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Wednesday 27 August 22:57

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DPC to consider Government application for £20m land reclamation project at Western Beach

A government proposal for a multi-million pound land reclamation project at Western Beach will go before the Development and Planning Commission on Thursday. The scheme involves reclaiming an area of 73,200 square metres immediately to the north of the north-west end of the runway, and to build sports facilities there.

£6.3 million: the estimated cost of the Marrache trial

The full cost to the taxpayer of the Marrache fraud trial so far has been estimated at close to £6.3 million. The latest figures, including the cost of the prosecution, have been released in response to questions from GBC and the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Couple imprisoned after abusing staff at St Bernard's Hospital

A couple has been sent to prison for three weeks each for disrupting the peace at St. Bernard's hospital, in an incident dating back to July 2013.

Former spokesman for La Linea fishermen calls Chief Minister biggest liar in politics

The former spokesman for the La Linea Fishermen, Leoncio Fernandez, accuses the Chief Minister of being the biggest liar in politics for saying the artificial reef was created for environmental purposes.

Andalucia President meets with British ambassador to Spain

Gibraltar has been one of the subjects discussed during a meeting between the PSOE President of the Junta de Andalucia, Susana Diaz, and the British ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley

Warmest day of the year

Wednesday was the warmest day of the year so far for Gibraltar, with temperatures at 33.9 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has been keeping its followers on Twitter up to date with temperatures in the region.

Man allegedly threatens City Hall

A local man has been remanded with no bail after allegedly threatening to burn down City Hall with all its employees still inside. The case was heard at the Magistrates' Court. On the 29th of May this year, 29-year-old Karl Henry Danino was said to have rung up the Housing Department situated at City Hall.

More beetles crawling around the rock this summer

This summer there seems to be many more species of beetle called the ‘lagria-lata’. Although the beetles are known to the Rock, there seems to be more than ever this year.

Winning logo chosen for Alwani Group of Companies

Benjamin Hassan has designed the winning logo for the Alwani Group. The prizes were presented by the Minister for Culture, Steven Linares. Around 250 entries were received, with the organisers saying the quality of the entries was extremely high.

Our Gibraltar Photographic Exhibition winners announced

The overall winner of this year’s National Week Photographic Competition is Sonia Golt, who took home the top prize of 300 pounds for her photo “Through the Keyhole”.

Chief Minister holds meetings in London

The Chief Minister is in London for a series of meetings. These will include meetings with senior officials in the Foreign Office. Fabian Picardo is accompanied by the Government’s Chief Legal Advisor.

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