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UK travel experts predict ‘bumper summer’ for Gib tourism

A study by UK-based travel health experts Practio found Gibraltar is in for a “bumper year” of tourism from the UK, with 81,000 Brits expected to arrive on the Rock this year. According to their research, Gibraltar is set to receive a cash boost of £26,725,994 from these visits alone, with each passenger expected to...

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Pressure mounts on Community Care to reverse changes to eligibility criteria

Pressure mounted yesterday for Community Care Ltd to reverse changes introduced last year to eligibility criteria for its ‘community officer scheme’, with campaigner and Unite the Union claiming the sudden change had left many people facing financial hardship. Campaign group Community Care Action Group wants the charity to revert back to the previous criteria and...

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Animation film edited by Gibraltarian student shortlisted for BAFTA Student Award

Comedy horror animation film ‘Night of the Living Dread’, which was edited by local film student Lesley Posso, has been shortlisted for a GSA BAFTA Student Award. Miss Posso worked on the film ‘Night of the Living Dread’ alongside a team of students at the National Film and Television School, with the film shortlisted from...

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Unite and Govt clash over delays with GP appointments

Unite the Union on Thursday accused the Ministry for Health of ‘manipulating’ information to explain delays faced by patients seeking appointments with GPs at the Primary Care Centre. In a statement, Unite said frontline workers had been unfairly used as scapegoats to divert attention from “ministerial interference” in the Gibraltar Health Authority. The statement drew...

UK/Spain News

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Portugal confirms it will welcome UK holidaymakers from Monday

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Portugal has confirmed it will reopen its borders to UK tourists from Monday. The announcement follows concern that tens of thousands of trips booked after the country was put on the UK Government’s green travel list would be cancelled. The uncertainty was caused by Portugal’s ministers deciding on Thursday...

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Ministers eye rising Indian coronavirus variant cases with concern

By David Hughes and Jane Kirby, PA Ministers are poised to order further action in response to the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant of concern as new figures show cases have more than doubled in a week. Data from Public Health England (PHE) shows a rise in cases from 520 to 1,313 this week...

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Spain is on track for herd immunity, PM says

More than two thirds of Spain's 47 million people will have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-August, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday. The vaccination rollout has sped up over the past weeks and Spain is due to receive 13 million doses of Pfizer vaccine next month, Sanchez told a conference in Madrid. "We are on track...

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Another night of violence in La Linea

Violence in La Linea escalated on Wednesday night as people once again took to the streets to protest the deaths of two men at sea for the third day. A shot was fired at a Spanish police van, missiles including Molotov cocktails were thrown at officers, a Policia Nacional van was set on fire and...