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Snooker: Shaun Murphy wins Gibraltar Open Special

England’s former world snooker champion Shaun Murphy won the second Gibraltar Open, beating Judd trump in the short-sprint final, by 4 frames to 2. With the tournament afforded ranking points, this was Murphy’s seventh major win.

Spain, Gibraltar police seize hashish after high-speed boat chase

Gibraltar - Spanish and Gibraltarian police on Thursday recovered hashish worth nearly five million dollars that was thrown into the Bay of Gibraltar by drug traffickers to escape a high-speed chase.

Don't rock the boat, Gibraltar pleads as Brexit breeds fear

Gibraltar - It's early morning and the sun shines down on a line of cars in southern Spain waiting to cross into Britain... or rather its overseas territory Gibraltar where a potential Brexit has set alarm bells clanging.

Gibraltar accuses Spanish customs officers of firing at fishermen

Gibraltar - Gibraltar on Tuesday accused Spanish customs officers of firing four shots in the direction of one of its fishing boats in the tiny British territory's waters.

Spanish customs pursue drug smugglers onto Gibraltar beach

Gibraltar - A Spanish customs vessel and helicopter chased suspected drug smugglers onto a beach in Gibraltar early Sunday, in what the British government said was "clear violation of UK sovereignty.

Online gambling site 888 poker looking to grow even larger

Reports have it that the popular online gambling site, 888 Poker, may soon be connected to the Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment gambling site. That's because the parent company of 888 Poker is taking a run at buying up Bwin.Party.

Newborn baby, child among four found dead in Gibraltar flat

Gibraltar - Police in Gibraltar are investigating the death of a family of four, including a six-week-old baby girl and her four-year-old sister, who were found dead on Monday in a flat in the tiny British territory.

European bird populations in precipitous decline

Exeter - Over the last 30 years, bird populations Europe-wide have fallen drastically with the sharpest falls seen among the most common bird species.

Neanderthal art in Gibraltar unveils the iconic 'hashtag'

Gibraltar - Anyone who thinks the hashtag character is recent didn't know the Neanderthals. Recent discoveries in the British territory of Gibraltar have uncovered stone carvings resembling either "tic-tac-toe" or the proverbial hashtag character itself.

EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling

Gibraltar - The EU's anti-fraud office on Monday urged Gibraltar and Spain to launch legal action after it found signs that organised crime was behind a rise in cigarette smuggling in southern Spain.

Gibraltar voted '6th crappiest town in the UK' in guide book

Gibraltar - While strictly speaking a "British Overseas Territory" and not a British town, Gibraltar has been voted the 6th crappiest town in Britain in the third edition of the controversial UK guidebook "Crap Towns Returns."

Gibraltar complains of four Spanish jet planes entering airspace

Gibraltar - In the latest incident in the tensions between Gibraltar and Spain, four Spanish jet planes buzzed the tiny British-held territory on Wednesday, entering the airspace apparently without permission.

Britain in tizzy over Spanish shot fired in waters off Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Britain is upset over the "completely unacceptable" firing of a weapon by a Spanish patrol officer in the waters off Gibraltar on Sunday, in what was called an "illegal incursion by a Guardia Civil vessel."

Margaret Thatcher feared Spanish attack on Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Cabinet papers, released last Friday to the National Archives, show that the Spanish media's support for Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands made Thatcher nervous that Spain would invade Gibraltar.

British MP accuses Spain of ‘act of war’ over naval ships

London - A British MP, Bob Stewart, has accused Spain of "an act of war," after Spanish naval ships repeatedly entered the territorial waters of Gibraltar.

Photo essay: Gibraltar — Little England on the tip of Spain Special

Gibraltar - Long an object of dispute between Spain and Great Britain, the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is a little enigma, tucked away at the very tip of Spain. It's a place where Spanish and English are intertwined.

Earl and Countess of Wessex in controversial Gibraltar visit

The Rock of Gibraltar has long been a source of dispute between Great Britain and Spain. The visit by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, as part of the British Queen's Diamond Jubilee has served to inflame those tensions.

Far-right Golden Dawn MP Michalis Arvanitis attacked

Patras - An angry group of around 30 people attacked Michalis Arvanitis, local MP for Patras and member of the far-right Golden Dawn party, as he left a television studio.

Op-Ed: Estepona — A calm place on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Estepona - While the teeming hordes flock to Fuengirola, Marbella and Torremolinos in the summer months, Spanish tourists prefer a much quieter place.

The British Freedom Party (BFP) continues to expand

The British Freedom Party has announced expansion plans with a new group formed in Kent and plans to develop the BFP’s presence in Spain and Gibraltar.
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