• ‘Inhabitants of Gibraltar’ census data goes online

    ‘Inhabitants of Gibraltar’ census data goes online

    • January 14, 2017

    The Gibraltar National Archives has considerably enhanced its Inhabitants of Gibraltar project, the Gibraltar Government has said. The whole collection of Gibraltar Census Original Registers 1777-1914 is now publicly available and fully searchable online. The Gibraltar Census Abstracts 1776-2001 – the full text of each census report for each year – are also available under

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  • Plans filed for £8m Arengo’s project

    Plans filed for £8m Arengo’s project

    • January 13, 2017

    An outline planning application has been filed to redevelop No10 and 12 Arengo’s Palace Lane into an £8m apartment block, with multi-storey parking and roof gardens. The application seeks permission to construct eight levels, with parking for 70 cars on the first two storeys. The remaining six floors will have approximately 60 apartments, many of

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  • Governor and Chief Minister praise RGP and Customs marine sections

    Governor and Chief Minister praise RGP and Customs marine sections

    • January 13, 2017

    Both the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo have personally thanked the Royal Gibraltar Police and HM Customs’ Marine Sections for their recent successes in foiling drug smugglers. This comes after more than £4 million worth of cannabis resin was recovered by the local law enforcement agencies and the Guardia Civil

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  • London ‘lego’ sites so far raise over £4,000 for Calpe House

    London ‘lego’ sites so far raise over £4,000 for Calpe House

    • January 12, 2017

    Jyske Bank has surpassed their initial charitable funding goal of £4,000 for the Calpe House Trust. Lego buildings of famous London sites Tower Bridge and Big Ben have been erected in the bank’s main reception with the idea that for every 50p donation a brick would be laid. The final fundraising figure will be kept

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  • Did you guess the correct number of books?

    Did you guess the correct number of books?

    • January 12, 2017

    620 books made up the book Christmas tree which was created at the John Mackintosh Hall over Christmas. Yesterday, as the tree was dismantled staff at the John Mackintosh Hall counted how many books it had taken to set up the book tree. Gibraltar Cultural Services organised a competition asking how many books had been

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  • New York Times focus on Gorham’s

    New York Times focus on Gorham’s

    • January 12, 2017

    An extensive feature on the story of Gorham’s Cave has been published by the New York Times Magazine in its print and online editions titled ‘Neanderthal’s were people, too’. With details of recent local findings, the excavations last summer, the prehistoric hashtag, the new models at the Gibraltar Museum of Nana and Flint and access

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  • BA charges for food and drinks

    BA charges for food and drinks

    • January 11, 2017

    Passengers on-board British Airways flights to and from the UK will have to pay for their food and drinks from today. The airline claims the change has come about because its customers “want to choose from a wider range of premium products” on short haul flights. The food will be supplied by Marks and Spencer,

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  • G4 and Lesley Garrett film new music video on the Rock

    G4 and Lesley Garrett film new music video on the Rock

    • January 10, 2017

    Top British soprano Lesley Garrett and tenor group G4 filmed a promotional music video in Gibraltar inside St Michael’s Cave and in other tourist sites at the weekend. G4 is expected to release their new album ‘Love Songs’ on Feb 3 and chose Gibraltar to film the promotional music video of Lloyd Webber’s  Phantom of

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  • Governor pledges support for Childline

    Governor pledges support for Childline

    • January 10, 2017

    Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis pledged his support for local charity Childline yesterday. Upon hearing of Childline’s work Lt Gen Davis and his wife Lorraine asked to meet with the charity to hear more about what it does for the local community. Chairwoman Jo Abergel detailed the charity’s work throughout the years and how its

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  • Gib Song Festival still accepting songs of 2017

    Gib Song Festival still accepting songs of 2017

    • January 9, 2017

    The 2017 Gibraltar Song Festival has extended its deadline for song entries until Sunday, 15 January. The organisation experienced technical problems on its website recently resulting in it being offline for over two weeks. The festival will be held at the Tercentenary Hall on Saturday, 6 May. “As a result of the problem potential participants were unable to

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  • ‘Wedding Singer’ for local dancer Simon Anthony

    ‘Wedding Singer’ for local dancer Simon Anthony

    • January 9, 2017

    Local dancer, actor and singer Simon Anthony, better known locally as Simon Bolland is about to embark on the UK National tour of the musical ‘The Wedding Singer’ based on the 1990s romantic movie comedy. Simon who left Arts Education almost two years ago after completing his degree in Musical Theatre took on the stage

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  • HMC Valiant in brief visit

    HMC Valiant in brief visit

    • January 7, 2017

    Yesterday saw the first visit of UK Border Force Cutter, HMC Valiant. She arrived in the early hours and, as she left at 1430, she was escorted into the Bay by the local vessel, HMC Seeker.

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