Ryanair to launch flights from eastern Finland to Greece

Ryanair to launch flights from eastern Finland to Greece

10/10/2017 15:29
Low-cost airline Ryanair will start direct flights between Lappeenranta and Athens next summer. The Irish no-frills carrier is particularly interested in testing demand for the route among Russian tourists as Lappeenranta is the closest EU airport to St.
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Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary general

Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary general

04/05/2017 09:26
The Russia vs. Portugal group match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup has been sold out, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura told reporters on Tuesday.
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FIFA: new in St. Petersburg stadium to ready for 2017 Confederations Cup matches

FIFA: new in St. Petersburg stadium to ready for 2017 Confederations Cup matches

22/04/2017 20:11
The St. Petersburg stadium, which is currently under construction on Krestovsky Island will be ready to host matches of the 2017 Confederations Cup, FIFA Director of Competitions Division Colin Smith told journalists.
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Confederations Cup 2017: List of venues

Confederations Cup 2017: List of venues

14/06/2017 23:29
Here are the four venues that will be used throughout the 2017 Confederations Cup. The Confederations Cup runs from June 17 to July 2 in Russia.
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Giant snowballs are mysteriously washing up on a beach in Siberia

Giant snowballs are mysteriously washing up on a beach in Siberia

09/11/2016 01:00
At first glance, these giant snowballs appearing around the Gulf of Ob in Siberia look like part of an elaborate prank or sci-fi movie set, but these strange objects are completely natural. Measuring up to a metre (3.
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Europe’s First Ferris Wheel Over Sea Opened on The Pier in Scheveningen

Europe’s First Ferris Wheel Over Sea Opened on The Pier in Scheveningen

24/08/2016 20:15
The Hague gains a tourist attraction: Europe"s first Ferris wheel constructed over sea. While the project is marketed as Europe’s first, it is actually just the first of its kind in mainland Europe.
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Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

22/04/2016 22:24
Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy.Also receiving top titles during the Europe Gala Ceremony 2016 at Forte Village Resort in Sardinia were Europcar, taking the trophy for Europe’s Leading Car Rental Company, and the Madeira Islands, which took the title of Europe's Leading Island Destination.
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Counterfog does exactly that… and much more!

19/04/2018 18:42
A FOG-CREATING machine could prove a low-cost solution to traffic emissions and other air contamination, even chemical leaks and smoke from forest fires,. That’s according to its creators at the University of Alcalá de Henares, in the Greater Madrid region.
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Safety code for strays

19/04/2018 18:43
A NEW rule will be introduced to ban the euthanisation of healthy animals at rescue shelters in Estepona, on the Costa del Sol. The Town Hall has, reportedly, backed a PSOE motion to prohibit killing healthy pets at rescue centres there, says ADANA, the dog rescue charity.
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Battle against drugs adds up to millions!

19/04/2018 18:43
THE Spanish Government, though criticised in local circles because of its slow response to drug-smuggling through La Linea de la Concepcion, has proved itself in recent action, with a  hashish seizure worth millions of euros. It was claimed that La Linea, on the frontier of Gibraltar, was becoming a lawless town, where the police were not only ineffective but also unable to carry out their work properly.
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Lorry-load of hash discovered by cops

19/04/2018 18:44
POLICE in Almeria have seized around eight tons of hashish, hidden between flagstones and metal panels, in a lorry trailer. Officers also arrested the driver of the vehicle, who was carrying more than 177,000 euros in cash, according to reports.
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Norwegian airline has attracted IAG interest

19/04/2018 18:44
THE International Airlines Group (IAG), which is a parent company to British Airways, is considering a possible bid for low-cost carrier Norwegian. It issued a statement, responding to recent press speculation, saying: “IAG considers Norwegian to be an attractive investment and has acquired a 4.
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Book & Comic Fair is the pride of Adeje

19/04/2018 18:45
ADEJE’S popular Book & Comic Fair, being staged over the weekend, will be held in the car-park of the town’s School of Music and Dance, as in previous years. This is the event’s 16th year, hosted by the local council, and it starts today (Friday), until Sunday.
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Fugitive cornered at London airport

19/04/2018 18:46
A BRITISH fugitive, wanted in connection with the disappearance of Lisa Brown, was arrested at Heathrow airport yesterday (Thursday). Simon Corner, 35, was handcuffed on arrival, after a European Arrest Warrant had been issued last month.
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Join the beautiful people

19/04/2018 18:46
BARBARA Tucker, the legendary American singer-songwriter, will grace the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife open-air stage on 12th May, as the headline act, at the next Children of the 80s concert. With a string of number-one tracks in the US, as well as several hits in the UK, including Beautiful People and Everybody Dance (The Horn Song), Tucker’s music has influenced mainstream and dance music over the last three decades, and she has appeared, regularly, across venues in clubland-capital Ibiza, for many years.
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It’s plain sailing – with marine insurance

19/04/2018 18:47
A happy senior couple sailing and sitting at the wheel of a sail boat on a calm blue sea LIBERTY SEGUROS offers watertight, marine-insurance policies to help expats feel safe at sea. With the warmer weather now upon us, taking to the seas is an inviting proposition for yachting and boating enthusiasts alike.
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19/04/2018 19:29
THE family of a man, shot dead after being riddled with bullets on Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting, are adamant that Carlos Machin was not going to testify at the forthcoming “Corredor case” trial. The 50-year-old was murdered by a hit-man, armed with a semi-automatic weapon, as he climbed into his vehicle in the car park at San Cristobal La Laguna’s Language School, which he was attending.
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Drug lord fails to end gang war in Scotland

13/04/2018 13:53
BRITISH security services recruited an expat drug lord in Costa del Sol to act as a peacemaker, in an attempt to end a long-standing Scottish gang war, which has led to bloodshed over the years. In a bid to settle the infamous Daniel v Lyons drug feud, which has threatened Scottish authorities for almost two decades, the expat was approached to persuade the rivals to agree a truce.
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Addicts lining up for their cocaine bargain

13/04/2018 13:53
DRUG-DEALERS are taking a leaf out of coffee shops by dispensing loyalty cards, offering free cocaine to keep their lucrative, middle-class buyers hooked. The “loyal-t” scheme mirrors deals offered by coffee chains, which gives wealthy customers their sixth and 12th purchases free.
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PP leader in ‘fake’ mess, by degrees!

13/04/2018 13:54
CRISTINA Cifuentes, leader of the Spanish Government’s Popular Party in Madrid, is facing a fresh probe over claims that she faked a master’s degree qualification. Pressure is mounting from two opposition groups, for Cifuentes to resign.
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Dumping ground for island’s elderly folk

13/04/2018 13:55
SOME say their house is too small, while others complain about having too much work and too little time. Then there are those who don’t even bother to make up an excuse.
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Brit’s luxury tax scam sends him behind bars

13/04/2018 13:57
A BRITISH businessman, who used cash from an 11.2m, international tax scam to buy a luxury Costa del Sol home, has been jailed.
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School bullies are still dishing it out to hapless victims

13/04/2018 13:58
ONLINE harassment among young schoolkids in Spain has increased by 65% in the last five years, which adds up to around 6,500 victims during that period And Ana was one of those victims, whose life became a living hell when she was 12. Initially, it was a case of whispered insults and furtive shoves at her Pamplona school, in northern Spain.
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Dog of the week – Moore

13/04/2018 13:58
Live Arico news MOORE is a small dog who was abandoned on the road-side. He is so very sweet, and really needs a family who won’t let him down.
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Cat facts

13/04/2018 13:59
Cats Welfare news THERE are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 metres) onto concrete Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears Cats sleep 70% of their lives A cat has been Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 15 years, and one ran for Mayor of Mexico City in 2013 In tigers and tabbies, the middle of the tongue is covered in backward-pointing spines, used for breaking off and gripping meat When cats grimace, they are usually “taste-scenting”. They have an extra organ that, with some breathing control, allows the cats to taste-sense the air The world’s largest cat measured 48.
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Learning the ropes!

13/04/2018 13:59
Accion del Sol news IT has been a very busy week at the refuge because we have had a group of students from Germany, who have been participating in our educational programme. We believe that this is the best way forward in helping animal welfare.
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UK PMIs limit GBP demand

13/04/2018 14:02
UNDERWHELMING, UK, economic data has limited the appeal of the pound, although both the euro and US dollar have also come under pressure, in the last two weeks. As a result, the GBP/EUR exchange rate has climbed from 1.
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09/04/2018 13:02
A LATVIAN driver, charged with the hit-and-run death of a nine-year-old Northern Ireland boy in Adeje last week, will spend under six years in prison if convicted. And that will surely infuriate the distraught parents of Carter, especially after the behaviour of the driver, who scarpered with his passenger, a fellow-Latvian aged 34, without even finding out whether the youngster was still alive.
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29/03/2018 18:17
AN air of disbelief has been hanging over the Arona town of Guaza during the past week, following the horrific, triple murders of a family in the area, last Friday. Ricardo Ortego, 23, who killed his mother, father and grandfather by stabbing them repeatedly, eventually confessed to the unthinkable crimes, after being questioned by Guardia Civil officers in the early hours of that morning.
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Airline association bids to ease strike problems

29/03/2018 18:08
EUROPE’S largest airline association believes more than 800 flights were cancelled, and that the travel plans of 100,000 passengers were affected severely when French air-traffic controllers staged another strike last Thursday. Airlines for Europe (A4E) insists that since 2010, the EU’s Air Traffic Control strikes have cost the economy 12 billion euros, with passengers having to put up with almost an entire year of ATC strikes since 2005.
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Firemen’s heavyweight duty 

29/03/2018 18:09
TEN firefighters were called in to help transfer a man, weighing almost 50 stone (300kg kilos), to a hospital in Spain for an operation. They had to use a special stretcher to move the morbidly-obese, 52-year-old, to Malaga’s Hospital Clinico, on the Costa del Sol.
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Voodoo threats helped entice Nigerian women

29/03/2018 18:10
DOZENS of women, coerced into human-trafficking and prostitution by voodoo threats, were kept in squalid conditions in cave houses when they arrived in Spain. But the Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the authorities in Nigeria, where the women were recruited, have busted a crime gang there in one of the largest European operations against human-trafficking in Europe.
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Luke Skywalker the only one to open this space-age attraction

29/03/2018 18:10
Sky Walk Opening 21-03-2018 (Photo John Bugeja) by legendary Hollywood actor Mark Hamill known as Luke Skywalker and CM ANYONE in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening might have thought they had been transported into a Star Wars film. That’s because Luke Skywalker (actor Mark Hamill) was in town, accompanied by Boogie Storm, the “dancing stormtroopers”.
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San Miguel grants for updating your homes

29/03/2018 18:11
SAN Miguel de Abona Council has more than 42,000 euros set aside in the pot towards grants, for people in the borough, keen to make structural changes to their property. Residents can now apply for the grants, which are not only available for structural work but also for work on gas and water projects.
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Hunt for missing Mexican

29/03/2018 18:11
THE Guardia Civil and National Police have begun searching for  Hermes Hosarsiph, who was reported missing last Friday. The 36-year-old Mexican, last seen at San Cristobal in La Laguna, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, weighs about 9½ stone, and has brown eyes and the same colour hair.
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An extra 14-euro EU cost for Brits

29/03/2018 18:12
BRITONS are likely to be charged 14 euros for an online permit to travel to any country within the European Union, and the UK will introduce a similar fee for visitors from Europe as part of new security measures. Under current proposals, the permits will be valid for between three to five years, according to aviation consultant Eddie Redfern.
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Drug-friendly mob stop cops’ bid to nab driver

29/03/2018 18:13
THE arrest of a drug-trafficker was prevented on Sunday by more than 200 people, who swarmed police officers after their high-speed chase. The suspect fled, leaving his vehicle, and, with it, 510kgs of hashish, in La Linea de la Concepcion, on Spain’s frontier with Gibraltar.
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Jerusalem comes to Adeje

29/03/2018 18:14
Representacion de la Pasion, Calle grande, Adeje.14 Abril 2017 ©Phil Crean IF you do nothing else this Easter, take time to visit Adeje this morning (Friday,) to witness the Adeje Passion Play, on the town’s main street; It starts at midday at the bottom of the Calle Grande, with the staging of “The Last Supper”.
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Website allows banned drug book to be online

29/03/2018 18:14
A NEW website enables people to read a banned book, about Spain’s underworld drug-smuggling, through the words of the classic Don Quixote. A court in Madrid has banned Fariña, a non-fiction work about cocaine being shipped from Columbia to Spain.
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The Godfather watched over huge haul of drugs

23/03/2018 14:52
A MAMMOTH drugs bust in Spain and Portugal led to the seizure of 2.5 tonnes of cocaine, worth an estimated 125 million euros, seized, and 10 people were arrested.
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Online slimming pills were big ‘health risk’

23/03/2018 14:53
POLICE have arrested two people in Sevilla for the on-line sale of illegal weight-loss products, alleged to pose a “serious health risk” to buyers. In a raid on the couple’s home in Sevilla the National Police found 1,850 packs of the illegal products, manufactured in a Mexico laboratory, and 72,520 euros in cash.
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Judge is investigating why apartment block collapsed

23/03/2018 14:53
SOFIA Elena Valdivia, a judge from Arona Magistrate Courts, has opened an investigation into why a Los Cristianos  apartment block collapsed in April 2016, killing seven residents. She gave Bank Santander 10 days to present the documents relating to the renovation, carried out by the Banesto bank back in 2000, when Santander owned the premises.
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Dog of the week – Cajal

23/03/2018 15:03
Live Arico news CAJAL is sad. Why? His kennel-mate has been adopted, and, whilst this is great news, he is missing his friend.
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Please foster Popeye!

23/03/2018 15:05
K9 animal news POPEYE has been with us at K9 for some time. He is a lovely boy, but is getting on a bit now.
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Cat facts

23/03/2018 15:06
Cats Welfare news DID you know that licking keeps cats’ fur clean and smooth, and also cools them in hot weather? It helps to keep fur waterproof, and fluffs it up to keep them warm in the cold weather. If a cat hurts himself, licking the cut or scratch cleans it, and helps it feel better.
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Just the ticket for charity bid

23/03/2018 15:07
HELPING Hands, Tenerife’s major children’s charity, now aims to support an 8,000-euro project for Granadilla’s Centro Guaidyl centre. Liz Montague, who runs the charity, is keen to fund all children’s sports and educational activities there throughout the year, with the necessary materials.
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Dr Alban is the latest Hard Rock headliner

23/03/2018 15:07
HARD Rock Hotel Tenerife has revealed that Dr Alban, Sweden’s “It’s My Life” singer and DJ, will be the guest star at its monthly “Children of the 80’s” party next month. It takes place on Saturday, 7th April, at the hotel’s lagoon-side, outdoor concert area, and Dr Alban will headline the Eighties’ extravaganza.
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One success for banks

23/03/2018 15:08
By Mariano Zunino I AM returning to the generous jurisprudence of the High Courts and Supreme Court, regarding the abusive clauses of Mortgage Loans. Apart from the abusive floor clause (“cláusula suelo”), others, which I have referred to in the past, could also be be considered abusive.
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The new UK tax year: What changes from April?

23/03/2018 15:09
THE new UK tax year starts on 6th April 2018. What changes may affect expatriates in Spain? Personal allowance: The amount of UK income you can earn tax-free increases slightly from £11,500 to £11,850.
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Jolly Roger… and out!

16/03/2018 14:31
PIRATES have never been so welcome, and Arona didn’t want to say goodbye to the seafaring swashbucklers and their Carnival army. Over 35,000 people lined the route of Sunday’s Coso parade through Los Cristianos, which lasted nearly two hours.
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Cheap Flights to St.Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is the place miracles are made. Today, Russia’s second largest city is known for its stunning tsarist architecture, fashionable restaurants, shopping and electric nightlife, all set along the beautiful Neva River. But St. Petersburg is also the site of some of the most pivotal moments in Russia's history, most notably the Siege of Leningrad.

One of the most awesome spectacles you can see once you've stepped off a flight to St. Petersburg are the “white nights” that occur in the city in the summer. Find cheap flights to St. Petersburg in June and July and watch in awe as the city glows from the prolonged twilight. The sun never drops far enough below the horizon to create the usual nighttime darkness, so the city is constantly lit up under the miraculous white light.

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