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Archive for: January, 2016

Feel safe, feel clean – with just one call

SAFE Clean does exactly what the company’s name says, from rats, bugs, carpets and furniture … you name it, the operators will sort it out. Safe Clean, the only British company registered with the Sanidad Spanish health and safety authority, will eliminate your problems,  at home or in your place of work. Are those pesky […]

Adeje’s libraries packing them in

THE number of people visiting Adeje’s public libraries is on the increase, with requests for materials from students throughout 2014 rising by 30%, use of study rooms by 74% and requests for local Wi-Fi connections up 375%. Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, the borough councillor responsible for libraries, said: “Since the opening of the Adeje-based Southern […]

Playful Pillo, the perfect pet

Live Arico news SPARE a thought for Pillo, a first-class animal who is still in a refuge, awaiting his big chance of happiness. He weighs about 25 kilos – not that huge, but not a handbag dog, either. He is playful and will chase you around for fun. It breaks our hearts that he is […]

Who wants this special pet?

Accion del Sol News SIX months ago, Protection Civil arrived at our gates with one of the worst cases of animal cruelty and neglect we have ever seen. This gorgeous, 18-month-old German Shepherd had a broken front leg and, even more worryingly, his spine was completely curved. We really didn’t believe he had any chance […]

Love ’em, don’t leave ’em

Cats Welfare news HAVING to re-home our cats is never something we think we may have to do when we add one to our family, and it is always a heart-breaking decision to make. Every month, Cats Welfare receive e-mails and calls from people who need to re-home their cat for one reason or another. […]

Palin joins Trump circus

SARAH Palin, popular ex-governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, is backing Donald Trump’s Republican bid to be US President. Palin, who was John McCain’s running mate in 2008 before they lost to Barack Obama, asked cheering supporters at an Iowa campaign rally: “Are you ready to stump for Trump?” And despite her retirement […]

Quake shakes up a city’s residents

AN early-morning earthquake in the Gibraltar strait, some 48 miles off the small Spanish enclave of Melilla and 100 miles south-east of Malaga, shook residents and damaged buildings on Monday. The 6.3-magnitude tremor, said to be at a 20-mile depth, had its epicentre about 48 miles north-west of Melilla. It occurred at 5.22am local time […]

Beatrix Potter is back in limelight

MUMS and dads, who have regaled their youngsters for years with tales of Beatrix Potter, will be heartened to learn that there’s another one in the pipeline. A story written by Beatrice more than 100 years ago, The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots, will be published for the first time in September. Beatrix, who died in 1943, […]

Golden setback for the Princess

SPAIN’S under-fire Princess Cristina has been stripped of her Barcelona Gold Medal after going on on trial for tax fraud earlier this month. A meeting of the city’s left-wing Council’s Deputy Mayor’s office started the administrative process to remove the city’s top award from the Princess, telling her she should not lay claim to the […]

Export of tomatoes squashed by rivals

CANARIAN tomato exports have nosedived by a stunning 82% in the last 15 years. And the fall in local-tomato exports this Millennium is a real cause for concern. Some 352,000 tons were harvested in 2000, while this figure was down to about 63,000 tons last year. These statistics were presented as the industry marked the […]

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