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Story telling sessions for young children at the John Mackintosh Hall Library have started this week, to a great response. The initiative promoted on social media has proved popular with the first few sessions fully subscribed in the space of 24 hours.

Minister Costa opened a training seminar organised by Gibraltar’s Multi-Agency Sub Training Committee in Child Protection. The seminar, which took place at the Gibraltar University, was attended by professionals across various agencies, including the Care Agency, the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA), the Royal Gibraltar Police, Youth Services and the Department of Education.

The Gibraltar Youth Day Committee (comprised of young people) will once again be organising a Youth Day. The event will be held at the John Mackintosh Hall on Sunday 7th April 2019 from 10am to 6pm.

"The decision this morning by the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament to reverse its position and bow down to pressure from the European Council epitomises much of what is wrong with the European Union."

Stefano Plantone has been awarded First Prize for this year’s Spring Festival Logo competition.

Reacting to the vote in the House of Commons today on the UK's proposed Withdrawal Agreement, the Chief Minister of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said:

Minister for Environment and Climate Change John Cortes has presented a Motion in the Gibraltar Parliament calling for the declaration of a Climate Emergency and asking Parliament to commit to a number of measures to address this.

On Tuesday 26th March, Sir Joe Bossano attended an award ceremony for the newest tranche of certificated Healthcare Assistants.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning is this week hosting a bicycle instructor-training course to support its wider STTPP policies. This very important initiative will help promote safe and responsible cycling across the board.

The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning has announced that as from Wednesday 27 March 2019, a new Pay & Display parking zone adjacent to Europort Road will become operational.

Gibraltar’s Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Professor Daniella Tilbury, has become the UK Representative on a Steering Committee of the United Nations Economic Council for Europe.

Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar has said it notes the vote of the House of Commons yesterday evening to hold indicative votes on Wednesday afternoon on options for Brexit that might break the impasse that has arisen in the Westminster Parliament.

The Gibraltar Health Authority have announced that it has entered into a contractual agreement with Clínica Universidad de Navarra, a Spanish private healthcare provider with tertiary centres in Madrid and Pamplona.

As the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi drew to a close there was a final rush of medals for Team Gibraltar on the last days of competition.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Gibraltar Tourist Board will be offering the winners of this year’s short story competition an opportunity to be involved in the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.

The Government has published Regulations to ban the deliberate release of gas-filled balloons. This is a measure that ratifies the voluntary decision taken some years ago not to release balloons on National Day, a move that gained great international acclaim.

Her Worship the Mayor Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, in collaboration with Women in Business, held a reception for the participants of the Young People to Young Leaders workshops, held at the Garrison Library on 4th March.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, the Media, Youth & Sport confirms that Grand Casemates Square will be designated as a Fan Zone for the Gibraltar versus Republic of Ireland match on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

Special Olympics Gibraltar athlete Adam Stewart struck gold for the team on Day One of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi when, with unified partner Darren Grech, he finished first in the No Wet Suit category, 1 mile open water swim.

Gibraltar-based scientists have contributed to a major genetic study of the history of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula. The international team led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Spain has conducted the largest-ever study of ancient DNA from the Iberian Peninsula, spanning 8,000 years.