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MANCHESTER has been divided by supporters of the city’s two football clubs for more than a century. But Monday’s bombing atrocity united both sides firmly. Evil Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena suicide bomber, killed 22 people and left 119 people injured, some 59 still in hospital.   It has since emerged that his father Ramadan, […]

ARONA Council’s seven-million-euro make-over for the borough, reported in last week’s Canarian Weekly, also includes the main Los Cristianos sports centre, with its 50-metre swimming pool, and several sports courts in various towns. It’s all part of the Council’s #AronaAvanza programme, and the Jesús Domínguez Grillo complex, built in 1984, will be given a comprehensive […]

Karma could settle it

Eurovision 2017 By Robin Elliot IT’S that time of year again! Yes, tomorrow night (Saturday), millions of us will be drinking ourselves into oblivion while seated in front of the telly, commenting on over three hours of mostly-awful songs from countries around Europe and beyond. And we’ll all be asking ourselves: “Why did Graham Norton […]

Macron’s victorious, so what next for the euro?

By Carol Schleisman THE second half of April saw the pound fall from a multi-month best of 1.1990 against the euro, but it hit a succession of new highs against dollar currencies like those of the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. GBP/EUR was trading in the region of 1.16 euros this time last month, […]

Arona’s in fashion

By Sarah Hutchings (The ShowRoom Magazine) FASHIONISTAS of the world take note: one of the largest fashion events ever to take place in the Canaries, the Arona Fashion Festival, will be celebrated in South Tenerife in the coming week. From Wednesday (17th May) to next Saturday (20th), a series of events will take place in […]

Geoff Cotton, RIP

(10-11-1951 to 03-05-2017) IN loving memory of Geoff, who died on Wednesday, 3rd May, and leaves two daughters, Charlotte & Abby, stepson Josh and wife Maxine, together with five beautiful grandchildren and No.6 due in July. He moved to Tenerife with Maxine and Josh after they married in 2003, and felt he had found his […]

Hair-raising hairballs

Cats Welfare news THERE’S nothing quite like the feeling of stepping out of your warm bed onto a cold, squishy, slimy hairball! Perhaps we should feel flattered that our feline companion has left a special gift for us, but, frankly, most of us would rather bond with our cats in another way! Causes When cats […]

K9 Open Day

K9 animal news THE K9 wonder-dogs and cats are so excited! K9 are holding an Open Day on Sunday,14th May from 2-4pm, and they cannot wait to meet you, and show you round and introduce you to all their friends. You’ll also have a chance to talk with our volunteers, buy some goodies, win some […]

Dog of the week – Bruno !

Live Arico news LAST Autumn, we rescued this big pup from the open ground between Amarilla Golf and Costa Silencio, and he is now about seven months old. He is a big, playful lad, and we haven’t been able to find him a home yet, which is a shame because he is a pleasure. Can […]

Columbus ship anchor is ‘found’ in Caribbean

AN anchor, believed to be from one of the ships in the Christopher Columbus fleet, has been unearthed, alongside centuries-old Mallorcan pottery, in the Caribbean. It is estimated to weigh between 1,200-1,500lbs, which indicates it was a “bower” anchor from a 300-ton vessel, that was the typical  size of a ship in his era. Broken […]

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