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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Olympian Gods – WHAT A LOAD OF SHEEP

  Does a BA point to anything other than the first two letters of a bleated ‘baaah’? Academic research into the cognitive abilities of sheep...

OLYMPIAN GODS: When in Rome

‘There’s an English saying that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”,’ Hera remarked, surveying the ruins of the Forum. ‘But it looks as though...

OLYMPUS CHRISTMAS – keep your reindeer well away from the Rock

‘What on earth is the reason for all that screeching and caterwauling?’ Zeus gestured towards the night-time glow of Gibraltar, spread below the Rock...

The World Beyond Flower Pots

Artist Melanie Brown, a regular of local artisans’ markets with her stones, shells and finely printed trinket boxes, has eventually realised in print her...

HYPE FOR SPIKE – Thomas Mogford leads ‘Sleeping Dogs’ to the...

words | Elena Scialtiel “Spike Sanguinetti, the lawyer I never was and the action hero I will never be”: thus novelist Thomas Mogford describes his...

BREAKFAST TABLE TALKS – about academics and alcohol

‘Where do they get the money from for all this scientific jiggery-pokery?’ Zeus jabbed a finger at a crumpled page of The Times in...

#DEIXA-TE DE MERDAS – Reliving romance after failed love

How often is it that hours of trivial conversations over a bottle of wine with friends on the ‘emotional baggage’ we all carry can...

A BOY FROM RED SANDS (Henry Valerga)

He may have ended up running one of the UK’s top restaurants, or become Gibraltar’s most senior meteorologist. But we all have dreams and...

CRACKS IN THE PILLARS OF POLITICS

  Arthritic fingers aren’t much fun to lick. 'It was the time of sniffles and snuffles, of coughs and chills. In their old home on Mount...

GODS GET POETIC – When junk-food obesity stalks the streets, why...

‘I doubt I’ll ever understand these people, these Gibraltarians’, said Zeus, pointing at the spread of city streets and buildings stretched out below the...