• Len McCluskey wins poll to be re-elected as unite general secretary

    Len McCluskey wins poll to be re-elected as unite general secretary

    • April 22, 2017

    Len McCluskey has been re-elected as general secretary of Unite after beating his nearest rival by over 5,500 votes. Mr McCluskey polled 59,067 votes against 53,544 for Gerard Coyne and 17,143 for Ian Allinson. The turnout was 12.2%. Unite’s acting general secretary Gail Cartmail said: “I congratulate Len McCluskey on his victory and would urge

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  • Regiment has new Commanding Officer as Lt Col Lopez retires

    Regiment has new Commanding Officer as Lt Col Lopez retires

    • April 22, 2017

    The Royal Gibraltar Regiment has a new Commanding Officer. He is Lieutenant Colonel David King, who yesterday took over from Lieutenant Colonel Ivor Lopez shortly after he attended his last official function on his final day as CO at the firing of a 21 Gun Royal Salute on The Queen’s 91st birthday. At midday at

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  • GHA walkout averted amid bitter political exchanges

    GHA walkout averted amid bitter political exchanges

    • April 22, 2017

    A planned protest at St Bernard’s Hospital was yesterday curbed following a last minute meeting between unions and Health Minister Neil Costa. Mr Costa met with Unite the Union on Thursday evening where 16 GHA representatives cited “long standing staffing matters” as the reason for industrial action. According to a union representative, members were willing

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  • Two locals arrested with drugs stash at border

    Two locals arrested with drugs stash at border

    • April 21, 2017

    Two locally-resident men were arrested by Spanish police as they tried to drive into Gibraltar in a car stashed with drugs. The officers allegedly found a cocktail of illicit substances including 147.9 grams of cannabis resin, 51.6 grams of cocaine and 22.5 grams of ecstasy pills hidden in the vehicle, according to a statement issued

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  • Abandoned ferry sinks in Algeciras

    Abandoned ferry sinks in Algeciras

    • April 21, 2017

    A ferry abandoned in the port of Algeciras took on water in heavy winds last night and began sinking. No one was injured and emergency services in the Spanish city sealed the vessel off with a boom, insisting there was no risk of pollution. The vessel, Panagia Parou, was abandoned several years ago and is

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  • UK election likely to see King of Spain’s state visit deferred

    UK election likely to see King of Spain’s state visit deferred

    • April 21, 2017

    The King of Spain’s state visit to the UK is likely to be rescheduled after his country’s foreign minister indicated that staging it during the UK’s general election would not be appropriate. King Felipe VI, accompanied by his wife, Queen Letizia, is due to tour the UK from June 6-8 after it was announced in

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