Gibraltar Chronicle Logo

Local News

Local News

In Lords session, Picardo cautiously optimistic of Gib deal but ready for ‘dreaded’ no deal complexity

Gibraltar will “stretch every sinew” to reach an agreement on its future relations with the EU by the end of the transition period on December 31, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said on Tuesday, even as he warned that “time is running short” despite progress toward a deal. Addressing a virtual session of the EU Select...

Local News

Commons committee quizzes Isola on financial services and UK market access after Brexit

British consumers who buy financial products from Gibraltar-based companies after Brexit will have the protection of “the whole array of measures” they would expect in the UK, Financial Services Minister Albert Isola told a House of Commons committee on Thursday. Mr Isola said Gibraltar and the UK were “for all intents and purposes” aligned in...

Local News

Fifth death in Gibraltar related to Covid-19, Govt confirms

A fifth resident of Gibraltar has died due to conditions relating to Covid-19, the Gibraltar Government has confirmed. The deceased was a man aged between 45 and 50 years old, who also suffered from underlying health conditions, a statement from No.6 Convent Place said. The statement issued late on Sunday evening added the patient died...

Local News

Government confirms fourth death in Gibraltar linked to Covid-19

A man in his late 60s has died from Covid-19, the Gibraltar Government said on Sunday, as it confirmed the fourth death linked to the virus in less than two weeks. The man suffered from an underlying health condition that made him particularly vulnerable to the worst effects of Covid-19, No.6 Convent Place said in...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Nearly nine in 10 Black Friday products ‘same price or cheaper beforehand’

By Vicky Shaw, PA Personal Finance Correspondent Nearly nine in 10 Black Friday “deals” could be found at the same price or cheaper earlier in the year, analysis by Which? suggests. Which? tracked the prices of 219 popular home and tech products over the course of a year, for six months before Black Friday 2019...

UK/Spain News

Passengers will be able to end quarantine with negative test after five days

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Travellers arriving in England will be able to end their quarantine period with a negative coronavirus test after five days from December 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. The travel industry welcomed the policy but described it as “long overdue”. Under the new rules, passengers who arrive from...

UK/Spain News

Mystery First World War nurse identified after granddaughter spots photos on TV

By Ted Hennessey, PA A mystery nurse who cared for injured soldiers in Bedfordshire during the First World War has been identified after her granddaughter in Canada recognised pictures shown on Antiques Roadshow. Carol Jephson was left “surprised” when the BBC show displayed a photograph of her grandmother, Olive Buller, at Wrest Park in Silsoe,...

UK/Spain News

Plans to ease coronavirus restrictions for Christmas across UK being considered

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Plans to allow families to reunite over Christmas will be thrashed out by the UK Government with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A Cobra meeting bringing together the UK Government and the devolved administrations will be held on Tuesday afternoon to agree on a four-nation approach...