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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‘Pervy’ picture man’s lies lured youngsters

16/02/2018 14:43
No photo camera shiny sign A PROFESSIONAL photographer has been held by La Orotava’s Guardia Civil for, allegedly, taking advantage of his profession to sexually-abuse minors. He was said to have approached the youngsters through social networks, promising them a career in modelling or acting.
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Franco’s grandson speeds into prison

16/02/2018 14:44
THE eldest grandson of late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for ramming a Guardia Civil car deliberately, following a high-speed chase. A court in Teruel, a province of Aragon, in north-eastern Spain, sentenced Francisco Franco Martinez-Bordiu, 63, to 18 months for aggravated assault, plus 12 more months for dangerous driving.
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Mystery scammer cost a woman 53,000 euros

16/02/2018 14:44
AN online scammer convinced a woman he was employed by a well-known clothing company, and that he had a type of epilepsy which required costly medicine. The profile of 26-year-old “Anxo”, from Arteixo in La Coruña, appeared on the dating social network Badoo in March 2013.
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Unhealthy German rescued

16/02/2018 14:48
A GERMAN with a serious health problem, on a hiking trip in La Palma, was rescued on Wednesday by a helicopter crew. A call was made at around 1.
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Leading drug baron was also working as car-park attendant

16/02/2018 14:49
SITO Minanco had, reportedly, ditched his past as one of Spain’s most powerful drug barons to work as a parking attendant, following his conditional release from prison in 2016. But last week’s nationwide sting saw the 62-year-old, real name Jose Ramon Prado Bugallo, re-arrested on suspicion of trying to re-impose himself on the lucrative cocaine trade, along with 20 alleged members of his suspected network Minanco is from Galicia, a region in Spain’s north-west, whose rugged coastline has proved ideal for trafficking, because of its narrow waterways that wind in-land, which used to be at the forefront of the illegal drug trade.
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Call to ban kids from bullfights

16/02/2018 14:49
A UNITED Nations committee has urged Spain to ban under-18s from attending bullfights, or bullfighting schools. The Rights of the Child committee says children need to be protected from “harmful effects” of the so-called sport.
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We have puppies!!

16/02/2018 14:50
Live Arico news AREN’T they gorgeous? And they won’t be big, as far as we can see! We are offering them for adoption, with all vaccinations completed and sterilisation included at six months of age. They will also be micro-chipped.
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Sponsor a cat!

16/02/2018 14:51
Cats Welfare news YOU can sponsor one of our cats for as little as three euros a month!We supports a number of adult rescue cats who, through no fault of their own, live in long-term foster care, alongside those awaiting adoption. We know that not everyone can adopt an animal, but anyone can help by sponsoring one.
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GBP/EUR slumps on fresh, Brexit uncertainties

16/02/2018 14:52
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. Increased currency volatility, and resurgent Brexit concerns, have left the pound fluctuating against the euro and US dollar.
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Car limit on over-run island is on the cards 

16/02/2018 14:52
THE Balearic Islands Government has proposed a limit on the number of cars on Formentera, to cope with the tourism surge there. The draft bill will limit the cars in circulation, and cap the number of rental cars and motorbikes.
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Flush those kidneys

16/02/2018 13:53
YOUR kidneys are an essential part of your body’s purification system. They help to detoxify your blood, so that the waste they filter out can then be discharged through your urine.
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Spanish voters turn their back on Rajoy

16/02/2018 14:01
A MAJORITY of Spanish voters, including many of those who support the governing Popular Party (PP), believe that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy should hand the leadership to someone else. A recent opinion poll, carried out by Metroscopia for El País daily newspaper, shows that 85% of Spaniards feel that Rajoy should let someone else take the reins of the conservative party.
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Decorating in a warm climate

16/02/2018 14:02
IF you are decorating a property in Tenerife with the lovely warm climate, there are different things to consider than if you were doing so in the UK. If you think of a colonial decorating scheme, it brings to mind big, open spaces, a lot of bamboo furniture with tropical prints, light airy curtains, tiled floors and lazily-turning fans.
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Arona win epic battle

16/02/2018 14:03
Women’s volleyball AFTER a run of three-set victories, it was probably a good thing for Arona Tenerife Sur to be stretched, for a 3-2 home win over Cajasol Juvasa Volley. It didn’t stop the upward march of the Los Cristianos-based team, who now sit fourth in Spain’s Superliga.
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Coach’s fantasy formula

16/02/2018 14:04
CD Tenerife 5 Cordoba 1 CARTOON animals, super-heroes, and fancy-dress creations that defied logic, hardly raised an eyebrow. But rampant Tenerife’s  victory had Santa Cruz dancing.
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Our mighty challenge!

16/02/2018 14:05
THE 2018 Scottish challenge begins on Tuesday, and, as usual, there have been last minute-changes, and players suddenly unavailable. Nothing new there! I’d like to thank George Fagan, my Scotland counterpart, because  this event wouldn’t even have started in the first place.
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Early birds shipwrecked

16/02/2018 14:07
San Fernando 2 CD Marino 1 ANOTHER early-morning flight on Sunday saw sprightly Marino catch their Gran Canarian hosts on the hop with a first-minute opener from Zeben. It was to be a war of attrition as the Maspalomas-based team steadied the ship.
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Half-marathon will fit all sizes

16/02/2018 14:13
THE 22nd annual Las Galletas half-marathon takes place on Sunday 8th April, and bookings are now open for the full 21km race, the 10.8km challenge, and the new 5km event.
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Sea’s toxic cocktail, that can hurt orcas

09/02/2018 14:39
A RECENT study, conducted in collaboration with Loro Parque Foundation, has concluded that contaminants accumulated in the sea, such as DDT, PCBs and persistent organic pollutants, together generate a toxic cocktail. And it affects the immune system of orcas to a greater extent than if the animals were exposed to the same volume of each substance separately.
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Fraudsters take bite out of a credit card

09/02/2018 14:40
A MAN aged 24, from La Laguna, and his 22-year-old partner, a foreign resident who lives in La Orotava, are being investigated by the Guardia Civil for credit-card fraud. Suspicions were aroused when the victim was doing her end-of-year accounts and noticed that numerous transactions had been charged to her credit card, which she never made, adding up to 5,014 euros.
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Price of fuel to hit drivers hard again

09/02/2018 14:40
DRIVERS across the archipelago will suffer a third consecutive fuel rise from next week, and it doesn’t stop there because increases will continue to rise throughout the year, With the price escalation, they could be paying just over a euro for a litre of petrol in most service stations across the archipelago by 2019. The current price rises over next few weeks are not expected to be sky-high, but experts warn that the increases will continue throughout 2018.
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Passengers’ horror as boat sailed by bodies

09/02/2018 14:41
THE skipper of a passenger boat, off the Spanish coast, was forced to turn around after sailing past several migrant bodies, floating in the water. Authorities in Spain and Morocco launched a search-and-rescue operation throughout last weekend, having recovered at least 20 Africans near the coast of Melilla, Spain’s North African territory.
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Baby heart transplant is a Spanish milestone

09/02/2018 14:42
A HEART transplant for a five-month-old baby has been successfully carried out in Madrid, which puts Spain alongside the UK and Germany as the only European countries to perform this complicated procedure. The operation was carried out at the Gregorio Maranon Hospital, despite the donor and child having incompatible blood types.
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Number’s up for bingo-club mum

09/02/2018 14:43
A MOTHER aged 26 has been arrested for leaving her young son on his own at the entrance of a bingo hall, while she played the game inside. Passers-by noticed a small child playing alone in the doorway of the Gran Canaria premises at around 11am, with no adult supervision.
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Dog of the week – Irene

09/02/2018 14:43
Live Arico news IRENE is such a sweetheart. She is three years old, and has been with us a while.
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Samantha Pedlar Male RIP

09/02/2018 14:44
MORE than 50 people attended the funeral of Samantha Pedlar Male last Saturday, at the Cementerio Santa Lastenia, Santa Cruz. Sam, who passed away recently, lived in Costa del Silencio for the past 24 years, and married Paul nine years ago.
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How to drive safely in winter.

09/02/2018 14:45
17381659 – mid aged male driver mounting car tyre chains on very snowy road THERE are many winter lovers who like visiting cities during cold periods, or participating in snow sports. One must admit that it is not the same visiting, for instance, Sierra Nevada covered by snow, adding an extra attraction to these magical mountains, than without it.
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What can expatriates in Spain do with their UK pension in 2018?

09/02/2018 14:46
pension pension or retirement concept with word on business office folder index WITH pensions, your long-term financial security is at stake, so take care to do what is right for you and your family. Start by understanding the options available for different pension types.
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Cost of Spanish wine sure to rise this year

01/02/2018 18:39
SPAIN’S production of wine last year, down 20% compared with the 2016 figures, will almost certainly lead to price increases. The Agriculture Ministry reports that the total wine produced in the current 2017-18 vintage stands at 35.
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MRI machine sparks Indian’s horror death

01/02/2018 18:40
AN Indian man was killed last Saturday after being sucked into an MRI machine at a Mumbai Hospital, according to Indian news broadcaster NDTV. Rajesh Maru, 32, was helping an elderly relative at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, when he entered the MRI room with a metal oxygen tank.
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Dog of the week – Dora

01/02/2018 18:41
Live Arico news DORA is a young, 11-month-old female, and is, sadly, looking for her forever home. She is well behaved, and just needs her chance to shine.
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Campbell

01/02/2018 18:42
K9 animal news “HELLO everybody. My name is Campbell.
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The wonderful world of cats

01/02/2018 18:42
Cats Welfare news DID you know that cats sleep 16 hours of any given day? They also show affection, and mark their territory by rubbing on people. Glands on their faces, tails and paws release a scent to make their mark.
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Foster home needed

01/02/2018 18:43
Accion del Sol news WE are always so grateful to our resident vets, for their hard work and dedication to the dogs at the refuge, many of whom arrive in extremely-bad condition. Some have serious injuries that need immediate treatment, like this poor dog who was brought here with a broken leg.
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Belgian Property Fair success

01/02/2018 18:44
PREMIER Properties Tenerife attended, from 20th-21st January, their first overseas Property Fair in Waregem, Belgium. The Real Estate Fair Spain Expofair takes place three times a year, and is aimed at those who plan to acquire a second property in Spain as an investment, or just to spend their holidays here, as well as those who already own or live here, who are seeking some advice in a variety of property-related issues.
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EU comments on Brexit reversal boost GBP

01/02/2018 18:44
POUND Sterling was able to race to multi-month highs over the past 14 days, thanks to improving outlooks on UK monetary policy and Brexit. The lowest point for GBP/EUR, during the past fortnight, was seen right at the start of the period, when the pairing was at 1.
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Lightning strike leads to a player being fired

01/02/2018 19:01
WINTER Olympic fever is spreading far and wide, even to the sleepy backwaters of Milton Keynes. On Sunday in the British Ice Hockey League, Milton Keynes Lightning were playing Guildford Flames, when American Matt Nickerson, the home side’s bad-tempered defenceman, thumped a fan, as he left the ice.
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01/02/2018 19:56
THREE local mayors, decidedly unhappy, have held an urgent meeting to discuss the planned, night-time closure at Tenerife South Airport, which, they stress, means the island will be without flights, in or out, during a three-month period. The closure must be at night to avoid wrecking day-time, airline schedules, and it is necessary because the runway needs repaving and maintenance.
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Terror Tara’s putting an end to the rat pack

26/01/2018 14:29
A LOCAL female in County Durham is, single-handedly, biting into a community’s rat infestation by hunting them… all by herself! Her master, Adrian Oliver, is on a mission to rid a housing estate, near Gilesgate, of its long-standing rodent problem, by employing his nippy terrier, Tara. The sight of rats has left parents fearing for their children’s safety, yet Tara, who looks like a teddy, has actually snared over 600 in the past year, and she once killed 42 in a day.
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Plea for probe into 2008 plane horror

26/01/2018 14:30
MORE than 6,000 people have signed a petition for a full investigation into Spanair flight JK5022, which crashed during take-off in Madrid to Gran Canaria’s Las Palmas airport in August 2008, killing 154 people. Spanish authorities are yet to open an inquiry into the disaster, one of the worst in the country’s aviation history, with just 18 passengers surviving the Barajas Airport crash.
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Nissan steering new brainwave

26/01/2018 14:30
TECHNOLOGY, enabling cars to be driven using brain-waves, has been showcased in Las Vegas, and car-maker Nissan is right on the ball. The Japanese company, which has a factory in Barcelona and one in Avila, is now developing “brain-to-vehicle technology”, and has premiered the concept at the Consumer Electronics Show.
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Big concern for frontline home-owners of Medano

26/01/2018 14:31
THE Costas department, which protects the coastlines across Spain, has begun procedures to regain 3,208 linear metres of El Medano’s coastline in Granadilla. A 19-page report has been published, and 92 properties in the area, including communities and a hotel, which stretches from the pier to La Pelada beach, will be affected.
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No more bridge of sighs!

26/01/2018 14:32
WORK on the new Los Cristianos bridge, in Avenida Chayofita, will start during the next week or so, and will replace the two existing bridges, One of the bridges will be demolished shortly, because of its unsafe design and structure, while the other is old and needs to be renovated fully. An Arona Council statement says that although the work will begin shortly, the bridges will be taken down separately because it believes it is important not to leave a heavy, populated area without a safe crossing.
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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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