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Weekly round-up: news from Gibraltar

A selection of the best articles about politics, business and life on the Rock from the last seven days.

By New Statesman

1. Gibraltar Music Festival is ready to entertain the Rock

The Olive Press reports: “The Gibraltar Music Festival rolls into town on September 6, headlining Clean Bandit, Rita Ora and The Script among many other contemporary artists and old-time family favourites. Now in its third year, the rockfest kicks off Gibraltar’s week-long national celebrations at Victoria Stadium.”

  1. Neanderthal ‘art’ created 40,000 years ago, found in Gibraltar cave

The Independent reports: “Neanderthals, long assumed to be simple, early forms of human beings, whose looks characterise them as brutish creatures, have shown signs of being more considered and creative than the species has previously been given credit for. In a cave in Gibraltar, where Neanderthal tools have already been discovered, a set of marks thought to be over 39,000 years old have been found scratched into a rock, which could be examples of art.”

  1. Gibraltar head to Portugal to play Poland in first competitive match

The Guardian reports: “Spain objected to their application to join Uefa, but the majority of Europe welcomed them, and now Gibraltar are set to play Poland in their opening Euro 2016 qualifying match”

  1. Appropriation bill For University Of Gibraltar announced

Your Gibraltar TV reports: “The Government has today published a Supplementary Appropriation Bill. The sole purpose of the Bill is to provide funding for the University of Gibraltar. The Bill provides for £10 million of equity funding for The University of Gibraltar Limited, the company that will operate the University and which has already been incorporated.”

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  1. Celebrations in Gibraltar for 1,000 days of Liberal government

The Olive Press reports: “Gibraltar Liberal government is celebrating 1,000 days in office. In that time the government has given effect to over 300 promises contained in it 2011 manifesto, when it came into power on December 9.”