• Bob Marley among famous figures commemorated with blue plaques in 2019

    Bob Marley among famous figures commemorated with blue plaques in 20190

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Heritage Correspondent Musician Bob Marley, traveller and diplomat Gertrude Bell and novelist Angela Carter are among the famous figures being commemorated with blue plaques this year, English Heritage said. The London homes of a leading female war correspondent, the first woman to qualify as a dentist in Britain and a

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  • Footprints in the sand shed light on Gibraltar’s history

    Footprints in the sand shed light on Gibraltar’s history0

    Scientific research into traces of animal and human footprints found in Gibraltar and dating back up 29,000 years has been published in a prestigious international journal, adding further international importance to the Rock’s heritage from the Ice Age period. The footprints were identified in the sand dune above Catalan Bay and correspond to species known

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  • Gibraltar marks centenary of World War One

    Gibraltar marks centenary of World War One0

    Gibraltar’s contributions to the war effort is the focus of a new exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The exhibition has been compiled by the National Archives, under the direction of Archivist Anthony Pitaluga it is being held at the John Mackintosh Hall and will remain open to the

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  • Celebrations mark centenary of Stonehenge being donated to nation

    Celebrations mark centenary of Stonehenge being donated to nation0

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Heritage Correspondent Stonehenge is celebrating a century of belonging to the nation with music, art, an inflatable stone circle and an anniversary tea party. English Heritage and artist Jeremy Deller are holding a day of events on Friday to mark 100 years since Cecil Chubb and his wife Mary donated

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  • 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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