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New Police Barracks building refurbishment now complete

Works have been completed to the exterior of the New Police Barracks building at Willis’ Road as part of the Government’s regeneration project of the Upper Town. This project formed part of the major refurbishment of the Government’s rental housing stock. The building has also gone through a complete transformation and has similar enhancements such...

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Bluefin tuna season closes

A local sports fisherman hauls a Bluefin tuna on board his vessel just days before the close of this year's season. As of noon yesterday, fishing for Bluefin tuna is no longer allowed in British Gibraltar territorial waters, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change. This year's season was closed after fishermen filled...

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Man convicted of child rape

A local man described as a “predator of young girls” was convicted on Tuesday of grooming and repeatedly raping a child. Jason Laguea, a resident of Mons Calpe Mews, had denied the allegations, pleading not guilty to the five rape charges he faced. But a jury of nine in the Supreme Court found Laguea unanimously...

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Gibraltar 'followed EU law' with Grace 1 detention, Lib Dem MEP says

A Liberal Democrat MEP for Gibraltar has welcomed the Gibraltar Government’s decision to release the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, insisting the move was in accordance with EU law and should be supported by other European countries. Martin Horwood, the Lib Dem MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, said the decision strengthened the Rock’s position...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

More migrants jump off rescue boat in desperate bid to reach Italy

At least 15 more migrants have jumped into the sea from the Open Arms rescue ship in a desperate bid to reach shore after 19 days of being on the boat in deteriorating conditions as Italy refuses to open its ports. Open Arms described the situation on board as "out of control" and "desperate". After...

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YouTube warns its copyright changes could lead to more blocked videos

By Jamie Harris, PA Science Technology Reporter YouTube has warned that more content could be blocked in the short term as a result of changes in the way it deals with music copyright. Music owners are able to make claims against videos even if it features a very short snippet or unintentional clip of music,...

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National trust hails revival of little tern nesting site

By Tom Wilkinson, PA A colony of one of the country's rarest seabirds has had its most reproductive season in decades after National Trust rangers camped out for three months to protect the nesting site. They shouted, shone torches and waved their arms to scare off predators intent on eating fledgling little terns on a...

UK/Spain News

Plastic litter and netting threatening more seals on Norfolk Coast

By Sam Russell, PA Two more seals with plastic flying rings stuck around their necks and two tangled in netting have been spotted by volunteers on the Norfolk coast. David Vyse, of the Friends of Horsey Seals wildlife group, said sightings were reported in the last fortnight in the Horsey area. The volunteers have helped...

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Iranian tanker sails from Gibraltar after US detention bid is rejected
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Leaked report claims Gibraltar ‘underprepared’ for hard Brexit, No.6 says document is ‘out of date’
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72 years later, Exodus ship story pieced together
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Aspects of Gibraltar-Spain tax treaty are 'unjustified', Spanish expert says