• UK Environment experts in Gibraltar for Brexit discussions

    UK Environment experts in Gibraltar for Brexit discussions

    • February 22, 2019

    Experts from the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are in Gibraltar to assist the Government with contingency planning in the event of a no deal Brexit. According to the Gibraltar Government, they have been engaging directly with Chief Scientist Dr Liesl Mesilio and the Department of the Environment across a number

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  • Urban rescue training for local firefighters

    Urban rescue training for local firefighters

    • February 22, 2019

    Over the past week the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have been trained by UK specialists in how to rescue people from collapsed buildings, after a “gap” was spotted in training plans for local firefighters. A year and a half ago the GFRS identified a gap in their training that needed to be addressed and

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  • Together Gibraltar ‘misguided’ on school parking– Govt

    Together Gibraltar ‘misguided’ on school parking– Govt

    • February 22, 2019

    The Gibraltar Government has moved to reassure Together Gibraltar, and parents who have approached the party, that all measures are being taken to ensure the security of school parking facilities. In a statement the Government insisted that the drop-off facility underneath the new Notre Dame School has proven to have improved safety for pupils, who

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  • Local man, 79, swims to safety after boat capsizes

    Local man, 79, swims to safety after boat capsizes

    • February 22, 2019

    A 79-year old local man swam to rocks at Europa Point after his small fishing boat capsized in rough waters yesterday morning. He swam to the rocks below Lighthouse Cottages and managed to pull himself out of the water, the Royal Gibraltar Police said in a statement. The man set out in his small fishing

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  • Picardo issues rallying call to MPs as Brexit deadline looms

    Picardo issues rallying call to MPs as Brexit deadline looms

    • February 22, 2019

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo yesterday called on Opposition MPs to rally behind the government as it continues to prepare for the UK and Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union. Against the backdrop of a forthcoming general election, and with less than 40 days to the Brexit deadline, Mr Picardo reflected on the political upheaval facing

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  • Govt and Gibraltar NASUWT agree terms for union reps

    Govt and Gibraltar NASUWT agree terms for union reps

    • February 22, 2019

    A formal agreement was yesterday signed by the Gibraltar Government and the teacher’s union Gibraltar NASUWT to allow time for teachers to carry out union duties. The Facilities Agreement sets out the main aims of both the government and the union in working together in the interests of the children and young people. The paperwork

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