Living nature

Yesterday, 30th August 2014

Youngsters taking part in the Alameda Gardens activities this summer as part of the Summer Sports and Leisure Programme gathered one last time for a morning of fun activities. The events brought to a close all they had done and learnt over the summer getting to grips with nature. The sessions were conducted by Andrew Abrines and the team at the Alameda Gardens. Pic: Johnny Bugeja
 

Poor turnout at La Linea ‘social justice’ rally

Yesterday, 30th August 2014

There was a poor turnout at yesterday’s demonstration in La Linea calling for social justice and an end to border queues.
Around 500 protestors - 250 according to the Policia Local - gathered at the bull ring and marched to the Plaza de la Constitucion. 

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GFA mulls alternative design for Europa Point stadium

Yesterday, 30th August 2014 - by Eyleen Sheil

The Gibraltar Football Association is drawing up an alternative design for the proposed stadium at Europa Point after its initial plans received a lukewarm response from a large cross section of the community. 

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Two civil servants arrested at No 6

Yesterday, 30th August 2014

Two civil servants were arrested following allegations that they consumed drugs at No 6 Convent Place. The Gibraltar Government confirmed the arrests but did not comment on the nature of the alleged offence.

Jail for woman who punched elderly man

Yesterday, 30th August 2014 - by Cristina Cavilla

A local woman who tried to steal a 77-year old man’s wallet and then punched him in the face when he defended himself was yesterday sentenced to 23 weeks in prison. 

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Cameron announces tougher terror laws

Yesterday, 30th August 2014

David Cameron has announced new laws to crack down on terror suspects as he warned that extremism in Iraq and Syria poses a greater danger to Britain than al Qaida.
The statement came as the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) raised the threat level from substantial amid fears over British jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria to carry out atrocities.

 

Care Agency Elderly Residents at Gibraltar Fair

Yesterday, 30th August 2014

 The annual visit to the fair for residents of the Care Agency Residential Services is proving ever more popular as the years go by, said the Government.
The evening consisted of the now customary stroll around the fair and the participation in some of the traditional fairground attractions. Residents were entertained whilst taking supper at the Family Pavilion and the evening rounded off with hot chocolate and churros. The Friends of Mount Alvernia once again supported residents of Mount Alvernia and in conjunction with the Care Agency’s activities team have facilitated two outings for 65 residents.

Bound for Prague

Friday, 29th August 2014

Alexandra Ballentine is one of the local dancers who will represent Gibraltar as part of the Gibraltar National Dance Team in Prague next week. A team of 21 dancers will be competing at the 2014 World Show Dance Championships organised by the International Dance Organisation (IDO). Local dancers of all ages will compete represented in the Children, Junior and Adult divisions and the Solo, Duet and Group sections. Alexandra will be competing in the Junior Solo Female Section.
 

Chamber survey highlights business concern over border

Friday, 29th August 2014 - by Brian Reyes

Local businesses have identified cross-border tensions as their main concern, according to a survey by the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce that also found two thirds of respondents believed the Gibraltar Government had not handled the situation well.
The Chamber’s annual trading survey found that while some sectors of the economy had fared better in 2013 than in the preceding year, others reported a downturn in business in what was described as “a challenging year”. 

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MoD objects as DPC clears Western Beach reclamation scheme

Friday, 29th August 2014 - by Eyleen Sheil

The Ministry of Defence yesterday raised security, safety and environmental objections to the Gibraltar Government’s £20m plan to reclaim land at Western Beach.
The objections were highlighted by the MoD’s Peter Hucker during a marathon session of the Development and Planning Commission, which yesterday dealt with 27 different schemes. 

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GSD questions Govt on ambassador’s meeting

Friday, 29th August 2014

The GSD has called on the Gibraltar Government to keep it informed of matters of national interest for the sake of unity in the face of attacks from Spain.
The Opposition was reacting to reports that Britain’s ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, had discussed Gibraltar issues during a meeting this week with Rosa Díaz, the president of the Junta de Andalucia.