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Three Governor’s Awards ‘by the community, for the community’

The Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, presented the Governor’s Award for Merit to Seamus Byrne, Paul Davies and Joyce Diaz in the Convent on Friday. Mr Byrne received his for his services to culture during the pandemic, Mr Davies for his services to the Convent and Ms Joyce for her services to the civil...

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Tunnel warfare training for Gibraltar Regiment soldiers

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment’s I Company conducted subterranean training in various locations earlier this month. The training, which happens at least three times a year, was conducted from October 4 to 11 in Great North Road, Peterborough Chambers and down to Calpe Hall. There were close to 40 soldiers marching through the tunnels in complete...

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Junta keeps close eye on Gib amid spike in Covid cases and concern over new UK strain

The Junta de Andalucia said this week it was keeping a close eye on developments relating to a new strain of the Delta variant of Covid-19 detected recently in the UK, adding it would take steps “if necessary” if it believed Gibraltar was an entry point for the strain. The Junta cannot impose controls at...

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Man arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine

A 44-year old man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences on Friday morning after officers executed a search warrant at his home in Mid Harbour Estate. In a statement, the Royal Gibraltar Police said some 45grams of cocaine were seized as well as £5,830 and €1,530 in cash during the search, with a total...

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Junta keeps close eye on Gib amid spike in Covid cases and concern over new UK strain

The Junta de Andalucia said this week it was keeping a close eye on developments relating to a new strain of the Delta variant of Covid-19 detected recently in the UK, adding it would take steps “if necessary” if it believed Gibraltar was an entry point for the strain. The Junta cannot impose controls at...

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More disadvantaged pupils to receive laptops as part of £126m package

By Eleanor Busby, PA Education Correspondent More disadvantaged pupils and children who have arrived from Afghanistan will receive laptops and tablets as part of a £126 million funding package. An additional half a million devices will be provided to schools, colleges and councils in England over the coming months to help young people, who are...

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G7 ministers to consider how to strengthen global supply chains

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Trade ministers from some of the world’s biggest economies will consider how to strengthen global supply chains in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan will call for co-operation from colleagues in the G7 group of industrialised democracies to identify and tackle bottlenecks. A lack...

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Queen spent night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’ after rest orders

By Laura Elston, PA Court Reporter The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for “preliminary investigations”, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The 95-year-old monarch, who was ordered to rest by doctors and advised to miss a trip to Northern Ireland, returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime on Thursday and remains in “good spirits”. A Buckingham Palace...