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Yellow weather warning

The Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has issued a yellow weather warning for this Thursday, with high temperatures in the south, east and west of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Expected temperatures are set to increase above 34 degrees. The high temperatures will continue into the weekend.

Africa Mercy Hospital Ship in Santa Cruz

THE hospital ship, ‘Africa Mercy’ (Esperanza de África), is currently docked in Santa Cruz for some much-needed maintenance work, and is inviting the public to step onboard and find out more about the work they do. It all started back in 1978, when Don and Deyon Stephens, (while living in Lausanne, Switzerland) had a vision […]

€2m up in smoke

But Cabildo praises the legion of workers who controlled it quickly THE devastating effects of last week’s blaze in the South of Tenerife caused an estimated two million euros worth of damage to agriculture, mountain paths, the pine forest and, especially, irrigation systems. It spanned a vast area of 6,500 hectares – around 32,000 acres […]

Whale corpse washes up at El Cabezo

The massive, partial body of a whale was found recently by swimmers, washed up on the beach at El Cabezo, on the Granadilla coast. The decomposed remains weighed 4,000 kilos and required lifting equipment to load it onto a truck bound for the Environment centre in Arico. As yet, the cause of death is unknown, […]

Cultures meet in Candelaria

‘Diversions’, a programme sponsored by the Obra Social La Caixa, is coming to Candelaria. In collaboration with the Municipality, two new shows are planned on the seafront at Punta Larga, promoting cultural integration. The first, on Saturday August 4th, will feature the Brazilian group Miúda Gafieira and on Sunday August 5th, it’s African music from […]

Plaza de España, Adeje – finalist at world architecture festival

The Plaza de España in Adeje is receiving some much-deserved, world-wide attention, thanks to the fabulous design of Canarian architect Fernando Menis. The plaza, completed in 2010, has been chosen as a finalist in the fifth edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), which will be celebrated in Singapore on October 3rd until 5th this […]

Free health check for your paperwork

Tenerife International Business Centre (TIBC) for over 30 years has been synonymous with providing help and advice for people living in Tenerife. And now, they are expanding, by opening a new office in the San Eugenio Shopping Centre, Adeje; this centrally placed office means that they can better serve both their existing and new clients. […]

Pedrito comes home

PEDRO Rodriguez Ledesma, Tenerife’s most successful footballer of all time and fondly referred to as Pedrito, is making the most of his holidays by spending them here with his family and friends. The Abades born FC Barcelona player, who celebrates his 25th birthday on July 28th, has had a busy time while here, attending a […]

Help for homeowners in Arona

ARONA Mayor Jose Alberto Gonzalez Reveron and Housing Councillor Marta Melo have announced that the period for submitting applications for home renovation grants is open from July 28th until August 21st. In a statement, the officials said, “These grants are part of our social policy to help families in our Municipality during these difficult economic […]

Valle San Lorenzo commercial plans

VALLE San Lorenzo will be the latest Arona town to join the trend in Open Commercial Zones, according to Arona’s Councillor for Economic Development and Employment, Marcos Esquivel Afonso. The Councillor met recently with Valle San Lorenzo entrepreneurs, to promote the idea of joining those commercial areas already established in Las Galletas and Los Cristianos. […]

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