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A number of Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have recently completed Incident Command courses at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK.

On Thursday 5th October 2017, Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome QPM CPM presented Mr Arseniy Ladusan with a Commissioner’s Certificate of Commendation.

The Ministry of Equality has announced the third seminar under the Government’s National Autism Strategy; Understanding Autism series of seminars.

As part of the project by Government to build a new sports complex at Lathbury Barracks, the works required an archaeological watching brief and survey and this has been taking place over the last month.

This year’s Act of Remembrance at Gibraltar’s War Memorial in the National Arboretum will take place on Wednesday the 25th of October.

The Minister with responsibility for Energy, Prof John Cortes visited the site of the new power station and LNG plant on the North Mole on Friday.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have announced that the Gibraltar International Drama Festival will take place at the Ince’s Hall Theatre between Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th March 2018.

Gibraltar was represented at the 51st MedCruise General Assembly held from 11-14 October in Toulon France, by the Gibraltar Port Authority and the Gibraltar Tourist Board.

His Excellency the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB CBE KStJ, and Mrs Davis, in association with the Department of Education, are pleased to announce the 2017 official Christmas card design competition for school children in Gibraltar.

The annual Cancer Research UK Gib Branch THINK PINK DAY will take place on Friday 20th October 2017.

The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service together with the Housing Department and the Housing Works Agency, and observed by the RGP, conducted a successful controlled fire training exercise at Referendum House, Glacis Estate this morning.

Melvyn Bragg will deliver the Gibraltar Lecture at the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music on Saturday 14th October. The lecture is sponsored by the Gibunco Group of Companies.

The annual Mini-Olympiad for children will be held on Saturday 14th October, between 10am and 4pm at the Victoria Stadium Complex. The event is organised by the Royal Gibraltar Police as part of its wider drugs misuse awareness work within the community, and under the banner of “Live Life, Love Sport”.

The Gibraltar Backgammon Association have been successful in their bid to host the 2018 European Backgammon Championship. This was decided at the annual general meeting of the European Backgammon Federation held last Saturday in Reykjavik, Iceland, during the 2017 European Championship at which Gibraltar was participating.

The Eurafrica Trail 2017 will start from Europa Point at approximately 3pm tomorrow afternoon. The event is the first mountain race in the world to be held between two continents and three countries, with Gibraltar now forming part of the race’s third edition.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that one positive outcome of the Brexit referendum is that it has brought Gibraltar and the Devolved Administrations like Scotland closer together in a way which had never happened before.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, as part of its cultural development programme, launched this past weekend, a ‘Fitness Gallery’ initiative, working alongside personal trainer Kezia Lopez.

The Convent have announced it will be holding its Christmas Fair on Thursday 30th November. This annual event held in the historical setting of the Convent raises money for locally registered Charities.

The Gibraltar Academy of Music & Performing Arts have announced their annual ‘Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians’ to take place from 20th to 24th February 2018.

Members and staff of Clubhouse Gibraltar would like to invite the public to their "Come & Chat" on World Mental Health Day 10th October at 24 Wellington Front 11am - 4pm.