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Local businesses will pay 12% Brexit levy, GFSC announces

Businesses regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission will have to pay a 12% levy in a move that aims to help the regulator recover the cost of preparing for business after Brexit. The 12% hike will only be payable by regulated firms that passport into the UK, as these are the firms that will...

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Clubhouse Gibraltar to unveil new premises later this month

Clubhouse Gibraltar has announced their new premises at 304A Main Street will be formally opened on January 23. The new premises will now offer adequate facilities to provide three work units: business and administration, hospitality and charity shop. Clubhouse’s mission is to provide support and opportunities within a structured work ordered day. The Clubhouse model...

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Poppy Day collection raises £15,000

The local branch of the Royal British Legion yesterday announced that last year’s traditional Poppy Day collection raised some £15,000. The Poppy Day Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance. The first Poppy Appeal was held in 1921, the founding year of The Royal...

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Parliament clashes over ‘appropriateness’ of Governors remarks

The Gibraltar Government and GSD clashed in Parliament over the “appropriateness” of comments made by the Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis on matters of “local political controversy”. As an aside amidst Monday’s debate on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill the Leader of the Opposition, Keith Azopardi, said Lt Gen Davis, as a representative of the Crown,...

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Animal-lover Meghan visited dog shelter during return to UK

By Caitlin Doherty, PA The Duchess of Sussex visited an animal shelter while she was back in the UK earlier this month, according to a post on the SussexRoyal Instagram page. Meghan met staff and animals at Mayhew, in Kensal Green, north-west London. The two-picture post shows the duchess at the rescue centre, and stroking...

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Chris Packham warns wildlife shows 'fail' to inspire action on climate change

By Alex Green, PA Entertainment Reporter Wildlife programmes have "failed wholeheartedly" to spark action on climate change and environmental conservation, Chris Packham has claimed. The environmental activist, 58, said during a Bafta Television Lecture that film-makers have made parts of the world look like "absolute utopia". He said while viewers have fallen in "love" with...

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Scottish charity to build first paediatric operating room in refugee camp

By Douglas Barrie, PA Scotland The first paediatric operating room in a refugee camp is to be build by a Scottish charity, it has been announced at the World Economic Forum. Edinburgh-based Kids Operating Room (KidsOR) was founded by Garreth and Nicola Wood and has already installed 25 paediatric operating rooms in 11 countries across...

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Little change to children's job aspirations, report finds

By Alison Kershaw, PA Education Correspondent Children's job aspirations have changed little in 20 years, according to an international report. Despite a changing world and fast-paced advances in technology, just under half of young people aspire to work in just 10 careers, it said. The report, by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

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Gibraltar ‘in a strong place’ for life after Brexit, Governor says
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Gibraltar ‘defined me’ as a person
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No change to border immigration controls during transition period, Spain’s Policia Nacional confirms
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‘No immediate change’ after Jan. 31 Brexit deadline, Garcia says