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New project planned for Gibraltar’s ever-changing North district

An outline planning application has been filed with the Town Planner seeking permission to create a new 15-storey residential building just off Devil’s Tower Road at 10-18 Lancaster Road, between the existing two-floor Nestle building and the Abrines warehouse. The application seeks permission for the refurbishment of an existing residential building on the plot and...

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easyJet cancels Rock flight after UK airport software glitch

easyJet has cancelled some of its 1,700 flights for Thursday June 2, with the morning departure to Gatwick from Gibraltar among those affected as the airline faces disruption following a software failure at a UK airport. A quarter of the day’s flights operate from Gatwick. “We have taken the decision to make a small number...

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47% of A&E attendance are not urgent, GHA says as it calls for ‘responsible use’

The GHA is urging members of the public to be responsible when using Accident and Emergency services at St Bernard’s Hospital, with data provided showing that 47% of the attendances were “non-urgent”. The GHA has issued a community appeal for the “responsible use” of GHA services so that those that need emergency care receive it...

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Zoobilee and Garden Party at the Alameda

The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park are hosting a ‘Zoobilee and Garden Party’ on June 5 to celebrate not just the Jubilee and all things British, but also World Environment Day, which falls on the same day. The first full Open Day at the Alameda since before the pandemic promises to be...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Sir Bob Neill declares no confidence in Boris Johnson's leadership

Conservative MP Sir Bob Neill, the chairman of the Gibraltar all-party group in the House of Commons, has called for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign following the publication of the Sue Gray report into lockdown parties at No.10 Downing Street. Sir Bob Neill, who also chairs the Commons Justice Committee, said in a statement...

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Spain protests to UK over Royal visit in June

Spain’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has made a diplomatic protest to the UK Government over the forthcoming Royal visit to Gibraltar by the Queen’s youngest son, Spanish media reported on Thursday. Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, are due to arrive in Gibraltar on June 7 and...

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UK Defence Minister in Madrid: ‘Fundamentally, we’re NATO allies’

The UK’s Minister of Defence, Ben Wallace, said during a visit to Madrid on Wednesday that Gibraltar remained “strategically important” to Britain, acknowledging differences with Spain but stressing too that both countries were allies under the NATO umbrella. Mr Wallace was speaking to reporters after meeting his Spanish counterpart Margarita Robles during the first visit...

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Boris Johnson defies calls to quit despite ‘bitter and painful’ Gray report

By Sam Blewett and David Hughes, PA Political Staff Boris Johnson has said he “overwhelmingly” believes he should remain in office despite public anger at the “bitter and painful” conclusions of the inquiry into raucous parties in No 10 during lockdown restrictions. The Prime Minister recognised people are “indignant” over the damning findings of Sue...