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It’s holiday time again

Have you got that Liberty feeling? ONCE again, summer is here with a vengeance. Temperatures are soaring, and, with the influx of tourists, you have to keep your wits about you at all times when driving. Holiday makers who rent a car may be driving on the opposite side of the road to their home […]

Underwater museum making such a splash

THE underwater Museo Atlántico (Atlantic Museum), in the Lanzarote sea, opened in 10th January to much acclaim, and is now showing 300 sculptures by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It is the first project of its kind in Europe, but it’s not Taylor’s first such scheme. In 2006, he created an underwater sculpture park in […]

UK inflation sends GBP/EUR reeling

HOPES that the Bank of England (BoE) might increase interest rates in the not-too-distant future helped the pound firm against the euro over the first couple of weeks of July. However, recent developments have seen the GBP/EUR exchange rate experience a reversal of fortunes. Since the beginning of the month, GBP/EUR has fallen from highs […]

Wayne needs a home

K9 animal news LITTLE Wayne is a special dog with special needs. He has a spinal condition that requires an operation and, while he waits for this, he needs a quiet and calm foster home where he can have lots of attention and love. He is in pain at times, and, because of this, does […]

A happy podenco!

Accion del Sol news OVER a year ago, this lovely podenco arrived at the refuge with a broken leg. She was extremely thin, and terrified of humans. Our vet operated to repair her leg, and, after she was well enough, we sent her to Germany to one of our refuges with which we collaborate. One […]

Holiday options for cat care

Cats Welfare news SOME people believe that cats are fine for days with a big bowl of food, water, and a litter tray. But water can spill and food spoil, and, by day two, that litter tray will stink. So what do you do? Boarding facilities Many vets, groomers and kennels offer facilities for cats. […]

Dog of the week – Blackie

Live Arico news BLACKIE is a 10-month-old Caniche (Canarian poodle) who was running in the road in Palm Mar. We believe he had been living with a vagrant, but, as he was unchipped and not well cared for, we decided to look for a better home for him. He is a lovely young pup, and […]

Bomberos boost by Scout group

TENERIFE Scout Group enjoyed an excellent fund-raiser at Dylan’s Bar recently, bringing in a total of 690 euros. Adeje’s voluntary fire-fighting force, the Bomberos Voluntarios, received 350 euros at a presentation (pictured), with the remainder going towards group funds. Group Scout leader Steve Leisel said: “We would like to thank everyone involved with raising this […]

Ban this bullfight!

THOUSANDS of people from all over Europe, and as far away as Taiwan and Brazil, have signed a petition to ban a bullfight in the Cadiz area of La Linea. Four representatives of the Campo de Gibraltar anti-bullfighting movement (pictured) delivered the 8,000-plus petition to La Linea Town Hall to demonstrate the growing, global opposition […]

FROZEN IN TIME!

A SHRINKING glacier in Switzerland has revealed two frozen bodies, believed to be of a couple who went missing 75 years ago. Marceline and Francine Moulding disappeared at a height of 2,600m (8,530ft) after going to tend to their cows in the Alps in August 1942. They were farmers, whose seven children never gave up […]

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