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Picardo and May discuss Grace 1 in Downing Street meeting

The Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 was at the centre of discussions yesterday between Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Mr Picardo and Mrs May discussed the supertanker seized by Gibraltarian authorities and British Royal Marines earlier this month on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking...

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New Bicycle Racks at Europa Pool and Europort Road

The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning has announced the roll out of further bicycle racks at both Europa Pool and Europort Road. “Well located bicycle parking provision is fundamental to encourage people to adopt cycling as a sustainable alternative mode of personal transport,” said a statement from the Government. According to the Government, after taking...

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Government backtracks on job advert after social media storm

An advert inviting applications for a £64,000 job as a Refuse Collection Manager has been pulled by the Gibraltar Government. The advert, which was published in yesterday's edition of this newspaper, invited applications for the post under the Gibraltar Government agency Gibraltar Industrial Cleaners Limited. But it was heavily criticised on social media yesterday, with...

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Business bodies welcome double tax talks with UK

Gibraltar’s business, financial and legal institutions have welcomed the upcoming negotiations on a double taxation agreement between the Gibraltarian and UK Governments. Reacting to news that the two governments aim to sign such a deal within a matter of months, the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council, the Chamber of Commerce and law firm Isolas all backed...

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UK/Spain News

UK melanoma skin cancer rates up 45% in decade

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Skin cancer rates have soared by 45% over the course of a decade, with young people also developing the disease, new figures show. Cancer Research UK found rates of melanoma - the most deadly type of skin cancer - rose dramatically between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016, the most recent figures...

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Ireland set to oppose EU daylight saving time plans

By Michelle Devane, PA The Irish government is set to oppose the EU's proposed change to daylight saving time to ensure the island of Ireland does not end up with two time zones post-Brexit. The country's justice minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to seek Cabinet approval on Wednesday to oppose the EU's plans to abolish...

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Sterling falls to seven-month low against euro just days before UK school holidays

By Neil Lancefield and Ian Jones, PA Families embarking on a summer holiday abroad when school terms end this week are being hit by a fall in the value of the pound. Sterling is trading at around 1.11 euros, which is its weakest level since December 2018. The pound has lost 6% of its value...

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Women increasingly more likely than men to go financially insolvent - UK statistics

By Vicky Shaw, PA Personal Finance Correspondent Women are becoming increasingly more likely than men to see their finances deteriorate so badly that they become insolvent, official statistics show. Across England and Wales in 2018, the personal insolvency rate for women was 26.6 insolvencies per 10,000 adults, while for men the rate was lower than...

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As Iran condemns British 'piracy', Israeli organisation launches legal bid to seize Grace 1
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Children's Health Centre unveiled
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Gibraltar is ‘the beacon to follow’ as Island Games comes to a close
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Hunt: Iranian tanker could be released if guarantees given cargo not bound for Syria