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Spanish officials ‘delayed’ British aid trucks for Hurricane hit Caribbean at Gibraltar border

SPANISH officials delayed trucks of British aid that was bound for the hurricane hit Caribbean at the Gibraltar border. According to The Sun, five truckloads of disaster relief from the Department for International Development were held...

LASH-IONAL DAY: Government launches drink awareness campaign in run up to MASSIVE National Day...

GIBRALTAR National Day is without a doubt the biggest party on the Rock, and this year's is bound to be the biggest yet. Often referred to as 'Lash-ional day' as thousands of locals traditionally get...

Bank holiday crime surge as 10 arrests made in one day

ALMOST a dozen people have been arrested in 24 hours this weekend.  The arrests were made on Saturday, with offences ranging from assault, fraud and breaching bail conditions to obstructing an immigration officer and drug...

Chilling threat from Pro-Isis website: “We will conquer Catalonia just like we did...

A PRO-ISIS website has warned of further Spanish attacks from terrorists currently living in the country. The Wafa Media Foundation published a statement addressed 'from the Islamic Republic of Spain to the Government of Spain', saying: 'The...

My week with Elvis – The story of Gibraltar’s Ubi-Rhodes Malin and her whirlwind...

Laurence Dollimore meets the Gibraltarian who spent a whirlwind week with Elvis and his family during his military service in Germany, nearly 60 years ago, when the king of rock ‘n’ roll had his...

A different sort of noise: Lenox Napier’s Portuguese adventure

FUNNY table settings, Earl Grey and too cold to swim...Long-time expat writer Lenox Napier takes a midsummer trip across the border into ‘muy diferente’ Portugal I last visited the other side of the Iberian peninsula two...

Ditch the fad diets and lose weight in the long term

Fitness guru Paul MacGregor explains how adopting a healthy diet can help you lose weight in the long term OKAY. We have talked about having a healthy diet over the past few months, and, although...
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Gibraltar given green light for third party insurance business

GIBRALTAR Protected Cell Companies (PCC) will be able to write third party insurance business. Gibraltar was the first EU jurisdiction to introduce PCC legislation in 2001 and Gibraltar cells have been widely used for cell...

Man charged for punching French bulldog 20 times

A MAN has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals after allegedly punching a dog 20 times. Dennis Barnes, 46, was arrested for allegedly attacking the French bulldog in June and appeared...

Local woman charged for allegedly attacking sister with bottles

A LOCAL has been charged with wounding with intent. Kayleigh Podesta, of Mid-Harbours Estate, was remanded in custody after allegedly throwing three bottles of vodka at her sister last Wednesday. Her sister suffered a...

‘RBS to blame’ for employee’s role in £28m Marrache fraud

THE Supreme court has ruled that RBS manager ‘dishonestly assisted’ Marrache brothers in their £28 million fraud. Judge Adrian Jack says the bank is at fault after and that a Royal Bank of Scotland...

Spain won’t use Brexit to attempt a claim on Gibraltar, says Dastis

SPAIN'S foreign minister has said the country won't stake a claim on the Rock in the wake of Brexit.  Alfonso Dastis said Spain will not jeopardize a deal with the UK by attempting to reclaim...

Gibraltar hockey team wins all four games in EuroHockey tournament

THE Gibraltar hockey team has taken home this year’s EuroHockey championships title. The team won all four games at the Slovenia tournament which ended on August 5, with a 12-0 victory against Cyprus. Their match against...

Discrimination against mothers breastfeeding in public made illegal in Gibraltar

THE Gibraltar government has passed a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against mothers breastfeeding in public places.  Equality Minister Samantha Sacramento has made changes to an Equal rights Bill in order to make women...

Local mum outraged and children ill after works done to damp house leave it...

FAILURES by the housing ministry has left a toddler so ill he may need surgery, his mother has claimed. Mother-of-two Janine Suetta says efforts to remove damp from her home only made matters worse,...

Heritage Trust ‘shocked’ at government plans to build on proposed heritage site

THE Heritage Trust has slammed the government for plans to build a car park over a historic burial ground. The trust has expressed its shock over the announcement to build at Grand Parade, which...

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THE QUEEN´S Baton, which is making its 230,000km journey to Australia, took a stop in Gibraltar this week. The historic Baton is taking in the...
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