Puerto de la Cruz will be home to Mueca 2018, its annual international art festival, between 10 and 13 May. The “festival of happiness” fills the town’s streets with art, music, dance, even a fire and water spectacular in the Lago Martiánez. There is a dedicated website HERE, and a Facebook page HERE. Although some specific events are ticketed, Mueca is primarily a free open air art festival, and Puerto de la Cruz itself – the streets, harbour, promenades, squares – will be full of performances and interactive shows … it’s a good time to be in the town!READ MORE

A man has died while working in the Barranco de Badajoz in Güímar.  Emergency services say that they were called out around 9.30am today with reports that the man had fallen around four metres in the barranco while working in a water channel and had rolled down a slope of some 20 metres. Bomberos located the man and managed to carry him to a track where emergency crew could reach him but sadly, these were not able to do anything other than confirm his death from the severity of the injuries he had sustained in the fall. At present there are no confirmed details aboutREAD MORE

Updated 19 April: The weather has been lovely and mild over recent weeks and the last few days particularly, but it is about to change later today as an Atlantic front pushes the warm air back towards the eastern islands and Africa. Meteorologists say we can expect it to be very windy tonight, especially in the north, but that should die away tomorrow. What it will leave behind, however, is rough seas, especially in the south where Aemet has issued a yellow alert for costeros tomorrow, Friday 20. The sea is already very rough around the coast and today the search has resumed for a swimmerREAD MORE

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. Updated 19 April: This weekend starts early, today, with the Festival Jazz Roja 2018 in Los Cristianos until Saturday. Tomorrow, there’s the  XVI Feria del Libro de Adeje 2018 until Sunday, with a “meet the English authors” session on Saturday. Also on Saturday is The Camino del Hermano Pedro – an annual walk from Vilaflor to the saint’s cave near El Médano. And finally, on Sunday night, there’s the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower. Whatever you’re doing this weekend, have a lovely time! Updated 12 April: This weekend sees one of the most popular devotional events in Tenerife take place. On Sunday, 15 April, the annual Rogativa deREAD MORE

Updated 19 April: Icod de los Vinos Ayuntamiento has announced that water supply will be affected from 10pm tonight as Icodemsa works on repairs in the following areas: C/. Los Reyes, C/. El Durazno, C/. Siervo de Dios, C/. Infanta Isabel, C/. Santa Barbara, C/. Antonio Gonzalez Gonzalez, C/. El Sol, C/. Key Muñoz, C/. Julio Arencibia, C/. San Felipe, C/. El Calvario, C/. Los Chorros, C/. San Agustin, C/. Francisco Miranda, C/. La Cruz, C/. Los Coches, Paseo Mencey Icodem, C/. La Asomada, Cn/. El Beco, C/. San Sebastian, C/. Rambla Perez del Cristo, Avda Canarias, C/. Hercules y Derivaciones, C/. Las Angustias, C/. Arcipreste Ossuna, Urb. La Magalona, Avda 25 de Abril, Las Granaderas, Calzada Alzola, Las Barandas, La Hurona, and Parte Baja de Playa San Marcos. Updated 17READ MORE

Updated 19 April: There is no truth in the widely reported claim that 50-year-old Carlos Machín, the night-club owner victim of the shooting, was involved in any way with the Caso Corredor, say his family, who deny that he was due to appear either as witness or imputee in Court next month when the case of organized crime involving social security fraud and corruption is scheduled to be heard. Police have also said that the widely reported double arrest in Madrid last night was not connected with the case. Clearly rumour and counter-rumour are going to swirl in this case which is, in any case, obviouslyREAD MORE