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WE would like to ask our friends and supporters to help us out in the run-up to Christmas. We have 222 dogs, one small pony and a donkey at the refuge, and, with your help, would like to give everyone of them a Christmas present, to make them feel special and loved. We are asking […]

Cat facts galore

Cats Welfare news DID you know that cats are one of, if not the, most popular pet in the world? There are, globally, over 500 million domestic cats. They conserve their energy by sleeping for an average of 13-14 hours a day, and have teeth and flexible bodies, designed for hunting small animals such as […]

Dog of the week – Puppy

Live Arico news PUPPY is a year-old, little guy of really good character; he is simply adorable. Through no fault of his own, he finds himself up for adoption, and we would like to make sure that, this time, he is for keeps. Can you give Puppy a loving home? Call Sue on 629 388102 […]

Ritmania plans to tap into a record

IF you hear a strange sound, this Sunday morning, coming from The Beer Trap restaurant at the golf club on Golf del Sur, don’t worry! It’ll be the dancers from the Ritmania Fame Academy, taking part in a Tapathon to raise money for BBC Children In Need, in collaboration with “The Performers Project”. They’ll be […]

Animal-shelter leader who killed thousands

THE former president of a Costa del Sol animal shelter is set to become the first person ever to be jailed for animal cruelty in Spain. A Malaga judge has ordered Carmen Marin, who previously ran  the municipal cat and dog sanctuary in Torremolinos, to be imprisoned before the weekend. The landmark decision comes three […]

Shark species that can be a real angel

THE waters around the Canary Islands are home to many mammals and fish, which are known to us. But an unfamiliar specimen is the Angel Shark. True, those who dive and snorkel around the coast might have had the pleasure of spotting one because they generally come into shallower waters for breeding refuge, and to […]

We’re backing campaign against domestic violence

ADEJE’S Department of Equality Politics has added its support to the Canarian Equality Institute campaign to counter domestic and gender violence. The campaign slogan is, “If you don’t think like him, REACT. Pick equality”, with the aim of reinforcing relationships built on equality and mutual respect between men and women. It also underlines the reality […]

A special playground for disabled children

ARONA Council is planning to build a playground, geared towards children with disabilities, especially. The park, enclosed with coloured railings, will be built in Avenida Las Americas, known to many as the Golden Mile. It has an estimated budget of 235,000 euros, and is expected to be completed within three months. The area will be […]

Atlantic claims yet another life

EMERGENCY services, trawling the Arucas coastline on the north side of Gran Canaria on Monday, found the body of a fisherman who had been reported missing since the weekend. The call was made at around 5pm on Saturday, claiming that a man a fallen into the sea after being knocked over by a huge wave. […]

Mighty Barcelona protest demands leaders’ freedom

AS many as 750,000 people took part in last Saturday’s mammoth protest in Barcelona, demanding the release of the politicians and pro-independence association leaders. They are being held in pre-trial custody over Catalonia’s secessionist drive. And family members of the ousted Catalan Government ministers, together with the ANC and Òmnium association leaders, read letters and […]

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