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Nov 20 - Comedy for Africa – Bringing Some of the UK’s Headlining Comedy Acts to Gibraltar

cfaBringing some of Britain’s top names in comedy to Gibraltar, the Comedy for Africa event promises to both fill it’s audiences with violent bursts of laughter and raise funds for William Hill’s worth while Project for Africa charity as well as Gibraltar’s own Childline.

Four shows will be hosted at the John Mackintosh Hall on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of November. Acts include Archie Kelly, who made a name for himself in Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ playing Kenny ‘Dalgish’ Senior. Archie has since become a headlining act in a gamut of well know clubs around the UK, including Manchester’s ‘The Comedy Store’. Archie incorporates his Northern wit and razor sharp song parodies into his stand-up. He has formerly toured with Paddy McGuinness and Peter Kay.

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Nov 20 - Government and MOD Carry Out Theoretical Nuclear Emergency Response Plan

radiation response committeePreparation for the event of a Radiation hazard was this morning carried out in the test of the Nuclear Emergency Response Plan that would be jointly implemented between the MoD and the Gibraltar Government. The training exercise involved a gamut of emergency services and high profile MoD personnel, as well as Minister Linares and Dr Cortes, who is the chairman of the Radiation Response Committee. GHA CEO Freddie Pitto and Director of Public Health Dr Kumar were also in attendance.

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Nov 20 - Success For GFA in First UEFA Friendly

gfaWith chants of the 500 strong gathering of GFA fans, and local supporters filling the Estadio do Algarve in Portugal’s Faro, the team played strong defence in their first ever UEFA Friendly against Slovakia, last night.

With a final score of 0 – 0, GFA head coach told local and International Media that it was a dream come true and a dream start for the team. He added, ‘we were just hoping for the counter-attack and that is the game we played. [Slovakia] are very high in the ranking and to come here and get a draw is a dream come true.’

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Nov 20 - Northern Ireland Backs Gib George Cross Campaign

ggr‘As the George Cross for Gibraltar Campaign gathers increasing momentum in Britain, Peter Robinson, First Minister of Northern Ireland, has given his full support to the Campaign and has expressed warm wishes for its success,’ Equality Rights Group Chairman Felix Alvarez stated in a press release today.

In his letter to the ERG Chairman and UK supporter Kevin Kelway, the Northern Ireland First Minister says that ‘As one who fought long and hard for special recognition of the heroism and fortitude shown by the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC I am pleased to support the campaign to award the George Cross to the territory and the people of Gibraltar. I am happy to associate myself with this campaign.’

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Nov 20 - Mayor Welcomes Moroccan Community to City Hall

mayorYesterday evening, His Worship the Mayor Anthony Lima held a Reception in honour of the Moroccan Community in Gibraltar.

In addition to recognising the important contribution made to Gibraltar by the local Moroccan Community over many years, His Worship took the opportunity to join the Moroccan Community in celebrating the Feast of Achour, for the Muslim New Year.

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