Speaking at the Federation of Small Businesses conference in Manchester, Labour Leader Ed Miliband called border delays in Gibraltar an issue of "deep concern" and stated that a resolution should be a priority for Britain.
The Foreign Office has summonsed the Spanish ambassador following the incursion of a Spanish ship into waters off Gibraltar. European Minister David Lidington has strongly condemned the act, calling it "unlawful" and "dangerous".
Over 5,000 people have now signed the petition to halt Gibraltar's new football stadium, to be built on Europa Point. The stadium is opposed by two of Gibraltar's most influential environmental organisations, which argue the environmental impact has not been considered and that planning has been rushed through.
Gibraltar's minister with responsibility for people with disabilities, Samantha Sacramento, reached out on Wednesday to the community in order to foster greater understanding and awareness of people with autism, and highlight the government’s commitment to the cause.
Last Saturday saw Nigerian author Ben Okri deliver the inagural "Gibraltar Lecture" at the Oxford Literary Festival, introduced by the Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port Neil Costa. Okri will also speak at the next Gibraltar Literary Festival.
The Spanish port town across the bay from Gibraltar has been twinned with the Argentine city from which the Falklands invasion was launched, "sparking new outrage in the tiny British Overseas Territory at the foot of Spain", says the Telegraph.