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Three La Linea youths arrested on drug smuggling charges after sea chase

Three youths from La Linea de la Concepcion and a fourth person from Ceuta have been arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling on Monday.

Gibraltar remains hopeful for tourism as COVID-19 temporarily shuts down industry

Gibraltar is hopeful for tourism in the future as COVID-19 wrecks havoc on the industry worldwide. There are now 20 active cases in the territory.

Four Gibraltar schools shut down after bacteria behind Legionnaire’s disease found in water systems

FOUR schools in Gibraltar have been forced to close after the bacteria which causes Legionnaire's Disease was discovered in their water systems. The Ministry of...

COVID-19: Touching Gibraltar’s monkeys to be made an offence amid fears they could die from coronavirus

TOUCHING Gibraltar’s famous monkeys will be made an offence, the Government has announced. The move is a response to...

Gibraltar moves into Phase 3 of ‘Unlock the Rock’ with 12 local active COVID-19 cases

Restaurants and cafes opened for the first time in two and a half months as buses started to work today as the lockdown continued to be released.

How Gibraltar’s own contact tracing phone app will work in the fight against COVID-19

The Gibraltar Government has been developing a contact tracing app with big technology companies like Apple and Google, to be made public in mid-June.

Gibraltar-based children’s charity founder in ‘shock’ after getting UEFA cash

Help Me Learn Africa has won a €50,000 grant from UEFA after being nominated by the Gibraltar FA, which has overwhelmed the local founder of the charity.

Chief Minister thanks Gibraltar in Parliament for COVID-19 response

With the number of active COVID-19 cases rising to 11, the Gibraltar Parliament met today for the first time since March 20.

Gibraltar Government urges extra care at beaches while COVID cases rise

There are not enough fully-trained lifeguards to start taking care of the beaches, said the Chief Minister after a few sea rescues in recent days.

New rules for e-scooters in Gibraltar as parking scheme gets green light

UNDER new laws to be discussed in parliament, e-scooters would have to be ridden by over-17s, at a max speed of 25 km/h and equipped with a bell or horn.

Hundreds dispersed from beach party as people test lockdown freedoms

There are now five active cases of COVID-19 on the Rock, two which are cross frontier workers as 300 people were dispersed after drinking at Little Bay.

Confusion as Gibraltar beaches fill up all day despite 30 minute rule

The amount of people going to the beach has increased with people staying longer than the 30 minutes limit as parents started taking children there.

Chief Minister goes ahead with Gibraltar unlocking despite three new COVID-19 cases

Total numbers of coronavirus cases jumped to five, as government went to Phase Two of 'Unlock the Rock' which will stop going out being a crime.

Drink driving continues in Gibraltar as COVID-19 active cases rise slightly

Three drunk driving arrests as the number of active cases of COVID-19 on the Rock has risen slightly from two to four, the first increase in ten days.

10 things you probably didn’t know about Gibraltar’s new Governor

Sir David Steel, Vice Admiral and Second Sea Lord, will be Gibraltar's new Governor from June after being today confirmed to be taking the post.

The moment Gibraltar Chief Minister shed a tear as he recalled anguish of COVID-19

THE elected leader of Gibraltar spoke of 'staring into the abyss' at the possible death of a tenth of the population as the reality of COVID-19 sunk in.

Locals unhappy as new traffic measures introduced to help air quality in Gibraltar

Opposition has grown to a pilot plan for the closure of Line Wall Road to traffic from the start of June, with a petition raising nearly 3,000 signatures.

Public warned to keep social distance or face new COVID-19 wave in Gibraltar

The virus is still out there and a new wave of infections could paralyse Gibraltar again if people do not respect the new normal, said the health minister.

Gibraltar to test 1% of population each day from next week to get a firmer grip on cases

ALMOST 5,000 swab tests have been carried out on front-line workers and people with COVID-19 symptoms on the Rock as the Nightingale Facility closes.

‘People need to get their lives back’, says minister about Gibraltar lockdown release

A return to normality and the 'need for the economy to get back on-track' are reasons for Gibraltar allowing free movement before other countries.

Gibraltar hopes to be FIRST country to do COVID-19 antibody tests on entire population

The number of active cases on the peninsula has gone down to just three after one had recovered from the coronavirus, taking the recovered number to 144.

‘Unlock the Rock’ released with warnings of possible return to lockdown

The Chief Minister reminded the public a surge of COVID-19 cases could bring a return of a lockdown on the Rock as the restrictions were relaxed.

Gibraltar hopes to completely ‘unlock the Rock’ by August in phased plan

A phased plan to 'Unlock the Rock' from the COVID-19 lockdown which has seen 147 confirmed cases in the territory was unveiled today by the Chief Minister.

Second Gibraltar lab allows 300 tests a day so that all cases can be traced

Mass testing of around one percent of the population each day will be the first stage of the 'seek and destroy' strategy of COVID-19 on the Rock.

Gibraltar tests 12% of their population as border traffic increases in first working week

Active cases fell back down to three today on the Rock, as 3,962 people have been swab tested, amounting to 12.4% of the total population.

We must continue to fight COVID-19 and the far right, says Gibraltar leader

The fight against COVID-19 was likened to the common enemy of fascism in World War Two and that against the far right by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

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