Archive for: April, 2009

Wingate�s record K9 bonanza

After a final count up of every single euro and cent gleaned from a whirlwind of fun events and frolics, Wingate headmaster Chris Green,presented a cheque for 2,794.15 euros to Mrs Elsie Clinton-Leslie, President of K9.The total far exceeded  expectations and was a record-breaking sum raised by the juniors for the charity.  The children really […]

Right old curry-on for Lions Club

Seventy Lions, supporters and friends enjoyed a fantastic menu, with lots of liquid lubrication, and afterwards they were entertained by the all-girl Madhuri Bollywood Dancers in their traditional dress. Lions Club President Prakash and his wife, Jyoti (pictured), stepped out smartly to join in the fun with the dancers.If you want to take part in […]

Live Arico News

Birthday bash LIVE ARICO Animal Protection celebrated nine years of being recognised as an official charity on 10th April with a fabulous birthday party.It was held at Central Station, The Patch, Las Americas, and the flavour was Country and Western.  Revellers turned up in their jeans, checked shirts and stetsons to eat, drink, and line-dance […]

Michael Bonthrone�s lasting tributes

Michael, born in London on 8th December 1956, was best known on the Island since 1995 as a soul/jazz singer. He worked in the sea-excursion tourist sector for many years, after initially arriving on a cross-Atlantic expedition. That venture was cancelled because of damage on the boat, so “Black” Michael, as he became known, decided […]

It�s a bullseye straight away

A record number of teams are taking part this year and altogether, 35 sides will do battle – a 25% increase. Last season saw a thrilling finish with championship, relegation and promotion issues being decided only on the final night of the campaign. This year should see an even more competitive First Division, in which […]

Teide – Tranquilo

Alicia Garcia, a researcher at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient�ficas (CSIC) stated that there is concern among scientists about the situation on the island of Tenerife, due to the activity of Mount Teide and a possible explosive eruption.     Ricardo Melchior said at a press conference that there is no risk of an […]

Spain�s gruesome smoking warning

Britain already carries these gruesome images, which include a pair of diseased lungs, a neck tumour, and a mouth with rotten teeth.Tobacco companies are already obliged to put “Smoking Kills” messages in black and white on cigarette packets sold in Spain, where there is an anti-smoking law.It came into force in January 2006, but Spain […]

Scaling the heights in search of record

They are all over 8,000 metres, all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia – and Edurne Pasaban has already climbed the highest of all, Everest and K2.The 35-year-old, together with her team, is now at the Nepali base camp of the 8,585-metre Mount Kangchenjunga, in the Himalayas, which she hopes to […]

La Camella investment

Headed by the mayor of Arona, plus, councillors of Culture and Social Services, Miguel Angel Mendez Fernandez and Maria Perez Perez, respectively, accompanied by the architect of the work, Francisco Jose Suarez Servando.   The mayor said that "the concept of the center, which has its origins in the demands of the neighbourhood, are much […]

Increase aid for families

These grants have been increased due to the economic situation, as people in local neighbourhoods are suffering. The meeting was attended by head of environment and culture, Antonio Cabrera, and the Mayor of the municipality, Carmen Nieves Gaspar Rivero.     The mayor considered "historic" budgets for projects which were somewhat old, an and out […]

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