• CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs

    CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday urged Spain to push ahead with legislation to prohibit the use of large rigid-hulled inflatable boats, pledging the Rock’s “genuine desire” to strengthen cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies. The message came a day after the tragic death of an eight year old child in a collision between two boats off

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  • Women banned from using controversial drug without ‘pregnancy prevention plan’

    Women banned from using controversial drug without ‘pregnancy prevention plan’0

    A controversial epilepsy drug is to be banned among women and girls of a childbearing age unless they have a “pregnancy prevention programme” in place, health officials have said. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has changed the licence for valproate medicines, which can be provided to people with epilepsy to prevent seizures.

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  • Change in law bans smoking in cars with children

    Change in law bans smoking in cars with children0

    Smoking in cars carrying children will be illegal as from this Thursday, the Gibraltar Government has announced. The change in legislation is designed to protect children and young people aged under 18 from the damaging effects of second-hand smoke. “This new legislation is designed to protect our children from second-hand smoke,” said Dr John Cortes,

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  • Spain backtracks on Gibraltar hockey ban

    Spain backtracks on Gibraltar hockey ban0

    The Spanish Sport Council (Consejo Superior de Deportes) has eased its ban on Spanish hockey clubs competing against Gibraltarian clubs. José Antonio Gil, General Secretary for the Spanish Hockey Federation (RFEH), broke the news this weekend in an email to Carl Ramagge, Gibraltar Hockey President and Marijke Fleuren, European Hockey Federation President. “We are very

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