• Miss Gibraltar contestants meet for the first time

    Miss Gibraltar contestants meet for the first time

    • March 1, 2016

    The nine contestants for Miss Gibraltar all met for the first time last week.  They did so during the official hand-over meeting to producers Stage One. The contestants were briefed by the Chief Executive of Gibraltar Cultural Services Yvette Zarb and producer James Neish.  The meeting comes ahead of the start of rehearsals next week.

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  • Isola calls for musical collaboration

    Isola calls for musical collaboration

    • March 1, 2016

    Paul Isola, the enigmatic voice behind Breed 77, performed his first solo concert on Saturday in St Michael’s Cave. Over two hours of rock solid music saw Paul Isola and friends – many familiar faces from the Gibraltar music scene of the past 30 years – perform to a packed house in what was a

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  • Maestro Chichon makes his debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House

    Maestro Chichon makes his debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House

    • February 25, 2016

    Gibraltarian conductor Maestro Karel Chichon has made his debut in one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. On Tuesday he conducted Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and returns again this Saturday night with a cast including Ricardo Lugo as Bonzo, Roberto de Biasio as Pinkerton, Ana Maria Martinez as Cio-Cio-San,

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  • How birds are opening up windows into the lives of the Neanderthals

    How birds are opening up windows into the lives of the Neanderthals

    • February 25, 2016

    The Gibraltar Museum, along with collaborating scientists, have recently published two papers in the journal Quaternary International. The papers serve to highlight the international importance of the Gibraltar caves, such as Gorham’s and Vanguard, not only for Neanderthals but also for birds. With 151 species of birds so far identified in the fossil material from

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  • Spanish Civil War split public opinion and stirred passions on the Rock

    Spanish Civil War split public opinion and stirred passions on the Rock

    • February 24, 2016

    The Spanish Civil War probably split public opinion and stirred passions more deeply in Gibraltar than almost anywhere else in the world outside of Spain, says Dr Gareth Stockey. A lecturer in Spanish studies at the University of Nottingham he has been working on the history of Gibraltar for over 15 years and has published

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  • Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War: How can we broaden the debate?

    Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War: How can we broaden the debate?

    • February 24, 2016

    Gibraltar played a very significant role in the unfolding of the Spanish Civil War, particularly in the early months according to Dr Chris Grocott. One of the key note speakers at the Unite Symposium, he spoke of how in the opening days of the Spanish Civil War virtually all communications between British diplomats in Spain

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  • Gibraltar’s role in the Spanish Civil War was significant – Algarbani

    Gibraltar’s role in the Spanish Civil War was significant – Algarbani

    • February 24, 2016

    Spanish historian, Professor Jose Manuel Algarbani, has  researched the Spanish Civil War for more than 15 years and more specifically, in this area, together with the role played by Gibraltar. Mr Algarbani is President of the  Geography and History sections of the Institute of Studies Campogibraltareños (IECG). A secondary school teacher and professor at the School

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  • This is Walking in Andalucia

    This is Walking in Andalucia

    • February 22, 2016

    36 walks in six of Andalucía’s Natural Parks are the subject of a new book entitled ‘Walking In Andalucia’ by Guy Hunter-Watts. The guidebook explores six of Andalucía’s most beautiful Natural Parks – the Sierra Nevada regions of Aracena, Grazalema, Los Alcornocales and the Gaucín, La Axarquía, the Alpujarras and Cazorla – along the great

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  • Staff at William Hill help charities both sides of the border

    Staff at William Hill help charities both sides of the border

    • February 21, 2016

    Staff at William Hill raised a total of £4200 – including £2560 at a recent quiz night – and split it between three charities in Gibraltar and La Linea. The Gibraltar MS society, Hogar Betania and Animal in Need received £1,388 each. The quiz itself was a sell-out, with over 120 people attending. “Even the

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  • ‘Who we are today, with our success and progress, is who we have been’ – CM

    ‘Who we are today, with our success and progress, is who we have been’ – CM

    • February 18, 2016

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo opening the exhibition and day of events organised by Unite the Union recalling Gibraltar’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War emphasised that it was less than 80 years ago when the Rock was awash with refugees in a war happening next door. “Less than 80 years ago since we ourselves were

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  • Strait’s killer whales are ‘unique’

    Strait’s killer whales are ‘unique’

    • February 17, 2016

    Killer whales in the Strait of Gibraltar are socially, genetically and ecologically distinct from other groups in the north Atlantic and Canaries, according to a new scientific study. Until now, orcas in the strait had been regarded as belonging to the same social group as those around the Canary Islands. But the new research has

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  • Wobbles donation to help provide therapy for Jay

    Wobbles donation to help provide therapy for Jay

    • February 11, 2016

    Jay, a five-year-old boy with severe autism will be able to attend much needed therapy thanks to a £4,000 donation from Wobbles. This marks the charity’s biggest donation of the year. Founders Frankie Hatton and Debbie Garcia and Patron Justin Picardo presented the cheque totalling £4,494.84 to Jay’s mother and father Katharine Hanglin and Jason

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