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Elderly woman, 67, jailed for 20 months over ‘intricate’ €50,000 Gibraltar embezzlement scheme

A 67-year-old woman has been handed a stint in the slammer after being convicted of syphoning off company funds through her role as an accountant. Wendy Simpson spent eight months fraudulently transferring a total of €50,000 in cash to her personal bank accounts in the UK. Between August 2022 and April 2023 Simpson systematically snaffled […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


EXCLUSIVE: Meet the British expats set to appear on A New Life in The Sun from TONIGHT as they launch their glamping business in Portugal 

A NEW Life in The Sun will feature two British expats juggling life between Portugal and Gibraltar.  READ MORE: This is the best all-inclusive hotel in Spain – according to the World Travel Awards The Channel 4 programme has launched its latest series featuring a cohort of aspirational British expats.  Pauline Olivera, 58 and her […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Gibraltar on high-alert for plastic pellets washing up on its beaches after sightings were reported in nearby Tarifa

THE recent environmental crisis on the shores of northern Spain, marked by the spill of plastic pellets into the ocean, has prompted immediate action from authorities in Gibraltar and Malaga.  Gibraltar’s Department of the Environment has intensified its coastal monitoring following the discovery of these pellets on Bolonia beach in nearby Tarifa.  This response comes […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Flights are being diverted from Gibraltar to Spain due to strong winds caused by Storm Aline

STORM Aline is causing chaos with flight plans on the Iberian peninsula, as the strong winds force planes flying to Gibraltar to divert to Malaga. So far two planes have been rerouted to the Costa del Sol, one BA flight from London Gatwick and another EasyJet flight from London Heathrow. Given the forecast of severe […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …



Gibraltar health chiefs promote breastfeeding as ‘perfect nutrition to help babies’ in global WHO campaign

GIBRALTAR’S maternity department at St Bernard’s Hospital highlighted the health benefits of breastfeeding babies using the latest research. Aided by the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) Breastfeeding Team, they put on a stand at the Piazza Friday and told passers-by how ‘breast milk is the perfect nutrition to help babies.’ The event was part of World […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Nearly half a million people used Gibraltar airport in 2022, bringing it close to pre-pandemic levels, minister says

GIBRALTAR airport finished off 2022 with a 70% increase in passenger movements compared to the year before, bringing it close to pre-pandemic levels. Nearly half a million people arrived or departed via the airport, but it was hindered by the Brexit process that means European airlines cannot fly directly from the UK to Gibraltar. Despite […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Huge barge carrying two sections of OS 35 wreck gets ready to leave Gibraltar for the Netherlands

THE OS 35 bulk carrier will finally leave Gibraltar’s Catalan Bay Friday afternoon aboard a huge barge just over ten months after it beached there following a bay accident. The mammoth Fjord semi-submersible barge that scooped it up Tuesday will carry it off to the Eastern Anchorage south of Eastern Beach after weeks of work […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Newly restored O’Hara’s Battery at southern end of the Rock of Gibraltar reopens for visits

VISITORS to O’Hara’s Battery at the top of the Rock of Gibraltar will be greeted with a more interesting and interactive experience after it reopened on June 21. The Ministry of Heritage said it had commissioned ‘restoration and maintenance works to enhance aesthetics and visitor experience’ of the historical gun and site. The Upper Rock […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


British woman who was shot and seriously injured by husband returns for Gibraltar fireside chat

A UK woman who survived being shot and severely injured by her husband after an 18-year abusive relationship will speak in Gibraltar at the second Ministry of Equality fireside chat. Rachel Williams will tell her story as the group led by Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento tackles the topic of domestic abuse. It follows Sacramento’s […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …