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GBP/EUR down from 2017 highs

WHILE the week beginning 17th April was expected to be a fairly quiet one in terms of currency news, markets actually opened with a bang after the Easter break. Surprising political developments saw GBP/EUR rocket from 1.1799 euros to 1.1990 euros, its best levels for nearly ten months. Meanwhile, the euro was kept under pressure, […]

Proud Lions ready for centenary celebration

INTERNATIONAL Lions Clubs will have been established for 100 years in June, and they are now operating worldwide in more than 220 countries. All members give their time, support and expertise freely to help the less fortunate and under-privileged. Tenerife Isla Sur Club has been chartered for 32 years, working consistently in its community, wherever […]

Podencos rescued

Accion del Sol news  IT was a very sad day at the refuge last Saturday (15th April), with eight podenco dogs being found abandoned in a cave in Granadilla, and all in appalling condition. They are now safely at the refuge, along with the other 80 podencos that we already have. They do make loving […]

Chocolate treats for kids

RACHEL, from the 1st Los Cristianos Rainbows, Brownies and Lone Guides, visited Granadilla’s “Centro Guaidyl” children and handed over chocolate Easter bunnies and chicks. And chocolate lollies were also given to El Fraile’s “Buena Estrella” on behalf of the girls. These donations were made with the money raised at the “Easter Event”, on 1st April […]

Did you know …?

Cats Welfare news  THERE are many different colours and patterns of cats’ coats, and it can be difficult to choose when adopting. But why does this happen, even within the same litter? A female may mate with many different males when in season. Because each egg is fertilised separately, each kitten can, theoretically, have a […]

Dog of the week – Shaggy !

Live Arico news LOOK at this cutie, rescued at two months old after being thrown into the sea at Los Abrigos; yes, you read that right! He is now a small four-month-old, and needs his own home. For more info, or to arrange a meeting, please call Elaine on 678 015653. Remember, every dog bred […]

Queen honours Helen for 35 years of helping Brits

HELEN Diaz de Arcaya Keating, Tenerife’s British Vice Consul, received her honorary MBE medal at a Santa Cruz ceremony on Tuesday in the Real Casino de Tenerife. British Ambassador Simon Manley (pictured with Helen) presented the award in recognition of her 35-plus years giving help to British citizens on the island. “I am delighted to […]

Corruption and confusion reigns in Rajoy’s PP party

THE Spanish Government’s ruling Popular Party (PP) is again being tainted to the core by corruption, with amazement and confusion leading the responses to the latest scandal to hit the conservative group in Madrid: Operation Lezo. This new “graft” probe, which involves arrests and questionings, is the result of an investigation into alleged fraud, money-laundering […]

Primary schoolkids hitting the airwaves 

YOUNGSTERS from Fañabe’s primary school 6th class recently completed a month-long course in radio, organised by Adeje Council. They learnt about how this medium of communication works, how to understand the messages transmitted and how to create, write and record messages for radio. The schoolkids also had a practical day, visiting the Radio Sur 107.9Fm […]

Car registrations streets ahead now

THE number of vehicle registrations in the South of Tenerife has more than doubled in the last five years. This has been put down to the economy’s improvement in general, and, above all, excellent tourism figures. These have continued to grow in the last few years, generating an increase in the car-rental industry and helping […]

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