Thursday 29 January 09:15

GBC News: Top Story

Plans for hotel on Castle Street approved by DPC

A new hotel is to be built on one of Gibraltar’s most iconic streets: “la Calle Comedia”. At a meeting of the Development and Planning Commission, approval was granted for the conversion of a residential building on Castle Street into a hotel.

Local woman arrested on suspicion of cruelty to her two children

A local woman has been arrested on suspicion of cruelty to her two children. The woman who’s in her late twenties remains on Police bail, whilst investigations continue.

Motorbike thefts on the increase

The Royal Gibraltar Police is warning of a spate of motorbike thefts across Gibraltar. The thefts appear to target the Yamaha Cygnus model and are well organised and opportunistic. The RGP is asking members of the public to report any suspicious activity and secure their bikes.

Customs Officers seize 800,000 cigarettes smuggled into Gibraltar

Customs Officers have seized 800,000 cigarettes, which were smuggled into Gibraltar via the Commercial Gate at the Land Frontier yesterday afternoon.

University Professor claims a Catalan Navy would make Gibraltar more secure

A professor of International Relations and International Law has advanced the notion that the UK should foster the return of a Catalan Navy, as this would help make Gibraltar more secure.

Gibraltar's Unions reject Chamber's Agenda for Change measures

Gibraltar’s three unions, Unite, the GGCA and the NASUWT, have issued a joint statement rejecting the measures proposed by the Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Agenda for Change’ document.

Government prepares to open new Mental Health facility

The Government is preparing to open the new Mental Health facility at the old Naval Hospital in the next month, and vacate the old KGV hospital. In their 2011 Election manifesto, the GSLP Liberal Government said the KGV facilities were seriously lacking, and committed itself to the completion of a new mental health facility at the Naval Hospital.

Chess Festival underway with over 300 players on the Rock

The First Move of the 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival at The Gibraltar Masters tournament has taken at the Caleta Hotel. 252 chess players in The Masters, from some 60 countries, then made their opening moves in the tournament, which is being held over the next 10 days.

Governor presents Royal Navy Fleet Effectiveness Trophy

The Governor, Sir James Dutton has presented a Royal Navy Fleet Effectiveness Trophy for the Category Inshore Patrol Vessel to the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron.

Gibraltar Youth Service enjoys day out in Sierra Nevada

The Gibraltar Youth Service enjoyed a day out in Sierra Nevada last weekend. Members from the Youth Centre on Line Wall Road, Plater, Dolphins and Laguna Youth Club were given the opportunity to spend the day in the snow.

Family of former Government Minister donates over £4,500 to Cancer Relief Centre

Over £4,500 raised by the family of former Government Minister, Charles Bruzon, has been donated to the Cancer Relief Centre. The funds were raised following the posthumous publication of his autobiography, titled “Outside our Comfort Zone”.