• Book launch highlights importance of the Rock’s social history

    Book launch highlights importance of the Rock’s social history0

    The Beanland’s, their extended family and friends gathered for the launch of the book ‘Journey to Gibraltar… Letters, Memoirs and Personal Diaries 1861-1951’ based on the family history and their arrival on the Rock 151 years ago. Written and compiled by Vanessa Beanland with additions by her father Malcolm and other family members, Deputy Chief

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  • New proposal for ex-Risso Bakery site

    New proposal for ex-Risso Bakery site0

    A new outline planning application of the site of the ex-Risso Bakery on 29-37 Engineer Lane has been filed with the Town Planner. The new application by Lacey Homes Gibraltar Ltd is for 59 apartments and two commercial units over eight floors plus a roof space. Last year a different developer filed an application for

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  • Heritage Trust concerned by tall buildings

    Heritage Trust concerned by tall buildings0

    The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has expressed concern at the recent trend of building extensions and new builds being proposed for the Old Town which ignore Planning Policies and Guidance documents in the Gibraltar Development Plan. The Plan states that developments within the city walls should be four storeys and five in exceptional cases. In a

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  • Interpretation panels offer insight into Europa Point’s history

    Interpretation panels offer insight into Europa Point’s history0

    The Minister for Environment, Dr John Cortes, inaugurated a new outdoor interpretation centre at Europa Point this week. Located beside Harding’s Battery near the lighthouse, it was originally the battery’s magazine. Now varied interpretation panels are on display providing information covering a wide range of topics such as the Neanderthals, birds, plants, the history of

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  • Govt considers underground parking for Grand Parade

    Govt considers underground parking for Grand Parade0

    The Gibraltar Government is reconsidering the possibility of an underground scheme at the Grand Parade car park. During a recent question and answer session of Parliament Paul Balban, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, explained that the government is analysing once again the updated costings and technical information with regard to an underground scheme. He added

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  • Heritage Art Competition

    Heritage Art Competition0

    The Gibraltar Heritage Trust held its 29th annual painting competition last Saturday. This year the competition was held at Irish Town with artists allowed to paint from any vantage point as long as it included Irish Town. The day-long competition saw artists scattered along the street creating their original works. Pics by Johnny Bugeja

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