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DPC defers application for Upper Rock hotel

The application for a hotel within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve was deferred by the members of the Development and Planning Commission during Thursday’s virtual meeting of the Commission. Permission was being sought for the creation of a rural hotel in the Upper Rock on the site is the Lewis Battery, formally a pig and...

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Months of ‘traffic chaos’ signal ‘poor management’ of traffic, GSD says

The GSD on Thursday accused the Gibraltar Government of causing many months of “traffic chaos” in Line Wall Road before taking a policy u-turn and allowing northbound traffic seven days a week. The party said the Line Wall project was a “litany of mistake after mistake” and was more reflective of an episode of Fawlty...

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Wizz Air announces new service between Gibraltar and Luton

Wizz Air has announced the launch of a new route from London Luton to Gibraltar, with flights set commence on December 11. Wizz Air UK, the group’s British airline, will offer flights twice a week from Luton to Gibraltar. The airline will also launch a twice-weekly service from Luton to Madeira on the same day....

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DPC approves new cable car project, signalling long-term confidence despite Covid-19

Plans for a new cable car were approved by the Development and Planning Commission on Thursday, in a decision that unlocks a multi-million pound private investment in Gibraltar’s tourism sector despite a downturn in trade against the backdrop of Covid-19. MH Bland, the company behind the project, said the project signalled long-term confidence in Gibraltar...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Spain enters 6-month state of emergency to tackle pandemic

By Elena Rodriguez and Joan Faus Spain will be under a state of emergency until early May, giving regions legal backing to decide curfews and restrict travel to try and contain rampant Covid-19 contagion. Spain is one of Europe's worst Covid -19 hot spots, with over 3 million infections. Its response to the pandemic has often been...

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Scientists identify prolific coronavirus strain which started in Spain and spread across Europe

By Ludwig Burger A coronavirus strain that emerged in Spain in June has spread across Europe and now makes up a large proportion of infections in several countries, researchers said, highlighting the role of travel in the pandemic and the need to track mutations. The variant, which has not been found to be inherently more dangerous, was...

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Labour suspends ex-leader Corbyn on anti-Semitism ‘day of shame’

Britain's Labour opposition suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday after he downplayed a report that detailed serious failings in the party's handling of persistent anti-Semitism complaints during his 2015-2019 leadership. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it had found evidence of political interference in the processing of anti-Semitism complaints, failure to...

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Travellers from Germany, Cyprus and Lithuania at risk of UK quarantine

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Travellers arriving in the UK from Germany, Cyprus and Lithuania could be required to enter quarantine due to a rise in coronavirus cases, figures indicate. Germany’s seven-day rate of cases per 100,000 people has reached 107 after nearly 17,000 cases were reported on Wednesday. The rate for Lithuania is...