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Archive for: February, 2012

International surfers compete in El Médano

Today, Wednesday, El Médano becomes the venue for the Canaries Windsurf Slalom. El Médano hosts the first race of the circuit which will also visit Gran Canaria andFuerteventura. Marcos González Alonso, Councillor of Sport for Granadilla told Canarian Weekly, “this is the first of three races of a circuit (a speed race between buoys) which […]

Hole-in-one contest is all for a grand cause

GOLFERS on the Amarilla and Adeje courses have chipped in to help supply valuable educational toys and two laptops for special needs children. Their efforts throughout last year raised 1,000 euros for the Perenquen Day Centre in Playa San Juan, via the popular Hole in One competition run by Going Golfing Holidays, a parent company […]

Puppies and ponies in big demand at Accion refuge

ACCION DEL SOL’s next Puppies and Pony Club takes place tomorrow morning (Saturday), from 10am-12.30pm. It is a fun and educational morning, which enables the children to play with the puppies and ride a small pony in a safe environment. The children can also learn basic animal care and welfare, and their parents are welcome […]

Kids get their skates on for a special treat

A GROUP from the Guarydl Children’s Home in Granadilla spent a day at Skateworld in Adeje, on Wednesday, courtesy of the Helping Hands in Tenerife charity. Skateworld owners Rob and Michelle Holt kindly allowed the 10 children to enjoy the skating experience for free. Liz Montague, who runs Helping Hands, said: “It was fantastic and […]

Which? research exposes hefty overseas bank fees

New research by Which? reveals that some banks are charging exorbitant fees for overseas transactions with details of fees often hidden away on providers’ websites or undisclosed on statements. Which? put the country’s seven biggest banks and building societies to the test to see which offers its customers the best deal for transactions abroad. Which? […]

World’s most expensive snowdrop

Mail order plant and seed company Thompson & Morgan has recently acquired the world’s most expensive snowdrop Galanthus woronowii ‘Elizabeth Harrison’. The snowdrop caused a frenzy with more than 30 bidders attempting to buy it, but Thompson & Morgan was successful, bidding a staggering £725! The previous world record price was £360 for Galanthus ‘Green […]

Ice flowers

Fruit and seeds hidden in an Ice Age squirrel’s burrow in Siberian permafrost have been resurrected into a flower by Russian scientists. Using a pioneering experiment, the Sylene stenophylla has become the oldest plant ever to be regrown and it is fertile, producing white flowers and viable seeds. The seeds date back 30,000 to 32,000 […]

Beauty targets the young

IF you think young girls are making an effort to look more mature at a younger age, you’re not mistaken—and beauty manufacturers are ready to help them along. According to new research from Mintel, a substantial 61% of girls aged 9-11 would like to wear more makeup than their parents allow. “Between reality stars like […]

Healthy ‘Apps’

GPs are to “prescribe” smartphone apps to patients to help them manage their own health. The Department of Health says the technology can put patients in charge of their medical records, and help them manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. More than 500 apps were nominated as part of a competition run by […]

Which? finds breakfast cereals are still too high in sugar

Which? has found that the majority of breakfast cereals are too high in sugar and is once again calling on retailers and manufacturers to provide a wider choice of healthier cereals and label them more clearly. The consumer champion compared the nutritional content of the top selling breakfast cereals and their own-brand equivalents, and discovered […]

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