IN THE end, the waters of the Straits continued to lap gently against the harbour walls, the gulls maintained their lazy wheeling overhead and the Rock failed to tumble into the sea.
THE first direct passenger flight from Spain to Gibraltar took place yesterday, heralding a new era for the tiny British colony.
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BRITAIN and Spain hope to seal a historic deal over the disputed Rock of Gibraltar next month, resolving disagreements that have soured relations for decades, officials said yesterday.
THE commander of British Forces in Gibraltar was found dead in his swimming pool yesterday.
SPAIN’S Socialist government has stepped up efforts to improve relations with Gibraltar, the rock’s chief minister said yesterday.
GEOFF Hoon, the Defence Secretary, yesterday said he was delighted with a demonstration by the people of Gibraltar to celebrate the rock’s status as a British territory.
DEFENCE Secretary Geoff Hoon was marking 300 years of British rule in Gibraltar today - despite fierce protests from Spain.
IT HAS tainted British-Spanish relations since it was seized three centuries ago and as Gibraltar prepared to celebrate the 300th anniversary of its capture by the British today the two countries were again locked in a diplomatic spat over the colony.
GIBRALTAR’S chief minister today defended the territory’s celebrations to mark 300 years of British rule, telling the Spanish it is "none of their business".
SPAIN’S new foreign minister was expected to try to restart talks on the future of Gibraltar at a meeting with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in London today.
A JOINT sovereignty deal for Gibraltar is fundamentally wrong, unenforceable and should be shelved as soon as possible, the government was told yesterday.
DOWNING Street brushed aside the overwhelming verdict of the Gibraltar referendum yesterday and insisted that Britain would continue negotiations with Spain over the future of the Rock.
THE people of Gibraltar today sent a defiant message to the governments of Britain and Spain by emphatically rejecting the concept of joint sovereignty.
THE government was slated by a Commons committee yesterday for negotiating joint sovereignty over Gibraltar with Spain , as the people of the Rock voted in a referendum on their future link with Britain.
JACK Straw, the Foreign Secretary, brushed aside Gibraltar’s forthcoming referendum on joint sovereignty yesterday, saying there was currently no deal between Britain or Spain upon which to vote.
THE government of Gibraltar yesterday set 7 November as the date for a referendum on whether Britain should share sovereignty with Spain.
Invariably, there are exceptions to just about every principle, maxim, precept, etc, but why should Gibraltarians require to be the exceptions to the oft- repeated promise of the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to listen?
LABOUR faced a furious backlash from union leaders and its own backbenchers yesterday after the Foreign Office said it would refuse to recognise the result of an unofficial referendum on the future of Gibraltar.
GIBRALTAR’S chief minister Peter Caruana today criticised the Foreign Office for saying it would not recognise his referendum on British proposals to share sovereignty of the Rock with Spain.
GIBRALTAR’S government stepped up its campaign to remain a British dependency yesterday by announcing it would hold its own referendum on proposals for joint-sovereignty.
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