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New CBF for British Forces Gibraltar

Gibraltar’s new Commander British Forces takes up his new post tomorrow [June 30]. Commodore Tom Guy, who succeeds Commodore Steve Dainton, brings to the Rock experience from a broad range of operational, staff and command roles ashore and afloat globally, from patrol craft to mine-hunters, frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers. On Wednesday he met Chief...

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Moldovan national remanded in custody after runway security breach

A Moldovan national was arrested in a restricted area of the runway close to a military aircraft after entering Gibraltar illegally “to see the big planes”. Yuritch Ruslan Pustotin, 37, of Moldova, appeared before the Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday after GDP officers found him “loitering” on the runway after jumping over the fence to enter...

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GFSB says budget adds ‘too much pressure’ on local businesses

The Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses said this year’s budget placed “too much pressure” on private sector businesses as a way of raising additional government revenue. In a statement, the Federation said the pressure on the private sectors should be accompanied by a more concerted drive to cut costs and improve efficiencies in the public...

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Unions fear budget impact on lower paid workers

Gibraltar’s unions have raised concerns over a rising cost of living crisis and the impact the Chief Minister’s budget will have on working people and their families.   While some parts of the speech were welcome, the key sentiment from Unite the Union, the GGCA and NASUWT was concern over rising costs to the individual.   For...

UK/Spain News

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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...

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Stoltenberg sets out plan for biggest overhaul of Nato since the Cold War

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Nato will make clear that Russia is the “most significant and direct threat” to security when leaders gather in Madrid this week, the organisation’s secretary general said. Boris Johnson will join Nato allies in Spain on Tuesday night for talks which will set a new direction for the alliance...

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Boris Johnson vows to push on as voters ‘beat me up’ in by-elections

By Sam Blewett, PA Deputy Political Editor, in Kigali Boris Johnson said voters can “beat me up” all they want but he will “keep going” after a double by-election defeat triggered a Cabinet resignation and renewed calls for his resignation. The Prime Minister suffered a series of blows to his authority on Friday, including the...

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Police in La Linea arrest French man in car loaded with weapons

Police in La Linea arrested a French man who was travelling in a vehicle stuffed with firearms, knives and ammunition, as well as military kit including a bullet-proof vest and an army helmet. The man was arrested during a routine check near the border as part of the Operación Paso del Estrecho operation, during which...