• Scrabble adds 300 new words and finally it’s ok to put down ok

    Scrabble adds 300 new words and finally it’s ok to put down ok

    • September 25, 2018

    By Leanne Italie, Associated Press Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, four years after the last freshening up. “OK is something Scrabble players have been waiting for, for

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  • Breast milk helps premature babies’ brain development, study suggests

    Breast milk helps premature babies’ brain development, study suggests

    • September 21, 2018

    By Lucinda Cameron, Press Association Scotland Premature babies show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, new research has found. Experts studied babies born seven weeks early or more and found those who exclusively received breast milk for at least three-quarters of the days they spent in hospital showed improved brain connectivity

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  • A book to ‘win at the game of life’

    A book to ‘win at the game of life’

    • September 19, 2018

    A book by well known local businessman Kenneth Castiel entitled ‘The Hero and the Villain within’ was launched on Monday evening at the University of Gibraltar by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. In the presence of the Governor Lt Gen Edward Davis, Government Ministers, guests and family, Mr Castiel said his book, which had been two

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  • Local poet to launch new book in London

    Local poet to launch new book in London

    • September 18, 2018

    By Joe Adamberry Gabriel Moreno is no stranger to our thriving poetry scene and earlier this year launched his second CD album ‘Farewell Belief’ which he has toured extensively in the UK. Mr Moreno is now poised to launch a bilingual poetry book in London next month. After two years of composing, editing and translating,

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  • Pilot captain completes ‘dream’ Gib landing

    Pilot captain completes ‘dream’ Gib landing

    • September 17, 2018

    Pilot Captain Matt Lloyd fulfilled his ‘white whale’ dream of flying the RAF’s Boeing C17 Globemaster III into Gibraltar for the first time on Thursday evening. The cargo plane was on the Rock for logistic reasons, dropping off some passengers, exercise and operational freight before returning to RAF Brize Norton the Air Force base in

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  • Over 70 youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh awards

    Over 70 youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh awards

    • September 17, 2018

    Over 70 young people received their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards at a ceremony held at the Convent. The Secretary-General of the International Award Foundation, John May, praised Gibraltar as one of the most successful award schemes due to the high uptake on the Rock. Mr May and the Regional Director of

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  • MTV stars to attend Gib festival

    MTV stars to attend Gib festival

    • September 14, 2018

    The producers of MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival have announced that some of their top TV personalities will be coming to Gibraltar to attend the music festival. First up will be MTV’s lead presenter, Becca Dudley, who is famed for interviewing the world’s biggest music artists, celebrities and beyond – including Pharrell Williams, Cameron

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  • Tel Aviv chosen to host Eurovision song contest

    Tel Aviv chosen to host Eurovision song contest

    • September 13, 2018

    The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Tel Aviv next year, organisers have announced. The Israeli government initially insisted on holding the competition in Jerusalem but following a backlash over the US recognition of Jerusalem as its capital and a fear of boycotts, it dropped the demand. A Eurovision spokesman said they chose Tel

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  • GibSams urges Gibraltar to ‘get talking’

    GibSams urges Gibraltar to ‘get talking’

    • September 4, 2018

    GibSams held a stall this weekend to mark the start of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with their slogan ‘Let’s get Gibraltar Talking’. GibSams are organising a series of events over this month to promote suicide prevention awareness and year-round offers an anonymous and confidential Freephone hotline service. The charity aims to encourage people it is

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  • Abseiling event raises £13,000 for Cancer Research

    Abseiling event raises £13,000 for Cancer Research

    • September 4, 2018

    The Gibraltar Branch of Cancer Research UK raised over £13,000 with an abseiling event on the Europort building this weekend. Some 46 people roped down the side of the Europort building last Saturday, with each raising a minimum of £200 to participate. The event saw participants abseil down the building for over four hours as

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  • Gibraltar Youth Service brings back patio games

    Gibraltar Youth Service brings back patio games

    • August 29, 2018

    Over the last two weeks, the Gibraltar Youth Service has been reintroducing “patio games” for youngsters. Fifty young people from the different youth clubs joined at Dolphins Youth Club to participate in the outdoor activities. No high level equipment was required as young people joined in a variety of traditional patio games, which their grandparents

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  • Govt and GSD at odds on air quality

    Govt and GSD at odds on air quality

    • August 29, 2018

    The Gibraltar Government last night reacted to GSD criticisms of its air quality monitoring programme by insisting it was already expanding its sampling infrastructure around the Rock. The reaction came after the GSD questioned the government’s decision to monitor air quality at the frontier, and suggested that the Waterport area would be a better alternative.

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