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Archive for: March, 2012

Whitehall row over pasties keeps blowing hot and cold

DAVID CAMERON’S Chancellor cannot remember when he last ate a pasty, but the Prime Minister says he is a keen supporter of the Cornish delicacy. The PM entered into the bizarre row, sparked by last week’s Budget, during aDowning Streetpress conference on the Olympics. In contrast to George Osborne, Cameron insisted he had recently bought […]

Petrol comments fuel panic buying

THE Energy Secretary has advised the public to keep their petrol tanks two-thirds full amid fears of a strike by fuel tanker drivers and criticism of the Government’s handling of the issue. His advice comes after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude suggested drivers should fill up any spare jerrycans with petrol and keep them in […]

‘Twitter Vicar’: Reverend spices up sermons

Britain’s first ‘Twitter vicar’ is harnessing the power of social media to spice up sermons in his church, in an attempt reach out to a younger audience. Leading the service at St Paul’s church in jeans, casual shirt and hooded top, the Rev Andrew Alden (@andalden) urges the Somerset congregation to log on to the […]

Snow for the UK?

Britons have been warned to keep their winter woollies close by – as temperatures are set to plunge next week. After the lengthy spell of settled weather across the UK, many have been lulled into a belief of an early summer. “After such a spectacular week of sunshine and warmth, record warmth for the time […]

Florida gunman gets double life sentence

The families of two British tourists gunned down inFloridahave criticised authorities who released their killer from prison the day before the murders. The criticism came as friends of victims James Cooper and James Kouzaris faced their murderer Shawn Tyson in court and called him a coward, saying they hope he suffers “every second of every […]

Mobile roaming charges set to drop by summer

The days of sky-high mobile roaming charges are to come to an end just in time for the summer holidays, following an agreement by policymakers inEurope. The European Commission and European Parliament have reached a preliminary deal which will progressively reduce charges for calls and texts when travelling abroad and impose a cap on data […]

Welcome to Tenerife’s Animal Welfare Room

AKTIONTIER, the huge German charity which sponsors the Accion del Sol dog sanctuary, is openingTenerife’s first ‘Animal Welfare Room’ this morning (Friday) at 10am. The pilot project will take place at the CEIP primary school in Parque de la Reina, where –youngsters will be taught by their teachers about animal welfare. For example, they will […]

Put those Tango dancing shoes on again

VIVIANA and Jason Segade, who form Tango Vivo, areTenerife’s most vibrant, exciting Argentine Tango couple, as their shows demonstrate. And, following the huge success of their initial venture last year, they are staging a second Tango Encuentro, with Monica and Omar Ocampo, who are also renowned Argentine Tango dancers and choreographers. It is a three-day […]

Tyson’s fund stolen from Hospivet Sur

WE have a lovely pit bull cross for rehoming called Tyson, who lost all his hair last year following a skin condition. Despite our best efforts, the recovery was extremely slow, so the people at Hospivet Sur took him in for some pampering. He has been bathed daily, with aloe vera rubbed into his skin […]

Line dancers club together for Lions

SUSAN and Ralph Solomon, San Miguel Lions Club stalwarts, last week received a “wonderful donation” from Club Atlantis Line Dancing Club in Playa de LasAmericas. Lions President Sue and Secretary Ralph were invited to attend a presentation ceremony at a coffee morning by Pauline and Sandra, who run the club. Sue accepted the 485-euro windfall […]

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