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Spain says UK bags stopped at border cleared as ‘one-off goodwill gesture’

Spain’s decision to release official UK correspondence stopped at the border last October was “an exception” and “a gesture of goodwill”, the Spanish Government said this week, adding it should not be seen as setting a precedent. The Spanish Government was commenting after bags containing official UK correspondence weighing 150 kilos were stopped at the...

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GSD says Govt’s digital shift has been ‘slow, painful and costly’

The GSD said the Gibraltar Government’s “so-called” digital transformation has been “slow, painful and costly”. The Opposition was reacting after workers at the Information Technology and Logistics Department walked out last week as they stepped up a dispute over cybersecurity roles and changes in responsibilities. Backed by the GGCA union, ITLD workers said they had...

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Police deploy pepper spray during two altercations involving HMS Albion personnel

Police used pepper spray during two separate violent incidents involving sailors from the Royal Navy ship HMS Albion. A police officer was punched in the face and five sailors were arrested during one of the incidents in the early hours of Monday morning. The first incident happened just before midnight on Sunday as a large...

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Govt highlights investments in sewage network, despite treatment plant delays

The Gibraltar Government said it had spent nearly £10m on Gibraltar’s sewage network over the past decade, as it highlighted investments aimed at accommodating population growth even as the Rock continues to pump raw effluent into the sea. The government outlined different work on the sewage network but acknowledged too delays in delivering a waste-water...

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Cepsa to invest three billion euros in green hydrogen project for Campo and Huelva

By Maria Jesus Corrales Cepsa will invest three billion euros to establish the “Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley”, creating to plants to produce this green fuel, one in the Campo de Gibraltar, the other in Palos de la Frontera in Huelva. The project was presented yesterday at the company’s refinery in San Roque during an event...

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New Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘beginning of the end’ in search for treatment

By John Besley and Ella Pickover, PA Experts have hailed the “beginning of the end” in the search for effective Alzheimer’s treatments after a new drug reduced memory decline among patients with early stages of the disease. Lecanemab, which is designed to target and clear amyloid – one of the proteins that builds up in...

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Sunak signals ‘evolutionary leap’ in British foreign policy

By Dominic McGrath, PA Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has offered a vision of “robust pragmatism” in standing up to global competitors like China, as he signalled an “evolutionary leap” in British foreign policy. In his first major foreign policy speech, Mr Sunak indicated to international dignitaries and business leaders on Monday that he would set...

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UK Government accused of ‘watering down’ Online Safety Bill

By Sophie Wingate, PA Political Correspondent The UK Government has dropped measures to ban “legal but harmful” web content, in what campaigners called a “watering down” of the Online Safety Bill that is “very hard to understand”. Removing the restrictions marks a more “common sense” approach as they could have led to an “erosion of...