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27/06/2017 10:07

Gibraltar

Exhibition about Gib's 1967 referendum continues until 7 July

It was an event which marked the future of the Rock and is still tremendously relevant today: on 14 June 1967 the UK government announced that a referendum was to be held in Gibraltar on whether to "voluntarily retain the links with Britain, with dem

22/06/2017 10:18

Gibraltar

First participants announced for Gibraltar Literary Festival

The names of the first confirmed participants in the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival have just been announced, and it is already promising to be a fascinating event. The festival consists of talks by a variety of different expert

19/06/2017 16:15

Local

Telephone roaming charges came to an end in Europe last week

The EU officially put an end to telephone roaming charges within its 28 countries on Thursday, a popular move which began a decade ago when many people started to complain about the shock of receiving extortionate bills after using their phones abroa

09/06/2017 18:13

LifeStyle

9 June 1976: An important step towards post-Franco democracy in Spain

On 9 June 1976, the Spanish authorities approved a law to authorise the existence of political parties, an essential step towards the country's first democratic elections since 1931, following the Franco dictatorship. Those elections took place in Ju

09/06/2017 14:47

LifeStyle

Gaucín, home to art in every shape and form

From textiles to clocks, weaving to mosaics, ceramics to paintings, sculptures to photographs: the works of the artists who took part in the recent Open Studios event drew hundreds of people to the picturesque village of Gaucín over the past two week

09/06/2017 14:23

Gibraltar

Security is stepped up in Gibraltar in the wake of UK terror attacks

Extra security measures are being implemented in the town centre of Gibraltar, following recent attacks in London where terrorists used vans to drive into groups of people. Temporary barriers have been erected at the ends of Main Street and inters

09/06/2017 12:19

Local

The election may be over but the wait continues

There may be a general sigh of relief in the UK that the snap election is over and Brexit negotiations can now begin, but the waiting continues for British people living in Spain who are concerned about their future. British residents watched on T

02/06/2017 12:53

Gibraltar

Footballers to compete in Summer Games

A team of eight footballers from Special Olympics Gibraltar will play in a five-a-side competition in La Spezia in Italy next week. The competition is part of the Special Olympics National Summer Games. The athletes will be joined in northern Ital

02/06/2017 12:51

Gibraltar

Governor's Lane worksare now complete

Improvement works being carried out to Governor's Lane recently have now been completed, and a pavement has been constructed on the western side of the street to make it safer. This was previously a notoriously dangerous road for pedestrians. The

02/06/2017 12:48

Gibraltar

Talented youngsters win butterfly competition

The winners of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Butterfly Competition received their prizes in a ceremony held at the gardens on Wednesday. Over 65 children took part in the competition, which was held to mark World Biodiversity Day, and the director

02/06/2017 12:12

Gibraltar

Another cruise ship visits Gibraltar, as La Línea plans to compete

In recent years Gibraltar has become increasingly popular as a port of call for cruise liners, and this week the TUI Discovery 2 joined the list of nautical visitors to the Rock. This ship was built in 1995 and operated by Royal Caribbean as the L

26/05/2017 13:10

Gibraltar

Book-Crossing event on Saturday 3 June

Book lovers take note - as part of the Spring Festival, there will be a Book-Crossing event at the cathedral of St Mary the Crowned on 3 June between 11am and 2pm. This is an ideal opportunity for keen readers to leave books they have read for others

26/05/2017 13:09

Gibraltar

Newcastle Building Society to close

The Gibraltar government has been notified by the Newcastle Building Society that the local branch is to close, after 27 years on the Rock. It will continue to honour existing mortgages, but the office is due to close down in October. Eight staff are

26/05/2017 13:08

Gibraltar

It's nearly Calentita time again

The annual Calentita food festival will be taking place on Saturday 10 June from 7pm to 1am in Grand Casemates Square, Market Place and Corral Road. This popular multicultural event is now in its 11th year, and this year the food stands will include

26/05/2017 13:03

Gibraltar

New 'Redibike' bicycle hire scheme comes into operation in Gibraltar

People in Gibraltar are being encouraged to leave their cars at home for environmental reasons and use one of the new bicycles which are available under the 'Redibike' scheme which has just been launched. This is also seen as an excellent way for tou

25/05/2017 14:34

What to do

Open Studios Art Event

This year's Open Studios art event in the beautiful village of Gaucín will take place from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May and from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June. This event goes from strength to strength, and visitors come from far and wide to visit the s

15/05/2017 17:42

Gibraltar

Open Day at Gibraltar Museum on 20 May

The Gibraltar Museum in Bomb House Lane will be holding its annual Open Day on Saturday 20 May, from 10am until 6pm. Entry is free, and this is the perfect opportunity to find out more about Gibraltar's fascinating history and nature, including its

12/05/2017 12:16

Gibraltar

Deputy chief minister on Brexit panel

Deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who holds the Brexit portfolio in the Gibraltar government, is speaking as a panellist at a Brexit convention which is taking place in London today and tomorrow. Other speakers are expected to include Richard C

12/05/2017 12:08

Gibraltar

Fabulous fashion show raises funds for Bosom Buddies charity

It was a glittering occasion, and not only in terms of the fabulous fashions being modelled on the catwalk: a few glittering tears of emotion were also shed on the evening of 21 April at Grand Battery House in Gibraltar, as over 300 people watched ca

10/05/2017 16:19

Gibraltar

Anonymous hotline for health service complaints

An anonymous hotline has been set up by the Ministry of Health and the Gibraltar Health Authority so that local residents and staff members can report any concerns about the local health service. The number to call is 20007919, and callers will be

05/05/2017 13:14

Gibraltar

Crowdfunding initiative for a biodome in Alameda gardens

The team at Alameda botanical gardens have come up with an interesting idea to raise funds for a biodome, as part of their education programme. Under the slogan "Buy a plaque, build a future", they are asking people to donate money for different-size

05/05/2017 13:08

Gibraltar

Live-feed cameras now showing swift nests

Two live-feed cameras have just been installed to show the nests of one of the Rock's best-known visitors, the pallid swift. The Ministry of the Environment hopes the cameras will help raise awareness of the fascinating lives of these birds, and enco

05/05/2017 10:18

LifeStyle

5 May 1808: Carlos IV of Spain abdicates for the second time

Charles IV of Spain, or to give him his full name, Carlos Antonio Pascual Francisco Javier Juan Nepomuceno José Januario Serafín Diego, was born in November 1748 and was king for 20 years, from 14 December 1778, when his father died, until his abdica

03/05/2017 15:46

Gibraltar

Gibraltar celebrates Macaque Week

Next week, from 1 to 7 May, is International Macaque Week and on Monday the AWCP will be holding its second Macaque Awareness Open day at the park from 2 to 5pm, celebrating the 23 species of macaque in the world. There will be free entrance to th

02/05/2017 14:32

Gibraltar

Hillsides dementia care facility opens

A new residential facility for Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers was officially inaugurated this week. 'Hillsides' is on the site of the old Royal Naval Hospital, near the Bella Vista Dementia Day Centre. It caters for 52 patients who need full-

21/04/2017 12:09

Gibraltar

Chance to volunteer at Gorham's Cave

The Gorham's Cave complex will soon be celebrating its first year as a Unesco World Heritage Site and the Gibraltar Museum has decided to mark the anniversary by giving local people the chance to help with the excavation this summer, which will take

18/04/2017 10:24

Gibraltar

Bosom Buddies charity fashion show on 21st

Don't forget: the gala fashion show in aid of Bosom Buddies breast cancer charity takes place next Friday, 21 April, at Grand Battery House/Landport. The evening kicks off with a cocktail at 7.30pm and the show, which also includes professional model

18/04/2017 10:21

Gibraltar

Classical concert as part of Spring festival

Lovers of classical music should make a note of the forthcoming concert, 'A celebration of opera', which will take place on Tuesday 16 May at the Convent Ballroom at 8pm. This concert is part of the forthcoming Spring Festival, and is organised by th

18/04/2017 10:15

Gibraltar

New measures to improve A&E service

The Gibraltar Health Authority is carrying out reforms to improve the Accident and Emergency department. The measures have included deploying two additional charge nurses to the department, so a highly skilled senior member of the nursing staff leads

17/04/2017 15:04

Gibraltar

Events throughout the year to mark 50 years since referendum

The Gibraltar government has announced that several events are being planned this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the first referendum, in which the residents of Gibraltar decided that they wanted to remain British rather than accept the offer o

11/04/2017 15:00

Gibraltar

New security checks could mean long border delays

New EU security controls were implemented at Schengen borders with effect from Friday 7 April and as a result it is possible that there will be delays for pedestrians and motorists entering and leaving Gibraltar. In fact, there were queues of over

07/04/2017 14:38

LifeStyle

"Together, we can beat cancer"

Five years ago, Luisandro Moreno had everything going for him. A professional model and personal trainer, enjoying life in his native Gibraltar with his family, this 31 year old had everything to live for. And then he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

07/04/2017 14:30

LifeStyle

Fashion show for the Bosom Buddies Trust

On April 21 Luisandro, who as well as being a successful businessman is also a professional model and personal trainer, will be taking part in a Gala Fashion Show for the Bosom Buddies breast cancer association. The event will begin with a cocktail a

07/04/2017 11:23

Gibraltar

Investiture of new mayor of Gibraltar

Kaiane Lopez was sworn in as the new mayor of Gibraltar at City Hall on Tuesday, the third female mayor in the Rock's history. The former Miss World, who was deputy mayor, takes over the post from Adolfo Canepa, and the new deputy mayor is John Gonça

04/04/2017 16:35

Gibraltar

Gibraltar flung to the forefront prior to Brexit negotiations

For many who voted for Brexit in last year's EU referendum, Wednesday 29 March was a long-awaited day of celebration. Triggering Article 50 was like firing a party gun and releasing colourful streamers to add to the fun and festivities. A few days

24/03/2017 14:24

Gibraltar

Sad news of death of Maurice Xiberras

The flag on the Parliament building was flown at half-mast on Tuesday to honour the memory of Maurice Xiberras, whose death was announced this week. Xiberras was a former member of the House of Assembly and was a government minister from 1969 to 1972

24/03/2017 14:22

Gibraltar

Route 7 added to Bus Tracker application

The number seven bus route has now been included on the government's Bus Tracker Webapp, as part of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan. This route goes to Mount Alvernia, via Europa Road from Orange Bastion on Line Wall. The 'Nig

24/03/2017 11:52

Gibraltar

'Thinking Green' digest now available online

The latest version of the Thinking Green Digest, produced by Gibraltar's Department of Heritage, Environment and Climate Change, is now available online at www.gibraltar.gov.gi/new/publications. It explains the work carried out by the DECC in 2015

24/03/2017 11:44

Gibraltar

House of Lords expresses strong support for Gibraltar post-Brexit

Chief minister Fabian Picardo and deputy chief minister Dr Joseph García were in London on Tuesday for meetings and for the evening debate in the House of Lords about the impact which Brexit is likely to have on Gibraltar. Afterwards, the Gibraltar

17/03/2017 14:40

Gibraltar

HMS Ocean arrives in Gibraltar for short stay

Britain's largest operational warship, HMS Ocean, has arrived in Gibraltar for a short stay after a six-month deployment, some of which was spent east of Suez as the Command platform for Combined Task Force 50. This helicopter carrier and assault shi

17/03/2017 14:34

Gibraltar

Date set for the 'Calentita ' festival

This year's Calentita festival will take place on Saturday 10 June in Grand Casemates Square, and those interested in having a stall there should contact www.calentita.gi for further information. This annual event has grown from just ten small ten

17/03/2017 11:33

Gibraltar

Fatboy Slim announced as another festival act

It was announced this week that Fatboy Slim, whose new single 'Where U Iz' is racing up the UK charts, will be appearing as a headline act at the Gibraltar Music Festival, which has now been reborn under the format of 'MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling'

17/03/2017 11:19

Gibraltar

Gibraltar to be the starting point for the Eurafrica Trail this year

The Eurafrica Trail, the first mountain race in the world to be held in two continents and three countries, will be starting from Gibraltar for the first time this year. It is due to take place over five days from Wednesday 11 October, finishing on S

10/03/2017 12:38

Gibraltar

New drugs haul recovered from sea

Drugs with an estimated street value of £6.3 million were recovered from the sea off the east side of Gibraltar on Wednesday, in a joint operation between the Royal Gibraltar Police and HM Customs. The authorities were alerted to the presence of th

10/03/2017 11:50

Gibraltar

Working group established to investigate gender equality

Samantha Sacramento, Gibraltar's Minister for Equality, took the opportunity on International Women's Day on 8 March to announce that she and her team are working on ways to encourage progress towards true gender equality at work. As part of these pl

03/03/2017 12:02

Gibraltar

Gorham's viewing platforms to open soon

Last summer the Gorham's Cave complex was classified as a World Heritage Site and now new viewing platforms are being created for those who want a good look at the place which was the last known home of the Neanderthals. The platforms will have roo

03/03/2017 11:49

National

Government defiant after defeat by House of Lords

It has been hailed as a victory and also as a humiliating defeat for the British government. On Tuesday the House of Lords voted 358 to 256 to amend the Article 50 Bill by including a clause to safeguard the rights of EU nationals in the UK after Bre

24/02/2017 13:41

Gibraltar

'Sailing Yacht A' leaves after debt is settled

The multi-million pound futuristic 'Sailing Yacht A' spent longer in Gibraltar than intended this week after it was refused permission to leave because of a financial dispute between the owner and the German shipyard where it was built. The yard clai

24/02/2017 13:11

Gibraltar

Deputy chief minister holds talks about land borders post-Brexit

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia visited London this week for further meetings related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and one of those meetings was with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire

17/02/2017 12:37

Gibraltar

Gibraltar's World Trade Center has now been officially inaugurated

The latest addition to the World Trade Center Association Network is now open in Gibraltar, following the official inauguration by chief minister Fabian Picardo on Wednesday. The ceremony was conducted by Picardo, deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Ga

16/02/2017 11:08

Gibraltar

Major police operation almost brings Gibraltar to a standstill

It is not unknown for traffic in Gibraltar to be brought to a standstill because of delays at the border with Spain, but on Wednesday this occurred for a different reason: the Royal Gibraltar Police carried out a major operation at the airport, closi

16/02/2017 11:08

Gibraltar

La Línea mayor visits for talks on Brexit

The Mayor of La Línea, Juan Franco, paid another visit to the chief minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments with regard to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and its effects on Gibraltar and

06/02/2017 10:31

Gibraltar

Concern over emissions from CEPSA refinery last weekend

Thick black smoke filled the air around the CEPSA refinery on the Spanish mainland last weekend, as the result of what was reported to have been an electrical fault. As the wind direction was east/southeast at the time the smoke and fumes were blown

27/01/2017 14:36

Gibraltar

Chief minister addresses Select Committee about Brexit impact

Chief minister Fabian Picardo appeared before the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union on Wednesday to discuss a number of issues regarding Gibraltar and the impact of Brexit. He was quick to refute recent claims from Sp

27/01/2017 14:34

Gibraltar

Chess championship now taking place

The Tradewise Gibraltar Open chess tournament began on Tuesday and will continue until 2 February. The event at the Caleta Hotel begins at 9.45am daily with the Challenger/Amateur rounds, and the Masters following at 3pm. Different activities also ta

27/01/2017 14:27

National

British government loses Brexit appeal at the Supreme Court

In a landmark decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court in the UK ruled that the British government cannot trigger Article 50 to officially notify the European Union of Brexit without the approval of Parliament. The judges decided by a majority of 8-

27/01/2017 14:25

Gibraltar

New car purchased for the Bishop of Gibraltar

The bishop of Gibraltar, the Right Reverend Carmelo Zammit, was presented with the keys to a new car by the mayor, Adolfo J Canepa, this week. The vehicle was purchased with funds donated by the public and parishes for 'The Mayor's Bishop Zammit Fund

27/01/2017 14:21

Gibraltar

Quality of Gibraltar's sea water improves

Statistics have just been issued for the quality of the sea water off Gibraltar for 2016 and they show that it is constantly improving. All waters used for swimming are analysed on a weekly basis and classified in accordance with the 2006 standard

20/01/2017 13:53

Gibraltar

Mayor of Chiclana's official visit to Gibraltar

José María Román, the mayor of Chiclana, paid an official visit to chief minister Fabian Picardo on Wednesday, to discuss the possibilities of cooperation between Gibraltar and his municipality. Román is reportedly most interested in the prospects fo

20/01/2017 11:44

LifeStyle

Drums and turnips for an early Christian saint and martyr

January 20th is St Sebastian's Day, the patron saint of athletes and archers. This early Christian saint and martyr is often depicted in art and literature as a handsome young man, tied to a tree or bound to a stake, with numerous arrows piercing his

17/01/2017 10:12

Gibraltar

Chief minister speaks out about legal case accusing him of torture

Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar's chief minister, says he will not be losing a minute's sleep over the fact that members of the right-wing Vox political party have lodged a case against him with the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid, accusing him of instigating

17/01/2017 10:12

Gibraltar

Gibraltar airport beats passenger records

Gibraltar Airport has recorded an increase of 23.6% in passenger growth in the first 10 months of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. From January to the end of October, 468,874 passengers used the airport, an increase of 89,665 on the same

17/01/2017 10:12

Gibraltar

Jimena's long-awaited 'Casa de la Memoria Histórica' opens

Members of the Gibraltar government were among those invited to the inauguration of the 'Casa de la Memoria La Sauceda' in Jimena de la Frontera last Friday. This project to commemorate victims of Francoism during the civil war is the culmination o

17/01/2017 10:12

Gibraltar

Royal Navy fires warning flares at Spanish research ship

The Royal Navy fired several warning flares at the Spanish research vessel Ángeles Alvariño in a tense stand-off which lasted several hours on Sunday, when the Spanish ship failed to respond to radio communications and repeated orders to leave the wa

06/01/2017 13:52

Gibraltar

Chess festival takes place this month

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will be taking place from 23 January to 2 February this year, and will once again be held at the Caleta Hotel. The chess festival has been described by the Financial Times as "the strongest and best-organised

30/12/2016 10:04

Gibraltar

Governor says Queen is proud of Gibraltar

In his first Christmas message since becoming Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant General Edward Davis thanked the local population for the warm and friendly welcome he and his wife Lorraine had received from the very first moment they arrived on the R

30/12/2016 10:04

Gibraltar

Government denies claims that it will buy water from Spain

The Gibraltar government has announced that it has no plans to buy water from the Mancomunidad de Municipios del Campo de Gibraltar, following reports in the Spanish press that Gibraltar was considering a contract of this type. An article last mont