The programme of events for the Spring Festival, which runs from 1 May to 20 June, has now been announced. A full run-down can be obtained from the Cultural Department, but in the meantime these are a few of the many highlights coming up soon.
The Gibraltar Health Authority is holding its annual skin cancer screening day on Saturday (13 April), from 9am to 1pm at the Primary Care Centre. Anyone interested in having moles or growths on their skin checked is asked to use the entrance via the
Plans were announced this week for an ambitious new development within Gibraltar harbour, west of Coaling Island and in Port waters, which will be called Victoria Keys.
The project will involve creating 60,000 square metres of new land, using mate
On 12 April 1931 local elections were held in Spain for the first time in years, and the result - a landslide victory for republicans and left-wing parties - changed the course of history.
The number of seats on each council was determined by the
The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change in Gibraltar has acquired a drone which will be used for terrestrial and marine mammal monitoring, renewing and updating the aerial imagery of Gibraltar with new Orthophoto (geospatially
The Gibraltar International Song Festival, which is open to composers and authors worldwide and was due to take place at the Tercentenary Sports Hall on 18 May, has had to be postponed.
The organisers say the decision was regrettably necessary but
As long as the UK government agrees to make it reciprocal, British citizens making short trips to EU countries will not have to obtain a visa even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, following legislation passed by the European Parliament on Thursday.
The Gibraltar government has extended the Nature Reserve by 2.42 square kilometres, and by doing so has protected a uniquely scenic and little-known area of Gibraltar for future generations.
The Devil's Tooth Green Corridor, as the area will be kn
All operational and safety systems at Gibraltar's new liquefied natural gas power station are currently being tested, as part of the terminal's on-going commissioning programme.
One of the tests, which was successfully carried out on Sunday, was of
Excavation works at the Gorham's Cave World Heritage Site, which was the last known home of the Neanderthals, are due to begin again in early May and students from Leiden university in the Netherlands will be taking part.
This year the excavations
The Commonwealth flag could be seen flying in Gibraltar last weekend instead of the EU flag, to commemorate Commonwealth Day.
In the past, the Commonwealth flag was only flown outside No. 6 Convent Place, but last year it was decided to make the c
An open-air photographic exhibition on the theme of Ice Age Europe is now on view at Commonwealth Park, Gibraltar where it will remain until the end of May before continuing its European tour. The exhibition was officially opened by Professor John Co
The mayor of Gibraltar travelled to Kingston, Jamaica, this week, with the Minister for Culture, Steven Linares, and the rector of St Theresa's Church and the Shrine of our Lady of Europe, Father Charles Azzopardi, to consolidate the Twinning Agreeme
HMS Duncan was in Gibraltar on Thursday, for a routine logistics visit. This impressive Type 45 destroyer recently sailed from her home port in Portsmouth for a six-month operational deployment.
Initially she will be operating in the Mediterranean
The United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day in 1975, which had been designated International Women's Year, but it was in 1977 that the General Assembly invited member states to designate 8 March as the UN Day for women's rights and
It was Felipe V, the first Bourbon king of Spain, who created what is now the country's National Library, although when he opened it in 1712 it was known as the Royal Library. He did so with two reasons in mind: to encourage ordinary people to study,
Officers from Gibraltar's Special Branch arrested two Albanians at the airport on 20 February, following suspicions over flights which had been booked to the UK. They were detained before boarding a flight to Manchester. One of the men, aged 50, was
Entries for the Gibraltar Young Artists competition can now be seen at the John Mackintosh Hall, on weekdays from 9.30am to 9pm until 8 March.
Forty-one artists submitted a total of seventy-nine works for the event.
The Ministry of Culture prize
World Trade Center Gibraltar and Regus have raised over £300 as they held their first ever charity padel tournament in aid of Childline.
The event demonstrated fantastic community spirit, with 32 players participating from different companies in th
An 18th-century gold watch signed by Gibraltarian goldsmith Henry Cowper has been acquired at auction by the Gibraltar National Museum, beating numerous other bidders and finally buying the beautiful piece for £5,334.
Henry Cowper is probably bett
Along with the good news on Friday that the EU would allow short-term visa-free travel to British citizens in the event of a No-Deal Brexit, as long as this is reciprocal, there was an unpleasant surprise for Gibraltar. The draft EU document stated t
In an exciting step forward in terms of energy, households in Gibraltar have used electricity generated by Liquefied Natural Gas for the first time ever.
For the half-hour between 11.45am and 12.15pm last Saturday, Engine No5 generated power and f
The Gibraltar international chess festival began on Tuesday 22 January, and will continue until Thursday 31st.
Several star players are competing for the £25,000 first prize, including top seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the sixth best player in the
The Norwegian company Fonnafly will be starting helicopter flights around Gibraltar on 1 May, as an added attraction for tourists, especially cruise passengers. The company, which began operating in Norway in 2004, will be deploying one EC130 helicop
On 18 January 1977 two scientists at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA, put an end to a mystery which had been puzzling society for months.
Dr Charles C. Shepard and Dr Joseph E McDade discovered what caused Legionnaires' disease, an
Stormy days lay ahead but Lee Spencer, the 'Rowing Marine', was all smiles before setting off from Ocean Village on Tuesday for an epic journey, rowing solo and unsupported to Venezuela.
Lee, a former marine who lost a leg in an accident, is raisin
Chief minister Fabian Picardo and deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia spent two days in London this week for meetings related to Brexit. The discussions included preparations for a no-deal Brexit in the event that the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement is
The first patient from Gibraltar in 15 years to undergo a kidney transplant in the UK has now returned home after recovering from the surgery, which was carried out at the Hammersmith hospital.
Once the patient, who has not been named, was told a
Despite all the Christmas lights in Gibraltar over the festive season, energy consumption in the town area fell by 24.7 per cent last year, compared with 2017.
The Christmas illuminations now use LEDs and their consumption is 72.39 per cent lower
Opening hours at the Modern Art Gallery in Montagu Bastion are to be extended from 14 January.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays after that date the exhibitions can be seen from 11am to 6pm, while on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the gallery will be ope
Three Gibraltarians have been named in the New Years Honours list 2019.
Richard Mifsud has been awarded the Queen's Police Medal for services to policing in Gibraltar, and Assistant Commissioner Richard Ullger the Overseas Territories Medal (OTM),
Entries for the Gibraltar International Song Festival, which takes place on Saturday 18 May this year, can be submitted until the end of this month.
Composers from all over the world are invited to submit previously unpublished works, and further
The chief minister will be broadcasting his New Year message on Monday, but deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia released his on Wednesday, warning that Brexit is now the challenge for this generation.
"In less than three months' time," he said,
2018 was dominated by Brexit, but other things did happen on the Rock, as this round-up shows.
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It was a happy start to the year in Gibraltar, with news that former chief minister Joe Bossano had been awarded
Christmas is a time of goodwill and there was plenty of that about in Ocean Village recently, especially in the Santa's Grotto in O'Reilly's Irish Bar which raised a massive £2,651.35 for the Research into Childhood Cancer association.
Seven local men and women were presented with a Mayor's Award by the mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, at a special ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday.
Lance Corporal Conway has been given the Mayor's Silver Award in recognition of his act
Upskirting - taking a photo under a person's clothing without their knowledge or permission - is not currently a criminal offence in Gibraltar, but that is about to change. The government wants to introduce legislation to make it a specific sexual of
Outline planning permission has now been granted for a 19-storey mixed use development at Devil's Tongue Queensway, on a site which once formed part of the port.
The design of the building has had to be changed from the initial plans to reduce its
CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-agency Programme) launched its third phase of planned events recently, as a way of encouraging children in Gibraltar to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The winter phase of the programme, called 'A Winter of Fes
Easyjet has begun its twice-weekly service between Luton and Gibraltar. The flights run on Tuesdays and Saturdays and will continue year-round.
This is the airline's fourth destination from Gibraltar, after London Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester.
Lee Spencer, known as 'The Rowing Marine', is back in Gibraltar to prepare for his latest challenge. On Wednesday 12 December this former Royal Marine plans to set off from the Rock and row 3,800 nautical miles, solo and unsupported, to South America
Anyone who wants to get into the festive party spirit can do so in Casemates Square next Saturday, 15 December, when this year's Winter Party in Town event takes place.
The celebrations begin at 4pm, and are aimed at all the family. The theme is '
The National Print Awards ceremony has just taken place at the Marbella Print Museum (MGEC), where the winning works are now on display, and there was especially enthusiastic praise from the judges for British artist Roderic Stokes. His creative geni
Many people believe only historical buildings can be classified as Unesco World Heritage Sites, but the Elche date palm grove, known as the 'Palmeral de Elche' in Spanish, proves them wrong.
This enormous plantation of date palms is the only one of
Christmas started in style at Ocean Village this week, with a visit by Santa Claus on Tuesday evening accompanied by Disney Princess Cinderella, Star of PJ Masks and Catboy and his friendly elf for the ceremony to switch on the blue and white Christm
Ronnie Scott will be presenting the Gibraltar Jazz Festival in St Michael's Cave on 8 December and it promises to be a glittering evening with some of the greatest talent on the UK jazz scene, and a special performance by world famous vocalist Georgi
In the early hours of Tuesday Customs officers were involved in a high-speed chase, pursuing a suspect boat, a high-powered RHIB, whose occupants began to throw packages overboard as they tried to get away.
Once the RHIB had left Gibraltar waters
The EU Council signed the Withdrawal Agreement and approved the Political Declaration on Sunday despite earlier threats by Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez that he would not even attend the meeting unless his concerns about the Gibraltar aspect w
Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar's chief minister, warned a few weeks ago that there would be a period of "peaks and troughs" ahead before the withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU over Brexit was sealed. This week his words have proven to be almost pr
As part of the events organised to mark its second anniversary last week, the 'Casa de la Memoria La Sauceda' in Jimena de la Frontera, which is a Civil War information and research centre, paid tribute to the people of Gibraltar for the help and sup
The Christmas Festival of Lights takes place this evening (Friday 23rd) in John Mackintosh Square, starting at 6pm with live music performances, carol singing and dancing.
The Christmas lights will be officially switched on at 7.30pm, and an artisa
In the past week Customs Officers from Gibraltar, working in conjunction with other agencies, have taken part in a number of operations which have resulted in the seizure of a vehicle, a boat, communications equipment and over £17,000 worth of cigare
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo issued reassuring statements for the people of Gibraltar on Thursday, following the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU.
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As some of the events coincide, it is a good idea to obtain tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, either online at gibraltarliteraryfestival.com or from the festival ticket office at the Garrison Library, which opens from 10am to 4pm Mondays to
Everyone knows that Gibraltar has a strong interest in the environment and protecting the planet, and that every little can help. The mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez,is applying that philosophy to the decorations for the Christmas tree in t
The Bayside School Cyber Centurion Club, represented by four students from Bayside and Westside, has been shortlisted for a Stem Inspirational Award.
Previous winners include BAE systems, Cisco, RAF, Siemens and the University of St Andrews, so thi
The government is to make improvements to Zones 1 and 2 of the Pilot Residential Parking Schemes as part of an ongoing monitoring of the success of the new system.
Full details of the parking schemes are included in an information booklet which ca
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement began as the result of one man's inspiration for a kinder world.
That man was Henry Dunant, a Swiss businessman who was appalled when he witnessed the suffering of those injured in the Battle of
In the future, Gibraltar may possibly want a deeper relationship with the European Union, deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia told the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week. He was speaking in response to questions from the Green/EFA MEP wor
The 2018 edition of the Eurafrica Trail is to include Gibraltar as an integral part of the experience once again. This is the only mountain race in the world to be held between two continents and three countries, and it has been confirmed that the Gi
Thursday marked the opening of a special exhibition at the John Mackintosh Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It includes photographs, films and different items on display, some of which have been loaned by members o
British prime minister Theresa May visited the Gibraltar reception at the Conservative Party conference this week, the first time any prime minister has done so. In a speech welcoming Mrs May, chief minister Fabian Picardo thanked her for her clear a
Tuesday 9 October is World Post Day and to mark the occasion the post office in Bishop Caruana Road will be offering two guided tours of its facilities, at 4pm and 6pm.
World Post Day, which has been celebrated for 49 years, raises awareness of th
The new Notre Dame school in Laguna opened on Thursday, and parents and anyone else interested in seeing the new facility are invited to visit next week. The arrangements for this will be announced later.
The modern school includes spacious classr
The fifth series of Gibraltar History Lectures begins at the university this month, with a talk by Dr Geraldine Finlayson, Director of Heritage and Environmental Services at the Gibraltar National Museum, on 'Gibraltar's Medieval History'.
The chief minister, Fabian Picardo, and deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia held another meeting in London to discuss Brexit on Wednesday, this time in Downing Street with Dominic Raab, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Pa
HMS Echo arrived at the Naval Base in Gibraltar for a routine scheduled visit on Wednesday.
The Echo is the first of two multi-role hydrographic survey ships commissioned by the Royal Navy. The other survey vessel of this type is her sister ship,
Decades ago, there used to be a saying: "Be there or be square." Well, if anyone wasn't at the MTV Gibraltar Calling Music Festival last weekend, that saying could definitely apply. However, they could be forgiven for not realising that in this case
Some patients in the Sunshine Ward at Ocean Views Mental Health Facility are now enjoying 'Pawsitive Pet Activity', a type of pet therapy. They are visited by two Chihuahuas, Ant and Dec, once a week, and it is hoped to expand the service in the near
MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling, formerly known as the Gibraltar Music Festival gets under way today.
The Rock will be rocking to the music of famous names and up-and-coming artists for the next two days. This is a time when the whole of Gibraltar
It was reported this week that the Gibraltar government has been holding direct talks with Spain about Brexit and their relationship after Britain leaves the European Union, but in fact this was quite old news. It did, however, seem to come as a surp
The debate continues into Gibraltar's anti-abortion laws and whether they should be changed.
Members of the 'No More Shame' pro-choice group are collecting signatures on a petition asking the Gibraltar government to decriminalise abortion, while t
The Gibraltar government has announced that the new Notre Dame School is now completed, apart from some external works and landscaping which were slightly delayed by recent bad weather.
The school is now being handed over to the Department of Educa
When the Franco dictatorship began after the Spanish Civil War in 1939, trade unions were banned, their assets were confiscated and militants were jailed, executed or repressed. In place of the unions, the regime created what were known as 'Sindicato
A pilot project for young people is due to open on Tuesday at the Youth Centre in Line Wall Road.
"The Zone" is a safe space where they can talk about issues which may be affecting them and explore solutions and coping strategies to enable them to
Customs officers on a routine patrol in Gibraltar arrested a Spanish man who was carrying a "commercial quantity" of cigarettes on board a boat leaving the Ocean Village marina around midday on Thursday.
The crew of the Customs boat Tango II becam
September 10th is National Day, probably the most important event of the year for the people of Gibraltar and especially so this year, as it was the last time it was celebrated with Gibraltar as part of the EU.
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It was red an
The Department of the Environment is currently testing the first Seabin system in the Small Boats Marina, with a view to reducing the amount of plastic pollution in the water. If effective, it is hoped that Seabins will be deployed in all Gibraltar's
During PM's Question Time in the UK Parliament on Wednesday, prime minister Theresa May reiterated her government's commitment to fully include Gibraltar in all aspects of the Brexit negotiations.
Speaking in response to a question from Conservati
September 10th is National Day every year, when people dress in Gibraltar's colours of red and white and enjoy a day packed with entertainment and activities, most of them taking place in the emblematic Casemates Square.
It was decided a few years
Four of the five athletes from Gibraltar who were due to take part in the World Masters Championships in Malaga boycotted it after being told they would have to compete as 'neutral' instead of representing Gibraltar, and would not be permitted to wea
This year's cardboard boat race, which took place as usual in Ocean Village, has broken all records in terms of takings with a massive £7,757.74 which will be donated equally to the Gibraltar Cardiac Association and the GBC Open Day Appeal.
The Spanish government's representative in Cadiz province, José Antonio Pacheco, has apologised for incidents which occurred during a protest by National Police and Guardia Civil officers near the Gibraltar border last Wednesday, and has accused some
The border between Gibraltar and Spain is already an external border and with the right political will it is possible that Brexit will make no difference to it, deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia said a few days ago, addressing a University of Ca
If anyone doubted the close relationship between Gibraltar and the area of Spain closest to it, or the friendship between Gibraltarians and their nearest Spanish neighbours, they would only have had to attend the University of Cadiz Summer Course on
It's not very long now to the MTV Gibraltar Calling music festival, which takes place at the Victoria Stadium on 21 and 22 September, but those who wish to attend will have to purchase their tickets soon with tickets selling quickly.
It is now one year since the Redibike scheme was launched as part of the Sustainable Transport Plan, enabling people to pick up a bicycle in one part of the town and return it in another. The most popular bicycle stations have proved to be at Market
The Marella Explorer, the latest addition to the Marella Cruises fleet, made her inaugural visit to Gibraltar on Wednesday, although she had previously visited the Rock under her former guise of Mein Schiff 1.
The ship has had a multi-million pound
It announced itself to be " A Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the Most Serene and Most Potent Princess Anne, by the Grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. and the Most Serene and Most Potent Princ
HMS Duncan is due to arrive in Gibraltar today, 6 July, for a routine engagement visit.
This Type 45 destroyer has just completed a very successful seven-month deployment as flagship of NATO's task group in the Black Sea and Mediterranean.
It may only be July but the government has announced that this year's Christmas Draw will be the biggest yet.
It will take place on Tuesday 18 December at 7:30pm. The 100,000 tickets, on sale now, will cost £20 per full ticket, and the top prize wi
From now on Gibraltar's beaches will fly a purple flag to indicate that jellyfish and/or other dangerous marine life are known to be in the area.
If you see a purple flag, it doesn't mean swimming is prohibited if sea conditions are suitable, but e
All sponsored patients from Gibraltar who are sent for medical treatment in London will be able to stay at the new Calpe House in future. This new facility in Norfolk Square was officially opened by the patron of Calpe House Ltd, Sir Joe Bossano, who
The organisers of the MTV Gibraltar Calling music festival have announced that SOUR, described as the hottest new act to shake up London's musical landscape, are to play their first live show at this year's event.
The band's frontman, Connar Ridd,
The Gorham's Cave Complex in Gibraltar, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, is becoming increasingly famous around the world thanks to recent high-profile TV coverage. A team led by the Gibraltar Museum recently began another season of excavations
Two more fixed speed cameras have been installed in Gibraltar, bringing the total to six.
The latest additions are in Queensway and Waterport Wharf Road. All six fixed speed traps are now equipped with rear facing cameras which will capture any mot
A dolphin protection zone has been set up in part of the Bay of Gibraltar and the practice of 'popping' for tuna, which can seriously injure dolphins is not permitted in waters approximately to the north of Rosia Bay.
The bluefin tuna season contin
Anyone who loves good food and a good time should head down to Casemates Square tomorrow (Saturday 23rd) from 7pm for the Calentita food festival.
This will be an evening packed with delicious gastronomy, cookery demonstrations, dance performances
The megayacht Harmony G paid its first visit to Gibraltar this week. She is one of five operated by Variety Cruises, a Greek company whch specialises in small-ship cruising.
As usual with inaugural visits, there was an informal plaque exchange cere
The 33rd Gibraltar Special Olympics have been taking place this week and it has been a very special event indeed. The opening ceremony took place on Wednesday evening, attended by the Governor, Lieutenant General Ed Davis , chief minister Fabian Pica
From Friday 22 June to Sunday 1 July the village of Jimena de la Frontera will be filled with colour, art and entertainment as the VI Festival of the Arts takes place. This year's event is extra special: 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start
June 15th 1977 was a turning point in Spanish history as the people went to the polls to vote for a government for the first time after a dictatorship that had lasted nearly 40 years. General Francisco Franco had ruled the country with an iron hand u
Not long now until 'Calentita', the gastro-festival which grows bigger and better every year. The date to remember is Saturday 23 June from 7pm onwards, when Casemates Square and the nearby area are filled with stalls selling delicious food from many
The World War II Tunnels at Hay's Level and O'Hara's Battery (including the interpretation centre), are now open seven days a week from 9.30am to 7.15pm.
This means that all the tourist sites within the Nature Reserve now have the same opening hour
The Gibraltar government has welcomed the successful vote-of-no-confidence which led to Pedro Sánchez becoming Spanish prime minister. Chief minister Fabian Picardo told parliament this week that "the importance of that political change in Spain at t
It was a fitting date: on World Environment Day on Tuesday Gibraltar pledged to contribute to the goals of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, a voluntary open-ended partnership of international agencies, governments, businesses, academia, local
Gibraltar's Environmental department has provided an update on its ongoing repair and improvement works across different locations. So far, they say, stones have been removed from Eastern Beach, rocks from the shore at Little Bay and sand has been de
If anyone fits the description of a 'true European', it is Marcus von Wachtel; with a Hungarian father, British mother and Spanish nationality, he has worked and travelled extensively in Europe and elsewhere and now divides his time between Madrid an
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of the land frontier between Spain and Gibraltar on 8 June 1969, the culmination of a series of events by the Franco regime which was designed, but failed, to bring Gibraltar to its knees.
Further to the works at Camp Bay, improvements are also being carried out at other beaches, including Little Bay and the northern end of Catalan Bay, Eastern Beach and Western Beach. The works include repairs to storm damage, sand regeneration and ge
Anyone who likes art should take note that the second part of the annual Open Studios event is taking place in the pretty village of Gaucín, in the Serranía de Ronda, this weekend. It is well worth a visit.
One of the joys of this event is that it
This year's book crossing event will take place on Saturday 2 June from 11am to 2pm in the lobby of the Parliament building in the Piazza, Main Street. Children and adults are welcome to bring and take books that others have 'released', to "make the
British Airways has now begun a new service to Gibraltar from London Gatwick. The new route came into operation on 25 May, and the first flight to arrive was given a traditional welcome at the airport. This service will run until 30 September.
Mid-Town car park now has electric vehicle charging stations in two purpose-built parking bays, and additional ones will be brought into service as demand increases. As a promotional offer, the service is currently free for holders of a resident ID c
Chief minister Fabian Picardo paid his first official visit to La Línea on Thursday morning, for discussions with the mayor of the Spanish town, Juan Franco. Picardo, who was accompanied by Gibraltar's deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia, also sig
A pilot scheme for cycling lanes is to be tested in Main Street and Irish Town and is likely to be ready by July. The cycling lanes will be in operation between 7pm and 9.15am on weekdays and 5pm to 9.15am at weekends and on public holidays.
A cross-party group of UK parliamentarians arrived in Gibraltar on Wednesday for a two-day working visit to discuss Brexit and the negotiations regarding Britain's withdrawl from the European Union.
The delegates were Robert Goodwill, Conservative
The Gibraltar Museum is holding its annual Open Day tomorrow, Saturday 19 May, between 10am and 6pm. This year's theme is 'Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics.
As always, there will be plenty of fun activities, and also the first c
The mayor of Gibraltar presented $10,000 worth of items to St Martin's School and the Rainbow Ward at St Bernard's Hospital this week. At her investiture the mayor, a former Miss World, had announced that Julia Morley, on behalf of Beauty with a Purp
Deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia paid a two-day visit to Washington this week, meeting Republican and Democratic members of Congress and officials on Capitol Hill, including those involved in foreign relations. Despite it being a whistle stop v
Children from St Bernard's First School took part in a sun safety project in Commonwealth Park this week, thanks to a joint activity between the Education Department and Skcin, a UK skin cancer charity, which aims to reverse the soaring rates of skin
The latest report on pollution from the World Health Organisation, issued this week, showed that more than 40 towns and cities in the UK are at, or have exceeded, the air pollution limits set by the WHO; it mentioned Gibraltar in the section of those
The Gibraltar Health Authority now has a sophisticated 'Point of Care' analyser for its A&E department, donated by local charity Reseach Into Childhood Cancer (RICC). The equipment is used for paediatric patients who need a blood test to determine th
When the month of May arrives, it is time to head to the beautiful white village of Gaucín, in the Serranía de Ronda, for the Art Gaucín Open Studios weekends which have become a well-known fixture of the art scene in Andalucía.
Figures released by the Gibraltar Electricity Authority this week show that carbon emissions dropped by nearly six per cent last year, from 161,358 tonnes in 2016 to 152,287. This was the third consecutive year that the emissions dropped, and there h
Staff at St Bernard's held an hour-long protest outside the hospital on Wednesday at what they described as the government's "stealthy privatisation" of the Gibraltar Health Authority. About 400 doctors, nurses, auxiliary and admin staff joined the p
On 27 April 1928, during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, Spain's first National Tourist Board was founded to encourage Spanish people to explore their own country more and to attract visitors from abroad. It had a short and somewhat eventful lif
Two of Gibraltar's most emblematic monuments , the Southport Gates and the Almond Tower, are undergoing conservation works at present, and the balustrade around the front garden of the Garrison Library is also being restored, to return the main entra
The German cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 paid its first visit to Gibraltar on Sunday.
The ship is the newest in the Tui Cruises fleet and made its maiden voyage in June last year.
It can carry approximately 2,500 passengers and 1,030 crew. The inaug
A second night bus is now in operation on Friday and Saturday nights, covering the Upper Town area.
The N1 service runs between Market Place and Willis Road every 40 minutes, from 9.30pm to 2am.
The other night bus service, the N8, between Both
Six more acts have been announced for this year's MTV Gibraltar Calling music festival, which takes place at the Victoria Stadium on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September.
Rita Ora, Texas, Chase & Status, America, Bad Manners and Sweet will be joinin
May is just around the corner and so is Gibraltar's Spring Festival, which kicks off on May Day and continues until 23 June.
Many of the activities will be taking place in Casemates Square, including live music and dance performances, family fun da
The University's fourth series of Gibraltar History lectures begins on 20 April and will take place every Friday at 10am until the end of June. The first lecture, 'The Goatherd's Path, a 300-year-old mystery lost in history and translation?' will be
There is some concern in Gibraltar over remarks made this week by Michel Barnier, the EU's Brexit negotiator, when he is reported to have said during an interview with a Spanish online newspaper that Gibraltar could be left out of transition arrangem
Tuesday 1 May will be a colourful and entertaining day, with events for all the family in Casemates Square from 11am until 6pm. There will be bouncy castles, arts and crafts, face painting, Disney characters, dance performances and a rock concert wit
The government has received numerous complaints about a new parking scheme which has restricted parking in many parts of the town to residents only. Transport minister Paul Balban was forced to issue a statement pointing out this is a trial scheme an
Gibraltar is to have its first Director of Public Prosecutions, a post which in the past has been carried out by the Attorney General (AG). The DPP will perform a role equivalent to the UK's Crown Prosecution Service and will carry out criminal law a
The university of Gibraltar has announced that Caroline Moss-Gibbons has been appointed as its Parasol Librarian, a post which is funded completely by the Parasol Foundation Trust.
Caroline currently works as part of the Research Development team
April is Autism Awareness month and that is being marked in Gibraltar in a number of ways. The aim is not only to raise awareness but also to provide support to families of people who are on the autism spectrum.
Firstly, from last Friday, 30 March
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force earlier this week, the government of Gibraltar issued a statement to say that at the next sitting of Parliament, which will be in May, it will be presenting a Motion to confer the Freedom
Anyone in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening could have been forgiven for thinking they had been transported into a Star Wars movie, as Luke Skywalker himself (actor Mark Hamill) was in town, accompanied by the 'dancing stormtroopers' Boogie Storm.
Five men, believed to be Moroccan, and one Spanish man were arrested by the Marine Division of the police on Wednesday afternoon, most for entering Gibraltar without a valid permit and one for assisting others to enter another state.
The officers h
According to the WHO, half of all children in the UK will be obese or overweight by 2020, and the incidence in Gibraltar has doubled in recent years.
As a result, a new health awareness programme called 'CHAMP' (Children, Healthy and Active! Multia
Amid the arguments and confusion about Spain's veto over Gibraltar during the Brexit transition period in the agreements made by the UK and EU this week, a cross-party delegation of German MPs visited the Rock to find out more about the political and
The first six acts have been announced for this year's MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling music festival, which takes place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September at the Victoria Stadium. This is the biggest music event of the year, and it goes from str
On 16 March 2003, US president George W Bush, UK prime minister Tony Blair and Spanish prime minister José María Aznar sat down together for emergency talks at what became known as the 'Azores summit'.
The meeting took place on the island of Tercei
The governor of Gibraltar, Lt Gen Edward Davis, and deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia met with the Gibraltar Contingency Council on Tuesday to review security and civil contingency measures on the Rock.
A statement issued after the meeting by
Three members of the House of Lords EU Select Committee are currently on a fact-finding visit to Gibraltar.
Lord Boswell, Baroness Neville-Rolfe and Lord Woolmer are having several meetings with politicians and local groups and will also be given a
The Gibraltar Rhythmic Gymnasts did the Rock proud when two groups opened the competition season in La Línea on Sunday 4 March and won two medals, a gold for the Benjamin B Group and silver for the Pre-Benjamin C Group.
The Espoir Ball Group were
Dr John Cortes, Beacon Professor at Gibraltar University, will be giving a lecture on 'Fragments of Paradise: Nature and Man in far-flung islands' on 10 April.
Attendance is free and open to the public, and those interested should register online i
The first phase of a project to revamp the emblematic Lower St Michael's Cave has now been completed. The works involved a major clean-up, removal of the old electrical cabling and conduit system and the installation of new LED lighting along the mai
Devil's Tower Road is still closed after last week's rock fall, but the damaged area is now being inspected by specialist geo technical engineers and it is hoped that the road will be open again by early next week.
Meanwhile, a fence has been const
The Gibraltar government has expressed its "delight" at the result of Brexit meetings between chief minister Fabian Picardo and deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia in London this week. The agreements have been the result of intense discussions sin
The A&E department of St Bernard's hospital now has a state-of-the-art blood gas machine, which will enable medical and nursing staff to rapidly analyse a patient's condition, provide treatment sooner and improve turnaround times in the department. T
The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) has just updated its website www.visitgibraltar.gi website again, to give it a fresh new look including more image and video content and a version in Spanish.
Ease of navigation has also been improved to make it fa
Thursday 8 March is International Women's Day, which has been celebrated every year since 1914. Its origins can be dated back to 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. The movement
The popular Gibraltar Drama Festival will take place from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 March at the Ince's Hall Theatre. Tickets are now available from the John Mackintosh Hall between 9.30am and 4.30pm or can be purchased at the door on the nights the
Gibraltar has been in the international news twice this week, firstly because of a statement by the Spanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis, saying that Spain wants joint control of Gibraltar airport post-Brexit, and again on Wednesday when the EU's
Saturday 3 March is World Wildlife Day but Gibraltar is to begin its celebration today, with an exhibition at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries in Casemates.
'The Magic of Birds' will be officially opened at 6.30pm and consists of over 100 stunning
Gibraltar has just hosted its first Commonwealth data event, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation forum, at the University.
The two-day conference took place on Wednesday and Thursday and is being followed today by a tourism and social
Thanks to a sharp-eyed passer-by, the customs authorities in Gibraltar were able to confiscate a large haul of cigarettes from two Spanish-plated vehicles on Tuesday, 20 February.
A member of the public noticed that a car which was parked at the IC
Anyone who fancies working on Gibraltar's beaches this summer should head down to John Mackintosh Square on Saturday 24 February, to the Beach Service Open Day, which is taking place from 10am to 3pm.
The organisers are keen to meet anyone who is i
The Gibraltar government announced this week that there has been significant progress in its massive project to update local schools.
Construction of Notre Dame School at Laguna Estate is advancing well, and it is due to open this year. At that tim
The World Trade Center in Gibraltar celebrated its first anniversary on Thursday.
The 45-million-pound centre has become the headquarters of many prestigious multinational companies and in August last year it made history by installing Gibraltar's
The Royal Navy's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, spent last weekend in port on her first-ever visit to Gibraltar. The 1,000-strong crew took time out to explore the Rock and take part in local events.
The ship, captained by Commandin
February 16th 1962 was a very important date for women in Spain; on that day the official state bulletin, known as the BOE, published a decree from the Ministry of Work which granted women equal rights to men in the workplace.
This was a major step
Several schools closed and parents were asked to keep their children at home if possible earlier this week when the Rock was hit by gale force winds which brought down scaffolding and tree branches.
An investigation is being launched into scaffoldi
The deputy chief minister of Gibraltar, Dr Joseph Garcia, addressed the Friedrich Naumann Foundation think tank in Brussels this week and told them it would be manifestly unfair to use Gibraltar as a "whipping boy" who was made to suffer the conseque
An important step forward was taken towards Gibraltar's first sewage treatment plant this week, with the announcement that the government has awarded an Advanced Works Contract to a joint venture company formed by NWG Commercial Services Limited (Nor
The number 7 bus route has been extended so the last bus from Mount Alvernia residential home now leaves at 7.30pm, following a change to the evening mealtime at the home: this used to be at 5 and is now 5.45pm.
The improvement to the bus service h
February will bring an opportunity to start learning about Financial & Management Accounting, as the University of Gibraltar will be holding a two-day introductory course on 21 and 22 February, taught by Cathy Burns-Moreno.
Also from 12 to 16 Febru
This year's Tradewise Chess Festival is now under way at the Caleta Hotel and will continue until February 1st.
More than 500 people from over 60 countries are taking part, 264 of whom are Masters, and £200,000 will be given in prizes.
Big smiles, and a new political friendship: that was the result of the first meeting ever to have been held between a chief minister of Gibraltar and a president of the Junta de Andalucía at the Palacio de San Telmo, the seat of the regional governme
Seven men were arrested on Wednesday night after trying to enter Gibraltar without valid permits, and an eighth was arrested for importing a six-metre rigid hulled inflatable vessel. All eight are of North African descent. They are being kept in poli
Thursday March 1st is 'World Book Day' and a special event will be held again this year to celebrate. This year's theme is Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling.
At 4.30pm Story Time will begin in the theatre of the John Mackintosh Hall, with performances
Lee Spencer, known as The Rowing Marine, has had to postpone his attempt to become the world's first physically disabled person to row solo from Europe to South America because unfortunately his mother has been taken seriously ill and he has travelle
Gibraltar Finance representatives have been attending the World Blockchain Forum in Miami this week.
For the Gibraltar team, this is just the first in a series of planned visits to global key markets to promote the support which Gibraltar provides
The chief minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, will be holding a meeting with Susana Diaz, the president of the Junta de Andalucia, in Seville on 25 January.
The meeting has been scheduled following the contribution from the Andalusian regional
A Royal Navy vessel is due to arrive in Gibraltar today, Friday 12 January for a short logistical stop.
HMS Sutherland, which is affectionately known as 'The Fighting Clan', is a Type 23 anti-submarine warfare frigate. She left the UK earlier this
A major fashion exhibition is being held to celebrate the history and development of fashion design in Gibraltar.
The exhibits will include several pieces by two pioneering designers, the late Johnny Pearce and Eduardo Viotto and photos, sketches
A play which was written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 sovereignty referendum will be performed at the John Mackintosh Hall from 18 to 20 January.
'The Winds of Change' is based on the decade leading up to the 1967 Referendum. It
This year's music festival, MTV Gibraltar Calling 2018, will take place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September at the Victoria Stadium. This mega music festival is normally earlier in September, but has been put back slightly because Gibraltar will b
British Airways is to start a new seasonal route between Gibraltar and Gatwick on Monday 28 May.
It will operate six times a week (daily except Tuesday) and continue until Saturday 29 September. This is in addition to the 11 weekly flights from He
From 15 January, short stay drop off and loading/unloading bays will come into operation in Red Sands Road, outside Red Sands House and Alameda House.
The maximum parking time will be 30 minutes between 8am and 7pm every day. At other times they c
The refurbishment project at Ince's Hall should be fully completed in the very near future.
The Culture Department announced this week that the second phase, which consisted of improvements to the north side of the theatre, has now been finished.
Former chief minister of Gibraltar, Joe Bossano, has received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List. He is to be made a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG), for Services to Gibraltar.
Sir Joe wa
...gibraltar. Keen stamp collectors, take note: now is the chance to purchase a superb collection of all the stamps which have been issued by Gibraltar during the past year.
The Gibraltar Year Pack Collection 2017 is produced in high-quality material
A Gibraltarian lawyer, who is the daughter of former chief minister Sir Joshua Hassan, has been appointed deputy mayor of Jerusalem after serving as a member of Jerusalem City Council since May last year.
In the past, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum has been a
In his Christmas message this year the Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant-General Edward Davis, reflected upon the unity and harmonious coexistence among people on the Rock. "My thoughts gravitate, as ever, to the power of Gibraltar's inclusive, respe
Clause 24 of the EU's negotiating headlines raised its ugly head again this week, causing tension in Gibraltar and between the UK and the European Union, and leading British prime minister Theresa May to reiterate in the House of Commons that Gibralt
There is always an air of great excitement and anticipation in Spain on 22 December, because it is the day of the Christmas Lottery, known as 'El Gordo', meaning 'The Fat One', although the nickname refers to the first prize rather than the lottery i
Wednesday, 13 December, marked the 35th anniversary of a landmark event in Gibraltar, the opening of the border with Spain after a blockade imposed by General Franco in 1969 which lasted for 13 years.
Although Franco died in 1975, it was not until
It was announced this week that Gibraltar's new police commissioner will be Superintendant Ian MacGrail, who will take over from Commissioner Eddie Yome in May next year.
Mr Yome, who took up his post nearly six years ago, had been due to retire i
Customers of the Gibraltar Electricity Authority are to have the opportunity to produce electricity as well as consume it.
The government introduced a bill last week so that people can feed-in electricity which is produced at home from renewable s
A new viewing platform for the Gorham's Cave complex was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Minister for Heritage, Professor John Cortes.
Gorham's Cave is the last known home of the Neanderthals and it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site i
A minor oil spill occurred at Western Arm in Gibraltar on Wednesday at about 1pm, but the problem was quickly resolved.
The incident happened when a yacht which was refuelling suffered an overflow from the tank vent on deck. The yacht crew immedia
Senior officers from Gibraltar's HM Customs department recently attended the UK Security Expo at Olympia in London, and were able to hold meetings with their counterparts from the UK Border Force.
The Security Expo is a major event which tackles
A new online flora identification service was launched on Wednesday this week by the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS).
The website, 'Flora of Gibraltar' is the culmination of years of work by
The Ocean Village Magic Christmas event last weekend raised £1,476.26 for the Research into Childhood Cancer charity, and it was the most successful fundraising event in the history of Ocean Village.
Children and adults alike enjoyed musical shows
Lawyers acting for nearly 500 illegal immigrants who are being kept in the new prison in Archidona while their deportation papers are being processed claimed this week that the conditions in which they are being kept are inadequate, something the Spa
The Ministry of Equality has arranged a talk by Auschwitz survivor Arek Hersh and holocaust education adviser Mike Levy at the King's Bastion Leisure Cinema on 7 December at 6.30pm.
Tickets cost five pounds and can be purchased from the John Macki
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who holds the Brexit portfolio for Gibraltar, visited Northern Ireland recently to speak at the DUP annual conference in Belfast.
He received a standing ovation for his speech, during which he told delegates
It may have rained, but nobody's spirits were dampened in Ocean Village on Wednesday evening at the start of the Magical Christmas event which aims to raise funds for Research into Childhood Cancers (RICC).
After being showered with artificial sno
There were two pieces of positive news for tourism this week, following the recent disappointment of Monarch airline going into liquidation.
Super Break, the short break specialist company, has announced a series of charter flights to Gibraltar fr
The Gibraltar government is to become one of the first in the world to ban cosmetics and other products which contain plastic microbeads.
The announcement of planned new legislation to ban such imports was made this week and follows on from previo
The Mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, conferred three awards on members of the local community at a special ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, 23 November.
The two silver Mayor's Awards were presented to Manuel Vilerio, in recognition of
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Ocean Village will once again be hosting its Magical Christmas celebration to raise funds for Research into Childhood Cancer. Last year's event raised £1,126 and the organisers hope that this year will be even more s
The Christmas illuminations will be officially switched on today, Friday 24 November, at 7.20pm.
The celebrations begin earlier, from 5.45, with performances from the Sea Scouts Pipe and Drum Band, GAMPA singers, Stylos Dance Studio and the Bishop
New signs have been installed along Waterport Road to guide passengers walking between their cruise ships and the city centre.
In the past, some people have unwittingly crossed North Mole Road and Waterport Road in dangerous places, so the signs h
The traditional Christmas fair attractions will be in Gibraltar again this year throughout the festive season.
They will be in John Mackintosh Square from Saturday 2 December to Sunday 14 January and will be open all day.
All rides will be pric
The authorities are calling for calm and insisting there is no danger to the public after a tragic incident on Wednesday evening in which a woman died and a man was seriously injured.
The police were called to the scene at a flat in Apricot Court,
The Fairhomes Group has been honoured by three awards in the European categories of this year's International Property Awards, for its Imperial Ocean Plaza, which won the Best Residential High Rise, and the World Trade Center which won Best Office De
...gibraltar. This year's International Magic Festival will take place at the John Mackintosh Hall from 20 to 26 November, and this year there is a very special new addition: on Saturday 25th at 1.30pm there will be a sensory magic show specifically des
The Gibraltar government has announced plans for a "huge step forward" in education, with plans to rebuild or update every school on the Rock before the start of the new educational year in 2019.
The aim of the ambitious project is to benefit all l
The old saying "size doesn't matter" can be applied just as well to the world of art as to other aspects of life, as the recent Open Studios event in Jimena de la Frontera demonstrated very well.
Only seven artists were taking part and there had be
Margoti Blanco Ayala returned home from a short trip to Madrid and sat down to check her emails. Within a very short time she started to feel ill and, thinking she had perhaps picked up a virus, went to bed until she felt better.
Once she had recov
The Gibraltar International Song Festival 2018 will be held on Saturday 2 June and the closing date for entries is 12 January. The organisers say that although they have only just 'opened for business' they have already received some great songs whic
There are no mobile phones or wi-fi in the town of Green Bank, in West Virginia, because the government's massive, highly sensitive Robert C Byrd radio telescope is based there and anything which could interfere with its listening power is prohibited
Monday 27 October 2003 will go down in history in the city of Malaga, as the day when the long-awaited Picasso Museum finally opened to the public.
Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, in the house in the Plaza de la Merced which is now run as a galle
Anyone wondering what to give a history or nature enthusiast for Christmas or as a birthday gift need wonder no more, especially if they are interested in the Gorham's Cave complex and the wildlife of Gibraltar.
Clive, Geraldine and Stewart Finlays
The Civil Aviation Authority's programme to rescue stranded Monarch passengers is due to be completed on Sunday. Andrew Haines, Chief Executive of the CAA, said on Wednesday:
"Our two week flying programme to bring home 110,000 people from across
Entry forms for the 44th International Art Competition are now available from The Fine Arts Gallery in Casemates, The Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery in City Hall and the John Mackintosh Hall. Entries can be handed in to the Gustavo Bacarisas ga
A 'Garden of Serenity' has now been opened in the grounds of St Bernard's hospital, as a place of remembrance of babies who died during pregnancy or were stillborn.
At the inauguration this week, the Minister for Health, Neil Costa, said: "My mini
The A&E department at St Bernard's has been refurbished and expanded as part of a programme to streamline patient care.
The minor injuries unit can now attend to five patients at a time instead of two, thereby reducing waiting times.
The A&E now
An officer from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment recently travelled to Santiago, in Chile, as a member of the team which was assisting members of the armed forces in Pre-Deployment Training. The Chilean officers were to be part of the UN forces in Cyprus
The second edition of the hugely successful Gibraltar Magic Festival will take place from 20 to 26 November at the John Mackintosh Hall this year, with award-winning illusionists from France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Italy and Gibraltar. Tickets
Dr Joseph García, deputy chief minister and leader of the Gibraltar Liberal Party, attended the annual conference of the UK Liberal Party in Bournemouth this week and participated in a panel discussion on Brexit and its effects on the UK's three land
Gibraltar city centre was filled with red and white on Sunday as the people dressed in their traditional colours and celebrated not only their National Day but also 50 years since the first referendum took place on whether to remain British or accept
National Day, 10 September, is always an important event on the calendar but this year it is especially so, as 2017 marks 50 years since the first referendum was held to decide whether Gibraltar should remain British or become Spanish.
As a result
They may not sound like a regular pairing, but fitness and art are to join forces in Gibraltar this autumn under a new initiative called Fitness Gallery. Organised by the Ministry of Culture together with personal trainer Kezia Lopez, the event will
The USNS Carson City, an Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EFT), visited Gibraltar on Wednesday 6 September.
EFTs are 338-foot shallow draft aluminium catamarans, and are multi-mission, noncombatant transport vessels designed to operate in shal
The sun was hot and energy was high last weekend, as Gibraltar rocked to its biggest and best music festival to date.
Called 'MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling' this year, thanks to it being organised in conjunction with MTV for the first time, thou
The mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Lopez, has opened the Mayor's Parlour at City Hall to the public this week as part of the National Week celebrations and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
The Mayor's Parlour was restored to
One of the UK's biggest online gambling firms, 888, which is registered in Gibraltar, has been fined a record £7.8 million by the UK Gambling Commission after an investigation into its social responsibility processes. The commission said it had found
The Royal Gibraltar Police are asking for anyone who mayhave seen a suspected assault take place in the Upper Town on Wednesday morning to contact them.
The incident took place at approximately 11.30am and a 21-year-old man needed hospital treatme
There has been a happy ending to the failed Gibibike scheme which was introduced by the previous government in 2011: 50 of the bicycles have now been made roadworthy and donated by the present Gibraltar government for use in Morocco, via the Internat
The public health authority and environmental agency have confirmed that the so-called tiger mosquito, aedes albopictus, has been detected in Gibraltar, but say there is no cause for alarm because the viral diseases which can be transmitted by these
This week, another first was announced for Gibraltar: its first Bitcoin ATM has just been installed in the World Trade Center, and the Gibraltar WTC is the first one to offer this facility.
People who live and/or work in Gibraltar, as well as anyo
Spain's foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, appeared to offer a conciliatory tone over Gibraltar in an interview with a Spanish newspaper this week, saying that his government will not use it as a bargaining tool to jeopardise Brexit.
There had been
The British Firefighter Challenge competition, which took place recently at De Montfort University in Leicester, has been won by Matthew Coulthard from Gibraltar.
Matt is part of the local Firefighter Combat Challenge team, who have recently been
Superstar Ricky Martin will be giving an exclusive one-off show at the MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival in September. The Puerto Rican singer will be bringing his World Tour to the Rock on Saturday 2nd, and tickets are expected to sell o
The Customs authority has announced that new measures are being introduced on Western beach as part of its campaign to combat smuggling. The frontier fence at the beach has been reinforced with extra strands of barbed wire extending out to sea and ha
Britain's former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, made a short visit to Gibraltar last week, following previous contact with the attorney general of the Rock, Michael Llamas. After a meeting with the chief minister, Fabian Picardo, Grieve was update
It may be small but Gibraltar is packed with interesting places to visit and things to do, and its climate in the summer is lovely, often cooled by sea breezes while southern Spain is sweltering in the heat. It is definitely an inviting place to be o
On 14 July 1997 Spain's biggest ever protest took place, as two million people all over the country took to the streets to condemn the Basque separatist terrorist group ETA after it murdered Miguel Ángel Blanco Garrido, a young Partido Popular counci
The new Gibraltar branch of the Samaritans has been awarded a £10,000 grant towards expenses and setting up costs by the government.
The cheque was handed over to Marie Lou Guerrero, the chairwoman of Gib Sams, earlier this week by Neil Costa, mini
The king had generally been expected to refer to Gibraltar in his address to the UK Parliament, but there was speculation as to what he would actually say. Some Tory MPs threatened to walk out of the chamber if he tried to claim Gibraltar for Spain,
The Gorham's Cave complex in Gibraltar, which was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site almost exactly a year ago, is a gift that just keeps on giving in terms of historical importance.
This week it was confirmed that a strange tooth which had been
A delegation of three members of the United States Congress arrived in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening, on a fact-finding visit.
The Congressmen, who all serve on the Appropriations Committee, were the Committee Chair Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen
Artist Christian Hook was presented with the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar at a glittering ceremony on board the Queen Victoria cruise ship earlier this week.
Christian, whose work is currently being exhibited on the ship, is one of only 14 ind
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM, arrived in Gibraltar late on Thursday, for a short working visit.
His visit took place against the background of the decision taken in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, and came as the re
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
At a meeting on 29 April the European Council unanimously adopted the proposed guidelines for its negotiations with regard to the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Many in Gibraltar had hoped that the infamous 'Clause 22' which appeared in the initial dra
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 la
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
On 31 March 1492 the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, issued the Alhambra Decree, also known as the Edict of Expulsion, giving notice to all practising Jews to leave the kingdoms of Castile and Aragón and their territories and possessions b
On Wednesday afternoon, chief minister Fabian Picardo was at pains to reassure the people of Gibraltar that Brexit is not the end of the world for the Rock and that things may, in fact, even get better once Britain definitively leaves the EU in two y
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
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 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
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
The Special Olympics team have arrived in Austria, where they will be competing in Floorball, Alpine Skiing and Snowshoeing at the World Winter Games, which will be held in the cities of Graz, Schladming and Ramsau respectively.
The Games will be
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
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
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'
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
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