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ESG broadly supports the ‘Active Travel Strategy’

The ESG has stated that it broadly supports the ‘Active Travel Strategy’ as a measure to encourage healthier travel like walking and cycling around Gibraltar. It also supports the measure to introduce signage with advice on distances and walking times to various locations, thereby encouraging both locals and visitors to leave their vehicles parked up....

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New E-Scooter Legislation

The RGP has launched a two-week awareness campaign to highlight the various offences and road safety concerns regarding the use of E-Scooters. The Personal Light Electric Transports Act 2023, which was passed into law on January 26, regulates the use of E-Scooters on Gibraltar’s roads. As part of the campaign, officers will distribute leaflets in...

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Gibraltar Nature Reserve takes first online steps

The Minister for the Environment, Dr John Cortes, launched the first Gibraltar Nature Reserve website on Tuesday afternoon, during a press conference alongside the chief executive of the Department of the Environment, Dr Liesl Mesilio, and senior scientific officer Stephen Warr. The launch of https://naturereserve.gi/ is part of the department’s ongoing post-Covid economic recovery plan....

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‘We’ll carry on until Morrisons listens,’ Unite says

Unite members at Morrisons picketed outside the supermarket on Tuesday morning as part of a 24-hour strike against a “measly 20p” pay offer. While the strike officially started at 10pm on Monday evening, workers did not picket until 8am on Tuesday, arriving with sirens, chants, whistles and cars beeping their horns in support. Unite’s Christian...

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Majority of schools in England closed to some pupils amid teachers’ strike

By Eleanor Busby, PA Education Correspondent The majority of schools in England were forced to shut their doors to some pupils as teachers went on strike, data suggests More than half (54%) of state schools in England were either fully closed or restricted access to pupils during the first day of walkouts by teachers, Department...

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Spanish police arrest another 23 people over alleged match-fixing, including in Gibraltar league

Spain’s Policia Nacional arrested 23 people in connection with an investigation into alleged match fixing involving football leagues in Spain, Gibraltar and Andorra. Around 30 matches in different leagues are being investigated and Spanish police believe the organisation could have obtained over 500,000 euros through the scam. The arrests were carried out in Badajoz, Cadiz,...

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Algeciras knife attacker ‘underwent express self-radicalisation’, Spanish police say

The man arrested in Algeciras last Wednesday night in connection with two knife attacks in churches in the city was “unstable” and became “self-radicalised” in the space of a month, Spain’s Policia Nacional said on Monday. Police confirmed details of the investigation as the man, Yassine Kanjaa, a 25-year old Moroccan national, was remanded in...

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Sunak fires Zahawi for ‘serious breach’ after tax affairs row

By Dominic McGrath and Ben Hatton, PA Nadhim Zahawi has been fired by Rishi Sunak for a “serious breach” of the Ministerial Code, following days of controversy over the Conservative Party chairman’s tax affairs. Mr Zahawi, who was appointed to the role by the Prime Minister last October, had been facing calls to stand aside...