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Undersea cable part-owned by Gibtelecom damaged in Red Sea

An underwater telecommunications cable operated by a consortium that includes Gibtelecom was damaged in the Red Sea last week, amid concern that Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen may have targeted critical undersea infrastructure. The damage to at least three cable links – some reports suggested four – came just days after Yemeni telecom companies linked...

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New Parcel Post offices application filed with Town Planning

A full planning application for a new Royal Gibraltar Post Office Parcel Post facility on Bishop Caruana Road has been filed with Town Planning. The Government is seeking permission from the Development and Planning Commission for a new three storey office where there is currently a car park by the two rowing clubs, opposite Bishop...

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Warmest February ends record breaking winter

Last month was the warmest February on record, bringing an end to a record-breaking winter in terms of high temperatures, the Gibraltar Met Office has confirmed. The Met Office described how the continuous warm days and mild nights have resulted in February 2024 being, on average, the warmest February on record with an average daily...

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Defendant in fraud trial says she knew nothing of ‘fraudulent’ transactions

A former senior manager accused of hiding a £2m “hole” in the Royal Bank of Scotland International’s cash reserves rejected claims that she had instructed cashiers to carry out transactions which the Supreme Court has been told were fraudulent. Former RBSI senior manager Gillian Balban is on trial accused of covering an alleged shortfall that...

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Cut to interest rates still ‘some way off’, says Bank of England economist

By Henry Saker-Clark, PA Deputy Business Editor The Bank of England’s top economist has said he believes a cut to UK interest rates is still “some way off”. Huw Pill, chief economist at the central bank, also warned that the economy is currently weak and said policymakers should not feel a “false sense of security”...

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George Galloway wins Rochdale in by-election mired in controversy

By Christopher McKeon and Pat Hurst, PA George Galloway has won the Rochdale by-election after a controversial and chaotic campaign. Mr Galloway’s campaign team claimed early on in the night that the former Labour and Respect MP would win “comfortably”, and so it proved. The Workers Party of Great Britain leader received just under 40% of the vote. In...

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UK descending into ‘mob rule,’ Sunak says as he urges police to protect MPs

By Sophie Wingate, David Hughes, Patrick Daly and Christopher McKeon, PA Rishi Sunak has warned that the UK is descending into “mob rule” as he told police they must use the powers they have or risk losing public confidence amid fears about MPs being targeted by demonstrators heightened by the Israel-Hamas conflict. The Prime Minister discussed a...

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Cleverly considers making protesters give police more notice over marches

By Christopher McKeon and Patrick Daly, PA Political Correspondents The Government is considering increasing the amount of notice protest organisers have to give the police after repeated demonstrations cost forces across the country £25 million in two months last year. Chris Philp, the policing minister, said the Home Secretary was giving the proposal “some thought”...