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GSD questions appointment of new GPA chairman

The GSD said the appointment of a consultant and former partner of Hassans as the new chairman of the Gibraltar Police Authority was “surprising and inappropriate” given the Chief Minister’s links to the firm, adding it could undermine public confidence in the appointment. The Opposition was reacting to news last week that Peter Montegriffo, a...

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Families of deceased in fatal collision case turn to Privy Council in latest challenge

Lawyers for the families of two Spanish men who died in a collision at sea in March 2020 have taken the case to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the UK, the highest court of appeal for Gibraltar. The lawyers are seeking permission to challenge a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal...

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GFRS tackles fire in flat on Crutchett’s Ramp

A faulty air fryer is believed to have caused a fire in a property on Crutchett’s Ramp on Wednesday afternoon. The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service initially dispatched two appliances to tackle the fire in a second-floor flat. One team with breathing apparatus was deployed into the risk area while a third appliance was requested....

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Jean Rovegno wins annual Short Story Competition 

by Joseph Garcia Jean Rovegno won the top prize in this year’s Short Story Competition, with her entry ‘Mothers Hands’. Ms Rovegno told the Chronicle the story is the embodiment of “her melancholic childhood memories of living together with her siblings and grandparents under one roof”. Ms Rovegno attributed her interest in story writing to...

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Tories in ‘deep hole’ as another poll forecasts huge losses

Labour is poised to win the biggest majority of any party in a century as the Conservatives lose support to the Liberal Democrats and Reform, a major poll has found. YouGov said its latest study projects Labour is on course to achieve a 200-seat majority. Labour is predicted to secure 425 seats, the Tories 108, the...

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Interest rates set to stay the same despite inflation hitting 2% target

By Anna Wise, PA Business Reporter Borrowers hoping for some relief from higher costs are likely to be disappointed by expectations that UK interest rates will not be cut on Thursday, despite inflation returning to target. Most economists are expecting policymakers to hold UK interest rates at 5.25% when the central bank announces its latest...

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Labour manifesto includes commitment to ‘always’ defend Rock’s British sovereignty and self-determination

The Labour Party's manifesto for the UK's July 4 general election includes a commitment to “always” defend the British sovereignty of Gibraltar and its right to self-determination. The commitment is set out in a single line in a section of the 136-page document titled ‘Defending the UK’s security’. “Defending our security also means protecting the...

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UK should ‘demilitarise’ Gibraltar, Spain tells UN

Spain used a speech to the UN Committee of 24 on Monday to once again call on the UK to “demilitarise” Gibraltar. In a short intervention in New York, Hector Gómez Hernández, Spain’s permanent representative to the UN, out the traditional Spanish position and complained that Gibraltar undermined Spain’s territorial integrity. Spain, Mr Gómez said,...