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Commons delegation lands in Gib as UK minister says tighter Schengen checks ‘a matter for Spain’

Application of the Schengen Borders Code at Spain’s frontier with Gibraltar “is ultimately a matter for Spain,” the UK Minister for Europe and North America, James Cleverly, told the House of Commons this week. Mr Cleverly was responding after Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell asked what steps he was taking to help people with Gibraltar blue...

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Spain protests to UK over DPC’s decision to clear east side project

Spain filed a diplomatic protest with the UK after the Development and Planning Commission granted outline planning permission for a major project on the east side reclamation, according to a response in the Spanish Parliament. The protest came three weeks after the DPC granted outline planning consent to the TNG Global Foundation for development of...

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Firefighters respond to vehicle fire in car park

Firefighters and police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a car in the Devil’s Tower Road car park on Tuesday morning. This is the latest in a string of fires in different locations around the Rock over the past fortnight, but a spokesman for the Royal Gibraltar Police said investigators had not...

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CM hits back at GSD’s ‘tabloid economics’ and ‘despicable innuendo’

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo took the GSD to task on Monday for what he termed its “tabloid economics” and “frankly despicable innuendo” during last week’s budget debate. During an address to Parliament lasting well over four hours, Mr Picardo rejected GSD claims he had mishandled Gibraltar’s public finances, insisting the revenue-raising measures announced last week...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Sunak and Javid resign as Johnson’s leadership faces fresh crisis

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Rishi Sunak has quit as chancellor and Sajid Javid has resigned as health secretary as Boris Johnson’s leadership faced a fresh crisis. Mr Sunak said “the public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously”, adding “I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is...

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PM ‘aware of formal complaint against Chris Pincher’ before whip appointment

By Amy Gibbons, Gavin Cordon and Dominic McGrath, PA Political Staff Boris Johnson was aware of a formal complaint against Chris Pincher when the MP was a Foreign Office minister before his appointment to the Tory whips’ office, it has been reported. Downing Street confirmed on Monday that Mr Johnson knew of concerns about Mr...

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Downing Street confirms Johnson was aware of concerns about Chris Pincher

By Gavin Cordon and Dominic McGrath, PA Political Staff Boris Johnson was aware of concerns about the conduct of Chris Pincher when he made him deputy chief whip, Downing Street has confirmed. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the while he knew of claims which had been either been resolved or had not resulted in...

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Traffickers built underwater drones to ferry drugs across Strait of Gibraltar, Spanish police say

A criminal gang built underwater drones to smuggle drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar, in a new development never seen in this region before, Spanish police said on Monday. Spanish authorities believe the “handmade” remotely operated submarines could travel across from Morocco to the Spanish coastline with up to 200 kilos of drugs on board....