Gibraltar shines at eGaming awards

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Gibraltar-based gaming companies were well represented at the annual EGR Operator awards, now in its 10th year. The event last Monday brought together over 800 eGaming operators.  The awards are aimed at recognizing achievements across several sectors of the eGaming industry, with a focus on innovation and excellence.  

Govt faces legal claim over monkey bite

Today - by Brian Reyes

A British man savaged by a Barbary macaque has warned the Gibraltar Government he might sue for compensation.
Stuart Gravenell, 53, received 40-stitches to his arm after he was bitten by an adult male monkey while walking with his 22-year old son Bradley in the Upper Rock nature reserve.
The incident last month was widely reported in the UK press and described as one of the most severe monkey attacks in recent years.
The prospect of a legal claim was revealed in Parliament by Dr John Cortes, the Minister for Health and Environment, in response to GSD questions.

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Big Publications ends bus advertising contract

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Big Publications said yesterday that it had terminated its advertising contract with the Gibraltar Bus Company.
The move dates back to July but was revealed just a day after the GSD questioned the sharp drop in advertising revenue since the company took over the bus contract in 2012, shortly after the last general election.

Police arrest driver in Devil’s Tower crash

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Officers investigating Sunday’s road traffic collision on Devil’s Tower Road have arrested the driver of the car on suspicion of dangerous driving.
The 24-year old local man was subsequently released on police bail.
He had initially been hospitalised following the accident but was not receiving hospital treatment at the time of his arrest, the Royal Gibraltar Police said.

Fox leads UK Conservative MEPs

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Gibraltar MEP Ashley Fox was yesterday elected leader of the British Conservative delegation in the European Parliament.
Mr Fox was elected in a ballot of his colleagues after former delegation leader Syed Kamall stood down to concentrate on his role as leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group - now the third-biggest grouping in the European Parliament.

Man cleared of nightclub ‘glassing’

Today - by Cristina Cavilla

A Supreme Court jury has acquitted an 18-year old local man of wounding with intent following a ‘glassing’ outside Seven nightclub on Casemates Hill.  

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Local police organisations strengthen cross-border

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Representatives of both the Royal Gibraltar Police Association and the Gibraltar Defence Police Federation attended the Union Federal de Policia (UFPOL) conference in Benidorm, Spain, earlier this month.

Movember ends with Saturday ‘shave off’

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The Gibraltar Movember Campaign ends this weekend with the Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Support Group Gibraltar, John Diaz, being the first to have his moustache shaved off in public, at Casemates this Saturday.

New recruits for local regiment

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Five recruits from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment passed out at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) in Catterick, UK, last week.

Moped is top prize in Convent Christmas Fair raffle

Today - by Eyleen Sheil

The Convent Christmas Fair opens tomorrow and Lady Dutton is ready to raffle a moped donated by Bassadone as part of this festive tradition.
Although this is not Lady Dutton’s first Christmas on The Rock it will be her first Christmas fair at the Convent.

Spanish state TV apologises for Campo smuggling programme

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The chairman of Spanish state broadcaster RTVE, José Antonio Sánchez, has apologised to residents of the Campo de Gibraltar for a programme on tobacco smuggling broadcast recently.
The segment on TVE 1’s ‘ ‘T con T’ programme offered a dire image of La Linea and its residents, to the extent that it drew a complaint from the controversial PP mayor of Algeciras and MP for the region, Jose Ignacio Landaluce.