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Rowing Marine back on Rock training for next gruelling challenge

Royal Marine Lee Spencer is back on the Rock training for his next challenge, the Triathlon of Great Britain that encompasses swimming the English Channel, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and a marathon on Ben Nevis. The date is set for Mr Spencer to get into the water at Dover for July 27...

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Parliament approves law for Register of Occupation

New legislation approved by the Gibraltar Parliament this week will require occupants of rental accommodation to register with the Gibraltar Government. The Register of Property Occupation requires residents living in rented accommodation to let the Government know who they are and where they live. In debating the law, the GSD raised concern that the Register...

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Parliament approves legislation allowing Gibraltar to tap medicinal cannabis market

The Gibraltar Parliament unanimously approved legislation this week that will allow Gibraltar to tap opportunities in the growing market for medicinal cannabis through a tightly regulated framework focused solely on reputable businesses. The Medicinal Cannabis Act allows for the regulation of the production, import, export, marketing and supply of cannabis for medicinal purposes and for...

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Vanguard Cave chamber sealed for 40,000 years raises hopes of new discoveries

Researchers from the Gibraltar Museum have discovered an extension of Vanguard Cave that had been sealed up by sediment for over 40,000 years. The find, which was discovered less than a month ago, was announced by Professor Clive Finlayson on Friday at the afternoon session of the Calpe Conference, which is currently taking place at...

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Madrid says Catalan separatist leader must face Spanish courts

By Joan Faus and Jordi Rubio BARCELONA/ROME, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Spanish government demanded Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont be extradited to face sedition charges in Spain on Friday after he was detained by Italian police in Sardinia. The former president of Spain's Catalonia region was due to appear in a court of appeal...

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‘Carry on as normal,’ Shapps urges drivers amid forecourt closures

By August Graham, PA City Reporter The Transport Secretary has tried to dissuade drivers from panic buying petrol, after BP was forced to close down a handful of its forecourts. Grant Shapps said on Friday that motorists should “carry on as normal”. “The advice would be to carry on as normal, and that is what...

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Firefighters to run London Marathon inside mini fire engine

By Michael Drummond, PA South East Correspondent If running 26.2 miles was not hard enough, two firefighters will be running the London Marathon inside a mini fire engine. They will be joined in the race by firefighters from across the UK, with some even tackling the challenge in full fire kit and carrying breathing equipment...

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Queues return to Apple Stores as the iPhone 13 goes on sale

By Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent Apple fans queued outside the technology giant’s Regent Street store in central London to be among the first to get hold of the iPhone 13 as the new smartphone range went on sale in the UK. Unveiled last week, the four new iPhone 13 handsets all have improved battery...