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Carer who stole from elderly woman jailed for four years

A Spanish carer who stole jewellery worth over £130,000 from an elderly woman and pawned it off for €7,000 was jailed for four years on Monday by the Supreme Court. The court heard Virginia Osuna Gil, 31, of La Linea, was employed as a domiciliary care worker at a local woman’s house between August 2019...

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Gibraltar and La Linea team up with WISeKey for cross-border technology research centre

Gibraltar and La Linea have signed agreements with technology company WISeKey International Holding to develop a cross-border research and development centre to spearhead innovation in the region. WISeKey, a global company active in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence [AI], blockchain and the Internet of Things [IoT], said the initiative aimed to develop “a joint 4th Industrial Revolution...

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New initiative seeks to create jobs for young people

Local businesses are being asked to join in an initiative that is aimed at creating job opportunities for young people. The scheme is being run by the local branch of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, which is supporting the “One Million Chances” campaign, which aims to create a million opportunities for young people. “As...

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HMS Cutlass, Gibraltar Squadron’s new patrol boat, undergoes sea trials

The Ministry of Defence has released footage of a new purpose-built patrol boat for the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron undergoing sea trials in Liverpool. HMS Cutlass is the first of two new cutting-edge fast patrol boats that are being built by Merseyside-based Marine Specialised Technology (MST) at a cost of nearly £10m. Footage of HMS...

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Efforts to reduce plastic grocery packaging harmed by Covid

By Henry Saker-Clark, PA City Reporter The pandemic has “knocked back” efforts to reduce plastic food packaging, retailers and recycling charities have said. Industry experts have said customers moved away from unpackaged produce because of the virus and sales of these items have still not recovered to pre-pandemic levels. Supermarket chains and food brands have...

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One in five female pensioners living in poverty, says Age UK

By Vicky Shaw, PA Personal Finance Correspondent About one in five female pensioners is living in poverty, according to Age UK. Analysis by the charity found around 1.25 million women in this group are now living below the breadline. Single female pensioners are at much higher risk of being in poverty than single men and...

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Coronavirus jabs rolled out for 12 to 15-year-olds

By Aine Fox, PA Coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out to children aged between 12 and 15, with three million youngsters eligible across the UK. The programme is expected to be delivered primarily within schools, and guidance has been issued to headteachers to contact police if they believe protests could be held outside their buildings....

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Outlook for small energy firms ‘looking bleak’ amid gas wholesale price rises

By Geraldine Scott, Helen William, and Bronwen Weatherby, PA The Government wants energy firms to “stay afloat organically”, a Cabinet minister has said, as the growing energy crisis led to company bosses saying the outlook was “looking bleak”. Wholesale prices for gas have surged 250% since January – with a 70% rise since August alone,...