• GSD announces reshuffle of shadow portfolios

    GSD announces reshuffle of shadow portfolios

    • July 19, 2017

    The GSD has announced a reshuffle of shadow portfolios. The changes were agreed by GSD Leader Roy Clinton in consultation with his fellow MPs and come in the wake of Daniel Feetham’s recent deceision to step down as party leader. “This reallocation of responsibilities ensures that we can best hold Government to account according to

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  • UK’s tobacco control plan aims for ‘smoke-free generation’

    UK’s tobacco control plan aims for ‘smoke-free generation’

    • July 19, 2017

    England can become “smoke free”, ministers have said, as they announced plans to cut the number of smokers. Unveiling its new Tobacco Control Plan, the UK Government set out a range of targets aimed at adult smokers, teenagers and pregnant women. It wants to cut smoking rates among adults to 12% or under by 2022,

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  • UK and Spain slip in global ‘soft power’ ranking

    • July 19, 2017

    The election of Emmanuel Macron as president has helped propel France to the top of a league table of global “soft power”, while Britain’s score has decreased partly as a result of Brexit. But despite losing points for government stability, enterprise and favourability measured in worldwide polls, the UK hung on to second slot, thanks

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  • Garcia keeps Gibraltar on Westminster’s Brexit agenda

    Garcia keeps Gibraltar on Westminster’s Brexit agenda

    • July 19, 2017

    Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia briefed UK ministers and opposition MPs on Gibraltar’s concerns about aviation and the border against the backdrop of Brexit. The meetings were the latest round of discussions in an ongoing Gibraltar Government initiative to ensure Gibraltar is kept on the Westminster radar as the UK embarks on the process

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  • UK economy on course for even deeper slowdown

    UK economy on course for even deeper slowdown

    • July 19, 2017

    The UK economy is on course for an even deeper slowdown as consumer spending and business investment take a hit from uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations, new research has found. Britain’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to drop from 1.8% growth last year to 1.5% in 2017 and to 1.4% in 2018, according to

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  • Two fishermen reported for breaching tuna ban

    Two fishermen reported for breaching tuna ban

    • July 19, 2017

    Two local fishermen illegally trolling for Bluefin tuna this weekend have been reported for process and had their fishing equipment seized. A temporary ban has been imposed on the tuna fishing season until August 7 after local anglers caught over nine tonnes within four weeks. In a bid to curb illicit tuna fishing while the

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