Photo: RFB Ballet de Moscú. There is a real treat in store for those who love a Christmas ballet because the RFB Ballet de Moscú is returning to Tenerife with its much loved Nutcracker next Monday, 2 December. The performance starts at 9pm and tickets costing €45 are available online HERE: some tickets will also be available at the door from two hours before the start of the performance. The following video will give a flavour of what this wonderful ballet is like.READ MORE

Updated 26 November: Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento says that the Acantilado de Sabores 2019 event has been brought forward a day so as not to coincide with the local rally. The Tapas y Vinos evening will now be held on Friday 6 December. Original post 19 November: Santiago del Teide has announced that this year’s Acantilado de Sabores will be held on Saturday 7 December at Playa La Arena between 7pm and midnight. Again, the focus will be very much on local wines and tapas for some lovely traditional pre-Christmas Canarian produce.READ MORE

With the eighth Canarian domestic violence killing taking place in San Isidro early this morning, please do be aware that the law defines it as any act of physical or psychological violence, including attacks against sexual freedom, threats, humiliation, coercion, sexual abuse, or deprivation of liberty: violencia de genero does not have to be physical to be classified as domestic abuse. Spain has a terrible record, and it is overwhelmingly men who are killing women in their own homes, men whom these women should have been able to trust. The Canaries have seen eight women lose their lives this year to the men they lived with: nationally there haveREAD MORE

Another patera has arrived in Tenerife. Emergency services say that one carrying 28 occupants was seen off the Granadilla coast earlier today. None of the occupants required medical assistance and they are now in due process in care of the Guardia Civil.READ MORE

There is outrage, anger, despair and grief today in Tenerife as yet another woman becomes a victim to a fatal domestic attack by her partner. The latest victim of this senseless violence is Sara, a 26-year-old San Isidro woman. She called 112 in the early hours after her 29-year-old partner named as Jaime had stabbed her in the neck but she had been wounded too severely and died from her injuries in the medical centre where she had been taken for help. Yet again the authorities throughout the island are united in their condemnation of this plague of male violence – and yes, there areREAD MORE

Updated 25 November: They said second half of November and they are as good as their word. Works have started today to complete Tenerife’s motorway ring road with a budget of €240m; the Canarian Government says that it hopes to have the works completed well within its maximum timescale of four years. The first stage, now underway, is the preparation of the ground to create access for the heavy machinery which will be needed to excavate the Erjos tunnel, set to be the longest in the Canaries. Updated 1 October: Works on the final stage of the motorway ring road will start in the secondREAD MORE