• Chess World No. 2, Fabiano Caruana, is top seed at Tradewise

    Chess World No. 2, Fabiano Caruana, is top seed at Tradewise

    • January 23, 2017

    Chess Grand Master Fabiano Caruana is looking forward to playing in “one of the strongest open tournaments in history” as the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival opens this week. Caruana is the current US champion and world No 2 and is the top-rated contender in this year’s event. The Tradewise Gibraltar Masters starts tomorrow, at 3pm,

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  • Hook Lecture

    Hook Lecture

    • January 21, 2017

    It was full house at the University of Gibraltar on Thursday evening as local artist Christian Hook presented the third of the Beacon Lecture Series. Its aim is to bring Gibraltarians of the highest calibre from the worlds of academia, business, the arts and civil society to the campus to share their thoughts, ideas and

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  • Spanish tourist towns record first snowfall in decades

    Spanish tourist towns record first snowfall in decades

    • January 20, 2017

    More than half of Spain’s 50 provinces were placed on alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, yesterday. The warning came as southern tourist towns reported their first snowfall in decades. Authorities in the south-eastern resort town of Torrevieja said that emergency services were on alert for flooding. Intense sleet storms came hours after the first

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  • Panto is back

    Panto is back

    • January 16, 2017

    The Traflagar Theatre Group will once again be delivering its traditional pantomime at the Ince’s Hall Theatre with Trevor Norton as its Panto Dame. This year the pantomime is Robin Hood and performances start this week: Thursday to Sunday 22 January with matinées on Saturday and Sunday and again from 26 to 28 January. Pic: Johnny Bugeja.

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  • ‘Inhabitants of Gibraltar’ census data goes online

    ‘Inhabitants of Gibraltar’ census data goes online

    • January 14, 2017

    The Gibraltar National Archives has considerably enhanced its Inhabitants of Gibraltar project, the Gibraltar Government has said. The whole collection of Gibraltar Census Original Registers 1777-1914 is now publicly available and fully searchable online. The Gibraltar Census Abstracts 1776-2001 – the full text of each census report for each year – are also available under

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  • Plans filed for £8m Arengo’s project

    Plans filed for £8m Arengo’s project

    • January 13, 2017

    An outline planning application has been filed to redevelop No10 and 12 Arengo’s Palace Lane into an £8m apartment block, with multi-storey parking and roof gardens. The application seeks permission to construct eight levels, with parking for 70 cars on the first two storeys. The remaining six floors will have approximately 60 apartments, many of

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  • Governor and Chief Minister praise RGP and Customs marine sections

    Governor and Chief Minister praise RGP and Customs marine sections

    • January 13, 2017

    Both the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo have personally thanked the Royal Gibraltar Police and HM Customs’ Marine Sections for their recent successes in foiling drug smugglers. This comes after more than £4 million worth of cannabis resin was recovered by the local law enforcement agencies and the Guardia Civil

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  • London ‘lego’ sites so far raise over £4,000 for Calpe House

    London ‘lego’ sites so far raise over £4,000 for Calpe House

    • January 12, 2017

    Jyske Bank has surpassed their initial charitable funding goal of £4,000 for the Calpe House Trust. Lego buildings of famous London sites Tower Bridge and Big Ben have been erected in the bank’s main reception with the idea that for every 50p donation a brick would be laid. The final fundraising figure will be kept

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  • Did you guess the correct number of books?

    Did you guess the correct number of books?

    • January 12, 2017

    620 books made up the book Christmas tree which was created at the John Mackintosh Hall over Christmas. Yesterday, as the tree was dismantled staff at the John Mackintosh Hall counted how many books it had taken to set up the book tree. Gibraltar Cultural Services organised a competition asking how many books had been

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  • New York Times focus on Gorham’s

    New York Times focus on Gorham’s

    • January 12, 2017

    An extensive feature on the story of Gorham’s Cave has been published by the New York Times Magazine in its print and online editions titled ‘Neanderthal’s were people, too’. With details of recent local findings, the excavations last summer, the prehistoric hashtag, the new models at the Gibraltar Museum of Nana and Flint and access

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  • BA charges for food and drinks

    BA charges for food and drinks

    • January 11, 2017

    Passengers on-board British Airways flights to and from the UK will have to pay for their food and drinks from today. The airline claims the change has come about because its customers “want to choose from a wider range of premium products” on short haul flights. The food will be supplied by Marks and Spencer,

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  • G4 and Lesley Garrett film new music video on the Rock

    G4 and Lesley Garrett film new music video on the Rock

    • January 10, 2017

    Top British soprano Lesley Garrett and tenor group G4 filmed a promotional music video in Gibraltar inside St Michael’s Cave and in other tourist sites at the weekend. G4 is expected to release their new album ‘Love Songs’ on Feb 3 and chose Gibraltar to film the promotional music video of Lloyd Webber’s  Phantom of

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