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Politicians row over Housing Act Appeal judgement

Date: 19 July 2018

Three days after a court of appeal ruled an amendment to the Housing Act unconstitutional, a political row has sparked off, with the GSD Opposition suggesting the Government misinformed Parliament, and Independent MP Marlene Hassan Nahon saying this is ye...

The Voice 2016 winner performing at Summer Nights

Date: 19 July 2018

The Summer Nights have been providing something for everyone on Thursdays and Saturdays. Tonight is no exceptipon as the 2016 winner of popular UK singing contest The Voice will take to the stage at Casemates Square. Kevin Simm was also a member of UK ban...

Traffic standstill in upper town as Car smashes into wall

Date: 19 July 2018

Traffic came to a standstill in the Upper Town on Thursday afternoon as emergency services attended to a dramatic car accident.A four by four vehicle in the area of the Calpe careered off the road and smashed into a nearby building. There was&nb...

Grande-Marlaska: report being prepared on Campo security

Date: 19 July 2018

The Spanish Minister for the Interior has announced that a report is being prepared on the security of the Campo de Gibraltar, to be presented to the Premier, Pedro Sanchez.Fernando Grande-Marlaska met in Madrid with representatives of the Campo de Gibral...

GGCA calls off IT & Logistics Department protest ahead of meeting with Chief Minister

Date: 19 July 2018

The GGCA called off a protest on Thursday afternoon about a dispute over the civil service’s Information Technology and Logistics Department, ahead of a meeting on Friday between the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, and all the department’s staff....

Abandoned vessel off Europa Point investigated

Date: 19 July 2018

The emergencies services have responded to an incident at sea. The Port Department, Royal Gibraltar Police, Defence Police and the Royal Navy all attended an over-turned vessel in the Strait off Europa Point. GBC understands the vessel appe...

Labour planning for government in event of snap election

Date: 19 July 2018

The UK’s Labour Party is preparing itself for government, in the event that a snap general election is called. This is according to the Guardian, which reports that shadow cabinet members are drawing up plans for up to 35 bills and a budget, to be prese...

Two men plead guilty to being in Gibraltar without a valid permit

Date: 19 July 2018

Two men believed to be Moroccan nationals have pleaded guilty to immigration offences at the Magistrate’s Court. They have been remanded in custody until arrangements are made to see them out of Gibraltar.The two men, aged 22 and 26, were arrested ...

European Commission warns citizens to prepare for “no deal” Brexit

Date: 19 July 2018

The European Commission has warned its member states to step up preparations for a “no deal’ Brexit, raising the possibility of a visa requirement for British citizens depending on the outcome of the negotiations. While it says the EU is working hard ...

MoneyTalk Feature

Date: 19 July 2018

Ros Astengo looks into financial news on the Rock....

Couple who run used car business plead not guilty to fraud charges

Date: 19 July 2018

A local couple who run a used car business have pleaded not guilty to two joint charges of Fraud through false representation.Ivan Williams and Zilah Williams were originally charged with 22 counts of fraud which resulted from an RGP investigation going b...

Phase two of Redibikes scheme launched

Date: 19 July 2018

Phase two of the Redibikes scheme has been launched, with three new bike rack locations and a further reduced rental fee.The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning says statistics show that the most popular of the Redibikes stations are those at Market ...

Over seven tonnes of cannabis seized from underground caches in La Linea

Date: 19 July 2018

Over seven and a half tonnes of cannabis has been seized in the Campo de Gibraltar by the Spanish Policía Nacional.According to the Policía Nacional, the cannabis was hidden underground, and accessed by hydraulic platforms disguised ...

Policía Nacional officer in La Linea arrested in relation to child abuse case

Date: 19 July 2018

An officer of the Policía Nacional in La Linea was arrested along with several others in relation to a child abuse case, according to the regional newspaper Europa Sur. The 30 year old officer, who is also the coach for a youth sports team in L...

GSLA to go plastic free for Summer Sports

Date: 19 July 2018

The Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority will not be distributing water in plastic bottles during its annual Summer Sports programme this year.Participants are encouraged to bring along re-fillable bottles, with water provided on site. AquaGib have...

Drug issues are the biggest problem affecting Gibraltar's youth, says Childline Chairperson

Date: 18 July 2018

Drug issues are rated the biggest problem affecting our youth at the moment. This according to recently appointed Childline Chairwoman Annie Green, who’s taking over from Jo Abergel. Mrs Green also highlights social media pressures as a concern.&nb...

DPC outline approval given to 24-28 Engineer Lane; Rosia Lane car park also discussed

Date: 18 July 2018

The Development and Planning Commission gave outline planning approval for the refurbishment and extension of a building located at 24-28 Engineer Lane.The developement was referred back to the DPC following guidance by the Town Planners. The DP...

National Honours Nominations invited

Date: 18 July 2018

The Gibraltar Honours Board, under the Chairman Ship of the Governor, is inviting nominations for the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and the Gibraltar Award. Nominations can be submitted by anyone and should recognise people from any section of the ...

Cross Frontier Group to meet Spanish Foreign Ministry’s Director General for South West, Central and South East Europe

Date: 18 July 2018

The Cross Frontier Group will be meeting with the Spanish Foreign Ministry’s Director General for South West, Central and South East Europe, Juan Lopez Herrera. This follows an exchange of correspondence between the Ministry and the Group, which represe...

Commons standards committee recommends 30-day suspension for Ian Paisley MP

Date: 18 July 2018

The standards committee of the UK’s House of Commons has recommended that DUP MP Ian Paisley be suspended for 30 days, for engaging in paid advocacy in a letter to the Prime Minister, and for failing to declare visits to Sri Lanka paid for by its govern...

Theresa May reaffirms 'no deal' Brexit better than bad deal

Date: 18 July 2018

The Prime Minister has reaffirmed her belief that a “no deal” Brexit would be better than a bad deal. Speaking to the Commons liaison committee, Theresa May also said some elements of her customs arrangement plan could take longer to put in place than...

Man gets suspended sentence for hockey stick attack

Date: 18 July 2018

A local man who hit his former housemate with a hockey stick in the area of Glacis Road, has received an eight week sentence, suspended for a year, after pleading guilty to charges of common assault, and assault causing actual bodily harm....

BBC Helicopter here to film Wildlife documentary

Date: 18 July 2018

People may have heard the sound of a helicopter around the Rock recently. Don’t be alarmed if you have, this is a helicopter chartered by the BBC to film part of a life wild life documentary. The new series “Seven Worlds” is produced by t...

Government deny GGCA claims of dispute with Information Technology and Logistics Department

Date: 18 July 2018

The Government has rejected the GGCA’s statement, saying there is no dispute with the Information Technology and Logistics Department. In a statement, it says all the steps the GGCA complains of were discussed in detail and agreed with the department’...

Gibraltar Bookshop to close down

Date: 18 July 2018

The Gibraltar Bookshop is to close down. Situated opposite the courts, it has been providing the community with books since 1975, however in recent years sales have declined. Terry’s in Irish Town- which sells second hand books, amongst other things, ha...

GGCA to take industrial action against Government over 'undermining' of Information Technology department

Date: 18 July 2018

The GGCA union has announced it will be taking industrial action against the Government, regarding a dispute over the Information Technology and Logistics Department.In a statement, the GGCA says the Government is undermining the Information Technology an...

DPC defers decision on proposal for 26-storey development at Aerial Farm site

Date: 18 July 2018

The Development and Planning Commission is considering whether or not to give outline planning permission for a 26-storey residential development on Devil’s Tower Road. The decision has been deferred for now due to issues with its height and c...

Lottery results

Date: 17 July 2018

The first prize of £100,000 went to ticket number 17153. The second prize of £10,000 went to ticket number 12382.And, the third prize of £5,000 went to ticket number 19199....

Pro-Life Movement: abortion consultation is opportunity to enshrine right to life in Gibraltar law

Date: 17 July 2018

The Pro-Life Movement has said it looks forward to contributing to the consultation process, adding it considers this an opportunity to “guarantee the enshrinement of the right to life in the law of Gibraltar”.The group declined an interview with GBC,...

Together Gibraltar and Choice Gibraltar welcome consultation towards Command Paper on abortion laws

Date: 17 July 2018

The Chief Minister’s announcement that a consultation will be held towards a Command Paper on revising the legislation on abortion has been welcomed by the pro-choice group Choice Gibraltar, and the political movement Together Gibraltar. Choice Gibralta...