Elderly brother and sister found dead in Tegueste house they shared

Elderly brother and sister found dead in Tegueste house they shared

In a tragedy with sad echoes of a case only last month in La Laguna, the bodies of an elderly brother and sister were found this evening in the dwelling they shared in Pedro Álvarez, Tegueste. Police say that obviously there will now be an investigation but that initial indications suggest that the pair, both in their 60s, have been dead for a few days, and that there are some reports of psychological problems.   

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

The 36th International Music Festival of the Canaries will be held throughout the islands in January and February 2020. In Tenerife, the concerts will mainly be in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín in Santa Cruz, but also in Teatro Guímera and the Conservatory....

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

Updated 18 September: With reports that Boris Johnson has been given a fortnight by French President Emmanuel Macron and Finnish PM Antti Rinne to come up with specific and workable proposals to replace the backstop for the Irish border, and with Parliament prorogued...

Walk for life 2019

Walk for life 2019

    Preparations have already been long underway for this year’s Walk for Life, which will be held on Sunday 15 December. Last year, a record-breaking pink wave of 5,200 including the mayors of both Arona and Adeje took part, raising €35.500, and this event just keeps...

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

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Tenerife Cabildo confirms intensive work to recover routes lost through Thomas Cook collapse

Tenerife Cabildo confirms intensive work to recover routes lost through Thomas Cook collapse

The Tenerife Cabildo has confirmed that it has succeeded in recuperating nearly a quarter of a million airline seats with the UK, France and the Spanish mainland after the collapse of Thomas Cook. The Cabildo said that the slack has been taken up above all with flights with Jet 2 (mainly Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow) and Wizz Air (Luton). Nationally, Vueling will also add connections to Tenerife and Air Europa has agreed to increase its capacity in Madrid at peak times like Christmas. The Cabildo says that it is also planning more meetings with a range of leading airlines and tour operators including Iberia, Iberia Express, Air Europa and its TTOO Travelbrand, Volotea, Vueling, Air Canada, Easyjet and Jet2, among others.

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

The 36th International Music Festival of the Canaries will be held throughout the islands in January and February 2020. In Tenerife, the concerts will mainly be in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín in Santa Cruz, but also in Teatro Guímera and the Conservatory....

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

Updated 18 September: With reports that Boris Johnson has been given a fortnight by French President Emmanuel Macron and Finnish PM Antti Rinne to come up with specific and workable proposals to replace the backstop for the Irish border, and with Parliament prorogued...

Walk for life 2019

Walk for life 2019

    Preparations have already been long underway for this year’s Walk for Life, which will be held on Sunday 15 December. Last year, a record-breaking pink wave of 5,200 including the mayors of both Arona and Adeje took part, raising €35.500, and this event just keeps...

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

Carnaval 2020

Carnaval 2020

Once again we’re looking ahead to Carnaval, with the poster unveiled tonight for Santa Cruz 2020. It’s this one, designed by Javier Nóbrega, for a carnival based on the theme of the Flirty Fifties (Los Coquetos Años 50). The poster was commissioned this year, rather than put out to public competition, and it even has an animated version HERE!

The full website for the carnival, which takes place between 19 February and 1 March, with all details of events and complete programmes in due course is HERE.

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

The 36th International Music Festival of the Canaries will be held throughout the islands in January and February 2020. In Tenerife, the concerts will mainly be in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín in Santa Cruz, but also in Teatro Guímera and the Conservatory....

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

Updated 18 September: With reports that Boris Johnson has been given a fortnight by French President Emmanuel Macron and Finnish PM Antti Rinne to come up with specific and workable proposals to replace the backstop for the Irish border, and with Parliament prorogued...

Walk for life 2019

Walk for life 2019

    Preparations have already been long underway for this year’s Walk for Life, which will be held on Sunday 15 December. Last year, a record-breaking pink wave of 5,200 including the mayors of both Arona and Adeje took part, raising €35.500, and this event just keeps...

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

Annual help the pardela campaign – what to do if you find a fallen “wacka wacka bird”

Annual help the pardela campaign – what to do if you find a fallen “wacka wacka bird”

 
 

We are most familiar with the Cory’s Shearwaters – the “wacka wacka birds” (see HERE) – in Spring, when their distinctive call is heard as they return south from their winter migration. It’s this time of the year, however, when this endangered species, called the Pardela here in the Canaries, is most at risk, and none are more in peril than the chicks making their first flights and becoming disoriented and, at night, being dazzled by the lights of buildings on the coast.

14681727_10208636243276659_124268125042803015_nEach year there is a campaign to help them, with environmentalists, police, and bomberos often making difficult rescues of birds who quite regularly get stuck in the wire netting used along roads and cliffs to prevent rockfall while trying to take shelter. Some are found more mundanely in balconies and terraces of apartments, or public gardens or walkways, always near the coast, and once they reach the ground they find it difficult to regain the air because being cliff nesting birds they need to launch themselves into flight from elevated points. Moreover, apart from being unable to fly off when they land on the ground, they also then run the extra risk posed by predators.

And so the public is once again requested to keep an eye out for the birds, and if anyone sees one, try to catch it by covering it with a light towel and put it in a cardboard box which has some air holes made in it. Then call the local police or take the bird to the nearest local police station – the local police themselves have made this request so it won’t be taken amiss. The police will then ensure that the birds are handed over to the Tenerife Cabildo’s wildlife rescue centre, La Tahonilla, based in La Laguna, to be checked over for injuries and released in a safe way to continue their winter’s journey north (see the video below).

Apart from the Local Police, the public can call the Guardia Civil on 062 and ask to be put through to Seprona, or the bomberos, who are the ones most frequently involved in rescuing the birds from roadside netting, or one of the phone numbers on the poster, even emergency services on 112 – as the poster shows (click to see full size).

Medio Natural Cabildo de Tenerife@MedioNaturalTF
 

¡ATENCIÓN ! Estamos en campaña 🐦 Un alto número de pardelas, especialmente en noches de luna nueva, pierden el rumbo hacia el mar y caen a tierra siendo incapaces de remontar el vuelo por sí mismas.

Es posible que te puedas encontrar con ellas en jardines, parques, estadios…

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36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

The 36th International Music Festival of the Canaries will be held throughout the islands in January and February 2020. In Tenerife, the concerts will mainly be in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín in Santa Cruz, but also in Teatro Guímera and the Conservatory....

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

Updated 18 September: With reports that Boris Johnson has been given a fortnight by French President Emmanuel Macron and Finnish PM Antti Rinne to come up with specific and workable proposals to replace the backstop for the Irish border, and with Parliament prorogued...

Walk for life 2019

Walk for life 2019

    Preparations have already been long underway for this year’s Walk for Life, which will be held on Sunday 15 December. Last year, a record-breaking pink wave of 5,200 including the mayors of both Arona and Adeje took part, raising €35.500, and this event just keeps...

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

The Addams Family, the musical, in Santa Cruz auditorium for Christmas

The Addams Family, the musical, in Santa Cruz auditorium for Christmas

 
 

Every Christmas there’s one spectacular show or another in the Santa Cruz auditorium, with past performances of Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Sister Act … the list goes on, and this year the roll call will be increased by The Addams Family, with nine shows between Saturday 28 December and the following Saturday 4 January. Tickets starting at €11.50 are now on sale HERE or in the auditorium box office 10am to 7.30pm Mondays to Saturdays. The following video should hopefully give a flavour of this marvellous production.

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

36th International Music Festival of the Canaries

The 36th International Music Festival of the Canaries will be held throughout the islands in January and February 2020. In Tenerife, the concerts will mainly be in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín in Santa Cruz, but also in Teatro Guímera and the Conservatory....

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

The Brexit post: British nationals advised to consider proxy vote in mistrust at postal vote system as fears rise of snap General Election after UK is given 12 days to come up with concrete proposals for a backstop replacement

Updated 18 September: With reports that Boris Johnson has been given a fortnight by French President Emmanuel Macron and Finnish PM Antti Rinne to come up with specific and workable proposals to replace the backstop for the Irish border, and with Parliament prorogued...

Walk for life 2019

Walk for life 2019

    Preparations have already been long underway for this year’s Walk for Life, which will be held on Sunday 15 December. Last year, a record-breaking pink wave of 5,200 including the mayors of both Arona and Adeje took part, raising €35.500, and this event just keeps...

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

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