• Scottish man completes gruelling Med Step challenge

    Scottish man completes gruelling Med Step challenge

    • January 6, 2017

    Scottish man Paul MacGregor battled his way to the top of the Med Steps 10 times for Cancer Relief. The 54-year old Personal Trainer called the challenge one of the hardest things he had done for many years. Mr MacGregor began his ascent on January 2 at 8.20am, finishing 10 hours later at 6.15pm. He

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  • Marine experts ponder turtle findings

    Marine experts ponder turtle findings

    • January 6, 2017

    The recent discovery of two dead loggerhead turtles by local environmental officers was a rare occurrence and is likely attributed to the sustained period of strong easterly winds experienced at the time, according to marine experts at the Department of the Environment and Climate Change (DECC). Loggerhead turtles are relatively common to British Gibraltar Territorial

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  • Three King’s Cavalcade: 60 years of history

    Three King’s Cavalcade: 60 years of history

    • January 5, 2017

    Tonight Gibraltar celebrates 60 years of the Three King’s Cavalcade. This year there are  seven floats and three walking floats. The parade will also include as is traditional Miss Gibraltar and her two Princess’s, the Royal Gibraltar Regiment Band and the Sea Scouts Pipe and Drum Band. With the themes as always being kept secret

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  • Survey ship commander hails Mediterranean mercy mission

    Survey ship commander hails Mediterranean mercy mission

    • January 4, 2017

    The captain of a British survey ship that saved thousands of men, women and children from the Mediterranean has called the remarkable deployment a first for the Royal Navy. Commander Mark Vartan, who commanded HMS Enterprise for more than two years during the peak of the migrant crisis, said he was extremely proud of his

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  • Dead turtles wash ashore

    Dead turtles wash ashore

    • January 4, 2017

    Two dead loggerhead turtles washed up in Gibraltar over the festive period, highlighting the diversity of the waters around the Rock but also the dangers faced by marine animals. Officers from the Environmental Protection and Research Unit of the Department of the Environment and Climate Change (DECC) found the turtles on Eastern Beach and Catalan

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  • Local artist joins Collision Nordic project in London’s Southbank

    Local artist joins Collision Nordic project in London’s Southbank

    • January 3, 2017

    Local artist Alan Perez will be taking part in Collision Nordic 2017, a project at the Southbank Centre in London. The six day project will run for six days from 13 – 18 January this year. 11 Nordic artists have been selected to participate in this project and they will be working with 11 UK

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  • New Year Med Steps challenge for Cancer Relief

    New Year Med Steps challenge for Cancer Relief

    • December 31, 2016

    Scottish man Paul MacGregor has pledged to start 2017 on a charitable footing by raising £1,000 for Cancer Relief Gibraltar through a Med Steps challenge. The 54 year old personal trainer aims to climb the Med Steps 10 times in just under 10 hours on January 2. Mr MacGregor has so far raised over £100

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  • Telling Australia about Gib

    Telling Australia about Gib

    • December 30, 2016

    Gibraltarian Bea Garcia, who is traveling in South East Asia and Australia, came across a street in Melbourne that invites artists to create an artwork on its walls. The result was a large scale painting of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar, with a strap-line ‘Visit Gibraltar’. Bea is seen in the photo alongside her artwork.

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  • Birds migrating earlier as global temperatures increase, research finds

    Birds migrating earlier as global temperatures increase, research finds

    • December 29, 2016

    Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, a study has found. Birds have reached their summer breeding grounds on average about one day earlier per degree of increasing global temperatures, according to the research, which looked at hundreds of species across five continents. It is hoped the University of

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  • Team Brittania raises £7,500 for Calpe House

    Team Brittania raises £7,500 for Calpe House

    • December 29, 2016

    Alan Priddy, the captain of Team Britannia, presented Deborah Huxley from Calpe House a cheque for £7,500 recently. The money was half the proceeds of a charity night held by the crew, who will attempt a round the world record next year, in October. “Calpe House is eternally grateful for Mr Priddy and Team Britannia’s

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  • Gibraltar’s Geoportal upgraded

    Gibraltar’s Geoportal upgraded

    • December 21, 2016

    The Department of the Environment and Climate Change, together with the Information Technology and Logistics Department, has recently upgraded Gibraltar’s Geoportal. The Geoportal is comparable to products such as Google Earth and Apple Maps but is more interactive and contains additional environmental and geographic information that can be used by the public and businesses alike.

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  • New premises for MCA

    New premises for MCA

    • December 19, 2016

    The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, officially opened the new premises of the Moroccan Community Association on 48 Crutchetts Ramp. He was joined by Education Minister Dr John Cortes and both men toured the facilities before unveiling a plaque commemorating the official opening. “We have achieved a lot in five years,” Mr Picardo told attendees in

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