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Janet puts spell on us

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:52

TENERIFE Loves Karaoke, sponsored by The Duke Shops, Costa Adeje, offers a €1,000 prize package for the winner, and an opportunity to perform at this year’s Tenerife Entertainment Awards.

This week, we headed back to a firm TLK favourite, Palm Mar’s Clouseau’s Bar for Heat Four, and, as in the past, there was a great atmosphere and a fabulous local crowd awaiting the contestants.

As in all previous heats this year, Clouseau’s Bar was busy, and we enjoyed another superb evening of fun.

Kerry Railton, host for the night, got proceedings underway by introducing the three judges, outlining the voting and what the judges were looking for, along with the prizes available for tonight’s winners, and the overall winner.

Sue was first on with a Lynn Anderson number, Rose Garden, which set, immediately, the standard for the evening, and she even provided some dance moves.

Then Pete took to the stage, singing Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me by The Tams, which certainly pleased the crowd.

Linda followed with Lee Ann Womack’s I Hope You Dance, and Dave then provided his version of Gerry and the Pacemakers’ I Like It, which had the crowd going again.

Former TLK finalist Janet treated us to the Annie Lennox version of I Put A Spell On You, which was followed by Chris performing Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.

Next up was Chelsea, another former TLK Finalist, with a crowd-pleaser, Mamma Mia, by ABBA. Brian took us to the break with the Beatles’ toe-tapper Eight Days A Week, and how the crowd loved it!

The second half was soon underway, and we were treated to Dean Martin’s Little Old Wine Drinker Me. Then came an upbeat version of Brian Adams’ Heaven, by DJ Sammy, followed by another Neil Diamond classic, Love On The Rocks. A Tom Jones number was next, I Who Have Nothing, then a brilliant version of the Mary Poppins classic Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

When we’d all caught our breath, Kingston Town was performed, and the final song was a version of Dead Prez’ Hip Hop.

Kerry soon confirmed that the two going into this year’s semi-finals would be Chelsea and Janet, both receiving their heat trophies.

Everyone who participated was in top form, and all those who came to watch this heat had a fun-filled night at Clouseau’s Bar. We look forward to the next heat.

All at Tenerife Loves Karaoke thank everyone who entered this heat, as well as the owners and staff at Clouseau’s, who made this another memorable occasion, and our sponsors, The Duke Shops.

The next Tenerife Loves Karaoke takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at Marguy’s Bar and Restaurant, in Los Cristianos. Rules are posted on, and terms and conditions apply.


Get money back now, with Liberty Seguros!

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:51

WITH Liberty Seguros, you are assured of the best insurance cover with quality and efficient service, so you’re not left high and dry.

What’s more, if you take out car, home, life or funeral insurance before 25th June this year, you will get money back. This applies to both new and existing customers, so you can save on all your covers.

Let’s say, for example, that you’re an existing customer. If you take out a new policy for any of the above covers, you’ll get €60 cashback for each one.

Perhaps you already have car insurance, but soon need to renew your home insurance that you have with another company. If you switch to Liberty Seguros, you’ll get €60 cashback on the premium quote.

Maybe you’ve thought about life cover, just in case the unexpected happens. If so, our life insurance cover could be exactly what you need to help those you leave behind. The same applies to funeral insurance. Don’t leave all those funeral expenses to your loved ones. Take out cover now, so all the expensive costs are paid, at this very sad time.

Any of these new insurances give you €60 cashback for existing customers. So, for three or four new policies, you’ll get either €180 or €240 back. That’s a big saving. Perhaps you also have a second or third car, then you’ll also get €60 cashback, on any new policy you take out.

Even new customers get €30 cashback on the first new policy, and then €60 on subsequent new policies.

In order to achieve this, and to assist those who prefer a more personalised service and a face-to-face chat, Liberty Seguros has an extensive network of around 300 brokers and agents, who will be pleased to give you all the help you need, and look after you for the long term.

By switching to Liberty Seguros for all your insurance needs, you can save money, now. With insurance, not only for car, home, life and funeral, but also for pet, business, commercial, public liability etc., Liberty Seguros is considered the ex-pat preferred insurer, in Spain.

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Children’s group will soon have busy hands

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:51

CHILDREN’S charity Helping Hands in Tenerife has donated €8,000 to Granadilla’s Centro Guaidyl, via its director, Paco Rodriguez.

Centro Guaidyl is a special centre, providing support and protection for its youngsters and their families, who are experiencing difficult circumstances.

This latest project by Helping Hands, which has been supporting the Centre since 2011, and will continue to do so, will provide the following for the 30 children there:

*Educational Activities, including Sports Programmes.
*Scientific Workshops
*PequeChef Food Workshop
*Yoga Workshop
*Music Therapy
*Computer Material for 2019/2020
*Summer Activities

Liz Montague, co-founder of the charity, said: “Thank you to all our supporters/donators, who give their continued support year in, year out.

“Their attendance at our fund-raising events makes these projects possible.”

Swallows give charities such a perfect bonanza

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:50

THE Swallows, based in Los Cristianos but spreading its wings far and wide, has raised a magnificent sum of €9,153 throughout the winter period here in Tenerife.

Some €6,000 was donated to the Cancer Charity Bus fund, and Carol Salisbury, who began the venture some years ago, collected the cheque from Carole Hart, who runs the Swallows with her husband, Mike.

The remaining €3,000 went to the Swallows’ annual cause, Candelaria’s Cancer Research fund.

A delighted Carole said: “A massive thank-you needs to be said to all the leaders of activities, who spend time and effort making your winter so pleasurable.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped in the sale of raffle tickets, newsletters, sponsorship forms, etc, and to Darren and Oceanview. It has been appreciated.”

She added: “Well done to you all. Mike and I do not consider ourselves fund-raisers but socialisers, and to see you all having a good time makes it all worthwhile to us.”

Here’s where some of the Swallows’ charity cash was raised:

Library: €403, from John, Wendy, Pauline, Pat, Jean, Derek and Doreen (who will keep it going over the summer)

Spanish classes: €528, from Carol Salisbury and €150 from Jamie Williamson

Callanetics: €1,153, from Pat Bate, and Margaret

Xmas raffle: €656

Petanque: €684, from Roger and Maureen Bird

Tea Dance: €655, from Beverley Corbett and Lynn Noone

Donations received

Bridge Group: €100, from Jean Gilbert

Legends Golf Society: €100

Sequence Dance: €50, from Frank Hockenhull

Art Group: €50, from Barbara Young

Donations made by Swallows

Jamie Spanish: €100 to dog charity

Callanetics: Pat Bate, €325 to Live Arico

Noah’s Ark: €50

Happy 2Help: €100 of food for families in need

Walk for Life: €1,005, Linda Powell, Brenda Melville and Swallows

The rest of the cash came from coach trips, party nights, private donations and sale of golf clubs, vase, etc.

The Swallows completed more coach trips this year, 11 in total, and in January we took 110 people to Puerto… and actually managed to bring 110 back.

We also tried some new events: Xanadu the horse show, and Freebird Whale and Dolphin trip. Both went down very well, and we have been asked by you to do them again next season.

Carole said: “Following suggestions, I am already planning for the future!”





Lucky boy!

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:50

Accion del Sol news

THIS gorgeous pure Yorkie arrived at the refuge in terrible condition, with badly-overgrown nails. He is in his later years, but he’s been very lucky.

After veterinary care, and a full makeover and pedicure, he has, luckily, found a new owner who will care for him, and give him the love he so deserves.

Travel volunteers

We are desperately looking for people who are travelling to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Berlin or Hamburg, who would be willing to take a dog with them to his or her new home.

We are not allowed to transport dogs without a passenger.

Everything is taken care of by our staff,  and AktionTier meet you at the airport, on arrival and departure, and all paperwork is organised by us. Please contact us if you would like to help the dogs reach their forever homes.

Assistance required

We are always looking for people to walk the dogs in the refuge during opening hours.

Please do call the refuge on 6643 21219 or 602463242, between 8am-5pm, if you can help in any way. We always need tinned dog-food for our older animals, plus blankets, towels, sheets, dog toys, collars and leads. You can call into the Accion refuge on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, from 2-5pm, and Saturdays between 1-4pm.

Find us here

Accion del Sol is situated directly under the Ecological Park (exit 52) on the north-bound TF-1. Head for the giant windmills, and you’ll find us in the buildings on the right-hand side. E-mail the refuge at or, for further details, visit our Facebook page: action tier Accion del Sol






Just look at these!

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:49

Cats Welfare news

WE have a litter of seven gorgeous kittens, including the little girl pictured. Her brothers and sisters have similar markings, and they are all looking for loving homes. They are eight weeks old, and have been wormed and de-flead. They are very playful and litter trained. If you would like to meet them please, send us a private Facebook message. Alternatively, please ring/WhatsApp Sandra (English, Spanish and German) on 6712 82773 after 6pm, or Sharon (English) on 6625 24006. *All cats go for a week’s trial, in your home.*

Bargains galore!

Our shop is situated on San Blas, Golf del Sur (behind Hiperdino), and we are open seven days a week, 10am-6pm.

The income generated here is extremely vital to the work we do with the cats and kittens on the island. Our veterinary bills are huge, and we rely on the kindness of our supporters to keep us going, not only with their much-needed donations of money, but also the great assortment of items they give us to sell.

We have customers from various countries, and many visit us from all over Tenerife. Holidaymakers return, year after year, eager to snap up a bargain.

We stock good-quality clothes of all sizes, at sensible, low prices, as well as household effects, toys and jigsaws, and beautiful jewellery. Browse through our extensive selection of books, which include murder-mysteries, romances and biographies. We stock a wide range of CDs and DVDs , including music and film, and everything is in excellent condition. It really doesn’t seem like a charity shop at all!

Have a look at the designer rail, and treat yourself to names such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Karen Millen, Julien Macdonald and many more, all at fantastically-low prices!

Many of our customers are residents, and like nothing more than to pop in regularly, checking to see what has been put on the rails and shelves, since their last visit. So come along, and see what you can find!

Shop volunteers

We always need people who would like to work in our charity shop. Shifts are from 10am-2pm and 2-6pm, and you will never work alone. The air-conditioned shop has a lovely atmosphere, and tea, coffee, and a fridge full of goodies are provided.

They’re all there to be enjoyed, while in the company of our friendly volunteers, and very valued customers! If you are interested, contact us on Facebook, ring/WhatsApp Sharon on 6625 24006, or pop into the shop for more information. Even if you can only spare a few hours a week, that’s fine!

Clothes, books and jigsaws

We are appealing to you all, please, for both ladies’ and men’s clothes, for our shop. We also need books of all genres, and in great condition, as well as jigsaws. Please have a look around at home, and drop them into the shop. If you don’t have transport, or have large, bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate, please ring Mark on 6365 90557, and he will arrange collection from you.








A lovely lad!

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:49

K9 animal news

THIS picture of Jones was taken just as he was coming back from a long walk in the sun. He was thirsty and a bit tired.

Fiona, from K9, tells the story: “He arrived at K9 a few months ago, after being found in a barranca by three young men. This beautiful boy was very skinny and nervous, and had no idea what was going on. We took him in and discovered he had no chip, so no owner could be contacted.

“He spent the first few days with us, shaking, and would not let anyone get too close. He looked very scared and confused, and it did take him some time to settle in and begin to trust us.

“Jones is a handsome boy with a lot of different colouring, and he is still quite young. We knew he needed a play mate. We matched him with one our other new arrivals at the time, Grace, but we think she was a bit too much for him.

“Luckily for us, we had three other dogs sharing at the time, another male and two females, who welcomed Jones into their little pack. So he became part of their gang. For those of you who come, regularly, to the kennels, you will know that the three dogs that Jones shared with went to their forever homes, all within a week.

“Scrappy went to Holland, Elmo got adopted here on the island, and Chris was out on trial, also in Tenerife. Jones was left on his own, not really understanding what was going on. One day he had three friends, and, within three days, they were all gone.

“Where was his new family? Did he not deserve a second chance?

Jones is a very sweet, quiet boy, who likes to play, and gets on with a lot of dogs. We were able to quickly match Jones with two other dogs in the shelter, another male and a female. We think they are all about the same age.

“He loves getting out for long walks, and is happy with, or without, other dogs, while out and about. He has come out of his shell and loves to get pets and cuddles from us all. And, of course, he loves to get treats, too! He needs his forever home, and a loving family to welcome him in to their lives.”

You can get in touch by calling 667 638 468, or emailing



Little orphan Annie

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:48

Live Arico news

ANNE is only a year old, and very affectionate. She’s great with everyone and loves to play. She is tiny, only the size of a breeze-block, and weighs about five kilos.

Every one loves her at the shelter, but she deserves and needs a family to call her own. Do you have an Annie-sized place in your family? Contact Marc on 6522 97853 to ask more questions, or arrange a play date.

Come and walk the doggies!

Join the Live Arico dog-walking club on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. Our dogs absolutely love it, and you can keep fit and find a furry friend at the same time. Send a WhatsApp to Oceana on 659 242 572 for further details, or just pop in and meet the dogs.

Live Arico shops

Come and bag a bargain at our shops. Donations are always very much appreciated.

San Eugenio – opposite Hotel La Nina, at Las Carabelas, near Amanda’s Bar. Open weekdays 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm and now Sundays 11am-3pm.

Los Cristianos – Calle Revron, near Thistle and Dragon Bar and play-park. Open Monday-Friday (10am-4pm), Saturday 10am-2pm and Sunday 11am-3pm.

Join us on Facebook – Live Arico P.A.W.S Tenerife




Meet Simba

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:48

Molly’s animal-care news

THIS lovely chap is urgently looking for a foster home or

forever family. He was a well-loved family pet, but, when a

baby came along, the family could not cope, and had no

option but to give him up.

He’s not enjoying kennels and really needs to be in a home environment. He is medium-sized with long hair, and a lovely friendly boy who loves lots of fuss and cuddles. He’s fine with other dogs, too. Please get in touch, if you can offer our lovely Simba a home.


RIP Billy

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:47

WILLIAM George Smith, (Billy to his friends), passed away after a short illness on Friday 15th March, at Candelaria Hospital, Santa Cruz.

Born in the Shetland Isles to Mary and George, he was brother to Lance, Elizabeth, Helen and Jimmy, and father to Anita and Simon, who live in Aberdeen. He leaves his wife, Mary, after 43 years of marriage.

Billy was a talented chef and an excellent spiritual healer, and came to Tenerife 19 years ago, living in Torviscas Alto. There will be a memorial service on Saturday 13th April at 3pm, in the church in San Blas, Golf del Sur, for family, friends and patients who would like to attend. No flowers, please, because donations for FACT will be collected.