging all users of Pay As You Go mobile phones to register them by 9 November. Any which are not registered by close of business today will be deactivated. Several million PAYG users have still not registered their phones, however, and others left it so late that phone company computers were overwhelmed by the demand, and they were sent away in frustration. Any which are still unregistered tomorrow will be shut off, but users haveREAD MORE

Up to 100 more workers are set to lose their jobs as Puerto de la Cruz hotels Xibana Park and La Paz look about to close. Union sources also say that the company that owned the hotels, Quality Hotels & Resort SL, owed employees wages for September and October, as well as holiday payments. The business went into administration last December, but receivers now say that it is not financially viable. They have applied to the Mercantile Court to cease trading. Unions are in despair over the loss of jobs, and the knock-on effect this will have on tourism in Puerto de la Cruz, asREAD MORE

Mystery surrounds a motor cyclist who was killed around 6pm yesterday evening when his motorbike left the road near the new San Isidro bridge at Los Cardones on the southbound TF1. Trafico officers and police from the main Las Américas station attended the scene in some numbers, but apart from establishing that the bike had a foreign numberplate, have so far been unable to identify its rider, who was not carrying any identity papers. All that is clear at the moment is that he was between 40 and 50 years of age.  El DiaREAD MORE

Policía Local arrested a 53-year-old Briton, identified as J.M., around 3am Friday morning for attempted murder in Santiago del Teide, after the man attacked another tourist with a large knife in the La Hondura tourist complex, apparently for talking to his girlfriend. It seems that all three were staying at the same complex, and that J.M. became jealous and drew a 30cm knife on his imagined rival, trying to stab him. Police say that the attempted murder was foiled thanks to the rapid intervention of a security patrol. After being taken to the local police Comisaría, he was transferred to the Guardia Civil in GuíaREAD MORE

The Environment Councillor of Arona, Antonio Sosa, has announced that El Camison beach has been reopened after further test analysis showed no contamination in the water. The water is now said to be in good condition.  Diario de Avisos Original Post 5 November: Arona Ayuntamiento has closed El Camisón beach because permitted limits of Enterococcus bacteria in the water have been exceeded. The Environment Councillor, Antonio Sosa, closed access to the beach after receiving the results of routine analysis from Sanidad. While the beach is closed, technicians from the water company Canaragua will conduct further tests to check the water regularly. The first results areREAD MORE