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Multiple commercial applications filed with Town Planner

A variety of applications pertaining to commercial premises have been filed with the Town Planner this year. One such application is for ‘The Red House’ at 68-70 Main St where permission is being sought to convert two units into one larger unit. An application has also been filed by Calpernia Planters Ltd for the proposed...

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Bhatti instructs lawyers and signals legal claim against GHA

The former Director of Public Health, Dr Sohail Bhatti, has instructed lawyers to initiate legal action against the Gibraltar Health Authority over what he claims is a substantive breach of contract. Dr Bhatti’s lawyer, Suresh Mahtani, said his client had taken the step after protracted negotiations failed to resolve the contractual dispute. So far there...

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RGP aims to free up 50 parking spaces occupied by derelict vehicles

Over a dozen derelict vehicles were towed away yesterday as part of campaign by the Royal Gibraltar Police to free up more public parking spaces. Officers plan to remove up to 50 vehicles this week after targeting the car parks at Catalan Bay, Land Port Ditch, Camp Bay and Western Beach. Vehicles with expired MOTs,...

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Iranian man sparks security alert after taking wrong turn onto airfield

A 60-year old Iranian man sparked a security alert early Tuesday morning after he drove his Spanish-registered car onto the airfield near to the civil aviation apron. The man, who the Chronicle understands is resident in Spain, was intercepted by officers of the Gibraltar Defence Police and arrested on suspicion of trespassing. But after extensive...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Twelve most wanted fugitives thought to be hiding in Spain named

By Margaret Davis, PA Crime Correspondent The top 12 most wanted British criminals thought to be hiding in Spain have been named by law enforcement in a bid to flush them out. A joint campaign involving the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) and Spanish officials was launched in Madrid on Wednesday, where a rogues’ gallery...

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Boris Johnson to face MPs as he battles plot to oust him as Prime Minister

By David Hughes, Geraldine Scott and Gavin Cordon, PA Allies of Boris Johnson have pleaded for him to be given more time as Tory MPs plotted to remove him from No 10 over the partygate row. A group of Tories who won their seats in Mr Johnson’s 2019 election landslide appear to have lost faith...

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Worst of pandemic will soon be behind us, says NHS consultant

By Katie Dickinson, PA The end of the pandemic is “now in sight”, according to an NHS frontline consultant, despite hospitals still feeling the strain of Covid-19 patient numbers. Dr Richard Cree, who has blogged about his work during the pandemic, said he is confident that “the worst will soon be behind us”. The intensive...

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UK inflation hits near 30-year high as food prices surge

By Holly Williams, PA Deputy City Editor Britain’s rate of inflation has rocketed to its highest level for nearly 30 years as the cost-of-living squeeze intensifies, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation jumped from 5.1% in November to 5.4% in December – the highest since...