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Civil Service tasked with preparing for impact of Covid-19 as winter approaches

The Civil Service has embarked on a deep evaluation of how it will continue to deliver public services against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and concern about the rise in virus cases as winter approaches. In a circular to civil servants, Chief Secretary Darren Grech praised their efforts and work since last March but...

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Over 100 test positive in Gibraltar in a week

Some 111 people tested positive for Covid-19 over the past week, Gibraltar Government statistics have shown. This marked an average of 15 positive cases detected daily between Saturday, October 17 to Friday, October 23. This past week saw the highest number of positive cases detected in a single day, with 31 detected on October 20....

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Role models in technology at fireside chat

A fireside chat hosted by Girls in Tech Gibraltar saw the Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento, call on attendees to be role models for young girls in the technology sector. The event championed inclusivity, promoting gender equality and positively impacting the accessibility, presence and support for women in STEM fields in Gibraltar. “As Minister for...

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Bluefins to swim 12 hours for Calpe House

A 12-hour swimathon, organised by the Bluefin Open Water Swimmers to raise money for Calpe House, will take place on Saturday morning. The swim will take place at Eastern Beach starting at 8am and members of the club will take it in turns to be in the water over the 12-hour period. “Our main core...

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Spain holds off on curfews, but struggles to curb COVID-19

By Nathan Allen and Ingrid Melander Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez exhorted Spaniards on Friday to further limit social contact to combat Europe's worst Covid-19 hotspot, but he stopped short of announcing new measures amid political disputes over potential curfews. Quarrelling between the Socialist-led government and mostly conservative regions - and also among regions - has...

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No curfew for now in Spain as PM urges citizens to limit contacts

By Nathan Allen and Emma Pinedo Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday that more needed to be done to combat the Covid-19 pandemic but he stopped short of announcing new measures and instead called on citizens to act responsibly. With Spain's Covid-19 cases soaring this week to total over a million - the highest...

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Sturgeon to announce five-tier plan of coronavirus measures for Scotland

By Douglas Barrie, PA Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will on Friday announce a five-tier plan of measures for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland. The new set of restrictions has been anticipated since a similar three-tiered system was introduced in England by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. If approved at Holyrood next week, the new measures...

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UK MP calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences after rescuing mistreated dog

By Sophie Morris and Richard Wheeler, PA Political Staff A mistreated dog found abandoned by a road has inspired an MP to call for tougher sentences for people who commit animal cruelty offences. Conservative Chris Loder (West Dorset) found a springer spaniel dumped at the roadside with cuts on her legs during a storm in...