• Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in National Day performance

    Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in National Day performance0

    A special concert on the eve of National Day, featuring the famous Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, to commemorate 50 years since the 1967 Referendum “will present a great opportunity to celebrate Gibraltar’s Britishness”, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has said. Making the announcement that the 77- strong orchestra will perform on the Rock for the first

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  • Governor’s confidential despatch records thoughts after 1985 border opening

    Governor’s confidential despatch records thoughts after 1985 border opening0

    The full opening of Gibraltar’s border with Spain in 1985 provided a “desperately needed” boost to an economy that had been “slowly bleeding to death” behind closed frontier gates, a former Governor observed in a confidential valedictory despatch written that year and released to the UK’s National Archives today. In the nine-page document dated October

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  • Government clamps down on ‘staggering’ GHA overspend

    Government clamps down on ‘staggering’ GHA overspend0

    The Gibraltar Health Authority overspent its budget by £14.2m in the last financial year, prompting it to implement of a series of financial control measures to rein in spending. The sum was described as “staggering” by Health Minister Neil Costa but is part of a pattern of overspending that stretches back over two decades. Figures

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  • Gibraltar and UK focus on detail of Rock’s post-Brexit future

    Gibraltar and UK focus on detail of Rock’s post-Brexit future0

    The UK and Gibraltar will establish a mechanism to ensure Gibraltar is consulted on any trade agreements negotiated by Britain outside the EU, both governments said in a joint statement. The two governments will also set up a working group on gambling as part of wider Brexit-related discussions already covering financial services, insurance and taxation.

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  • Skywalk’s vertical views, are not for the faint hearted

    Skywalk’s vertical views, are not for the faint hearted0

    Work is nearing completion on the Skywalk glass platform at the top of the Rock that will offer tourists breath-taking, vertiginous views but has proved a challenge to build. Engineers accompanied government officials on the second round of snagging last Friday, just days after a lift providing disabled access was commissioned at the site. The

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  • Picardo meets EU’s Deputy Chief Negotiator in Brussels

    Picardo meets EU’s Deputy Chief Negotiator in Brussels0

    The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia met with the EU’s Deputy Chief Negotiator on Brexit, Sabine Weyand, in Brussels today. The Gibraltar delegation also included the Attorney General Michael Llamas as well as Sir Graham Watson and Daniel D’Amato from Gibraltar House in Brussels. Mr Picardo and Dr

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