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Gib follows UK lead, urging organisations to boost cyber attack defences amid Ukraine tensions

Organisations in Gibraltar have been warned to bolster their digital defences due to “malicious” cyber incidents in Ukraine. The warning echoes a message from the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which updated its guidance to UK firms and groups and said it is investigating the recent reports of “malicious cyber incidents in Ukraine”. The...

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At PCC, managing Covid-19 forces a change in approach

The GHA’s Primary Care Clinic has been forced to adjust its clinics to ensure continued service against the backdrop of Covid-19 and its impact on key staff. The Gibraltar Government confirmed that at present there were two GPs who are Covid-19 positive and therefore unwell and unable to work. But over the past two weeks,...

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Attorney General’s ‘nolle’ decision sparks furious political row over checks and balances

The Attorney General’s decision to end a criminal case against three men accused of conspiracy to defraud Bland Ltd flared into a furious political row on Thursday, as the Gibraltar Government hit back at Opposition accusations that the decision sidelined democratic checks and balances. No.6 Convent Place said the Attorney General, Michael Llamas, QC, had...

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Govt to take advice on amending anti-bulling law after court ruling

The Gibraltar Government on Thursday said it respected the decision of the Court of Appeal in the GHA bullying case, adding that it will take advice on how best to amend the anti-bullying legislation at the heart of the case. It was reacting after the court said the “puzzling” legislation was unclear on core concepts...

UK/Spain News

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Government ‘fully committed’ to National Insurance increase, says No 10

By Patrick Daly, PA Political Correspondent No 10 has sought to dismiss reports that Boris Johnson is “wobbling” over increasing National Insurance, saying the Government is “fully committed” to introducing the tax rise in the spring. The Prime Minister is under pressure from some Conservative MPs to scrap or at least delay the increase to...

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Government exams chief: 2022 test changes will not advantage more able pupils

By Catherine Lough, PA Education Correspondent Changes to 2022 GCSE and A-level exams will not make them easier for more able pupils, the head of the Government exam regulator has said. Because of the disruption caused to pupils’ learning by the pandemic, pupils in England will be offered a choice of topics in some GCSE...

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‘Nobody is above the law’ – Theresa May breaks silence on partygate saga

By Geraldine Scott, PA Political Correspondent Theresa May has said she is “angry” at the allegations of parties held in Downing Street during coronavirus restrictions. The reported comments mark the former prime minister’s first intervention over the partygate scandal. Mrs May, who has so far not publicly commented on the saga engulfing No 10, told...

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EasyJet to operate record number of flights to beach destinations this summer

By Neil Lancefield and Holly Williams, PA EasyJet will operate its largest number of flights between the UK and beach destinations this summer as coronavirus restrictions ease. With sales “performing very well”, the low-cost airline’s capacity compared with 2019 levels will be more than doubled on routes to Turkey and up 36% for Greece, according...