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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Mighty Barcelona protest demands leaders’ freedom

17/11/2017 16:05
AS many as 750,000 people took part in last Saturday’s mammoth protest in Barcelona, demanding the release of the politicians and pro-independence association leaders. They are being held in pre-trial custody over Catalonia’s secessionist drive.
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Atlantic claims yet another life

17/11/2017 16:05
EMERGENCY services, trawling the Arucas coastline on the north side of Gran Canaria on Monday, found the body of a fisherman who had been reported missing since the weekend. The call was made at around 5pm on Saturday, claiming that a man a fallen into the sea after being knocked over by a huge wave.
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A special playground for disabled children

17/11/2017 16:06
ARONA Council is planning to build a playground, geared towards children with disabilities, especially. The park, enclosed with coloured railings, will be built in Avenida Las Americas, known to many as the Golden Mile.
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We’re backing campaign against domestic violence

17/11/2017 16:07
ADEJE’S Department of Equality Politics has added its support to the Canarian Equality Institute campaign to counter domestic and gender violence. The campaign slogan is, “If you don’t think like him, REACT.
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Shark species that can be a real angel

17/11/2017 16:07
THE waters around the Canary Islands are home to many mammals and fish, which are known to us. But an unfamiliar specimen is the Angel Shark.
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Animal-shelter leader who killed thousands

17/11/2017 16:08
THE former president of a Costa del Sol animal shelter is set to become the first person ever to be jailed for animal cruelty in Spain. A Malaga judge has ordered Carmen Marin, who previously ran  the municipal cat and dog sanctuary in Torremolinos, to be imprisoned before the weekend.
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Ritmania plans to tap into a record

17/11/2017 16:09
IF you hear a strange sound, this Sunday morning, coming from The Beer Trap restaurant at the golf club on Golf del Sur, don’t worry! It’ll be the dancers from the Ritmania Fame Academy, taking part in a Tapathon to raise money for BBC Children In Need, in collaboration with “The Performers Project”. They’ll be attempting to break the record for the most tap dancers performing the same tap routine at the same time, throughout England and Europe.
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Dog of the week – Puppy

17/11/2017 16:10
Live Arico news PUPPY is a year-old, little guy of really good character; he is simply adorable. Through no fault of his own, he finds himself up for adoption, and we would like to make sure that, this time, he is for keeps.
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Cat facts galore

17/11/2017 16:10
Cats Welfare news DID you know that cats are one of, if not the, most popular pet in the world? There are, globally, over 500 million domestic cats. They conserve their energy by sleeping for an average of 13-14 hours a day, and have teeth and flexible bodies, designed for hunting small animals such as mice and rats.
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Accion del Sol news

17/11/2017 16:11
WE would like to ask our friends and supporters to help us out in the run-up to Christmas. We have 222 dogs, one small pony and a donkey at the refuge, and, with your help, would like to give everyone of them a Christmas present, to make them feel special and loved.
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Kidnappers held victims in coffins

09/11/2017 19:30
A WOMAN has been arrested in the north of Spain, accused of kidnapping wealthy businessmen and locking them in coffins for months at a time. It is believed that 40-year-old Isabel Mazarro Gomez de Santiago, along with her husband, Raul Julio Escobar Poblete, kept foreign investors and pensioners in caskets for several months.
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Li really is a one-off in the Guardia Civil

09/11/2017 19:31
THE Guardia Civil’s only Chinese member has become a social-media sensation, following the tweeting of his picture by the force to demonstrate multi-culturalism. In fact, more than 10 nationalities are Guardia agents, and 1,127 were born abroad.
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Caring for carers!

09/11/2017 19:32
CARERS’ Day last Friday was celebrated by Adeje Council’s Departments of Diversity and Senior Citizens, with a programme of activities in the El Galeon Outlet Centre. Councillors Isabel Fernández González and Cristina Fuente Carballo said the events were designed to make the public aware of the work done by carers, often seen as invisible and silent.
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Surgery, in the blink of an eye

09/11/2017 19:32
SURGEONS at Madrid’s Gregorio Marañón Hospital are using “holographic” goggles to interact, digitally, with a patient’s data, including CT scans, X-rays, and ultra-sounds. In April, surgeons used the Mixed-Reality headset system to operate on a patient, who had a malignant muscular tumor, to visualise the MRI and, virtually, dissect the growth.
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Growing pains for marijuana crooks

09/11/2017 19:33
cannabis plants GUARDIA Civil officers have been enjoying the high life in the Malaga province, arresting 47 people and uncovering more than 4,000 marijuana plants in a series of raids. Some 23 people were arrested in Alhaurin el Grande after several months of investigation, following the discovery of 1,672 plants and 20kg of buds.
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RIP Michael Fitzhenry

09/11/2017 19:34
MY one and only! My heart is broken. How do I go on without you? You were all I ever needed, and now you’re gone.
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Meet puppy Blacky

09/11/2017 19:35
K9 animal news WE have many dogs, in all shapes and sizes, waiting patiently for their loving, safe-and-secure, forever homes. You can see them all, their stories and pictures, on our website at www.
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They’re so sensitive!

09/11/2017 19:35
Cats Welfare news Cats are one of the most intelligent, beautiful and sacred creatures created, after human beings. Their sense organs are highly developed, such as those  on the ends of their whiskers, and the Jacobson organ, a scent analyser on the roof of the mouth.
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Puppies bring such joy

09/11/2017 19:36
Accion del Sol news WE have had another very busy week, with numerous dogs arriving at the refuge from the streets of Candalaria, Arona, Granadilla and Guia de Isora. Many were in a very bad condition, and weren’t microchipped.
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09/11/2017 19:52
THE young mother of a six-year-old son, murdered in El Fraile by her husband on Tuesday last week, has been named as Lilibet Hernández Rodríguez, who was preparing to become a doctor. She was approaching her 28th birthday when the tragedy occurred, and, by his own admission, 45-year-old Jose Antonio PB, strangled her after a violent row and wrapped her in a rug.
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Rapists queued up to abuse a tourist

03/11/2017 14:45
FOUR Moroccan men, each said to have taken his turn to rape and sexually abuse a tourist in Gran Canaria, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. The victim told officers she had been raped by one man at a shopping centre behind toilets in Puerto Rico, near Mogan, in the south of the island, before being targeted by a second, whom she  fought off before managing to escape.
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Why not be the wind beneath their wings?

03/11/2017 14:46
CORY’S Shearwater chicks, cute but vulnerable, majestic in flight but confused by the bright lights of busy tourist zones, face an annual struggle to leave, safely, their Canarian breeding grounds for their Atlantic freedom. Thankfully, they have plenty of friends from environmental groups, to councils and hotels.
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Plasterboards hid huge cocaine haul

03/11/2017 14:47
THE boss of a Seville-based company was arrested after police covered a mind-blowing 1,109kg of cocaine, hidden in a shipment of plasterboard panels. A joint investigation was conducted by Spain’s national police and its anti-drugs squad (DEA), together with German Customs officers from Bremen.
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Catalan Premier and colleagues dodge the courts

03/11/2017 14:48
THE Spanish judiciary has wasted no time in initiating legal proceedings against the 20 Catalan politicians behind the declaration of independence in the regional parliament last Friday. Former Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont, and 13 members of his government, all ousted by Madrid’s emergency powers, using Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, were summoned to appear in Spain’s High Court, yesterday (Thursday) and today.
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Frosty wine production as the summer heats up

03/11/2017 14:48
A FALL in wine production, in Spain and across Europe this year, has been put down to spring frosts and sweltering summer temperatures. The European Commission estimates that the European Union’s 2017 wine grape harvest will hit a 36-year low.
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Online, and in the know

03/11/2017 14:49
AT least 100 professionals, including law-enforcement and government authorities from EU member states, attended the launch of a new tool to help in online investigations. Representatives from 30 countries, and more than 60 organisations, including representatives from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Uber, saw the new SIRIUS platform unveiled at Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.
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Public safety assured

03/11/2017 14:50
WORK has begun on improving the TF66 insular road, from Valle San Lorenzo to the TF-1 motorway The Arona Council project is costing some 1.5m euros, but it will be money well spent because the road, which caters for around 20,000 vehicles daily, links the neighbouring towns of Cabo Blanco, Buzanada and La Camella.
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Joey and Ana reunited

03/11/2017 14:51
K9 animal news HANDSOME Joey went missing, possibly stolen, a year ago from his home in La Caleta, Costa Adeje. His family were distraught, and searched everywhere for him with no luck.
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Well done, ladies!

03/11/2017 14:51
Cats Welfare news AN incredible total of 2,393 euros was raised on Saturday, 21st October, when Cats Welfare’s Sharon Leighton and her friend Bridget Barnett bravely paraglided down to La Caleta beach from the mountains of La Quinta, a dizzy height of 3,000 feet. A massive THANK-YOU to everyone who sponsored and donated, to help  reduce the vet bills.
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Christmas treats needed

03/11/2017 14:52
Accion del Sol news WE would like to ask our friends and supporters to help us out in the run-up to Christmas. We have 222 dogs, a small pony and a donkey at the refuge, and would like to give everyone of them, with your help, a Christmas present to make them feel special and loved.
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Nothing new about these old fairy tales

02/11/2017 20:00
IT’S the same old trio of national newspapers and the same old song: Mount Teide is about erupt, for the umpteenth time, apparently. British dailies the Sun, Mirror and Mail are definitely singing from the same sheet.
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Trucking on trains

27/10/2017 12:29
FRANCE and Spain are working together to develop “rolling highways” to help remove heavy-goods traffic from the roads and transfer it on to the railways. The Spanish Ministry for Public Works invited tenders for rolling-highway (RH) operation projects for the Atlantic and Mediterranean rail corridors.
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Read all about it!

27/10/2017 12:30
ADEJE public library, under Councillor Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, celebrated International Libraries Day throughout the week with a series of activities in the Cultural Centre. They were designed to encourage reading, and promote the space as a learning tool.
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Dog of the week – Cajal

27/10/2017 12:31
Live Arico news CAJAL is a five-year-old big man, and a very good boy indeed. He really is lovely.
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Christmas Party

27/10/2017 12:31
K9 animal news THIS year’s K9 fundraising Christmas Party is on Saturday, 9th December at Showtime, Adeje (exit 78, TF1). Tickets are 25 euros per person, and include a chicken meal (or vegetarian option), drinks all evening (excluding spirits and bottled beers), entertainment from Let It Be Beatles, and compere Aidy Evans.
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The great indoors!

27/10/2017 12:32
Cats Welfare news THERE is a long-held misconception that cats need to be able to roam outdoors to be happy, but, with all the kitty luxuries available today, it makes the great outdoors just seem a little less … great. Today’s indoor felines seemingly have it made.
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All spruced up!

27/10/2017 12:32
Accion del Sol news LAST week saw three dogs, in appalling condition, brought into the refuge from Arona. Their fur was so badly matted, it was difficult to see that they were actually dogs.
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GBP/EUR fluctuates

27/10/2017 12:33
STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking for over the next couple of weeks. The past fortnight has seen the GBP/EUR exchange rate fluctuating sharply, bouncing between lows of 1.
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Swallows’ Fayre

27/10/2017 12:22
THE Swallows’ Christmas Craft Fayre, in aid of its annual Cancer Charity fund, takes place on Saturday, 11th November, from 11am-3pm, at the El Paso Bar in Castle Harbour, Los Cristianos. The event, run by the Tuesday Crafters, is organised by Andrea Blundell and Doris Gonzales Edwards, and last year’s Fayre raised 570 euros.
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Schools fight to beat the bullies

27/10/2017 12:23
SCHOOL bullies beware! Adeje Council has launched a series of workshops in the borough’s secondary schools to deal with bullying of all kinds. It is being overseen by the Departments of Health Protection and Equality Politics, with Councillors Amada Trujillo Bencomo and Carmen Lucía Rodríguez at the helm.
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Jet2.com flying to rescue after Monarch flops

27/10/2017 12:23
BUDGET airline Jet2.com has added 550,000 extra summer 2018 seats from former Monarch bases, following the collapse of its rival airline.
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Loro Parque salutes Fundación sponsors with premier award

27/10/2017 12:25
THE Canarian Government’s Presidential Office, in Santa Cruz, hosted Loro Parque’s “Premio Gorila” 2016 award ceremony last Friday, during which the Versele-Laga company was rewarded with this prestigious recognition. The Belgian corporation is an internationally-known manufacturer of high-quality, food-and-care brands for animals and pets.
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Flight warning by UK airlines

27/10/2017 12:25
BRITISH airlines, via their websites, are preparing to warn customers about the risks of booking flights after March 2019. The alerts will start in spring next year, if the UK Government has failed by then to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations.
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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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