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GSD stance on vaccines and hospital visits ‘highly irresponsible’, Govt says

The GSD is accused today of adopting a “highly irresponsible and cavalier” stance on whether people who have not been vaccinated should be allowed to visit relatives in hospital or elderly care. In a statement, the Gibraltar Government said the Opposition was “distorting and exaggerating” a “very sensitive” issue. The government says its policy of...

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Govt defends housing record in face of ‘shameless’ Opposition criticism

The Gibraltar Government has defended its housing record, saying it has provided hundreds of new homes and is building hundreds more. It was reacting after the Opposition called for a review of housing policy after Action for Housing raised the plight of medical cases who were still waiting for rental flats while living in substandard...

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Schools set for ‘exam season without exams’

Students and teachers at Bayside and Westside Schools are gearing up for an exam season without exams, with assessments to continue until the end of May so teachers can build evidence when awarding grades. For older students working towards their GCSE and A Levels, the term after the easter break is usually crunch time. This...

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Gorham’s Cave monument up before DPC

The April virtual meeting of the Development and Planning Commission this Thursday will discuss the Government’s planned boardwalk and Gorham’s Cave monument site. Located opposite the entrance to the recycling centre on Europa Advance Road the monument is a silhouette of the Rock including a cut out in the shape of the entrance to Gorham’s...

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Mourning Queen to mark birthday without Philip for first time during reign

By Taz Ali, PA The Queen is set to celebrate the first birthday of her reign without her husband, as the royal family observes another week of mourning following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. The Queen will turn 95 on Wednesday, four days after Philip’s funeral service in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. In...

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Marcus Rashford launches book club for disadvantaged children

By Laura Harding, PA Deputy Entertainment Editor Footballer Marcus Rashford has launched a book club to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds and encourage them to read. The England and Manchester United striker previously campaigned to ensure children eligible for free school meals were still given food during the holidays amid the pandemic. The book club...

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Online NHS campaign to help men over 40 reduce risk of diabetes

By Mike Bedigan, PA A new online campaign encouraging men aged 40 and over who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to sign up for support has been launched by the NHS. The campaign, which will use Facebook to reach millions of men, offers support with lifestyle changes and developing healthier habits to...

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More UK children worried about air pollution near schools

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Concern about air pollution near schools is rising among children, new figures suggest. A poll of 1,305 UK pupils aged six to 15 indicated that 49% are worried about the issue, a poll commissioned by walking and cycling charity Sustrans indicated. That is up 10 percentage points from a...