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Power cut plunges Gib into darkness

Most of Gibraltar was plunged into darkness on Friday following a power outage just after 8.30pm. The cause of the outage was not clear but GibElec apologised on social media to customers and began restoring power just over an hour later. Chief Minster Fabian Picardo said he was asking questions as to why Gibraltar continued...

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Over 5,500 signatures on petition opposing Rosia Bay project

A petition with nearly 5,500 signatures opposing the proposed development of Rosia Bay was handed to Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on Friday. The petition was last month launched online by The Nautilus Project some 24 hours after the Rosia Bay project was brought before the Development and Planning Commission. Local NGOs Environmental Safety Group, GONHS...

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Thinking Green Digest now available online

The latest Thinking Green Digest for 2019 and 2020 was recently published by the Department of the Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change. The annual report available on the website provides an overview of some of the work carried out by the department as well as significant information relating to the environment. The two annual reports...

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Court of Appeal reduces Lishman sentence to six years

A man who was jailed for 10 years and 10 months for manslaughter after killing his wife in their former home in Gib V had the length of his sentence quashed this week by the Court of Appeal, which imposed a lower sentence of six years. Real Lishman, 44, of Gib V, brought the appeal...

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Tory MP Sir David Amess dead after being stabbed at constituency meeting

By PA reporters Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times at a meeting with constituents. The suspect, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the Tory veteran was stabbed several times during a constituency surgery in Essex. The 69-year-old victim, who has been an MP since...

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Around 43,000 people ‘given wrong PCR Covid test results’

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor An estimated 43,000 people may have been given wrong negative PCR Covid test results, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said. NHS Test and Trace has suspended testing operations provided by Immensa Health Clinic Ltd at its laboratory in Wolverhampton, following an investigation into reports of people receiving...

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Serious errors and delays led to Covid-19 deaths, MPs say

By Jane Kirby, PA Health and Science Editor Serious errors and delays at the hands of the Government and scientific advisers cost lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a damning report from MPs. The study, from the cross-party Science and Technology Committee and the Health and Social Care Committee, said the UK’s preparation for...

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Cabinet minister defends Johnson for taking mid-crisis holiday in Marbella

By Sam Blewett, PA Deputy Political Editor A Cabinet minister has defended Boris Johnson for going on holiday as the Government battles to stem a cost of living crisis and the fallout from spiralling gas prices. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng insisted it was “reasonable” for the Prime Minister to take a break, after he reportedly...