• Philip Hammond planning for Brexit safety net fund in budget

    Philip Hammond planning for Brexit safety net fund in budget

    • March 7, 2017

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has signalled he will prioritise building up a Brexit safety net fund ahead of launching a spending spree in Wednesday’s Budget. Facing opposition calls to use an unexpected rise in tax receipts to pump more money into services and infrastructure, Mr Hammond made it clear he wanted to ensure the country had

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  • Irish Parliament puts spotlight on insurance sector

    Irish Parliament puts spotlight on insurance sector

    • March 7, 2017

    The collapse of Gibraltar-based insurance firm Enterprise prompted a debate in the Irish Parliament last week as parliamentarians called on the Irish Government to take legal action against the Rock. The call was made by Ireland’s Opposition Spokesman for Finance, Michael McGrath, who brought a private member’s motion to the Irish Parliament, the Dáil Éireann,

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  • Search operation unable to locate man overboard

    Search operation unable to locate man overboard

    • March 7, 2017

    A maritime search operation involving vessels from Gibraltar and Spain was unable to locate a man who was lost off a ferry sailing from Algeciras to Tangier-Med in Morocco. The initial search went on late into Sunday night and was resumed yesterday morning, without success. The man is believed to have entered the water late

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  • Tory Bob Neill urges ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote for MPs

    Tory Bob Neill urges ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote for MPs

    • March 7, 2017

    A Tory former minister with strong links to Gibraltar has warned he is prepared to vote against the British Government unless Prime Minister Theresa May gives Parliament a proper say on any Brexit deal. As the House of Lords threatens to impose an amendment on the Brexit Bill specifying Westminster must have a “meaningful” vote

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  • Octogenarian traveller recounts airport parking challenge

    Octogenarian traveller recounts airport parking challenge

    • March 6, 2017

    For one elderly couple flying from Gibraltar recently, the experience proved a nightmare because of the absence of a most basic facility: a long-term car park for their vehicle. David Bowers detailed his complaint in a two-page letter to airport managers, stating that Gibraltar was, to his knowledge “…the only international airport in the civilised

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  • GHA to allow hospital visits during patient meal times

    GHA to allow hospital visits during patient meal times

    • March 6, 2017

    The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced that patients’ relatives are now allowed to visit in-patients during meal times to help feed their loved ones should they wish to do so. In a statement the GHA said it is proud of the catering services it provides to patients and the work the nursing staff do in

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