• ERG and Unite pay tribute to ‘ordinary working people’ in local society

    ERG and Unite pay tribute to ‘ordinary working people’ in local society

    • May 18, 2017

    The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society was among those bestowed with an Independent Civil Society award at a ceremony at the Gibraltar Garrison Library yesterday. For the second year now, Unite the Union joined the Equality Rights Group in celebrating the event which also honoured individuals including Bart Van Thienen, Nadine and Alicia Muscat, Nouayba Lamrani,

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  • Ready to cook

    Ready to cook

    • May 18, 2017

    Local chef Vicky Garcia Bishop is representing Gibraltar at the Brighton Food Festival where she will cook for 60 people today including festival organisers at the inauguration dinner this evening. Ms Garcia Bishop will bring a taste of Gibraltar, Iberia and North Africa to ‘Jeremy’s Restaurant’, a fine dining establishment in West Sussex. Tonight’s event

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  • Gib’s Flower Show, keeping with tradition

    Gib’s Flower Show, keeping with tradition

    • May 18, 2017

    Displays ranging from scarecrows wearing hula skirts to the traditional Japanese pressed plant and flower art, Oshibana, fill up a flower-scented room in John Mackintosh Hall this week as part of this year’s Gibraltar Flower Show. The displays opened to the public yesterday afternoon following the judging and continue today all day. The winners of

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  • LOOKING AT DIGITAL IMAGES

    LOOKING AT DIGITAL IMAGES

    • May 17, 2017

    Gibraltar’s first photography festival by the Gibraltar Digital Photography Club is going on throughout this week across Gibraltar. There are public displays at different locations on the Rock including Casemates, the Gibraltar Airport, the Cruise Terminal and the Alameda Gardens. On Casemates there has been great interest from locals and tourists alike. The displays will

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  • Six local acts confirmed for MTV Gib Calling

    Six local acts confirmed for MTV Gib Calling

    • May 17, 2017

    Six local bands have now been confirmed for MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling in September. Some of Gibraltar’s well know bands – Jetstream, Afterhours, Reach, Angelwings, The Layla Rose Band and The Undesirables 141, have been added to the line-up for the Rock’s next music festivalat the Victoria Stadium on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September.

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  • All set for this year’s Gibraltar Flower Show

    All set for this year’s Gibraltar Flower Show

    • May 16, 2017

    This year’s Flower Show organised by the Gibraltar Horticultural Society takes place tomorrow and Thursday at the John Mackintosh Hall. Judging for the public spaces, gardens, balconies and patios has already taken place and the winner of the terraced garden category was won by Ernest Montado. Pat Sutton won for her patio display and Bathsheba

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  • Bishop cooks at Brighton Food Festival

    Bishop cooks at Brighton Food Festival

    • May 16, 2017

    Pic: Natalia Robba Local chef Vicky Bishop will represent the Rock and prepare the inauguration dinner at the Brighton Food Festival this Thursday. Mrs Bishop will take over a fine dining restaurant called Jeremy’s in West Sussex and serve around 60 people including the festivals organisers. At the inauguration dinner Mrs Bishop will bea taste

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  • First Guard Mount of the Year

    First Guard Mount of the Year

    • May 16, 2017

    Pic: S. Ignacio The first Guard Mount of the year was held on Saturday in front of The Convent. At midday the first ceremonial Guard Mount of 2017 was carried out by G and I Company of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. They were accompanied by the Band and Corp of Drums. This formal Changing of

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  • MED Steps 5 challenge raises over £7,000

    • May 16, 2017

    Over £7,000 was raised for the Gibraltar branch of Cancer Reliefin its third annual Med Steps 5 challenge. The event as always was organised by the Gibraltar Prison Service. The event was very well attended with over 200 participants. The aim of the afternoon was to climb the Med Steps five times in a row.

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  • Chronicle’s Alice Mascarenhas wins Cancer Research UK’s ‘Flame of Hope’

    Chronicle’s Alice Mascarenhas wins Cancer Research UK’s ‘Flame of Hope’

    • May 15, 2017

    Alice Mascarenhas, the Deputy Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle, has won a UK national award from Cancer Research UK in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cause. The charity’s annual Flame of Hope Awards acknowledges remarkable efforts in fundraising and volunteering made by people from all walks of life. Ms Mascarenhas beat off stiff

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  • Strong community interest as Samaritans prepare for launch

    Strong community interest as Samaritans prepare for launch

    • May 15, 2017

    The Director of the UK’s largest Samaritan branch, Maggie Galliano, support the Gibraltar Samaritans first Information Day last Saturday ahead of its launch later this year. The Information Day at the O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel saw a turnout of around 70 prospective volunteers and the charity hopes to launch later this year. The Samaritans is an

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  • Deafness Awareness Week

    Deafness Awareness Week

    • May 13, 2017

    Gibraltar Hearing Impaired & Tinnitus Association (GHITA) committee members, Maite Facio Beanland and Gill McManus, were in the Piazza yesterday morning enduring the intensive showers to raise funds and awareness for the association. “We are here to raise both money and awareness as next week is Deafness Awareness Week,” said Mrs Mc Manus. “A lot

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