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Kristel Turner scoops top prize in virtual Spring Visual Arts Competition

In a socially-distanced prize giving ceremony for this year’s Spring Visual Arts Competition, Kristel Turner was awarded the top prize on Tuesday for her photo of an old Westside School classroom titled ‘Empty Register’. Just like the empty classroom in Mrs Turner’s photograph, the prize giving ceremony was much quieter than usual. Usually family and...

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Govt announces new Coaling Island ‘pay and display’ parking zone

A new pay and display parking zone at Coaling Island will commence on Monday June 8, the Ministry for Transport has confirmed. This new area will provide 105 Pay & Display parking bays, which will be operational between 9am to 6pm from Monday to Friday. The area will continue to provide parking at no cost...

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Spanish Foreign Minister’s ‘throwaway’ remark raises hackles in Gibraltar

A ‘throwaway’ remark about Gibraltar by Spain’s Foreign Minister during a wide-ranging interview on a Spanish radio station raised hackles in Gibraltar on Tuesday and drew cautionary reactions from both the Gibraltar Government and the GSD, Interviewed on Cadena Ser, Arancha Gonzalez Laya spoke of the challenges ahead for her ministry, including the Brexit negotiations...

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DPC to hold pilot meeting online

The Development and Planning Commission is set to reconvene soon for its first meeting since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last February. In a break from the norm, the meeting will be held online and without members of the press or the public present. DPC meetings are normally held in public but on this...

UK/Spain News

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Downing Street ‘deeply concerned’ by events in Hong Kong

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor The UK remains “deeply concerned” about the crisis in Hong Kong and Number 10 has raised the issue with Beijing’s ambassador in London. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam insists national security legislation proposed by China’s legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory’s civil rights. But Downing Street said it...

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Facebook changes name of digital wallet linked to Libra cryptocurrency

By Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent Facebook has changed the name of the digital wallet to be used with its new cryptocurrency, the latest in a number of changes to the digital currency and its ecosystem. The virtual wallet associated with the Libra virtual currency will now be known as Novi. When first announced last...

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Spain wants common EU rules on cross-border movement as pandemic lockdowns ease

By Reuters and Chronicle staff Spain on Tuesday urged its European Union partners to set up common rules, including potential health checks for passengers, to open up borders and reestablish freedom of travel as national coronavirus lockdowns are phased out. The government also declared a 10-day official mourning period from Wednesday to honour the country's...

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Sir Bob Neill among Conservative MPs voicing frustration over actions of Dominic Cummings

Sir Bob Neill, a longtime friend of Gibraltar and chairman of the cross-party Gibraltar group in the House of Commons, was among a growing number of Conservative MPs who yesterday voiced their frustration over Dominic Cummings after he said that he had “no regrets” about his trip to Durham. In a press conference on Sunday,...