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No one hurt in Waterport Power Station explosion


A fire at Waterport Power Station this afternoon has now been fully extinguished and the site has been handed back to Gibelec by the emergency services. The incident happened at around two o'clock when mechanical failure in Engine Number One resulted in a fire and a loud explosion. Smoke billowed out from the power station, and residents were asked to stay indoors and close their windows.... Read More

VIDEO INTERVIEW - Sir James Dutton

The Governor, Sir James Dutton, says London continues to be concerned by the problems at the border, and continues to try and find a negotiated solution. In an exclusive interview with GBC looking back on his first six months in office, Sir James says he believes a large part of his post is an interpretive one between the local community and London, and has spent a lot of time getting to know the people and associations which has gone a long way to increasing his understanding.

VIDEO - Inaugural Gibraltar-Marrakech flight 86% full

Interest in the new Gibraltar-Marrakech route has surpassed expectations; this afternoon’s inaugural Gibraltar-Marrakech flight is 86% full. The route is reportedly attracting interest among those based in nearby Andalusia, both Spanish nationals and ex-pats.

Civil servant sentenced to 1 year for stealing nearly £16,000 from Government

A civil servant who admitted stealing nearly £16,000 from the Gibraltar Government has been sentenced to a year in prison. The case dates back to October 2013 when Barry Williams, of 6 Arengo’s Palace, was arrested for the theft. Williams reportedly stole over a four month period in order to pay for a drug habit.

Good Friday Processions

The Roman Catholic Bishop, Ralph Heskett, and the Dean, John Paddock led a Procession and outdoor Stations of the Cross this afternoon to mark Good Friday. They were joined by members of the clergy and a congregation of several hundred.

Access restricted to St Bernard's Hospital due to works

Works to reinforce the foundations of a new catering facility at St Bernards Hospital start on Tuesday. Access to the hospital basement area will be restricted to authorised vehicles only and pedestrian access will not be allowed.

VIDEO: Beaches ready for Easter

Gibraltar’s beaches are ready for the Easter break. They’re now partially open with a lifeguard service at weekends and the introduction of beach attendants. Other improvements have also been made this year and innovations include a number of water parks.

Government wins Airport Access Tunnel claim against OHL

The Airport Access Tunnel Project will go ahead – the Government has been entirely successful in its legal battle against OHL. The High Court of Justice of England and Wales has today ordered that OHL, the company whose contract was terminated in 2011 by the previous GSD Government, now pay the Government the completion costs of the project, potentially the largest claim for damages in Gibraltar’s history.

Opposition welcomes OHL outcome

The news has been welcomed by the Opposition which joins the Government in thanking the entire legal and technical team. It acknowledges the notification provided by the Chief Minister to the Opposition leader and to former Chief Minister, Sir Peter Caruana, immediately before the public announcement.

'Cordial and positive' meeting with Governor say For a Humanitarian Frontier

A delegation from the group calling for a Humanitarian Frontier has described a meeting it’s held with the Governor as cordial and positive. It put forward its concerns regarding the current situation at the border, saying it seems to be worsening, despite the fact that the six-month period given by the EU Inspectors for Spain to act within, is soon to expire.

Two youngsters rescued from cliff face by City Fire Brigade

City Fire Brigade Officers had to rescue two youngsters from a cliff face on the upper Rock on Saturday evening. A man and a woman were stranded on separate rock ledges, metres from each other with a drop of several hundred metres below them.

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