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Sunday, August 20, 2017

SEAHORSES – A curiosity of nature

Seahorses are an iconic fish whose name is derived from the Greek word hippos which means horse. The scientific name Hippocampus combines horse with...

SCREEN TIME – How much is too much?

The paddling pool rippled enticingly under the sunlight, a tiny machine whirred a myriad of bubbles, buckets and spades and a variety of brightly...

WORKING CLASS HERO – Julio Pons BEM, ISM

Julio Pons is Gibraltar’s most fervent and voluble protestor and a major fundraiser. He is married to Maria Louisa and they have three daughters...

SUMMER BUSINESS – good for the coffers?

There will be more than 250 cruise liners in port this season as well as coach loads of Costa tourists so our hotels are...

LLANITO “ROT” – Crisis of our bilingualism and beloved Llanito

‘I think it is an important crisis - we need to stop the rot, but it’s got to a point now where I don’t...

RELEASE THE KRAKENS! – The highly fecund Octopus

The marine environment is home to a group of very advanced molluscs called Cephalopods which literally means ‘head foot’. Historically, sailors lived in complete...

BEACH TIME – Now and then

Strangely enough, even on the Rock, there are those who don’t care much for summer and say that beach-going is a ‘no-no’! However, come...

OUR SALVADOR – Man of the People

July 1st marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Sir Joshua Hassan. Last week, I was shown footage from 1997 of the service...

ESPACE VS PORSCHE 911 – and how to operate a hearing...

My father is partially deaf. My father makes comments to my mother about other people. My father thinks they are “asides”, which only she...

SLOW FOOD – Cooking memories

It’s the summer holidays and BBQ season is well and truly upon us, but what will you be putting on your grills? In fact, how...