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  • Barefoot walker arrives in Gibraltar after 1000km trek

    Barefoot walker arrives in Gibraltar after 1000km trek

    • February 19, 2017

    Ilse Longuet has completed her 1,000km barefoot walk from Barcelona to Gibraltar. She arrived on the Rock at midday today, having raised over €5,500 for less privileged children in Kenya. Arriving in gale force winds and lashing rain, she was visibly pleased her three month barefoot trek was complete. “It’s wonderful to be here,” she

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  • The Great Gibraltar Beach Clean-Up

    The Great Gibraltar Beach Clean-Up

    • February 17, 2017

    This weekend sees the start of the ‘Great Gibraltar Beach Clean-Up’ headed by the Nautilus Project to get the community involved and working together by cleaning and removing rubbish from the local beaches. As from this Saturday – for an hour – the team wants to be at different shoreline locations once every fortnight running

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  • Bishop Zammit launches Lent appeal for Aleppo

    Bishop Zammit launches Lent appeal for Aleppo

    • February 17, 2017

    Bishop of Gibraltar Carmel Zammit is to launch a Lent campaign on behalf of persecuted Christians in Aleppo. This year Lent starts on March 1, Ash Wednesday, and the official launch of the Diocese of Gibraltar ACN Lent Appeal for Aleppo begins with a presentation at St Theresa’s Church, on Monday 27 of the month,

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  • Power station is ‘Ecosite’ certified by Bouygues

    Power station is ‘Ecosite’ certified by Bouygues

    • February 17, 2017

    The North Mole power station is on schedule to be completed by later this year, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo announced yesterday as he revealed the plant had been awarded an eco-friendly status. At a site visit yesterday alongside the Minister for Environment, Dr John Cortes, Mr Picardo unravelled a flag denoting the power station’s new

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  • Blair urges cross-party movement to turn Brexit decision around

    Blair urges cross-party movement to turn Brexit decision around

    • February 18, 2017

    Tony Blair has called on pro-Europeans to form a new cross-party movement to persuade the public they were wrong to vote to leave the EU. In an impassioned speech, the former prime minister said “progressives” should make it their “mission” to reverse the outcome of the referendum last June. Speaking at the London headquarters of

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  • Co-sovereignty proposal is ‘very reasonable’, Rajoy says

    Co-sovereignty proposal is ‘very reasonable’, Rajoy says

    • February 18, 2017

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has defended his government’s co-sovereignty proposal for Gibraltar and reiterated that Spain will use Brexit to push its sovereignty aspirations over the Rock. Sr Rajoy made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with Agence France Presse. “I think that our proposal of shared sovereignty is very reasonable,” he told AFP.

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: Parole decision puts spotlight on justice system and public confidence

    #ThinkingAllowed: Parole decision puts spotlight on justice system and public confidence

    • February 19, 2017

    I’m not a lawyer and despite the high number of them in Gibraltar, neither is the majority of the local population. Therefore, as people with limited knowledge of the law, is it wrong of us to have questions about the rules for parole? In Gibraltar prisoners can apply for parole after serving a third of

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  • The die is cast

    • February 18, 2017

    By Maurice Xiberras Of the five MPs, who intervened on Gibraltar’s behalf in the Second reading of the fateful European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, all their interventions being but passing references – Mr Mike Gapes was the only one able to squeeze in a comment on Gibraltar at the Committee stage, though he was

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