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Public Health Gibraltar and the Environmental Agency can confirm that the mosquito of the species Aedes albopictus, also known as the tiger mosquito, has been detected in Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Mental  Welfare Society is delighted to hear that Ocean Views Mental Health Facility has established an after hours on-call service for service users living within the community.

Fairgrounds are typically too loud, too bright and to some, can be an unpleasant and overwhelming experience. But they don’t have to be.

The UK ‘Convicted for Love Campaign’, headed by Union and LGBT activist Terry Stewart in London and Felix Alvarez, Equality Rights Group Chairman in Gibraltar, have teamed up to jointly carry their demands for official pardons in respect of gay men convicted both in the UK and in Gibraltar under outdated laws which criminalised consenting gay relations between adults prior to partial decriminalisation in both territories.

The Ministry of Equality together with the Gibraltar Health Authority and Public Health Services will be joining the Gibraltar Hearing Impaired and Tinnitus Association (GHITA), a locally registered charity, in a hearing loss prevention awareness campaign.

Following some feedback, there will need to be some logistical changes and the end of the sensory adaptations will be brought forward from 9.30pm to 9pm. The fair will instead now start earlier, at 7pm as opposed to 7.30pm so that anyone wanting to benefit from the sensory adaptations still have the same amount of time available to them.

Gibraltar stands side by side with Catalunya in the wake of yesterday’s despicable attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils.

As co-chairs of The Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), the Chief Minister and Acting Governor met this morning, 18th August, to review security following the latest developments in Spain.

The Ministry of Equality, in the context of its autism strategy, is pleased to announce that it will deliver the next information seminar, as part of its Understanding Autism series, starting on the 19th September 2017.

Students received their A-Level results today at the Gibraltar College, Westside and Bayside Schools. As usual, results were issued as from 8am to give students every opportunity of securing their University place.

Residents are being reminded that the correct location for the disposal of bulky items (Furniture, Domestic Appliances, etc.) is the Eco Park on Flint Road, just off Devil’s Tower Road.

The Gibraltar Fair starts this weekend and the Ministry of Equality are reminding the general public of the launch of the Easy Access Pass for people with disabilities, to be used at this year’s Gibraltar fair.

As part of the recommendations of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport & Parking Plan, Government have announced the introduction of reviewed speed limits along Europa Road.

As part of the build up to the 50th Anniversary of the Referendum in 1967, the Youth Service will repaint the steps leading up to the Upper Rock with the original Union flag that became a symbol of Gibraltar’s wish to remain British forever.

Government have stated it welcomes the announcement by Xapo (Gibraltar) Limited of the grant of its E-money license by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) and of the commencement of its business from Gibraltar.

Albert Isola MP, Minister for Commerce announces the expansion of insurance business permitted within Gibraltar licensed Protected Cell Companies (“PCCs”).

The ClimACT initiative, led locally by the University of Gibraltar and funded by the European Commission under the Interreg SUDOE programme, seeks to advance the transition towards a low carbon economy.

Government have announced that after the very quick sell out of 2700 tickets for the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performance, a final 1300 tickets will be released on Friday 11th August at 11:00am.

39 year old local female Joanna Rosanna Falzun reported missing since 30th July 2017 has been located in good health and is back in Gibraltar.

Three theme days taking place at the Bayside Sports Complex as the Summer Sports & Leisure Programme sponsored by NatWest moves into its final two weeks.