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Invasive seaweed washes up on local shores

Japanese seaweed that has plagued both Western Beach and Sandy Bay in recent years has washed up again on the shoreline this summer. ‘Rugulopteryx okamurae’ is not just a nuisance to beach goers with a pungent rotten smell, as it decays on the shoreline, it is also causing havoc to the natural habitats of the...

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Mental Health Board highlights ‘vital’ need for cohesive strategy across all services

The first report of the Mental Health Board has found that there is a “vital and increasing” need to establish a more cohesive strategy for mental healthcare, as it highlighted how strategies were being developed at different rates across services. The 31-page report, tabled last week in Parliament, stated that “significant and increasing” in-vestment in...

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Action 4 Schools donates hand washing kits

As Covid-19 spreads across Africa, Action 4 Schools has diversified its usual contribution to local communities of providing water to providing wash kits. To continue doing so, Jimmy Bruzon from the charity is appealing for donations to fund this new initiative. Washing hands regularly is one way many countries, including Gibraltar, are assisting in winning...

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Azopardi says China deal raises ‘deep issues’ that must be ‘probed’

The Gibraltar Government’s joint venture with a Chinese publicly-owned construction company must be probed “significantly”, the Leader of the Opposition Keith Azopardi said, as he questioned the impact the deal will have on local construction firms. This follows confirmation that the Gibraltar Development Corporation has entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Beijing Liujian Construction...

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UK quarantine plan under fire as expert questions scientific basis

By PA Reporters Ministers face more pressure over the planned blanket quarantine for travellers to the UK after an expert questioned the Government’s claim that the scheme was “backed by science”. Controversy over the plan continued as Boris Johnson prepared to urge world leaders to “unite humanity in the fight against disease” as he hosts...

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Scenes made from Lego help teach children about social distancing

By Alistair Mason, PA A mother is using Lego to teach her children about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Cat Cook, 42, had been recreating movie scenes with Lego as a project with her son – who is seven and has a history of severe respiratory problems – and her daughter, four, during lockdown....

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Royal Navy aircraft carrier returns to base after successful sea training

By Ben Mitchell, PA Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has returned to base to pick up supplies having successfully completed its basic sea training. The 65,000 tonne warship arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base having completed the first part of a series of sea trials. The £3 billion carrier is expected to leave soon...

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Meghan’s speech ‘very powerful’ despite royal exit

By Laura Elston, PA Court Reporter The Duchess of Sussex’s impassioned black lives matter speech has been hailed as incredibly powerful, but could have been even more so if she had been a working royal, a royal commentator has said. Penny Junor said the address Meghan gave to her old high school about the death...