• No change in Gib as UK threat level rises to ‘critical’

    No change in Gib as UK threat level rises to ‘critical’0

    Gibraltar’s threat level will remain at ‘substantial’ despite the United Kingdom upping its terror alert to ‘critical’, its highest level. The Gibraltar Contingency Council met on consecutive days to review security measures on the Rock following Monday night’s attack at the conclusion of a pop concert in the Manchester Arena which left 22 people dead

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  • Miles translates as Pope offers olive branch to Trump

    Miles translates as Pope offers olive branch to Trump0

    President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City yesterday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Gibraltarian Monsignor Mark Miles, the Pope’s English translator, was at his side as the president greeted Francis in

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  • Smuggler arrested after runway incident, but one escapes

    Smuggler arrested after runway incident, but one escapes0

    Two inbound flights were delayed on Tuesday after two tobacco smugglers abandoned their speedboat and ran onto the runway trying to escape from Customs officers. The pair were chased from Emerson’s Place by a Customs vessel and sped toward the Spanish coastline, before ditching their boat on the runway breakwater close to Western beach and

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  • Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘known up to a point to intelligence services’

    Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘known up to a point to intelligence services’0

    Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was known to the intelligence services “up to a point”, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. The Government raised the terrorism threat level to “critical” – the highest possible rating – on Tuesday amid fears another attack is imminent. Ms Rudd disclosed that the intelligence services had been aware of British-born

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  • For Gibraltar, the border is ‘90% of Brexit’

    For Gibraltar, the border is ‘90% of Brexit’0

    Ensuring continued border fluidity is ‘90% of the Brexit challenge’ for Gibraltar, deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia said yesterday, even as he insisted that potential solutions already existed. Addressing delegates at a conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Dr Garcia said EU law already allowed for flexible controls on cross-border commuters in certain situations.

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  • IRA bomb survivor shares emotional response to Manchester attack

    IRA bomb survivor shares emotional response to Manchester attack0

    A man who survived the IRA bombing in Manchester 21 years ago spoke yesterday of his horror at Monday’s attack in the city. Although no one was killed in the 1996 blast, the trauma of that event still haunts Perry Hughes and his family, who now have a business in Gibraltar. Yesterday he was filled

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