Updated 10pm: And in the end, weather conditions have won, at least for tonight. Santa Cruz Ayuntamiento has said that events and public activities in the Santa Cruz Carnaval have been cancelled from midnight. Meetings will take place from 7am tomorrow morning to try to ensure the day carnival goes ahead, but obviously the weather will be the determining factor and we will have to wait until the morning to find out about tomorrow. Updated 22 February: Puerto de la Cruz has announced that the town’s carnival events have been cancelled for the whole weekend because of the severe weather warnings from Aemet and theREAD MORE

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento. The annual Las Galletas half marathon (21km) and 10.5 km races will take place on Sunday 5 April. Inscription for this year’s runners is open with participants able to sign up online on the event’s official website HERE – there is also a Facebook page for the event HERE. Registration is at reduced rates for those who sign up before 1 March. The route is outlined in the image below and road restrictions are always in place in the morning of the race for the TF-66, TF-653 and TF-652.READ MORE

Photo: Madame Figaro. They expect British visitors will want to continue coming to Tenerife, and are seeking to protect the tourism sector in these islands from the effects of Brexit, but the strident chorus of “they need us more than we need them” is fading as Tenerife tourism authorities increasingly turn elsewhere to promote the luxury sector. The latest promotion is looking to France with a digital campaign to position Tenerife as an international luxury destination offering golf, gastronomy, “active tourism” with a focus on health and well-being. The campaign is handled by Tenerife Select, a new branding that has been created to promote luxuryREAD MORE

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Adeje’s Easter passion play is full of drama and emotion, and this year’s preparations for the performance on Good Friday, 10 April, are already underway. Although some 300 actors take part each year, by far the majority of performers are residents in the municipality. And again this year, Adeje Ayuntamiento has issued a call for those who would like to be more than a spectator, and to take part in the Pasión. You can register in the Cultural Centre in Adeje between 8am and 10pm, or by phone to 922 756 246. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult whenREAD MORE

It was an utter smash this time last year, and this year it’s back, or rather its sequel is coming! Lion King 2: The Return of Scar will be in Los Cristianos auditorium on Thursday 30 April. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are now available online for €15. This stunning performance brings exotic dance, music, the African savannah, and a hugely famous storyline to Los Cristianos’ auditorium at 7pm on 30 April. Tickets costing €15 are available online HERE, but last time they sold out very very quickly … so be fast!READ MORE

Many locals were wondering last evening about the origins of a strong burning smell in the San Eugenio and Torviscas areas, and this morning Emergency Services have confirmed the cause. They say they were called out around 9.30pm to a fire on wasteland in Calle Finlandia behind the Exit Palace, just off the TF1 in San Eugenio. Bomberos extinguished the fire but sadly, a 69-year-old man was badly burned after the cave in which he was living was caught up in the blaze. He was initially taken to Hospiten Sur but then transferred to Candelaria Hospital where his condition is said to be serious.READ MORE