• Gibraltar takes part in regional marine research of invasive algae

    Gibraltar takes part in regional marine research of invasive algae

    • October 3, 2016

    The Department of the Environment and Climate Change (DECC) has been working closely with regional marine experts to confirm the presence of an invasive brown algae in Gibraltar originating from central America and the Caribbean. Although initially thought to be a similar species of Forkweed commonly found around Gibraltar’s coastline, experts in the field have

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  • Ullger is one of 48 artists in Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’

    Ullger is one of 48 artists in Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’

    • September 30, 2016

    Local artist Karl Ullger is one of the artists who will feature in the new series of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year television programme. He is featured in the first episode that airs on Tuesday 11 October. This is the second series of the show, which is produced by London and Glasgow-based independent

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  • COFFEE MORNING

    COFFEE MORNING

    • September 30, 2016

    Cancer Relief held a coffee morning yesterday at Boyd’s, Kings Bastion Leisure Centre. Guests dined on hot drinks, cake and finger sandwiches in aid of charity. Chairperson Marissa Desoiza told the Chronicle it was a tremendous success with 300 people dining within two hours. “It is a big source of revenue for cancer relief and

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  • Brussels Briefing

    Brussels Briefing

    • September 28, 2016

    Earlier this month a group of Gibraltarian students visited the European Institutions in Brussels on a 2-day educational trip. Whilst there, they met with several MEPs and European Commission officials. Having now returned to Gibraltar the students met with the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, and briefed him on the details of their visit.

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  • Distinguished gentlemen raise thousands for prostate cancer research

    Distinguished gentlemen raise thousands for prostate cancer research

    • September 27, 2016

    Local motorbike enthusiasts raised over $10,000 for research into prostate cancer last weekend as part of an internationally run campaign called ‘The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’. Over 56,000 people have registered for rides in over 500 cities across the globe. According to the DGR this is the world’s largest motorcycling charity event and the funds will

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  • Fundraising for the Youth Centre’s Life Skills project

    • September 27, 2016

    A youth group involved in a Life Skills project at the Youth Centre will host two separate fundraising events this week. The proceeds will go towards the Life Skills project which culminates in a cultural and educational trip abroad. The first of the fundraisers is a community bingo event taking place at the Youth Centre

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  • Azagury like you have never seen him before

    Azagury like you have never seen him before

    • September 27, 2016

    A different kind of exhibition opens today at the Gibraltar Garrison Library. ‘Jacobo Azagury at The Garrison Library, An Exhibition of Selected Drawings and Sketches’ is an  exhibition and sale of work of some 500 drawings and sketches of the late and much loved Gibraltarian artist Jacobo Azagury. The week-long show will include a series

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  • Clean-up campaign highlights Rock litter problem

    Clean-up campaign highlights Rock litter problem

    • September 26, 2016

    Over 300 volunteers, collaborators, supporters and sponsors pulled off another Gibraltar-wide clean up this weekend, highlighting the litter problem that impacts many areas of the Rock. The “mountain of waste” was created at the Eco Park facility, with volunteers ferrying load after load to the site based at Flint Road. Various skips were also filled

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  • ‘Steeling’ the show

    ‘Steeling’ the show

    • September 24, 2016

    Mark Steel attracted a good audience to his show ‘Mark Steel In Town’ at St Michael’s Cave on Thursday night, including many people who travelled in from Spain to see the comedian record his bespoke show about Gibraltar for BBC Radio 4.

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  • 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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