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Book on border closure to be distributed to schoolchildren

The Gibraltar Government will shortly commence the distribution of a commemorative book on the closure of the border to schoolchildren all over Gibraltar. Over eight thousand books were printed to mark 50 years of the closure of the land frontier with Spain by General Franco in 1969. “The closure of the border was a momentous...

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Search ends, but investigation into sailor’s disappearance continues

As the renewed search for missing sailor Simon Parkes closed yesterday, detectives felt “disappointed” and tempered hope on a new finding of bone material in Trafalgar Cemetery. Under the grey looming sky detectives packed up their investigation, removing police cordons and bright blue covers which shielded their investigations from passers-by. The cemetery now returns to...

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Man who stabbed woman is jailed for three years

A local man convicted of stabbing a woman was yesterday jailed for three years by the Supreme Court. David Pilkington, 39, was acquitted of a charge of wounding with intent but convicted of unlawful wounding following a jury trial in September of this year. He had stabbed the woman in the buttocks with a small...

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Police vow to continue investigations as search for Simon Parkes in Gibraltar ends

Detectives searching for missing sailor Simon Parkes today ended their week-long search for remains in Trafalgar Cemetery. The team from Hampshire Constabulary, working with Royal Gibraltar Police, renewed the investigation into Simon's disappearance after receiving new information from a former crewmate of the Royal Navy Rating. Simon was last seen leaving the Horseshoe Bar in...

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn trade accusations over racism and anti-Semitism

By Gavin Cordon Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn were involved in a series of acrimonious exchanges over racism and anti-Semitism in the final TV debate of the General Election campaign. With less than a week left to polling day on Thursday, the two men traded accusations of a "failure of leadership" on one of the...

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to debate less than a week before election

By Catherine Wylie, PA Boris Johnson will face Jeremy Corbyn in a head-to-head debate later, after he was berated by Andrew Neil for refusing to do an interview on his BBC show. Neil said that if the Prime Minister is expected to face the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin then he should be...

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Greta Thunberg arrives in Madrid for climate change march

By Aritz Parra, Associated Press Greta Thunberg has arrived in Madrid to join thousands of other young people in a march to demand world leaders take real action against climate change. The Spanish capital is hosting United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at streamlining the rules on global carbon markets and agreeing on how poor countries should...

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‘Almost all' Christmas jumpers made using plastic, UK charity warns

By Josie Clarke, PA Consumer Correspondent Almost all of the millions of Christmas jumpers expected to be sold to UK customers this year are made with plastic, according to research by an environmental charity. Hubbub is urging consumers to buy second-hand Christmas jumpers or swap old ones with friends after finding that as many as...

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Search ends, but investigation into sailor’s disappearance continues
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Police vow to continue investigations as search for Simon Parkes in Gibraltar ends
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‘No stone unturned, literally’ as detectives search Trafalgar Cemetery for Simon Parkes
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U.N. chief opens climate summit with call for hope over ‘surrender’