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New GDP police dog ‘Thor’ arrives on the Rock

The Gibraltar Defence Police has gained a new police dog, Thor, a springer spaniel who is 13 months old. Thor is one of GDP’s “four legged officers who are specially trained and must be healthy, of good temperament and most importantly, be bold and courageous,” said a statement from the force. “The talents of our...

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Long service medals presented to RGP officers

A number of Royal Gibraltar Police officers received their Overseas Territories Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medals and Clasps during a special ceremony at the Convent this morning. The medals were presented by the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, in the presence of RGP Commissioner Richard Ullger and are awarded to officers who...

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New triage system for ambulance dispatch

The GHA will directly manage the dispatch of ambulances from April 30 onwards, as part of its efforts to enhance emergency services provision within its wider Reset, Restart, Recover programme for post-pandemic reform. Ambulance dispatch has historically been managed by the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service. “This change is aimed at ensuring faster response times,...

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Government set to introduce legal reforms for taxis

The Government has announced legal changes aimed to improve the Rock’s taxi service. With the Ministry for Transport having stated that a number of amendments are being made to Gibraltar’s statute book over the coming months that will help improve the taxi service. In a statement the Government said that these changes have come about...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

King marks Nato’s 75th anniversary with letter of thanks

By Samuel Montgomery, PA The King has sent a “personal message of gratitude and congratulations” to Nato, as the defensive alliance marked its 75th anniversary. Charles lauded the treaty organisation as “an antidote to years of war in Europe” and “the cornerstone of our security and the values we hold dear”, in a letter to secretary general...

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Acerinox strikers bring chaos to Campo roads

Strikers at the Acerinox plant in the Campo de Gibraltar mounted road blocks in three key junctions on Tuesday morning, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill and causing gridlock for around six hours on the main road linking both sides of the both. The workers set up roadblocks at 7am in Algeciras, Palmones and...

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Channel Islands and Isle of Man need seat at trade negotiations, MPs say

By David Lynch, PA Political Staff The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man should be represented when the UK brokers international trade deals, ministers have been told. The cross-party Justice Select Committee of MPs said the Crown Dependencies should have designated officials present at trade negotiations to represent their interests. The three self-governing dependencies,...

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Bank of England warns of rising global risks to UK financial stability

By Anna Wise, PA Business Reporter The Bank of England has warned the UK faces growing risks from weaknesses in the global financial system and rising political tensions. But households and businesses have remained resilient despite cost-of-living pressures. The Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) found some risks to financial stability globally have increased since it...