Gibraltar is in a longlist of so-called “crap towns” for inclusion in the second edition of the Crap Towns book. The list of 100 towns will be cut down to a 50 town shortlist to be featured in the book which is described as a guide to the UK’s “worst places to live.”
RGP Media Report
From the hour of 07:00 on the 22nd July, to 07:00 on the 23rd July, the following occurred:
1 Person arrested for Burglary.
1 Person arrested for Theft.
1 Person arrested for Going Equipped for Theft or Cheat.
1 Person arrested for Having an Article with a Blade or Point in a Public Place.
1 Person arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug.
Yesterday afternoon at 4:24pm, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son weighing 8lbs 6oz. The baby I third in line of succession and will be formally known as His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge.
The baby’s name has yet to be announced. The Duchess and the baby remained at St. Mary’s Hospital overnight.
The Government has issued the following statement:
The arguments being put by Mr Feetham and the GSD about the Sunborn are contemptible and untrue. Moreover, they are causing unnecessary anxiety and concern to people who are depositors in the Gibraltar Savings Bank.
The GSD has today criticised the Chief Minister for his claims in Parliament that he is entitled to draft and issue press releases in the name of public authorities, criticising the former GSD administration.
The criticism follows a Gibelec press statement released on the day of the by-election. The Party insists that ‘there is a world of difference between a public authority responding to criticisms from the Opposition against it and the Government deciding to manipulate Gibelec for its own political purposes. In addition, it is illustrative of how the Chief Minister does not appear to care about basic democratic values when he brushes aside criticism that there is a clear convention not to campaign on the day of an election by stating that if the GLSP-Liberals had issued the press release in their own name, it would have been improper but not if it was issued in the name of the Government, or the Government caused it to be issued in the name of a public authority.’
A 7.5 thousand year-old polished hand axe, from the Neolithic, was excavated by archaeologists working in Gorham’s Cave this Saturday. This is the first such hand axe recovered in context from a Gibraltar cave and is further testament of the presence of people on the Rock at the critical time when agriculture and farming were arriving in the west from the Middle East.
Customs officials this morning arrested two Spanish residents of Algeciras on Winston Churchill Avenue on the suspicion that they were in possession of a commercial quantity of cigarettes. The 37 and 22 year old were stopped and challenged in a Spanish registered vehicle. Following a search of the vehicle 11,000 cigarettes were found.
The Environmental Safety Group has called for the closure of Western Beach given the ongoing, general low standard of water quality.