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ERG asks government to review Covid-19 restrictions on public assembly

The Equality Rights Group has written to the Gibraltar Government urging it to ease public health restrictions on the right to assembly. At present, large public gatherings are banned under Covid-19 regulations aimed at stemming the spread of the virus. But the ERG says that with adequate social distancing and other measures including the sue...

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Govt clarifies position after GSD urges rethink on St Martin’s school timings

The GSD has urged a rethink to ad hoc changes to St Martin’s timetable, after the Gibraltar Government told parents they may have to collect their children two hours earlier than normal on hot days. Parents were told on Sunday that they would be advised between 11am and 12pm if temperatures were high and earlier...

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Clear message on World Heart Day: look after your heart

Louis Casciaro, a heart transplant patient, and Isabella Ramognin, a survivor of three heart attacks, have a message for Gibraltar on World Heart Day tomorrow: wear red, do some exercise and, above all, look after your heart. Organised locally by the Gibraltar Cardiac Association, World Heart Day aims to work towards reducing the number of...

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Calpe Conference prepares local line-up for virtual event marked by Covid-19

The 2020 Calpe Conference will adopt a virtual format this year in line with Covid-19 restrictions, with no delegates and a line-up made up mostly of Gibraltarian speakers. While speakers will be present on location at the University of Gibraltar, no delegates will be allowed to attend and instead the sessions will be transmitted via...

UK/Spain News

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Ban upheld for leader of Spain's Catalonia, vote looms

By Inti Landauro and Joan Faus Spain's Supreme Court upheld on Monday an 18-month ban from public office for Catalonia's regional leader on charges of disobedience, a move likely to trigger a regional election. The case stems from Quim Torra's refusal, during a national election campaign in 2019, to follow orders from Spain's electoral committee to...

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Matt Hancock to hold talks with Tory rebels over coronavirus laws

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor UK ministers will hold crisis talks with the ringleader of a Tory revolt as Boris Johnson seeks to head off a damaging row over the scrutiny of coronavirus regulations. The Prime Minister is under mounting pressure to give Parliament greater power to debate and vote on coronavirus restrictions, with...

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Spain reports 31,785 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Spain's tally of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 748,266 on Monday, rising by 31,785 from Friday's total, health ministry data showed. The cumulative death toll reached 31,411 from 31,232 on Friday. Daily deaths are now around their highest levels since early May but are well below the late March record of nearly 900. (Reuters)

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Discontent simmers as Spanish authorities spar over Madrid lockdown

By Silvio Castellanos and Raul Cadenas A clash between Madrid's regional authorities and the Spanish government over how to contain the city's surging coronavirus caseload is provoking growing discontent among residents in poorer areas who say they have been unfairly targeted. "The politicians can't agree among themselves and the poor are always the worst affected,"...