• Summer Sports Programme gets underway with chess

    Summer Sports Programme gets underway with chess

    • July 11, 2018

    The Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority has kicked off its Summer Sports Programme and this week saw children enthralled in their first chess moves. Under the wing of Grand Master Stuart Conquest the children are taking part in an introduction to chess and chess coaching sessions. The week-long programme will see children learn the rules

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  • Learn to Skate’ summer camp gets underway

    Learn to Skate’ summer camp gets underway

    • July 11, 2018

    Gibraltar Rock Stars Figure Skating Club is hosting a ‘Learn to Skate’ summer camp for children and adults this week as part of the Gibraltar Summer Sports and Leisure Programme. Coach Sue Walsh yesterday taught a group of children how to skate The Learn to Skate week is taking place in the Kings Bastion. The

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  • Royal portrait sketches unveiled to mark Prince of Wales’ birthday

    Royal portrait sketches unveiled to mark Prince of Wales’ birthday

    • July 3, 2018

    Portraits spanning four generations of the royal family will go on display in London to mark the Prince of Wales’ birthday. Sketches of the Queen Mother, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Charles’ sons the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex will be displayed at Buckingham Palace over the summer. The family portraits, from Charles’

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  • Measles remains threat to UK population, article suggests

    Measles remains threat to UK population, article suggests

    • July 3, 2018

    Measles “remains a threat” to the British public, despite global health leaders declaring that the infectious disease has been eliminated in the UK, according to an article in a medical journal. An editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice states that recent outbreaks of the disease have highlighted that it is an “ongoing

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  • Facebook rolls out advertising transparency tools

    Facebook rolls out advertising transparency tools

    • July 3, 2018

    Facebook says it is making advertising on the social network more “transparent” by publishing more information about the adverts firms are running on the site. The social network has added a new feature which enables users to see the adverts any firm with a Facebook page is running on the site at that time and

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  • Inquiry launched into effects of social media on young people’s mental health

    Inquiry launched into effects of social media on young people’s mental health

    • July 2, 2018

    A group of UK MPs has launched an inquiry into how to tackle the potential negative effects of social media on the mental health of young people. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing says it wants to establish the impact of social media on mental health

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  • Scientists counting seal pups in Thames estuary for first time

    Scientists counting seal pups in Thames estuary for first time

    • June 29, 2018

    By Alistair Mason, Press Association Scientists are attempting their first ever survey of the number of seal pups around the Thames Estuary. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has led an annual count of the seal population in the area since 2013, but this year they will be specifically looking at pups for the first

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  • Two stroke challenge for Alzheimer’s covers 859 miles

    Two stroke challenge for Alzheimer’s covers 859 miles

    • June 29, 2018

    Riding his 1959 Montesa Brio, Bryan Clark, led a group of five bikers on their two stroke classic motorbikes from Santander to Gibraltar to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Arriving on the Rock they were greeted by Mayor Kaiane Aldorino Lopez at City Hall. Both Mr Clark and his wife Jenny, who was riding

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  • The visual arts take centre stage at 2018 ArtDance festival

    The visual arts take centre stage at 2018 ArtDance festival

    • June 27, 2018

    A visual arts gallery experience witnessed a very special collaboration on Monday night as local dancers, artists, musicians and photographers joined to create a unique event at the John Mackintosh Hall. This was the start of the second edition of the Gibraltar ArtDance International Platform created by dancer, choreographer and producer Nathan Conroy. Welcoming everyone

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  • Banning controversial palm oil could shift nature damage to new areas – report

    Banning controversial palm oil could shift nature damage to new areas – report

    • June 26, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Banning or boycotting palm oil because of its impact on nature could lead to a switch to other “land-hungry” oil crops with environmental damage in new areas, a report warns. Palm oil is found in everything from ready meals and biscuits to cosmetics and cleaning products, with around

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  • More Names Announced for the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

    More Names Announced for the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

    • June 26, 2018

    The Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival has announced a new list of authors who will be travelling to Gibraltar for this year’s edition. Some of the names are first-timers, while others are regular participants in the Rock’s literary festival. Joining the festival for the first time this year are: Levison Wood Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, Levison

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  • For Gibraltar’s Barbary partridges, the first weeks are precarious

    For Gibraltar’s Barbary partridges, the first weeks are precarious

    • June 26, 2018

    Gibraltar’s Barbary partridges are resilient birds, but as new-born chicks take their first hesitant steps, there are challenges around every bush. And it is not just natural predators. Earlier this month, the Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society urged drivers to exercise caution in the Upper Rock nature reserve after two chicks were run over

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