• Short story competition opens

    Short story competition opens

    • January 24, 2019

    The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education, will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2019. The competition is open to both Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar who may submit one piece of work on any subject. There

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  • Gibraltar Poppy Day collection raises a record £16,000

    Gibraltar Poppy Day collection raises a record £16,000

    • January 21, 2019

    The local branch of the Royal British Legion said it raised a record £16,000 during last year’s traditional Poppy Day collection. Branch Secretary, Louis Lopez, who every year orchestrates the collection, said: “We are so grateful for the generosity of the people of Gibraltar in supporting our cause.” “By wearing a poppy, you aren’t just

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  • Have you been to Morocco recently?

    Have you been to Morocco recently?

    • January 19, 2019

    Paul Moody is an avid traveller, having visited 85 countries. Over the past 10 years he has travelled in his Gibraltar registered Hilux car, completing 26 road trips clocking a distance of over 200,000km. By Paul Moody I am a well-known coast hugger driving the coastal highways and byways around the world yet have failed

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  • Voice of Young People launch survey exploring the issues facing local youth

    Voice of Young People launch survey exploring the issues facing local youth

    • January 19, 2019

    The Voice of Young People, a group that aims to provide a representative voice of local youth, is holding a questionnaire to find out the issues affecting young people today. The VYP hopes to get people talking and discussing these issues in a bid to develop services for the youth in Gibraltar. The Chronicle spoke

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  • Simon Dumas is set to unveil new music as one sixth of King Calaway

    Simon Dumas is set to unveil new music as one sixth of King Calaway

    • January 19, 2019

    Simon Dumas, as part of American band King Calaway, will be releasing an EP of new music next week. The new band stepped on the country music scene just two weeks ago when they unveiled King Calaway – a project months in the making. The band have been busy promoting and gigging in America in

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  • GibSams sets out plans to expand

    GibSams sets out plans to expand

    • January 14, 2019

    GibSams has set out to double its number of volunteers to 100 this year as the charity plans to extend its helpline hours and launch a ‘chat’ message service. This is part of the charity’s ambitious plans over the forthcoming year, which also includes further work on their ‘chatty café’ scheme for those feeling lonely

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  • Maribel Matthews exhibits art at London Gallery

    Maribel Matthews exhibits art at London Gallery

    • January 12, 2019

    Local artist Maribel Matthews is currently exhibiting some of her environmentally conscious works at a collective exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery in London. Her current work is in an expressionist style and sets out to raise awareness about the environment. The paintings convey her message on how environmental excesses impact on our planet’s weather and

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  • Visiting the world’s deadliest dive site

    Visiting the world’s deadliest dive site

    • January 12, 2019

    In this week’s travel feature, local traveller Shaun Yeo takes a deep dive into a ‘haunted’ sink hole in Egypt which has claimed the lives of some 200 divers. By Shaun Yeo The Blue Hole of Dahab in Egypt, is infamous for taking the lives of many, and for this reason, it is considered to

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  • Local poet publishes first book with international release

    Local poet publishes first book with international release

    • January 12, 2019

    A book of poetry detailing memorable life moments has been published by local author Mel Marzan in her debut book ‘Raw’. The book, a collection of poems, is published by Austin Macauley and released internationally. Local poet Mel Marzan has published her first book, a collection of personal poetry, called ‘Raw’. The collection of 25

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  • Just 5% of world’s land not affected by human activity, study finds

    Just 5% of world’s land not affected by human activity, study finds

    • January 10, 2019

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Just 5% of the world’s land is untouched by human activity, highlighting the importance of conserving areas other than pristine wilderness, a study suggests. Researchers from The Nature Conservancy assessed the extent to which land had been modified by humans through 13 different activities from settlements and agriculture

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  • Take time to listen out for the ‘twit-twoo’ of tawny owls

    Take time to listen out for the ‘twit-twoo’ of tawny owls

    • January 9, 2019

    As people in the UK are urged to spend time listening out for the “twit-twoo” of tawny owls to help monitor how the birds are faring. It must be noted that Gibraltar too has this endangered owl and sighting can be reported directly to GONHS. Tawny owl numbers are thought to have declined over the

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  • ‘Bittersweet’ start to Rowing Marine’s epic trans-Atlantic voyage

    ‘Bittersweet’ start to Rowing Marine’s epic trans-Atlantic voyage

    • January 8, 2019

    Lee Spencer, The Rowing Marine, will today row out from Gibraltar marking the start of his epic unsupported solo row 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Mr Spencer has been waiting for this weather window for several weeks, having had to postpone his planned departure twice last month due to adverse meteorological conditions. He hopes

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