Gibraltar Chronicle Logo

Local News

Local News

Blood, sweat and cold beers as double-amputee Royal Marine completes epic run to the Rock

Blood, sweat and the promise of cold beers formed part of Royal Marine Ian ‘Bish’ Bishop’s afternoon on Thursday when he ran across the runway, marking the end of the double amputee’s epic ultra-marathon run from Malaga to the Rock. “I can’t wait to get these legs off, put on my normal walking legs and...

Local News

Woman pleads guilty to supplying cocaine

A Lithuanian woman who was stopped by Customs officers as she entered in Gibraltar pleaded guilty to drug offences before the Magistrates’ Court. Valerija Tkac, of La Linea, was caught carrying five individual wraps containing cocaine in her handbag. She was arrested and charged with the importation, possession and possession ith intent to supply the...

Local News

Man sentenced for fuel offences

A local man who pleaded guilty to storing fuel canisters at his home was sentenced for six weeks by the Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Paul Jesus Byrne, 48, of Knights Court, pleaded guilty to one count of storing more than 20 litres of petrol in a premises without a valid permit. Byrne was arrested on...

Local News

Inquest hears tragic story of 22-year old who drowned in search of a better life

A Moroccan migrant who drowned while attempting to cross from Ceuta into Europe was only identified by his mother because of marks on both his arms, the Coroner’s Court heard on Wednesday. Jawad Ladkaddam, 22, was rescued from the sea and was found on the northern part of the detached mole last February after he...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Madrid says Catalan separatist leader must face Spanish courts

By Joan Faus and Jordi Rubio BARCELONA/ROME, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Spanish government demanded Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont be extradited to face sedition charges in Spain on Friday after he was detained by Italian police in Sardinia. The former president of Spain's Catalonia region was due to appear in a court of appeal...

UK/Spain News

‘Carry on as normal,’ Shapps urges drivers amid forecourt closures

By August Graham, PA City Reporter The Transport Secretary has tried to dissuade drivers from panic buying petrol, after BP was forced to close down a handful of its forecourts. Grant Shapps said on Friday that motorists should “carry on as normal”. “The advice would be to carry on as normal, and that is what...

UK/Spain News

Firefighters to run London Marathon inside mini fire engine

By Michael Drummond, PA South East Correspondent If running 26.2 miles was not hard enough, two firefighters will be running the London Marathon inside a mini fire engine. They will be joined in the race by firefighters from across the UK, with some even tackling the challenge in full fire kit and carrying breathing equipment...

UK/Spain News

Queues return to Apple Stores as the iPhone 13 goes on sale

By Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent Apple fans queued outside the technology giant’s Regent Street store in central London to be among the first to get hold of the iPhone 13 as the new smartphone range went on sale in the UK. Unveiled last week, the four new iPhone 13 handsets all have improved battery...