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Relatives of RHIB crew arrested as they arrive to pay fine

Six Spaniards who tried to help relatives pay a £10,000 fine in cash earlier this week were arrested after they were unable to prove where the money came from. The arrest took place at Windmill Hill Prison on Tuesday afternoon after the four women and two men tried to pay the £10,000 fine for four...

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RFA Wave Knight in weekend Rock visit

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight arrived in the Naval Base today for a routine logistic support visit today. RFA Wave Knight, a Wave Knight-class fast fleet tanker, has been deployed for seven months – six of these in the Middle East – providing support to the Royal Navy and coalition operations east of Suez....

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Parliament confers Freedom of the City on Adolfo Canepa

The Gibraltar Parliament yesterday conferred the Freedom of the City on Adolfo Canepa in unanimous recognition of his “impeccable” track record of public service spanning nearly five decades. Mr Canepa, a teacher by profession, was first selected to the House of Assembly in 1972 and has since held all the hight offices of state in...

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Second group of contestants sign up for Miss Gib pageant

Four more contestants participating in this year’s Miss Gibraltar pageant were yesterday unveiled during a photo opportunity in the GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion. Victoria Fisher, Melanie Vilerio, Janelle Duo and Jessica Acris are the latest contestants to have signed up to this year’s event. The contestants will be vying for the opportunity to be crowned...

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Measles complication warning amid 'unfounded' vaccine fears

By Jemma Crew, PA Health and Science Correspondent Complications from measles are more serious than people realise, doctors have warned, amid increasing cases and "unfounded fears" about the vaccine. The preventable viral infection can lead to "many and varied" conditions such as hepatitis, appendicitis, viral meningitis and seizures, experts said in a medical journal. One...

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UN chief says coronavirus outbreak is 'a very dangerous situation'

By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press The UN secretary general has said the coronavirus outbreak that began in China "is not out of control but it is a very dangerous situation". Speaking in an interview with the Associated Press, Antonio Guterres said: "The risks are enormous and we need to be prepared worldwide for that." He...

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Coronavirus: Stranded Britons on cruise ship could be flown home

By Jane Kirby, Michael Bedigan and David Hughes More than 70 Britons stranded on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship could be flown home, Downing Street has confirmed. A Number 10 spokesman said those on board the Diamond Princess, which is docked in Yokohama, off the coast of Japan, were being contacted about the possibility of a...

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Hundreds of people contacted as coronavirus emerges after London bus conference

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Health officials have contacted more than 200 people who attended a conference in central London after it emerged one delegate is suffering from coronavirus. Public Health England (PHE) sent a letter to those who were at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster on February 6,...

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Parliament confers Freedom of the City on Adolfo Canepa
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Gibraltar encouraged by Spanish ‘pragmatism’ on post-Brexit ties, Dr Garcia tells Brussels conference
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Peter Schirmer, old school reporter and generous mentor
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As China looks to the world, an opportunity arises for Gibraltar