Archive for: April, 2013

John Lewis online bonanza

DEPARTMENT store chain John Lewis has cracked the £1bn mark for annual online sales for the first time. It reached the magical milestone one year ahead of schedule, having recently revealed that web sales had risen 41% to £959m in 2012. John Lewis is the latest retailer to highlight the shift towards online shopping. The […]

The One Show Garden

Victoria Stothard has won the BBC and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition to create The One Show Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 9-14 July 2013. The amateur gardener will now be mentored by The One Show gardener, Christine Walkden, and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal-winning designer, Adam Frost, for an action-packed […]

Stuck for space?

I get many emails complaining that ‘wanna be’ gardeners here in Tenerife only have terraces or balconies and we do try and cater for everyone, including our readers in theUK. This week I found a new source of complete inspiration, ideal if you’re stuck for space. In life there are few things that are more […]

Statins the new Viagra?

STATINS, used to control cholesterol, could also prove to be a cheap and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. The pills, costing as little as 40p a day, are already taken by around seven million cholesterol victims inBritainto control cholesterol. And they appear to boost a man’s ability to have sex as well! One in 10 […]

A possible life-saver for blood-pressure patients

A SIMPLE “keyhole” operation, which could effectively cure high blood pressure, is being tested on British patients. The breakthrough treatment could save thousands of lives each year following trials which showed a substantial and permanent reduction in blood pressure, and a decrease in necessary drugs. Doctors hope the technique will eventually end the need for […]

VIP gourmet experience

Why not try a VIP gourmet experience tonight & tomorrow night from 8pm in the Pergola Restaurant in the beautiful 5 star Iberostar Gran Hotel Mirador in Fañabe with their exquisite food & drink evenings. Organised by Iberostar these exclusive 5 star gourmet evenings have become a regular tradition within their hotel group. Here inTenerifethe […]

Jumbo Job At BA

Ever wondered what it takes to get a jumbo jet off the ground? British Airways has created a picture of the iconic aircraft, using a jumbo number of items from the aircraft to show the scale of its operation. From toilet rolls to teaspoons, British Airways loads thousands of individual items on to each jumbo […]

Tenerife favourite with Jet2 travellers

BRITONS will no doubt be booking cheap flights to Tenerife and Majorca with in record numbers this year, as the two islands have been voted the top summer holiday destinations by British holidaymakers. A British travel poll conducted by a leading travel company has revealed the Spanish islands rule the roost when it comes […]

Ryanair extends reserved seating to 8 rows

Ryanair has announced an extension of its reserved seating service, moving from 6 to 8 rows on all aircraft with the addition of rows 32 & 33, which will allow up to 45 passengers per flight to pre-book their preferred seats on 8 reserved rows (1, 2, 5, 15, 16, 17, 32 & 33). Ryanair’s […]

Carens in the family way!

WHEN the new-generation Kia Carens MPV goes on sale in the UK next month, it will be face tough competition in a crowded market. True, the seven-seater is a pleasant looker, with two diesels and one petrol engine available, with an automatic gearbox reserved for the high-powered diesel only. The South Korean company are confident […]

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