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UEFA takes disciplinary action against Spanish players over Gibraltar chants

By Brian Reyes and Stephen Ignacio UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against two Spanish national players who led chants of “Gibraltar es español” during celebrations in Madrid following Spain’s Euro 2024 win against England. In a statement on Thursday, UEFA said it had charged team captain Álvaro Morata and midfielder Rodrigo Hernández Cascante with failing...

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GCS announce 51st Gibraltar International Art Competition

Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is inviting entries for the 51st Gibraltar International Art Competition. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery from Tuesday November 5 to Saturday November 16, 2024. The 1st Prize The Gustavo Bacarisas Prize is worth £5,000, 2nd Prize The Jacobo Azagury Prize...

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Customs anti-smuggling operation

Customs officers seize 650 cartons of cigarettes of various brands in a recent operation. Officers conducting an anti-smuggling operation involving the Marine Section, Outfield and Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team became aware of a small vessel approaching BGTW from Spain and heading towards the rocks at Emerson’s Place, last Friday at 2am. Simultaneously, a vehicle was observed...

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Beachgoers treated to sight of fin whale migrating south

A fin whale was seen swimming past the east side of the Rock on Monday close to shore. “We have three verified sightings of what we believe to be the same fin whale migrating south, heading out to the Atlantic,” said Lewis Stagnetto, from the Nautilus Project. The whale was seen off Catalan Bay, then...

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UK’s Solicitor General reminds Commons of her Gibraltarian roots in maiden speech

Sarah Sackman, the UK’s new Solicitor General, reminded the House of Commons of her Gibraltarian roots as she celebrated the multicultural diversity of her constituency, Finchley and Golders Green, during her maiden speech to parliament on Monday. The Labour MP is the granddaughter of the late Solomon Seruya, a prominent Gibraltarian businessman and former Minister...

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Violence against women and girls a ‘national emergency’, says policing report

By Sam Hall and Margaret Davis, PA Violence against women and girls is a “national emergency” with nearly 3,000 crimes recorded every day, a leading police chief has warned in a new report. More than one million violent crimes against women and girls were recorded by police in 2022/23, according to a report commissioned by...

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Starmer hosts summit to ‘fire the starting gun’ on new relationship with Europe

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor, Sophie Wingate, PA Deputy Political Editor, and Chronicle staff Sir Keir Starmer will use a major European summit to push for action to secure the continent’s borders as he steps up efforts to tackle the UK’s asylum backlog. More than 100 Home Office staff will be redeployed from working...

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Hoyle: Assassination attempt on Donald Trump a warning for us all to protect MPs

By Richard Wheeler, PA Parliamentary Editor An assassination attempt on Donald Trump is a “warning for us all” to ensure everything is in place to protect MPs, according to Sir Lindsay Hoyle. The Commons Speaker said it is “hard to believe” such an attack still happens in modern America, adding it was a “stark reminder”...