Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. Updated 18 November: Another lovely photo of the nearly finished plaza, this one from Elizabeth Roe on Friday, who says “I was passing the square in Playa San Juan today and thought I would take a photo for your site. The barriers are still all up around but today is the first day I’ve passed and seen grass. I don’t know if you can see on the photo but there is some swings also now.” Many thanks to Elizabeth, and it really is looking in good shape now! Updated 11 November: Thanks to Stewart, a great picture of the latest position in PlayaREAD MORE

Photo: Police. Updated 17 November: It’s not certain it’s the same gang, but police are now looking for three hooded assailants who committed armed store robberies in south Tenerife on Thursday in a similar fashion to that carried out in the La Esperanza Hiperdino last Saturday. In this latest rush of robberies, three on the same day, the first was carried out in a 24-hour supermarket in Avda Europa near the waterpark; this was followed by another in the Five Oceans shop in Guía de Isora, and then by another in a Buzanada supermarket. Police say that although in the La Esperanza robbery the car usedREAD MORE

The always popular Circolandia will be back in Tenerife with two Christmas specials this year. The first is in the Teobaldo Power theatre in La Orotava on 9 December, and the second is in the Infanta Leonor Auditorium in Los Cristianos on 30 December. Both performances start at 5pm, and tickets costing €12 can be bought from the sales points on the poster (tickets €15 on the door before performances).READ MORE

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. Updated 16 November: Two events have already been postponed this weekend because of the weather forecast: La Laguna’s Noche en Blanco has been delayed until 1 December, and the Fería Insular de Artesanía Adeje 2018 has been postponed until further notice. The Recinto Ferial, however, is under cover in Santa Cruz, and so the Exposaldo Invierno Winter Bargain Fair 2018 continues as planned. One outdoor event that is going ahead despite the forecast is the biggest rally of the year – the Isle of Tenerife Rally – on Saturday 17 November: there are more details HERE (any problems in getting the rally siteREAD MORE

Updated 15 November: Sadly, the council has postponed the event given the weather forecast for this weekend (see HERE). Original post 8 November: This popular arts and crafts fair has become a tradition that in 2018 is now in its sixth year. This year, the fair is again organized by the Tenerife Cabildo in collaboration with Adeje Ayuntamiento, and will be held in Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina from Friday 16 November to Sunday 18th. Entry is free.READ MORE

Updated 15 November: A 57-year-old man died this morning while diving in Playa San Juan harbour. Emergency services say that they were called out at 11.15am with reports that he had suffered a cardiac arrest while practising his sport and that he was being taken to the quayside by boat. Tragically, however,all resuscitation efforts were to no avail and the man was confirmed dead at the scene. There is an orange alert for very rough seas this coming weekend (see HERE), so please do take extra care in the water or near the coast, and in any case, do be aware that even in summerREAD MORE