National Police from the Playa de las Américas Comisaría are seeking several British citizens who gave a Costa Adeje bar doorman such a brutal beating just a few days ago that he has been admitted to hospital. The establishment has not been named at the moment, but it is said to be an Irish bar, and a well-known nightlife landmark in Avenida de Los Pueblos in San Eugenio. This is where O’Reilly’s is, the bar that was in the news a couple of years ago for the death of a young Spanish holidaymaker at the hands of a doorman. It is not confirmed, however, ifREAD MORE

It has been promised for a long time, and recently there has been a furore over its lack of appearance, as posted HERE, but the Palm Mar bus finally goes into operation today. Titsa has announced the route number as 468, which will connect Parque de La Reina, Las Galletas, Guaza, El Fraile, and Palm Mar on working days only, at least at the moment. It will be a happy Christmas present for many in the area who have felt the lack of public transport in the area severely. There will be two routes. The first from Parque de La Reina, will run through Guaza,READ MORE

CajaCanarias is to merge with Caja Navarra (CAN), Caja de Burgos and Sa Nostra. The new group created by the merger will be called Banca Cívica. Each bank will retain its individual legal identity, brands and social activities, but the new corporate entity will become the sixth largest Spanish bank in terms of banking activity, and the fourth largest in terms of solvency, with funds of 3.8 billion Euros. The proposal has been submitted to the Bank of Spain, and a detailed plan of integration will be presented in the second half of January when the initial documents have been examined. Government confirmation should thenREAD MORE

The first phase of the new junction of the TF1 extension at Armeñime will open to traffic at 8am on Monday, 21 December. The opening of this part of the works will mean that traffic coming down the Guía de Isora road will no longer have to go around the roundabout to join the motorway. The road markings are already in place, and traffic wishing to join the TF1 will have a new slip road onto the motorway around 200 metres before the roundabout. Motorway traffic approaching Adeje from the Playa de las Américas direction will still have to use the roundabout for access toREAD MORE

Political party Izquierda Unida Canaria (Canarian United Left) has defined the increase in unemployment in the south of Tenerife as “alarming”, saying that between January and November of this year, it has risen from 19,198 to 23,747, a percentage increase of 23.70%. The southern group of the IUC says the problem is the clear result of a speculative and get-rich-quick economic model without the local governments putting in place joined-up measures necessary for sustainable growth and employment. The Canarian Government also came under attack, with the group accusing it of favouring large and unprofitable infrastructure projects which devour natural resources. Unemployment cannot continue to growREAD MORE

Agreement has finally been reached between Unions and employers. The strike has been called off.  Canarias24Horas Posted 16 December: Titsa and Unions have found enough common ground to enable talks to resume and which could lead to resolving the confict. As a result, the strike is suspended while talks continue, it was announced late last night.  La Opinion Posted 10 December: In a Union meeting held last night, workers voted to extend the Titsa strike to the end of the month. Originally, the strikes were to finish on 18 December, but now they are to be prolonged through the Christmas period. New strike dates betweenREAD MORE