• More excavations at Vanguard could reveal new Neanderthal evidence

    More excavations at Vanguard could reveal new Neanderthal evidence

    • July 27, 2017

    Excavations have resumed this week at Vanguard Cave since the latest discovery at the beginning of the month of a Neanderthal child’s upper right canine milk tooth. The tooth came from a level in Vanguard Cave known as 5A. This level, together with levels one to four, is being fully excavated but the rules have

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  • Thrilled Picardo announces festival headliner Ricky Martin

    Thrilled Picardo announces festival headliner Ricky Martin

    • July 27, 2017

    International music icon Ricky Martin will headline day one of the MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo revealed yesterday. He joins a host of global stars such as Bastille, Craig David, Clean Bandit, Years & Years, Kaiser Chiefs and Tinie Tempah on the line-up for this year’s festival. Speaking at a

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  • Patients transferred to New Hillsides dementia home

    Patients transferred to New Hillsides dementia home

    • July 26, 2017

    Government yesterday confirmed the successful phased transfer of patients last month from St Bernard’s Hospital to the recently inaugurated Hillsides Dementia Home. In its statement the Government said this had taken place June, 10 and 11. The scheduled timeframe for the total occupation of the new home has been met with the admission of 26

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  • In a Gibraltarian home, a reef takes pride of place

    In a Gibraltarian home, a reef takes pride of place

    • July 25, 2017

    Michael Recagno has been an avid aquarist for 35 years but his latest aquarium, a saltwater nano reef, has taken pride of place in his home. The tank recreates a small section of reef complete with artificial currents that make plants and corals sway back and forth, as if out in the ocean. Mr Recagno

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  • 2017 Gibraltar National celebrations

    2017 Gibraltar National celebrations

    • July 25, 2017

    The National Day celebrations, Referendum 50, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, MTV Gib Calling, an acoustic showcase, the Gibraltar Fair, and the annual photographic and painting exhibitions, will also form part of this year’s Gibraltar National Celebrations. The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group (SDGG) in conjunction with the Gibraltar Cultural Services, has made public the

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  • Success for Stylos in ‘World Dance Movement’

    Success for Stylos in ‘World Dance Movement’

    • July 25, 2017

    17 dancers from Stylos Dance Studios have returned to the Rock having achieved great results and been awarded scholarships at the international World Dance Movement event held in Italy. The dancers competed and took daily classes and workshops in a variety of styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz and acro. They also performed the pieces they

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  • Govt gives Samaritans a helping hand

    Govt gives Samaritans a helping hand

    • July 25, 2017

    The Gibraltar Government has provided financial assistance to the newly established local group of Samaritans. A cheque for £10,000 was presented to the group’s chairperson Marielou Guerrero and the money will be used to cover some of the costs of coaching Samaritan trainers and volunteers. Mrs Guerrero thanked the Government for the cooperation received for

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  • Family sports evenings

    Family sports evenings

    • July 22, 2017

    Once again families are being encouraged to join in the summer sports and leisure programme with sporting events held on Wednesday evenings. Starting at 8pm at the Bayside Sports Centre they are once again proving to be popular with whole families turning up to join in the fun. Pic: Johnny Bugeja.

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  • First of new fleet of warships to be called HMS Glasgow, Fallon reveals

    First of new fleet of warships to be called HMS Glasgow, Fallon reveals

    • July 21, 2017

    The first warship in a new fleet of Royal Navy frigates will be called HMS Glasgow, the Defence Secretary has announced. Sir Michael Fallon revealed the name as he cut the ship’s first piece of steel at the BAE Systems shipyard in Govan, Glasgow on Thursday. Earlier this month a £3.7 billion contract was signed

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  • Firefighters complete health and safety training

    Firefighters complete health and safety training

    • July 20, 2017

    Several members of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) have recently completed an accredited Health and Safety qualification. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment Principles and Practices will enable the participants to gain a practical understanding of the principles of risk assessment, and allows the GFRS to

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  • Young macaques thrill visitors with Upper Rock nature show

    Young macaques thrill visitors with Upper Rock nature show

    • July 19, 2017

    Gibraltar has 24 new Barbary macaques and the young monkeys are putting on a cute show for visitors to the Upper Rock nature reserve. Locals and tourists alike are being treated to the sight of infants ranging from weeks to days old. Some are so young they simply suckle their mothers or cling onto males

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  • Success in Rochester for Westside and Bayside Drama Group

    Success in Rochester for Westside and Bayside Drama Group

    • July 18, 2017

    Westside and Bayside Drama Group returned triumphant from the 2017 Duncan Rand Youth One-Act Play Festival winning Best Play for “The Amazing Angel Man” penned by director Julian Felice. The group has participated in the festival held at the Medway Little Theatre in Rochester over a number of years where they have also been successful.

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