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Four years on, relatives and friends of Spanish men killed in fatal collision at sea demand ‘justice’ in Gib protest

By Nathan Barcio and Brian Reyes Relatives and friends of the two Spanish men killed in a collision at sea in March 2020 took part in a protest opposite New Mole House on Thursday, demanding “justice” over four years after the incident. Around 60 people gathered with placards and a large banner calling for “justice...

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Mayor hosts Royal Gibraltar Police in a reception at City Hall

The Mayor, Carmen Gomez recently hosted a reception in recognition of the Royal Gibraltar Police. In her speech she explained they are an essential part of the social fabric of the community, and it is of great importance that they always have the confidence of the people they serve, as without that confidence, they would...

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Customs seize 12.5g of cocaine and 60 diazepam tablets frontier

In an enforcement operation conducted at the Land Frontier by officers of the Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team of HM Customs Gibraltar, a 30-year-old local man was arrested and approximately 12.5 grams of a preparation containing cocaine and 60 diazepam tablets were seized. On Friday, June 14, at around 7pm, FAS team officers deployed at Four Corners...

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HM Customs Marine Section assist a sailing yacht in distress

Last Monday at around 9am, officers of HM Customs’ Marine Section were conducting routine patrols of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters when approximately three nautical miles from Europa Point, they observed at a distance three crew members onboard a sailing vessel trying to attract attention by waving their hands in the air. The foreign registered vessel...

UK/Spain News

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Tories in ‘deep hole’ as another poll forecasts huge losses

Labour is poised to win the biggest majority of any party in a century as the Conservatives lose support to the Liberal Democrats and Reform, a major poll has found. YouGov said its latest study projects Labour is on course to achieve a 200-seat majority. Labour is predicted to secure 425 seats, the Tories 108, the...

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Interest rates set to stay the same despite inflation hitting 2% target

By Anna Wise, PA Business Reporter Borrowers hoping for some relief from higher costs are likely to be disappointed by expectations that UK interest rates will not be cut on Thursday, despite inflation returning to target. Most economists are expecting policymakers to hold UK interest rates at 5.25% when the central bank announces its latest...

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Labour manifesto includes commitment to ‘always’ defend Rock’s British sovereignty and self-determination

The Labour Party's manifesto for the UK's July 4 general election includes a commitment to “always” defend the British sovereignty of Gibraltar and its right to self-determination. The commitment is set out in a single line in a section of the 136-page document titled ‘Defending the UK’s security’. “Defending our security also means protecting the...

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UK should ‘demilitarise’ Gibraltar, Spain tells UN

Spain used a speech to the UN Committee of 24 on Monday to once again call on the UK to “demilitarise” Gibraltar. In a short intervention in New York, Hector Gómez Hernández, Spain’s permanent representative to the UN, out the traditional Spanish position and complained that Gibraltar undermined Spain’s territorial integrity. Spain, Mr Gómez said,...