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Operator of AM Ghent fronts £1.5m for oil spill clean-up, court told as Captain fined £20,000

The operator of the AM Ghent, the ship that caused an oil spill in the Bay of Gibraltar last month, has fronted £1.5m to cover the cost of the clean-up operation, it was revealed in the Magistrates Court on Friday as the vessel’s captain was fined £20,000. The move by ship management Anglo-Eastern was outlined...

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Methane likely cause of ship explosion in Bay of Gibraltar, China’s Maritime Safety Agency says

Methane from a cargo of coal may have caused the explosion on the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier CSSC Cape Town in which four seafarers were injured, according to a preliminary investigation by China’s Maritime Safety Administration. The blast on the CSSC Cape Town happened on February 19 in the Bay of Gibraltar as the ship...

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UK opens up £500,000 funding for Gib, replacing EU programmes lost after Brexit

Projects in Gibraltar will be eligible for funding up to an overall maximum of £500,000 after the UK Government included the Rock in its Community Renewal Fund for 2021-22. The objective of the scheme is to support Gibraltar’s transition away from EU structural funding and the £500,000 total for the year is, on average, more...

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Library reopens just in time for World Book Day

The John Mackintosh Hall Library has reopened just in time for World Book Day, with the GCS team fostering the love of reading despite not being able to hold in person events. The John Mackintosh Hall Library was open for just a handful of months, but in the short time it was able to be...

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UK/Spain News

Oxford vaccine designer Professor Sarah Gilbert wins prestigious award

By Jamie Harris, PA Science Technology Reporter A British vaccinologist who led the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has received a prestigious award recognising her contribution to ‘a global common good’. Professor Sarah Gilbert said it was a “great honour” to be handed the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Albert Medal. Previous...

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Cyprus to welcome vaccinated British tourists from May 1

By Alexander Britton and Neil Lancefield, PA Cyprus said it will open its borders to vaccinated Britons from the beginning of May – although UK government restrictions on foreign travel will still be in force. Nearly a million people in the UK have received two doses of a Covid-19 jab, and the Cypriot government said...

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Covid-19 mortality will continue to be substantial, but worst is over – expert

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Society will need to learn to live with a “substantial” degree of Covid-19 mortality, but the worst seems to be over, a Government scientific adviser has said. Professor Andrew Hayward, from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said the number of deaths will continue to drop as vaccination...

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Queen owns corgis again as she welcomes two new puppies

By Laura Elston, PA Court Reporter The Queen has two new corgi puppies after being given them as a present during lockdown. The delighted monarch – who has long been synonymous with the breed – has been kept entertained by the dogs while the Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital and as Buckingham Palace braces...