• Debenhams to opens its doors on the Rock in September

    Debenhams to opens its doors on the Rock in September

    • August 26, 2016

    Debenhams, the UK’s oldest department store established in 1813, is set to take over the two BHS stores at the ICC and Main Street as from next month. Yesterday, International Franchises Limited, IFL, announced both its BHS stores locally would cease trading and would immediately begin an “exciting new partnership with Debenhams” bringing a unique

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  • Local history thrills youngsters

    Local history thrills youngsters

    • August 25, 2016

    Local children learnt of the wonders of Gibraltar during a two and a half hour ‘Walk through History’ organised by the Gibraltar Museum yesterday. The tour began at Parson’s Lodge, then moved onto Rosia Bay and the 100 tonne gun. Senior guide Phil Smith led the tour which has been organised in conjunction with the

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  • Charity skydive for Calpe House

    Charity skydive for Calpe House

    • August 24, 2016

    A charity skydive for the Calpe House Appeal saw two members of staff from Gibraltar House in London and Miss Gibraltar 2016 Kayley Mifsud parachute off an airplane. Miss Mifsud, Faye Burfoot and Edwina O’Mahony reached speeds of around 130mph as they parachuted from a distance of 15,000 feet. The three ladies travelled to Seville

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  • New £100 polymer banknote features Sir Joshua

    New £100 polymer banknote features Sir Joshua

    • August 24, 2016

    As announced at last August’s commemoration of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan, the Gibraltar Government will soon issue a new polymer £100 banknote featuring an image of Sir Joshua. In a statement the Government said: “Not only will this be the first ever legal tender of £100 sterling banknote to be produced in polymer,

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  • GMF adds to 2016 line-up

    GMF adds to 2016 line-up

    • August 23, 2016

    With just two weeks to go, the Gibraltar Music Festival (GMF) has added English soul singer Heather Small, Glaswegian born The Fratellis, 1980’s teen idol Paul Young and many more to the line-up for this year’s event. The GMF has added four brand new stages, boasting: comedy, dance, dub club, poetry and acoustic music. This family friendly

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  • Winning photographer captures ‘a nation in an image’

    Winning photographer captures ‘a nation in an image’

    • August 23, 2016

    The photographic competitive exhibition, ‘Our Gibraltar,’ was officially opened yesterday at the John Mackintosh Hall. The exhibition was opened by the Minister for Culture, Steven Linares, who together with Miss Gibraltar Kayley Mifsud presented awards to the top five entrants. First prize went to William Anthony Williams with a piece titled ‘A view of our

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  • US guitarist brings flamenco touch to Brexit

    US guitarist brings flamenco touch to Brexit

    • August 22, 2016

    Vocemmus’ ‘Brexit por Bulerías’ is the latest production to hit the stage at the Gibraltar Inces Hall later this month. Performed by American musician Ronald Radford from Oklahoma, the show aims to show different perspectives on Brexit through flamenco. Mr Radford is a ‘Master Flamenco Guitarist’ and has performed in four continents. He said the show

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  • Maria Dolores celebrates 100 years

    Maria Dolores celebrates 100 years

    • August 20, 2016

    Local woman Maria Dolores Povedano celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this week. Maria who is commonly known as Lola is in relatively good health and said she has been able to live so long due to eating the good stuff “you no longer find nowadays.” According to family members Lola would still be cooking for

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  • Man’s best friend learns new tricks

    Man’s best friend learns new tricks

    • August 18, 2016

    Man’s best friend learnt a lesson or two at junior dog handling classes held at the Victoria Stadium. The furry friends had fun showing off tricks such as sit, stay and paw. The workshops were an opportunity for their young owners to learn new training methods and to guide their dogs through a small assault

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  • Water fun for ‘stay and play’ youngsters

    Water fun for ‘stay and play’ youngsters

    • August 17, 2016

    Children splashed around in the last Stay and Play swimming class yesterday as the Summer Sports and Leisure Programme approaches its end. The Stay and Play programme will officially close next Wednesday but the swimming classes will no longer continue this year. The annual programme organised by the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority was a

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  • Seaweed invasion could lead to Western Beach closure

    Seaweed invasion could lead to Western Beach closure

    • August 17, 2016

    The Gibraltar Government has warned it may have to close Western Beach because of the seaweed invasion. As reported in the paper yesterday, beach goers are giving Western Beach a miss due to the mass amounts of seaweed swept onto the shoreline. But while the Government said it was “assessing the situation”, it added that

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  • Clubhouse presentation

    Clubhouse presentation

    • August 16, 2016

    The Gibraltar Amateur Boxing Association donated £900 to Clubhouse Gibraltar. Ernest Victory alongside the association members presented the cheque to CEO Emily Adamberry and Clubhouse thanked them for their continuous support.  

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