• Haenow leads the entertainment on May Day

    Haenow leads the entertainment on May Day

    • April 30, 2016

    Ben Haenow arrives on the Rock today and will be the leading act in tomorrow’s May Day celebrations. The singer won the eleventh series of The X Factor in 2014 – you will recall his winning debut single of One Republic’s -Something I Need –  released just in time for Christmas that year and which went

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  • HOME BERTH

    HOME BERTH

    • April 30, 2016

    The first boats began to arrive in the new Mid Harbour Small Boats marina yesterday. The facility, which cost £24m to build, can accommodate up to 700 vessels of varying sizes and includes a number berths fitted out for disabled access. The public road access to the marina also opened to the public yesterday.

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  • Local Tinker Bell takes Guinness World Record

    Local Tinker Bell takes Guinness World Record

    • April 29, 2016

    Record breaking Tinker Bell Faye Morse completed the London Marathon in just under four hours to secure the title of ‘fastest women to run a marathon dressed as a film character’. Mrs Morse passed the finish line in 3 hours 45 minutes last weekend alongside a further 38,000 runners, grabbing the Guinness World Record. She

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  • Plans filed for new block on Devil’s Tower Road

    Plans filed for new block on Devil’s Tower Road

    • April 29, 2016

    The full planning application for Clemence Suites at 34 Devils Tower Road has been filed with the Development and Planning Commission. The 15-storey scheme was given outline planning permission in December 2015 and has since undergone some revisions. Architect Jonas Stahl from Arc Designs Ltd compiled a summary of the changes that was also filed

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  • Suspension bridge highlights Rock features

    Suspension bridge highlights Rock features

    • April 27, 2016

    Local firm Bovis Koala undertook the task of constructing a 71-metre long suspension bridge over a 50-metre gorge at Royal Anglian Way and its project manager, Martin Platenkamp, had the task of bringing materials to the “logistical nightmare” location. The issues encountered were solved by a selection of methods including pure manual labour. A lot

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  • Local students win UK cybersecurity competition

    Local students win UK cybersecurity competition

    • April 27, 2016

    A team of Bayside students has won the UK-wide CyberCenturion 2016 competition following an “intense” day of competitions held yesterday at Bletchley Park. The competition pitches teams of young computer programmers from across the UK to compete in tackling cybersecurity challenges. The Head of Physics at Bayside secondary school, Steward Harrison, led Team G-Sec members

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  • Annual ‘Freedom’ parade for the Royal Engineers

    Annual ‘Freedom’ parade for the Royal Engineers

    • April 26, 2016

    Members of the Royal Engineers Association were in Gibraltar at the weekend for their annual visit. As always they marched along Main Street from Casemates to the statue of the Royal Engineer by the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned. The Mayor Adolfo Canepa took the salute in front of the Parliament Building. The march-past

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  • British Forces plants tree for Earth Day

    British Forces plants tree for Earth Day

    • April 25, 2016

    British Forces Gibraltar supported Earth Day 2016 yesterday by planting a tree in Four Corners. The Casuarina equisetifolia or Australian pine tree, was donated by Gibflora and was planted as part of the Earth Day Network’s ‘Trees for the Earth’ campaign. Commander British Forces, Commodore Ian McGhie and British Forces Gibraltar’s Sustainable Development Manager, Penny

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  • Bayside boys sample regiment life

    Bayside boys sample regiment life

    • April 22, 2016

    The Royal Gibraltar Regiment hosted 13 students from Bayside Comprehensive School last week as part of their Year 10 work experience. A week-long programme was devised and coordinated by Sergeant Karon Fortunato from the Regimental Recruiting and Initial Training Team who explained their aim, he said: “We wanted to create an informative but fun week

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  • Gibraltar gets new firefighter

    Gibraltar gets new firefighter

    • April 22, 2016

    Firefighter Jordan Hurtado has successfully completed the Firefighter Foundation Development Programme at the fire service college in the UK. Throughout the duration of this mentally and physically demanding course, Firefighter Hurtado was continuously assessed on all aspects of fire service activities, the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement. Practical and theoretical exams

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  • Flower Show judge believes ‘bigger effort’ is needed for next year

    Flower Show judge believes ‘bigger effort’ is needed for next year

    • April 21, 2016

    Sheila Wing, this year’s judge at the annual Gibraltar Flower Show hails from Cornwall in the UK and used to run a garden centre and flower arranging club. Mrs Wing followed the Royal Horticultural Society guidelines when judging the event which will be display throughout the day today at the John Mackintosh Hall as from

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  • First meeting of Gibraltar Writers’ group

    • April 19, 2016

    Local author and poet Jackie Anderson has organized a meeting for today for all those interested in writing. The first meeting of the Writer’s Group or Writer’s Circle will be held at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7.30pm today. The idea came to Mrs Anderson after the interest shown in her workshops on World Book

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