Updated 6 August 2019: There were suggestions that a President from the south might make a difference in a few respects, and today, within weeks of the appointment of former Guía de Isora mayor Pedro Martín as President of Tenerife, comes the announcement that it’s now full steam ahead for the completion of the motorway ring road by closing the stretch between Santiago del Teide and El Tanque. The announcement was made at a press conference called by the insular chief along with Roads councillor Enrique Arriaga and the Canarian Government’s public works minister Sebastián Franquis.

The three said that from today they are planning, organizing and informing the public of what will be happening soon, with the priority on clearing technical and bureaucratic obstacles so that works can start at the end of November barring any unexpected problems, and thus utilising existing environmental permits. President Martín said that the plans he had inherited were for a three-lane road, like the chicken run between the Vera de Erques junction and Santiago del Teide, and that he would be working in parallel for a new projectto widen it.

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...

This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 29 August: This weekend has a couple of fiestas in south Tenerife and a couple of very popular cultural events in north Tenerife. For tomorrow until Sunday, there is the Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz and the Pinolere ethnographic village...

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