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Parole Board completes risk assessment course

Members of the Parole Board completed a risk management and assessment course for the first time, following an initiative by the Minister for Justice. The course looked at how personal biases could potentially impact decision making processes and the importance of focusing on the facts and evidence. It also included an examination of risk when...

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Guardian Angel Foundation donates paediatric audiology kit to GHA

The Guardian Angel Foundation has donated audiology equipment to the Gibraltar Health Authority, helping it to bolster the offering of its paediatric service. The AD629 audiometer and the Titan DPOAEs will enable the department to perform some of the testing required for paediatric audiology. The new audiometer will allow for standard hearing testing for all...

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Active cases lower, but restrictions will remain in place

A drop in the number of Covid-19 cases in Gibraltar will not translate into a lifting of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the virus, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo warned on Friday. The Chief Minister was speaking during an exchange in Parliament on the impact of the public health crisis on the work of...

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No room for abuse of housing allocations in Covid-19 crisis, Linares says

The Gibraltar Government said today that it "will not tolerate" any attempt to jump the housing queue by people falsely claiming hardship during the Covid-19 crisis. The warning came during a session of Parliament as the Minister for Housing, Youth and Sport, Steven Linares, answered questions on the housing department’s response during the Covid-19 pandemic....

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Spain's COVID-19 infections rise by 25,595 in new daily record

The number of coronavirus infections in hard-hit Spain rose by 25,595 on Friday, the highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic and the second consecutive record after Thursday's 23,580, health ministry data showed. The death toll went up by 239, bringing the total number of fatalities to 35,878 in Spain, which approved a six-month state of...

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Cross Frontier Group reviews latest development in first meeting under new chairman

The latest Covid-19 restrictions and their effect on movement at the frontier were at the heart of the first Cross Frontier Group meeting led by its new chairman, Michael Netto. Members welcomed the clarification from Spain’s Ministry of the Interior that the border between Gibraltar and Spain will not be affected. In a statement, the...

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Fifth of England will be under toughest Covid rules on Monday

By PA Reporters Nearly a fifth of England will be under the toughest coronavirus restrictions after West Yorkshire became the latest area to be placed in Tier 3. West Yorkshire will move into Tier 3 (very high) restrictions from Monday, with council leaders in the region saying they had negotiated a financial package worth an...

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British Airways’ owner records £5.6bn loss due to Covid-19

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent British Airways’ parent company IAG has swung to a pre-tax loss of 6.2 billion euros (£5.6 billion) for the nine months to the end of September. This compared with a 2.3 billion euros (£2.1 billion) pre-tax profit during the same period a year ago. One-off costs included a 1.6...