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Action for Housing welcomes new property sales tax to curb speculation and improve accessibility

A representative of Action for Housing met yesterday with the Minister for Justice, Trade and Industry, Nigel Feetham, at his invitation to discuss the new property sales tax announced during the Budget. Action for Housing said it welcomed the initiative, as it could help “stabilise property prices” and make homeownership more accessible to local buyers...

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RGP to boost police presence for Euro 2024 final

The Royal Gibraltar Police will increase its presence around Gibraltar for Sunday’s Euro 2024 final between England and Spain. The game coincides with the start of the popular fair in La Linea and will likely mean more traffic than usual at the border, one of the locations where the RGP will bolster its presence on...

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Man jailed 17 months for violent offences

A man guilty of various violent offences against a woman was handed a 17-month prison sentence at the Supreme Court on Thursday.  Lee Ashley Jones, 37, of Oldham ,England, was found guilty of threats to kill, unlawful wounding and common assault following a trial at the Magistrates’ Court over offences which took place last September. ...

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UEFA Euros 2024 final on the big screen in Casemates

The Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with Gibraltar Cultural Services and u-mee, announced that a large screen for the public to view the Euros 2024 final will be erected at Casemates Square. The final between England and Spain takes place on Sunday, July 14 at 9pm and it is hoped that this exciting event will...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Starmer says ‘Britain belongs on world stage’ at end of first summit as PM

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor in Washington Sir Keir Starmer declared the UK was back playing a leading role on the world stage at the conclusion of his first international summit as Prime Minister. Sir Keir said he would “reset” the UK’s relationship with Europe, “return to leadership” on climate change and “engage more deeply” with developing...

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Healey sets out UK’s path to close defence co-operation with EU

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor in Washington Defence Secretary John Healey said the UK would seek to join more European Union military programmes as the world deals with “a decade or more” of Russian aggression. At the Nato summit in Washington, Mr Healey said the Government’s review of defence policy and spending would be...

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Starmer plans ‘root and branch’ UK defence review

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor in Washington A sweeping review of the UK’s defence and security will begin next week, Sir Keir Starmer announced as he urged Nato members to increase military spending. The review will set out a “road-map” to increasing the UK’s defence spending to 2.5% of gross domestic product, but no...

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Rachel Reeves prepared for ‘short-term pain’ in drive to get Britain building

By David Hughes and Helen Corbett, PA Political Staff Rachel Reeves ordered Treasury officials to produce an assessment of the financial “mess” left by the Conservatives as she promised a new focus on generating economic growth. The Chancellor said the Government is ripping up planning rules to build more homes and critical infrastructure, saying she is prepared...