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Travelling’s easier,  with better buses and more of them

THE Cabildo and Santa Cruz Council, after signing a new contract with Interurbanos de Tenerife Transport (TITSA) on Monday, have announced improvements to guarantee urban bus lines in the island’s capital. The initiative will involve, among others, more buses in eight of the routes, connecting the main station with different areas of the city, starting […]

San Miguel streets paint the town red 

THE old streets of San Miguel de Abona have been decorated with the II Biennial of Contemporary Art Emerging Eve-María Zimmermann (BACOS) 2018. They highlight the different canvases, to reflect on what the celebration of this art exhibition entails for the municipality. Bacos 2018, which is exhibited in several Sanmigueleros cultural spaces, lasts throughout November, […]

Santa Cruz forging ahead with carbon dioxide fight

THE city of Santa Cruz has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 15% since 2015, after making enormous strides in recent years. And the reduction is all down to hard work, as well as the incorporation of photovoltaic panels in municipal offices, and the progressive installation of automatic light sensors in the streets. First […]

75% scam is just the ticket for companies

THE Canarian Government and Ashotel, the islands’ association of hotels, have joined forces to complain of residents not receiving their promised 75% discount for flights and ferry journeys. In a joint statement, they say they have noticed a ticket-price increase for air and sea journeys, since the 75% discount was introduced for residents travelling between […]

Criminals watch out:  Solid security group will keep Adeje safer

A MEETING of the different Canarian security bodies was hosted recently by Adeje Council, along with Government delegate Elena Máñez Rodriguez. Also present were Juan Miguel Arribas, general head of the Guardia Civil in the Canaries, and Eloy Román Rodríguez, Tenerife South’s National Police Commissioner, as well as representatives of Adeje’s Local Police force. The […]

The annual battle to beat female violence

AS in previous years, Adeje Council is organising a range of activities in the lead-up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is always on 25th November. The activities include workshops, short-story competitions among the borough’s secondary school students, events with young people to promote good relationship habits, information tables, the […]

Your voice, your vote!

ON 26th May 2019, European Union (EU) voters and EU citizens may vote in Council (Town Hall) and European Parliament elections in Spain, if they intend to do so. The deadline to confirm your intention to vote in Spain ends on 30th January. And, to be clear, nationals from EU countries living in Spain, and […]

Cannabis-growers are facing the music now!

A GANG of cannabis dealers played classical music to their plants to help them grow, according to Alicante police. Five men of Swedish, German and Spanish nationality, aged between 35 and 55, have been arrested in the towns of Elche, San Miguel de Salinas and Almoradí, after huge plantations in rented homes and warehouses were […]

City’s 10,000 hungry ones are fed, at least

OF the 10,000-plus people staving off their hunger through the Santa Cruz Food Bank (Bancoteide), more than 2,500 children contribute to the number in the municipality And of those youngsters, according to the Municipal Institute of Social Assistance (IMAS) data, 311 are under two years old and 2,197 are aged between three and 15. The […]

Cheers! Booze, sex and tapas will preserve life!

LIFE expectancy is longer in Spain than it is in the UK… but only if the natives follow a golden formula It has been pointed out in several studies, the latest from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, published in The Lancet medical journal. The new research predicts that by 2040, […]

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