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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

THE LAST OF THE EXPLORERS – Colonel John Blashford-Snell

I’m sitting in my carefully selected seat at the Caleta Hotel overlooking the sea under an increasingly dusky sky, but I’m focused on my...

AM I TOO OLD? – Returning to University

I am back at university; back as a 65-year-old pensioner, 44 years after graduating from Bristol University with my first degree and then qualifying...

MARINE ROWER – From Gibraltar to Venezuela

On 18th January 2018 ‘The Rowing Marine’, Lee ‘Frank’ Spencer, will set off on an unsupported solo rowing attempt 3,500 miles across the Atlantic...

STRESS – How to control it

You know that ‘stressed’ backwards spells ‘desserts’, but did you know that acute stress can be quelled by introducing bananas and dark chocolate to...

GIBRALTAR LOTTERY & terrapin smuggling

Like his father and grandfather before him, Alec Cook was a careerist with the Foreign Office. Peter was expected to follow in the family...

MAIN STREET – The history behind our signage

  Have you ever wondered when walking or driving along Gibraltar’s thoroughfares how roads, streets, lanes and alleyways get their names? Many are derived from...

YOU ARE NOT ALONE – Gib Sams is here for you

A mental health problem can feel just as bad (or sometimes worse) than a physical illness, but you can’t see it, and sometimes the...

CHUPA SANGRE – The blood-sucking fiend

Throughout my youth my family loved to spend summers on Catalan Bay beach. In those days the beach was couched between two rocky outcrops...

A MERRY LLANI XMAS – Our traditions

When you think of the holiday season, a lot of things come to mind. There’s the clichés; Santa Claus and his reindeer (obvs), the...

WHAT’S IN A SONG?

Almost wherever you are from the first of November to the last day of Christmas, you will not be able to escape the annual...