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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT! Style

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NOW IN Improving air connectivity is going to be a LA OROTAVA

MUSEOS DE TENERIFE major priority for Tenerife Cabildo.

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EW president, Carlos Alonso says work which has been carried out over the last year is beginning to bear fruit and thanks to Tourism of Tenerife, 36 new direct routes have been created. The strides forward have also included new two bases for Norwegian and Vueling and more than one million additional places.

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On October 29th, there will be another major milestone in connectivity with the first scheduled flight from Africa to Tenerife. The airline Royal Air Maroc will debut a new route from Casablanca to the island three times a week. This direct flight will also connect with 26 other African destinations.

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Oil: new war of words

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war of words has broken out which is adding even more fuel to the ferocious Canary oil exploration debate. As the 45 days of public consultation comes to an end, Repsol has been accused of “deficiencies and irregularities” in its environmental impact report which runs to 1,000 pages.

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Anti-oil campaigners have also turned their fury on the Spanish Government, saying it is “cheating” to get its own way over test drilling off the coast of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. It is claimed data was left out of the report because it was not favourable and that anyone who objects is being ridiculed or disrespected. Repsol has hit back, dismissing all the allegations and “lamenting” what is describes as the lack of calm and constructive debate from some of the main institutions in the archipelago. Meantime, president of the Canary Government, Paulino Rivero insists the fight goes on and that oil and tourism will never ever mix. “It is like oil and water,” he said. Last week, there was measured discussion over the application when a seminar involving various experts took place in Tenerife but even then, there was no agreement. Some concluded that oil exploration would end severe unemployment whilst others contended that Repsol’s estimation of 5,000 jobs would be either specialist ones or come from the outside. They put the number of opportunities at a few hundred. Continued on page 2

Sr. Alonso said they were intensifying efforts to improve connections with other places such as Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Guinea Ecuatorial “because we want to turn Tenerife into a hub for West Africa.” The airline Norwegian takes up base in the south airport from October and will connect the island with a total of 16 European destinations. There will be a total of 170,000 new air seats and 1,600 jobs, direct and indirect. The economic impact is estimated at 29 million euros in the first year of operation. Sr. Alonso said they would also work to consolidate traditional markets as well as opening new ones. This will include countries in the east and the United States which the Cabildo still believes has enormous potential. Tenerife wants to retain its leadership in the key markets of UK, Spain, Germany, France and Russia and strengthen its presence in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Israel and the Baltics. India, Georgia, Kazakhstan , Uzbekistan and China will all be targeted.

Busy winter

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ENERIFE is still anticipating a winter of increased tourism, even though numbers for the first eight months are currently down one per cent.

From Januar y to August, the island has attracted 3,265,126 tourists, with foreign visitors up 0.4% but Spanish holiday-makers are down 5.2%. August saw increases in the British market (up 8.8%), French (16.1%), Russians (7.6%), Eastern Europe (1.6%), Ireland (19.6%), Nordic (11.7%) and German (0.2%). There were decreases in the Italian market (-25.5%), Dutch (-23.3%), Belgium (-21.4%), Austria (-4.8%) and Swiss (9.6%). Five star accommodation continues to thrive, with overnight stays up 22% so far. Increased air connectivity is expected to bring a winter boost. The north of the island is also continuing to increase in popularity.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

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CANARY ISLANDS NEWS

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BUSINESS NEWS

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OUR COLUMNISTS

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LOOKOUT: PUERTO PREPARES FOR: “NOCHE EN BLANCO”

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TV GUIDE

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EATING OUT & ABOUTA

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PET’S WORLD

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STYLE: A LOOK AROUND PALM MAR

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HEALTH MATTERS

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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CLASSIFIEDS

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A-Z SERVICES

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CONTACTS

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Oil: new war of words Continued from page 1: It was also suggested that the Canary Islands could benefit as a result of a tax for taking the risk of an oil spill but other scientists said there was no chance of an accident with the type of drilling anticipated. Another school of thought is that there is only a 20% chance of striking oil or gas so the best way to end the debate (or start it again) was for testing to go-ahead. During the 45 days of consultation, more than 2,600 objections were received but oil supporters say this is “nothing” when compared with the population of the Canaries. Repsol, however, has been accused of “not telling the full story” in its report and dedicating only three pages to tourism.

Green group, Ben Magec is one of the organisations which wants the report frozen but Repsol has hit back, describing it as the single most comprehensive document ever produced in the Canaries, having involved more than 100 experts over eleven months. The company says it is totally false that there have omissions and that in an event, interested parties had the chance to ask for more information. They allege that some of the institutions asked to comment didn’t even repond. Sr. Rivero says there is no chance whatsoever of co-existence between oil and tourism and warned again of the potential damage of an oil spill and that nothing else mattered over and above protecting and promoting the environment.

WORK SOON?

Restart dates for island’s hospitals

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OPES have once again been raised that work will restart very shortly on Tenerife’s north and south hospitals.

Vice-president of Tenerife Cabildo, Aurelio Abreu said it was anticipated that the emergency department at the north hospital would commence in the first few months of 2014. Construction on the stalled south hospital is likely to start again in a matter of weeks. Sr. Abreu said they were currently in talks with the Ministry of Health for the Canary Islands to get the north emergency hospital up and

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running early in the new year so that 50 chronically ill people currently in La Candelaria and the University hospital can have their beds in the north. Regarding the south hospital, an agreement had been signed with the Canar y Government to adapt the shell of the building. The vice-president said the aim was to provide a decent and more dignified public health service for the island.

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ALONSO PLEDGE

Cabildo team “committed to the people”

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HE new president of Tenerife Cabildo, Carlos Alonso has started his new era of open government where people come first.

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The newly-inaugurated president last week unveiled his new organisation which, he said, was totally committed to working for the people. He has decided to continue with his commitment as head of tourism on the island and is also

assuming the role of looking after finance. Víctor Pérez will take responsibility for mobility and communication technology whilst Efrain Medina becomes economic vicepresident amongst other duties. Sr. Alonso announced a new cycle for finance and

said every effort would be made to adhere to the Adjustman Plan which this year had made significant progress in reducing debt. In this new plan, they would try to create jobs and develop the investment plan, which together with social welfare and social action, would be the star projects over the coming year. Current Titsa bus company manager, Juan Carlos Pérez

Frías becomes general coordinator of this area. Praising his skills, Sr. Alonso said he had extensive experience in finance and administrative management whose work had been brilliant. Open government is one of the pledges, together with employment, culture, sport, education, a more transparent government, services for people and a better life for all.


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WOMAN DIES

Shock at fatal accident

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HE Russian community is to have its own church in Adeje.

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The tragedy caused widespread shock and distress and the driver had to be taken to hospital as he was suffering from an anxiety attack. The accident happened with the municipality of La Laguna at around 8.30am near the access to the TF-5 north highway towards Puerto

The local council has agreed to the sale of a plot of land aimed at the construction of a Russian Orthodox Church. The site is located in sector 8 in the zone of San Sebastian. The Mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said there would be similar schemes for other religious denominations. Adeje, he said, was a

de la Cruz. It is understood the woman lived in Santa Cruz and was walking near a petrol station when the collision happened. The accident caused major traffic disruption during the early-morning rush and traffic had to be diverted for more than two hours.

Helping to save lives

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N the Canary Islands, there are more than 2,500 cardiac arrests per year.

Of these, less than 150 are successfully resuscitated, with those affected able to return to their homes and productive lives. To improve this prognosis,

those who witness a cardiac arrest need as soon as possible to recognise the warning signs and perform some simple resuscitation. For this, it is

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essential to provide prior training and to install semiautomatic defibrillators in public spaces. S.U.A.D. 24 HOURS, SL has initiated a project under the name of “Cardio-Escue-las” or

“Cardio-Schools” and Colegio Pureza de María de los Realejos is the first to have such a defibrillator installed. This initiative, centrally coordinated by the Director, the H. Marta Monfort, and Professor Rafael Medina, has been possible thanks to the involvement of management, teachers, parents and students. Training is a very important part of this project, so the 12 teachers of the College have received a course of Basic Life Support and DESA. They also organised with S.U.A.D. 24 HOURS, the fourth Islands’ Marathon Resuscitation where about 300 high school students of the formed together for the entire morning. S.U.A.D. 24 HOURS represents the teaching methodology in the Canaries, the RCP National Plan of the Spanish Society of Intensive and Critical Medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC, a founding member of the European Resuscitation Council, ERC).

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metaphor for the 21st century where tolerance was paramount. He also stressed the importance of the Russian community in Tenerife and especially in Adeje. The Russian community has happily been using the church of San Sebastian and at Callao Salvaje for worship for years but will now have a home of its own.

PASTOR’S APPEAL

New base for Cáritas

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ESIDENTS of Granadilla have been urged to volunteer to help a charity in its new base.

Cáritas has opened in Charco del Pino within the parish hall next to the church of San Luis Rey de Francia. The distribution of food to the needy with effect from October will be carried out on the last Tuesday of each month from 5pm to 7pm. Pastor, Gustavo Damián de la Rosa Herrera, who is also the local co-ordinator, welcomed the opening and

operation of this new resource to help families in need and said it would facilitate a more efficient collection and delivery service of foods. The charity also hopes to help with other essentials such as school materials, bus bonds etc. The pastor is encouraging anyone with time on their hands to offer their assistance, saying: “Another world is possible.”


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GUIDED TOURS

Unlocking the secrets of new centre

Arrests for people trafficking

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EVERAL people have been arrested in Gran Canaria for alleged sexual exploitation.

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group of students from Tegueste have been discovering the secrets of the new interpretation centre at Los Zamorano.

They were given a guided tour through the themed rooms to gain a better understanding of the life of the municipality in yesteryear and

its cultural and ethnographic values. They were able to look round an old working kitchen, a winery, the agriculture and

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livestock rooms, the bedrooms and learn about traditions such as Canar y wrestling, the use of carts in pilgrimages, boat races and the blessing of cattle in festivities. The students also learned how wine was produced and

its huge importance to the region, as well as the role of farming. The new interpretation centre is about to expand its content and offer increased tours in order to attract more visitors, local residents and tourists alike.

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Two arrested for illegal fishing

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HE Guardia Civil have arrested two people in Garachico for alleged illegal fishing.

They also seized a large quantity of fish, including octopus, pollock and bream, together with fishing equipment. This included spears. In total, the fish weighed eleven kilos. The operation was carried out by officers from Buenavista del Norte after complaints

were received about two people engaged in underwater fishing. The allegations are being made under the Fisheries Law which prohibits fishing in closed areas and the use of spears without the proper licence or outside of defined areas for safety reasons.

ACTION URGED

The operation was confirmed by Government delegate, María del Carmen Hernández Bento who could only give limited information as the investigation is still open. Police in Las Palmas carried out a number of raids in connection with suspected illegal immigration activities. Those arrested are said to

be of African origin and were living in the area of El Doctoral de Santa Lucía de Tirajana which is in the southeast of the island. The Government delegate said it was to do with the illegal immigration and trafficking of women. National Police are also involved in the ongoing enquiries.

Claims of Guimar “spill”

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PPOSITION councillors in Guimar claim potentially dangerous substances are being emitted from the industrial estate and are not being checked. The claims have been made by “Si se puede” which has denounced the situation and wants an urgent investigation. The councillors claim there was an incident last week when a spill happened on the industrial estate close to the beach of La Viuda. They say this has happened before but no legal action is being taken and this needs to be rectified.

Trams trial new ticket system

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Twenty head for Lanzarote

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DEJE resident, María del Pino Martin may be 103 years of age but she still knows how to enjoy life.

The great grandmother has recently celebrated yet another milestone birthday and was congratulated by her family and friends. There was also an official visit from Arona’s councillor for social services, Clara

María Pérez to convey personal wishes and those of the whole municipality for her longevity. Maria likes nothing better than to sing when surrounded by family and is said to exude joy to all.

Another “patera” with illegal immigrants has tried to reach the coasts of the Canaries, the second within a fortnight

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HE latest arrival happened on September 25th at Órzola in Lanzarote.

The 1-1-2 service reported that a boat was intercepted and brought into dock to Arrecife. There were 20 people on board, of which 13 were thought to be minors.

The Red Cross carried out health checks and said virtually all of the occupants were fine but one 16-year-old had to be taken to hospital because of constant vomiting.

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ENERIFE’S trams are to trial a ticket purchase system unique in the world.

Metropolitano de Tenerife has implemented a new system which allows the purchase of tickets using a mobile phone. The application is called Tranvinauta and began last week although currently there are just 170 people involved. For four to eight weeks, testing will take place to detect any potential problems or failures. If ever ything works, then it will be rolled

out to others. It may even be used on buses in due course. Users need a smartphone or iphone to download the application. They choose what ticket they want and enter it and payment details into the phone. On the tram, instead of showing a ticket, they read a QQ code on the sticker located in the vehicle. Metropolitano says this will be a cost-saving measure and has already proved a success when tested by staff.


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BOTANICAL GARDEN OPENS

PENGUIN THRIVES

“Lucky” makes “Palmetum: an island in a city” it a double T HE Palmetum at Santa Cruz, a unique botanical garden with more than 1,400 species in 112 acres, is opening its doors to the public.

The attraction is the only one of its kind in the world and has transformed an urban landfill into a space for leisure and botany culture. It has taken over three decades to achieve but last week, was officially inaugurated by the Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez and is already hosting free tours before opening to the general

public later this year. The admission fee is expected to be one euro. The Mayor said the scheme had only been possible thanks to collaboration between various organisations and parties. He described it as a priceless natural value where there were 500 species of palm trees, let alone hundreds of other plants, trees and shrubs.

The site used to be filled with debris and rubbish but has is now “a magical place” which will combine leisure with environmental education and research. The garden enjoys fantastic views of the coast and ocean beyond and has the slogan “Palmetum: an island in a city”. Guided tours for groups take place started in September and continue during October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Those

“On the right track” says Mayor

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baby penguin called “Lucky” has helped to make it a double celebration at Tenerife’s popular Jungle Park.

The little chick has thrived since being born at the park on July 16th and became the latest member of the penguin family. Lucky is a Humboldt penguin which is an endangered species. The new arrival weighed in at 85 grams but has steadily gained weight and is now more than three kilos.

Huge care was needed to get to this stage, with Lucky having to spend time in an incubator and eating a special diet. Jungle Park is also delighted to have received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor following great reviews from visitors.

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RANADILLA is hoping to help around 80 unemployed people with an ambitious municipal plan.

The Mayor, Jaime González Cejas said they are investing 349,000 euros and a further 174,500 euros from the Canary Employment Service. The plan falls within “Granadilla’s Social Employment 2013" which is said to be making great strides forward to help families in particular need. The Mayor

said there was still much to be done but he felt there were on the right track. Work involved will include conservation of the environment, landscape improvement, domestic care and home helps for the elderly. The programmes began last week and will last for six months.

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interested should contact the Santa Cruz Sustainable Foundation on 922 534 477 or email info@santacruzsostenible.com. The second stage of the opening will be to general visitors and proceeds from the admission charge will go towards its upkeep. The park features seven structures, including an octagon to house the most sensitive species, an ethnographic museum, waterfalls, rivers and lakes.

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PEOPLE’S UNIVERSITY

INJUSTICE CLAIMED

Time-share row over “limbo” fees Five new courses at El A Rosario NOTHER row has broken out over attempts to regulate time-sharing activity on the streets of Arona.

Some four months ago, the local council introduced new rules which imposed strict compliances on companies which wanted to send sales reps out on to the streets. These included supplying all their details, a directive to always wear identity badges, paying

large deposits for each sales person for the right to sell on the streets and fines if these were breached. However, opposition councillors say time-share companies cannot comply with these new rules because of a problem with the monthly

rates which have not been set. The businesses therefore do not know how much to pay and therefore cannot gain their full authorisations. Canary Coalition says these monthly rates have not been fixed for four months and are in the state of “legal limbo”. A number of the time-share companies are said to have submitted all the relevant documents plus the 5,000 euro

deposit but could still face hefty fines as the process cannot be completed, despite not being their fault. The CC is advising businesses to just pay in an amount to cover the four retrospective months even though they don’t know the exact amount. They say it would be an injustice if they are not given the right authorisations.

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Learn a new language Languages will be the theme of learning in Los Realejos

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HE local council is collaborating with La Laguna University to offer a series of language courses in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Pilot courses will begin in November with the full programmes starting in early January. Training can also be performed in companies if requested. Councillor for culture, Según Adolfo González Pérez Siverio said Los Realejos was the only municipality in the

north to host this initiative. It was aimed at students and anyone else involved in the business/commercial sector interested in learning a second or third language. This was regarded as an investment for the future and an asset for gaining employment.

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HE People’s University of El Rosario is preparing 14 municipal courses for the 2013-2014 season, of which five are new.

Enrolment opened with effect from September 25th and closes on October 14th, the day on which they begin. All the courses end on June 28th, 2014 with an exhibition and display of the students’ work. The new courses are in creative dance, contemporary dance, computers, photography and zumba. They join the other options ranging from yoga, tai-chi and English to

painting, crafts and cooking. Councillor for culture, Ana Hernández Márquez said she hoped the courses would have wide appeal, not just for enjoyment but also to help with future job prospects as well. Priority will be given to people who live within the municipality but spare places can be filled by others if available. Prices are between 18 and 20 euros a month.

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Entries can be made online on https:// sede.fg.ull.es/es/ idioma. The courses will be held in the Casa de la Cultura and there will be discounts for students and registered Los Realejos residents.

La Orotava to put people first

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A Orotava is anticipating “budget stability” for the next three years.

The council has been looking at proposed expenditure for 2014 to 2016 and does not envisage any “negative data”. Deputy Mayor and finance councillor, Juan Dóniz said people would always come first and “things” later. Although there were still many things to improve in the municipality, he felt La Orotava had made major efforts in recent years and had been one of the first areas to adopt an

austerity plan. This in turn had produced prudent budgets adapted to the times. Sr. Dóniz said that due to the economic crisis, it was not possible to make large investments but they expected to continue priority for social services and education amongst others. The budgets for the next three years will be similar to as at present and range between 35 and 38 million euros.

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DEJE council is reminding parents that applications have opened for school transport subsidies.

Various amounts are available, depending on where the pupil lives and has to travel to ie. Los Cristianos, Guia de Isora or within Adeje itself. Applications opened on September 26th and close on October 25th. Education councillor, Andrés Pérez Ramos said the

granting of transport bonds aimed to ensure the right to education and access to it. The subsidies, however, can only be used for bus routes and various criteria has to be met. Applications and rules can be downloaded on www.adeje.es.


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COUNCIL APOLOGY

Two play centres reopen

Firemen rescue Arrest of lost hikers COCAINE CAPSULES

TEIDE ALERT

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IREFIGHTERS had to be called in to rescue two hikers from the Teide National Park.

The crew from San Miguel de Abona and volunteers from Guia de Isora were alerted in the early evening to a problem in the area of La Orotava. A 1-1-2 call had been received, saying the two people were lost. They had followed a path of Los Roques

de Garcia and Pico Viejo but had apparently wandered off the trail and lost their way back. Firefighters went to the area and eventually found the hikers who were indeed lost and disorientated but not harmed. They were taken back to safety at the Parador hotel.

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OLICE in Lanzarote said a man arrested at the island’s airport was acting as a “human mule”.

The 25-year-old Dominican was stopped after arriving at Guacimeta on a flight from Madrid. He was found to have swallowed 77 packets containing a total of 1,000 grams of cocaine with a high degree of purity. The courts immediately ordered the imprisonment of the man.

EL MÉDANO ROUTE

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WO children’s playschemes have reopened in San Juan de la Rambla and the council has apologised for any inconvenience.

The toy libraries of La Estrella Contenta and Francisco Afonso Carrillo are both hugely popular but were closed during the summer. They will once again be offering a comprehensive programme dedicated to school support and learning. Parents are ver y much involved in running the service.

EW guided routes have been officially launched in Santa Cruz, designed to have a special appeal to cruise visitors.

The initiative has been driven by the Association Zona Centro in collaboration with the employment workshop “Imagine Santa Cruz” which is part of the Development Society. The idea is to introduce visitors to the charms of the capital and its history with four commercial routes based on shopping, wine and dining and attractions. The launch was attended by the Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez and the president of the Zona Centro, José Manuel Ramos.

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Both playschemes are so popular that each one has already filled all places available for children aged four to 12. “These play centres are an essential service for families in the municipality and a source of pride for the council,” said councillor in charge, Vanessa T. Luis.

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Coastal pathway ready soon

Sr. Bermúdez highlighted the importance of the tours, saying it would be a particularly interesting activity for cruise ship passengers. During November, there would be more than 50 ships arriving. Each route will have its own map, with special discounts and participating establishments as well a sites to see. The guide is available in English and has been developed by students of the employment workshop during the months of May and June.

coastal path in El Médano is being renovated and improved to provide greater enjoyment for visitors.

Granadilla’s Mayor, Jaime González Cejas saw progress on the project, together with councillors Juan Rodríguez Bello and Nicolás Jorge Hernández. It is hoped this stretch of coastal path which links the dock to the top of El Médano will soon be complete. There will be space for car parking,

POLICE CHASE

Two suspected of crime wave

Two people arrested after a police chase may have committed nearly 30 burglaries in Granadilla and San Miguel

plus a recreation area to enjoy free time following specific requests made by residents. Sr. Bello said this facility was lacking in the area and was part of an overall plan to improve public spaces. It was carried out by council staff and financed by the municipality. The sea-front has also been cleaned up along the coastline.

More cultural tourism for La Laguna

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Spanish man and a woman from Russia were eventually stopped in a car on September 21st. They were followed by two Civil Guard officers who were both injured in an accident during this process. The couple are suspected of breaking in to 19 cars parked around the beach of La Tejita and at least another nine burglaries in establishments in San Miguel de Abona.

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A Laguna is to start offering guided tours led by architects of three of its most emblematic buildings.

The venture is expected to start within the next few days and each tour will last an hour and a half. The local council has teamed up with travel agency Arquirutas to give people a unique insight into the old Convento de Santo Domingo, Casa Alvarado Bracamonte or Casa de Los Capitane and the Adrián Alemán municipal library. Arquirutas specialise in these sort of attractions to show the contemporary architecture of cities, from new buildings to those rehabilitated since 2000. A new feature of these routes is that they will be taken by professional architects who have a high knowledge of the

buildings and their history. At present, excursions in La Laguna are carried out in Spanish , Catalan, English , French , German, Italian , Portuguese and Polish but the company is looking to expand its market with Chinese and Russian. The agency arranges visits of other local buildings over and above the three new ones. Cultural tourism is seen as a growing trend in Europe as visitors are looking for more than just the sand and sea. Arquirutas was formed in Madrid two years ago but is already working in La Matanza , Los Realejos , El Sauzal , Los Silos and Guía de Isora and is currently in negotiations with other municipalities.


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REPLACEMENT PLAN

DAM URGENCY

Street lights San Andrés waiting for go-ahead eroded by ocean S ANTA Cruz has once again asked the Spanish Government to declare the dam of San Andrés a state of emergency with immediate effect.

Councillor for public works and fourth deputy Mayor, Dámaso Arteaga said this would unblock the project drawn up by the Port Authority

and allow construction to begin. The project would cost around 2.4 million euros but would ensure the safety of residents and businesses along

the sea-front. At the moment, the community is still under threat from huge waves but a semi-submerged dam is seen as the only solution. It is hoped that work could finish in 2014. The worst storm was in 2011 but Sr. Arteaga said the city council had kept its

promise and repaired all the major damage which had been caused. In May, the government delegate in the Canary Islands, María del Carmen Hernández Bento said the State would declare the work an emergency.

SPANISH ADVICE

Do your home-work over house dreams Are you thinking about buying a house in the sun?

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major project is getting underway in La Laguna to replace street light columns which have been eroded by the ocean.

The work, which will start in the next few weeks, will target at least five in the area of the natural pools of Bajamar. Councillor for municipal services, Javier Abreu said this would improve both security and image. The new columns will be in PVC with fibre-glass which is more resistant and suitable for this coastal environment. The work is

within the Energy Savings Plan. The first deputy Mayor said other lighting could also be replaced in due course although generally, most of the others were in good condition. Meantime, the company responsible for the service, VVO Services has replaced two other columns which were damaged in separate accidents.

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NAGA’S bid to become a Biosphere Reserve has received the backing of an influencial Spanish body.

The Mayor of Santa Cruz says they are delighted that the Spanish Committee for Man and Biosphere Programme (MaB) supports their case. “Our city and island is one step further to achieving the

desired goal from UNESCO which would boost sustainable development, as well as reinforcing the natural attractions of Santa Cruz,” said Sr. Manuel José Bermúdez.

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Potential property buyers can get lots of consumerfriendly information from a new Foreign Office video to be found on YouTube, on gov.uk and other websites that are packed with advice on how to do your homework before taking the plunge. Spain continues to be amongst the most popular choices for Britons buying homes overseas, despite the economic crisis and wellpublicised property scandals. According to the Spanish College of Registrars*, over

the past three years Britons have bought more than 12,000 properties in Spain, representing nearly one in five of all properties bought by foreigners. Most have bought properties without experiencing any issues. But this is little comfort to the minority caught up in serious property problems who suffer the emotional distress and personal and financial effects. British Ambassador to Spain, Giles Paxman, explains what the British Embassy has been doing: “Although we cannot take action on individual cases,

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HE council at San Juan de la Rambla says it hopes an intensive facelift for the municipal cemetery will bring pleasure to visitors.

Gardening work, cleaning and painting has been carried out to improve facilities and cleanliness. Over the last few weeks, intrusive vegetation on pavements has been removed and planters tidied up. There have also been improvements to the public restrooms which are open at the same time as the cemetery. Councillor for the area, Juan Ramos said they intended to continue with the cleaning jobs at a steady pace given the importance of the facility which was visited by so many people to pay their respects. It therefore deserved to be in tip-top condition.

we continue to engage with the Spanish authorities at all levels to encourage them to address property issues affecting British nationals. “ We have seen the devastating effect property problems can have and we want to help prospective buyers avoid the potential pitfalls. They can visit the Spainspecific property advice pages on gov.uk and watch the FCO’s new video on YouTube.” Mr Paxman concludes: “One thing that just about everyone affected by property problems says is that they want to make sure other people don’t go through the same

situation. People already living here can play an important role, by encouraging friends and family to do their research and get impartial legal advice before moving abroad.” The Foreign Office publishes a range of advice on buying property and living in Spain, including:  Buying property in Spain: www.gov.uk/how-tobuy-property-in-spain  Property advice video - ‘Living the Dream’: https:// www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ZjBhE5PhE80&feature=youtube_gdata_player  Living in Spain: www.gov.uk/living-in-spain


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deadline for registration is October 10th. Councillor for culture, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera said there were three main areas – languages, art and health, in addition to courses offered by the Municipal School of Folklore in dance and strings. In the area of language, children can take English and French whilst in health, there is a choice of gymnastics and physical stretching, lymphatic drainage and chiropractic at an advanced level. The contents of the latter include anatomy, physiology, massage, sports massage, acupuncture concepts, nutrition, geriatric, pregnancy and baby massage.

This training is complemented by a series of workshops on subjects such as hot stones, facial massage and bamboo canes. For the arts section, children and adults can enjoy painting and sewing and will be offered at the network of cultural centres in the municipality. In these, throughout the year, you will also find other topics ie. theatre, photography, Tai Chi and crafts among others. For more information and to enrol, ring the Adeje cultural centre on 922 75 62 46 or see www.adeje.es.

decision could not be taken unilaterally by the council but considered that an industry of this kind could not intend to stay in such a central location like the heart of Santa Cruz due to environmental, safety and urban planning issues. He felt talks should begin to find a viable alternative in the medium term so there could be a compromise between the needs of citizens and jobs. What had to be avoided was losing the refinery to the Canaries.

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Businesses say more spaces near the city centre are desperately needed, especially at special times of the year such as Christmas and during the sales. The Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez recently held a working meeting with the president of the Port Authority, Pedro Rodríguez and the leader of the Zona Centro traders, José Manuel Ramos. It is being suggested that an

area near the new port should be allocated for parking and Sr. Bermúdez said the council would do everything within its power to try and achieve this. He agreed it was necessary to foster the revitalisation of Santa Cruz as a popular shopping area. An area of around 10,000 square metres is being looked at in the vicinity of the Plaza de España and the headquarters of Tenerife Cabildo.

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HE Cepsa oil refinery in Santa Cruz should almost certainly relocate in the medium-term, the city’s Mayor believes.

José Manuel Bermúdez recently held a meeting with the new chief executive officer of the company, Pedro Miró to discuss various issues. There has been ongoing controversy about the siting of the refinery, the emissions produced and the effect on the environment and its future and jobs. The Mayor called on Cepsa to strictly comply with the law on emissions and to continue business as normal to safeguard jobs. He stressed that any relocation

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ICTURES of La Laguna’s beautiful plazas and the Bajamar natural pools have been capturing the imagination of the French.

As part of a European promotion, photographs went on display in Lyon, alongside views of other locations in a dozen other Spanish cities such as Santiago de Compostela, Toledo, Córdoba and Sala-manca. The exhibition coincided with the 20 th anniversary of the Spanish members of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, of which La Laguna is one. Four local images were taken by photographer Gui-llermo Pozuelo and will be seen until the end of October in a stunning art deco villa. The group will also be presenting in Brazil, India and Japan.

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Cabildo acts over Teno road The dangerous state of the TF-445 to Punta de Teno has led to its closure.

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ENERIFE Cabildo has declared the situation an emergency and is allowing access only for those people who need to use the route to get to work. The new arrangements came into force this week and will allow remedial work to be carried out to the cliff-faces and potholes which were causing such a danger to motorists. The decision to close the route was supported by a technical report which advised great caution over the safety of the road. For this reason and because of the number of vehicles using it, the Cabildo decided to take urgent action. Access only will apply between the hours of 6.30am and 8am, from 1pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 8pm. Only people who need to use the route to get to work will be

allowed access such as fishermen or to the wind power generators or agricultural cooperative. These workers have to get prior permission from the office of the Teno Rural Park. The Cabildo met last Friday and agreed that work should start immediately and it could last between four and six months. Huge concern had been expressed about the safety of the road but there was also worries about its permanent closure because of workers needing to use it. About 700 vehicles have been using this road and some drivers had described it as “playing Russian roulette”.


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La Laguna has become the latest place to provide a doggie park

Beach kiosk will Another dog be repeated park opens N unusual library service on a beach in Los Realejos proved such a success that it will be held again next year.

More than 500 people visited the kiosk at El Socorro during August to borrow books and games and to look at newspapers. Councillor for culture, Adolfo González PérezSiverio said it had been a very rewarding idea and they expected that number to double next year once the

service was better known. El Socor ro is a ver y popular beach and the library service was part of various initiatives to boost its appeal to visitors and locals alike. Sr. Pérez-Siverio believed the location had become a bench-mark for island-wide leisure.

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The local council’s parks department has allocated a special area following requests from dog owners in the district. The total area is 800 square metres with a perimeter fence and a double access gated entrance for added security for users and their pets. Council staff have levelled the ground, removing all jagged rocks and accumulated debris, as well as putting in the play equipment.

TREET furniture, awnings and umbrellas in the historic centre of La Orotava will have to comply with a uniform look in the future.

Discussions have been taking place for a year with traders and business groups to instigate common policies and colours, which in this case will be maroon or burgundy. A compliance time will be allowed but councillor for the area, Narciso Pérez said there appeared to be good cooperation at the moment and an understanding that this was being done for the good of La Orotava.

The new regulations will unify the placement of street furniture and parasols in the open spaces of cafes, restaurants and bars, as well as canopies. Maroon and burgundy have been chosen as the most appropriate colours for La Orotava although certain areas will be allowed to use beige. The rules will also ban advertising in these zones. At the moment, only businesses in the historic

centre are concerned but the council says it retains the right to extend the new order to other areas of the muni-

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Cemetery work in Tegueste

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INANCIAL restraints will not deter improvement programmes in Tegueste, the local council has pledged.

Work is currently being carried out in the municipal cemetery to improve access for visitors, especially to the niches in the walls where urns are displayed and in the older section. Councillor for the area, Sandra Ramallo said the authority was using its own labour force to complete the project to make sure facilities

were in a perfect condition. The programme within the last year has also included providing further niches, improving corridors and a new building. The council says it is determined to make improvements, no matter how small, throughout the municipality to improve life for residents and visitors.

Mayor opens new recreation area

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EGUESTE has promised to become disabledfriendly.

The local council has signed an agreement with Sinpromi, the Society for the Promotion of People with Disabilities. Representatives will help the municipality to improve its accessibility, remove physical barriers, promote employment and introduce new technologies to help less able-bodied residents and visitors. It is also hoped to provide them with all the means necessary to enjoy cultural activities and sport and leisure time. From its point of view, the council has pledged to ensure that all new works, renovations and improvements will fully comply with accessibility standards and to promote public transport. Councillor for social welfare, Remedios de León said initiatives like these and others were aimed at improving the lives of people affected by disabilities living in Tegueste.

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new park and recreation area has opened in El Médano.

Granadilla’s Mayor, Jaime González Cejas and councillor for services, Juan Rodríguez Bello performed the official inauguration of the 5,000 square metre space in the Pelada district. Facilities include play equipment for children and keep-fit appa-

ratus for the older generation. The council says the Pelada area has undergone substantial change in recent years but still lacked such a park. The project was financed by Granadilla and was carried out by local staff to save on costs.


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N Tuesday 10th September a lunch was held at the Bodeguita Algorroba, which proved to be a very popular venue. Christian and Alba served a superb meal full of delicious flavours – a definite 10/10 from members. The previous Saturday, the Friends of Tenerife were at the Church Car Boot Sale. Many thanks to Marion Prosvic for managing the stall. The president of the Red Cross (Cruz Rojo) in Puerto de la Cruz thanked Helen Jamieson and members of the Friends of Tenerife for their continuing support. At the next Car Boot Sale on the 5th October, the Friends of Tenerife stall will be selling goods especially for Halloween. Finally a reminder that Line Dancing is held every Wednesday 79pm in the Hotel Palmeras Playa, entrance 3 euros, all are welcome.’

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HE San Blas Centre of Arts and Wellbeing is a new community association in Golf del Sur which is based in the former English Education Centre school building. The centre will be running a range of low cost classes and workshops which will start in October 2013. Classes include Latin Dancersize, Pilates, Art and meditation. The centre is a notfor-profit organisation run by a team of volunteers including Ann Plummer, former head teacher of the EEC, who is kindly letting the association use the space for free. Ruth Plummer, the daughter of Ann had the idea that the old school building would be the perfect spot for a community centre in San Blas. “ Many people on the Golf have said to me that it would be great to have a community venue in San Blas where people can come for classes, learn new skills and meet new people and socialise. We ran a Tango course over the Summer with dance teachers Carlos Enrique and Elo Gutierrez which was a great success and even though I have two left feet I now have quite a few Tango moves thanks to the patience and skills of Carlos and Elo!” The dance classes are open to all and single people and couples are al welcome, as are complete beginners and more accomplished dancers. The classes will cover a range of dance styles and Carlos and

Elo are happy to teach people their favourite dances, be it Samba, Foxtrot or jive! Valentine, the Mayor of San Miguel dropped into one of the recent dance classes and thoroughly enjoyed his time at the centre and has been very supportive of the new community venture”. From October the centre will also be running Pilates, Mindful Meditation and Art classes with former EEC resident artist Lynn Amass Hardy. Ruth explained that there are plans to run many more courses in the near future; “ We would like to start many other classes including Spanish, Yoga, guitar, belly dancing and massage and are looking for bilingual teachers of these subjects to join our team. We would also love people to let us know the kind of classes they’d be interested in coming to. Come along and get involved, everyone’s welcome!”

For more information or to sign up for classes please email Ruth at ruthplum@yahoo.com or telephone 603384797

Live Arico news PETS ANIMAL WELFARE SUPPORTERS Dogs of the Week..... Boxer German Shepherd Puppies! We need to find homes for four adorable three month old Boxer German Shepherd cross puppies. As you can see, they are just divine. Can you give one a forever home? The standard adoption fee of 140 euros for a female and 110 euros for a male applies which covers all vaccinations, microchip and sterilisation when they are old enough. They are waiting for you.....call Sue on 629 388102 for more information.

Autumn Events For Your Calendar. Sunday the 6 th October sees us back at Horse Riding Adventures, Aldea Blanca, for Katie’s BBQ number 2. Can it possibly be as good as the last one ? Probably, because it coincides with a show jumping competition, which starts at 10am. Live Arico PAWS will be hosting a BBQ lunch at 1pm and as the day coincides with the birthday of one of Katie’s sponsors, Sally from Tenerife Angels, there will be live entertainment from Sebastian and more. Come and enjoy the day. On Saturday the 19th October we will be having a bit of a posh do. Get your best togs out for our black tie and posh frock fundraiser at Vivo, Playa de las Americas, from 7pm. Be entertained by the world class Bitter and Twisted, whilst you enjoy a two course meal with wine, beer and soft drinks at the table. Later, chill out on the terrace with Marc Craig and maybe some special guests. Tickets priced at just 25 euros each (12.50 euros for children), call Sue quickly on 629 388102 as they are going fast already. We have also organised a bus from the Golf del Sur at just 5 euros per person return but obviously places are limited so call quick to ensure your seat. The dress code is of course optional, come as you please, but we thought we needed an excuse to dress up for a change, haha. In any event, don’t miss it, it will be a night to remember.

Charity Shop News The swallows are coming..... they will buy up everything in sight. Please, if you have QUALITY unwanted clothes, CDs, DVDs, shoes, household items or children’s clothing, call Siobhan now on 630 857626. And do come and see us, we have shops in Los Cristianos, Calle Revron near Churchills Bar and San Eugenio opposite Hotel La Nina by Amandas bar at Las Carabelas complex. Both shops open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and until 2pm Saturday. Kel even opens the Los Cristianos shop on Sundays.... Come and have a browse, bag a bargain and help the animals..


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Lanzarote backs wave power plants Island leaders in tourism rallying call AGREEMENT SIGNED

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ANZAROTE has sent out a major rallying call in defence of its environment and future tourism.

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ANZAROTE has formally expressed its interest in the creation of wave power plants off the island’s coastline.

The Cabildo has signed an agreement with the Norwegian company, Langlee following talks and discussions which began a year ago. The collaboration does not involve a commitment or financial pledge from either parties but the island’s council

says it is interested in finding out more and promoting the idea of using the ocean for green energy. Cabildo president, Pedro San Ginés and executive director of Langlee, Julius Espedal put their signatures to the agreement which can be

extended after two years if both parties agree. It is hoped to actively promote the concept of wave power through forums, exhibitions and seminars and explore the steps which would be necessary to gain the appropriate permissions and grant aid. The project will also be presented to possible partners and financial backers and development of a wave park on Lanzarote will be explored. La Santa has been identified as a possible

site. Wave energy could be created using a device known as “Robust”, the prototype of which is being developed in the Canary Islands through the Institute of Technology and is likely to be tested in Gran Canaria in 2014. The archipelago is currently going through energy legal changes so any Lanzarote wave park would be subject to this. The devices which would be used are said to have a low visual impact.

Praise for care of A positive trend “at risk” children AIRPORT FIGURES

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XTENSIVE marketing is apparently paying dividends for Lanzarote.

Latest figures show the airport of Guacimeta increased its passenger figures by 4.7% in August compared with the same month in 2012. A total of 538,484 travellers were received. This put Guacimeta second on the list of tourist airports in Spain for registering the highest increases. It was only surpassed by Alicante and was ahead of Palma de Mallorca , Malaga - Costa del Sol, Ibiza and Barcelona. The airport also registered “outstanding” figures for

international tourists during August, with a 12.1% increase. This was above Tenerife North with eight per cent extra, Tenerife South up 6.9%, Fuerteventura up 3.9% and 2.8% for Gran Canaria. Councillor for tourism, Carmen Steinert said the figures were very positive and reflected all the work which had been carried out by Lanzarote Tourism. There was confidence that this positive trend would continue over the last few months of the year.

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HE Canary Islands have been praised for helping to look after children at risk during the prolonged financial crisis.

Figures show that contrary to popular belief, there are less youngsters on the register now than in 2009. This is attributed directly to increased care and pioneering schemes such as opening school canteens during the summer break. The Canary Islands are said to be the only autonomous community ahead of the situation and investing money as a matter of urgency to make sure children are not suffering. In 2012, 2,638 children were on the “at risk” register, 800 less than in 2009 when the economic crisis began. Minister for Social Policy for the Canary Islands, Inés Rojas said risk teams were doing their job very well and there was greater protection and support for families. The budget for this had increased by eight per cent and the expansion of the school breakfast programme had attracted six per cent more users. Fees for this were the lowest in Spain at between 0.87 euros and 2.38 euros for families with the lowest incomes. The government had also ensured that students were not excluded if fees could not be paid.

La Gomera bounces back

Leading politicians, including president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, were present to award the island’s 2013 Tourism Awards to various parties, including tour operator Thalasso. Sr. Rivero stressed the importance of tourism to the island and praised all those who were reversing the downward trend of domestic visitors and increasing international numbers. Tourism, he said, was the engine of progress and helped to create jobs but was often under-valued. Referring to Repsol’s plans to drill for oil, he said the interests of multinationals should not over-

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UERTEVENTURA is continuing to use new technology to promote its eco-tourism.

A new application is now available for Apple and Android devices to give information on everything from

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shadow those of the Canary Islands and these plans should be resisted at all costs. In early October, he said, there would be meetings with new emerging markets such as Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Switzerland, Russia and the Czech Republic. President of the Cabildo, Pedro San Ginés also congratulated the winners and echoed the concerns about oil drilling, saying Lanzarote had to mount an international campaign to resist the work. He was also critical about the lack of investment for port infrastructures and the renewal of accommodation and public spaces.

HIS figure represents a significant increase on the figures of a year ago with August 2012 registering 57.21%. In August 2011, it was 67%. Occupancy for apartments has remained stable.

In the summer of 2012, the island suffered one of the most severe fires in recent years which in part led to a decline in the number of tourists. Cabildo president, Casimiro Curbelo said the figures demonstrated the strength the island had to bounce back and to attract a large number of visitors. German tourism is particularly buoyant but there has been an increase in the number of travellers from the other Canary Islands.

nature reserves, parks and viewpoints to bird-watching areas, craft stores and bike trails. Tourism chief, Blas Acosta said the objective was to provide a practical guide for visitors to help them discover the true values of the island, as well as a tool for travel professionals. It is part of Fuerteventura’s “EcoDestino” 2011-2013 Development Plan. There is already an EcoFuerteventura map which has been distributed around the island and a video with images of eco-tourism resources. This is designed for smartphones and tablets.


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HE Spanish Government is being urged to “respect and maintain” investments planned for La Palma.

Island leaders say this is imperative to create jobs, encourage more tourists and to finally leave the economic crisis. The plea was agreed by La Palma Cabildo and is aimed specifically at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. Various projects are included in the 2012-2015 Tourism Plan, including a visitor centre at Roque de los Muchachos, which would foster star observation, and at

the Tubo Volcánico de Todoque. The Cabildo also wants to see road investment speeded up and a pledge for continued funding of the Science and Technology Park and L a Palma communications’ network. These would be regarded as a major commitment to research and development and position the capital as a benchmark for new technology.

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One of the latest “pateras” to be intercepted was off the coast of La Graciosa, which is often described as the eighth Canar y island and is particularly isolated and small. There were at least eight children, even though previous attempts have often led to serious illness through dehydration and even deaths from drowning. The Civil Guard confirmed that more than 20 immigrants

were on board as this was the number arrested. Others, possibly up to another seven, may well have escaped. All of those arrested were of North African origin. The alert was raised by a member of the public who spotted the boat drifting off La Graciosa (near Lanzarote) and called the police. It was around 9am in the morning. All of the occupants were in relatively good health on this occasion.

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OLICE and passers-by were shocked and angry after a 78-year-old woman was mugged for the sake of a 20 euros note and small change. The attack happened in Los Cristianos and thanks to members of the public who gave chase, a man in his early 20s from La Palma was arrested. The victim was walking along a road near the old port in the middle of the afternoon when the thief tried to snatch her handbag. She kept hold of it despite falling on the floor but the man eventually pulled it away from her and ran away.

Stunned at the brutality, onlookers chased him and he was arrested by the police. The bag contained a purse with 20 euros and 2.58 euros in cash. Those who gave chase included two of the victim’s children. The mugging was made even worse because it was in the broad daylight, at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon, and in a very public rather than isolated place.

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F you like bike riding, Lanzarote is apparently the place to be.

The island has recently been represented at two of Europe’s leading sports fairs in Madrid and Germany to show the public what a great destination it is for cycling, mountain biking and triathlons. Tourism chiefs say Lanzarote’s appeal as a biking venue is increasing around the world because of its natural charm, unique scenery, good routes and great weather.

Various promotions are being planned for the specialist media this winter. The island is expecting further dramatic growth in “two wheel tourism” over the next five years and aims to position itself at the forefront of sport attractions. “Festbike” in Madrid was visited by around 40,000 people whilst a further 25,000 were attracted to “Eurobike Friedrichshafen” in Germany.

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to attend such events if it wanted to consolidate its appeal for sports tourism.

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ANKS in the Canary Islands are preparing to ease their tough stance on lending money so that tourism projects and renovations can once again flourish. President, Paulino Rivero has revealed that discussions with some of the big names, including BBVA, Santander, Banca March and Caixa, are progressing well and a formal agreement could be signed by the end of the year. Tourism and business chiefs have hailed the news as a major breakthrough and one which will allow entrepreneurs to renew their facilities and help create jobs. The Canary president said it would involve big money, possibly as much as 3,000 million euros by 2020. Sr. Rivero talked to the press following a meeting in Madrid with Canary tourism employers, businessmen and women and representatives of financial institutions. The

first couple of banks, Santander and Bankia, are expected to tie up their part of the deal in October, with the rest to follow. Sr. Rivero said there appeared to be a consensus of support between all the banks as helping the tourism industry was not a gamble but a safe bet. Renovating facilities would not grab more land but would attract more visitors and make the Canaries more competitive. Some disappointment has been expressed that the Spanish Government has not volunteered such a deal but otherwise, the discussions have been welcomed as very constructive. Better credit flow will also help the construction trade.

This figure represents a significant increase on the figures of a year ago with August 2012 registering 57.21%. In August 2011, it was 67%. Occupancy for apartments has remained stable. In the summer of 2012, the island suffered one of the most severe fires in recent years which in part led to a decline in the number of tourists. Cabildo president, Casimiro Curbelo said the figures demonstrated the strength the island had to bounce back and to attract a large number of visitors. German tourism is particularly buoyant but there has been an increase in the number of travellers from the other Canary Islands.


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La Palma excitement as regatta approaches La Palma is making plans for a spectacular regatta in January of next year

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HE “Atlantic Odyssey” will link the island with Grenada in the Caribbean and takes place under the direction of sailor and journalist, Jimmy Cornell. This new event will depart from the marina at La Palma on January 12 th, 2014 and is expected to provide a big boost for the island’s tourism sector. Lanzarote is also hosting an earlier edition of the transatlantic adventure this November. To discuss arrangements, director of La Palma Marina,

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Guillermo Cabrera led a meeting with regatta head, Juan José Calero and president of the Real Club Náutico de La Palma, José Jaubert. Jimmy Cornell has previously described La Palma as an ideal destination for such events for three main reaons – its geographic position to the far west of the archipelago and

a natural step to the new continent, its natural beauty with spectacular scenery and cultural roots and thirdly, the combination of the facilities and services offered by the marina and the nautical club. You can keep up to date with the regatta news on www. http://www.atlanticodyssey.org. Cruising sailors are being invited to take part in a noncompetitive manner with a choice of the two ports. The start of the Atlantic Odyssey in Santa Cruz de la Palma has a special personal significance for Jimmy Cornell as it was from this port that he set off on his first voyage across the Atlantic on November 15th, 1976.

In the intervening years, he has sailed 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica, Alaska and Spitsbergen.The finish of Atlantic Odyssey II in Grenada will coincide with the spectacular celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Grena-da’s independence. The Atlantic Odyssey is organised by Jimmy Cornell’s company Cornell Sailing Events. Anyone interested in joining the Atlantic Odyssey should send an email to info@atlanticodyssey.org or complete the registration form on www.atlanticodyssey.org/ register

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Linea Directa’s medical treatment guarantees quality With this service, the first of its kind in Spain, each patient saves an average of 2 months and 15 days in his or her treatment. The treatment is offered free of charge in all policies and covers not only the people travelling in the insured car but also injured third-parties.

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T the end of 2004, Línea Directa launched its Full Medical Treatment service, a complete private network of health assistance which guarantees those people injured in traffic accidents complete and immediate health assistance. The service, the only one of its kind in Spain, is totally free and is available to all people – drivers and occupants – travelling in a car insured by Línea Directa, whether they are to blame for the accident or not, as well as injured third parties. To operate this service, Línea Directa has created an extensive assistance network by means of collaboration agreements with prestigious medical specialists, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, diagnosis centres and patient transportation services. Línea

Directa also offers its customer services entirely in English and German, acting as intermediaries not only with repair garages, but also with medical centres. Thanks to the speed of all the processes included in this service, which makes it possible to reduce waiting times and achieve a better and faster recovery, patients save an average of 2 months and 15 days in their treatment which allows them to get back to their personal and pro-

fessional lives much sooner. This treatment is offered in conjunction with Línea Directa’s Psychological Attention Plan, which includes professional support both for those people who have been involved in a traffic accident as well as for their closest family members.

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SHOPPING BONUS

Lucky day as Worten opens fourth store

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HOPPING in the new La Orotava branch of Worten proved an extra special experience for the first 100 lucky customers.

When the home appliance, consumer electronics and entertainment chain opened its fourth store in the Canary Islands on September 17th, a special campaign cheered up many a day. The first 100 people through the doors were each able to exchange a five euro note for a 50 euro one to spend in the shop which is the third in Tenerife. The others are in Las Chafiras and Los Olivos in Adeje, with the fourth at C.C. Atlántico Vecindario in Gran Canaria. The new La Orotava branch has a sales area of 1,000 square metres and has got off to a rousing start with lots of interest and a huge number of visitors. It offers a wide variety of products, with areas dedicated to image and sound, appliances, computers, photography, telephony and video games. There is also a home delivery service, after-sales service and repair centre. Those who weren’t lucky enough to get the 50 euro bonus will still find plenty of bargains and money-saving offers as Worten prides itself on offering the lowest market prices, coupled with excellent customer service in a friendly atmosphere. The new store at M.C. El Trompo in La Orotava directly employs 23 people but will be a major contributor to the local economy and for spin-off businesses, such as logistics, cleaning, security etc. In total, Worten has a workforce of more than 1,600 and 43 branches across Spain. The chain (www.worten.es) has signalled its strong commitment to the Canary market and has become the leading brand of its kind in the Iberian market.


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A Puerto point of view Brian Eldridge’s Puerto Diary Not completely foreign to me!

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was recently asked: “What is it really like to live in Puerto de la Cruz?”

In this instance, it was in relation to the great “Do I live in the north or the south of the island?” debate but it started me thinking. Just how does living here compare to the town I left back in the UK three years ago? I am under no illusions. However much I try to integrate myself, I always will and quite rightly so, be viewed as a foreigner, so going native was never a realistic option. There are lots of little oddities and idiosyncrasies; I have made countless observations, far too many to list here so what follows is a selection or more likely the chosen few. So what they represent are very much my ‘golden rule’, my ‘survival kit’ of do’s and don’ts and assumptions, which I feel help me get through life in Puerto de la Cruz, relatively stress free. As always these are only my opinions. I am known to form my own quite quickly, on a wide range of topics and as such I do not necessarily expect everyone to agree with them. They are in no particular order, just listed randomly as and when they come to mind. The more leisurely pace of life here does appear to slow most things down, recall, in my case, but I get there eventually. Don’t think that by producing this list I am an advocate for change, no thank you, I am happy with things just the way they are but anyway here goes: Never visit the bank on the first of the month or supermarkets for that matter. The whole population of the town seems to draw a month’s money from the bank and then buy a month’s provisions from the supermarket, which causes long queues in both. Don’t drink the water! An old cliché I know but regrettably

true. Safe to drink, if not necessarily sweet tasting water has long been an accepted and expected norm in the UK but it is sadly not the case here. Even showering in it can be offputting when it has its all-toofrequent brown hue. Buying in bulk is not always the best option. The bigger the packet, the better the price, simply does not work here where more often than not two smaller packets which make up the same volume prove to be the cheaper choice. Expect all transactions, however easy and straightforward, to become long and protracted. That way on the odd occasion when it all goes smoothly you will be pleasantly surprised. In the same vein, don’t expect to accomplish everything in one visit, prepare yourself for at least two before you get the right solution, answer, or result, or even part of it. Remember if there are language difficulties, the problem ultimately is yours. Annoying as it might be to you, not everyone speaks English nor chooses to. In banks, shops and restaurants, I never assume anything but Spanish is spoken. It is easy enough to get by with very limited vocabulary and sign language but don’t point. Didn’t your mother tell you it was rude to! However, if they say they speak un poquito Inglés, it invariably means they speak it fluently and are out to impress you. If on the other hand you try, to the best of your ability, to speak some Spanish and get even one syllable of pronunciation wrong, they reward your efforts with a look of total incomprehension; it is as if you are an alien, which of course you are, but just one from the same planet.

Driving on the right really does make sense. Okay, on trips back to the UK my instinct automatically selects the on the left mode but equally on the right now seems natural to me and most of the civilised world agrees. Admittedly there are some road junctions here that are beyond belief. However, they would be just as confusing whether you drive on one side of the road or the other or both as invariably the locals do. I like to think I now drive as a local. Not exactly the greatest accolade I’m sure but I am happy to accept it. As such, I try my best never to stop at pedestrian crossings; they are such an inconvenience, positioned as they are right on top of junctions. I only use the inside lane on a roundabout to check if all the horns work on the cars around me, quite public spirited I think. I never use the handbrake unless I am parked. I‘d rather roll back when pulling away just to see the expression on the driver’s face in the hire car which had pulled up too close behind me. My saving grace however is my ability to park and always between the lines, in a correct space and where I am

supposed to, so I can’t be all bad. And now some more driving tips for the novice. Remember this is a tourist town so be prepared, in fact expect, cars to stop dead right in front of you for no apparent reason. Then you sit while all its inhabitants who are totally oblivious to any other motorist consult the inadequate map they were given at the airport, or far worse, have been told by the woman with the overly patronising voice that they have reached their destination when plainly they haven’t. If they take too long to pull I always find a generous blast of the horn gets a reaction. Remember you may be on a one way street and going in the right direction but it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t expect to see a car coming towards you, especially if it is the shortest route from A to B, or should that be from B to A. Remember on every narrow road there will be a blind bend and no matter how much you hug the edge of the road you will meet a bus or coach in the middle of the road coming in the opposite direction. And finally, when driving along the TF5, the pick-up truck, the

vehicle of choice for many of the villagers, which is seemingly parked at the end of the slip road a mile ahead of you, will definitely pull out right in front of you just as you approach. It will then proceed along the road at a paltry 40, at least while there are cars to the left of you so you can’t overtake it and of course that’s KPH and not the slightly faster MPH. I am not sure if local restaurants fully understand the concept of a quick snack, fast food for want of a better description. I won’t comment on the well known world leaders as I never frequent them but instead on the normal run of the mill eateries and most of them are the same. You just can’t just take a seat, order your snack, eat it, pay for it and leave in anything less than three quarters of an hour, well not from my experiences. No wonder all the shop workers have two to three hour lunch breaks. You either wait a long time for the menu or even longer for them to take your order. For the food to arrive, to be honest, it is normally very quick but to get the bill and for them to take your money can seem like a lifetime. It’s very easy to say, it

is a cultural difference, but that is exactly what it is. I really enjoy my food, whereas local friends are more likely to enjoy the whole dining experience which takes considerably longer but then I am renowned as an incredibly fast eater and no, that is not a challenge. I must learn to speak more of the language. The more I say it the more I am likely to believe it. I struggle with languages; I am still trying to master English, so it will take me a long time. I understand the various pronunciations, the V’s that should sound like B’s, the J’s that should sound like H’s or even W’s ,the LL which sounds more like Y to me, the emphasis on the accents, it is all logical. The thought that is really putting me off, is that once you’ve learnt even a few words correctly you have to abandon them in favour of the local slang version which even to my untrained ear fails to finish any word and has no room for the letter S. On top of that, where do you go to learn all the gesturing and to learn to speak so incredibly quickly, with such a deafening volume? There really is no hope for me so, Adiós, hasta luego; you see, no hope at all.


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LEGAL COLUMN WITH JOHN HATRICK

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OME readers may have heard about recent developments in the court cases proceeding against owners who had rented out their properties to tourists without using the appointed sole agent designated for their complex. A fringe web blog in Tenerife has recently announced that the Canary government has apparently just admitted that all proceedings and fines issued against owners by the government’s tourist inspectors that were based solely on evidence obtained via the internet were in fact illegal and should never have been brought against those owners in the first place. It should be noted that this is an entirely voluntar y announcement on the part of the government. It has not been forced by any Judge’s decision or by any significant developments in the appeal cases. This astonishing revelation does not appear to have found its way into the usual government publication channels at the time of going to press. However, if correct,

the announcement basically means that affected parties can now have their fines cancelled, even if they have already paid them. This would theoretically include all owners who did not actually defend the court proceedings or who did not receive notice of proceedings in time to defend them. Apparently, however, it does not help numerous owners whose cases were brought on the basis of evidence not obtained via the internet (e.g. the inspectors obtained evidence from other sources, such as a written statement from a tourist etc) and court proceedings under those claims are apparently due to continue. Whilst this is being trumpeted as a victory for affected owners, there are issues arising out of this announcement that readers should be aware of. Contrary to reports in some

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quarters, the government appears to have reached this decision voluntarily without any pressure from any Judge or outside group. Some readers may recall that in May 2013 a Judge had informed lawyers for both sides that he considered that a large proportion of the appeals would not succeed and that all owners should accept defeat and stump up a reduced fine of 5,000€ each. At the time, the Judge invited one group of lawyers to control the proposed settlement agreement. It appears that whilst they agreed to look at this, the government subsequently rejected the settlement deal. This raises the question as to why after all this time the government is suddenly admitting that it issued some of the fines illegally and is dropping the cases. The majority of the cases being appealed were commenced in 2011. The government has had two years to obtain legal advice on such a serious issue that immediately affects almost 1000 individuals or organi-

sations. At least one of the numerous lawyers handling appeals on behalf of owners will surely have covered this legal point in a written defence, so the government must have been aware of the ‘internet’ argument from the outset. However, instead of capitulating, the government has metaphorically stuck its fingers up at all legal arguments for the past two years and pushed ahead in a particularly blinkered manner. The government should also have been buoyed by the Judge’s announcement in May 2013, which essentially suggested that the government would win its cases. So why would the government suddenly give up now after receiving such delightful news? Furthermore, rather than endorsing the Judge’s €5,000 settlement proposal and potentially receiving millions of Euros in revenue from hundreds of owners without a fight, the government immediately blocked that settlement action. Four months later, it now voluntarily drops a

large number of its cases and admits defeat. Why? The fringe web blog concludes by stating that the above news means there is no longer a need to refer this matter to the European Court. Whilst this essentially admits that there were issues of European law prior to withdrawal of the cases, it conveniently overlooks the fact that there are still a number of appeal cases proceeding that are based on evidence not obtained from the internet. Those cases still require full defences to be argued, which should inevitably consider the applicability of European law (depending on the individual circumstances in each case). As things stand, the ridiculous and unworkable rental law continues in force without a proper legal challenge. This puts us back in a very similar position to pre2011 before the latest wave of fines were issued. No doubt the parties that engineered this ridiculous law in the first place would prefer to see it remain in force, albeit in a toothless form

as it was from 1997 - 2010. Indeed, if it was now abolished entirely, the selfcatering market would be completely opened up to free trade like in every other country in the western world. In the meantime, all affected parties should contact their local ‘pressure group’ and demand to know what steps are now being taken to champion for the law to be significantly altered or abolished notwithstanding the latest announcement. The above comments represent a theoretical discussion of the facts available and do not constitute legal advice tailored to each client’s circumstances. All articles written by Tenerife Solicitors have been formulated and approved by both our resident Spanish Abogado and by a dual-registered English Solicitor/Spanish Abogado who, for the record, has identical practising rights, status and regulation to every other lawyer in Tenerife.

piece on each of the men and the queens that they are transformed into. They are available to purchase throughout the show. There were a few minor hiccups here and there, a slight mix up with our seats occurred but it was instantly sorted. Drinks were included throughout the meal. However as I was advised to buy my first drink I went to the bar. The bartender was rather slow but as I have worked in a bar for the past few years I know how frustrating it can be so I did not say anything. Eventually I got my drink and everything was perfect after that. The three course meal included in the show consisted of a soup for starters, chicken vegetables and potatoes for the main and ice cream to finish. Although it was quite traditional English food, the Sunday roast style was slightly different, with sautéed potatoes and grilled chicken giving the food a twist.

Overall the food was simple but nice and tasty and waiters were constantly coming round to check on you and topped up your drink if needed. The venue itself was decorated beautifully. Al-though there was lots of pink, glitter and sparkles, it wasn’t too over the top and was ver y well put together. The venue has a four tier system so that ever ybody had a good view of the stage no matter where they were sitting, in order to gain the full experience. The hall could hold up to 500 people and I am sure there wasn’t an empty seat in the room. Going back to my earlier statement that the more people the better atmosphere I thought would be and this was true. The show itself opened with the famous ‘Can’t take my eyes off you’ which then went onto the rest of the show with a combination of fun and well known golden oldie songs. These songs then ranged from the pop classics right through to a medley of current song such as ‘Call me maybe’ and ‘Gangdam style’. The four queens featured in this show were Special K, Crystal, Leona and of course Mrs T. I visited the show with one of my best friends visiting from

home, so we got all glammed up. But looking back we were totally shown up by the queens. The dresses, jewellery, make-up and accessories were all beautifully designed and some of the queens, I had to admit it, had better legs than me! One of the main things I enjoyed was the constant audience interaction and getting them involved in dancing, singing and general interaction throughout the show. I also really admired the fact the queens sang all the songs themselves live, only miming if the scene was relevant to the specific act. One of my favourite scenes was the

penguin act as it was highly amusing and entertaining. The show has enlightened my opinions of drag queens and how much dedication and talent goes into each performance. The Musical Hall Tavern is currently doing its first UK tour and will return to the Canary Islands later on in the year.

Ryanne’s Corner

Cos it sounds like a drag…

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IGHTS, camera, action. Make-up, glamour, glitz and high heels, these are some of the main essentials needed for the men or should I say ‘ladies’ at the Musical Hall Tavern. Coincidentally I am back in San Miguel, this time at the Medieval Castle, which was run through by the racers of my last article. To be honest I have never sat down and watched a proper sit-down drag show before, so I was a little nervous of what to expect. Of course I have seen men dressed up as women before, but I don’t think I’d label them as drag artists. So the night was a whole new experience for me. The night began with a coach trip to the destination. The ride there was ver y humorous with our guide filling us in for our night ahead. With lots of banter, laughs and jokes we were soon in the hills of San Miguel and all riled up and ready for the night ahead. The full coach showed the promise of what the night may hold, a drag act without an audience is like a shoe without a lace. When we pulled up, typically like arriving in an airport everyone arrived at once. Two coaches joined ours, so we

descended to join the awaiting queue. Although the wait took a while I didn’t overly mind as the view of the traditional Castle was incredible. Once inside, a picture was taken with the lady behind the action herself Mrs T aka Paul Carroll, along with fellow drag queen Leona. Paul was challenged to put a frock on over twenty years ago and here he still is headlining the shows. Around five months ago, a programme became available to purchase, in aid of its chosen charity the McMillan nurses. This is a charity that is very close to home. With three euros from each programme going towards the charity, I knew I had to buy one. Over the recent months, Music Hall Tavern has raised more than 13,000 euros, something they should be incredibly proud of. The programme itself has a


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The new tax reporting landscape in Spain BY PAUL MONTAGUE, PARTNER, BLEVINS FRANKS

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ARLIER this year, for the first time, Spanish residents had to declare all their overseas assets worth over 50,000 euros. You had to submit Form 720 by 30th April, reporting on assets owned outside Spain as at 31st December 2012.

The next reporting deadline is scheduled to be 31st March 2014, for assets as at 31st December 2013, so this is the time to ensure all your assets are tax efficient. There are three reporting categories, and you had to report all assets in a particular category if the value of your total assets in that category amounted to over 50,000 euros. You are obliged to report assets if you are the owner, a beneficiary, an authorised signatory, or if you have the authority to dispose of the asset. This includes assets held by a company, a trust or fiduciary. Once you have made your first report, if you do not acquire any new assets or dispose of existing assets, and the existing ones increase in value by less than 20,000 euros, you do not need to report in subsequent years. The consequences for failing to report are very high, and the authorities have an increasing number of tools to find hidden assets and those not declaring themselves for tax. If you have been declaring all your worldwide income and wealth for tax purposes correctly, and use legitimate and effective tax planning solutions in Spain, you should have nothing to worry about. This reporting obligation does not change your tax position. However tax rates are likely to remain high for longer than expected, so if you are not already using compliant arrangements to lower your tax liabilities, you should look into this now to protect your wealth. With all the information the government now has to hand about your assets from Form 720, it will be able to monitor your wealth, income, gains, disposals of assets etc in future. You need to ensure you declare everything correctly on your annual tax returns, and that your tax planning is fully legitimate. Form 720 will have a bigger impact on those who reported assets or income for the first time. They must now be declared and taxed each year, making for a much higher tax bill. It does not have to be as high as you fear, though. Expatriates in Spain who have taken professional advice have found that taxes can be minimised by placing funds into

legitimate tax efficient vehicles that allow them to mitigate tax in Spain, sometimes significantly. You should seek specialist and personalised tax planning advice for your savings, investments and wealth. The tax authorities are likely to investigate why assets were not included in previous tax returns, particularly for wealthier taxpayers. They would be advised to use Spain’s regularisation process to regularise their past tax obligations as this usually results in lower penalties. Spain is also part of a move to automatic exchange of information on financial assets, taking place across Europe and globally. This will enable the government to check information related to assets and rights held overseas. Attempting to hide assets is very risky, because at some point they will be discovered. There has also been a case this year where the European Court of Justice obliged a bank in Gibraltar to share financial information with Spain, even though there is currently no tax information exchange agreement. This means that any Spanish residents who are concealing assets in Gibraltar, especially by use of corporate wrappers, are now likely to be exposed to the Spanish tax authorities. This demonstrates how risky it is to rely on banking secrecy. Under the asset reporting law, if you do not make a report, the asset will be deemed to have been acquired with undeclared income, which is deemed to arise in the last tax year that is not statute barred, unless you can prove that the income arose when you were not Spanish resident or tax has been paid accordingly. This effectively eliminates the application of the statute of limitations, so instead of just being able to go back four years to review unpaid tax on an asset, there is now no limit. When a Spanish resident is found to have an undeclared asset under this new obligation, they may have to pay all of the following:

 Income tax on the undeclared income at the income tax scale rates, with a top rate of 52% rather than as savings income with a top rate of 27%.

Late payment interest.

 Penalties, which can be as high as 150% of the total tax due on the asset.  A fine of 5,000 euros per each unreported asset, with a minimum fine of 10,000 euros. The unpaid tax could give rise to the criminal offence of ‘tax fraud’ if it exceeds 120,000 euros. The tax landscape in Spain has changed drastically over the last year. Your tax planning needs to be fully up to date and forward looking, and for peace of mind you should seek professional, expert advice.

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The memories & viewpoint of a Canarian lady

By Loraine Guy

Loraine recounts the book of “Lost lifestyles and traditions of the Agache Region in the 20th Century” by Hermógenes Castro Garcia (Chicha)

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ATER, they say, is the source of life and it’s something we don’t consider much until that dreaded moment when we turn on our kitchen tap and instead of the usual jet of water there’s just air and we find we’ve been “cut off ”. Here in the village of El Escobonal when I moved here 8 years ago it was quite common to be without water for a couple of days in the summer and it was only when we had to fetch and carry our water that we came to realise just how many litres we used per day. In the 1940s and 50s although many galleries and water canals already existed there was still no running water in the homes and many people still depended on rainfall or had to collect their water from natural springs using barrels and buckets. These were found at differing levels around the island, mainly 500m above sea level and upwards which is why many of the island’s old towns and villages developed at around this level. Rainwater was collected from the roofs and roads to fill concrete water tanks and even now when you drive down a country lane when it’s raining you’ll find someone has placed a long piece of rolled up cloth across the road to channel the water into his or her water tank. It’s always intrigued me how, on an island with such little rainfall, we don’t get hose-pipe bans, but then I wonder if people realise how much we owe to people like Chicha’s husband, Juan Perez Melina, now in his 70s who worked in the galleries and on the water channels, and who, like most of his generation has never taken water for granted.

Here is his story: Tenerife and La Palma are the only two islands in the Canaries with channelled galleries and if you were to cut out a slice of the island you would find that underground it looks like Swiss cheese with literally hundreds of tunnels dug out at different levels and at different angles. To give you an idea of the size of some of the galleries, the main one in our area is San José which is over 6.5kms long and still supplies us with excellent water now day although many of the surrounding ones have dried out. During WWII there was poverty and little work available but once the war finished drilling began in ernest. Water meant wealth and there were keen investors everywhere especially now that more accurate systems had been devised to locate unexploited galleries. Neither was there any labour shortage as you were paid three times more to work in a gallery than to work on the land. To start a new project a society made up of private individuals first had to contract a mine engineer to draw up plans and a budget to estimate costs. This then had to be presented to the State Mining Department for approval and once this was done the cost was divided into 365 shares and then sold off . This is why to this day many water shares belong to ordinary citizens and are then passed on to their children to be used until the day the gallery dries out. My father worked in the galleries and I followed in his footsteps. It was hard, very hard work. My working week was from Monday to Saturday with just one day to rest and as the galleries were often far up the mountains it could mean a three and a half hour walk on Monday morning before even starting work. I had to start at 07.00 so left home at 03.30am complete with my heavy back-pack containing a blanket, a few clothes and a 6-day food supply to include salted pork, fish, gofio and beans which we would cook over a fire on site. If we were lucky there would be farmers nearby who would sell or give us goat’s milk and cheese. Water had to be fetched in barrels which was sometimes some 2 km away and if we didn’t sleep in the mine we slept in a small cold damp room built at the mine entrance. There were no mattresses just a bed of pine needles under us and our one blanket and empty cement bags over us to try and keep the cold out. Those in the gallery would work in teams of three men at a time, two of them drilling holes in the rock to lay the dynamite and one called the “entullero” whose job was to remove all the rubble. In my father’s day there was no machinery whatsoever and to make holes meant one man holding a massive steel chisel whilst the other whacked it with a huge hammer. One can only imagine what happened when he missed his target...... At that time 3 or 4 sticks of dynamite were used for each explosion and they’d light a 60cm length of fuse and then run like the clappers before the BOOM!!! In my day though we had a drill which was run off a huge 100 hp compressor and as we were paid by metre there was now more pressure to work faster. This in turn led to more accidents as deeper holes meant more dynamite was used for each explosion, instead of 5 sticks we used between 10 and 15. The danger wasn’t so much at the time of the explosion but later when coming back

to the clear the rubble because sometimes one stick of dynamite had blown another one clear only to explode when moved by the “entullero” a few hours later. Another problem with using this powered drill was the heat it generated in the rock and if you didn’t leave it time to cool and placed the dynamite on it too quickly, bye bye you!! Needless to say not only did some men suffer horrendous wounds but several lost limbs or even their lives. When carving out this tunnel it was of paramount importance not to go off course. No tunnels were allowed to diverge from the approved plan by no more than 80 metres to the left or to the right and all tunnels had to have a minimum of 1 km separating them horizontally and 200m vertically. These were the rules but in reality there were also a lot of irregularities resulting in many dangers, conflicts and court cases. The method of ensuring an accurate route was by constantly aligning three acetylene gas lamps and these carbide lamps also warned miners when oxygen was low and when the gallery had to be abandoned. Often the temperature underground would get to 30º but when it reached 35º it was considered unsafe to continue working. To assist the removal of the rubble seven wagons were coupled together and hauled along a rough steel track by donkeys up to where we were working. We then had to shovel the rubble into these wagons until all seven of them had been filled and this was really physically exhausting, especially in the heat. The dust caked our faces and went into our lungs especially those drilling, many of whom later suffered and died from silicosis before “wet” drills were used. Once the wagons were full the donkey was untethered and the wagons rolled down by gravity as all galleries had to be built with a 5/1000 gradient to cater for the future water flow. There was no doubt that we had to be tough back in those days to withstand this work yet there was one job that was even more physically demanding and much better paid and this was to be one of the team of 50 men who were to carry the one ton compressor machinery up to the mine. These men did this by making a platform out of wooden telephone poles tied together with rope and heaving the machine on to this and then carrying it on their shoulders. This was really an incredible feat considering the terrain and distances they had to cross but somehow they managed it and thanks to their strength and endurance we had the help of this machinery to reach the dykes. The dyke or “dique” was the name given to the natural pocket of water retained in the mountain, usually behind a thick wall of black slate. This slate was usually the marker of a water reserve which could be detected above ground. Once this black wall was completely cleared away and exposed we knew we were very close to our target. No heavy machinery could be used now only a small drill to reach the water to allow just a small trickle through. Once this had been done it was time to start on the building of a concrete channel so cement bags were brought in

then mixed with the sandy ground soil and the newly discovered water to mould a solid channel right down the middle of the tunnel. Once dry, the hole at the water source was widened and there you had your new gallery. I suppose many people living on this island are totally unaware of where these galleries are, but most people have seen the canals that connect them, many of which carry the water to the south of the island. The one in Fasnia carries the water right to San Miguel and I spent many of my younger years working on these. Before embarking on such a canal a specialised engineer had to plot the distance between the water source and the destination and then calculate the height difference to work out the path and gradient needed before building began. If you have seen these canals in Arico and Granadilla you can appreciate the huge difficulties and dangers involved in making them as many run along the top of treacherously high cliffs and through mountains which again had to be dynamited. You may notice too that sometimes the canal is funnelled down a ravine and up the other side through a large pipe which we call a syphon. Before the descent there is usually a small building sheltering a filter to collect debris and if there are several bends in the pipe you will notice that there are valves in place to prevent air locks. Over the last 30 years many galleries have dried out meaning that canals need to get their water from elsewhere which is why in Chimiche for example they now have to use electric pumps. In 2002, one gallery tunnel in La Medida (a village near Guimar), called “7 Fuentes” started showing signs of trouble when its roof showed some signs of caving in so immediate measures were taken to strengthen it by reinforcing it with steel girders. On October 12th however, disaster struck as the roof collapsed despite the reinforcements due to a huge mass of water which had collected above and finally soaked through and poured into the tunnel, flooding it with water that then started cascading out through the opening. The deluge continued for three solid weeks as locals and workers looked on horrified and helpless to prevent such a colossal waste of precious water. When the stream finally stopped I went in along with the other mine workers and saw for myself just how extensive the damage had been and how the girders had been flattened by the shear volume of water. So much of the roof had caved in leaving it beyond simple repair which meant it was impossible to continue using it as a water source. It was certainly a catastrophe but there was one redeeming factor: the 12th October is a national holiday and the Day of the Virgin of Pilar so there were no workers in the mine that day. They felt they had been saved and now at the entrance of the gallery of “7 Fuentes” you will find a shrine in her honour. So now when you next turn on your tap to have a shower, wash the dishes or water the garden how about sparing a thought for all those unsung heroes who have helped to make this possible...

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If your PC or laptop is more than four years old, it will have a VGA socket on it and this can be used to carry pictures/sound to your TV by using two cables - a male-male VGA and a 3.5mm jack-jack but DO check on the back of your TV that it also has a VGA socket which is not common on recent sets. This method is passive with control coming from your PC but can deliver good viewing. HDMI uses a single cable which has sound and vision along with two-way intelligent control - a must if you are going down the HD INTERNET TV route. And don’t pay silly money! I recently bought a 5m one for less then 10 euros . Along with a wireless mouse and keyboard, you can turn your TV into a 21st century media centre.

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Eurocrats deny British MS patients drugs they need BRITAIN’S disaffection with European attempts at Government is not difficult to understand when you consider the present plight of patients battling Multiple Sclerosis. A new first-line treatment for the relapsing remitting form of the disease has been developed and has been in use in the USA for six months. But patients in Britain are still waiting for the drug and are suffering unnecessary damage to their nervous systems because bureaucrats at the European Commission have failed to give British drug regulators the approval they need to make the drug available under the National Health Service. Patients in other European countries are also being denied the therapy, which was recommended to the EC for approval by one of its own committees in March this year. The drug is known as BG12 and it is sold in America as Tecfidera. It is manufactured by Biogen and has been shown in trials to reduce relapse rates by 50 per cent. It is taken orally and has relatively mild side effects. According to British drug regulators the log jam is at the European Commission.

Jobless will work for their dole money BRITAIN’S massive shake-up of the welfare state continues with the news that the unemployed are now likely to have to work to receive their dole money. This has long been a thorny subject with many workers resenting having to pay tax to support people who do not work. Chancellor George Osborne is likely to introduce the new measures from next year. Some 200,000 claimants who have failed to find a job will have to do community work 30 hours a week and this might include cleaning or cooking meals for the elderly. Those who do not do community work will be expected to report to a job centre daily and others will undergo treatment to tackle problems such as illiteracy, mental illness and drug addiction.

Britain could be getting cooler! NEVER mind the global warming, Britain could get cooler by one degree centigrade over the next 80 years, severely disrupting weather patterns according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It predicts a slow-down in the Gulf Stream that carries warm water from the equator to the west coast of Britain making it warmer than it would otherwise be.

Missile battery man sent back to Britain BRITISH businessman Christopher Tappin, who was jailed in the US for illegal arms dealing, has returned to the UK to serve the rest of his 33-month prison sentence. He suffers chest problems. He was accused of aiding and abetting in the export to Iran of batteries for Hawk Air Defence Missiles. The former Kent Golf Union president was also fined £7,000. The judge recommended he serve his sentence in Britain.

Death house is being flattened WORKERS have started pulling down a house in Victory

Road, Derby, which served as a harrowing reminder of the deaths of six children burnt to death by their parents in the family home. The house is to be flattened and new social housing will eventually be built to replace it. Parents Mick and Mairead Philpott were jailed in April for setting fire to the house with petrol.

Poll suggests nurses are under pressure THE Royal College of Nursing has expressed concern at the number of nurses suffering from stress in British hospitals. Many complained at having to work while unwell themselves because of staff shortages and pressure on them to do so. A poll of 2,000 nurses working in the private and public sectors suggested that four in five had battled through feeling unwell and gone into work.

Postal workers in fresh strike WORKERS at Crown Post Offices in Britain have held a fresh strike in a long-running dispute over jobs, pay and closures. It

was the twelfth round of action since Easter. The Communication Workers Union is opposed to plans to franchise or close 75 of the larger Crown Post Offices usually found on the high street.

Arsenal two points clear at the top SOCCER fans will be finding English premiership league table interesting this season as the top clubs jostle for position. Arsenal are two points clear at the top with 15 points and look extremely strong, even with several top players sidelined through injury. They beat a useful Swansea side 2-1. In second place are Liverpool, boosted be the return of Luis Suarez to the squad. He scored twice in a 3-1 win at Sunderland. There were clear signs that Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have forged a good strike partnership. Not doing quite so well are Manchester United who were in twelfth position on seven points after the weekend’s games. They lost 2-1 to West Brom and have had their worst start to a season for 24 years under new manager David Moyes. Tottenham are looking good even though they have lost a great player in Gareth Bale. They are in third place having drawn 1-1 with London rivals Chelsea.


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A year on the Australian road By Hazel Bennett What would you do to celebrate your 60th birthday? Hazel Bennet, who lives in Tenerife and is a regular contributor to the Tenerife News, decided to circumnavigate Australia! Here she gives a taste of her adventure.

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HEN I went on a course for preparation for retirement, one piece of advice which I took seriously was, ‘Go on all your adventures in the first ten years because you do not know if you´ll be able to in the following ten years.’ So far, our most exciting adventure has been circumnavigating Australia. That’s brave, some told us, but really it did not take much courage. We flew to Brisbane and bought a twenty-six year old poptop with a living area of about four metres by two. It had two gas rings and a grill, a small fridge, some cupboard and wardrobe space, a cushioned bench and two cushioned chairs which converted into a bed. Our one luxury was a high powered inverter so that we could power up the laptop, camera and mobiles as we drove along. The local Reject Shop and camping shop provided us with ever ything else we needed. We took advice and bought the campers’ Bible, the Camps 6 Manual which gave exact details of ever y

campsite in Australia, including the free sites between the towns. A Tomtom and RAC membership which included maps of each state and territory both proved inva-luable. This was everything we needed for what turned out to be the most exciting and interesting year of our lives. Driving in Australia is quite easy because, apart from cities, there is not much traffic and you will not get lost because there is usually one road joining towns. Heading north into the Australian winter, which resembles a British summer, each time we came to a town, we stopped and looked around. If we liked it, we stopped for a day or two or a week. If not, we moved on. Each time we came to an attractive town, we visited its art galleries, museums and

wild life centres. Australia is a wealth of beauty. The Rain Forests are a stunning array of trees and shrubs of every shape, size and shade of green, brown and deep red. We walked along boardwalks thirty metres above ground level and admired the trees stretching a further thirty metres above us. At ground level, tree trunks can be several metres in diameter, with bark of every texture and shade of brown. We got onto the road early some mornings and drove with a foot hovering over the accelerator to avoid harming the lovely grey kangaroos and wallabies bouncing across the roads, returning from their nocturnal hunting. The Savannah grasslands of North Australia were a pleasant drive. For miles, the trees were scattered randomly across the plains which stretched to the horizon. Between the trees the thousands of termite nests, which had been growing for decades, made it all look like

a giant graveyard of headstones. Small groups of animals huddled together in the shade of the trees. Sometimes we drove for an hour without meeting any traffic, but we were not afraid of breaking down because a truck driver had assured us that if the truckers meet a stranded car, they always stop to help. We spent an entertaining weekend at the Camooweal Drovers’ Festival and enjoyed the county and western concert, talent show and demonstration of branding and lassoo throwing. Another detour took us to the Dinosaur Trail of Richmond, Winton and Hughenden. The highlight was a visit to the dinosaur footprints, which have been covered over to preserve them. I can still recall the feeling of excitement of knowing we were looking at the actual prints of these amazing creatures. From Cairns we sailed to the Great Barrier Reef and snorkled among the corals. We admired the tropical fish

from the glass-sided boat and had a helicopter ride over the reef. We went by train up the gorge to Kuranda and passed an hour in the giant aviary of Birdworld with beautiful parrots, parakeets and lorikeets landing on our shoulders and leaving their calling card on our hats. The day was complete with a sky ride over the rain forest back to Cairns. Well, I had to do something special to celebrate my 60th birthday. The lovely west coast is dotted with small well-kept towns. In Denham, we went to the morning feeding of the pelicans and listened to the talk. In Freemantle we went on a trip to the Victorian prison where the guide, a former prison officer, treated us like prisoners, to give us a flavour of prison life. I annoyed him by laughing at his harsh way of speaking. Perhaps the most uplifting experience was our visit to the Ningaloo Marine National Park

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forgotten her dog? I expected her to return in a few minutes as soon as she realised her mistake but time passed and she still did not appear. My wife suggested I order more drinks and we would wait with poor Alphonse till his owner appeared. While in the café I explained what had happened. The waiter said the woman and her dog were regular customers but he had no idea where she lived or how she might be contacted. We sat on awaiting the return of Alphonse’s owner but she didn’t appear. Two hours must have passed and eventually the waiter started stacking chairs, a clear sign that he wanted to close up and go home. I said we would take the dog home with us and left a note of our address and phone numbers in case anyone made enquiries about him. I promised to bring him back early the next morning as surely someone would be looking for him by then. Alphonse was quite happy

to walk with us to our apartment as we had been petting him and making a fuss of him ever since he had been abandoned. On the way we stopped off to pick up a couple of tins of dog food so that we could feed our unexpected guest. Arriving at our apartment I recalled that we had two long-unused glass ashtrays. They should be big enough to make temporary dishes for Alphonse. I dug them out from the bottom of a cupboard and soon he was tucking into his food and water and making himself quite at home. We really enjoyed having a dog in the house again after a number of years without one and Alphonse for his part seemed quite happy in our company. Our apartment faces on to a small square with a grassed area and fountain in the middle and it was there that Alphonse and I had a stroll just before bedtime. We had no idea how things would turn out the next day and we certainly could not

spend the whole day sitting in the café waiting for someone to claim Alphonse. I had taken some photos of him and I printed out a batch of the best one. My plan was to leave the photos on the café tables with our phone numbers on the back. If anyone came looking for Alphonse they would be able to ring us so we could meet and hand their dog back. Armed with the photos and holding tight to Alphonse’s lead we set off for the café once again. I distributed the photos on the café tables and we had hardly settled down at a table with our drinks when a man came running up to us and received a ver y excited welcome from Alphonse. Sitting down at our invitation he explained that yesterday his mother had received a call to say that his father had been rushed to hospital. In her panic she had dashed off forgetting all about Alphonse. By the time she had been able to see a doctor and receive some

reassurance about her husband it was late at night. She returned to the café but by then it was closed and of Alphonse there was no sign. I explained that we had taken him home with us when the café closed and we had been delighted to care for him until he could be reunited with his owner. The man was full of apologies for the panicked way his mother had rushed off leaving Alphonse to his fate and thanked us profusely for stepping in and taking such good care of the family pet. I said it was a pleasure. We were glad to help out and we hoped there would be better news of his father soon. Rather reluctantly we handed over Alphonse and watched as he made his way along the street. On the way back to our apartment my wife grinned at me. “We have often spoken about getting another dog. Why don’t we have a look at that rescue place this afternoon? Just to see what they have........”

on the west coast. The aptly named Turquoise Bay was a magical range of shades, with white sands and a cool ocean breeze making it idyllic. Each bay had a slow current flowing across it, so we just relaxed, face down, on the sea and the current carried us over coral reefs with hundreds of darting multi-coloured fish – damsel fish, parrot fish, black and white zebra fish, a multitude of bright purple, yellow and turquoise and colours of every shade. The coral was an attractive array of different shapes – like giant, upturned hairbrushes, some with hundreds of spikes like antlers’ horns, some smooth and some like leaves with curly edges in greens, blues and purples, pinks and reds. For anyone with time on their hands, this is a wonderful way to pass a year. If anyone thinking of trying it wants a few tips, email me on hazel@hazelbennett.co.uk

Alphonse By Jim Rankin

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HERE we were. Just the two of us. Sitting in a pavement café in Santa Cruz, coffees in front of us, relaxing in the evening sun and just watching the world go by. A pleasant looking woman sat at the table next to us. She was accompanied by a little terrier dog and had the end of its lead looped over the back of her chair. The dog was quiet and friendly and I leant over and stroked it. The woman smiled and we started to chat. Originally from Paris she had lived in Santa Cruz for a number of years. Her husband taught at the university of La Laguna and her son had a business which took him all over Tenerife and the neighbouring islands. They had found the dog at the local animal rescue centre three years earlier and had named him Alphonse. Alphonse had appeared to be sleeping but at the sound of his name he sat up looking

wide awake. I noticed that while one ear pointed straight up the tip of the other fell over giving him a quizzical expression. This was added to when he tilted his head to one side. He was a really cute dog and I could well understand how his owners had picked him out from the others at the rescue centre. We continued to chat and we were in the middle of explaining how we came to be sitting in a Santa Cruz café when the woman’s mobile rang. Making her apologies she answered it and immediately a shocked expression came over her face. Still talking she grabbed her handbag hailed a passing taxi and disappeared. We looked at one another in disbelief. How could she have


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stunning exhibition which captures the mystery of the sea is touring the Canary Islands and its latest stop is El Hierro.

“Sobre el agua” has been showing in Lanzarote but the 50 pieces of work by photographer Juan Carlos

Chico can be viewed in Valverde until October 18th. Taken with a long exposure, the pictures reflect the way the

Pianist who began at three

people of El Hierro live at one with the ocean which surrounds them. They have a dream-like quality and aim to bring textures and feelings to the observer. Juan Carlos Chico was born in La Palma in 1962 but lives

in Tenerife, having studied agricultural engineering at La Laguna University. He is a selftaught photographer and has won several awards and grants. The exhibition is organised by El Hierro Cabildo and has the support of the Government of the Canary Islands. It can be viewed free of charge between 8am and 3pm weekdays at the Cabildo exhibition room (Doctor Quintero, 2).

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Singer Vicente Rey is presenting the spectacular “Tu también Vales” in the Auditorio Teobaldo Power from 8pm. More than 70 artists will take to the stage, including dancers, singers, magicians and impersonators. The first recording of “Tu también Vales” brings together 17 voices from the

Canaries (Princess Bárbara, Miriam Reyes, Jesús Reverón, María José Betancourt, Nazaret Pérez, Patricia, Cecilia, Miguel Ángel, José Valle, Darles, Sandra del Castillo, Adrián rodríguez, Aitana Gb, Ángel Trujillo, Alex Abreu, Evelyn Inés Rodríguez and Maite Rojas) and aims to be a platform for promoting local artists.

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HE caring Tenerife organisation En Pié is organising a unique experience on October 12th which you might like to join in.

The Foundation, based in Las Caletillas, Candelaria, was set up to promote and protect good mental health on the island. This multi-disciplinary group is made up of family members of individuals suffering with a mental illness and professionals and organises a wide range of projects and events to enhance their quality of life. They do everything they can to protect a person’s independence and provide guardianship if necessary under the principles of “undertake, defend, protect”. Please see their website of http://www.enpie.org (available in English). The event on October 12th promises to be very busy and interesting and coincides with World Mental Health Day. It involves kayaking and a walk but you have a choice of what you would like to take part in, depending on how much you can do. There will be a hike from the village of Masca to the beach from 10am to 2pm and kayaking from Masca to Los Gigantes from 2pm to 7pm. You can do either or both. A boat will be available as well as a coach to help you. At the close, there will be a meal in Los Gigantes, together with an exhibition of paragliding to music, gifts of Foundation caps and tee-shirts for participants and a raffle, including the chance to win a stay in luxury apartments in the south. The start time is 9.45am from Los Gigantes and the all inclusive price is 60 euros which will help a very good cause. As the Foundation says, it will be a fun day and a unique experience. If interested, please do ring 633 764 774 / 822 022 057.

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Georgian concert pianist who started to play aged just three and gave her first performance when six is to take to the stage in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Child prodigy Khatia Buniatishvili, who is now 26, will perform at the Teatro Pérez Galdós at 8.30pm on October 3rd in collaboration with the island’s Philharmonic Society. Buniatishvili is part of a younger generation of musicians who have achieved great international recognition. She has been praised for her instinctive and sensitive style as she puts a unique interpretation on works by the likes of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mozart and Haydn.

Boulez, Berio and Xenakis are amongst her favourite contemporary artists whilst she also turns the spotlight on composers from Georgia. The talented pianist says she is not obsessed with the technicality of music but plays the piano as she feels, according to her physiology. “The important thing is to make music with feeling, with a clear mind and a sincere manner,” she explains. Her recital will include works by Chopin and Ravel.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or via www. .teatroperezgaldos.es or www.entradas.com. Friends of the theatre enjoy a 20% discount.

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OS Realejos council has launched a photographic competition to help celebrate the bicentenary of the death of renowned historian and botanist José de Viera y Clavijo.

The author of the History of the Canary Islands was born in the municipality and left a major impact on society. The competition has been organised by the Youth Council although technically, there is no limit on age though it is felt photography will particularly appeal to the youth. There are three categories with a total prize money of 290 euros and entries can be in colour or black and white. Deadline for submissions is October 14th. The sections are “Viera and Nature”, “Viera and the General History of the Canary Islands” and “Viera in the 21st century”. The jury’s decision will be announced on December 2nd and from then until December 27th, all work will go on display at a local exhibition.

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(STEREO, WIDESCREEN, SUBTITLES) Alia’s College. Sitcom following the trials and tribulations of self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr Khan and his long-suffering family. Mr Khan’s day off from being a ‘busy’ community leader is interrupted when Alia fails her exams, prompting Mrs Khan to lay down the law. She tells Mr Khan to sign Alia up at the Muslim Academy, but when he finds out how much it costs, Khan decides there’s a better option... Meanwhile, Shazia has invited Debbie, her best friend and boss, round for dinner with the intention of asking her to be chief bridesmaid at her wedding. But she hasn’t counted on her dad inadvertently inviting an extra guest. Starring: Adil Ray, Shobu Kapoor, Maya Sondhi, Bhavna Limbachia, Abdullah Afzal, Harvey Virdi

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THE CHASE (QUIZ SHOW)

8TH OCTOER 17:00

Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. Four contestants must pit their wits against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them winning the cash prize.

(STEREO, WIDESCREEN, SUBTITLES, 3 STAR)

11TH OCTOBER 23:00 PIRANHA (FILM) Comedy horror. It is the annual spring party at Lake Victoria and 50,000 young revellers have gathered for the occasion, unaware that the lake conceals a dark secret. Revelry turns to terror when an earth tremor deep underwater releases thousands of prehistoric piranhas from their millennia-long hibernation and razor-sharp teeth sink into flesh. As the blue waters of the lake turn blood-red, it is up to an unlikely group of heroes to stop try to stop the fish before the feeding frenzy begins again.


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WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2013

Breakfast Rip Off Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One BBC London News Doctors Perfection Escape to the Country Country Show Cook Off Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six Party Political Broadcast The One Show Watchdog The Great British Year BBC News at Ten BBC London News Father Figure Room 101 Film Judgment Night Weatherview BBC News

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Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Wanted Down Under Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels Back on the Road Inspire: The Olympic Journey See Hear Daily Politics Conference Special Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Oceans Elephant Diaries South Pacific Antiques Roadshow Party Political Broadcast Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation The House That £100k Built Science Britannica The Culture Show Newsnight Today at Conference The Midwives See Hear This is BBC Two

06:00 08:30 09:25 10:30 11:25 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 18:25

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London Party Political Broadcast by the Conservative Party ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Big Star’s Little Star Whitechapel ITV News at Ten and Weather Exposure James Nesbitt’s Ireland Jackpot247 British Touring Car Championship Highlights

06:35 07:00 07:30 07:55 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 12:05 13:05 13:30 15:10 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:55 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:45 23:50 23:55 00:50 01:45

The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Every Day Kirstie’s Vintage Gems Film Bugles in the Afternoon Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv The Three Day Nanny Grand Designs Gogglebox My Big Fat Gypsy Ladies’ Day Random Acts Itunes Festival 2013 Shameless USA Film Mere Mehboob

07:20 07:35 07:45 08:00 08:15 08:30 08:35 08:45 09:00 09:15 11:10 12:10 12:15 13:15 13:45 14:15 15:15 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 23:55 00:00

The Mr. Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Milkshake Monkey Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime The Railway: First Great Western Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Seventeen and Missing 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge Animal Maternity NCIS Wentworth CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Inside Hollywood Pokerstars: The Big Game

09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 12:30 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00

09:30 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:55 13:25 13:55 14:55 16:55 22:00

UEFA Champions League Goals Prem. Leag. Review Revista de La Liga Football Asia Football Gold UEFA Champions League Goals Prem. Leag. Review Revista de La Liga UEFA Champions League Goals FIFA Futbol Mundial Football Gold Boots ´n´All Total Rugby

Max POwer Triathlon Sportswomen Challenge Series Golf Squash Sportswomen Triathlon Ladies European Tour Golf UEFA Champions League Highlights Live UEFA CHampions League UEFA Champions League Goals

THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2013

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Breakfast Rip Off Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Perfection Escape to the Country Country Show Cook Off Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show EastEnders Waterloo Road Mayhem and Mishaps: Britain Caught on Camera BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Question Time This Week Holiday Weatherview BBC News

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Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Wanted Down Under Robert Peston Goes Shopping Raymond Blanc: How to Cook Well HARDtalk BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Oceans Animal Park South Pacific Antiques Roadshow Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation The Wonder of Dogs Peaky Blinders Mock the Week Newsnight Science Britannica Panorama This is BBC Two

06:00 08:30 09:25 10:30 11:25 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 22:35 00:15 00:40 03:00 03:25

Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Tonight Emmerdale Pat and Cabbage Women Behind Bars ITV News at Ten and Weather Film Magicians Wild Britain with Ray Mears Jackpot247 Tonight ITV Nightscreen

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According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Every Day Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures Film The Day the Earth Stood Still Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Location, Location, Location Educating Yorkshire My Tattoo Addiction The Fried Chicken Shop Porn on the Brain Random Acts Sex: My British Job Inside Nature’s Giants

07:20 07:35 07:45 08:00 08:15 08:35 08:45 09:00 09:15 11:10 12:10 12:15 13:15 13:45 14:15 15:15 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:55 23:50 00:15

The Mr. Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime Cowboy Builders Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film The Perfect Teacher 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live The True Story The Railway: First Great Western NCIS Law and Order: Criminal Intent CSI: Crime Scene Investigation True Crimes: The First 72 Hours Super Casino

06:00 09:00 10:00 10:30 23:00 00:00 01:00

07:00 11:00 12:00 12:30 13:00 14:00 15:00 15:30 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 20:00 21:00

Good Morning Sports Fans UEFA Champions League Goals European Tour Weekly Live Golf Golf NFL-A Football Life Live NFL

Live ATP Tennis What´s the STory? FIFA Futbol Mundial Total Rugby UEFA Champions League Goals ATP Tennis Salling Total Rugby UEFA Champions League Goals FIFA Futbol Mundial Total Rugby Ringside Special The Rugby Club FL72 Preview


FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2013

TENERIFE NEWS 485 I TV GUIDE

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Rip Off Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Perfection Escape to the Country Country Show Cook Off Flog It! Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Ronnie’s Animal Crackers EastEnders Miranda Have I Got News for You Citizen Khan BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues Film The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Weatherview

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Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Wanted Down Under Flog it! Trade Secrets Question Time BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Gymnastics Great British Menu Animal Park South Pacific Antiques Roadshow Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation Mastermind Gardeners’ World Natural World QI Newsnight Later... with Jools Holland Film The Sheltering Sky Question Time

06:00 08:30 09:25 10:30 11:25 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 22:35 00:30 03:00

Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Gino’s Italian Escape Coronation Street Piers Morgan’s Life Stories ITV News at Ten and Weather Film Mickey Blue Eyes Jackpot247 Film The Land That Time Forgot

07:00 07:30 07:55 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 12:05 13:05 13:25 15:10 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 19:55 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:10 00:35 00:40 02:15

According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun: Home or Away Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Every Day Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures Film The Black Knight Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Unreported World 4thought.tv Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 8 Out of 10 Cats Alan Carr: Chatty Man Big Fat Quiz of the 90s Random Acts Film The Future The Ricky Gervais Show

07:00 07:10 07:20 07:35 07:45 08:00 08:15 08:35 08:45 09:00 09:15 11:10 12:10 12:15 13:15 13:45 14:15 15:15 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 00:05

Little Princess Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom The Mr Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime Police Interceptors Home and Away Neighbours The Mentalist Film Ice Twisters 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live World’s Strongest Man 2012 Monster Moves NCIS Film Under Siege Super Casino

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Good Morning Sports Fans Premier League World Golf Live Golf Premier League World Grand Final Gold Super League Live Golf Golf Grand Final Gold

ATP Tour Uncovered Premier League World The Fantasy Football Club FL72 Preview ATP Tennis Ringside Special The F1 Show Champions League The Fantasy Football Club Live Victory Shield Football The Fantasy Football CLub

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2013

06:00 10:00 11:30 12:00 12:45 13:00 13:05 13:10 13:15

14:30 16:30 17:10 17:20 17:25 17:30 18:20 20:25 21:10 21:25 22:15 22:28 22:30 23:50 01:05 01:10

Breakfast Saturday Kitchen Live Paul Hollywood’s Bread Football Focus Saturday Sportsday BBC News Regional News Weather F1 the Korean Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights Gymnastics Final Score BBC News Regional News Weather Pointless Strictly Come Dancing Atlantis The National Lottery Draws Casualty BBC News Weather Match of the Day The Football League Show Weatherview BBC News

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Preview Johnny Angel Film San Demetrio, London Reel History of Britain The Life of Birds Fred Dibnah’s I ndustrial Age University Challenge The A-Z of TV Cooking EastEnders Omnibus Urban Jungle The House That £100k Built The Wonder of Dogs Flog It! Robert Peston Goes Shopping Dad’s Army Count Arthur Strong The 70s Mock the Week The Sarah Millican Slightly Longer Television Programme Film Glorious 39 Film Heartbreaker This is BBC Two

06:00 09:25 09:30 10:25 11:25 11:35 12:35 13:20 14:20 15:50

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CITV ITV News Saturday Cookbook Murder, She Wrote ITV News and Weather Surprise Surprise Catchphrase Doc Martin The X Factor Film Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Local News and Weather ITV News and Weather You’ve Been Framed! Celebrity Chase Fool Britannia The X Factor Through the Keyhole ITV News and Weather Film Mercury Rising Jackpot247 The Jeremy Kyle Show ITV Nightscreen

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07:05 08:00 09:00 10:00 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 13:30 16:10 18:40 19:00 20:00 21:00 23:05 00:55 02:40

The Treacle People British Rallycross FIM Superbike World Championship Great Scottish Swim The Morning Line The American Football Show Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond The Big Bang Theory The Simpsons Secret Millionaire USA Channel 4 Racing Come Dine with Me Channel 4 News Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Grand Designs Film Friends with Benefits Film Easy A Film The Keep Hollyoaks Omnibus

06:25 06:35 06:50 07:05 07:10 07:25 07:40 07:55 08:10

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Bubble Guppies The Mr. Men Show Chloe’s Closet Roobarb and Custard Too Bananas in Pyjamas Make Way for Noddy City of Friends Little Princess The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky Angelina Ballerina Rupert Bear Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Toby’s Travelling Circus Roary the Racing Car Power Rangers: Megaforce Slugterra Inside Hollywood Animal Maternity Columbo The Magnificent Seven Film Battle of the Bulge Film Blood Alley 5 News Film Lethal Weapon 3 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Super Casino

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06:00 06:30 07:30 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 02:00

Game Changers Soccer AM FL72 Live Saturday Team Talk Soccer Saturday Live Saturday Night Football SNF-Game of the Day SNF-Match Choice FL72 Highlights Saturday Reloaded

FIFA Futbol Mundial Golf Live Golf Live Super League Fight Night Live Super League Spanish Football Fight Night Live


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SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER

Breakfast Match of the Day The Andrew Marr Show Sunday Morning Live Sunday Politics MOTD2 Extra BBC News Weather for the Week Ahead Bargain Hunt F1 The Korean Grand Prix - Highlights Points of View Songs of Praise The Great British Year BBC News Regional News Weather Countryfile Strictly Come Dancing Antiques Roadshow By Any Means BBC News Regional News Weather Match of the Day 2 The Sky at Night Weatherview BBC News

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Preview Dance, Girl, Dance Gardeners’ World The Beechgrove Garden James Martin’s Food Map of Britain Athletics Gymnastics Flog It! Super League Grand Final Highlights Great British Railway Journeys The Great British Bake Off The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek The Crane Gang The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors The Wrong Mans QI XL Never Mind the Buzzcocks Film The Year of Living Dangerously Countryfile Holby City This is BBC Two

TV GUIDE I TENERIFE NEWS 485

06:10 06:35 07:00 07:25 07:35 08:00 08:15 08:30 09:00 09:25 10:20 12:15 12:25 13:25 15:15 15:40 16:45 17:45 17:55 18:10 19:10 21:00 22:05 22:20 23:50 00:45 02:45

Matt Hatter Chronicles Dino Dan Canimals Sooty Horrid Henry Almost Naked Animals Bottom Knocker Street Fish Hooks Big Time Rush Ade in Britain Columbo ITV News and Weather Inside the National Trust The X Factor Fool Britannia Big Star’s Little Star Downton Abbey Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather Surprise Surprise The X Factor Downton Abbey ITV News and Weather The Classic Brit Awards 2013 Rugby Highlights The Store Motorsport UK

06:35

Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Countrywise Coronation Street Doc Martin ITV News at Ten and Weather The Agenda Through the Keyhole Piers Morgan’s Life Stories Jackpot247 UEFA Champions League Weekly

06:10 07:00 07:30 07:55 09:00

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The American Football Show American Football Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Sunday Brunch The Simpsons Channel 4 Racing Film Turner and Hooch My Big Fat Gypsy Christening Channel 4 News The World’s Weirdest Weather Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home Homeland Was it Something I Said? Gogglebox Alan Carr: Chatty Man Paddy’s TV Guide American Football Live: Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers

07:00 07:05 07:10 07:25 07:40 07:55 08:10

08:25 08:45 08:50 09:00 09:10 09:25 09:40 10:00 10:15 10:50 11:20 11:25 14:30 16:50 18:30 20:55 21:00 23:05 00:20 01:10

Milkshake Monkey Roobarb and Custard Too Bananas in Pyjamas Make Way for Noddy City of Friends Little Princess The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky Angelina Ballerina Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures Mio Mao Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Toby’s Travelling Circus Roary the Racing Car Jelly Jamm The Mr. Men Show Power Rangers: Super Samurai Slugterra Inside Hollywood Cowboy Builders Film Innerspace Film The Time Machine Film Superman 2 5 News Weekend Film Killers Film Date Movie Traveller Feuds Super Casino

07:30 08:30 09:00 10:30 12:30 18:30 22:00 01:00

08:00 08:30 09:00 10:00 23:00 01:00

Super League FL72 Highlights The Sunday Supplement Goals on Sunday Live Super Sunday Live Spanish Football Football Special Spanish Football

Football Gold Sporting Greats Golf Live Golf Golf ATP Tennis

The Japan Open Tennis Championships. Highlights of the final at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, where Kei Nishikori was victorious last year. The home favourite became the first Japanese player to win the tournament since 1972 with a three-sets victory over Milos Raonic.

MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2013

06:00 09:15 10:00 11:00 11:45 12:15 13:00 13:30 13:45 14:15 15:15 16:00 16:30 17:15 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 22:25 22:30 22:35 23:20 23:50 01:30 01:35

Breakfast Fake Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News Regional News Doctors Keeping Up Appearances Perfection Escape to the Country Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Pointless BBC News Regional News The One Show Inside Out EastEnders Malala: Shot for Going to School Motorway Cops BBC News Regional News Weather Have I Got a Bit More News for You Citizen Khan Film Sparkle Weatherview BBC News

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Claimed and Shamed Wanted Down Under Watchdog The Incredible Spice Men Click BBC News World News The Daily Politics Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Floyd on Food Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Cagney and Lacey Flog It! Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation University Challenge Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food The Midwives Never Mind the Buzzcocks Newsnight The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors The Story of the Jews

06:00 08:30 09:25 10:30 11:25 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 22:35 23:05 00:05 01:00 03:00

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The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun: Home or Away Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Veg Kirstie’s Vintage Gems Film Only the Valiant Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Jamie’s Money Saving Meals Gadget Man 999: What’s Your Emergency? Sex Box Educating Yorkshire First Time Farmers Random Acts Film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

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Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom The Mr Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime Nature Shock Home and Away Neighbours Castle Film Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Beat the Ancestors Police Interceptors Inside Broadmoor Under the Dome Film Reservoir Dogs Campus Pd Super Casino

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09:00 10:30 11:00 12:00 13:30 14:30 15:00 16:00 18:30 19:30 21:30 22:30 23:30

Live Masters Tennis Scottish Football The Fantasy Football Club Game Changers Soccer AM: The Best Bits FL72 Review Live Darts The Footballer´s Football Show

Football Special FL72 Highlights Spanish Football Football Special Spanish Football Fl72 Highlights Super League Fight NIght Master Tennis Live Elite League Speedway The Footballer´s Football Show FL72 Review SPFL Round-Up‘


TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2013

TENERIFE NEWS 485 I TV GUIDE

06:00 09:15 10:00 11:00 11:45 12:15 13:00 13:30 13:45 14:15 15:15 16:00 16:30 17:15 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:25 22:35 23:35

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Breakfast Fake Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One BBC London News Doctors Keeping Up Appearances Perfection Escape to the Country Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Pointless BBC News at Six BBC London News The One Show EastEnders Holby City DIY SOS The Big Build BBC News at Ten BBC London News The Day I Got My Sight Back Film Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel Weatherview

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Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival The Incredible Spice Men HARDtalk BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Floyd on Food Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Cagney and Lacey Flog It! Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation The Great British Bake Off The Wrong Mans The Sarah Millican Television Programme Later Live... with Jools Holland Newsnight The Crane Gang The United States of Television: America in Primetime

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2013 ITV News at Ten and Weather Film Hearts in Atlantis Jackpot247 Loose Women ITV Nightscreen

06:35 07:00 07:25 07:55 08:55 10:00 11:00 12:00 12:05 13:05 15:10 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:55 20:00 21:00 22:15 22:50 23:50 00:20 00:25

01:20 02:15 02:40

The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun: Home or Away Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Veg Film Bear Island Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Sex Box Double Your House for Half the Money Masters of Sex London Irish 8 Out of 10 Cats The Simpsons Random Acts Pokerstars.Com and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final American Football KOTV Boxing Weekly Beach Volleyball

07:20 07:35 07:45 08:00 08:15 08:35 08:45 09:00 09:15 11:10 12:10 12:15 13:15 13:45 14:15 15:10 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 00:00 00:50 01:15

The Mr Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime Animal Maternity Home and Away Neighbours Law and Order: Criminal Intent Film The Boy She Met Online 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Jungle Babies The Dog Rescuers Cowboy Builders CSI: NY Castle Body of Proof Law and Order: Criminal Intent True Crimes: The First 72 Hours Super Casino

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Live MAsters Tennis Football Gold Soccer Am: The Best Bits Football Gold Premier League Review Revista de La Liga Live Darts Football Gold

Fl72 Review The Footballers´ Football Show Golf The Footballers´ Football Show FL72 Review Elite League Speedway Sports Unlimited DTM Motor Racing Sportswomen Live Johnstone´s Paint Trophy Football Revista de La Liga

WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2013

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Breakfast Fake Britain 10:00 Real Rescues 10:45 The Queen’s Baton Relay Launch 12:00 Bargain Hunt 13:00 BBC News at One 13:30 Regional News and Weather 13:45 Doctors 14:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:15 Perfection 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 17:15 Pointless 18:00 BBC News at Six 18:30 Regional News and Weather 19:00 The One Show 20:00 Watchdog 21:00 The Great British Year 22:00 BBC News at Ten 22:25 Regional News and Weather 22:35 Father Figure 23:05 Room 101 23:45 Film Trust the Man 01:25 Weatherview 01:30 BBC News

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Animal Park Wanted Down Under Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels Back on the Road The Incredible Spice Men See Hear Claimed and Shamed The Daily Politics Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Floyd on Food Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Cagney and Lacey Flog It! Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation The House That £100k Built Dan Snow’s History of Congo The Culture Show Newsnight The Midwives See Hear This is BBC Two

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Big Star’s Little Star Whitechapel ITV News at Ten and Weather Exposure James Nesbitt’s Ireland Jackpot247 Film Bend of the River

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The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun: Home or Away Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Veg Film Gambit Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Sex Box The Three Day Nanny Grand Designs Gogglebox My Tattoo Addiction More Sex Please, We’re British Random Acts Shameless USA Film Aradhana

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Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom The Mr. Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime The Railway: First Great Western Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Tribute 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge Animal Maternity Fat for Cash Wentworth CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Pokerstars: The Big Game Super Casino

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Live Masters Tennis Football Gold Premier League Review Revista de La Liga FIFA Futbol Mundial Total Rugby Football Gold Live Darts Sporting Greats Football Gold

Revista de La Liga Johnstone´s Paint Trophy Football Sportswomen Golfing World Prem. Leag. Review Revista de La Liga Johnstone´s Paint Trophy Football Football Asia Watersports World POwerboating Fishing Gurus FIFA Futbol Mundial EUropean Seniors


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THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2013

Breakfast Fake Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Keeping Up Appearances Perfection Escape to the Country Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show EastEnders Waterloo Road Truckers BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Question Time This Week Holiday Weatherview BBC News

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Claimed and Shamed Wanted Down Under Robert Peston Goes Shopping Plan it, Build it HARDtalk BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Floyd on Food Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Cagney and Lacey Flog It! Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two The Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation Trust Me, I’m a Doctor Peaky Blinders Mock the Week Newsnight Dan Snow’s History of Congo Malala: Shot for Going to School This is BBC Two

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Tonight Emmerdale Pat and Cabbage Breathless ITV News at Ten and Weather Film Gone Murder, She Wrote Jackpot247 Tonight

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV News and Weather Emmerdale World Cup Qualifier ITV News at Ten and Weather World Cup Qualifier River Monsters Jackpot247 Columbo

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The Hoobs According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun: Home or Away Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Every Day Kirstie’s Vintage Gems Film The Anderson Tapes Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Sex Box Location, Location, Location Educating Yorkshire My Tattoo Addiction 999: What’s Your Emergency? Random Acts Sex Box Embarrassing Bodies

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The Mr Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime Police Interceptors Home and Away Neighbours NCIS Film Living with the Enemy 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live Building America’s Super Submarine The Railway: First Great Western Countdown to Murder Law and Order: Criminal Intent CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Inside Hollywood Super Casino

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Big School Little Princess Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom The Mr. Men Show Thomas and Friends Noddy in Toyland Fifi and the Flowertots Peppa Pig Toby’s Travelling Circus Bananas in Pyjamas Tickety Toc The Wright Stuff Cowboy Builders 5 News Lunchtime Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge Home and Away Neighbours The Mentalist Mcbride: Dogged 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away Newstalk Live The World’s Strongest Man Extraordinary People Hens Behaving Badly Celebrity Wedding Planner Film Piranha Super Casino

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Live Master Tennis Live Interantional Twenty20 Cricket FL72 Preview Live Darts The Fantasy Football Club NFL - A Football Life Live NFL

European Seniors Europ. Tour Weekly Live European Tour Golf FIFA Futbol Mundial Football Gold What´s the Story? Live MAsters Tennis FIFA Futbol Mundial Football Gold Prem. Leag. World Ringside Live European Challenge Cup Rugby Union Lions Raw

FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2013

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Fake Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Keeping Up Appearances Perfection Escape to the Country Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Ronnie’s Animal Crackers EastEnders Miranda Have I Got News for You Citizen Khan BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather The Graham Norton Show Bluestone 42 Film Presumed Innocent

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A to Z of TV Gardening Natural World Flog it! Trade Secrets Question Time BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Floyd on Food Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Cagney and Lacey Flog It! Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Dig WW2 with Dan Snow Mastermind Gardeners’ World Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar QI Newsnight Later... with Jools Holland Close Up Question Time

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According to Jim Will and Grace Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond Four Rooms A Place in the Sun: Home or Away Channel 4 News Summary River Cottage Every Day Film The Bedford Incident Countdown Deal or No Deal Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Unreported World Sex Box Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 8 Out of 10 Cats Alan Carr: Chatty Man Was it Something I Said? London Irish Film Away We Go Random Acts The Big C The Ricky Gervais Show

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Live Masters Tennis Football Gold The Fantasy Football Club Football Gold NFL The FAntasy Football Club Live European Cup Rugby Union The Fantasy Football Club Champions League Weekly

NFL Fl72 Preview IAAF Athletix Live European Tour Golf Ringside Premier League World International Twenty20 Cricket Live European Tour Golf Champions League Weekly BMX Supercross Live Darts


SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2013

TENERIFE NEWS 485 I TV GUIDE

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F1: Grand Prix Qualifying Breakfast Saturday Kitchen Paul Hollywood’s Bread

Paul Hollywood presents a series in which he reveals the secrets of breads from all over the world and shows how a loaf can be transformed into delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 12:00 12:45 13:00 13:10 13:20 14:35 15:35 17:20 17:30 17:40 18:30 20:30 21:15 21:25 22:15 22:35 01:25 01:30

Football Focus Saturday Sportsday BBC News BBC London News F1: Grand Prix Qualifying MotoGP TBA BBC News BBC London News Pointless Strictly Come Dancing Atlantis The National Lottery Live Casualty BBC News TBA Weatherview BBC News

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TBA Reel History of Britain

Melvyn Bragg, accompanied by a vintage mobile cinema, travels across the country, to show incredible footage preserved by the British Film Institute and other national and regional film archives, to tell the history of modern Britain. 10:40 11:30 12:00 12:45 15:30 16:30 17:00 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:30 21:00 22:00

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The Life of Birds Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age The A to Z of TV Cooking TBA South Pacific Urban Jungle TBA Robert Peston Goes Shopping Count Arthur Strong Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar Dad’s Army The 70s The Sarah Millican Slightly Longer Television Programme Mock the Week TBA This is BBC Two

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Matt Hatter Chronicles Dino Dan Canimals Sooty Horrid Henry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bottom Knocker Street The Munch Box Saturday Cookbook Murder, She Wrote ITV News and Weather Surprise Surprise The Dales Doc Martin The X Factor Film Horrid Henry: The Movie Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather You’ve Been Framed! Fool Britannia The Chase The X Factor TBA ITV News and Weather Film The Return Jackpot247

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The Hoobs Motorsport Sport The Morning Line The American Football Show Frasier Everybody Loves Raymond The Big Bang Theory The Simpsons TBA Channel 4 Racing Come Dine with Me Channel 4 News Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In the third episode of Joss Whedon’s action-packed US drama series, Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate brilliant scientist Dr Franklin Hall, who has been kidnapped. Skye provides the team’s only way in to crack the case, but the agents are pushed to their limits when the entire plan is suddenly turned upside down. 20:00 21:00 02:25

Grand Designs TBA Hollyoaks Omnibus

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Fifi and the Flowertots Bubble Guppies The Mr. Men Show Chloe’s Closet Roobarb and Custard Too Bananas in Pyjamas Make Way for Noddy City of Friends Little Princess The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky Angelina Ballerina Rupert Bear Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Toby’s Travelling Circus Roary the Racing Car Jelly Jamm Power Rangers: Megaforce Slugterra Animal Maternity Cowboy Builders TBA 5 News Weekend TBA CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Super Casino

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Sporting Greats Rinside Live European Cup Rugby Union Fl72 Highlights WWE: LAte Night Superstars WWE: NExt WWE: Late Night Smackdown

SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2013

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F1: Grand Prix The Andrew Marr Show Sunday Morning Live Sunday Politics TBA BBC News Bargain Hunt F1: Grand Prix Points of View Songs of Praise The Great British Year BBC News Regional News and Weather Countryfile Strictly Come Dancing Antiques Roadshow By Any Means BBC News Regional News and Weather TBA Weatherview BBC News

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TBA Gardeners’ World Beechgrove Garden MotoGP Saturday Kitchen Best Bites What to Eat Now MotoGP EastEnders Omnibus The House That £100k Built TBA Great British Railway Journeys The Great British Bake Off The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek TBA The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors The Wrong Mans QI XL Never Mind the Buzzcocks TBA Countryfile Holby City This is BBC Two

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Matt Hatter Chronicles Dino Dan Canimals Sooty Horrid Henry Almost Naked Animals Bottom Knocker Street Fish Hooks Big Time Rush ITV News Ade in Britain Columbo ITV News and Weather Inside the National Trust The X Factor Fool Britannia Big Star’s Little Star Downton Abbey Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather Surprise Surprise The X Factor Downton Abbey ITV News and Weather TBA The Store

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The Hoobs Sport Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Sunday Brunch The Big Bang Theory The Simpsons TBA Location, Location, Location TBA Channel 4 News Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home Homeland Was it Something I Said? Gogglebox Alan Carr: Chatty Man Paddy’s TV Guide

Paddy McGuinness hosts the series that guides viewers through the good, the bad and ugly from the world of television. In this episode he looks at love and romance in all its guises - from ‘husbands of the year’ to ‘wives of the week’ to the man with the largest collection of love dolls. And there’s a trip through the archives for some rare gems. 01:10

American Football Live

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Roary the Racing Car Fifi and the Flowertots Bubble Guppies The Mr. Men Show Chloe’s Closet Roobarb and Custard Too Bananas in Pyjamas Make Way for Noddy City of Friends Little Princess The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky Angelina Ballerina Rupert Bear Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Toby’s Travelling Circus Roary the Racing Car Jelly Jamm Power Rangers: Super Samurai Slugterra TBA Police Interceptors TBA 5 News Weekend TBA Super Casino

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Fl72 Highlights The Sunday Supplement Goals on Sunday International Fight Night What´s the Story? Fl72 Live Football League Gold Live Darts Fl72 Highlights Football League Gold Live PGA Tour Golf

Darts Live MAsters Tennis Sporting Greats Live European CUp Rugby Union Live NFL NFL - A Football Life International OneDay Cricket


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MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2013

Fake Britain Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues TBA Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Keeping Up Appearances Perfection Escape to the Country Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Inside Out BBC News and Regional News EastEnders Panorama TBA BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather BBC Weather Have I Got a Bit More News for You Citizen Khan The Graham Norton Show

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Homes Under the Hammer Real Rescues Claimed and Shamed TBA Click BBC News BBC World News The Daily Politics Mastermind The Weakest Link Great British Menu Floyd on Food Are You Being Served? ‘Allo, ‘Allo! Cagney and Lacey Flog It! Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Rick Stein’s India University Challenge Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food TBA Never Mind the Buzzcocks Newsnight The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors The Story of the Jews

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Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning ITV News This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Dickinson’s Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Tipping Point The Chase Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Countrywise Coronation Street Doc Martin ITV News at Ten and Weather The Agenda Piers Morgan’s Life Stories Jackpot247 UEFA Champions League Weekly

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Countdown to MiradasDoc La Laguna gears 2013 up for White SPECTACULAR PROGRAMME

FILM TALENT

Night 2013

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A Laguna is urging everyone, visitors and residents alike, to make a note of Saturday, November 30th in their diaries.

Details have just been released about the fifth edition of “La Noche en Blanco 2013” which is going to be even bigger and better than before and will take over the whole of the city. It is being described as “the best commercial event in the Canary Islands” and “a fiesta of ever ything and for everyone.” The 24-hour extravaganza attracts around 100,000 people and brings the streets and plazas alive with music, colour and entertainment. La Laguna also wants to show that it is retaining its determination and vitality despite the tough economic times and that it is still a great place to visit. Local councillor for the economy, enterprise and employment, Juan Antonio Alonso said they were working with a wide range of groups on the programme which would appeal to all. And giving Tenerife Cabildo’s backing, Efraín Medina, responsible for economic development and trade, said La Laguna was doing well on a commercial level and was setting an example for other places both within the archipelago and beyond. At a press conference, the

poster for the “White Night” was revealed to reflect its clean, modern and creative image. The date of November 30 th is the day after the Christmas lights go on and marks the start of the festive campaign. A huge number of people look forward to this spectacular event which attracts people even from the mainland. This seems to be an increasing trend reflected in accommodation figures. There will be three time zones – the morning, purely for families, the afternoon for events and wining and dining and the evening and night with all the traditional activities. The programme is currently being finalised but there will be lots of surprises, thanks to collaboration with various trade groups, social and cultural entities, sports clubs and the museums. The Cabildo and Canary Government are getting involved so the fun can spread across the entire city. Employers have also promised innovative ideas.

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OCAL film-makers are already showing their worth, weeks in advance of the MiradasDoc festival to be held in Guia de Isora on November 4th and 5th. This event is a showcase for Canar y talent and two producers have got through to the final round of bidding for financial help. In total, ten documentaries have been chosen for the MiradasDoc Market section of the festival. Among those are four from Spanish producers and two of these are based in the archipelago. There were nearly 80 entries before the

shortlist was drawn up. The other finalists come from around the world, including Uruguay, Chile, Israel, Ireland and Colombia. These film producers will finance their own travel to Tenerife to take part in the final pitching, evidence of the prestige of MiradasDoc and how it can significantly contribute to future careers. It is seen as a natural bridge

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You can keep up to date on http:// www.aytolalaguna.com and also in the Tenerife News.

FOSTERING CREATIVITY

An “Alternative Fair” for Puerto If you are creative, you will particularly enjoy an “Alternative Fair” in Puerto de la Cruz on October 12th

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HE event “Encounter and Interweavings” is being co-ordinated by Martine D’Haesleer of the Association “WoManHood-FemeneidaD” which you will also be very interested to find out about.

The group is very keen to foster creativity, the arts and imagination no matter what nationality you are or whatever your discipline, whether it be as an artist, author, artisan or therapist. You will find a host of hand-made creations and also green products created by entrepreneurs committed to sustainability. All this will also get you talking and provide inspiration and will certainly get you talking to people of a like mind. The “Alternative Fair” takes place in the Taoro Anglican Church and all are very welcome. If you would like to take part, you can make contact with the association on 922 81 40 39 / 620 683 407 or email martinedh@gmail.com.

between Europe, Africa and the Americas and serves as an outstanding platform for the audiovisual market. MiradasDoc is also a natural meeting point for professionals in the documentary world and

features three days of meetings between producers, new talent and TV funders. You can keep up to date with developments on www.miradasdoc.com.

A passion for tango

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NE of the most prominent figures of the tango, Susana Rinaldi is bringing her art to Gran Canaria.

Known as “Dama del Tango”, her mix of romance, message, poetry and protest will fill the Alfredo Kraus Symphony Auditorium in Las Palmas on October 10 th at 9pm. She will be joined by the capital’s Philharmonic Society and will be accompanied by Juan Esteban Cuacci, a pianist from Argentina, and musicians Marcelo Mercadante and Lila Horovitz. Susana was once an ac-

tress but her career gave way to her passion for singing and she made her debut in Buenos Aires in 1975. She has since given concerts all over the world, including in Paris, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Italy, Europe, Israel and Cuba. Juan Esteban Cuacci is a self-taught musician who started his career at 13 and is also from Argentina with a shared passion for tango.

Tickets for this concert cost 30 euros (see www.auditorio-alfredokraus.com and www.entradas.com).

Not just fishing at Las THREE-DAY EVENT Galletas

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OP down to Las Galletas on October 11th, 12th and 13th and you will find more than the annual fishing competition.

The “II Certamen de Pesca de Canarias Marina del Sur” will in itself attract a lot of interest, having been organised by various departments of Arona council. However, there will be complementary activities as well, such as displays of body combat and body attack. For the children, there will be bouncy castles. Another very interesting thing to try will be a spot of inter-active fishing, courtesy of a virtual fishing machine. You will see rock fishing, fishing from boats, kayaking and some aerial attractions as well. The entertainment continues into the evening as well, with live music from Julio César and DJ David Navarro.


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Your dining experience around our restaurants

La Clave, Puerto Viejo, Puerto de la Cruz

Restaurante Magnolia, Puerto de la Cruz Restaurante Magnolia has come a long way in the last three decades, starting life as a small intimate restaurant with an outdoor terrace to the finished article we see today, with the terrace now covered and well spaced tables inside. The décor is pleasant and comfortable and makes you feel at home right away. Windows run down both sides of the restaurant allowing the light to beam in, creating a bright atmosphere even on a dull day and there are lovely views. The kitchen is open plan and creates the most wonderful Catalan and international dishes with an extensive menu of fish, shellfish, lamb, steaks, pastas. The combination of ingredients and flavours is wonderful with exquisite sauces. This venue is always busy and customers are full of praise for the Restaurante Magnolia as one of the finest places to eat on the island. The quality and service certainly stands out and the cost is very reasonable indeed. You will find Restaurante Magnolia opposite the Hotel Botánico on the main road, tucked into the side of Apartamentos Molino Blanco.

This lovely restaurant in Puerto receives glowing reviews and those who have enjoyed wining and dining here say they would recommend it “100%”. The team set out with a very clear aim. To offer a restaurant, brasserie, tapas and pintxos (a specific type of tapas) in a relaxed atmosphere at a cost people can afford. They are delighted that customers are returning time and time again and have become friends. One comment on TripAdvisor reads: “The best tapas I have ever had!” The emphasis is on fun, good music, tasty food and a nice environment. There’s nothing stuffy about La Clave where the staff are happy and sociable and will do all they can to help. You can enjoy a wide range of appetisers with a beer or glass of wine and a wide selection of Spanish tapas, together with traditional plates brought into the 21st century from the expert kitchen. Those who love Oriental food will also love it here, as well as vegetarians as there are dishes especially for them, such as tofu, fresh vegetables, tempuras, ecological rice and seitan. There are also coffees from around the world, a full cocktail menu and drinks, all with the background of good music and a very agreeable environment. Sit inside or out and enjoy its clean lines and modern decor.

Rendezvous Restaurant/Bar and Bistro, Golf del Sur The Rendezvous in Golf del Sur offers diners a double delight. By day and in the evening, you can enjoy a full menu with great prices and big portions at the Rendezvous Bar and Bistro, overlooking the bowling green at the Winter Gardens. In the evening, you might opt for the Rendezvous Restaurant which is just above it and offers an extensive à la carte menu, fine wines and a relaxing night out to enjoy excellent cuisine at a leisurely pace. “The Rendezvous Restaurant has a lovely ambience and it’s a restaurant where you can sit back and enjoy”. The Winter Gardens is very easy to find and is on your right just as you drive into the Golf and where you can park. Just go through the main entrance and down the steps or ramps to find Rendezvous. Booking is advised at the main restaurant because it is extremely popular and it’s testament to its success that diners come back time and time again.

The Pink Parrot, Las Galletas sea-front A great name, great British cooking and a great location. What better reasons could there be than to visit The Pink Parrot which is right on the sea-front promenade at Las Galletas? This is a beautiful flat location as you are literally a metre away from the ocean with a panoramic view. The Pink Parrot was taken over by Brenda and Mike a year ago and is a family-run café offering a traditional English menu with daily specials and all home-made dishes. Specialities include cod, chips and mushy peas (delicious!), served only on Fridays, Sunday roast, jacket potatoes and a special combo platter for two people for only 8.50 euros. There is also a gluten free menu and delicious home-made desserts. There is also wifi. Everyone who goes to Las Galletas falls in love with it and the sea-front promenade is just two minutes away from the banks, shops, post office etc. So with Pink Parrot in mind, you have extra reason to visit and can just hop on a bus if you don’t drive. It’s a great day out. The restaurant is closed on a Monday but open the rest of the week from 9am to 5pm (although will stay open later for reservations).

Jack’s Bar, El Duque/La Caleta If you are out and about around the beautiful El Duque beach area, where do you pop in for something to eat or drink? Why not try Jack’s Bar which is just off the sea-front on the way to La Caleta? You can walk to it along the beach (just at the end of El Duque beach, there are some stairs on the right which take you up an incline to the bar on the right). Jack’s Bar is run by Leonard and Christine from Newcastle and offers good British cooking and drinks at affordable prices, all live sporting events, karaoke on request (so if you want to sing, just ask!), a quiz on a Tuesday and Thursday and cabaret with Martin Yorke on a Saturday evening with songs from the 60s to the 90s. The menu includes breakfast all day, snacks and baked potatoes, main meals, children’s favourites and desserts. One tip. Try Christine’s home-made steak pie or cheese and onion quiche which she makes on the premises. They are delicious and very popular. You can sit inside or outside on the small sunny terrace. On Sundays, they serve a really good traditional Sunday lunch. Jack’s Bar is only small but as the saying goes, good things come in little packages and you will be guaranteed a very big welcome.

Magnolia Restaurante

Specialists in National and International Cuisine Daily Menu All for only 13.50€ Gazpacho, Vegetable Soup or Fish and Seafood Soup

New Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 18:00-24:00 Sundays closed

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Matul, Tasca-Restaurante, La Orotava

Tipsy Terrace, Los Gigantes

Opened some three months ago, Restaurante Matul is receiving glowing reviews for its value for money, fabulous dishes, excellent service and decor. “A gastronomic reference for the north” is one diner’s accolade. The restaurant prides itself on presenting creative cuisine, using fresh daily products, so you can enjoy meat dishes, fish or perhaps some tapas with friends. There is also a wide range of wines. You must also try the home-made desserts which are exquisite, with a great creative touch. All this is presented in a friendly environment with attentive owner, Victor and his team who make you feel totally at home and ensure an experience to remember at a price you can afford. Restaurante Matul is open every day, except Sunday, from 1pm to 4.30pm and 7.30pm to 11pm. This beautiful restaurant is located parallel to the motorway heading towards Santa Cruz at exit 33 to La Orotava.

Tipsy Terrace in Los Gigantes is described as one of the friendliest places around and you will see why when you visit. This delightful venue is run with great enthusiasm by owners Sally and Sarah. They love to celebrate special occasions and dates in the calendar and have become experts in providing great entertainment and lovely decorations. It is not by chance that it has become a favourite place for many people, locals and holiday-makers alike. You will find great home cooking and dishes to suit all tastes, from breakfast through to evening meals and everything in between. Tap into their menu on www.tipsy-terrace.net and you can see all the choices for yourself, from Tipsy’s Ploughman’s and Rise and Shine sandwiches to wraps, jacket potatoes, burgers, crunchy salads, light lunches and much, much more. Tipsy Terrace also has a swimming pool, tennis, mini-golf and lovely gardens. It is easy to find as it is just by the coach and bus stops.

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Tressardi, Puerto de la Cruz If you want to seek out a really good Italian restaurant at an affordable price, look no further than Tressardi in Puerto de la Cruz. This well established Italian restaurant and pizzeria is managed by three partners from Sardinia and can be found in La Paz (the main tourist area of Puerto). It offers a very varied menu including traditional Italian dishes, pizza and pasta with gorgeous fillings and sauces, meat dishes, fresh fish and crunchy salads. You can accompany it with an Italian wine or cold beer whilst enjoying romantic soothing Italian music. The desserts like tiramisu and panna- cota are to die for! Depending on your choices the price averaging 15-16 Euros per person is what you can expect. So if you want a good Italian restaurant for a family meal, a romantic dinner, a quick lunch when working or a take away, Tressardi is the restaurant for you. A friendly and homely restaurant that has quality products combining fast food and well prepared dishes for kids and grown ups.

Tapas ‘n’ Chill, Golf del Sur If you’re looking for tapas with flair and a chill-out atmosphere, this is the place to head for. A very popular restaurant, it is in the same ownership as Volare cabaret lounge next door so if you haven’t booked or arrive early, you can just pop in here for a pre-dinner drink (and go back afterwards for the entertainment!) Owner Gary is now in the kitchen and produces mouth-watering tapas dishes which are different and delicious. He has a great passion for cooking and this is reflected in creations such as “Meatballs in a slightly spicy creamy curry” or “Flakes of salmon, white and smoked fish potato cake with a chilli mint dip”. Couples usually have four to five dishes between them so they can share and get a variety of tastes. Don’t miss the house potatoes! Tapas & Chill is open seven nights a week from 6pm. If you are driving through Golf del Sur, go past the Winter Gardens bowling green on your right, take the next turning right and double back on yourself. Look out for the Apartamentos Aquamarine Golf on the left (opposite Best Buys supermarket) and there is a sloping pathway down to the sea next to it. Walk down here and Tapas & Chill is on the right.

Tasca Casa Paco, Los Cristianos Tasca Casa Paco is a hugely popular restaurant because it offers a real taste of Spain right in the heart of Los Cristianos. It has become known as the restaurant with the singing chef because owner Paco is always singing and most evenings will take to his guitar and sing Spanish and English songs with great expertise. There are more than 30 dishes on the menu and a wine list with over 50 choices. Paco is passionate about his food and only uses fresh ingredients. You can watch him as he creates your meal with an artistic flair. He’s like a maestro conducting an orchestra. People often talk about this place for weeks after their visit because it is a unique experience over and above the excellent cuisine. It’s not surprising it is highly rated on TripAdvisor, having recently held the number two spot for Los Cristianos. It’s easy to find near the cultural centre as you walk into Cristianos town. Find the two petrol stations and it’s on the left of the one in the centre of the road.

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Your special fortnightly restaurant review

The bistro with the friendly welcome

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HE Rendezvous Bar and Bistro at Golf del Sur is the “companion” to the Rendezvous Restaurant at the immaculately-kept Winter Gardens complex. I use the word “companion” because “little sister” or “little brother” somehow suggests it has a lesser profile but this is certainly not the case. We have dined at the upstairs Rendezvous Restaurant on several occasions and absolutely loved it, as do diners of all nationalities who return time and time again. But the Rendezvous Bar and Bistro is just as popular and serves great food in very generous portions at affordable prices. No wonder the two of them together offer people a really good double choice. The Rendezvous Bar and Bistro is on the lower level of the Winter Gardens ie. the ground level and is just metres away from the pristine bowling green. It is hugely interesting to watch the players with their skill and concentration. You should note that there is accessibility to all as the Winter Gardens has disabled ramps and a lift and you can go via the front entrance (ie as you drive into Golf del Sur along the one way system or via the back which is near the market site). There is always a parking space available. The Bar and Bistro is open all day and evening from 9am to close whilst the Restaurant opens at 6pm. We had already enjoyed the full English breakfast on two previous occasions as well as lunch when I had the biggest ploughman’s I had ever been served! Anothere time, when we went for coffee, I remember watching in amused anticipation as a lady ordered a ploughman’s and nearly fell off her seat when it arrived. We therefore went along for our review meal with high hopes and were not disappointed. It was a lovely warm night with a bit of a

blustery wind so we went for the half-way house, taking a table outside but under the canopy. It was just getting dark so we were able to admire the bowling green and the gardens amidst the pretty lighting. We had family staying with us so took them along as our treat but it certainly meant we got a full taste of the menu. The first thing to say is that those portions of the famed ploughman’s were echoed in our dishes this time as well. We chose from the main evening menu available from 6pm to 10pm but were just as impressed with the lunches and snacks. Our starters included chef’s home-made soup of the day (3.95 euros), cheesy nachos with tomato salsa (3.75 euros), spicy chicken goujons with sweet chilli or garlic dip (3.95 euros) and garlic Atlantic prawns with crusty bread (5.75 euros). The latter, said my son, were “simply gorgeous” and the best he had tasted. The main courses offered everything from half roasted chicken (7.50 euros) to the bistro mixed grill with minute steak, chicken breast, bacon and sausage) with tomato, mushrooms or onions (10.95 euros). Everything wafting by looked delicious and gave off a mouth-watering aroma but it still took us all a good ten minutes to decide. We were well looked after by Kelly and bless her patience! I opted for the chilli con carne with rice and nachos at 7.95 euros and the chef was so helpful to meet my request for some soured cream as an accompaniment. My husband went for a cheese burger which came with chips and vegetables (8.65 euros) whilst the two “youngsters” both wanted a steak. All the plates came full to the brim, leaving

us totally full up and even having to decline a pudding, the likes of which include chocolate fudge cake at 4.50 euros and chef’s crumble at 4.25 euros. Next time, we will be prepared! If you don’t think your appetite which will stretch this far, why not go for the light bites. The Rendezvous platter for 5.75 euros has spiced chicken goujons, potato wedges, onion rings, garlic bread and battered hake fingers with a garlic dip. The sort of dish you could eat anywhere at any time! There are also baked jacket potatoes with chicken korma, chilli con carne or cheese and coleslaw (5.75 euros and 5.50 euros), crisp baguettes or a quarter pound burger topped with cheese and bacon in a fresh bun with mayonnaise and crisp lettuce (5.50 euros). On the Bar and Bistro menu, there are always chef specials with a starter and two main dishes. On our evening, they were gripped lamp chump chops with a rosemary and plum sauce, served with fresh vegetables or salad and a choice of potatoes (8.50 euros) or pan fried chicken breast in a blue cheese and bacon cream sauce served with salad or vegetables and a choice of potatoes (8.75 euros). These dishes are perhaps more reflective of the menu upstairs in the Rendezvous Restaurant but give the bistro diner that extra option. There is a children’s menu for 4.95 euros and ver y reasonably priced drinks, with a bottle of house white at 6.50 euros. Next on our agenda will have to be a Sunday visit for the traditional roast (beef, pork, chicken or lamb) at 8.95 euros as we can just imagine the portion sizes! Booking is recommended. When visiting the Bar and Bistro, I always make a point of visiting the ladies as they are superbly decorated. You can also sit by the bar or lounge around on the ver y ver y comfortable squashy sofas though you might not want to get up afterwards! There are TV screens for sport and popular programmes but these are not intrusive. Our review night saw quite a few tables occupied but it was neither noisy or intrusive. It was a Thursday so were were happy to listen to the great voice of Andy Phillips who also entertains on a Sunday. The Rendezvous Bar and Bistro is very much for local residents and holiday-makers alike and has certainly built up a great following. Special events such as Halloween are always celebrated and attract

“Almogrote” in dough cylinder Almogrote en canutillos

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a big crowd, as do charity nights and other functions, Christmas included of course. There are some lovely comments and picture on their Facebook site where you can catch up with what is happening, sporting fixtures etc and glowing praise on TripAdvisor. This one particularly caught my eye and it really says it all about both restaurants: “We visited both the Rendezvous Restaurant and Bar/Bistro and after our first visit didn’t feel the need to go anywhere else. Both establishments offered extensive menus and excellent value for money. The staff were friendly, helpful and gave excellent service. We would highly recommend that visitors to Gulf del Sur visit the Rendezvous where they will be guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent food in wonderful surroundings.” What more is there to say than go along and see for yourself! You might even be inspired to take up bowling or have a go at the Wednesday fun bowls morning.

Contact Rendezvous Bar and Bistro on 922 738 683 if you would like to make a booking or discuss a a party booking.

300gr of Canary cheese : Semi-cured goat cheese 20gr of olive oil: virgin extra 100grs of fresh goat cheese ½ clove of grated garlic A spoon full of tomato comfit A spoon full of dark honey 2 teaspoons of sweet red pepper powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne powder Salt 20 dough cylinders made with filo dough Corinth raisins macerated in sweet Malvasia

Method:

In a glass bowl, put the raisins and cover with the sweet Malvasia wine. Leave to macerate for two hours. For the “Almogrote” Grate the semi-cured cheese and mix together with the other ingredients until you have a smooth and homogenious dough. To obtain a better result you can put the dough through a blender mixer at high speed for three minutes, obtaining a smother result. Slightly paint over the filo dough with honey. Cut rectangles of aprox. 5x8 cm, approximately. Mould them into cylinder shapes and put them in the oven at 200ºC for between five and seven minutes, until they have a slight colour. When they are ready to be served, with help of a pastry sleeve, fill them with the almogrote on both ends. To finish its presentation, put a few macerated raisins in each end.

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Your dining experience around our restaurants

Mamma Rosa, Playa de las Américas

Electra, San Blas, Golf del Sur

Mamma Rosa is one of the longest established restaurants in the south of Tenerife and has an extensive menu and a modern ambiance which appeals to all ages. For more than 22 years, it has offered elegance, top-class cuisine, an excellent varied wine list and, of course, the service you would expect. The restaurant is next to the Colón II apartments at the e n d o f T h e Pa t c h ( n e a r t h e l a s t r o u n d a b o u t , w i t h Santander Bank on the corner, and not far from the Hotel Palmeras). The cuisine is described as classical Italian and Scandinavian with Spanish and French influences, blended together and cooked in a modern style. Part of the new approach is to offer a ver y extensive fish menu. As with the meat, the restaurant tries where possible to buy local produce and support the islands’ agriculture. Likewise, the wine list allows you to choose a Canar y Island wine, together with wines from around the globe such as the mainland, Italy, France etc.

Some chefs just seem to draw the crowds and Paolo, now back at Electra, is one of them. He produces the most exquisite dishes as a labour of love, using an unusual combination of ingredients and always creating beautifully-looking plates. He is also a wine expert and will happily chat to you and recommend choices to go with your meals. He believes the two must perfectly complement each other. Electra is a relatively small restaurant on the first line of San Blas Square but it oozes charm and style and has a lovely interior with clever attention to the design. This also applies to the cutlery, plates and glasses which combine to present a very inviting table. There is also a small terrace outside if you want a table under the stars or to enjoy the sun. The food is always freshly cooked and diners over the last few months have enthused over dishes such as the steak (“Fantastic”), sea bream cooked in sea salt (“The best I have ever tasted”) and the tapas with a twist. “The best food I have ever eaten, amazing presentation and service. Unbelievable quality and quantity of food. Brilliant prices. Absolutely five stars!” is just one of the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor

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Casa Tagoro Restaurant & Gastrobar, Los Cristianos

This new restaurant in the centre of Los Cristianos is being described as “a dream come true” and “amazing”. This really is somewhere very different to enjoy, offering a fantastic menu with specialities from all over the world, Spanish tapas, fresh fish, meat dishes, a four or six course tasting menu, a Thai fondu, Bavarian roast pork on a Sunday and many more gourmet delights. Yet it is more than this. The decor and atmosphere is very special. It is bright and spacious, featuring antique furniture, different areas to sit inside and out, a bar area from where you can watch the chef cooking, a large interior dining room (50 seats) and a cosy lounge corner (seats ten). The shady terrace also seats 20 and is the smoking area. Hosts Karin and Gerhard describe a visit here as a culinary journey and a chance to enjoy new tastes and a special experience in the touristic south of Tenerife. Depending on the season, there are special events and theme nights. When in Granadilla, the restaurant was recommended in the Michelin guide in 2010, 2011 and 2012. You can book the restaurant for all special occasions, in part or whole, and for a special present, you can buy a restaurant voucher. See their website on www.casatagoro.de for all options (in English), including a vineyard special with catering etc. The restaurant is at calle Valle de Menendez 28, 50 metres below the little white church and behind the hotel Reveron.

Creativo – Gourmet Bistro Restaurant Café Playa de San Juan

The Potter Inn, Puerto Colón When out and about in the Puerto Colón area, where on earth do you head for when you want good value food, great drink offers and a friendly family atmosphere? Can we point you in the direction of The Potter Inn (formerly Geordie Pride) which is still under the same ownership of Mark and Kerry despite the name change. It is now home for the Tenerife Potters (Stoke City’s official supporters’ club on the island) with all fixtures being shown, as well as other matches. If you are from the Stoke area, you will have a special affinity but everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome. All sorts of food is available but of particular value is the special evening menu, Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 9pm, with two courses for 5.95 euros and three courses for 7.45 euros. It’s great cooking with generous portions. Every weekday from 3.30pm to 7.30pm is Happy Hour with lots of two for one offers (ie two local spirit and mixers for two euros!). There are breakfasts, lunches, snacks and main meals, plus a hugely popular Sunday lunch. The best way to Potter Inn is down the steps at the taxi rank at Puerto Colon and then turn left. The frontage looks small but inside is deceptively spacious, with a terrace at the front and at the back overlooking the harbour.

BISTRO - RESTAURANTE

terrace · easy parking · kitchen open all day OPEN FROM 9AM TO 11PM, CLOSED ON TUESDAY Playa San Juan, on the church square. Tel. 650 609 791. sanjuan-creativo@hotmail.com

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Creativo San Juan is a quality bistro restaurant-café bar located on the church square in the centre of this charming traditional fishing village. Offering a relaxed and informal environment, it is run by husband and wife team Klaus (Danish) and Eva (Canary). Creativo gained its name from Klaus’s ambition to deliver fabulous creative dishes to excite the taste buds whilst at the same time being attractively priced. He combines his many years of experience as a chef in starred restaurants in Denmark with his own innovative flair for turning locally sourced fresh ingredients into something very special and completely different. During the day, why not try a simple delicious lunch of Danish open sandwiches and tapas or perhaps come in the evening for something more exotic like roast lamb or cider pork. Choose from a simple one course to a three or four course menu with wine for a fine dining experience. Alternatively just enjoy sitting on the square and having a drink with friends. If you come on a Wednesday, you can see the local market in the square and stop in for a coffee break or lunch. Children and dogs are also catered for. A delightful, honest and refreshing venue catering for all. For reservations call 650-609-791.

Bar El Pincho, Paseo Las Vistas, Los Cristianos With so many bars and restaurants along the sea-front of the main Las Vistas beach in Los Cristianos, where on earth do you head for? Why not try Bar El Pincho where you can enjoy good prices, good food, good service and a fantastic view of the ocean as you watch the world go by. Bar El Pincho is winning many fans because of the friendly staff you encounter and the really delicious Spanish tapas. Opened about two years ago, customers of all nationalities come here, including the British, Spanish, German, Dutch and French. It’s a lovely place and one of the bargains they offer is a combination of tapas for two for just 8.50 euros. You can’t go wrong with this. There is also a wide selection of main plates, such as steak, chicken and fish, all cooked with love and the best ingredients they can find. The owners really mean it when they say customer satisfaction is paramount so do ask if there is something special you would like or arranged. Every two weeks, you will find live music and do try the fantastic cocktails which they always try to improve. Try also the special dishes from the north of the island and the drinks. The aim is to make you feel at home which regular customers say is definitely the case. Please note, Bar El Pincho is closed on Sundays so the staff can spend some valuable time with their families as well.


Pets World

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Know your chickens M ANY people keep chickens as a pet but don’t be fooled into thinking they are no effort to look after.

As with all animals, they need proper care and attention, the right environment, food and veterinary treatment. Their home should be warm, dr y and well-ventilated. The house and everything inside should be cleaned frequently and disinfected to remove parasites. Food and water should always be provided and the floor covered with dr y material (e.g. wood shavings or straw) to allow foraging and dustbathing (particularly important if it’s wet outside). This must be topped-up or replaced when needed. Make sure the space is big enough for chickens to exercise, stretch their wings and carry out normal behaviours. As a guide, roughly 12 square metres should be enough for 30 birds although this depends on the size and numbers of chickens and layout of facilities. Perches should be around three to five centimetres wide with rounded edges and height should suit the size of the birds. There should be enough space for all chickens to comfortably roost at the same time (from 15 centimetres per chicken) and enough space between per-

ches to let them get up and down without injury. Egg laying hens need quiet, enclosed nest boxes. They

should be draught-free and lined with clean, dr y, comfortable nesting material (e.g. straw or wood shavings). The chickens must be able to pass through the hatch or door easily without having to crouch. More than one entrance helps avoid bullying and encourages

use of the outdoor area. For their outside area, keep grass short. Long strands can become trapped in the chickens’ digestive system. Again, the space should be large enough to allow wet, muddy or barren areas to be

sectioned off to recover and to minimise the risk of disease, while still allowing enough space for chickens to roam on good pasture. Provide overhead cover, such as small trees or purposebuilt shelters, to give protection from the sun, bad weather and

Indoor cats. Can it work?

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ATS obviously love to go outside and explore but can you keep one inside all of the time?

Currently there is no definitive knowledge regarding whether being an indooronly cat is any better or worse than being one who has access to the outdoors. It is important to make sure that you are meeting all of your cat’s needs whether they are an indoor cat or not. However, compared to cats who have the freedom to go outside, indoor-only cats will have additional needs that must be met to keep them healthy and happy. Cats can adapt well to an indoor life if they are kept in this environment from an early age but cats that have been used to going outside may find it more difficult to adapt. We would not recommend keeping a cat that is used to going outside, as an ‘indooronly cat’, unless it is for health reasons. If you rehome a kitten and intend to keep it indoors, you could consider adopting a sibling-pair so that they can keep each other company. For an active animal like the cat, an indoor environment can become predictable and boring and can lead to stress, inactivity and obesity. It’s therefore very important that you provide your cat with

everything it needs. When keeping an indoor-only cat you should:  Provide it with a litter tray in a quiet place and make sure that you clean it out regularly. Cats are often reluctant to use a dirty tray or one that is in a busy part of the home.  Make sure your cat has enough space. Indoor-only cats should have access to several rooms.  Allow your cat access to two types of resting place, one at floor level, enclosed on three sides and another that is higher with a good view. It is important that the higher position is safe and will not lead to your cat falling from a height, as this could cause serious injury.  Provide scratching posts for your cat at several locations around the home so that it can mark its territory, strengthen its muscles and sharpen its claws.  Make sure your cat has opportunities to exercise each day to stay fit and healthy by providing suitable indoor activities to keep it active.  Provide and create new ways for your cat to stay

stimulated and active, both physically and mentally, as one of the main problems with an indoor-only lifestyle is that cats can become frustrated and bored. Remember that because your cat will not have the freedom to interact with people or other animals outside, you will become its main social companion. You will need to make plenty of time to interact with your cat. You should not leave your cat alone for long periods during the day. It is important to remember that although an indoor-only lifestyle may appear safer for your cat (as it is protected from any dangers outdoors), the indoor environment can be equally dangerous and cats can be injured as a result of household accidents. So you must take care and make sure that your home is a safe and suitable environment for a cat.

wild animals and encourage exploration. Chickens should have access to dry soil where they can dustbathe and forage. Feed or water provided outside should be sheltered to keep it clean and dry. Avoid attracting rodents and wild

birds.

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HEALTH AND WELFARE trapped/injured. One big question is how many chickens should you keep? The RSPCA recommends that people keep at least three hens (female chickens) which get on well together. Cockerels (male chickens) should not be kept together, unless they have grown up together and get on well. Introducing new chickens to the flock Mixing of chickens that are unfamiliar with each other should be done carefully and avoid very different body sizes as this can result in bullying. Health of welfare of pet chickens Always contact a vet if you are concerned about the health and welfare of your chickens and for health checkups. Healthy birds are ‘brighteyed’, alert and interested. Signs of poor health include hunched posture, erect feathers, head tucked under the wing, reluctance to move and hiding in corners.

Feather pecking Feather pecking is where hens peck and pull at the feathers of other hens, sometimes leading to more serious injuries and even cannibalism. It can affect hens in any system, including commercial farming systems

and hens kept as pets. Outbreaks can suddenly occur.

Pet chickens diet Chickens need constant access to clean and fresh water in the chicken house and their rinkers should be cleaned regularly. They must be able to access water in icy weather (ice should not be removed using chemicals). Drinkers should prevent young chicks climbing in and drowning. If drinkers are changed, the chickens should still be provided with some of the type that they are familiar with. Feed, suitable for their age and breed, should be provided in the chicken house to give them a balanced diet. Food dispensers should be cleaned regularly. Chickens need insoluble grit to help digestion (e.g. hard flint grit). Oyster shell is a soluble grit which can provide extra calcium in the diet.

Parasites Chickens need regular worming, particularly if kept with the same outdoor area for more than one month. They should also be checked regularly for lice and red mites.

Playing rough with dogs

QUESTION: Will playing rough games with my dog make it aggressive? ANSWER: Studies show that there is no connection between playing rough games with

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your dog and aggression but one way that dogs use to test their ability to win competitions is through rough games. If your dog plays rough games with you, they are less likely to inhibit their behaviour towards you at other times. If your dog defers to you, obeys you when you ask and you are happy with your relationship, there is no need not to play any type of game. If your dog is showing aggression, particularly towards you or other family members, playing rough games may well be contributing to it. Playing rough games does not cause aggression but it can give your dog an unrealistic impression of their ability to control you, which can lead to a lack of consistency in your relationship, which may cause aggression in some dogs. If your dog is already showing aggression towards family members, playing rough games is likely to make them worse.


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Looking for somewhere different to visit, a lovely place to eat, to have a drink, to walk by the ocean, to enjoy an unspoilt nature reserve, to jog or to bike ride? Then come to Palm Mar, just ten minutes from Los Cristianos and Las Galletas and find a wonderful oasis of green with a meandering promenade and a very warm welcome from all.

Baobab

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GREAT ENGLISH FOOD: Breakfasts, snacks, lunches, afternoon tea and cakes, dinners, specials, desserts, three course deals, Sunday roasts

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Tuesday steak night and Friday fish & chips. Best to book. Hard to beat on the island

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Flamingo Building, Palm Mar (near the bank, near sea-front)

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Property sales across the island. Long-term rentals in Palm Mar. Holiday lets in Canary Islands. Contact us if you want to sell or rent your property. Multi-lingual, including English, German and Russian For car rental, excursions... Contact us drstangeflamingo@telefonica.net Edif. Flamingo, Local C11, Palm Mar 922 73 30 78 or 660 13 67 90

This lovely café, bread shop, pasteleria and ice-cream parlour is a real bonus for the early-birds as it opens at 7am! Enjoy a walk along the sea-front promenade, with or without a dog, and pop in. You will find Baobab on the ground floor of Muelles de Genova on the left as you walk towards the ocean. It’s a hard place to resist as it offers everything from Spanish/English breakfasts (with bacon or Iberian ham), mouth-watering pork off the bone, croissants, waffles, gateaux, cakes and biscuits, fresh unusual breads, all sorts of teas and coffees and mouth-watering icecreams with various toppings. Alcohol is also served, including some very good Canary wine. Baobab is run by husband and wife team Maria and David who are a lovely couple. You can sit outside on the terrace or inside (there is a wifi zone). The service is very friendly and very affordable. Treats to perhaps try is a tea from the Legends range, such as Earl Grey or lemon, and the Galicianstyle breads in various shapes and sizes. Please do ask about cakes which can be made for special occasions.

Clousseau’s Bar, Palm Mar Very much a family bar headed by owner Angie, Clousseau’s is a great place to visit, day or night. You’ll find a great atmosphere, a friendly welcome and affordable prices and you can sit outside on the large very sunny terrace or inside. You can also enjoy a game of pool. Clousseau’s is open every day from noon to close, with the kitchen operating from noon to 3pm Tuesday to Sunday and then 6pm to 9pm Tuesday to Saturday. There is a live act on a Saturday night, plus karaoke, and a quiz on Sunday evening. The food here is good British cooking, offering various breakfast options, sandwiches, brunch snacks, jacket potatoes, burgers, toasties and main meals such as the popular freshlybaked steak pie, sirloin steak, Mexican chilli bowl and half shoulder of New Zealand lamb. Sunday roast from noon to 3pm at 7.25 euros is delicious. If you pop in for a drink, the sight and aroma of the food wafting by will definitely tempt your appetite! Clousseau’s is on the left of the last but one mini-roundabout under Terraza del Faro complex.

Cartier Chic Finding beautiful clothes on your doorstep is difficult in Tenerife and you might not be able to travel to Santa Cruz or the Safari Centre. Women who like to look chic and wear something different and exclusive will be delighted to hear about this new boutique which has just opened its doors. “Cartier Chic” is exactly what you will find here, with stylish clothes direct from France. Do pop in if you are looking for daywear or an outfit for a special occasion, such as a wedding, a party or an evening event, particularly with Christmas rapidly approaching. The boutique is very modern, spacious and inviting and sells hand-bags as well as some sandals and accessories like beautiful scarves. You will enjoy browsing through the rails at the colourful sportswear, the flowing long dresses, shorter cocktail dresses, fabulous jeans, including in bright red, pink and white, tops, evening wear, unusual tops with or without glitter and more. Buy something here and you are very unlikely to bump into someone wearing the same! There are changing rooms and comfy chairs for your partner or friend to relax on. A quality boutique, you will still find prices to suit your budget. It is on your left towards the sea-front within Muelles de Genova commercial centre.

GOOD FOOD - GREAT ENTERTAINMENT Try our Sunday lunches

CLOUSEAU´S live acts & karaoke each saturday night sunday night

quiz night

open from noon to close every day of the week Tel. 922 748 854 Avenida Flamingo, Palm Mar (under Terraza del Faro)

Dr Stange International Right next door to Pearl’s, you will find Dr Stange International which is an estate agency but also a “one-stop shop” for other services you might need. Many people who visit Palm Mar for the first time decide they would like to live here or come back for a holiday so this is the place to pop in to. Dr Stange was the first German estate agent with offices in Spain and today has a chain of collaborating offices in Europe. The very helpful staff speak English, German and Spanish and now can also count on a Russian expert as well, courtesy of Erika Mirosnikova (Tel. 0034 648 204 107). At the Palm Mar office, you can sell or buy a property, arrange a holiday letting anywhere in the Canary Islands and rent short or long-term. You can also book an excursion here or rent a car at very competitive prices. This service includes airport delivery.

El Pescaito This is a very popular Spanish restaurant which has a large wrap-around terrace enjoying the sun at all times (or sit under the canopy or shades). It has a very welcoming atmosphere and is a place where people of all nationalities sit, chat and eat at their leisure. The evening sunshine is particularly lovely. You will find this restaurant in Calle Gorrion which is set back on the left as you walk towards the sea-front after the last but one roundabout, running parallel to the main avenue. You can go down the steps or drive round to it as there is a car-parking area right by it. El Pescaito serves the most delicious tapas in varying portions, such as fried baby squid, shrimp pancakes, aubergines in palm honey and fried whitebait. This is a great way to introduce yourself to Spanish food. It specialises in fresh fish if you fancy some grilled seabass or seabream or perhaps a tuna salad. Sunday is paella day, again another lovely experience to try.


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Palm Mar Gym

In these difficult times, it’s lovely to see that a number of new businesses have recently opened their doors in Palm Mar. It’s a lovely environment, very green and pretty, and a great place for people to visit or to live. It’s nice that businesses are putting their faith in Palm Mar and its future. Gamiplan XX1 is playing a leading role in this and has premises both to rent and to buy at the Muelles de Genova commercial centre where its own office is based (top floor). You will find this centre as you go towards the sea front. The office is usually open from 9am to 5pm but please do call in advance if you would like a firm appointment. Spanish and English is spoken so you can sit down and discuss the options if you have an idea for a new shop or business. You could choose to rent a unit but also ask about buying under the Government’s special help scheme for new businesses as this could prove beneficial. You might also be interested to know that Gamiplan has garage/store-rooms to rent or to buy regardless of whether you have a shop and this could help your storage/ parking needs.

Palm Mar is delighted to have this modern, spacious, light and airy gym on its doorstep and even more importantly, it’s very affordable! Owner Gabriel and his partner are pleased to welcome residents and holiday-makers and do not charge any joining fee or matricula. Instead, you can choose to pay by the day (five euros), per week (15 euros), per fortnight (20 euros) or per month (33 euros). This includes the gym and classes. Gabriel is a trained fitness instructor, being affiliated to the Spanish Federation, and is available to help all members. However, please do ask if you need special tuition or want to embark on a personalised fitness programme. He comes from Romania but speaks English, Spanish and some Russian. The gym has changing rooms, showers, lockers and free parking right outside and offers classes in zumba, pilates, tae bo, step, abdominals and tai chi. It has all the equipment you would expect to tone up or strengthen muscles. The gym also sells a range of fitness products, including for weight loss. As you will see from their advertisement, the gym is open until 10pm on weekdays so this gives people even greater flexibility to get and keep fit. It is on the left as you approach the sea-front.

Open daily from 11.00am

Relax, unwind and enjoy Sunday Brunch: 10:30am -12 noon Hot Buffet Style Breakfast with Fresh Orange

ALL MAJOR FOOTBALL SHOWN LIVE ON 2 LARGE SCREENS (sit inside or out)

Free wifi, two large sport screens, internet, air conditioning Private room for party hire T: 922 748 010 Find us on the right towards Palm Mar sea front

Style at a price you can afford!

Open Tue to Sat 10am to 7pm Tel: 922 748 461 634 501 956

All the latest trends. Spanish-run but English spoken, with customers of all nationalities. For men and women Also beauty salon with a wide range of treatments

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HAIR CUTS: Ladies 13€ - Men 9€ Ground floor CC Muelles de Genova on left near sea-front

Infinity Hair Salon Run by hair stylist Juan, Infinity is a Palm Mar success story. It used to be on the top floor of the Muelles de Genova commercial centre on the left just before the sea-front but recently moved downstairs to be even more accessible. A variety of languages are spoken here, including English, so clients are of all nationalities and they travel in to Palm Mar from other parts of the south to have their hair done by Juan or his colleagues. It’s great to see and hear people chatting in all sorts of languages and friends meeting up again. There is also a wide variety of beauty treatments at very reasonable prices. You often find the best hairdressers in the least obvious places and Infinity fits the bill. The salon is chic and stylish and Juan keeps up to date with all the latest developments in hair care and styles. A man’s cut is just nine euros and 13 euros for a woman and you do feel you get great value as a lot of time and care is taken. The salon is open 10am to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday (closed on a Monday). You might be able to get an appointment if you pop in or do phone in advance.

Pet’s Home Pet’s Home is a pet shop which offers other services too, including a new service to look after your dogs when you go on holiday. If your dog needs a hair cut, grooming appointments are available and if you need expert help from a vet, you can see one from Hospivet Sur here on a Thursday between 12.30pm and 2pm. This is a lovely little pet shop packed with all sorts of things. The only pets it sells are guppy fish and baby tortugas but whatever pet you have at home, be it a dog, cat, rabbit, hamster, bird or parrot, this is the place to head for. There are baskets and cages, dog leads and collars, all the leading brands of dog food (such as Science Plan and Pro Plan), medicinal treatments, bowls and fish tanks, bones and a lovely selection of really cute doggie clothes which are still popular. You can buy little doggie treats, balls and some super doggie toys, including for teething puppies. Pet’s Home is signposted on the left just after the last but one roundabout as you head toward the sea-front.

Pearl´s Pantry is a very firm favourite in Palm Mar and is on the right as you walk towards the sea-front just after the bank. Here you will find great British cooking at a price you can afford seven days a week from 9am. You can sit outside on the spacious terrace which has plenty of sun and wind shades available if required. The menu is very extensive so you can have a snack, tea and cake or a full meal, with plenty of options for vegetarians and special meals for the under-12s. Add to this sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes, wraps, salads, homemade chips and more! Do try the big breakfast, the 100% Irish beef burgers (create your own if you wish) and the sharing platters. Main meals include scampi, lamb cutlets, gammon steak and surf ‘n’ turf. The Sunday roast (8.50 euros) is great and plentiful, Tuesday night is steak night (9.95 euros) with home-made chips and you will find one of the island’s very best fish, chips and mushy peas (8.50 euros) on a Friday. You are advised to book as the latter two in particular are so popular, they often sell out. There is always a daily specials board and home-made desserts like chocolate fudge brownies and Baileys cheesecake. The extensive drinks menu includes Canary wines and English beers. Fabulous food and a lovely family. The menu is very extensive so you can have a snack, tea and cake or a full meal, with plenty of options for vegetarians and special meals for the under-12s.

Sea Lounge

NEW! Ask about our dog hotel service Pet food, accessories, medication, novelties, gifts · GROOMING at competitive prices · Hospivet Sur: appointments available in the shop on Thursdays SHOP OPEN: MON-FRI 10am to 2pm & 5pm to 8.00pm. SAT 10am to 2pm C/ Gorrion Nº 57 (on left on way to sea-front) 639 775 379 - 922 74 83 81

Sea Lounge is a really beautiful chill-out lounge bar/restaurant which is as stunning to the eye as it is to your senses. It occupies a corner position on the top floor of Muelles de Genova (on the left on the way to the sea-front) and has ultra-modern decor in all shades of blue with white to reflect its name. At night, Sea Lounge is lit up in changing colours and is very inviting. You can sit outside on the big terrace which has the benefit of extensive sunshades and heaters for when the weather is cooler or if you prefer inside. Lots of thought has gone into the various seating areas. The whole atmosphere reflects the “chill-out” description. There is an extensive bar menu, including cocktails, wines, champagnes and all sorts of beers, and a mouth-watering menu all day with dishes such as entrecote tagliatelle with roquette and parmesan, mussels and pomme frites and gorgeous lobster on prior reservation. Come here for brunch, lunch, dinner, tapas or perhaps for a celebration or a party. Owner Chantal would be delighted to help you with special arrangements. You can get a taste of Sea Lounge on their Facebook page of www.facebook.com/sealoungepalmmar

Palms Bar On your right as you walk towards the sea front, you will find the lovely Palm Bar run by Tracy for seven years now. You can sit inside or out on the sunny terrace decorated with flowers and plants and enjoy something to eat and drink. It’s a popular spot to watch the world go by but also to enjoy live sports. Palm Bar shows all the top sporting events such as all the major soccer matches and other big fixtures on two large screens and you will find forthcoming matches advertised outside. So no need to miss all the action! Again, you can sit in or out. A new feature is the Sunday morning brunch which is proving very popular. This is a hot buffet style breakfast with fresh orange. A great way to start the day. It is served from 10.30am to noon. Do go along and you are ensured a good time whatever the time of day or evening and you will find a mix of nationalities. If you are planning a special celebration, such as a birthday party or anniversary, please also pop in and see Tracy as she has a lovely room available upstairs and can help you with whatever you need regarding the menu etc.


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BODY CLOCK PROBLEMS

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Have you got a poor memory?

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ERE are some top tips to make sure you don’t forget important things.

 Keep everyday items, such as car keys, in the same place and try to do things in the same order each time.  Write information down and keep paper and a pencil near the phone.  Keep a diary at home as well as at work to remind you to do daily tasks.  Use an alarm to help you remember to do something in the future, such as taking something out of the oven.  Repeat back to someone important information you need to remember.

ET lag refers to disturbed sleep patterns, weakness and disorientation caused by travelling. It happens when your normal body clock is disrupted by travelling through several time zones.

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Being forgetful may be a symptom

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T’S normal to become a bit forgetful as you get older. However, memory loss could be a symptom of something more serious and should be checked by a GP. Memory loss, also called amnesia, occurs when a person loses the ability to remember events and information they would normally be able to recall. This could be something that happened only seconds or minutes ago or a memorable event that happened in the past. The memory loss may have started suddenly or may have been getting worse over the last year or so. Memor y loss can be distressing, for the person affected as well as for their family. Relatives may fear the worst and assume it’s caused by dementia, but this often isn’t the case.

treatable, such as depression. You may be worried that someone you care for has dementia. However, bear in mind that around 40% of people aged over 65 have some kind of memor y difficulty and only 15% will develop dementia each year. If your instincts are correct, their denial or lack of awareness of their memory loss can make it hard to convince them to see a GP. It may help to read this fact sheet that includes information on how to persuade your relative to see a doctor (PDF, 849Kb). Signs that someone has dementia

Could it be dementia?

As a general guide:

If you’re reading this because you think your memory problems may be a sign of dementia, rest assured that they probably aren’t. A person with dementia will not usually be aware of their memory loss or may deny it. Your memory loss is likely to be caused by something a lot more common and

Dementia usually occurs in people over the age of 65. Someone with dementia will struggle to remember immediate or recent events, but can still recall events that happened a long time ago. Therefore, if their long-term memor y is affected, it probably isn’t dementia. The memory loss doesn’t happen suddenly but gets gradually worse over time.

Common causes of memory loss Generally, GPs find that patients who see them about memory loss are most likely to have anxiety, stress or depression. Their memory loss is due to poor concentration and not noticing things in the first place because of a lack of interest. Sleeping problems make the memory loss worse. Your GP may suggest trying antidepressant tablets. If their assumption is correct, these should improve the memory problems as the depression lifts. An elderly person with memory loss is likely to have depression if they also experience changes in behaviour, such as hoarding or being bad tempered. Other common causes of memory loss are:  A head injur y, for example after a car accident.  A stroke that cuts off some of the blood supply to the brain and causes brain tissue to die. These will cause sudden memor y loss, where you either forget events that happened before the trauma (retrograde amnesia), or you forget everything that happened after

the trauma (anterograde amnesia).

Less common causes of memory loss

Less commonly, memory loss can be caused by:  An underactive thyroid, which means your thyroid gland (found in the neck) does not produce enough hormones.  Certain types of medication, such as sedatives and some treatments for Parkinson’s disease.  Long-term alcohol misuse.  Bleeding in the brain, known as subarachnoid haemorrhage.  Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency, for example because of a digestive problem.  Problems with blood flow to part of the brain, which cause sudden episodes of memory loss that a person cannot recall afterwards (known as transient global amnesia).  A stressful or traumatic event that causes someone to block out the memor y, leaving them unable to remember important information (known as psychogenic amnesia).  A brain tumour.

It’s worse when you move from west to east because the body finds it harder to adapt to a shorter day than a longer one. Our body clock is primed to respond to a regular rhythm of daylight and darkness. It is thrown out of sync when it experiences daylight at what it considers the wrong time and it can take several days to readjust. Travellers who take medication according to a strict timetable (such as insulin or oral contraceptives) should seek medical advice from a health professional before their journey. Before you travel Make sure you’re fully rested before you travel. If you’re flying overnight and you can get a bit of sleep on the flight, it will help you to stay up until night time once you arrive at your destination.

CHANGE YOUR SLEEP ROUTINE A few days before you travel, start getting up and going to bed earlier (if you’re travelling east) or later (if you’re travelling west). During the flight, try to eat and sleep according to your destination’s local time.

HAVE A STOPOVER ON THE WAY Including a stopover in your flight will make it easier to adjust to the time change and you’ll be less tired when you arrive. Take advantage of any short airport transits to have a refreshing shower.

DURING YOUR JOURNEY Keep hydrated Dehydration can intensify the effects of jet lag, especially after sitting in a dry aeroplane cabin for many hours. Avoid alcoholic and caffeine drinks (such as coffee, tea and cola) which can disturb sleep. Preparing for sleep During your flight, try to create the right conditions when preparing for sleep. Eyeshades and earplugs may help you sleep. Regular exercise during the day may also help you sleep but avoid strenuous exercise immediately before bedtime. Use remedies with caution Many airline staff take melatonin, a hormone formed by the body at night or in darkness, to try to fight jet lag. Sleeping medication is not recommended as it doesn’t help your body to adjust naturally to a new sleeping pattern.

AT YOUR DESTINATION Anchor sleep Try to get as much sleep in every 24 hours as you normally would. A minimum block of four hours’ sleep during the local night – known as “anchor sleep” – is thought to be necessary to help you adapt to a new time zone. If possible, make up the total sleep time by taking naps during the day. Natural light The cycle of light and dark is one of the most important factors in setting the body’s internal clock. Exposure to daylight at the destination will usually help you adapt to the new time zone faster. Short trips For stays of less than three or four days, it may be better for the traveller to remain on “home time” (that is, timing activities such as sleeping and eating to occur at the times they would have occurred at home) to minimize disruption to the normal sleep-wake cycle although this is not always practical.


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Why do I have flat feet?

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person with flat feet has low arches or no arches at all. The arch, or instep, is the inside part of the foot that is usually raised off the ground when you stand, while the rest of the foot remains flat on the ground. It is also known as fallen arches. Most people have a noticeable space on the inner part of their foot (the arch). The height of the arch varies from person to person.

How can I tell if I have flat feet? Flat feet are easy to identify while standing or walking. When someone with flat feet stands, their inner foot or arch flattens, and the foot may roll over to the inner side (known as overpronation). To see whether your foot over-pronates, stand on tiptoe or push your big toe back as far as possible. If the arch of your foot appears, it means that your foot is flexible and normal. If the arch does not appear, your foot is likely to over-pronate when you walk or run. It can be difficult to tell if a child has flat feet as the arches may not fully develop until the age of 10.

Symptoms Flat feet do not usually cause problems, but they can put a strain on your muscles and ligaments (the tissue that links two bones together at a joint). This may cause pain in your legs when you walk. If you have flat feet you may experience pain in the inside of your ankle, arch of your foot, the outerside of your foot, calf (the back of your lower leg) and/or knee, hip or back. Some people with flat feet find that their weight is distributed unevenly, particularly if their foot over-pronates. If your foot overpronates, it is likely that your shoes will wear out quickly. Overpronation can also damage your ankle joint and Achilles tendon (the large tendon at the back of your ankle).

Why do I have flat feet? Having low or no arches is normal for some people. In these cases, flat feet is usually inherited and the feet are fairly flexible. Occasionally, flat feet can be caused by an abnormality that develops in the womb, such as a problem with a joint, or where two or more bones are fused together. This is also known as tarsal coalition and leads to the feet being flat and stiff. Flat feet that develops in later life can be the result of a condition that affects the joints, such as arthritis, or an injury to a muscle, tendon or the joints of the foot. Conditions that affect the nervous system (brain and spinal

cord) can also cause the arches to fall. This is because over time, the muscles gradually become stiffer and weaker and lose their flexibility. Conditions where this occurs include cerebral palsy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy. Adult-acquired flat feet often affects women who are over 40 years of age. It often goes undiagnosed and develops when the tendon that supports the foot arch gradually stretches over time. It is not fully understood what causes the tendon to become stretched, but some experts believe that wearing high heels and standing or walking for long periods may play a part. You are more at risk if you are obese, have high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes. Recent research has found a link with changes to this tendon and an increase in a type of protein called protelytic enzyme. These enzymes can break down some areas of the tendon, weakening it and causing the foot arch to fall. Similar changes were also seen in other conditions, such as Achilles tendonitis. This could have important implications for treating flat feet, as medication that specifically targets these enzymes could provide an alternative to surgery. However, further research is needed and this type of treatment is thought to be about 10-15 years away.

When to see your GP Most cases of flat feet do not cause any problems. However, you should go to see your GP if you or your child have flat feet and they are causing pain, even when wearing supportive shoes that fit well,shoes wear out very quickly, your feet appear to be getting flatter and your or your child’s feet are weak, numb or stiff. Your GP may refer you to a podiatrist (foot specialist).

Treatment Treatment is not usually needed for flat feet because they do not usually cause any significant problems. If your feet ache, the achiness can usually be relieved by wearing supportive shoes that fit properly. You may need to wear shoes that are wider than normal. If your feet over-pronate, you may need to wear a special insole (orthotic device) inside your shoes to stop your feet rolling inwards when you walk or run. These will usually need to be made and fitted by a podiatrist. In rare cases, surgery may be needed where a child has flat feet due to a problem they are born with (a congenital abnormality). The foot may need to be straightened, or the bones may need to be separated if they are fused together. Painkillers and insoles are the first treatment options for flat feet that are caused by a joint problem, such as arthritis, or a torn tendon.

How to cut back on alcohol

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HUGE BENEFITS

F you regularly drink more than the recommended limits, try these simple tips to help you cut down.

Make a plan. Before you start drinking, set a limit on how much you’re going to drink. Set a budget. Only take a fixed amount of money to spend on alcohol. Let them know. If you let your friends and family know you’re cutting down and that it’s important to you, you could get support from them. Take it a day at a time. Cut back a little each day. That way, every day you do is a success. Make it a smaller one. You can still enjoy a drink but go for smaller sizes. Try bottled beer instead of pints or a small glass of wine instead of a large one. Have a lower-strength drink. Cut down the alcohol by swapping strong beers or wines for ones with a lower strength (ABV in %). You’ll find this information on the bottle. Stay hydrated. Drink a pint of water before you start drinking and don’t use alcohol

to quench your thirst. Have a soft drink instead. Take a break. Have the odd day each week when you don’t have an alcoholic drink. Drinks diary. You may be surprised to find out how much you actually drink. Benefits of cutting down The immediate effects of cutting down include feeling better in the mornings, being less tired during the day, your skin may start to look better, you’ll start to feel fitter and you may stop gaining weight. Long-term benefits include: Mood There’s a strong link between heavy drinking and depression and hangovers often make you feel anxious and low. If you already feel anxious or sad, drinking can make this worse, so cutting down may put you in a better mood generally.

Sleep Drinking can affect your sleep. Although it can help some people fall asleep quickly, it can disrupt your sleep patterns and stop you from sleeping deeply. So cutting down on alcohol should help you feel more rested when you wake up. Behaviour Drinking can affect your judgment and behaviour. You may behave irrationally or aggressively when you’re drunk. Memory loss can be a problem during drinking and

in the long-term for regular heavy drinkers. Heart Long-term heavy drinking can lead to your heart becoming enlarged. This is a serious condition that can’t be completely reversed, but stopping drinking can stop it getting worse. Immune system Regular drinking can affect your immune system. Heavy drinkers tend to catch more infectious diseases.

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ORT wine stains are permanent. However, some treatments help the mark to fade, making it less noticeable or you can disguise it with cosmetics.

LASER TREATMENT Laser treatment lightens the affected area of skin and it is the only treatment for a port wine stain. Laser treatment often works better in younger children as a port wine stain may have become bumpy and raised after an adult has had one for a number of years. The most common laser treatment is known as pulsed dye laser treatment. The laser passes through a fibre optic cable. On the end of the cable is a device that looks like a pen. This is held gently against the surface of your child’s skin, and a button is pressed, which sends a beam of light to the skin. The light goes less than 1mm into the skin. It is absorbed by the blood vessel just beneath the surface, which causes it to heat up. The heat damages the blood vessel, which creates a bruise, but this will fade within a week or two. During or after treatment, your child’s skin is cooled to reduce discomfort, or a jet of cold air might be blown onto the skin during treatment. Some possible side effects of laser treatment include: Bruising – after some types

of laser treatment, it is normal for the mark on the skin to look worse because of bruising. The bruising will fade over the next one to two weeks. Pain – the laser stings so most children have laser treatment under general anaesthetic (where they are put to sleep). Some children can tolerate treatment with the help of a local anaesthetic cream that numbs the skin. Children having laser treatment using only the numbing cream will sometimes have a cold gel pad put on the area before treatment to help with discomfort. Increased sensitivity to sunlight – your child’s skin is very prone to sunburn for up to six months after laser treatment. Between three and 30 treatment sessions may be needed at intervals of six to eight weeks. How effective the treatment is will depend on how prominent and dark the affected area is. The best results are often seen in marks that are already smaller and lighter.


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We welcome Letters to the Editor, which must be exclusive to Tenerife News. For the purposes of verification, please include your home address and telephone number. Please cite the page and edition for articles mentioned. Due to space limitations letters of 300 words or less are preferred. We reserve the right to edit, condense or reject submissions. Copyright in letters and other materials sent to the publisher and accepted for publication remains with the author, but the publisher and its licencees may freely reproduce them in print, electronic and other forms. Although we are unable to acknowledge letters we cannot publish, we value the views of all readers who take the time to send us their comments. Post your Letters to: The Editor, Tenerife News, Apartado de Correos nº54, 38390 Santa Úrsula

Sansofe at El Médano Dear Editor It is sad but I must say something about your small article on page 10 in Local News, edition 484, headed ‘Plaza filled with music’. We have a flat near the Plaza and someone from the family is almost always there. The news is that the Sansofé Festival filled El Médano with noise throughout all July, August and

even a bit of September. The Sabandeños did not bring the house down, because they were scheduled to begin their performance at a certain hour, began, stopped, began again, stopped again, and we then waited for fifty minutes or so, because the ‘authorities’ (mayor or mayoress of Granadilla) had not arrived. Then at last this marvellous group DID start, but only sang and played for another fifty minutes. The rest of the

WWW.TENERIFENEWS.ORG.ES Festival gave us fifth-class groups, some with not a single musician among them, grunting noise, noise and more noise, until a large crowd of residents of El Médano came and stood in front of one of these groups in silence, with their fingers stuck in their ears! The fact is that the real residents of El Médano – the taxpayers who live there, are fed up to the back teeth with the atrocious noise, miles above the permitted decibel level, emanating from the Plaza throughout most of the year at weekends. We know of many residents who actually go somewhere else during the weekend to avoid the deafening cacophony blasted out by several cinema-size loudspeakers. If the owner of a bar were to allow such a racket he would be closed – by the town hall at Granadilla, to which, sadly, El Médano belongs, municipally speaking. The other fact is that by being clever and using El Médano, the council at Granadilla can avoid dreadful noise during the interminable fiestas, in Granadilla itself where a beautiful silence reigns during most of the year. How can I describe the weekend noise at El Médano? Well. shut all your windows, shutters if you have them, pull down the blinds and sit down anywhere in your home. The noise is so loud

that even with fingers in your ears it would appear that your have a radio playing immediately next to you. A local policeman told me he lives between Granadilla and Médano, and that during the fiesta weekends he (if off duty)and his

family, sit in their home wearing ear plugs. “These were enjoyed by residents and visitors alike” says your article. This is, I am afraid, simply NOT the truth. Ask any resident what they think about weekend noise in their plaza. Ask any tourist

visiting El Médano what they think. The answer will be that they run off back to Los Cristianos or Playa de Américas as fast as they can, before seven pm. ‘Name and address supplied’

Great service with Canary Islands Services Dear Sir Canary Island Services helped me and my mother tremendously. I live in California and my mother lived in Tenerife. My mother, Olive Gray, was living alone in El Pris and had a series of falls and ended up in hospital in very poor shape. I was extremely concerned but did not know what to do to help. Lynn and her team dealt with the hospital, the doctors, and made calls back to England to find a nursing home that would accept my mum. Her nurses cared for and travelled with my mother back to England. Lynn put in many hours to organise all of this and did not charge us for those hours – she is a very kind hearted person who is extremely organised and effective and can get things done quickly. Recently I was dismayed to learn that there are rumours spreading on the island that Canary Island Services took advantage of the situation and overcharged for flights and services. This could not be further from the truth. Anyone who believes this should contact me directly. Unfortunately I do not think people understand how much they helped my mother. They helped her pack and get certain items including my grandfather’s clock to me in England. They also have helped sell off some of her items and have sent me the money for these items. My mother is now living safely in a nursing home in England and I am able to sleep again. Without Lynn and her team I would have been lost for what to do. They really care for their customers and show tremendous initiative in solving problems. I will be eternally grateful to Lynn Houston and Canary Island Services. John Gray (jgray@infiniti-consulting.com)


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SUCHEN Aussendienstmitarbeiter ( Führungskraft ) auf Autonomo-Basis für Teneriffa Süd. Gute Verdienstmöglichkeiten. Erforderliche Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch und Spanisch. Wir setzen voraus: Dynamik, Flexibilität Einsatzbereitschaft und Teamgeist. Kein Telefonverkauf oder Timeshare. Fahrzeug kann evtl. gestellt werden. Telefon: 609713308

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LOS GIGANTES, one bedroom penthouse apartment, for long let. Fully equipped, large terrace, beautiful sea, cliff and harbour views, comunity pool. Quiet location. 550 euros/monthly. Tel: 922 86 13 32 / 609 227 562 OPPORTUNITY! Playa Americas studio for rent, well furnished and equipped, 100m to beach, beautiful view, community pool, parking, neat complex, all included, water – electric, rent: 470 euros/ month, sale: 75,000euros, please call 670 458 074

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HERE is still time to book for the talk by Steve Andrews on the Pyramids of Guímar on the 10th October, and the presentation by Tenerife Sunshine Travel Agency on the Fred Olsen Cruises, which will take place on Thursday 17th October. There is no charge for the latter, but do let us know if you wish to attend, as the talk which will commence at 3.00 p.m., will be followed by an afternoon tea.

Don’t forget the Paella lunch on Thursday 31st October - the charge,15 euros including drinks. Another talk has been arranged for November 7th, the subject being the visit to the Island by Agatha Christie, and will of course be followed by a buffet lunch at the usual price of 6 euros. Our Grand Christmas Raffle will be drawn on Saturday 14th December in the library, and the tickets will soon be on sale. Any donations of prizes will be gratefully received! Ladies !! We are organising one of our famous Ladie’s lunches on Tuesday 5th November at the Petit Los Angeles. The cost is 14 euros for a three course meal, inclusive of wine etc and details of the menu are available at the library. Sorry, gentlemen, this is for ladies only !!

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk

charming but feckless Tobias, stays out of trouble. Below stairs: Eve Williams is the wife of one of Lord Netherwood’s employees. When her life is brought crashing down, Eve must look to her own self-sufficiency and talent to provide for her three young children. And it’s then that ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ collide in truly dramatic fashion....

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

LEISURE YOUR HOROSCOPE WWW.ASTROLOGY-ONLINE.COM ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Do not lend money to friends, or contribute more than necessary to groups unworthy of your cash. New projects may lead you into a dead end. It’s a good time for long awaited relationships to begin.

TAURUS (Apr. 21- may 21) Older members of your family may try to take advantage of you. Don’t blow situations out of proportion. Control your anger.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Do not give your heart to someone who may not live up to your standards. You could meet an interesting individual you’ll want to get to know better. You can bet that you’ll draw attention to yourself. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Your ability to ferret out secret information will lead you to an inside scoop on an amazing financial deal. Do what you can to help them but don’t neglect your own family. You may find that your boss is not delighted with your work lately. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Put your time and energy into home improvement. Family outings that aren’t expensive will be enjoyable and help strengthen ties. Extravagance will be a problem.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)

In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren, She has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, first arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her faithful servant Recep, a dwarf and the doctor’s illegitimate son. They share memories, and grievances, of the early years, before Cennethisar became a high-class resort. Her visiting grandchildren are Faruk, a dissipated failed historian; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgun; and Metin, a high-school student drawn to the fast life of the nouveaux riches, who dreams of going to America.But it is Recep’s nephew Hassan, a high-school drop out, lately fallen in with right-wing nationalists, who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey’s tumultuous century for modernity.

school. Robert Carne stands firmly against Sarah’s modern ideals and in Sarah’s eyes he represents everything she detests. But Robert Carne is also a man tormented by the past and, despite herself, Sarah finds that she is drawn to him. This is a rich tale of a community’s spirit tested to its limits, and of the hopes, fears and relationships of its inhabitants as they face a changing world.

Netherwood by Jane Sanderson

South Riding by Winifred Holtby The community of South Riding lives in the long shadow of the First World War - the country is in depression and life has been changed forever. Forward-thinking, ambitious and determined to live life to the full, Sarah Burton is a woman of the times. Her fiancé dead, she returns to South Riding as the headmistress of the local

Your mate may want to pick a fight but if you’re persistent with your affections their anger should dissipate. You may find yourself mixed up in a triangle of sor ts. Sudden changes concerning coworkers may surprise you.

Above stairs :Lord Netherwood keeps his considerable fortune, and the upkeep of Netherwood Hall, ticking over with the profits from his three coal mines. The welfare of his employees isn’t a pressing concern - more important is keeping his wife and daughters happy and ensuring the heir to the family wealth, the

LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Try to visit friends or relatives you don’t get to see often. Don’t let others try to create unwarranted guilt if you can’t meet their demands. Try to ease any disappointment by making amends. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten that she had died in the first place; and others just walked straight by. The accident that killed Dorothy - involving an oak tree, a sunporch and some elusive biscuits leaves Aaron bereft and the house a wreck. As those around him fuss and flap and bring him casserole after casserole, Aaron ploughs on. He busies himself with work at the family firm, a publisher with a successful line in ‘Beginner’s Guides’ to every stage and aspect of life. But then Dorothy starts to materialise in the oddest places. At first , she only comes for a short while, leaving Aaron longing for more. Gradually she stays for longer, though, and as they talk they also bicker... The cracks that start to reappear in their perfectly normal marriage are as well worn and familiar to Aaron as Dorothy herself. As Aaron begins to emerge from his grief, they are also a reassuringly poignant reminder that life may move on, but some things will forever remain the same.

Try not to allow others to burden you with additional responsibilities. Family may not want to get involved but an entrepreneur will. Trouble could be brewing at home.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) You can open up to your mate and let them know what you expect out of this relationship. Arguments with employers or colleagues will be to your detriment. Romantic opportunities are evident. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Your ability to come up with good solutions for problems related to work will no doubt help you in getting a promotion. Do not lend money to friends, or contribute more than necessary to groups unwor thy of your cash. Make sure any presentation you have is ready. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Find an outlet for any mounting frustration. Consider a creative hobby. Make sure that all your legal papers are in proper order. You can make new friends and experience new things if you do a bit of traveling. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Not everything you hear will be legitimate. It might be time to shake a leg and do a personal makeover. Get involved in creative projects that could turn into moneymaking ventures.


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Checking your car´s oil Subaru high hopes for new Forester

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HE fourth genera tion Subaru Forester arrived earlier this year and great things are expected of it.

This SUV first appeared on the scene 16 years ago and the newcomer will be the Japanese manufacturer ’s most popular model. It accounted for 27 per cent of Subaru’s 170,000 global sales last year – with 15,000 sold in Europe. There is much more competition since the original Forester was launched but owners tend to be faithful to the brand. The latest version gets a fresh new look but isn’t quite as stylish as some competitors. It is slightly longer, wider and taller and a longer wheelbase has allowed engineers to increase cabin space. The high driving position was comfortable and front and rear seat passengers have plenty of leg, elbow and head room. Loading capacity has also increased to 505 litres and this goes up to 1,592 litres with rear seats folded. Previous owners will see that the interior quality has been improved but it is still a good bit below best in class. A popular choice with farmers, the Forester now has even more workhorse capabilities with a higher ground clearance and permanent all-wheel drive

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O-one wants to end up on the side of the road with smoke pouring out of their engine, although sadly this often happens due to the owner not carrying out simply tasks, like checking the oil and water at regular intervals. By doing so you are more likely to prevent this from happening as you will be alerted to a potential problem early and can seek advice from your mechanic or garage.

Oil keeps the engine of the car lubricated, thereby keeping it clean and preventing it from overheating; you should always keep an eye on your temperature gauge when driving. In addition, water is used to help cool the radiator, in conjunction with coolant. Checking these levels regularly is beneficial and can be done easily, although if you are in any doubt your garage or mechanic will do this for you. In routine maintenance, checking the engines oil is essential. If your car does not have sufficient oil or indeed too much, the engine can then be put under unwanted stress and damage can occur which can be costly. As stated already oil in the engine acts as a lubricant, and helps the car run at its best. If the oil levels become too low, there will not be enough lubricant and your engine can burn out quickly, often referred to as a seized engine. Too much oil can have a similar effect, as the overflow of oil will be whipped into foam by the crankshaft and leak into other parts of the engine, this can also lead to low oil pressure. Both outcomes can result in major and expensive repairs being necessary for the car. To check the oil you should locate the dipstick and have a clean cloth or paper towel at hand. Essentially, the dipstick is a metal rod that is dropped into the oil tank and removed. There will be two marks on the dipstick, one for the low level of oil, and one for the high level. It is important to always be between these two lines. Prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure. Get into a routine of checking the levels on your car regularly. boosting its off-road performance. On road handling couldn’t be faulted with the upgraded suspension system adding to ride comfort. There is a choice of three engines, two petrol and one diesel. The test model was a

2.0D XC and featured the highly-efficient 145bhp Boxer diesel unit. Power comes smoothly from this punchy engine through a six-speed manual gearbox that is much improved from previous models with smoother changes going up and down. Steering was light enough in town driving and the Forester also handled well with good ride comfort on some rough, potholed roads. It sat quietly enough at motorway speeds and doesn’t disappoint on fuel economy with figures of 50mpg combined, 40mpg urban and 58mpg combined. If you’re looking for an SUV that delivers a good on and off-road and is more rugged that stylish, the Forester could be the answer. It comes with a decent spec and a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, plus 12-year anticorrosion guarantee. Prices start at £24,995 for the entry-level 2.0D X, rising to £30,995 for the rangetopping 2.0i XT with the test model costing £26,995.

If you have any questions or queries please e mail emma@motorworldtenerife.com or call me on 629 048529 or 922 783828

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q. My Focus Studio TDCi suffered turbo failure last May. I took it to my garage and they quoted me €2200 to replace and flush out the engine etc. At that time I wasn’t aware of the problems surrounding turbo’s on these models. Apparently the engine is manufactured by Peugeot and is used across a number of different manufacturers cars including the Stuido TDCi. Last week, just four months later the turbo failed again. My garage then took it to the local Ford main dealer. When I rang to enquire about the repair, they said they were still having problems getting parts and cleaning out the engine. When I questioned them more closely, I asked what they would do if after this repair the turbo went again. Their reply was basically nothing - apparently you only get one chance at a warranty claim such as this, and after that you are on your own. The guy in the showroom told me to contact the original supplier of the vehicle. Ford it seems just walk away from warranty claims on an engine which is known to have major turbo problems. Is this right, can they refuse to repair the turbo again? The car has been serviced regularly, is a 2004 with 50.000 on the clock - hardly old for a diesel.

A. When the turbo is replaced on these cars it should also be accompanied by new banjo bolts and new turbo feed pipes and a sump clean out, as the root cause of the turbo failure can be loss of oil supply to the turbo and hence a straight turbo replacement will be followed by a another turbo failure. There was a Ford Technical Service Bulletin to this effect, the engine is a PSA unit but the oil supply was better on the Peugeot’s hence only problems on the installations in the Focus. Please email your questions to graham@motorworldteneife.com


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Sport for all, BMX thrills at annual tournament modern or old CLOSE FINISHES

PROMESAS

1º José Carlos Suárez - Club BMX T-Riders 2º Edgar Pérez - Club Mesa Mota 3º Gabriel Carrena - Club BMX T-Riders

TEGUESTE TOURNAMENT

PRINCIPIANTES

1º Borja García - Club BMX T-Riders 2º Miguán Negrín - Club Mesa Mota 3º Jorge Ovejero - Club Mesa Mota

ALEVINES

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HE clubs Mesa Mota and T-Riders dominated the 13th La Laguna BMX Cup which took place at the Pedro González circuit.

The test was organised by Club Mesa Mota and La Laguna council’s sports department with the collaboration of the Tenerife Cycling Federation, Coca-Cola, Rahn, Nikomotobike and bike workshops Moi and Celgán. With 53 riders taking part, all the categories had to wait for the final lap before the winner was decided. The track was in perfect condition which provided spectators with spectacular overtakings, jumps and high speed. This location has served the tournament well over the years but it will soon be taking on a new appearance as work begins to host the BMX Championships of Spain in July 2014. Awards were presented by municipal councillor, Jonathan Domínguez. The results were:

1º Adrián Expósito - Club BMX T-Riders 2º Sergio Álvarez - Club BMX T-Riders 3º Daniel González - Club BMX T-Riders

INFANTILES 1º Adrián Peña - C.C. Ciprés 2º Eduardo Rodríguez - Bike Therore 3º Jorge Pérez - Club BMX T-Riders / BEMEKIS

CRUISER 1º Eduardo González Díaz - Club Mesa Mota 2º Marcos Enrique Canino - Club Mesa Mota 3º Jorge Pérez - Club BMX T-Riders / BEMEKIS

INICIACIÓN

ÉLITE

1º Garoé Hernández - Club Mesa Mota 2º Sergio Rosa- Club Mesa Mota 3º Oscar Acosta - Club Mesa Mota

1º Felipe Alonso Rodríguez - Club Mesa Mota 2º Jonathan Barbuzano - Club BMX T-Riders 3º Pedro José Hdez. - Club Mesa Mota

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Winning team

EGUESTE’S Mayor has highlighted how the municipality is committed to preserving the traditional Canary sports of yesteryear.

José Manuel Molina made his comments during the presentation of prizes after the Canary Bowls Championships held as part of the celebrations for Nuestra Señora la Virgen de Los Remedios 2013. The Haday team triumphed, beating Los Pescadores in the final. Third place went to Atuey B and fourth to Atuey

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council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Maspalomas Costa Canaria and sponsored by Canaragua. In the 7.4km test, there were 96 athletes and a further 314

for the 2,000 metre swim. The new part of the event was a real challenge, taking about 90 minutes to complete whilst the shorter route still involved 25 minutes of swimming.

Sr. Molina said they were honoured to contribute to such initiatives, reflecting a commitment to traditional sports and to all types, old or modern, across Tegueste. “We continue to back all sports and especially those that are part of our identity,” he said.

RECORD TURNOUT

Swimmers take podium spots

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WIMMERS with CN Las Palmas were delighted to take several podium places in the Maspalomas open water challenge.

Raúl Santiago, Verónica Navarro, José María Ladislao, Rafael Henríquez and Carmelo Santana took part in both events, the new 7.4km test and the 2,000 metre swim. In total, 450 swimmers headed for the south of Gran Canaria. Santiago won the showpiece event over 7,400 metres whilst Navarro and

Ladislao did the same in the 2,000 metres. Santiago’s teammates Rafael Henríquez and Carmelo Santana joined him on the podium in second and third place. This second edition of the swim attracted the highest number of open water swimmers this summer, having been organised by the


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Mayor welcomes Tegueste unveils World event new wrestling new lucha squad awaits for Mark club and Juan UNDERWATER VIDEOS

LUCHA DE BANDALA

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HE Spanish Underwater Video Championships held in Las Galletas proved an exciting time for all, including Mark Ellis.

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HERE was a very big “well done” to young Canary lucha fighters from Tegueste.

The local council hosted a reception for cadets from the Municipal School of Lucha following their success in the league, Tenerife Cup and Canary Championships. This was hailed as an outstanding performance that showed the talents in the area and some of the strongest in the archipelago. The cadet fighters were Rubén Galván, Luis Gutiérrez, Erik Morín, Joseba Labandeta, Cristian Hernández, Abián Hernández, Alexander Morales, Felipe Díaz, Daniel Marrero and Pablo Perera. Sports councillor, Heliodoro

Hernández Herrera echoed ever yone’s pride at the school’s success. The tribute came during the official presentation of the team for C.L. Tegueste for the 2013/ 2014 when they faced C.L. Victoria. For the first time, supporters were able to see new signings Añaterve Abreu (Puntal A), Efraín Perera (Puntal C), Pedro Hernández, Eusebio Jorge and Adasat Rodríguez who include the likes of stalwarts Rucadén González, Argeo García, Alfonso García, Kilian Domínguez, Abián González and Adrián López.

Jorge Lopez and Nuria Rizo won the championship representing the Canar y Islands and Mark and Juan Raya Rodriguez came second (subcampeones) also representing the Canar y Islands. This was the national championship for all of Spain. Eleven teams took part, three representing the various islands, two from Barcelona, as well as Asturias, Andalucia, Galicia etc. The World championship will take place next year (also in Las Galletas) and Juan Raya and Mark will hopefully

be taking part (as they came second in the International Video Sub Championship in El Hierro last year, a success regular readers will recall). The top row of the photo show the three teams (2nd, 1st & 3rd) from the video sub championship and the bottom row show the three winning teams from the photo sub championship (held at the same time). Very well done to Mark and Juan and every success for the future. Mark runs the Kitchen Co. so he’s a craftsman as well as sportsman!

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NOTHER Canary wrestling club has been welcomed on to the local sporting scene.

The Mayor of El Rosario, Macario Benítez Gil was delighted to receive the new Club de Lucha Bandala from the Machado district. Accompanied by sports councillor Iván Armas Pérez, he met organisers and members of the club which, in Guanche, is “Guerrero de Tenerife”. The club will form part of the league for the 2013/2014 season. Their home will be the Machado Lucha Club, with chairman Dácil Rodríguez Hernández at the helm and players from all around the municipality of El Rosario.

Sports aid for soccer teams GRANADILLA HELP

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RANADILLA has pledged its commitment to grassroot sports by giving 124,000 euros worth of grant aid to football teams.

Club Deportivo Raqui San Isidro receives 60.000 euros, Club Deportivo Charco Del Pino 20.000 euros, Club Deportivo de Fútbol Aguabuey Granadilla 30.000 euros and

the Unión Deportiva Médano 14.000 euros. The sports department of the local council says this help is in addition to the grants given to other disciplines.

Can anyone catch dominant Vettel?

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UCH was Sebastian Vettel’s dominance of the 2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix that Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso said finishing second tasted like victory. It was a ‘win’ that kept Alonso - who started the race seventh - in title contention. By his own admission, the Spaniard’s championship hopes now depend on Vettel hitting trouble in the remaining six rounds but as Mark Webber’s last-lap retirement

showed, even Red Bull are not invincible. Vettel himself described the win as “super ” and that everything had fallen into place, the car, the strategy and the window of flexibility. “Everything worked just perfectly,” he commented,

dedicating the win to the team. He also refused to get carried away to the looming possibility of a fourth win. “There are still six races to go so we have to keep our cool and keep our feet on the ground,” said Vettel. This was Vettel’s third win a row and the seventh of the season. His only moment came at the start when he got outdragged to the first corner by Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes

but the latter went in a fraction too deep and as he ran wide, Vettel pounced. By the end of the lap he was 1.9s ahead. A lap later the gap was 4.1s. Thereafter nobody got close to him, even after a shunt by Daniel Ricciardo brought out the safety car on the 24th lap as the Toro Rosso was cleared away. At the end of lap 31 when racing resumed, Vettel was already 3.2s clear and he built steadily on that.

Pos Driver

Nationality

Team

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

German

Red Bull Racing-Renault

247

2

Fernando Alonso

Spanish

Ferrari

187

3

Lewis Hamilton

British

Mercedes

151

4

Kimi Räikkönen

Finnish

Lotus-Renault

149

5

Mark Webber

Australian

Red Bull Racing-Renault

130

6

Nico Rosberg

German

Mercedes

116

7

Felipe Massa

Brazilian

Ferrari

87

8

Romain Grosjean

French

Lotus-Renault

57

9

Jenson Button

British

McLaren-Mercedes

54

10

Paul di Resta

British

Force India-Mercedes

36

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“Come back in 2015” says Mayor

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DEJE has offered to host the World Water Ski Championships again in 2015 following the success of this year’s event at Puerto Colon.

The Mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said they would be delighted to do so and agreed that it had indeed been “a dream” to see the tournament come to fruition. More than 400 people attended the closing ceremony of the championships at Hotel Isabel, part of the GF Hoteles group. President of the Canary Federation of Ski-ing, Tony González made an emotional speech, thanking all those involved and the sponsors and these words were echoed by Tenerife Cabildo’s sports chief, Maria del Cristo Pérez who also paid tribute to Tony. Australia was proclaimed absolute champions in all categories, followed by the United States, New Zealand and Belgium. Spain did not lift any trophies but the team was still delighted to join the best in the world. The final full results were:

FORMULA 2 MEN 1 Gulley Ben AU 2 Tegart Jake AU 3 Anderson Andy US

FORMULA 2 WOMEN 1 Teelow Sarah AU 2 Campbell Leanne AU 3 Feros Kelsey AU

JUNIOR BOYS 1 Harrison Jack AU 2 Horan Mitchell NZ 3 Vanzetta Jake AU

JUNIOR GIRLS 1 Stapleton Rachel AU 2 Jones Ellen AU 3 Van de Ven Hailey BE

OPEN MEN 1 Mawer Wayne AU 2 Haig Todd US 3 Rigg Codie AU

OPEN WOMEN 1 Stout Trudy AU 2 Ortlieb Kathrin AT 3 De Yager Erin US

TROFEO POR PAÍSES

JUNIOR 1º Australia 2º Inglaterra 3º Bélgica

F2 1º Australia 2º Inglaterra 3º Estados Unidos

F1 1º Australia 2º Bélgica 3º Inglaterra.

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Arona’s appeal to the young

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HILDREN are being encouraged to join in a multitude of sports being offered by Arona council.

The sports department has released details of its comprehensive programme for boys and girls for 20132014. It is hoped to foster a greater interest in sport amongst the young, promote sport as a personal and physical asset, encourage

healthy habits and better use of free time and a great way to socialise. Sports include aerobics, athletics, basketball, table tennis, football, hockey and volleyball and prices include equipment, insurance and transport. To make finance easier for hard-pressed

families, fees can be split in two, the first half payable now and the second in February. Of the various activities, Lucha Canaria (Canary wrestling) is free of charge for younger children. All the details can be found on www.arona.org

SPORTS’ PROGRAMME

Laguna unveils ambitious scheme La Laguna is to offer more than 24 activities in an ambitious new sports programme

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HE municipality describes the return of “Deporvida” as its flagship, aimed at children and adults alike.

The programme started on October 1 st and those interested can register with the local council’s sports depart-

ment or council or via the internet on electrónicoregisto@oadlaguna.com. “Deporvida” is considered

FEDERATION FINANCE

Pitch project nearing completion collect rainwater. A new sprinkler is currently being installed after which there will be new artificial turf. The field is used by UD Coromoto and ADFB Padre Anchieta and has cost around 400,000 euros financed by the Federation.

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ORK on an important sports facility in La Laguna will be completed in October.

Sports councillor, Aymara Calero said the football field at Coromoto would be ready this month following the installation of a new irrigation system and surface. This public facility will

benefit nearly 500 children and young people and has been made possible with the help of the Tenerife Football Federation. Aymara Calero recently visited the site to see progress on the impro-

vements which has involved reconstruction of part of the foundation of the playing field. It was considered that various faults presented a serious risk to sports. Following the reconstruction, a double layer of asphalt has been placed and new perimeter gutters to

to be the most ambitious to date and also allows the council to turn the spotlight on the many sports facilities and centres in the district. There will be running, cycling, BMX, weight-lifting, BMX, tennis, taekwondo, archery, triathlon, surfing, basketball, climbing, gymnas-

tics, Canary wrestling, handball, beach soccer, beach volleyball, football, volleyball, stick fighting and acrobatics. Venues will include the regional weight-lifting centre, public swimming pools, pavilions, soccer fields and parks.


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