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Morning call: The best from Gibraltar

A selection of the best articles about politics, business and life on the Rock from the last seven days.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31: Julian Bellido of Gibraltar competes in the Men's Individual Time Trial during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Getty Images)

Team Gibraltar at the Commonwealth Games: latest updates

  • Gibraltar’s swimmers have been impressing, with Jim Sanderson breaking his 3rd national record at this year’s games, finishing in 25.33 in the 50m freestyle. Elsewhere, Colin Bensadon set a new national record, finishing in 2:13.74 in the 200 individual medley.

  • Gibraltarian cyclists Lee Calderon and Julian Bellido both completed the individual time trial in 11:07. They eventually finished 33rd and 35th respectively, competing against 54 other cyclists.

  • Swimmer Christina Linares made her Games debut in the 50m freestyle at the age of just 14, finishing in a respectable 29.05.

Elsewhere in Gibraltar…

  1. Gibraltar rejects Spanish border plans

The Daily Telegraph reports: “Gibraltar has criticised Spain’s efforts to end chaos at the border, calling plans to introduce a 'fast track' for Spanish workers on the Rock 'discriminatory'. Spain’s government announced on Tuesday that it plans to introduce a “fast lane” for Spanish residents with jobs in Gibraltar, in a bid to reduce traffic queues at the border.”

  1. Solemn tribute to WWI sacrifice

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “An Interfaith Service of Commemoration and Remembrance to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I was held on Monday on the Rock.”

  1. Local Natwest review could see 15 jobs go

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Jobs of 15 employees of NatWest bank in Gibraltar are under threat following a strategic review last February when RBS announced it was to become ‘smaller, simpler and smarter’. In addition, the bank is ending its association with the Gibraltar local clearing service.”

 

 

 

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