Jul 22 - Duchess of Cambridge in 'Early Stages of Labour'

kate middletonThis morning an official announcement was made via the British Monarchy’s website and social media profiles stating that ‘ Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour.’ The statement adds that the Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace, to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s, with The Duke of Cambridge.

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Jul 22 - Picardo To Sunday Express: “We Need Greater Royal Naval Presence”

The Sunday Express yesterday carried a story on Fabian Picardo’s call for a larger Royal Navy presence to combat the increasingly assertive Spanish incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters. The report, with the title “Send Us Gunboats”, said that Mr Picardo had explained that, although Spain will not go as far as staging an invasion, there could nevertheless be “consequences to British sovereignty” if UK Naval assets weren’t beefed up in the near future. He said that the two small patrol boats stationed in Gibraltar were not sufficient to send the clear message that “these are very clearly British Gibraltar territorial waters.”

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Jul 22 - Gold for Santos Productions in European Choir Games

santos productions choir This weekend the Santos Productions Choir won two gold medals at the European Choir Games held in Austria. The awards were presented for two winning performances in the Gospel and Spiritual category, as well as the Pop and Jazz category.

The performances were received with standing ovations from the judges. Culture Minister Steven Linares sent the team a warm congratulations on Saturday, noting that ‘ on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, and indeed, the people of Gibraltar, I would like to congratulate the Santos Choir for their great results at the European Games.

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Summer time… But what is beach etiquette?

Beach EtiquetteThere are a few things that no one, and we do mean NO ONE should be allowed to wear after a certain age. The beach is one of those funny places where all ages and all kinds of people end up together, doing the same things.

But you can often spot a few fundamental issues with certain people's attire.  

The Tourist

The tourist - The greatest species for people watching. We've all seen them around, they are usually pasty white, from a mixture of NO SUN in their own country and a 2 inch thick coating of factor 412.

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Jul 19 - Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

ice creamAs Summer rears to that almost unbearable peak, a pleasant thought to keep in mind is that this Sunday marks annual National Ice Cream Day. The fairly unknown holiday is, unsurprisingly, a creation that stemmed from the US. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a proclamation that each July would mark national Ice Cream month, with every third Sunday playing host to National Ice Cream Day.

Within his proclamation, President Reagan explained that the ice cream industry generated $3.5 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens. He added that almost ten percent of all the milk produced in the US in the 80s was used to produce ice cream.

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