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Archive for: September, 2011

Tenerife Entertainment Awards 2011

Words can not express the atmosphere at Castillo San Miguel, which was full to capacity last Sunday, for the Tenerife Entertainment Awards 2011. Some may have thought that changing the venue from Exit 29 would have been detrimental, but no, this definitely was not the case. The audience were in awe from start to finish […]

El Hierro on Yellow alert

GENUINE fears of a volcanic eruption on El Hierro were felt strongly yesterday (Thursday) as on Wednesday 53 people had been evacuated, following increased seismic activity there. They were transferred from their homes in the town of Frontera to a school in Valverde, the island’s capital, on the advice of the Guardia Civil, as a […]

Germans agree bailout

As we go to print German politicians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new rules to extend the powers of the 380bn pounds eurozone bailout fund. The plan, agreed by eurozone leaders on July 21, is to allow money in the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) to be spent on buying small amounts of government […]

Briton loses legs in Cape Town shark attack

A British man has lost his legs in a shark attack after he ignored a warning not to go swimming at a South African beach. The 42-year-old, who has not yet been named, ignored signs at the beach in Cape Town warning against entering the water. Authorities said he was attacked by a great white […]

Plane hijacker held after 40 years on the run

An American murderer who escaped prison and hijacked an airliner while dressed as a priest has been tracked down by police – after more than 40 years on the run. George Wright, 68, was arrested near Lisbon by Portuguese police at the request of the US government. Neighbours said he had a wife and two […]

UK ‘is worst place to live in Europe’

The UK is now officially the worst place to live in Europe, with people getting a “raw deal” on quality of life and high cost of living, a new study has revealed. Comparison website uSwitch said that things were getting so bad that one in 10 people in this country were considering emigrating. France and […]

Man pleads guilty to murder of Jia Ashton

A 21-year-old man has admitted murdering an economics graduate who was battered to death in woodland near where she worked. David Simmonds, of Derby Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to the murder of 25-year-old Jia Ashton. The body of Chinese-born Mrs Ashton was discovered in Sleetmoor Woods, near Somercotes in Derbyshire, […]

Fastjet: Stelios launches rival to EasyJet

EasyJet is considering legal action after being notified that its founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is setting up a rival airline called Fastjet. In a statement EasyJet announced it was told of the new launch, and that it will act to protect its rights. “easyJet plc announces that it has received notice from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou […]

Cosmos launches Goa and Indian Ocean brochure

Cosmos has launched its first ever dedicated Goa and the Indian Ocean brochure November 2011 to October 2012 featuring a range of resort stays, tour and stay, two centres and cruises in Goa, the Maldives, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. The number of spaces to Goa over the winter period has been doubled from both […]

A third of people travel without insurance

RYANAIR, have warned that over a third of passengers are risking huge medical bills if they have an accident or become ill abroad, after a survey of 4,000 passengers found that over a third travel without travel insurance. While half of those surveyed (46%) held annual or multi-trip insurance and one in five (19%) purchased […]

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