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UK terrorism threat level reduced from critical to severe: attack "highly likely" but not "imminently expected"

Date: 27 May 2017

The UK terrorism threat level has been reduced from critical to severe, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not imminently expected.Soldiers deployed to support the police will be stood down on Monday night...

British Airways cancel flights from Heathrow & Gatwick amid computer problems, impact felt in Gibraltar

Date: 27 May 2017

British Airways (BA) has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 18:00 BST because of computer problems.A "major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide", the airline said.In Gibraltar, two arri...

Monsignor Mark Miles photobombs Pope Francis and President Donald Trump during Presidential Vatican visit

Date: 26 May 2017

One of Gibraltar’s most internationally recognised faces has made the news again this week: as Monsignor Mark Miles, translator to Pope Francis, appeared time and again in the background photos of US President Donald Trump’s visit to th...

​The second meeting of the Brexit and Environment Working Group was recently chaired by the Environment Minister

Date: 26 May 2017

The second meeting of the Brexit and Environment Working Group was recently chaired by the Environment Minister Dr John Cortes.Representatives from the Department of the Environment, the Ornithological & Natural History Society and the Environmental S...

Ramadan begins for local Muslim community

Date: 26 May 2017

Today sees the start of the month of Ramadan for Muslims worldwide, with 30 days of fasting, reciting the Quran in its entirety, and spending time with family and friends.The Moroccan Community Association told GBC Islam promotes peace, and that it’s sa...

​Two motorcycles were parked against the walls of the Convent

Date: 26 May 2017

Two motorcycles were parked against the walls of the Convent with nobody coming out to warn the riders away. This can be seen in footage, taken by GBC on Wednesday: two days after the Manchester terror attack.The video shows members of the public telling ...

MoD says authorities “were informed & responded very quickly” to security breach at the runway

Date: 26 May 2017

The authorities “were informed and responded very quickly” to this week’s security breach at the runway, according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence.The incident, on Wednesday evening, saw Customs and GDP officers pursue two suspected sm...

​Residents of Alameda Estate and Trafalgar House can now apply for parking permits for the new scheme

Date: 26 May 2017

Residents of Alameda Estate and Trafalgar House can now apply for parking permits for the new scheme, which comes into effect on the first of July. They must produce proof of residency and have a valid MOT certificate, with the car registered in the appli...

Visiting QC says Gibraltar & UK will have to see out Brexit negotiations before seeing how European Legislation can be transposed

Date: 26 May 2017

Gibraltar and the UK will have to see out the Brexit negotiations before they can make decisions on how European Legislation can be transposed to other institutions under the British Crown. This was the theme of a talk by commercial lawyer Michael Bowsher...

The UK Commonwealth Parliamentary Association says Gibraltar should have a Public Accounts Committee

Date: 26 May 2017

The Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, Lord Foulkes, has told GBC the Gibraltar Parliament was the only parliament represented at this week's meeting of European parliamentarians that does NOT have a Public Accounts Committee....

Government says Gibraltar will remain the premier remote gambling jurisdiction

Date: 26 May 2017

Whatever Brexit brings, the Government will adapt its licensing and regulatory arrangements to ensure it remains the premier remote gambling jurisdiction. This is Number Six’s response to the news that PaddyPower Betfair is leaving the Rock. The Governm...

Tourists mistake firemen training for real incident

Date: 26 May 2017

Members of the Fire and Rescue service recently took part in a training session up the Rock. Other training activities are planned over the next two weeks with a variety of skills being focused on....

UKIP pledges to offer Gibraltar referendum on "becoming fully British" & own MP in Commons

Date: 26 May 2017

The UK Independence Party has pledged to offer the citizens of Gibraltar a referendum on what it calls “becoming fully British”, and having their own MP in the House of Commons. This, in UKIP’s manifesto for the upcoming general election. Meanwhile...

Health & Social Care awards presented

Date: 26 May 2017

 A total of 36 GHA employees have been presented with a variety of Health and Social Care awards. The occasion earlier in the week was a day of celebration, with the students rewarded for their efforts.The ceremony at the Rock Hotel’s Khaima c...

Italian pleads guilty to bringing cocaine over the frontier

Date: 26 May 2017

An Italian man has pleaded guilty to importing over 5 grammes of cocaine over the frontier. Pierre Cozzani also pleaded guilty to the possession as well as a drink driving charge. The Alcadeisa resident has been granted bail at £2000. He will be sentence...

Notre Dame School holds fitness day

Date: 25 May 2017

You’re never too young to start thinking of your health and Notre Dame School has today held a fitness day to promote the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.Parents have joined the pupils in school for yoga, zumba and p...

Trafalgar Interchange to Jumpers’ Building has been designated distinct parking zone, operational from the first of July

Date: 25 May 2017

The area from the Trafalgar Interchange to Jumpers’ Building has been designated a distinct parking zone, operational from the first of July. The order, gazetted today, comes under the Traffic (Parking and Waiting) Regulations. This is the first parkin...

Gibraltar observes one minute silence for Manchester victims

Date: 25 May 2017

A one minute silence was observed outside No.6 and the Convent today at 12 noon, to coincide with the UK’s own silence, as a mark of respect for the victims and families of the Manchester Arena tragedy. All Government staff were invited to join in the s...

28 police recruits from the RGP & GDP have become Police Constables

Date: 25 May 2017

Twenty eight police recruits have become Police Constables. It marks a major milestone in their careers as it symbolises the powers afforded to them by law as Police Constables and the duties and responsibilities they now assume, in serving the community....

Online bookmakers Paddy Power Betfair to close Gibraltar office

Date: 25 May 2017

Online bookmakers Paddy Power Betfair are to close their offices in Gibraltar and relocate elsewhere. In answers to questions from GBC, a spokesperson for Paddy Power Betfair said following the merger of the two companies, they have been reviewing arrange...

Former Master of the Rolls praises Gib religious harmony

Date: 25 May 2017

The relationships between difference faiths in Gibraltar should be an object lesson to the wider world, particularly with the tragic deterioration of those relationships in other parts of the global community. This is the view of Lord Dyson, the treasure...

​Gibraltarian named new Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: 25 May 2017

Gibraltarian conductor, Karel Chichon, has been named the new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra.Mr Chichon described the orchestra as a “cultural jewel of Spain”, adding he is “very enthusiastic” abou...

Vienna Summer Night Concert Schonbrunn live on GBC tonight

Date: 25 May 2017

GBC will be broadcasting the Summer Night Concert from the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens in Vienna this evening. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted, for the second time, by Christoph Eschenbach. It will be broadcast at 8.30, so Newswatch wi...

Port Bunkering Superintendent undergoes further training

Date: 25 May 2017

The Gibraltar Port Authority Bunkering Superintendent, Victor Calderon, recently attended a Bunker training course in Oxford. The 5 day Petrospot course includes a range of lectures on the technical, operational, commercial, financial and legal aspects of...

'Equality Means Business' conference held at the Sunborn

Date: 24 May 2017

The Sunborn Hotel today hosted the latest in a series of seminars aimed at informing the community of the requirements of the new Diasbility legislation coming into effect soon. Today’s conference was titled ‘Equality Means Business’ and was aimed ...

Parliament to debate Bill for Counter Terrorism Act

Date: 24 May 2017

The Chief Minister has announced that Parliament will soon be debating a Bill for an Act for Counter Terrorism and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers. This was revealed at the closing dinner of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Regional Confe...

Brexit Lecture from visiting Middle Temple

Date: 24 May 2017

With visiting members of the Middle Temple and Inner Temple in Gibraltar this week, a number of events have been planned. Aside from this evening’s organ recital, tomorrow see’s a lecture by a prominent Queen’s Counsel on Brexit. Our reporter Michae...

Who was the man behind the art? Van Gogh recital tomorrow

Date: 24 May 2017

A recital of Vincent Van Gogh’s Letters from Provence will take place tomorrow evening at the John Mackintosh Hall. Over 800 of the world famous artist’s letters survive, including many he wrote to his brother Theo. The recital focuses on letters writ...

Man arrested after chase at sea

Date: 24 May 2017

Gibraltar Defence Police officers have arrested a man and seized two bags full of tobacco following a chase at sea by the Customs Marine Section, which then became a security breach at the runway. Yesterday evening Customs officers spotted a small boat i...

Laguna Youth Club youngsters take part in camping adventure with “Earth Strength” in Spain

Date: 24 May 2017

18 youngsters from the Laguna Youth Club took part in an overnight camping adventure with “Earth Strength” in Fascinas, Spain last weekend....