• Shannon suffered ‘paranoid delusions’ in lead-up to Boschetti’s Steps deaths

    Shannon suffered ‘paranoid delusions’ in lead-up to Boschetti’s Steps deaths

    • December 9, 2015

    A British man’s paranoid delusions ended in a violent breakdown during which he is believed to have stabbed his partner and two children to death before cutting his own throat, the Coroner’s court heard yesterday. Liverpool-born John Shannon, a 31-year old habitual user of cannabis and steroids, was likely hallucinating and thought he was being

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  • Civil servants ‘are hard-working’ – GGCA

    Civil servants ‘are hard-working’ – GGCA

    • December 9, 2015

    Civil servants are hard-working individuals often working in testing, low-resourced conditions, the white collar union GGCA said as it blasted statements labelling public workers “lazy” or “inefficient”. The committee was reacting to a controversy following comments made in a GBC election special of ‘The Powder Room’. The GGCA said its President, Wendy Cumming,  has previously

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  • easyJet announces flights to Manchester

    easyJet announces flights to Manchester

    • December 9, 2015

    easyJet, yesterday announced a new service from Gibraltar to Manchester which will commence on July 3, 2016. The new route will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays and will be a year round service operated using a 180 seater A320. easyJet expects the new route to attract around 30,000 visitors during the first

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  • Picardo flags GDP transfer during reception event

    Picardo flags GDP transfer during reception event

    • December 8, 2015

    The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has indicated that he wants to achieve a transfer of the Gibraltar Defence Police to the Gibraltar Government by the end of 2017. Mr Picardo was speaking at a Reception hosted by the Federation last week in celebration of the GDP’s successes and achievements over the last two years. Those

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  • Childline calls for Youth Detention Centre

    Childline calls for Youth Detention Centre

    • December 8, 2015

    Childline Gibraltar has echoed the findings of the European Anti-Torture committee that Windmill Hill prison is “no place for a child”, calling for detained children to be received into the care of Social Services or sent to a properly resourced Youth Detention Centre. This follows the November report of the committee that inspected detention facilities

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  • Inquest opens into Boschetti’s Steps killings

    Inquest opens into Boschetti’s Steps killings

    • December 8, 2015

    A mother and her two daughters – a four-year old toddler and a six week old baby – were knifed repeatedly and died from stab wounds to the heart in a flat in Gibraltar’s old town last March, an inquest heard yesterday. Her Liverpool-born partner, the baby’s father, was also found dead in the flat

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