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Burglar who assaulted police jailed for 14 months

A local man who burgled a bar and threw a spanner at a police officer was yesterday jailed for 14 months. Angelo Podesta, 42, of Laguna Estate admitted to burglary and assault on police. The Supreme Court heard how Podesta broke into the Golden Wings bar in Waterport Road and stole £15 in coins from...

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For last time, Gibraltar Awards marking community service feature Queen’s effigy

Four people were presented with the Gibraltar Award for their services to the community during an intimate ceremony at The Convent on Wednesday. The recipients and their families gathered together for the special ceremony, where the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, recognised their efforts. Receiving the awards were Marie Bocarisa for her services to...

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Royal Caribbean International confirms no Gib calls for 2024 as it refocuses on shorter cruises

Royal Caribbean International has confirmed that Gibraltar will not figure as a destination for its cruise ships during 2024, as the company focuses on shorter itineraries in a sector that is still recovering from the impact of Covid-19. The company, one of the largest cruise lines in the world, was responding to questions from the...

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Plans filed to breathe new life into derelict battery inside Gibdock

A derelict former military structure called Alexandra Battery could become an integral part of the wider Gibdock facilities if plans for a heritage-sensitive refurbishment are approved by the Development and Planning Commission. The battery dates back to 1878 and is located at the southern end of the South Mole near the yard’s largest drydock, forming...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Majority of schools in England closed to some pupils amid teachers’ strike

By Eleanor Busby, PA Education Correspondent The majority of schools in England were forced to shut their doors to some pupils as teachers went on strike, data suggests More than half (54%) of state schools in England were either fully closed or restricted access to pupils during the first day of walkouts by teachers, Department...

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Spanish police arrest another 23 people over alleged match-fixing, including in Gibraltar league

Spain’s Policia Nacional arrested 23 people in connection with an investigation into alleged match fixing involving football leagues in Spain, Gibraltar and Andorra. Around 30 matches in different leagues are being investigated and Spanish police believe the organisation could have obtained over 500,000 euros through the scam. The arrests were carried out in Badajoz, Cadiz,...

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Algeciras knife attacker ‘underwent express self-radicalisation’, Spanish police say

The man arrested in Algeciras last Wednesday night in connection with two knife attacks in churches in the city was “unstable” and became “self-radicalised” in the space of a month, Spain’s Policia Nacional said on Monday. Police confirmed details of the investigation as the man, Yassine Kanjaa, a 25-year old Moroccan national, was remanded in...

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Sunak fires Zahawi for ‘serious breach’ after tax affairs row

By Dominic McGrath and Ben Hatton, PA Nadhim Zahawi has been fired by Rishi Sunak for a “serious breach” of the Ministerial Code, following days of controversy over the Conservative Party chairman’s tax affairs. Mr Zahawi, who was appointed to the role by the Prime Minister last October, had been facing calls to stand aside...