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Opposition parties call for clarity over new Covid measures

Opposition parties have called for more clarity on the new Covid-19 measures introduced by the Government this week, including the compulsory use of face masks in Main Street and its side streets by law. In a press statement the GSD said any measures introduced should be “consistent, justified and proportionate”, with Together Gibraltar criticising the...

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Cable car project tabled for DPC meeting

MH Bland’s plans for a new cable car system will be discussed at the first of two Development and Planning Commission meetings this week. On Thursday morning, via video conferencing, the members of the DPC will debate the proposed demolition of the existing upper and lower cable car stations and three intermediate towers and its...

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Bluefin club raise over £1,000 for Calpe house

Bluefin Open Water club has raised over £1,000 for Calpe House so far following a 12-hour swimathon last weekend. As over 30 swimmers took to the water at Eastern Beach for the challenge that started at 8am, which also saw some Atlantic Bluefin tuna swimming off the beach. The funds raised by Bluefin will buy...

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National Mint unveils new Christmas coin

The Gibraltar National Mint will for the first time ever produce a Christmas edition £2 coin along with the annual 50p that has been in circulation since 1988. The 2020 version of the coin was struck by the CEO of the Gibraltar National Mint, Albert Poggio, 32 years after the original coin was struck by...

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Record numbers sign up to study medicine at British universities amid pandemic

By Eleanor Busby Record numbers of would-be doctors have applied to study medicine amid the coronavirus pandemic. The number of people applying for a place on a university medicine course has increased by 21% compared to last year, Ucas figures show. The deadline for applications to begin medicine next autumn, as well as dentistry and...

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Andalucia seals off region in Covid-19 move, with knock-on impact at border with Gibraltar

The Junta De Andalucia has announced restrictions on movement to and from Andalucia, in a development that will not impact frontier workers and residents in Spain but will likely curtail cross-border travel for leisure until November 9. The decision to close off Andalucia’s regional perimeter seeks to stem the spread of Covid-19 and follows the...

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Heathrow Airport loses European crown during pandemic

By Sarah Young London's Heathrow is no longer Europe's busiest airport, ceding its long-held crown to Paris during the pandemic and blaming government inaction for its passenger numbers plunging even more than rivals. Heathrow said Paris Charles de Gaulle had overtaken it as Europe's busiest airport, dealing a blow to Britain's global trade ambitions as the country's current...

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Mastectomy support group tells of ‘constant battle’ to keep Facebook page open

By Emily Chudy, PA The founder of a Facebook support group for people who have undergone mastectomies said she faces a “constant battle” with the social network to keep it open. Jay Walker, who runs the Mastectomy Network page, said several images have been taken down from the website, despite mastectomy photos being within Facebook’s...