• Miss America dropping swimsuit competition

    Miss America dropping swimsuit competition

    • June 5, 2018

    By Wayne Parry, Associated Press The Miss America Organisation is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance. The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort

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  • Coronation Street star traces Gibraltar roots

    Coronation Street star traces Gibraltar roots

    • June 5, 2018

    Michelle Keegan, star of the military drama Our Girl and Coronation Street, establishes her family links with Gibraltar in the upcoming episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, the BBC’s genealogy documentary series, screened tomorrow. Mancunian through and through, Michelle was already aware of a Gibraltar link to her family on her grandmother’s side

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  • Walk briskly for 10 minutes a day to stay healthy, experts say

    Walk briskly for 10 minutes a day to stay healthy, experts say

    • June 4, 2018

    By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent Adults should walk briskly for 10 minutes a day to stay healthy rather than focusing on distance or the quantity of steps, health officials have said. New guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of GPs suggests just 10 minutes of brisk walking a day

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  • “Fear of missing out”substantial cause of social media addiction, study finds

    “Fear of missing out”substantial cause of social media addiction, study finds

    • June 4, 2018

    By Josh Payne, Press Association Fear of missing out (Fomo) is one of the greatest causes of social media addiction, a study has found. Psychologists have suggested Fomo, irrational beliefs and poor mental health were the primary factors in the addictive behaviour. Results also showed that those who use significantly more social media platforms are

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  • From Belfast to Gibraltar for Samaritans

    From Belfast to Gibraltar for Samaritans

    • June 1, 2018

    A cyclist who has travelled 2,000 miles from Belfast as part of a charity challenge will be arriving on the Rock tomorrow. 60-year old Ken Bamford has been raising funds for the Samaritans and was joined by local Samaritan Ian Howes for the last 50kms. His journey began at his front door, then cycling across

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  • Brightmed Exhibition at Space 92 in conjunction with Kitchen Studios

    Brightmed Exhibition at Space 92 in conjunction with Kitchen Studios

    • June 1, 2018

    A new exhibition opened yesterday at Space 92 as part of this year’s BrightMed and Gibraltar World Music Festival events. A collaborative exhibition with BrightMed and Kitchen Studios the exhibition includes work in all mediums and focuses on this year’s theme of ‘borders’. The exhibition itself is entitled “Borders Exhibition” by Kitchen Studios and will

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  • Internet use increases among UK adults as experts warn of addiction issues

    Internet use increases among UK adults as experts warn of addiction issues

    • May 31, 2018

    Internet use among adults in the UK continues to rise, with almost every 16 to 34-year-old in the UK having been online in 2018, according to new figures. New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that 99% of 16 to 34-year-olds have used the internet this year, while 90% of all adults

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  • Football leagues pressed to follow top tier and tackle single-use plastic

    Football leagues pressed to follow top tier and tackle single-use plastic

    • May 31, 2018

    Football leagues across the United Kingdom have been urged to stop using single-use plastics. A House of Commons committee has written to the chairmen of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish football leagues in a bid to encourage them to follow the Premier League. England’s top tier pledged in April that it would be

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  • Half of TV food and drink ads seen by UK children are for junk products – Study

    Half of TV food and drink ads seen by UK children are for junk products – Study

    • May 31, 2018

    Around half of television food and drink adverts seen by children are for products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) or for fast food restaurants, researchers have found. The advertising of junk food products has been banned during children’s programmes since 2007 but the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found that 70% of TV

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  • The vogue 25: Britain’s 25 most influential figures

    The vogue 25: Britain’s 25 most influential figures

    • May 31, 2018

    The Duchess of Sussex appears alongside Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and singer Dua Lipa in Vogue magazine’s inaugural guide to Britain’s 25 most influential and aspirational female figures. Dubbed Vogue 25, the list is comprised of what the fashion publication says is “an extraordinary cast of leaders defining – and redefining – the way

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  • RAF Gibraltar hosts veterans

    RAF Gibraltar hosts veterans

    • May 31, 2018

    The recent bank holiday weekend saw the return of over 100 former serving RAF Gibraltar veterans to the Rock during the RAF’s centenary year. The 106 RAF veterans were on the Rock to celebrate and proudly commemorate the RAF achieving the 100 year milestone. The past members of the RAF had served at RAF Gibraltar

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  • First names announced for literary festival

    First names announced for literary festival

    • May 31, 2018

    Gibraltarian Fernando Piere, the director of the Ivy restaurant and club, has been confirmed as one of the main speakers at this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival. He is amongst the first names to be released for the sixth edition of the festival which will be held from 15 to 19 November. Mr Piere

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