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Over the Easter break the Gibraltar Youth Service held a day of football at Dolphin’s Youth Club. The Tournament, which has become a yearly event, brings members from all youth clubs together to enjoy some friendly competition.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the winner for this year’s Spring Festival Logo competition.

The Royal Gibraltar Police is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident involving a 52 year old man who was found lying on the ground in the area of Brian Navarro Way close to Dudley Ward Tunnel, with injuries to his head.

Government have said that following the conclusion of a competitive selection process, the contract for the provision of care of the elderly residents at the John Mackintosh Home (JMH) was awarded to MedDoc Healthcare Limited (MedDoc).

As part of an on-going programme of works, the Ministry for Heritage has recently started conservation works on two emblematic heritage fortifications, Southport Gates and the Almond Tower, together with the repair of the balustrade at the Garrison Library.

The Gibraltar Met Office has issued an Early Weather Warning of Severe Weather affecting Gibraltar today.

Two local men were extradited to Gibraltar today from Spain via the land frontier on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant.

 The University of Gibraltar will be hosting a free evening lecture by Beacon Professor, John Cortes at 7pm on Tuesday 10th April. 

The highlight of Day 3 was Jordan Gonzalez’s swim in the heats of the 50m backstroke. Jordan broke the National Record with a time of 28:19 claiming a spot in the semifinal in the evening session, where he came in 7th position.

On their first day of competitions, swimmer Jordan Gonzalez broke the National 100m Backstroke record by almost two seconds clocking 1:01:38.

The GiMSS will be holding their annual model exhibition from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th April at the Exhibition Vaults, Casemates Square. The main theme of the exhibition will be The Royal Navy.

The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP, last week visited Israel with an all female delegation of business professionals from Gibraltar. The delegation was organised by Gibrael, the Gibraltar Israel Chamber of Commerce, with the aim of promoting business connections between Israel and Gibraltar.

The GHA has said it has taken full note of the Public Services Ombudsman’s Report relating to the calendar year 2017 and is taking all the relevant steps to ensure that the Report’s recommendations are being fully implemented.

Team Gibraltar has continued to build ahead of this week’s XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. This weekend saw numbers bolstered by the Swim Team who arrived on Saturday, joining the Cyclists, Tri-Athletes, Athletes, Squash Player and Gymnast who have been in Australia for almost a week.

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, Government have announced that, in the May sitting of Parliament, it will move a Motion to confer the Freedom of the City on RAF Gibraltar.

April is Autism Awareness month and is being marked by the Government in various ways. A number of initiatives will be implemented from this Friday to raise awareness of autism, as well as to provide support to families of people who are on the autism spectrum.

The Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, the Hon John Cortes has chaired a working session of the Gibraltar-UK Brexit Environment Working Group at Gibraltar House where a large number of matters were discussed with officials from DEFRA and the FCO.

Members from the Gibraltar Youth Service were at the forefront of leading the “Care for our Community Campaign” over the weekend.

"My dear fellow Gibraltarians, At midnight tonight we will be exactly one year from leaving the European Union. We will leave with the United Kingdom. We will leave despite the overwhelming choice we made in the referendum to remain in the EU."

Gibraltar will be represented at a series of events around the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit which takes place in London next month.