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Archive for: October, 2014

Dreaming of a hippie lifestyle

OLD hippies never die. They just become rich and buy a camper van. Funnily enough, when people think of hippies, camper vans are one thing they associate with them, together with flower power, free love … and John Lennon. These are indelible images of the Sixties which are forever engraved on the hearts of My […]

Fun day for all the family

Accion del Sol news OUR next event, Aktiontier’s Fitness Sunday, takes place on 16th November at 9am at the refuge, You will have fun, exercise, help the dogs and meet nice people, and the event is for children and adults alike. We start with a  Zumba lesson, then a kick-boxing lesson (for children) followed by […]

Lions find a sunny spot

SAN Miguel Lions Club members enjoyed a stroke of luck with their first Charity event of the organisation’s new year. The Sixties bash was set for Sunday 19th October but, as the rain poured down by the Coral Bar venue in Costa del Silencio, Secretary Ralph Solomon and bar-owner Colin agreed to take a chance […]

 Weekend of remembrance

ADEJE council have been preparing the town cemetery for All Saints and All Souls day – Tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday. As well as maintaining the grounds in good condition, this year there have also been improvements in the garden and common access zones. Esther Rivero Vargas, the councillor responsible, said: “These are important dates when […]

Rajoy’s public apology for PP corruption slurs

A MAJOR new bid-rigging revelation this week has shamed Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy into saying sorry for the corruption scandals affecting his party. On Tuesday in the Senate, he told MPs: “I apologise in the name of the PP to all Spaniards for having given positions of responsibility to individuals who were not fit […]

Jailed – paedophile snared in Tenerife

A BRITISH paedophile, discovered living in the Oasis del Sur area of Los Cristianos, has been jailed for eight years for historical sex offences. Philip Gordon Knowles, from Merseyside, branded a “dangerous and determined sex offender” by police, was extradited back to Britain and put behind bars after being found guilty by jury of abusing […]

Winter fuel payments for ex-pats

TENERIFE, as we all know, abounds with rumours and scaremongers, but it’s always easy to sort out fiction from fact. Recently there have been some scare stories on social media which have claimed as fact that ex-pats in Tenerife are not entitled to claim the Winter Fuel Payment. The Canarian Weekly can assure you that […]

Earth Wind & Fire here!

THE Earth Wind & Fire Experience, with Al McKay, are performing in concert on Tuesday (4th Nov) at the Magma Congress Suite in Las Americas. Promoters Tenerife Concerts consider this musical extravaganza to be the biggest to hit Tenerife this year. The band, led by founder Al Mackay ,have been touring the big capitals of […]

Miss Sur sails home

THE Miss Sur contest, held over for a week through bad weather, filled Adeje’s Plaza de España last Friday and was held as part of the town’s annual Patronal Festival. The winner, to the delight of many, was Judith Miguélez, an 18-year-old representing Adeje Council. Ladies of honour were Lorena Medina, representing Flipper Uno, and […]

British troops wave goodbye to Bastion

THE last UK combat forces in Camp Bastion began their withdrawal in the early hours of Monday morning. The Afghanistan camp, once the main base in Helmand for thousands of troops, was left occupied by just a few hundred UK soldiers and US marines. The carefully-rehearsed manoeuvre had taken months to plan and, as British […]

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