• Katrina will headline Gib Fair Family Pavilion

    Katrina will headline Gib Fair Family Pavilion

    • August 3, 2016

    1997 Eurovision winner Katrina, ex – Katrina and the Waves, will headline this year’s Family Pavilion at the 2016 Gibraltar Fair. With the group she won the Eurovision Song contest with ‘Love Shine a Light’ and had a massive hit with ‘Walking on Sunshine’ in the 1980s. Katrina Leskanich who split from the Waves in

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  • Hooded crow makes first visit to the Rock

    Hooded crow makes first visit to the Rock

    • August 2, 2016

    A hooded crow is currently in Gibraltar, having most likely arrived on the Rock via ship. It is thought that this is the first time the bird was found on the Rock. The bird is common in the Mediterranean Sea east of Italy. However, some have been spotted in Catalonia and on the east coast

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  • GFA confirm first FIFA match in Faro

    GFA confirm first FIFA match in Faro

    • August 2, 2016

    The Gibraltar Football Association has confirmed that the first FIFA European qualifier home match for Gibraltar against Greece will be played in Faro, Portugal as advertised in the UEFA official website pages. Speaking to the Chronicle Steven Gonzalez spokesperson for the Gibraltar FA confirmed yesterday that the decision to play in Portugal is due solely

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  • ‘Co-operation and co-ordination’ at sea

    ‘Co-operation and co-ordination’ at sea

    • August 2, 2016

    The vessel the Adam Asnyk lost power as she headed into Algeciras on Saturday evening and drifted into BGTW. The first vessels to respond are understood to have been the Salvamento Maritimo Luz De Mar and VB Algeciras. Yesterday a Gibraltar Government spokesman said the vessel had been able to anchor in BGTW before becoming

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  • Franciscan frescoes shed light on Convent past

    Franciscan frescoes shed light on Convent past

    • August 1, 2016

    Franciscan frescoes dating back hundreds of years will be restored as part of a project that will give historians deeper insight into Gibraltar’s role as a launchpad for medieval Christian evangelisation in North Africa. The frescoes are in a room in the The Convent and most likely date back to the early 1500s, around four

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  • ‘They come, they see the seaweed and they leave’

    ‘They come, they see the seaweed and they leave’

    • July 29, 2016

    This was the scene at Western Beach yesterday, where piles of seaweed lay rotting on the sand. Beachgoers said it had been like this for nearly a fortnight, with no effort made to remove the algae. Coupled to persistent concerns about sewage, it is ruining this beach which was once very popular, particularly for parents

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  • University of Gibraltar offers new skeleton evidence in landmark lecture

    • July 28, 2016

    Researchers from the University of Gibraltar have joined experts from the University of Cambridge, the Gibraltar Museum and Ministry for Heritage to carry out research on the human remains discovered in 2014 during excavations of the site of Gibraltar’s old Colonial Hospital, the former St. Bernard’s Hospital. The ‘Death on the Rock’ Research Project continues

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  • Feetham praises dog rescuers

    Feetham praises dog rescuers

    • July 28, 2016

    Opposition Leader Daniel Feetham yesterday paid tribute to the fire-fighters who launched a dramatic five-hour rescue operation after his dog fell off a cliff in the Upper Rock area. The white Swiss Shepherd named Blue had fallen off the cliff opposite Mr Feetham’s home, landing on a ledge some 50 metres below in the early

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  • Green light for Central Police Station

    Green light for Central Police Station

    • July 27, 2016

    Outline planning permission was unanimously granted for the application at the old Central Police Station on 120 Irish Town at yesterday’s meeting of the Development and Planning Commission. The application sought to renovate and extend the premises as well as create a public access gallery. This gallery and space will feature the original cells of

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  • Trust acknowledges new tourism opportunities World Heritage Status will bring

    Trust acknowledges new tourism opportunities World Heritage Status will bring

    • July 27, 2016

    Achieving UNESCO World Heritage status for the Gorham’s Cave Complex is “not only the successful culmination of years of meticulous work and preparation but a new chapter in heritage tourism in Gibraltar” the Gibraltar Heritage Trust said. Congratulating the Gibraltar Museum and in particular Professor Clive Finlayson, Dr Geraldine Finlayson, Dr Sue Davies and the

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  • Gorham’s up close and personal

    Gorham’s up close and personal

    • July 26, 2016

    Sunday’s levanter morning was not the ideal condition for a visit by sea to the Gorham’s Cave Complex. But not even the choppy seas on the inaugural trip by the Dolphin Adventure of the ‘Gorham’s Cave Tour’ could have spoilt the enthusiasm and anticipation of all who had joined the tour to view the cave

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  • Walking through history

    Walking through history

    • July 25, 2016

    The Moorish Castle and the former prison were the subject of the first of the ‘Walks through history’ organised by the Gibraltar Museum as part of the Summer Sports and Leisure activities. Professor Clive Finlayson, Director of the Gibraltar Museum, led the young group of enthusiast would-be historians and archaeologists, into the past. This was

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