• Paddy Power Betfair to close Gibraltar office

    Paddy Power Betfair to close Gibraltar office

    • May 27, 2017

    Online bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair is to close its Gibraltar office and relocate its operations to another of its European sites. Paddy Power Betfair told GBC that since the merger of the two companies in February 2016, they had reviewed arrangements with the aim of simplifying and centralising operations. The company said all employees here

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  • Corbyn vows to be ‘strong against terror’ as Labour resumes campaigning

    Corbyn vows to be ‘strong against terror’ as Labour resumes campaigning

    • May 27, 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn attempted to head off potential Conservative attacks on his patriotism as he promised to be “strong against terrorism and strong against the causes of terrorism” after the Manchester attack. The Labour leader said Monday’s suicide bombing cannot be ignored as General Election campaigning resumes but called for “quality” debate “without impugning anyone’s patriotism”.

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  • Gibraltar Parliament ‘should have public accounts committee’, Lord Foulkes says

    Gibraltar Parliament ‘should have public accounts committee’, Lord Foulkes says

    • May 27, 2017

    The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has underlined the need for the Gibraltar Parliament to have a public accounts committee for the scrutiny of government expenditure. Speaking to GBC, Labour peer Lord Foulkes, the association’s vice chairman, raised the issue following a regional parliamentary conference held in Gibraltar this week. Lord Foulkes told the broadcaster: “On a

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  • Govt launches residential parking scheme

    Govt launches residential parking scheme

    • May 27, 2017

    The Gibraltar Government has launched the first phase of its residential parking scheme, which comes into effect on July 1. The cost of the first permit for each household is £60 a year, doubling to £120 for the second permit and £240 for the third permit. Disabled persons get the first permit free and car

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  • Firefighters practice rope rescue skills

    Firefighters practice rope rescue skills

    • May 26, 2017

    Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service are undertaking courses for two weeks and yesterday eight personnel were trained or re-assessed as Rope Supervisors by instructors from Wales. This assessment took place on the pylon at the Middle Cable Car Station. While the need for firefighters to conduct rescue operations like this are rare

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  • Manchester bombing was ‘dreadful, wicked’ attack, Queen tells young victims

    Manchester bombing was ‘dreadful, wicked’ attack, Queen tells young victims

    • May 26, 2017

    The Queen condemned the “wicked” attack on Manchester Arena as she joined young victims of the suicide bomb at their hospital bedside. Medics, who battled to save the lives of children caught up in the atrocity, told the Queen as she toured the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital how they worked tirelessly through the night. Twelve

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