The Brexit post: Proxy voting website will help match voters with proxies in their old constituencies

The Brexit post: Proxy voting website will help match voters with proxies in their old constituencies

Updated 10 November: Anyone looking for a proxy to vote next month, and anyone who is prepared to be a proxy for a British national in Europe, can now fill in a simple form, and will be told this coming week if there’s a constituency match … proxy voters must vote in the absent person’s constituency. Please click HERE for more information.

Updated 7 November: The FCO has issued the following statement on exchanging British driving licences.

The special measures put in place by the Spanish Department of Transport for UK nationals to exchange their driving licence have now been extended, so that the deadline to register your request to exchange is now 31 January, although we would advise doing it as soon as you can.

Some other points of clarification that might be useful:

It doesn’t matter if your UK licence is expired or lost. If the licence has expired, you should follow the instructions for ‘renovación’. If lost, follow the instructions for ‘sustitución’.

You can start the process (online or by calling 060) with a NIE, even if you don´t have your green residency document. The first step of the process is essentially asking the Spanish authorities to verify your UK licence. The formal request for exchange is done once you go in for your appointment at the DGT. At that point you will need a valid residency certificate.

If you started the process in October you can now request an appointment at your Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico.

If you started the process in November, or are about to start the process, you can request an appointment at the JPT two days after registering your details. The DGT recommends that you continue using the special measures for UK licence holders.

You can continue to send us direct messages with any specific issues and we will feed your questions back to the DGT.

We will remember them

We will remember them

    Photo: Royal British Legion. Tomorrow, it will be 101 years since the end of WW1, but it is today when church and civil services will be remembering those who died in the Great War, the war known as the war to end all wars. Those years are nothing in terms of...

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

  Even before tomorrow’s marathon in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz has fired the starting pistol … for Christmas 2019-2020. The council says that the town is getting ready for the full Christmas campaign with decorations starting to go up now all ready for the...

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

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We will remember them

We will remember them

 
 

Photo: Royal British Legion.

Tomorrow, it will be 101 years since the end of WW1, but it is today when church and civil services will be remembering those who died in the Great War, the war known as the war to end all wars. Those years are nothing in terms of time, just over a single lifetime, but all those lives lost in that conflict, and not just in the Great War but in WW2 as well, and the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and others, didn’t have their full lifetime. And their loved ones found their own lifetimes changed forever by loss and grief.

Living memories are dwindling as the numbers of those who survived lessen through the passage of time, and the need is therefore all the greater for remembrance. As the poem says, they won’t grow old, as we who are left grow old, but they should have had the chance to grow old. And so at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will indeed remember them.

 
 
We will remember them

We will remember them

    Photo: Royal British Legion. Tomorrow, it will be 101 years since the end of WW1, but it is today when church and civil services will be remembering those who died in the Great War, the war known as the war to end all wars. Those years are nothing in terms of...

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

  Even before tomorrow’s marathon in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz has fired the starting pistol … for Christmas 2019-2020. The council says that the town is getting ready for the full Christmas campaign with decorations starting to go up now all ready for the...

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

PuzzleAtípico invites young performance artists with Aspergers to take part in Living Arts Laboratory and Aspercan drama project

PuzzleAtípico invites young performance artists with Aspergers to take part in Living Arts Laboratory and Aspercan drama project

PuzzleAtípico is a Canarian video and performance group made up of young people with Asperger’s Syndrome, and it’s starting its fourth season now with a call for artists and collectives to participate in a project run by the Aspercan Association and the Tenerife Living Arts Laboratory, and supported by the Teatro Leal de La Laguna.

The project proposes to use various artistic disciplines like theatre, dance, performance and video art to create projects linked to individual and collective identity. Those interested have until 2 December to contact PuzzleAtípico, and there is more information about the terms and conditions, as well as registration, HERE.

We will remember them

We will remember them

    Photo: Royal British Legion. Tomorrow, it will be 101 years since the end of WW1, but it is today when church and civil services will be remembering those who died in the Great War, the war known as the war to end all wars. Those years are nothing in terms of...

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

  Even before tomorrow’s marathon in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz has fired the starting pistol … for Christmas 2019-2020. The council says that the town is getting ready for the full Christmas campaign with decorations starting to go up now all ready for the...

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

Painstaking operation to recover lorry full of diesel which fell into a barranco becoming perched on the edge of a cliff

Painstaking operation to recover lorry full of diesel which fell into a barranco becoming perched on the edge of a cliff

Photo: Gobcan.

The Canarian Government’s Security and Emergencies Board (Dirección General de Seguridad y Emergencias) has had its work cut out to stop an environmental disaster after a tanker lorry full of fuel fell down the Barranco de la Hondura in the Tacoronte area and ended up perched precariously on the edge of a cliff. The accident happened at the end of last month, and a recovery operation has been in the planning for the past couple of weeks not only to retrieve the lorry, but to make arrangements for the 3,000 litres of diesel it had on board.

The Cabildo has published the following video of the operation, which saw a 120m crane in operation at 11.30 this morning overseen by the DGSE with the participation of Protección Civil, Bomberos, Policía Canaria and Policía Local. The fuel was transferred to three tanks that were hoisted by the same crane.

 
We will remember them

We will remember them

    Photo: Royal British Legion. Tomorrow, it will be 101 years since the end of WW1, but it is today when church and civil services will be remembering those who died in the Great War, the war known as the war to end all wars. Those years are nothing in terms of...

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

  Even before tomorrow’s marathon in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz has fired the starting pistol … for Christmas 2019-2020. The council says that the town is getting ready for the full Christmas campaign with decorations starting to go up now all ready for the...

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

 

Even before tomorrow’s marathon in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz has fired the starting pistol … for Christmas 2019-2020. The council says that the town is getting ready for the full Christmas campaign with decorations starting to go up now all ready for the switching on of the Christmas lights on 1 December, just 23 days away! I’ll keep this post updated with all the municipal Christmas programmes throughout Tenerife as and when they’re published by the local Ayuntamientos, as well as any specific public events and, of course, the main Christmas Concert on Christmas evening in Santa Cruz harbour. Countdown starts here, ready or not!

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We will remember them

We will remember them

    Photo: Royal British Legion. Tomorrow, it will be 101 years since the end of WW1, but it is today when church and civil services will be remembering those who died in the Great War, the war known as the war to end all wars. Those years are nothing in terms of...

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

  Even before tomorrow’s marathon in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz has fired the starting pistol … for Christmas 2019-2020. The council says that the town is getting ready for the full Christmas campaign with decorations starting to go up now all ready for the...

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

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