• Stamps for the UNESCO Gorham’s Cave Complex

    Stamps for the UNESCO Gorham’s Cave Complex

    • September 24, 2016

    A special set of stamps was issued this week as part of the celebrations of the inauguration of the UNESCO Gorham’s Cave Complex. The Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau issued a set of five stamps commemorating the achievement which granted World Heritage status to the complex. The Set of stamps were prepared in collaboration with The Gibraltar

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  • Barbary conservation project gets another boost

    Barbary conservation project gets another boost

    • September 23, 2016

    As part of a re-population programme another 50 Barbary Partridges have been released in selected areas of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve. The birds have been bred in a purpose built breeding and release facility, which is proving to be extremely effective as shown by an ongoing monitoring programme. Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes

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  • Gibraltar theme winner

    Gibraltar theme winner

    • September 23, 2016

    Michelle Stagnetto was the winner of the first Gibraltar themed exhibition at the Gibraltar Gallery. The picture shows the artist and the winning paitning. The exhibition which runs until next month saw around 30 entries. The second prize was awarded to Gail Francis-Tiron and third to Paul Cosqiueri. See page 14. Pic: Johnn Bugeja.  

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  • New letter box marks UNESCO site

    New letter box marks UNESCO site

    • September 22, 2016

    To commemorate of the Gorham’s Cave Complex into the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Royal Gibraltar Post Office (RGPO) has installed an Elizabeth II, lamp, pedestal-mounted letter box in the lighthouse area near the “Welcome to Europa Point” sign. Minister with responsibility for Postal Services, Neil Costa said: “Post Office surveys have indicated the need

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  • British comedian dips into politics ahead of cave show

    British comedian dips into politics ahead of cave show

    • September 21, 2016

    British comedian Mark Steele yesterday hinted at some of the material he has collected for his personalised comedy routine on Gibraltar, telling reporters: “I quite like the sound of a politician who swears in parliament.” Mr Steele will record the final episode in his latest series of ‘Mark Steele’s In Town’ for BBC Radio 4

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  • GHA unveils dementia strategy and urges community response

    GHA unveils dementia strategy and urges community response

    • September 21, 2016

    The Gibraltar Health Authority will outline plans for a National Dementia Committee at a board meeting today, as it revealed details of the scale of the illness locally and urged a community-wide response. When it launched a new screening programme last year, the GHA was detecting two new cases of dementia a week, according to

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  • Gorham’s UNESCO site inaugurated today

    Gorham’s UNESCO site inaugurated today

    • September 20, 2016

    The official inauguration of the Gorham’s Cave Complex as a UNESCO World Heritage Site will take place today. The event will take place at the Europa Advance Batteries one and two which will eventually become the main display and interpretation areas from where visitors will be able to view the complex. The event hosted by

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  • Spanish wetlands and wildlife sanctuary under threat – WWF

    Spanish wetlands and wildlife sanctuary under threat – WWF

    • September 20, 2016

    Donana National Park, part of southern Spanish wetland used by six million migratory birds, could dry out completely unless the Spanish government tackles the threat of dredging, mining and intensive farming, a report said. The World Wildlife Fund said Spain was failing to safeguard the 54,000 hectare (209 square mile) site, which stretches along the Guadalquivir River

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  • Macaques at home in Scotland

    Macaques at home in Scotland

    • September 19, 2016

    Local macaque enthusiast Tommy Finlayson and his wife Rosalind recently paid a visit to Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland to see how the previous residents of the Rock have settled in. Greeted by the park’s senior macaque keeper Craig Holmes, who had been in Gibraltar to transport the apes to Scotland, the couple were

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  • Nina Danino at Tate Modern

    Nina Danino at Tate Modern

    • September 19, 2016

    A series of screenings and discussions dedicated to the women filmmakers of the London Film-makers’ Co-op, LFMC, opens this coming weekend at the Tate Modern. One of the main contributors is Gibraltarian filmmaker Nina Danino who will show two of her films and will also participate in a discussion panel. The event is part of

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  • Annual international dog shows will see 1,000 entries

    Annual international dog shows will see 1,000 entries

    • September 17, 2016

    1,000 dogs are expected to participate in Gibraltar’s annual international dog shows this weekend. The shows are organised by the Gibraltar Kennel Club and will be held at the Tercentenary Hall and Bayside Sports complex. These will be the GKC’s 44th and 45th International Dog Shows held under FCI regulation, of which Gibraltar became a

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  • Gibraltar at the YinYang music festival in China

    Gibraltar at the YinYang music festival in China

    • September 17, 2016

    Jay Callejon from J2 Productions is in China participating in the annual YinYang music festival which is held annually inside the Great Wall of China. He is joined by DJ Alex who will be performing in the festival. Alex Lethalness (the DJ) beat 14 other local DJ’s for the opportunity to perform at this unique

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