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Father Charlie preparing 450 Christmas hampers for those in need

Father Charlie Azopardi will be handing out 450 hampers this Christmas, and tucked inside will be messages of hope for those in need. He currently feeding between 40 to 50 people a day via his soup kitchen, and this Christmas he has ramped up the effort due to the economic downturn which has seen more...

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Over 300 local children in need this Christmas, as EV Foundation launches appeal

For the ninth year in a row, the EV Foundation will be aiding families in need during the Christmas holidays. Last year the foundation helped over 120 families, including over 300 children, who needed help making ends meet. But the issue continues to grow, and this year as inflation rises and essentials become more expensive,...

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GSD says ‘key questions on value for money’ remain over stadium project

The Gibraltar FA’s confirmation that it expects to repay the Gibraltar Savings Bank from the profits of the commercial and residential aspects of the stadium development raises questions about ‘value for money’ in the realisation of public assets that the Gibraltar Government must answer, the GSD has said. The Opposition said the land on which...

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Entities linked to stadium project ‘set up for community and charitable ends’, directors say

The directors of Gibraltar Community Initiatives Limited, the parent of Community Supplies and Services Limited, issued a statement on Tuesday to address what they described as “confused and misguided” comments on social media and by some political parties in respect of their function. “Neither Gibraltar Community Initiatives Limited nor Community Supplies and Services Limited are...

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New Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘beginning of the end’ in search for treatment

By John Besley and Ella Pickover, PA Experts have hailed the “beginning of the end” in the search for effective Alzheimer’s treatments after a new drug reduced memory decline among patients with early stages of the disease. Lecanemab, which is designed to target and clear amyloid – one of the proteins that builds up in...

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Sunak signals ‘evolutionary leap’ in British foreign policy

By Dominic McGrath, PA Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has offered a vision of “robust pragmatism” in standing up to global competitors like China, as he signalled an “evolutionary leap” in British foreign policy. In his first major foreign policy speech, Mr Sunak indicated to international dignitaries and business leaders on Monday that he would set...

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UK Government accused of ‘watering down’ Online Safety Bill

By Sophie Wingate, PA Political Correspondent The UK Government has dropped measures to ban “legal but harmful” web content, in what campaigners called a “watering down” of the Online Safety Bill that is “very hard to understand”. Removing the restrictions marks a more “common sense” approach as they could have led to an “erosion of...

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Starmer seeks to woo business chiefs with focus on economic stability

By David Hughes and Sam Blewett, PA Political Staff Sir Keir Starmer acknowledged that some cherished Labour policies would have to be shelved if he entered Downing Street in order to focus on dealing with the battered economy he would inherit. The Labour leader, who sought to woo business leaders with a promise of a...