• Undercover Customs officers make Western Beach arrests

    Undercover Customs officers make Western Beach arrests0

    HM Customs have responded to a recent spike in tobacco smuggling in the area of Western Beach with an operation that resulted in the arrest of five people. In a statement, Customs indicated that it is planning various other measures to counter illicit smuggling activity in this area. This comes after GBC filmed images of

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  • Submarine collision led to £3.4m bill

    Submarine collision led to £3.4m bill0

    British taxpayers were left with a bill of over £3.4m following the collision off Gibraltar last year between a Royal Navy submarine and a merchant ship. HMS Ambush, one of Britain’s new Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines, sustained damage to its conning tower during a glancing collision with a chemical tanker while submerged in international waters 3.3

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  • Consultative Council poised for inaugural meeting – without Clinton

    Consultative Council poised for inaugural meeting – without Clinton0

    The new Leader of the Opposition, Roy Clinton, will not attend the inaugural meeting of the Gibraltar Consultative Council on Monday, he said last night. The aim of the council is to provide the Chief Minister with a sounding board of the best brains in Gibraltar on key issues of the day. But members are

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  • Spain’s Foreign Minister to visit Campo in September

    Spain’s Foreign Minister to visit Campo in September0

    Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Dastis, will visit the Campo de Gibraltar in September to discuss the impact of Brexit on cross-border workers and the wider region. The forthcoming visit was announced late Thursday night following a meeting in Madrid between the minister and officials from the Campo. Antonio Sanz, the Spanish Government’s representative

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  • New authors announced for literary festival

    New authors announced for literary festival0

    Writer, journalist, essayist and film-maker, Jonathan Meades, and chess journalist and frequent visitor to the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, Ray Keene, are the latest names to be added to this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival. Minister for Tourism, Gilbert Licudi, commented on how the list for this year’s event grows ever more interesting with

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  • Unique hydraulic system allows tuna to ‘fly’ through sea like fast jets – study

    Unique hydraulic system allows tuna to ‘fly’ through sea like fast jets – study0

    Giant bluefin tuna possess a unique hydraulic control system that allows them to “fly” through the ocean like fighter jets, scientists have discovered. Lymphatic fluid pumped through internal channels causes their large sickle-shaped fins subtly to change shape, aiding manoeuvrability at high speed. In just the same way, fast jets rely on fine adjustments to

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