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New member joins tactical firearms

The Gibraltar Defence Police have bolstered their tactical firearms ranks, as they announced that another officer has completed their Tactical Firearms Advisor Course (TacAd).   Police Constable Christopher Remorino spent 10 days on the complex course, where he learnt all about developing and qualifying officers to provide tactical advice to the Firearms Commanders during pre-planned or spontaneous activity. ...

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Northern gannet rescued from Eastside

A young Northern gannet was recently rescued from the sea off Eastside by Christian Balban-Torres. The young bird was tangled in plastic fishing gear and Mr Balban-Torres managed to carefully set this bird free. As if the second chance wasn't enough, he also gave the bird a fish and sent it on its way. “Thank...

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RGP Officer in Commonwealth Games ‘Police Observer Programme’

Royal Gibraltar Police’s Superintendent Mark Wyan has spent five days at the Commonwealth Games, with an aim to bring experience learnt from the event back to Gibraltar. It’s hoped this experience will help the RGP plan for events such as the Small Island Games and military parades. An estimated one million people attended the Commonwealth...

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SDGG announces Gibraltar Fair plans

The Gibraltar Fair will begin on August 20 at the Rooke Site, with rides priced at £3, the Self Determination for Gibraltar Group has announced. At 7pm on the opening day, the Minister for Culture, Dr John Cortes, will inaugurate the fair, alongside Miss Gibraltar 2022 Janice Sampere and the organising teams of the SDGG...

UK/Spain News

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NHS understaffing poses ‘serious risk to patient safety’

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Persistent understaffing in the NHS is creating a serious risk to patient safety, MPs have said in a damning report. The cross-party Health and Social Care Committee said health and social care services in England face “the greatest workforce crisis in their history” and the Government has no credible...

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More queues at Dover amid fears for ‘vulnerable’ summer

By Neil Lancefield and Rebecca Speare-Cole, PA Queues are building at the Port of Dover amid fears that the severe disruption seen in recent days could return to Kent throughout the summer. Ferry operator DFDS told passengers that there were “queues of around an hour” for French border checks on Monday morning, and to “allow...

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Vox MP defiant after Supreme Court defamation ruling

An MP with the Spanish far-right political party Vox has dismissed a ruling of the Supreme Court that ordered him to pay £20,000 in damages for defaming Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. Agustin Rosety Fernandez de Castro, the Vox MP for Cadiz and a retired general, posted defiant tweets on Thursday in which he said he...

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to face off in race to be Tory leader and PM

By David Hughes and Sam Blewett, PA Political Staff Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will battle it out over the coming weeks to be the UK’s next prime minister. The former chancellor and the Foreign Secretary finished in the top two places after five rounds of voting by Tory MPs, with Penny Mordaunt eliminated from...