• Welsh slate landscape chosen for World Heritage Site nomination

    Welsh slate landscape chosen for World Heritage Site nomination

    • October 23, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Heritage Correspondent An area of Wales which “roofed the 19th century world” is to be put forward to join the likes of Stonehenge and the Grand Canyon as World Heritage sites. The slate landscape of north-west Wales has been chosen as the UK’s next preferred nomination for World Heritage Site

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  • World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    • October 23, 2018

    By Jack Hardy, Press Association The world’s oldest intact shipwreck has been discovered more than a mile beneath the waves of the Black Sea, archaeologists believe. A team of researchers from Britain and Bulgaria found the skeleton of a Greek trading vessel during an exhaustive survey of 772 square miles (2,000 sq km) of seabed.

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  • Local scientist makes breakthrough in study of ancient Egyptian footwear

    Local scientist makes breakthrough in study of ancient Egyptian footwear

    • October 22, 2018

    Local scientist Dr Joanne Dyer has developed ‘non-invasive’ pioneering imaging techniques to study a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sock during her work at the British Museum. Dr Dyer and a team at the British Museum have used these techniques to discover how Egyptians in AD300 used dyes on a child’s sock to create a stripe pattern. Although

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  • Which world-famous painting is getting a makeover?

    Which world-famous painting is getting a makeover?

    • October 16, 2018

    By Mike Corder Rembrandt van Rijn’s Golden Age masterpiece The Night Watch will undergo its first restoration in 40 years. Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum announced that next year it will work on its most famous painting in a project that will be open to the public and viewable online. Rijksmusem general director Taco Dibbits said that from

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  • Chronicle inspiration

    Chronicle inspiration

    • October 3, 2018

    The front pages of the Gibraltar Chronicle have been used to create an installation by German artist Karen Koltermann [above left] as part of this year’s Gibraltar/Berlin art residence exchange programme and exhibition at the John Mackintosh Hall. This visual artist was inspired by the Chronicle newspaper and has built her latest work around its

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  • Killer whales under threat from toxic ocean chemicals

    Killer whales under threat from toxic ocean chemicals

    • September 28, 2018

    Half of the world’s killer whale populations could be wiped out in a few decades because of toxic chemicals in the oceans, researchers say. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were previously used to make electrical components and plastics, but despite efforts to ban the pollutants they remain in high levels in some areas. An international team of

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  • Scrabble adds 300 new words and finally it’s ok to put down ok

    Scrabble adds 300 new words and finally it’s ok to put down ok

    • September 25, 2018

    By Leanne Italie, Associated Press Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, four years after the last freshening up. “OK is something Scrabble players have been waiting for, for

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  • Breast milk helps premature babies’ brain development, study suggests

    Breast milk helps premature babies’ brain development, study suggests

    • September 21, 2018

    By Lucinda Cameron, Press Association Scotland Premature babies show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, new research has found. Experts studied babies born seven weeks early or more and found those who exclusively received breast milk for at least three-quarters of the days they spent in hospital showed improved brain connectivity

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  • A book to ‘win at the game of life’

    A book to ‘win at the game of life’

    • September 19, 2018

    A book by well known local businessman Kenneth Castiel entitled ‘The Hero and the Villain within’ was launched on Monday evening at the University of Gibraltar by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. In the presence of the Governor Lt Gen Edward Davis, Government Ministers, guests and family, Mr Castiel said his book, which had been two

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  • Local poet to launch new book in London

    Local poet to launch new book in London

    • September 18, 2018

    By Joe Adamberry Gabriel Moreno is no stranger to our thriving poetry scene and earlier this year launched his second CD album ‘Farewell Belief’ which he has toured extensively in the UK. Mr Moreno is now poised to launch a bilingual poetry book in London next month. After two years of composing, editing and translating,

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  • Pilot captain completes ‘dream’ Gib landing

    Pilot captain completes ‘dream’ Gib landing

    • September 17, 2018

    Pilot Captain Matt Lloyd fulfilled his ‘white whale’ dream of flying the RAF’s Boeing C17 Globemaster III into Gibraltar for the first time on Thursday evening. The cargo plane was on the Rock for logistic reasons, dropping off some passengers, exercise and operational freight before returning to RAF Brize Norton the Air Force base in

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  • Over 70 youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh awards

    Over 70 youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh awards

    • September 17, 2018

    Over 70 young people received their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards at a ceremony held at the Convent. The Secretary-General of the International Award Foundation, John May, praised Gibraltar as one of the most successful award schemes due to the high uptake on the Rock. Mr May and the Regional Director of

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