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Some 55,000 years later, children learn how ‘Neanderthals live on in us’

It is estimated every human is comprised of around 2% of Neanderthal DNA and yesterday local youngsters learnt about their ancestors dating back 55,000 years during a boat tour of Gorham’s Cave. The tour organised by the Gibraltar Museum and Dolphin Adventure as part of the GSLA summer programme saw children and adults learn about...

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Picardo and May discuss Grace 1 in Downing Street meeting

The Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 was at the centre of discussions yesterday between Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Mr Picardo and Mrs May discussed the supertanker seized by Gibraltarian authorities and British Royal Marines earlier this month on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking...

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New Bicycle Racks at Europa Pool and Europort Road

The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning has announced the roll out of further bicycle racks at both Europa Pool and Europort Road. “Well located bicycle parking provision is fundamental to encourage people to adopt cycling as a sustainable alternative mode of personal transport,” said a statement from the Government. According to the Government, after taking...

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Government backtracks on job advert after social media storm

An advert inviting applications for a £64,000 job as a Refuse Collection Manager has been pulled by the Gibraltar Government. The advert, which was published in yesterday's edition of this newspaper, invited applications for the post under the Gibraltar Government agency Gibraltar Industrial Cleaners Limited. But it was heavily criticised on social media yesterday, with...

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Toddlers 'need varied diet low in sugar'

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Nutritionists have issued new guidance on what toddlers should eat to stay healthy, including limiting sugary cereals, salty crisps and fruit juice. In its updated guide, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has kept advice on portion sizes the same but has included new details on sugar as well as...

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UK melanoma skin cancer rates up 45% in decade

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Skin cancer rates have soared by 45% over the course of a decade, with young people also developing the disease, new figures show. Cancer Research UK found rates of melanoma - the most deadly type of skin cancer - rose dramatically between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016, the most recent figures...

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Ireland set to oppose EU daylight saving time plans

By Michelle Devane, PA The Irish government is set to oppose the EU's proposed change to daylight saving time to ensure the island of Ireland does not end up with two time zones post-Brexit. The country's justice minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to seek Cabinet approval on Wednesday to oppose the EU's plans to abolish...

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Sterling falls to seven-month low against euro just days before UK school holidays

By Neil Lancefield and Ian Jones, PA Families embarking on a summer holiday abroad when school terms end this week are being hit by a fall in the value of the pound. Sterling is trading at around 1.11 euros, which is its weakest level since December 2018. The pound has lost 6% of its value...

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As Iran condemns British 'piracy', Israeli organisation launches legal bid to seize Grace 1
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Children's Health Centre unveiled
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Gibraltar is ‘the beacon to follow’ as Island Games comes to a close
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Hunt: Iranian tanker could be released if guarantees given cargo not bound for Syria