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Govt moves to regulate scooters

People using scooters will have to wear helmets and abide by traffic rules or face the prospect of stiff fines, according to draft legislation published today by the Gibraltar Government that stops short of requiring permits and insurance. The legislation is detailed in a command paper issued after consultation on the use of so-called personal...

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Police break up nighttime gathering of over 300 people in Little Bay

Police broke up a gathering of over 300 people in Little Bay on Friday night, warning that if social distancing advice and civil contingency rules were ignored, they would be forced to restrict access to such areas or even close them off. The Royal Gibraltar Police, assisted by the Gibraltar Defence Police and HM Customs,...

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Four frontier workers among latest positive cases detected in Gibraltar

Four cross-border workers were among the seven active cases reported by the Gibraltar Health Authority yesterday. The four were detected as part of targeted screening of frontline workers in different sectors. The Gibraltar Government said medical confidentiality prevented it from providing any further details on the cases. “However we can confirm that their positive results...

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Schools 'reopen’ today

Local schools will be reopening today for select school years. The gradual return to school is in-line with the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown set out by the Gibraltar Government. But for students, there will be little change from the remote learning that has defined their studies for the past eight weeks. Likewise students living...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July

By Ingrid Melander and Jordi Rubio Spain urged foreign holidaymakers on Monday to return from July as one of Europe's strictest lockdowns eased, though tourism businesses were sceptical about salvaging the summer season. The world's second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the Covid-19 pandemic, imposing a two-week quarantine on...

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Easing lockdown, Spain to reopen for tourism in July

By Jessica Jones Spain will reopen its borders to tourists in July and its top soccer division will kick off again in June, the Prime Minister said on Saturday, as one of the world's strictest lockdowns starts to ease. Pedro Sanchez's dual announcements coincided with calls for his resignation over the lockdown's impact on jobs...

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Overseas arrivals could face £1,000 fines if they fail to quarantine for 14 days - UK

By Harriet Line, Deputy Political Editor, and Sam Blewett, Political Correspondent, PA International travellers could face spot checks and £1,000 fines if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the UK under measures to guard against a second wave of coronavirus. Home Secretary Priti Patel is expected to outline the plans –...

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Rescue mission under way for British yacht off Spanish coast

By Trevor Marshallsea, PA Coastguard officials are mounting a rescue effort concerning a British yacht believed to be in trouble at sea north-west of Spain. A beacon alert was received for the UK-registered 10-metre yacht Helena in an area 500 miles north-west of Cape Finisterre at around 12.20am on Friday, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency...