Archive for: May, 2014

THE popular Los Cristianos Market, which attracts thousands of tourists and residents every Sunday, has been closed down. But the owners are extremely confident that they will reopen next weekend. As many as 400 stalls serve up to 6,000 customers, and stall-owners will be stunned by the development. The dramatic closure is the latest twist […]

Tulip tree’s a splash hit!

THE African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata), extravagant in every way, is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful of all flowering varieties. It is grown in tropical climates, is native to Africa, and, as such, is sensitive to cold. And, in the past 20 years, this “king of flowering trees” has become […]

Pin down this Donkey’s Tail!

THE Donkey’s Tail (Sedum morganianum) is a popular and easy-to-grow trailing succulent, with rows of fleshy, dropped-shaped leaves. It has a multitude of names, including “Lamb’s Tail”, “Burro’s Tail”, or Horse’s Tail”, and you might see closely-related Sedum carrying any of these names. The most exceptional examples can be seen in hanging baskets outside a […]

Millican is dressed – to please herself!

LAST Sunday saw the annual BAFTA awards – and one dress in particular caused a lot of media attention. No it wasn’t a Hollywood actress baring all, or a malfunction. It was Sarah Millican’s John Lewis dress, which she also wore at last year’s BAFTAS. Happily, there has been nothing but praise for the comedienne […]


IF you want volume in your hair, the best way to go is with curls … and I’m not talking nightmare perms. There are ways to curl your hair temporarily. In fact, there are many ways to give your hair movement and bounce, even if it’s just for a night out. You can change your […]

Worry for women bingers

BINGE-DRINKING is more harmful than previously thought … especially for women. New research suggests that drinking four glasses of wine in a short time can cause bugs to leak from the gut, increasing levels of toxins in the blood. The findings are especially alarming in Britain, where one adult in four is a binge drinker […]

Call to ban ‘outlets’

FERNANDO Plasencia, President of the Association of Small and Medium Businesses (Apymevo) in La Orotava, has hit out at the “ethically wrong” manner in which illegal restaurants and bars, or guachinches, are operating. His criticism comes just a couple of weeks after Tenerife Cabildo waded into the long- running row. Plasencia, who is bidding to […]

Gastro Canarias has right recipe!

The I Canary Islands Gastronomy Fair ends tonight (Friday) after a successful first few days. It opened on Wednesday at the Trade Fairs Centre in Santa Cruz. The popular event is divided into two complementary sections: firstly, the exhibition area with 50 stands, which showcase local produce and wines, and also the 10th edition of […]

Death of a legend!

THE death of Sir Jack Brabham, the only man to win the Formula 1 World Championship in a car he designed, will be mourned of Formula 1. The popular Australian passed away on Monday morning at the age of 84 at his home on The Gold Coast. John Arthur Brabham, known to all as Jack, […]

Superstar Ayoze off to Newcastle!

And Tenerife’s promotion dream looks over CD Tenerife 0 Cordoba 1 A FOURTH straight 1-0 defeat has surely signalled the end of a promotion charge for CD Tenerife. And with news this week that star striker Ayoze Perez isjoining Newcastle for two million euros, it seems that thoughts are already turning towards next season. Tenerife […]

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