Saturday 20 December 22:29

GBC News: Top Story

14-year-old gets eight months in prison

A juvenile was sentenced to eight months in prison at the Supreme Court. The 14-year-old boy had pleaded guilty to an attempted robbery on the 8th September, when he entered a shop on Main street wearing a balaclava, and carrying a serrated bread knife.

British national fined for feeding apes

Six people have been cautioned and one fined for illegally feeding the apes. This was revealed by the Minister for the Environment in Parliament.

Buses tender raised in Parliament

Dennis Buses has complained to the Government after it failed to secure the tender for the new buses, despite having put in a much lower bid. This according to the Opposition, which in Parliament asked a host of questions on the issue of the new buses.

FCO Minister says Spain's response to EC's border recommendations 'nowhere near satisfactory'

The British Government has described Spain's response to the European Commission's border recommendations as "nowhere near satisfactory". In written answers to parliamentary questions by Conservative Peer Lord Patten, Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay of St. John's says the UK has made its view very clear to Spain.

Women may soon serve in infantry

Women may soon be allowed to fight in front line combat roles for the first time. A UK government-commissioned report on the current ban on women serving in close combat roles called for more research to assess the physical demands involved.

Fishing regulations working group meets for first time

The working group established under the recently published Marine Protection Regulations has met for the first time. Among the issues discussed were possible improvements to, and implementation of, the Regulations.

► Dutch ship stocks up in Gibraltar for global effort against Ebola

A Dutch naval vessel on its way to aid in the fight against Ebola has taken on supplies here in Gibraltar. The JSS Karel Doorman is part of an international effort jointly organised by the United Nations and the European Union.

GBC Open Day on course for £100,000

The GBC Open Day has raised over £98,188 for charity with money still coming in. It was a marathon day of fundraising, which started on Radio Gibraltar and came to a close last night at the John Mackintosh Hall.

Christmas Lottery sells out in record time

The Christmas lottery has sold out in record time. 50 thousand full tickets, priced at twenty pounds each, have been sold. People’s regular numbers or fijos will go on sale at 9.30 on Monday morning, if they have not been collected by then.

Winter Party featuring 'Boney M' this Saturday

A Christmas Spectacular, which includes a performance by international group Boney M at Casemates Square, takes place on Saturday. Other activities and events are also planned at John Mackintosh Square and Chatham Counterguard to provide a Winter Party in Town.