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Youth Service’s weekend for the environment

The Gibraltar Youth Service recently held various events with the aim of making their members more environmentally friendly. Earlier this month a clothing exchange, a pilot project in a bid to tackle fashion footprint, was held and this was followed by a project in which young people designed and built an urban garden out of...

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New Pedal Ready initiative launched

The Ministry for Health and Care has announced the launch of the new Pedal Ready initiative within local schools which is based on the UK National Standards for cycling training. This first cycling course, held on Monday, saw 11 St. Joseph’s School, Year 6 students participate in Level 1 training, focussing on teaching the basic...

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Winter Party in Town

The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ministry for Business and Tourism will once again be organising “Winter Party in Town’ on Saturday November 23. The event previously headlined by “Boney M” (Maizie Williams) in 2014, “Remember Queen Tribute” in 2016, ABBA Gold and 90’s Superstar Corona last year, is proving to be a...

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Royal Gibraltar Regiment returns from Morocco deplyment

Soldiers from the Royal Gibraltar Regimented returned home to the Rock this week following a four-week deployment to Morocco on Exercise Jebel Sahara. The soldiers conducted exercises with the Moroccan Armed Forces, including live fire training and house entry and clearance drills. In a statement HQ British Forces Gibraltar said the exercise, in which Reservist...

UK/Spain News

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Hundreds of motorists blocked by Catalan separatists

By Associated Press Reporters Hundreds of car and truck drivers are stuck in a large traffic jam in north-eastern Spain caused by Catalan separatists blocking a major route near the city of Girona. The protesters began gathering on the AP-7 highway on Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning had built several large barricades out of...

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Rival candidates predict legalised cannabis on way for UK

By Nina Massey, PA Science Correspondent It is only a matter of time until cannabis is legalised in the UK, candidates for both Labour and the Conservatives have predicted. Despite being on opposite sides of the General Election campaign, the issue was something David Lammy and Crispin Blunt agreed on during a panel at the...

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Coastguard warning as man rescued by passenger ferry in channel

By Michael Drummond, PA South East Correspondent The French coastguard has repeated warnings to migrants about the dangers of the English Channel after a man had to be rescued by a passenger ferry. The crew of P&O Ferries ship Pride of Canterbury spotted a man in the water 20km north of Calais on Monday morning....

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Facebook bug turns on iPhone camera as users scroll through app

By Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent A Facebook bug has been discovered which allows the social media giant's app to access the iPhone camera as a user scrolls through their feed. The social network has confirmed it is aware of the bug and says it will be submitting a software fix for the issue to...

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