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CAROL Chappell, whose Cancer Bus campaign “K M Solidario” received tremendous support from people all over the South, is now increasing the popular, daily service to Candelaria hospital. She launched the campaign over two years ago when she realised the plight of those who could not afford to use public transport to the North every […]

Rajoy’s backing UK to remain in the EU

MARIANO Rajoy, acting Spanish Prime Minister at least until the outcome of December’s General Election has been settled, is backing the agreement to which UK premier David Cameron  accepted. The pact, at the weekend’s European Council meeting in Brussels, included the UK’s place in the European Union, ahead of a referendum in the country on […]

Volatility won’t disappear

FOLLOWING last Friday’s announcement that the date of the EU In/Out Referendum will be 23rd June, the pound took a substantial hit, with its biggest loss in 11 months. Then, hot on the heels, came London Mayor Boris Johnson’s announcement that he would be supporting the “Out” Campaign, which saw the pound falling to a […]

Day-old pups dumped

Accion del Sol news FOUR tiny puppies, just one day old, were found dumped, callously, in a plastic bag in the street. They were brought to the refuge by Protection Civil, and we have started bottle-feeding them every few hours, day and night. Happily, some of our young schoolchildren, at the refuge for our educational […]

Peter’s perfect present

Cats Welfare news THANKS to your donations, and what we raise from our Charity shop, we are able to say Yes to the numerous requests for help we receive daily. And we have recently received a 408-euro cheque to help with our work. Nick Krotke, new auctioneer at Los Abrigos Auction Rooms, and Peter Martinelli […]

Meningitis B vaccine supplies not so vital

THE imbalance between supply and demand for the vaccine to counteract meningitis B has caused real problems among parents in the Canary Islands, leading to fear. But according to the Canarian Society of Paediatrics, it is unwarranted fear because reports of meningitis B in Spain is extremely low. In fact, the trend is downward. The […]

Who’s rattled their cage?

PLANS to establish a colony of venomous, timber rattlesnakes on an island in Massachusetts have sparked fear among residents. The endangered snakes would inhabit Mount Zion, a 1,400 acre island in the Quabbin Reservoir, some 65 miles from Boston. But rattlesnakes can swim, and people have expressed concerns that the island is connected to the […]

Island’s frozen assets

LAST week’s heavy snowfall is still causing problems at La Palma’s Roque de los Muchachos observatory, and work has been suspended because the telescopes remain frozen. Although temperatures have risen, and, of course, it is no longer snowing, the island has not exactly been bathed in sunshine, so the instruments will still be out of […]

Apple won’t bow to FBI demands

MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates feels the row between Apple and the FBI over access to a dead murderer’s phone should start a debate about US Government requests for data. The Gates company, which supplies the technology for Apple appliances, has refused FBI demands to unlock the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, who, with his wife, […]

Madrid crawls as cabbies march in

TAXI drivers from all over Spain descended on Madrid last Thursday in protest at plans to liberalise the transport sector for passengers. Some 2,000 drivers and their relatives – 5,000 people in all, according to organisers – marched to the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) headquarters in downtown Madrid. Spanish Taxi Federation Fedetaxi, which […]

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