• Local veteran joins younger generations for RAF 100 track event

    Local veteran joins younger generations for RAF 100 track event

    • June 20, 2018

    As the Royal Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, RAF Gibraltar yesterday paid tribute to a 90-year old veteran who was born on the Rock and served here for five years. John Bautista joined Wing Commander John Kane, the Station Commander at RAF Gibraltar, local students and serving RAF personnel on a lap

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  • Street art winners announced

    Street art winners announced

    • June 19, 2018

    Gibraltar Cultural Services has announced the successful applicants for the creation of street art murals at various locations in Gibraltar. Eleanor Taylor Dobbs, will see her creation ‘A boat called hope’ on Fountain Ramp. This is collaboration between the artist and Gibraltarian children, which will explore with empathy the subject of justice and freedom. The

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  • Star Farrugia crowned Miss Gibraltar 2018

    Star Farrugia crowned Miss Gibraltar 2018

    • June 18, 2018

    The Miss Gibraltar 2018 pageant saw three contestants vie for the crown, with Star Farrugia awarded the title this weekend at the one hour-long event. The audience cheered as Miss Farrugia walked the runway for the first time as the reigning Miss Gibraltar. Just moments after she was crowned, Miss Farrugia told the Chronicle she

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  • Mascarenhas retires after 21 years at the Chronicle

    Mascarenhas retires after 21 years at the Chronicle

    • June 14, 2018

    Alice Mascarenhas, the Chronicle’s deputy Editor, retired yesterday after 21 years of service to the newspaper. Ms Mascarenhas, a prominent figure in local journalism throughout her professional career, joined the Chronicle as Features Editor after 20 years in broadcasting and theatre. She was instrumental in setting up the Chronicle’s feature section and played a central

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  • Bees can identify flowers by patterns of scent, research reveals

    Bees can identify flowers by patterns of scent, research reveals

    • June 13, 2018

    By Claire Hayhurst, Press Association Bumblebees can identify different flowers by the invisible patterns of scent across their surface, new research has found. The work, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London, revealed how bees learn the patterns and distinguish between flowers. Flowers have different patterns of scent

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  • Children lack literacy skills to spot fake news – report

    Children lack literacy skills to spot fake news – report

    • June 13, 2018

    By Alexander Britton, Press Association Only one in 50 school pupils has the critical literacy skills to tell if a news story is real or fake, a report has suggested. Nearly half of children say they are worried about not being able to spot fake news, while six in 10 teachers believe fake news increases

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  • Runway fashion competition back on track

    Runway fashion competition back on track

    • June 13, 2018

    Runway, a fashion designing competition, has returned to the Rock after a two year break, with this year’s finalists announced. Kerry Cervan, Lisa Cronin and Tyan Borrell will be showing their collections in a bid to win the 2018 New Designer Competition. The event, which will now take place biennially, will see three local designers

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  • Ambrose ‘… still dancing in the shadows’

    Ambrose ‘… still dancing in the shadows’

    • June 13, 2018

    Local artist Ambrose Avellano is back with another solo multi-media Fine Art exhibition – a follow up to his 2014 exhibition ‘Dancing under The Shadows’. With some 20 works on show this latest exhibition is called ‘… still dancing under the shadows’ and officially opens today at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. The artist says there

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  • Jetstream win top prize in Malaga’s Indio Rock

    Jetstream win top prize in Malaga’s Indio Rock

    • June 12, 2018

    Local band Jetstream won the Indio Rock Final in Spain at the weekend. The final was contested between Jetstream (Gibraltar), Inutiless (Malaga) and Por Instinto (Madrid) and each band had a 50 minute set at the Plaza del Mercado in Villanueva del Trabuco, near Malaga. The final placing was as follows: Jetstream 1st, Por Instinto

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  • One in five young people ‘have been hacked on social media’

    One in five young people ‘have been hacked on social media’

    • June 11, 2018

    One in five young adults say they have had their social media accounts hacked at some point, a UK survey has found. Some 20% claim to have had their social media accounts hacked and more than one in 10 (11%) of these people said they or a friend had lost money as a result. More

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  • Research finds microplastics and chemicals in ‘remote’ Antarctic

    Research finds microplastics and chemicals in ‘remote’ Antarctic

    • June 7, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Tests in the “remote and pristine wilderness” of Antarctica have revealed the presence of tiny pieces of plastic and hazardous chemicals in water and snow, Greenpeace said. Lab analysis of sea water and snow gathered during a recent expedition by the environmental group to the Antarctic revealed the

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  • All about recycling on the Rock

    All about recycling on the Rock

    • June 7, 2018

    Glass, cans, paper, plastic, oil, batteries and small waste electrical and electronic items (WEEE) all can be recycled in Gibraltar with approximately 50 recycling stations around the Rock. The team of men working that morning with were responsible for the recycling of glass, paper, cans and plastic. These men work six days a week and

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