• Unite slammed over ‘irresponsible’ industrial action at border

    Unite slammed over ‘irresponsible’ industrial action at border0

    Pedestrians crossing into Gibraltar from Spain yesterday faced lengthy queues as members of Unite the Union in the Borders and Coastguard Agency [BCA] continued with industrial action at the frontier, drawing a furious reaction from commuters and the local business community. At one point, the queue snaked back from Gibraltar through Spanish immigration control, across

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  • Govt outlines plans to mark 50th anniversary of border closure

    Govt outlines plans to mark 50th anniversary of border closure0

    The Gibraltar Government said yesterday it would mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the border with a programme of events including an exhibition in Gibraltar and a booklet for distribution to schoolchildren. It described the closure as a key landmark in the development of the modern Gibraltarian identity, a moment of defiance in

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  • Time to queue

    Time to queue0

    There were lengthy queues to leave Gibraltar yesterday evening, with the Royal Gibraltar Police having to implement the third additional lane. At one point waiting times were estimated at over two hours and the tailback stretched into town along Line Wall road. The queues came after Chief Minister Fabian Picardo’s visit to La Linea, where

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