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The Gibraltar Youth Service will deliver an Introduction to Youth Work Training Course for new volunteers (21 years and over) at the Youth Centre, Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road on Saturday 21st May 2017.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has once again come together with the Parasol Foundation and the John Mackintosh Hall Educational Trust to bring a leading UK organisation, the Young Shakespeare Company, to Gibraltar, as part of its cultural development and educational programme.

St Anne’s School will take part in its annual ‘Health and Fitness Charity Challenge’ on Thursday 27th April 2017. At 2pm, pupils, staff, auxiliary staff, parents and friends of the school will be power-walking or jogging around the athletics track at Bayside Sports Complex for forty-five minutes.

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind and protecting and preserving these amazing places demands the collective efforts of all of us. April 18th is an 'official' international celebration day first proposed by ICOMOS, the International Council for Monuments and Sites and then approved by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (the part of the UN that manages World Heritage) – in 1983.

The results of a wide-ranging international research project on disease in free-ranging and captive macaques has just been published in the Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases. It is a collaborative work between a number of scientists and includes Dr John Cortes, Gibraltar’s Minister for the Environment, as one of its authors.

The next in the Gibraltar Museum lecture series will be a presentation by Dr Geraldine Finlayson on the subject of “Excavating a World Heritage Site”.

The Lifesaving Sports Association has raised £8265.00 in order to purchase a handheld Abbott i-Stat blood analyser, downloader and printer, which was donated yesterday to the Rainbow Ward at St Bernard’s.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has appointed Tony Woodcock and John Fordham of Stephenson Harwood LLP as independent inspectors under Section 8 of the Financial Services (Information Gathering and Co-operation) Act 2013 to investigate the insolvency of Enterprise and the conduct of its directors and auditors.

The Easter holidays have been a fun and busy time for the Gibraltar Youth Service. As well as Laguna’s Spring Fun Day, Dolphin’s Youth Club hosted an Open Day on Wednesday 12th April.

Government have today announced an agreement which has been reached with the Gibraltar Football Association (“GFA”) on the construction of a UEFA Category 4 National Football Stadium in Gibraltar.

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has just announced her intention to call a snap General Election to be held on 8th June.