Dramatic scenes as cliffside road finally caves in

This was the scene in Puerto de la Cruz as part of an already unstable road slipped into the sea.

Experts have been called in to find out the extent of what has been happening in calle Tegueste de Punta Brava.

Read more

Exciting times ahead for Santa Cruz, says Bermúdez

The Mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez says he wants to continue the path of progress made in the capital over the last four years.

He believes that after all the difficulties faced during the economic recession, the city is entering a new and different phase and he is aiming to continue this work.

Read more

Trio in beach rescue

Two adults and a teenager had to be airlifted to safety after a hiking excursion ended in a 1-1-2 emergency call.

The rescue helicopter was called out to the isolated beach of Barranco Seco, in the municipality of Santiago del Teide.

Read more

Courses in organic farming

Various courses in organic farming are taking place in Tegueste.

They are part of the local council’s ongoing commitment to training in this sector of agriculture and also focus on alternative crops.

Read more

The new charter: it’s all rubbish really!

When I first moved to Puerto, I have to say I found the town’s whole approach to rubbish collection quite refreshing, not in the literal sense of course, especially in the summer.

Having coped with three different coloured wheelie bins and assorted containers and a complicated spreads-heet to show which bin goes out on which day, the communal bins in the street seemed such a good [...]

Read more

Warning after patera arrival

The authorities have once again warned that anyone involved in human trafficking will be hunted down and prosecuted.

Illegal immigrants continue to try and get into Spain from Morocco and the most recent arrival in the Canary Islands was a small boat spotted near Fuerteventura.

Read more

Drug smuggling at airport

A man was arrested at the airport in Lanzarote for trying to smuggle 51 grams of cocaine and 92 grams of hashish into the island.

The 38 year old, who was later found to have a criminal record,  aroused the suspicions of airport agents because of his nervy nature.

Read more

CCN Golf del Sur

We recently caught up with Ruth Plummer, president of the San Blas Cultural Centre of Arts and Wellbeing in Golf del Sur. Current mayor Valentín Gonzáles Evora, who is also CCN mayoral candidate in the May 24th elections, has recently appointed her as representative for the Centro Canario (CCN) in Golf del Sur.

Ruth says she feels very honoured to have been asked to represent Golf [...]

Read more

Heart defib saves man’s life

Ambulance staff saved the life of a man who collapsed in the street in La Victoria de Acentejo in the north of Tenerife.

When the emergency services got to the 68-year-old man in the early evening, he was found to be in cardiac arrest.

Read more

Brits would have their own councillor in Arona

Arona would have its own “mini Mayor” to help European residents in English and German if Karen Cochrane Hall is elected on May 24th.

Karen is standing on the CCN ticket and the idea of a “councillor for the Europeans” is a new one which the party believes would prove invaluable.

Read more