Archive for: September, 2014

Top Square does it again!

WE held another good fund-raiser last Friday at the Top Square, San Blas, Golf del Sur, with some excellent entertainment on show. Bill and Heather supplied the bear for Guess the Name of the Bear – always a popular sideline. Kel, from the Los Cristianos charity shop, sold some designer clothes, and Dana, from Doggies […]

Stephen storms Starmus!

THE Starmus Festival has been an out-of-this-world, mega-hit this week with lots of memorable talks, legends and images. And few will forget the 45 minutes Stephen Hawking spent in the Magma Centre on Tuesday. For the near 700-strong crowd it was a genuine “I was there” experience. The physicist entered like a rock star with […]

Scottish Yes vote strengthens convictions of the Catalans!

THE Spanish Government has welcomed Scotland’s “No” vote on independence, but Catalans set on breaking away from Spain have pushed ahead defiantly for their own ballot on self-rule. Nationalists in the north-eastern Catalonia region watched the result from Scotland keenly, knowing a “Yes” result there would have fired up their own campaign to hold a […]

Mary’s 100 not out!

TENERIFE resident Mary Mansell celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday (Thursday) – and she’s still going strong Mary, born on 25th September 1914 in Birmingham, has three daughters, Jacquie, Marjorie and Christine. She’s a colourful character, always “very good for her age”, who moved to Tenerife in 1994 at the sprightly age of 80. She has […]

Parrot’s convention … it’s good to talk!

THE world’s biggest Parrot conference is underway in Puerto de la Cruz, and more than 800 experts from 40 countries are there. It is the 8th International Parrot Convention, organised by the Loro Parque foundation. Wolfgang Kiessling, Loro Parque founder and President of that foundation, said: “I believe this to be a a complete success. […]

Challenge to make Adeje Gluten-free

    RAFAEL Dolado García, Adeje Health Councillor, and Dolores Prieto Martín, President of the Tenerife Provincial Celiac Association (ACET), have teamed up to help reduce a serious health issue. They have signed a collaborative covenant to promote a series of activities designed to meet the needs of the borough’s celiacs – people suffering from […]

Farmers given a helping hand

ADEJE Council has given local farmers a lift by repairing 15km of agricultural pathways throughout the borough, including those in Taucho, La Concepción, Tijoco Alto and La Quinta. The work was implemented following local requests for aid in this important sector of the town, Councillor José María Álvarez Acosta said: “We are talking about the […]

New tenner makes its debut

A NEW 10-euro note, released on Tuesday, features a portrait of Europa – inspired by Greek mythology – in the hologram and watermark. As in the first series of banknotes, the authenticity of the new note will be verified easily by touch and sight, through the method of three tests “feel, look and tilt,” according […]

Golfer Chen is queen over here

THE Spanish Ladies Open was a big success last weekend and large crowds enjoyed the golf at Costa Adeje. England’s Trish Johnson shot a stunning first -round 65 to be the early leader, only to fall away over the weekend. Charly Hull was always among the front-runners before finishing fourth, while South African Connie Chen […]

Student killed by white tiger

  A WHITE tiger at Delhi zoo attacked and killed an Indian student, who jumped into his enclosure, say officials and witnesses. An eye-witness said the youngster was leaning over the barricade which was “very low” and may have fallen inside the enclosure. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination and police have […]

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