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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...

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Demonstrators deliver letter to Governor voicing concern for future

A group of demonstrators delivered a letter to the Governor on Monday evening highlighting their “heartfelt” concerns about the negotiations for a UK/EU treaty on Gibraltar’s future relations with the bloc. In the letter, the demonstrators said they felt the Gibraltar Government did not have a mandate to agree to any treaty without first putting...

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GRA points to increased use of social media by children as young as nine

By Nathan Barcio The number of children aged nine and 10 using social media platforms has increased since 2019 and nearly half of them do not use privacy controls, according to the latest analysis from the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority. The data has prompted concern, not least because social networking sites are aimed at people aged...

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Businesses warned of pitfalls in cybersecurity

Cybercriminals’ ability to monetise their hacks is becoming more profound, cybersecurity experts told a conference at the Sunborn, as they warned of increasingly professional and targeted attacks affecting businesses worldwide. The key message of the conference was that every person online needs good security and, crucially, businesses need to invest, risk assess and prepare for...

UK/Spain News

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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....

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Match-fixing gang targeting Spanish and Gibraltar leagues made 500,000 euros, Spanish police say

A “highly-structured” organised crime group involved in alleged match-fixing in the Royal Spanish Football Federation leagues and the Gibraltar National League is believed to have made more than 500,000 euros in profits, mostly on activities linked to Spain’s third division, Spain’s Policia Nacional said. Authorities arrested 21 people and an additional six are under investigation...