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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Facebook stung by Spanish regulator 

15/09/2017 13:36
SOCIAL network Facebook has been fined 1.2m euros by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) for breaking laws concerning the use of its users’ personal data.
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Drinkers’ terrorist scare is unfounded

15/09/2017 13:37
PEOPLE enjoying a drink outside a Spanish nightspot feared they had been targeted by terrorists when a car careered off the road and ploughed into them. The incident, which happened in the southern city of Huelva, followed last month’s tragedy, when 13 people were killed as a van rammed into crowds in Barcelona.
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Dog of the week – Pikachu

15/09/2017 13:38
Live Arico news PIKACHU is just the sweetest young pup. He is only six kilos, so will suit your small home or apartment, and he is less than a year old.
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Meet handsome Campbell

15/09/2017 13:39
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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Cat’s whiskers

15/09/2017 13:40
Cats Welfare news HAVE you ever wondered what a cat’s whiskers actually do besides tickling our faces at night? They are so valuable that, if they’re cut off,  a cat’s ability to hunt and navigate can be affected. They’re so sensitive that they help cats to detect changes in the air current, which helps them get around in the dark, in much the same way we would hold out our arms and use our fingers to feel for objects.
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R.I.P. Carmen – 5/9/17

15/09/2017 13:41
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the recent and very sudden passing of Carmen Penny. A beautiful service to celebrate her life was held on Saturday in the chapel at Arona Cemetery.
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Many thanks!

15/09/2017 13:41
Accion del Sol news WE would like to say a very big thank-you to The Royal Tenerife Country Club and Tenerife Properties for their generous donations of towels, sheets, cushions, sofas and furniture, all of which are extremely useful at the refuge. We really appreciate all the help we receive from our supporters, expecially with the ever-growing numbers of dogs that arrive on a daily basis here.
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EU driving licences the validity in Spain

15/09/2017 13:42
By Mariano E. Zunino Siri TO determine whether a driving licence, issued by one of the EU countries (and Lichtenstein, Norway and Iceland), is valid in Spain, we must consider the Drivers’ General Regulation (Reglamento General de Conductores).
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Corruption is such a major problem, say youth of Spain

15/09/2017 13:43
CLIMATE change is the main issue concerning the world’s millennials – those born between 1982 and 2004 – according to the annual Global Shapers Survey, released by the World Economic Forum. Half of all young people surveyed said it was a pressing problem for the world, ahead of wars and conflicts.
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Pound boosted by upbeat, UK-growth forecast 

15/09/2017 13:43
STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks. Latest currency news Over the last two weeks, the GBP/EUR exchange rate has recovered from an eight-year low of 1.
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Airport strikes off … for now!

08/09/2017 14:18
THE first two days of planned strikes at all 46 Aena airports, including Tenerife South and North, which were set to start on 15th September, have been postponed. The decision comes at the request of the Spanish Government, to allow more “breathing space” for union talks with the management company – The main CC OO, UGT and USO unions announced that industrial action would not begin on the original date, next Saturday.
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Starbucks set for Siam Mall

08/09/2017 14:19
STARBUCKS opens its Tenerife operation at Siam Mall on Thursday (14th Sept) at 11.30am, with premises on the terrace there.
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Car-jacker is found dead after motorway mayhem

08/09/2017 14:20
A SCOTTISH holiday-maker, found dead near the Los Cristianos access to the TF-1 motorway last Friday after a marathon bender of booze and drugs, had earlier hijacked two cars. Kevin Daffurn, a 30-year-old father-of-one, from Shotts, North Lanarkshire, arrived in Los Cristianos the previous night with two friends.
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Ace cops drive a fair way to win!

08/09/2017 14:21
A MAN who jumped a police check-point on Wednesday, ended up being arrested on Las Americas golf course, after leading the cops a merry dance around the fairways. The incident happened at 8am, and, after damaging the course in his Daewoo during the chase, the 28-year-old Argentine was finally intercepted.
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Another e.coli scare

08/09/2017 14:21
A BEACH at El Médano was closed again to bathers this week by Granadilla de Abona Council as a precautionary measure against e.coli, a bacteria which can cause severe food poisoning.
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Magaluf drugs gang hit by a police sting

08/09/2017 14:22
A POLICE sting led to a total of 14 people, including 12 Britons, being held in Mallorca on suspicion of smuggling drugs into Magaluf, via speedboats, and selling them to holiday-makers. Spanish police, who were heavily-armed, some wearing balaclavas, swooped on 12 addresses in Palma and Calvia in the early hours of the morning, following a lengthy probe, which focused on the Punta Ballena party strip.
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Dog of the week – Lion

08/09/2017 14:23
Live Arico news LION is a three-month-old male, and quite possibly the cleverest pup we have ever had. He will be a breeze to train.
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K9 kittens

08/09/2017 14:23
K9 animal news THERE are lots of cute and playful kittens in the K9 cattery right now, all keen to quickly find their forever homes. Sweet Adelaide (pictured) is just one of them.
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Top Cat

08/09/2017 14:24
Cats Welfare news NOT only do humans hold some of the greatest world records, cats do, too, and what better way to show you that cats are the tops, than to tell you about some of the world records held by these amazing animals. In 2015, Merlin, a rescue kitty from Torquay, Devon, earned a Guinness World Record title for the loudest purr by a domestic cat, after registering  67.
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A bundle of fluff!

08/09/2017 14:25
Accion del Sol news THIS cute little girl arrived at our refuge a few days ago, after being abandoned and found wandering around in a dazed state. She joins the other 220 dogs at the refuge who are all looking for new homes.
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At 112, Francisco is world’s oldest man – and full of beans!

01/09/2017 13:26
FRANCISCO Núñez Olivera, now acknowledged as  the oldest man in the world, was born and bred in the village of Bienvenida, in the Badajoz province, 112 years and eight months ago! He has taken the top spot following the recent death of Israel’s Yisrael Kristal, and he expects to live until at least 13th December, when he hits the 113 mark. Francisco was still walking around the village on his own until he was 107, simply stopping on street corners to chat to other locals when he tired.
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Dog of the week – Puppy

01/09/2017 13:29
Live Arico news PUPPY is a four-month-old Presa Canario, who was dumped with his mother near Los Abrigos. They were exhausted and dehydrated.
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Meet lovely Arya

01/09/2017 13:30
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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Litter training

01/09/2017 13:31
Cats Welfare news USING the litter tray is second nature to most cats. Training kittens to use one is usually as easy as showing them where it is, and putting them in it.
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Fresh, eight-year lows for GBP/EUR

01/09/2017 13:31
THE euro’s supremacy over the pound and US dollar continued as August progressed, with GBP/EUR being driven to a new, eight-year low of 1.0762 euros.
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Tenerife’s Teen British Empire

01/09/2017 13:19
DOMINIQUE Sands, who is just 14, took another step towards stardom when he was crowned Mr Teen British Empire 2017 last week. The Puerto de la Cruz youngster, a student at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in the English capital, also obtained an incredible 100% in the talent round, in which he produced his own contemporary dance.
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Catalonia’s strong independence bid

01/09/2017 13:19
A 45-PAGE bill, presented this week by Catalonia’s two pro-independence parties, the Junts Pel Sí (“Together For Yes”) coalition and the radical-left Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), is their statement of intent to grab power from Madrid and secede from Spain in October. “The Foundational & Legal Transition Law Of The Republic” has already been tabled in the regional chamber.
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Police border battle in migration season

01/09/2017 13:20
SPAIN’S security forces have so far detected about 800 crimes,  during the annual migration of workers, between Europe and North Africa, for their summer holidays. These included 125 attempts to enter the European Union illegally by hiding in vehicles, or using false documentation.
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Friday fun feasts

01/09/2017 13:21
ADEJE Department of Creative Development, under is bringing comedy back to the stage this September for the second year running. The ‘Adeje je je’ festival of laughs will continue to promote theatre as a tool for cultural enrichment.
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Drugs’ man caught

01/09/2017 13:22
NATIONAL Police have arrested a 44-year-old Italian man in Adeje, on a European arrest warrant for drug-trafficking. He was found living in Avenida Constitució, and was found after trying to obtain a legal Spanish residencia with fake identity documents… the same paperwork he used to eluded Italian authorities.
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Arona aroma leaves the bakers on a high

01/09/2017 13:22
OFFICERS from the National Police, who smelled something a little stronger than fresh air in Arona, got their teeth into an interesting discovery. The aroma in Arona emanated from a house in which members of an unauthorised cannabis association were baking cakes and biscuits.
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Animal-abuse farmer could just receive fine

01/09/2017 13:23
CHARGES of animal-abuse have been brought against an Almerian man, who was discovered to be keeping seven dangerous dogs in atrocious conditions at his Sorbas farm. Guardia Civil officers, who raided the premises after being tipped off by suspicious locals, found seven dogs of dangerous breeds requiring special permits.
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Royal couple support for anti-terror, protest demo

01/09/2017 13:24
AN estimated half-a-million people, including the King and Queen of Spain, gathered in central Barcelona on Saturday evening in what is believed to be the biggest demonstration in Spain’s recent history. The public, and royalty, were responding to the terror attacks in the city and in the Tarragona province of Cambrils, which happened nine and 10 days earlier.
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EU groups lose Brexit trust in Home Office

01/09/2017 13:25
CAMPAIGN groups, representing EU citizens anxious to protect their right to remain in the UK after Brexit, have warned they will reject any deal that gives the Home Office any say in their future. Grassroots campaign groups across the UK and Europe wrote to EU negotiators on Monday to say the Home Office “cannot be trusted”, following last week’s debacle when the department, mistakenly, sent up to 100 letters to EU nationals living in the UK, ordering them to leave the country or face deportation.
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‘Rajoy’s a liar’ say opponents

01/09/2017 13:25
MARIANO Rajoy was accused of lying during his own defence, and that of his Popular Party, against accusations of corruption. The Spanish Prime Minister was also told to resign, after being forced to appear in parliament by opposition groups.
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Clever clobber

25/08/2017 13:03
by Carl Pattison EVEN guys need a helping hand now and then, when it comes to getting their fashion just right. Picking out the correct style to suit age and size is one sure way to change your body image, without even hitting the gym.
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Holiday time for everybody

25/08/2017 13:04
IT’S hot! Everybody is on holiday! Salads and cool drinks are the order of the day. Shade and sea is all they need.
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Buying or renting a car?

25/08/2017 13:05
SO you’ve made the big move, or you’re what is often termed as being a “Swallow”. You’ll always need the use of a car, so you hire one, right? As with renting a property, it’s always a good idea, initially, as it gives you a feel of the place in which you are living, and lets you make the decision as to whether, or not, you like it.
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Blues snookered by pink

25/08/2017 13:07
CD Marino 0 CD Tenerife B 2 LIMITED friendlies, and a host of new faces, left CD Marino with a steep learning curve as they lost their opening league game against CD Tenerife B, their pink-shirted rivals. There were plenty of encouraging signs, but even with sharper finishing they would have struggled to beat goalkeeper Angel Galván, who was on top form.
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Boothen pile on power

25/08/2017 13:11
BOOTHEN are the ones to watch as they power their way up the league, this time with a resounding 8-0 win away in San Blas. Sam, for The Tavern A, took the only two legs of the evening for his side, and this success leaves Boothen just two points from the summit, with games in hand.
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Tenerife’s smooth launch

25/08/2017 13:12
CD Tenerife 1 Real Zaragoza 0 By Colin Kirby FROM selection nightmare to tactical triumph, CD Tenerife coach Pep Marti could genuinely feel pleased with this performance against Real Zaragoza to start the new second division season. Good use of seasoned heads, youth, and new arrivals, combined to overcome gaping holes in the squad, through injuries and stalled transfer deals.
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Ladies taste Cup glory

25/08/2017 13:12
EGATESA Granadilla Tenerife still have a few weeks to wait for league action, but they have already added a trophy to their cabinet. An international tournament, UNITED By Women’s Football, took place at Tincer athletic stadium, on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, last week, and Tenerife emerged winners after a penalty shoot-out against Spartak Subotica, of Serbia.
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The Lads team up against terrorism!

25/08/2017 13:13
FOOTBALLERS across the world linked arms to observe a minute’s silence before their matches last weekend, as a mark of respect for the victims of Barcelona’s terrorist attacks. Fans shared the moment, including the crowd at CD Tenerife´s Heliodoro stadium last Friday night.
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Ready to rumble

25/08/2017 13:14
ANOTHER packed boxing bill in Tenerife will be staged next Friday, 1st September, at Xanadu Centro Hipico from 8pm. The show-jumping complex is near Guargacho, a few miles north along the TF1 from Los Cristianos.
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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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