British nationals last chance appointments for police registration

British nationals last chance appointments for police registration

If you are a British national living in Tenerife and still not registered as resident in Spain, or are unclear as to the permanent nature of your status, the Spanish authorities have released a batch of appointments specifically for the purpose, which are available through the FOCUS group, the Adeje volunteer lobby group for international residents . Since the appointment slots in the South have already all been allocated, these released appointments are all in Santa Cruz. Anyone who has still not sorted out their legal residence in Spain, and who meets the criteria for registration explained HERE, should email the Focus group at focusadeje@gmail.com, put the words RESIDENCY APPOINTMENT as the subject, explain your specific situation and you will be allocated an appointment. Please note that if you do not speak Spanish you will need to arrange a translator to accompany you to the appointment. We cannot deal with any queries by phone, this is simply to allocate appointments.

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

    Photo: Turismo. It’s now an established annual event in the run up to Christmas that attracts people to La Laguna in their hundreds of thousands, and this year’s Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday 16 November. The previous occasions have been enormous...

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...

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Bank holiday this Saturday 12 October for Día de la Hispanidad

Bank holiday this Saturday 12 October for Día de la Hispanidad

Many shops and offices will be closed this Saturday 12 October for the celebration of Día de la Hispanidad, or Spain Day. The national public holiday commemorates the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus on 12 October 1492, something that has particular significance for Spain because it transformed the still developing modern nation into a global empire which lasted until 1898. To celebrate, many provincial capitals, including Santa Cruz in Tenerife, will hold a military parade, the main one being in Madrid’s Plaza de Colón which is attended by the Royal Family and the most important members of state including the Government and the majority of the Presidents of Spain’s autonomous regions. The full list of national, regional and local public holidays in Tenerife for 2019 is HERE.

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

    Photo: Turismo. It’s now an established annual event in the run up to Christmas that attracts people to La Laguna in their hundreds of thousands, and this year’s Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday 16 November. The previous occasions have been enormous...

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...

Draconids and Orionids – two meteor showers this month

Draconids and Orionids – two meteor showers this month

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Draconids on Tuesday, followed by the Orionids peaking on the 21st but with a very wide window either side. The Draconids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but the Orionids offer more of a show, being the remnants of the tail of Halley’s comet. Like the Draconids, the Orionids can be seen anywhere in the sky even though they technically radiate from the constellation Orion. For a full list of the other meteor showers this year, see HERE.

Source; Janet Anscombe 

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

    Photo: Turismo. It’s now an established annual event in the run up to Christmas that attracts people to La Laguna in their hundreds of thousands, and this year’s Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday 16 November. The previous occasions have been enormous...

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...

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

 
 

Photo: Turismo.

It’s now an established annual event in the run up to Christmas that attracts people to La Laguna in their hundreds of thousands, and this year’s Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday 16 November. The previous occasions have been enormous successes, and this year looks set to be just as brilliant, with a wide range of activities including street theatre, live music in the open air, shops open all night, street stalls, food, drink, church recitals, cultural events in every historic building or museum with tour guides giving different sorts of guided tours at intervals throughout the night – it is a real experience not to be missed.

Things start late afternoon around 5pm or so, with dozens of volunteers on hand to help co-ordinate and inform about all the free activities on offer throughout the town, and advise on everything from security or health concerns to locations and transport. Parking will be very scarce, so the best option will once again be to park in the Santa Cruz intercambiador car park and get the tram – which runs all night for this event with increased services – all the way to La Laguna’s La Trinidad terminus, which is right at the start of the old town and the night’s activities.

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

    Photo: Turismo. It’s now an established annual event in the run up to Christmas that attracts people to La Laguna in their hundreds of thousands, and this year’s Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday 16 November. The previous occasions have been enormous...

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...

Canarian Government ends forest fire alert as Hurricane Lorenzo leaves Azores for Ireland

Canarian Government ends forest fire alert as Hurricane Lorenzo leaves Azores for Ireland

Updated 3 October: As Lorenzo moves away from the Azores towards Ireland, the hurricane’s effect on the Alisios is diminishing and the blast of hot air from the Sahara is again able to be blocked. As a result, the Canarian Government has tonight lifted its forest fire risk alert with cooler weather approaching.

Original post 29 September: Given the hot weather due to Hurricane Lorenzo bypassing the Canaries, the Canarian Government’s Emergencies Board has declared a forest fire risk alert in Tenerife, as well as in El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera and Gran Canaria. As usual it is the three 30s – temperatures above 30º, winds over 30 km/H, and humidity below 30% – that present the main problem. All the usual prohibitions and cautions apply while conditions prevail

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

    Photo: Turismo. It’s now an established annual event in the run up to Christmas that attracts people to La Laguna in their hundreds of thousands, and this year’s Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday 16 November. The previous occasions have been enormous...

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...

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.   

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2019

    Photo: Turismo. It’s now an established annual event in the run up to Christmas that attracts people to La Laguna in their hundreds of thousands, and this year’s Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday 16 November. The previous occasions have been enormous...

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...

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