• 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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  • Unusual visitor docks in port

    Unusual visitor docks in port

    • February 16, 2017

    Sailing Yacht A, owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, arrived in Gibraltar yesterday having left the Nobiskrug shipyard in Kiel, Germany this week to undergo final sea tests. It is the tallest yacht in the world with masts over 90 metres, around the same height as Big Ben, is reported to have cost 450 million

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  • Giving flowers on Valentine’s Day

    Giving flowers on Valentine’s Day

    • February 15, 2017

    Yesterday was a busy time at Gibral-flora as the staff prepared to deliver the many roses, baskets and teddies ordered for delivery on the day. Throughout Gibraltar many carried their treasured roses. Pic: Johnny Bugeja.

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  • Museum Lecture Series: A journey through World Heritage

    Museum Lecture Series: A journey through World Heritage

    • February 14, 2017

    Marcello Sanguinetti and Sue Davies will this week take those attending thenext in the Gibraltar Museum’s lecture series on a journey round the World’s rich heritage through space and time, to look at the family that Gibraltar has joined and to examine the wondrous but sometimes also fragile World Heritage sites. These latest series of

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  • Alameda wildlife park joins British and Irish zoos

    Alameda wildlife park joins British and Irish zoos

    • February 14, 2017

    The Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park (AWCP), Gibraltar’s only zoo, was recently awarded provisional Membership of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). The AWCP is now officially one of the smallest zoos in BIAZA and is mentored by the smallest member: Shaldon Zoo in Devon. This comes after years of development and

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  • Gib attends Interreg international partners meeting

    Gib attends Interreg international partners meeting

    • February 14, 2017

    The University of Gibraltar is partnering with the Department of the Environment and Climate Change as well as the Department of Education to advance the transition to a low carbon economy and support innovative practice in local schools. The project, funded by the European Commission under the INTERREG programme, held its first progress meeting at

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  • Sir Peter reflects on politics and his return to the law

    Sir Peter reflects on politics and his return to the law

    • February 14, 2017

    Sir Peter Caruana, Gibraltar’s Chief Minister for 16 years, reflected on his life in politics and the “drift back into obscurity” during an address to the Gib Talks event last Saturday. During a lively chat peppered with jokes, he described not just some of the highlights of his political career but also how he returned

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  • Howard’s ‘G’ fashion collection to launch during London Fashion Week

    Howard’s ‘G’ fashion collection to launch during London Fashion Week

    • February 13, 2017

    Local fashion designer and winner of Runway 2016, Gail Howard, will present her G Collection in London this week. Coinciding with London Fashion Week, one of the world’s biggest fashion events and a time when global fashion industry influencers are in the city looking for new talent, Mrs Howard will debut with her Autumn/Winter 2017-18

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  • Brother and sister bound for Gib after transatlantic rowing boat capsizes

    Brother and sister bound for Gib after transatlantic rowing boat capsizes

    • February 11, 2017

    A brother and sister are bound for Gibraltar on a cargo ship that rescued them almost 1,000 miles from land after their rowing boat capsized as they tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Martin Cruickshank and Fenella McAlister were heading for Martinique in the Caribbean when the Fifty-Fifty lost its rudder on January 31. Adrift

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  • GWMF in new ‘BrightMed’ initiative

    GWMF in new ‘BrightMed’ initiative

    • February 11, 2017

    The Gibraltar World Music Festival 2017 is expanding. The sixth edition of the festival will see the introduction of a new initiative called ‘BrightMed’ with the aim of celebrating the values of peace, universalism and spirituality as “convivencia”. The three day event – Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 June – under the umbrella of the

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