GibLive! November 2017

2 November 2017 GibLive! NEWS Comment at Visit for the latest news headlines PUBLISHER: Kevin McNulty E: T: (+350) 222 22401 M: (+350) 56000271 PRODUCTION EDITOR: Dave Beevers E: DESIGN: Mark Jowett E: No part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the express permission of the Publisher. Every effort is made to ensure that the articles and advertisements that are carried are authentic however the Publisher of GibLive! accepts no responsibility for claims made. GIBLIVE! call (+350) 56000271 or (+350) 222 22401 To advertise in GibLive! YOUR LOCAL LIGHTING & ELECTRICAL SHOP Come and browse at our showrooms UNIT 55, NEW HARBOURS, ROSIA ROAD, GIBRALTAR Tel: 200 41377 Email: EASY PARKING & FREE DELIVERY WITHIN GIBRALTAR OPEN Monday-Thursday 8am-5.30pm Friday 8am-4pm Saturday 9am-1pm The perfect replacements to save £££s in energy bills CUT YOUR ENERGY BILLS WITH LED LAMPS For example replace an electric guzzling 40w halogen bulb with a 4w LED with no loss of lighting performance. THE UK’s Defence Sec- retary Michael Fallon, a much trusted ally of Theresa May, quit his post over allegations of sexual misconduct - the first cabinet casualty of the scandal sweeping through Westminster. In his letter of resigna- tion, Mr Fallon said: “I ac- cept that in the past I have fallen below the high stan- dards that we require of the armed forces which I have the privilege to represent.” Mr Fallon had previously apologised for an incident that occurred at a dinner 15 years ago where he re- peatedly touched the knee of journalist Julia Hartley- Brewer. Ms Hartley-Brewer said she reacted by threaten- ing to “punch him in the face” if he did it again and added that she considered it absurd that he should re- sign over that one incident. Fallon quits over fresh sex claims FOLLOWING the promise of a clampdown on fly tip- pers and people who ille- gally dump waste, a man has been fined for dump- ing material at Varyl Begg Estate. The man was fined £250 after being captured by CCTV depositing two doors and wood within the estate away from a designated point. A second man was charged with dumping dan- gerous litter in the same estate after being recorded on CCTV allegedly leaving a sack of cement. The defendant denies the offence, claiming that he was leaving the cement for others to use and therefore didn’t believe that he had done anything wrong. He was granted bail and will appear in court in December. Speed limit abuse exposed Man fined for dumping waste NEW data released by the Ministry for Trans- port has revealed the level of speeding and reckless driving being carried out on Gibral- tar’s roads is still high despite speed cameras in force. The speed cameras in- stalled in May of this year confirm that 4,201 drivers have simply ignored the current speed limits. Regular road users will have witnessed at least to some extent those abusing the limits but may be sur- prised to learn that 22 of those clocked were travel- ling at more than 100kph with three drivers speed- ing at shocking speeds be- tween 130 and 180kph. A spokesperson for the Royal Gibraltar Police said: “Whilst the instal- lation of fixed speed cam- eras has had a desired effect, there is still a pro- portion of road users who continue to exceed the speed limit.” However wider allegations – some which Mr Fallon has denied – have now emerged. The whispering in the Westminster corridors is all about who will be next. It is understood that around 40 names are on a list circulat- ing in Westminster alleging a variety of sexual activi- ties. The Labour party has also been caught up in the sex-harassment rumpus. Labour activist Bex Bailey claims that she was raped at a party event in 2011 when she was 19 years old and then encouraged by a senior member of staff not to report it as it might ‘dam- age’ her. Ms Bailey claims that the alleged assailant was not an MP but a person in a more senior position to her. She said that she had not reported the event to the police as she was “scared” and “ashamed” and because she feared being the subject of gossip and not being be- lieved.