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Gold for RGP Civilian

One of the stars of the Gibraltar Football Team at the Special Olympics got a welcome return to New Mole House on Monday. Gianni Ochello, who works as an assistant in the RGP Stores, joined the Commissioner of Police Richard Ullger to show off his Gold Medal. The team were unbeaten throughout the competition in...

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Veterans restore Lord Airey’s Battery

A group of 10 veterans have restored Lord Airey’s Battery, situated at the highest point of the Rock, in a joint effort with the Gibraltar Heritage Trust The veterans, aged between 39 and 87, gave Pete Jackson from the Gibraltar Heritage Trust a much-needed hand with the restoration of Lord Airey’s Battery. Some of the...

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Planning application filed for cafeteria in former nursery site

A full planning application to change the nursery at the former St Martin’s School into a cafeteria has been filed with the Town Planner. The applicant, PossAbilities, is seeking permission to make internal and external alterations for a cafeteria that will serve the Special Educational Needs (SEN) facility while also being open to the public....

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Cyclist rescued in Upper Rock

A German tourist who was cycling in the Upper Rock on Saturday afternoon was rescued after he lost control and fell off his bike and landed into a tree. The Royal Gibraltar Police received a call from a member of the public shortly after 2pm. “Approximately ten minutes later RGP, Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service...

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Soaring 9% inflation increases pressure on Sunak to act on cost-of-living crunch

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Rishi Sunak warned that he could not “protect people completely” from the cost-of-living squeeze as he came under intense pressure to act as inflation hit a 40-year high. The Chancellor faced calls from business groups, charities and opposition politicians to cut taxes or increase state support for firms and...

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Post-Brexit financial ‘competitiveness’ could spark race to the bottom – experts

By August Graham, PA City Reporter The UK’s new post-Brexit focus helping the financial sector compete could spark a harmful race to the bottom and undermine the Government’s levelling up plans, a former minister and many academics have warned. In an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, the former business secretary, Sir...

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Cost-of-living crisis: Boris Johnson wants to cut 90,000 civil servants

By Sam Blewett, PA Deputy Political Editor Boris Johnson has tasked ministers with cutting around 90,000 Civil Service jobs to free up cash for measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis with possible tax cuts. The Prime Minister was understood to have told his Cabinet on Thursday that the service should be cut by a fifth....

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PM promises ‘compassion’ but faces criticism for lack of action on living costs

By David Hughes and Sam Blewett, PA Political Staff Boris Johnson warned the UK Government cannot “completely shield” people from the rising cost of living, as he came under fire for not using the Queen’s Speech to promise more support. The Prime Minister used the Queen’s Speech, delivered for the first time by the Prince...