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Matthew Collings visits local artists in preparation for Bermondsey London Exhibition

British art critic, writer and broadcaster Matthew Collings recently visited Gibraltar to meet with the nine artists selected to represent the Rock in London at an Exhibition at Bermondsey Project Space. “The visit organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is in line with the Government’s vision to promote Gibraltar’s...

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Budget puts onus on private sector ‘as usual’, Chamber says

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce said the private sector would “as usual” have to pay more than most as a result of a budget that had missed opportunities to raise additional revenue and contained no plan for economic recovery. In a statement, the Chamber said that despite earlier warnings about the need to rein in...

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In PCC sculpture, a cancer survivor’s simple message of hope

Louis Baldachino, a survivor of pancreatic cancer, yesterday unveiled a sculpture inspired by his experience and named ‘Never Lose Hope’. The piece was created by local award-winning ceramics artist Ermelinda Duarte and now has pride of place in the Primary Care Centre. Mr Baldachino had a message for people who are ill: “Accept you are...

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Schoolchildren raise £2,500 for water wells

A school of over 600 pupils in Sierra Leone have their own fresh water, via a well, thanks to the children of St Paul’s School who fundraised for Action4Schools. The children did so well that they not only met their £2500 target, there was a healthy surplus. A special assembly at the school was attended...

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...