Archive for: October, 2010

Clowning around for such a good cause

Supporters included Germans, Spanish and an ever-increasing following from the English community, who all joined in the fun and games at the Accion Del Sol centre in Granadilla. There were clowns, a puppet show,  fun dog races, horse-riding, buggy rides, a German beer garden (extremely popular), plus a barbecue, entertainment by Adrian Townley, a fortune-teller, […]

Live Arico Update

Refuge opening hoursWe are open Tuesday to Sunday, from 2-5pm. Outside of these times, you must make an appointment with Eugenio to facilitate smooth running of the refuge. We are situated in Atogo, directly up from the airport, next door to the Ostrich Farm.Our thanks to …All the bars in the Funchal area, where we […]

Palms A�s nail sorry Hammers

Arch-rivals Palms Bar A have suffered a few Hammers setbacks over the years but they gained sweet revenge, and a comfortable 7-3 win that should end any hopes the Hammers had of retaining their Oasis Fm League title.It had started well for the Hammers. A large slice of luck gave Jambo a 7baller over Johnny, […]

Some like it hot!

MARILYN MONROE would have been proud of her namesake’s darts team as they gave an almost Oscar-winning performance on Friday night. The John Lowe Cup – a team handicap competition – saw the Division 2 strugglers matched against high-flying Bar 180 A from Division 1 in the preliminary round.And, with a 340 point head-start, they […]

Fans revolt has mixed reaction

WHICH are you: Glass half-empty or glass  half-full? I’m not going to go all Freud on you, but this was one of those games where you could see both arguments.Going into the match, this looked a banker win for Tenerife, and after half-an-hour it seemed like that would be the case. But this was another […]

Spoof caf� just so hard

The budget caf�, called Gordon Ramsay’s Cocktail Lounge Bar and Restaurant, offers cheap fast-food meals, and beer for just one euro. And it’s pulling in the punters.It is hardly the Michelin-starred restaurant for which Ramsey is usually associated, and the foul-mouthed chef is biting back, instructing his lawyers to taken action. He became aware of the […]

Chain-gang protest by

Time and again, the head teacher of the Ceip Aponte school in Alcala, has asked for a replacement to cover the regular teacher, who is on sick leave following an operation.They have tried various ways of contacting the school authorities, by  phone, post and email, but every time told there was no money available.The children […]

Loro Parque arrivals

The mother feeds and cares for the smaller one while the second is looked after by the park’s veterinary team to ensure their welfare and growth until it reaches the necessary stage of independence. That meant one of the keepers at the park acting as mum to the other twin, looking after it at an […]

No buts, the smoking

The Health Commission in Congress voted on Wednesday to approve the tougher anti-smoking legislation, which has gone straight to the Senate. The main thrust is the forbidding of smoking in all closed public spaces (bars, cafes and restaurants), on inside patios and outside hospitals, and in children’s parks,  The only closed spaces where smoking is […]

Rubalcaba is PM�s right-hand man now

Interior Minister Alfredo P�rez Rubalcaba replaced Mar�a Teresa Fern�ndez de la Vega as Deputy PM, while she is understood to have been given a position in the Council of State.Valeriano G�mez, the UGT Trade Union member, becomes Labour Minister in place of Celestino Corbacho. It appears that the appointment is designed to ensure the unions […]

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