Jul 31 - ‘Big Latch On 2013’ to Promote Breastfeeding in the Community

big latch onGibraltar will once again host its annual ‘Big Latch On’ this Saturday at Café Solo. The event will see mothers gather together to promote breastfeeding in the community. Every year during the first week in August new mothers raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.

World Breastfeeding Week, is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document ‘Innocenti Declaration’, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals.

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Jul 31 - Mayor Launches Gibraltar National Doll

national dollYesterday morning saw the launch of the Gibraltar National Doll. Creator and designer Christine Mandleberg coined the idea before she embarked on her doll-making journey, eventually becoming a master of the art. The doll itself is modelled on Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino, with inspiration drawn from a photograph of her wearing national costume designed by Dorcas Hammond.

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Jul 30 - Co-op Calls for Censorship of 'Lads' Mags'

newsThis week, UK supermarket chain, The Co-Operative has pledged to censor top shelf magazines, by hiding them behind opaque panelling.

Censorship of the media has been a hot topic since the phone hacking scandal sparked a full-blown inquiry into the ethics of the press fronted by Justice Leveson. Now, one can argue that censorship of top shelf magazines does not filter into the same category as the strict press regulation that is set to hit the bustling world of UK media, next month, but it’s bound to cause more of a stir.

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