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The Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced that the traditional Fair attractions will once again be in Gibraltar throughout the Christmas Festive Season.

The Prime Minister Theresa May MP and Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington MP this evening met Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia in Downing Street.

The Hon. Prof John Cortes, launched the latest book by Dr Alex Menez, at The Gibraltar National Museum last night. The book, “Almost Homo calpicus: The Early History of the Gibraltar Skull”, draws on previously unpublished sources to tell the early history of the Gibraltar Skull.

The proposed Withdrawal Agreement published yesterday by the United Kingdom and European Union makes it clear that its terms, including the transitional period, will apply to Gibraltar.

Government has today announced that it will be engaging four qualified Counsellors to work full time in the schools, as part of its initiative to improve the way it supports the provision of mental health support in young people.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia completed a busy schedule of different engagements at ministerial level in London today.

The annual Poetry Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 233 entries.

Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar has said it welcomes the news that British and EU negotiators appear to have agreed a text for consideration by their respective principals.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has launched the book “Putting Cargoes Through: The US Navy at Gibraltar During the First World War 1917-1919”.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia left for London tomorrow to continue with work, related to the United Kingdom and Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union.

John Ghio has been promoted to the role of Marine Officer. Mr Ghio joined the Port Authority in 2011 as a Bunkering Superintendent and moved on to the role of Senior Port Officer in 2015.

The Gibraltar Electricity Authority yesterday apologised for the alarming emissions that had been witnessed on several occasions over the past week, at Waterport Power Station.

Firefighters Liam Barton, Stefan Gonzalez and Justin Santos have successfully completed the Firefighter Foundation and Development Programme at the Fire Service College, in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Gibraltar Youth Service had a busy midterm week, with clubs undertaking a variety of activities including interclub and community events.

The Gibraltar Health Authority and the Ministry for Health, Care and Justice have announced the addition of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) as a result of the enactment of the new Mental Health Act 2016 and Lasting Powers of Attorney and Capacity Act 2018.

The Royal Gibraltar Police are informing the public about a notorious Martinelli Whatsapp video, which apparently is a known hoax message, and which circulated originally in 2017.

The Ministry of Health, Care and Justice has announced the commencement of the legal reforms establishing Gibraltar’s first Duty Legal Representative Scheme.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice has announced an amendment to the Lasting Powers of Attorney (Registration) Regulations 2018, which waives certain fees if the individual requiring the Lasting Power of Attorney is in receipt only of an old age pension under the Social Security (Open Long Term Benefits Scheme) Act 1996 or the Social Security (Closed Long Term Benefits and Scheme) Act 1997, rent relief under the Housing Act 2007 or minimum income guarantee payments under the Social Assistance Fund.

Clubhouse are holding a weekly support group for carers in Gibraltar, a chance to meet and talk to adults who are providing care and support to another person.

A group of local students documented their recent visit to a number of Institutions within the European Union.