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The Queen’s Birthday Garden Party 2017 will be held in the Convent on the evening of Thursday 15th June, 7:30 – 9:30pm. A number of invitations will be reserved for members of the Public.

The Government’s Housing Department is looking at ways to progress to paperless systems and has introduced an online billing system for the payment of housing rent as part of its drive for e-government and the Thinking Green agenda.

A comprehensive multi-agency search was initiated last night for a passenger reported lost overboard from an Algeciras ferry.

The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) would like to make the public aware that patients’ relatives are now allowed to visit in-patients during meal times to help feed their loved ones should they wish to do so.

The Gibraltar Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society (GADS) has announced the creation of Dementia Friends, an organisation which aims to change our community’s perceptions of dementia and to raise better understanding and a greater awareness of the disease in the community.

The Royal Gibraltar Post Office in association with the Department of Education invites entries for the 2017 Letter-Writing Competition on behalf of the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union.

Governor's Meadow School celebrated World Book Day in style with a special visit from local author Sonia Golt.

To celebrate this year’s World Book Day in Gibraltar, The Convent held a special reading by Mrs Davis and the Deputy Governor’s wife Mrs Ros Day.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia yesterday met with UK Aviation Minister Lord Ahmad and Home Office Minister Robert Goodwill MP in London.

The second meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on Brexit between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar Governments took place this morning at the Cabinet Office buildings in Whitehall.

Government have announced the launch of further initiatives in a continued drive to improve primary care services for our community.

Over 50 different organisations were represented at yesterday’s Gibraltar Careers Fair, organised to offer professional advice to students from Westside School, Bayside School, the Gibraltar College, Gibraltar High School for Girls and the Gibraltar Boy’s School.

A multi-agency Gibraltar Government advisory body looking into the welfare of children met this week under the joint chairmanship of Ministers John Cortes and Neil Costa.

The World Heritage Advisory Forum, formerly the World Heritage Bid Steering Committee, held its second meeting last Thursday at the Gibraltar Museum. The meeting was chaired by Dr John Cortes, the minister with responsibility for heritage; this was his first meeting after taking on heritage matters at the end of 2016.

The Gibraltar Health Authority denies a media report that a local 93-year-old woman had to wait four and a half hours to see a doctor at the A&E Department in St Bernard’s Hospital. Although the article does not give precise details of the case, the GHA is confident that it has identified the patient concerned.

Clean Bandit, Craig David and Steve Aoki have been confirmed for the Main Stage across the weekend, and Bananarama, Midge Ure and Village People will perform on the Classic Stage.

Government have announced that the Department of Education has today published the Code of Conduct for Teachers. The Code aims to set out what is expected of teachers in their professional role and is designed to give guidance to teachers in their professional judgment and practice.

Elderly Homes at Sea Master Lodge, Mons Calpe Mews were allocated by public ballot last week.

On Thursday the 23rd February the Minister for Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change the Hon. Dr. John Cortes MP chaired the first meeting under his stewardship of the reconstituted Heritage Action Committee (HAC).

A Spanish national has been arrested by HM Customs at the Gibraltar International Airport as a result of a detection by Borders & Coastguard officers conducting routine security checks on outbound passengers at the Central Search Facilities.