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TG ‘dismayed’ over Govt policy ‘blunders’

The Chief Minister’s clarification regarding the imposition of a blanket import duty of 10% on imported personal goods amounts to a “substantial modification” of the policy, a “dismayed” Together Gibraltar has said. The party said this was the latest in a “long list of blunders” from the current administration and the latest “rectification” showed the...

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Govt says GSD ‘jumped the gun’ on Queen’s Cinema site

The Gibraltar Government has accused the GSD of jumping to conclusions with regards to the Queen’s Cinema site, insisting that there was no mention of luxury housing in the tender issued for the site. The Government was countering GSD accusations that it had ditched its manifesto commitment to use the site to develop affordable 50/50...

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GVC warns of redundancies amid VIP restructure

Local online gaming firm GVC has this week announced a restructure within its VIP customer care team in Gibraltar that could result in redundancies. The Chronicle understands some 60 customer services representatives were informed of the company’s decision earlier this week and told their roles are “at risk.” This comes as GVC adopts the Betting...

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Selena Victory sets 100km swim challenge to raise funds for Rifcom

Selena Victory embarked on the first swim of her 100km swimming challenge on Wednesday morning when she swam from Sandy Bay to Caleta, all in aid of Rifcom. The charity Rifcom assists communities in the Rif mountains in Morocco, improving healthcare and education. However, due to Covid-19 and the collapse of the area’s tourism industry,...

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Record day for London’s cycle hire scheme

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent London’s cycle hire scheme has seen record demand as people are being urged to avoid public transport. Transport for London (TfL) said 51,938 Santander Cycle hires were made on June 24, the most on a working day since it was launched in 2010. Some 1,700 more bikes are being...

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Flowerbeds outside Buckingham Palace replanted with NHS tribute

By Megan Baynes, PA Flowerbeds in front of Buckingham Palace have been redesigned for what is believed to be the first time since the First World War and now feature a tribute to the NHS. In celebration of the health service’s 72nd birthday, the Royal Parks has created two flowerbeds in front of the Palace...

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Footballer to cross Channel by kayak to help boy get US cancer vaccine

By Michael Drummond, PA A footballer who has made it his mission to send a four-year-old boy to the US for life-saving treatment is set to take on the English Channel – by kayak. Liam Scott has spent most of the last year undergoing gruelling treatment for neuroblastoma, a rare cancer affecting around 100 UK...

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‘Let’s not blow it’ – Boris Johnson makes plea ahead of lockdown easing

By Harriet Line, PA Deputy Political Editor, and Gavin Cordon, PA Whitehall Editor Boris Johnson has urged the public not to “blow” the progress made in tackling coronavirus when lockdown restrictions are eased this weekend. The Prime Minister said he hoped the reopening of pubs, restaurants and hairdressers in England on Saturday would allow people...