Cheggers dies at 60

KEITH Chegwin, the legendary TV presenter, died at the age of 60 on Monday after a long illness, which left his family “heartbroken” and his admirers devastated. A statement from his family said: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away, following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, […]

Hamster fib put Max in spotlight

MAX CLIFFORD, the disgraced PR wizard, who strengthened his international celebrity status following The Sun’s infamous, front-page headline, Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster, died of a cardiac arrest last Sunday. The 74-year-old was serving an eight-year prison sentence in Cambridgeshire for sex attacks on four girls, carried out between 1977 and 1985. Clifford admitted at […]

Tributes to the greats

TRIBUTE bands have become a subculture all of their own, starting off, years ago, as a way for friends to get together and celebrate the music of their favourite bands, by playing their music. They have become an important, and lucrative, part of the rock landscape, with many up-and-coming musicians gaining experience in tribute bands, […]

Just our cup of TEAs!

By Kirk Readings THREE African gymnastic dancers, two dance troupes, circa 20 drummers and a Nathan Swift… welcome to the TEAs does Carnival 2017! It was a show-stopping start, if ever there were such a thing, as the drummers made their way up through centre crowd, and the dancers exited either side of the stage. […]

End of an era as Brucie bows out

SIR BRUCE FORSYTH, the hugely-popular, veteran entertainer and TV presenter, died at the age of 89 last Friday after being ill for some time. The former Strictly Come Dancing presenter, who was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection, passed away surrounded by his loved ones. Next month,  when Strictly launches its […]

Has Julio Iglesias got a secret child?

JULIO Iglesias, one of the best-selling crooners ever, with more than 300 million albums sold worldwide, has a secret son, Javier Sánchez Santos, according to the boy’s lawyer, Fernando Osuna. Javier, now 40, was raised in a working-class district of Valencia by his mother, a Portuguese dancer, claims Javier’s lawyer, Fernando Osuna, who held a […]

Wheels on fire, with Coldplay!

SPECTATORS in a packed Dublin stadium crowd-surfed a wheelchair-bound man to the front of the stage at a Coldplay gig. But they couldn’t believe it when 29-year-old Rob was invited on to the Croke Park stage by frontman Chris Martin. Martin moved  speakers out of the way quickly and pulled Rob’s wheelchair onstage, as the […]

Legends pouring into the Hard Rock Hotel

THE recently-opened Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife has confirmed the music legends who will feature at “Children of the 80’s” for the rest of the year. It’s the hotel’s monthly Eighties’ party, which has already infiltrated the island with its addictive and characteristic “old-school” vibe. Byron Stingily was the last star to grace the open-air stage, […]

Leigh-Hannah’s grand gesture

By Gordon Slayney THE grand final of this year’s Tenerife Loves Karaoke took place last Saturday at Showtime Live, Karting World, Las Americas, and it proved to be a fantastic night. Ten finalists, from various bars across the South of the island, battled it out  to be crowned champion and win 1,000 euros, with a […]

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 […]

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