• Gibraltar National Dance Team set for 2016 World Show Dance Championships

    Gibraltar National Dance Team set for 2016 World Show Dance Championships

    • November 19, 2016

    The Gibraltar National Dance team made up of 19 dancers from various local dance groups leave for Germany tomorrow to participate in the 2016 World Show Dance Championships. The event which will be staged at the Erdgas Arena, in Riesa, Germany, will see 2,800 dancers from 26 countries taking part. Dancers will be travelling from

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  • ‘Points of View’ opens at the Fine Arts Gallery

    • November 18, 2016

    Points of View, a new exhibition by local artists Giorann Henshaw and Doris Gafan opened on Wednesday evening at the Fine Arts Gallery. President of the Fine Arts Association Paul Cosquieri, who officially opened the exhibition congratulated both artists and welcome the fact that they had decided to stage their first exhibition in the gallery

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  • Gibraltarian at the UN Climate Change COP in Marrakech

    Gibraltarian at the UN Climate Change COP in Marrakech

    • November 18, 2016

    The UK has ratified the world’s first comprehensive treaty on tackling climate change, the Government said. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has signed the Paris Agreement, which commits countries to limiting global temperature rises to “well below” 2C over pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to keep increases to 1.5C. Meanwhile, Professor Daniella Tilbury, Vice-Chancellor of the University

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  • Local man wins dream car and £10,000 cash

    Local man wins dream car and £10,000 cash

    • November 16, 2016

    Local man Derek Sene has won a Porsche Cayenne worth £65,495 and £10,000 cash in a UK competition run by BOTB.com. The company was founded in 1999 and has stands in most of the UK’s major airports and shopping centres, as well as a presence online, where ticket buyers have to ‘spot the ball’ in

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  • Record number of entries in annual poetry competition

    Record number of entries in annual poetry competition

    • November 16, 2016

    The 2016 annual poetry competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, and in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle and Department of Education, received a record number of entries. The competition attracted a total of 360 entries with a large number of children’s entries. Culture Minister Steven Linares, sitting next

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  • CALPE HOUSE DONATIONS

    CALPE HOUSE DONATIONS

    • November 12, 2016

    Local toy shop Dacta Galt donated £1,000 and a Big Ben Lego model to Jyske Bank in aid of their charity fundraising appeal for Calpe House Trust. Jyske Bank will also be holding a charitable open day on Saturday where they will offer sweets and coffee to the public and children are welcome to help

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  • Gibraltar Cadets train in the UK

    Gibraltar Cadets train in the UK

    • November 11, 2016

    Thirty six youngsters from the Gibraltar Cadet Force (GCF) flew to Manchester to take part in an exciting eight day winter camp, Exercise Jebel Tilmidh Eskry, at Holcombe Moor Training Centre in Lancashire. Accompanied by their Cadet Company Commander, Major Dominic Collado and a staff of six other adult instructors, the group trained in fieldcraft,

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  • John Shephard, a Chronicle stalwart, dies at 81

    John Shephard, a Chronicle stalwart, dies at 81

    • November 11, 2016

    One of Gibraltar’s most respected sports journalists, the doyen of the local sports community, John Shephard Snr has died at the age of 81. A veteran in his field and a long serving member and stalwart of this newspaper, John – who wrote under the pen-name JES – was still writing his column just a

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  • Local play on the ‘evacuation’ receives heritage award

    Local play on the ‘evacuation’ receives heritage award

    • November 10, 2016

    The White Light Company, which staged the play ‘Llevame donde Naci’ set on local historical events dating from 1929 to World War II, has been awarded the Gibraltar Heritage Trust first Group Heritage Award. The play was adapted by Jackie Villa and Andrew Dark from an original play by Rebecca Faller ‘A Civil Garrison’ which

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  • Bayside boys do Gibraltar proud with round-the-Rock swim

    Bayside boys do Gibraltar proud with round-the-Rock swim

    • November 9, 2016

    Two local 17-year olds yesterday entered the record books and raised over £3,000 for the Saffron Rose 4 Rett Charitable Trust in an epic four hour swim around the Rock. Max McGiffen and Jake Moreno are two of the youngest people to swim around the Rock, a journey of 12 kilometres, with Mr Moreno being

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  • New Christmas ‘Cookies’ stamps

    New Christmas ‘Cookies’ stamps

    • November 8, 2016

    Gibraltar has issued a set of six Christmas “Cookies” stamps. The colourful set has been designed by local graphics designer Stephen Perera with the theme “Christmas Cookies”. Modern Christmas cookies can trace their history to recipes from Medieval Europe biscuits, when many modern ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, almonds and dried fruit were

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  • Climate Crunch

    Climate Crunch

    • November 8, 2016

    French Environment Minister Segolene Royal, right, and conference president Salaheddine Mezouar stand by a globe during the opening session of the Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Climate negotiators have started work on implementing the Paris pact on global warming amid uncertainty over how the U.S. election will impact the landmark deal as temperatures and greenhouse

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