• World Cancer Day brings local cancer charities together

    World Cancer Day brings local cancer charities together

    • February 5, 2016

    Local cancer charities joined forces for the first time in support of World Cancer Day yesterday. At the Piazza the charities raised awareness handing out calendars and leaflets, with a few Westside School girls making a short visit to support the cause. Cancer Relief alongside Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer Support Group, Bloodwise,

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  • MoD job cuts unlikely to impact on Gibraltar – Picardo

    MoD job cuts unlikely to impact on Gibraltar – Picardo

    • February 5, 2016

    The Gibraltar Government is confident there will be no compulsory redundancies in the local Ministry of Defence civilian workforce once the current labour agreement expires in 2017, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said yesterday. The issue was discussed this week at a meeting in London with the UK Armed Forces Minister Penny Mordaunt, who Mr Picardo

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  • Change of Chairman at the GFSC

    Change of Chairman at the GFSC

    • February 4, 2016

    Dr Jonathan Spencer has succeeded John Tattersall as Board Chairman of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (‘GFSC’). Mr Tattersall, has recently come to the end of his term as Chair, having served six years as a Board Member, with the latter two years as Chairman. He has been succeeded by Dr Spencer who has been

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  • Anabella’s ‘magic hair’ will help heal others

    Anabella’s ‘magic hair’ will help heal others

    • February 4, 2016

    Anabella, a four-year-old girl born with a rare heart defect, believes her hair has magical healing powers and will donate her ‘Rapunzel’ plait to the Little Princess Foundation next week. Alongside her father Antonio Torres they are raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. Mr Torres will be running the London Marathon next April and

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  • Margallo ‘the patriot’ hits out at UK over Gibraltar

    Margallo ‘the patriot’ hits out at UK over Gibraltar

    • February 4, 2016

    Britain is ‘in permanent breach’ of ‘a UN mandate’ urging bilateral sovereignty talks over Gibraltar, Spain’s acting Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo said yesterday as he presented awards to several Spanish law enforcement officers and officials for their work relating to the Rock. Sr García-Margallo presented Spain’s Order of Civil Merit to three Guardia Civil

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  • Political clash over cash

    Political clash over cash

    • February 4, 2016

    The dormant row over public finances erupted again yesterday after Opposition MP Roy Clinton claimed the Gibraltar Government was running “ridiculously low” on cash, drawing a furious response from No 6 Convent Place. The exchange signalled a renewed attack by the GSD on the government’s handling of public finances and comes just weeks before the

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