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Chinese New Year celebrations at St Joseph’s Lower Primary

Year 2 pupils at St Joseph’s Lower Primary school celebrated Chinese New Year as part of their China project. The day was packed with many different activities including a Tai Chi lesson by Dilip Taylor; a Dragon Dance which was showcased to the rest of the school; a New Year’s lunch party with Chinese food...

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Biodiversity workshop held on the Rock

A two-day workshop on the development of a new biodiversity strategy for the UK's Overseas Territories, including Gibraltar, was opened on Wednesday by the Minister for the Environment, Dr John Cortes and the Deputy Governor, Marc Holland. The workshop has been organised and funded by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Department...

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Gibraltar commemorates international Holocaust Memorial Day

Today Gibraltar and the rest of the world will observe international Holocaust Memorial Day and this year’s theme is ‘Ordinary People’. “Genocide is ultimately enabled by ordinary people. It is ordinary people who also turn a blind eye and then believe propaganda and discriminate. Ordinary people join regimes that commit murder under their regime’s guise,”...

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GHA Director General to step back whilst undergoing treatment for cancer diagnosis

The GHA Director General, Prof Patrick Geoghegan, announced today that he will step back from the day-to-day running of the GHA for a period of time following a prostate cancer diagnosis. Professor Geoghegan will maintain a supervisory role whilst delegating key tasks to senior members of the GHA management team. “Prof Geoghegan is determined to...

UK/Spain News

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Algeciras, a city united in grief

On any normal weekday at midday, the main square in Algeciras, La Plaza Alta in front of the city’s principal church, Nuestra Señora de la Palma, is a hive of activity and life. On Thursday, as the bells in the church tower tolled, the square fell silent as over 1000 people gathered to honour the...

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Man dies, another seriously injured in knife attacks on two churches in Algeciras

Spanish police were on Wednesday night investigating the death of a man who was attacked with a machete in a church in Algeciras following an earlier attack in a different church in the city. A spokesperson for the Spanish Government’s representative in Cadiz province confirmed the dead man was a sacristan in the church of...

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Nadhim Zahawi in political peril over tax as pressure mounts on PM to act

By Sophie Wingate, PA Political Correspondent Nadhim Zahawi is in increasing political peril over his tax affairs, as pressure mounts on Rishi Sunak to sack him as Tory party chair. Labour is demanding the Prime Minister come clean about his knowledge of Mr Zahawi’s dispute with HM Revenue and Customs when he appointed him to...

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Warning of ‘significant disruption’ on February 1 day of mass UK strike action

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Schools, universities, the rail network and Whitehall will be hit by strike action on February 1 in what appears set to be the toughest day in a winter of woe for the UK Government. Train drivers with Aslef and the RMT unions as well as university staff are the...