• British Forces plants tree for Earth Day

    British Forces plants tree for Earth Day

    • April 25, 2016

    British Forces Gibraltar supported Earth Day 2016 yesterday by planting a tree in Four Corners. The Casuarina equisetifolia or Australian pine tree, was donated by Gibflora and was planted as part of the Earth Day Network’s ‘Trees for the Earth’ campaign. Commander British Forces, Commodore Ian McGhie and British Forces Gibraltar’s Sustainable Development Manager, Penny

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  • Bayside boys sample regiment life

    Bayside boys sample regiment life

    • April 22, 2016

    The Royal Gibraltar Regiment hosted 13 students from Bayside Comprehensive School last week as part of their Year 10 work experience. A week-long programme was devised and coordinated by Sergeant Karon Fortunato from the Regimental Recruiting and Initial Training Team who explained their aim, he said: “We wanted to create an informative but fun week

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  • Gibraltar gets new firefighter

    Gibraltar gets new firefighter

    • April 22, 2016

    Firefighter Jordan Hurtado has successfully completed the Firefighter Foundation Development Programme at the fire service college in the UK. Throughout the duration of this mentally and physically demanding course, Firefighter Hurtado was continuously assessed on all aspects of fire service activities, the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement. Practical and theoretical exams

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  • Flower Show judge believes ‘bigger effort’ is needed for next year

    Flower Show judge believes ‘bigger effort’ is needed for next year

    • April 21, 2016

    Sheila Wing, this year’s judge at the annual Gibraltar Flower Show hails from Cornwall in the UK and used to run a garden centre and flower arranging club. Mrs Wing followed the Royal Horticultural Society guidelines when judging the event which will be display throughout the day today at the John Mackintosh Hall as from

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  • First meeting of Gibraltar Writers’ group

    • April 19, 2016

    Local author and poet Jackie Anderson has organized a meeting for today for all those interested in writing. The first meeting of the Writer’s Group or Writer’s Circle will be held at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7.30pm today. The idea came to Mrs Anderson after the interest shown in her workshops on World Book

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  • Special moment for Sami on the basketball court

    Special moment for Sami on the basketball court

    • April 19, 2016

    Wearing the Blue Stars strip, 17 year old Sean Tunbridge took to the basketball court during a Second Division League game on Friday between Isolas Blue Stars Reserves and Valmar Wrighttech Veterans. Born with Angelman Syndrome Sean together with his mum joined brother Sami, Blue Stars player, and members of his family on the court.

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  • Rotary International recognises Gib Rotarians 50 years of service

    Rotary International recognises Gib Rotarians 50 years of service

    • April 16, 2016

    Rotary International yesterday presented the Gibraltar Rotary Club’s President, Penelope Pilley, with an award marking the local branch’s 50th year of membership. The Rotary Club of Gibraltar, which was admitted into the international family in April 1966, has been recognised for its dedication to the object of Rotary and its commitment to the ideal of

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  • Humpback whale offers magical moment in the bay

    Humpback whale offers magical moment in the bay

    • April 12, 2016

    A last-minute decision to go dolphin watching led to local restaurateur Idan Greenberg capturing a spectacular video of a humpback whale near the boat. The owner of Verdi Verdi café was out with Dolphin Safari when the encounter happened. “As we headed out into the bay the crew said ‘we have spotted some dolphins’ and

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  • Gib and Berlin Art Residency project

    Gib and Berlin Art Residency project

    • April 11, 2016

    In the first of its kind, an art residency project in Berlin was officially launched last Thursday evening where a local artist will spend a month abroad developing their work. The successful applicant will travel to Lichtenberg Studios in Berlin next July, with applications coming to a close on May 2. The residency is supported

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  • Belilos at 30: Engineering leaders at the heart of the community

    Belilos at 30: Engineering leaders at the heart of the community

    • April 6, 2016

    ADVERTORIAL FEATURE   Belilos is an engineering consultancy firm designing both civil and structural engineering projects in Gibraltar and Spain. For 30 years it has been at the heart of the building community having been involved on developments which have helped to physically transform the Rock. Belilos has formed part of numerous projects throughout its

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  • Football and the Easter sports programme

    Football and the Easter sports programme

    • March 31, 2016

    Once again the GSLA has been offering a programme of sport and activities this Easter. The popular Gibraltar FA Easter Camp at the Victoria Stadium organised by the Grassroots and Youth Department began yesterday and will continue today and tomorrow. The aim of the Camp is to encourage young children (age groups under-seven, under-nine and

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  • HUMPBACK WHALE ON EASTER MONDAY

    HUMPBACK WHALE ON EASTER MONDAY

    • March 30, 2016

    Local photographer Derek Booth, always with camera in hand, spotted a Humpback Whale on Easter Monday just off Rosia Bay. It was at around 2pm on Monday afternoon, a Humpback whale was observed some 200 metres off Rosia Bay, heading Northwards up The Bay. The creature was leaping from the water and hitting the surface

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