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GBP/EUR slides to 2018 worst levels, as Brexit jitters pile on!

THE pound’s August tumble versus the euro could be set to continue, as fresh comments from high-ranking officials, both in the UK and EU, keep alive fears of a possible “no-deal” Brexit. Over the past fortnight, GBP/EUR has seen significant losses, tumbling from 1.12 euros to 1.10. EUR/GBP, on the other hand, has climbed to […]

Stars in their eyes!

TENERIFE astronomers Aleksandra Blaszczyk and Charles Westphal are convinced they can bring the stars, moon and sun closer to people on earth, via an enormous telescope. They are sure the optical instrument being constructed will be on a par with the world’s biggest, in La Palma and will even impress fellow-astronomers. But theirs will be […]

Titsa flies the flag!

Accion del Sol news TITSA, our bus company, here in Tenerife, is helping us to spread the word: do not abandon your dog, and please adopt, don’t buy. Thank you, Titsa, for helping us to promote our cause. With more than 220 dogs in our care, it’s so important that we try to find loving […]

A ‘star-studded’ evening!

Cats Welfare news CATS Welfare will be holding a unique event at Harvey’s Bar, Los Cristianos, next Saturday (8th September) at 6pm, to raise much-needed funds for the charity. The evening will be based on the popular TV series Stars In Their Eyes, and entrants will have to look, and sound, as much like their […]

Music scouts may soon have DJ Luke in mind

LUKE Maynard has been a role model for the 1st Tenerife Scout Group since its inception, more than four years ago. So much so that he is now a young leader, and helps his seniors, whenever and wherever necessary. But there is another side to 15-year-old Luke, because he is also a budding DJ, song-writer […]

Meet Hector

Live Arico news HECTOR is a young man of around 6-8 months. He is a Labrador-cross, and has found himself homeless for that timeless reason of not remaining tiny and fluffy. He is sweet and friendly, has lots of energy, and would be the perfect companion for someone with an active life. If you would […]

Police knew thieves, who were at it again

THE National Police have detained two men, known to them as criminals, and have charged them with breaking and entering, as well as robbery The men entered a home in the Lanzarote capital of Arrecife on 20th August, where a couple were asleep in another room. They helped themselves to a television, jewellery, money, a […]

Collector had stuffed heads

SPANISH police are investigating a person, whose collection of stuffed animals included the heads of bears, wolves, lynx and buffalo, as well as the entire bodies of a leopard and a puma. The haul also included an endangered Hawksbill turtle, four elephant tusks and carved-ivory figures, found at an address in Sevilla, southern Spain. The […]

El Hierro’s hit by mini-quake

THE National Geographic Institute (ING ) registered a mini-quake on El Hierro, in the Frontera municipality. The small tremor occurred at 2.04am on Wednesday, and registered 2.5 on the Richter scale, at a depth of 15km. It added to the several mini-tremors registered by ING around the island over the past month. Happily, all the […]

Keen-eyed walker saw a broken drone at sea

A SHARP-EYED passer-by, who spotted what seemed to be the remains of a small plane’s fuselage, floating in the sea at El Ricon, Las Palmas, called the emergency services. As a result, the Guardia Civil, Local Police and Red Cross, as well as the Coastguard, were all sent to the area on Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, an […]

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