Updated 15 February: Sadly, the body of María Isabel Mesa Cabrera has been found. There are no details as of yet of the discovery. Original post 7 February: Police and family of María Isabel Mesa Cabrera are very concerned about her disappearance because she is 87 years old, suffers episodes of confusion, and has been missing since Saturday afternoon in La Zamora, Los Realejos. She is 1.57m tall, grey-haired, and wears glasses. Anyone who has any information is urged to call the police on 062, 091 or 112.  READ MORE

It was enacted in Adeje to great acclaim, and now the street performance of the star-crossed lovers of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, will be performed by Burka Theatre in the centre of Guía de Isora. The setting of the square and the close old streets could hardly be better so this is a performance that deserves to draw crowds. It’s this Saturday, 18 February, at 7.30pm, starting in La Plaza de la Virgen de la Luz, the main church square. To avoid doubt, the performance will be in Spanish.  READ MORE

Thomas Cook has denied reports in some Canarian press that the tour operator is on the verge of stopping services to Tenerife. None the less, the company is clearly considering its position with regard to Spain, and particularly the Canary and Balearic Islands. Reporting its results for the last quarter of 2016, Chief Executive Peter Fankhauser said that Thomas Cook would not be drawn into “chasing volume”, and that 2017’s focus would be on value for money. In this respect, the company is looking very hard at Greece, whose economic situation has resulted in some very cheap offers being available. Croatia and Bulgaria, too, seem toREAD MORE