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Gibraltar’s Catholic Churches re-open for daily services as from Monday

Daily Masses in Gibraltar’s Catholic Churches will re-commence as from Monday 1, June. The Catholic Diocese in Gibraltar presented a list of temporary measures to Government which will enable them to return to public worship. These will be implemented in all Churches. “There is a list of measures that will need to be observed by...

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Boat owners urged to respect marine wildlife

The Department of Environment has reminded boat users to respect marine wildlife after receiving reports of migrating Fin Whales in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The Fin Whales, also known as Rorquals, have become a common occurrence in BGTW during this time of the year when they a make their way to the North Atlantic Ocean....

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Lockdown changes working patterns as restrictions are lifted

With the Covid-19 lockdown easing, businesses across Gibraltar are planning their return to a ‘new normal’, careful to adhere to the new guidelines and ensuring staff are comfortable to return to their work environment. When it comes to the return to office working, no two businesses have it planned quite the same. It is a...

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Antibody testing to start Monday with internal GHA pilot programme

Public health officials will carry out a pilot programme to test staff at the Gibraltar Health Authority for Covid-19 antibodies, in a move that will enable them to assess how many key healthcare workers have already been exposed to the virus. The tests, which will start on Monday, will be a precursor to a community-wide...

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Imported novel coronavirus cases return to Spain despite border closure

By Emma Pinedo and Julien Hennequin At least 25 imported cases of the coronavirus have been detected in Spain over the past month, health authorities said on Friday, despite a strict ban on foreign tourism imposed since mid-March. With more than 27,000 deaths and over 238,000 confirmed cases, according to the health ministry, Spain is...

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Pilot breaches lockdown rules by flying to closed RAF airbase ‘to go to beach’

By Luke Powell, PA A civilian pilot landed without permission on a closed RAF airfield in North Wales “because he wanted to go to the beach”. The pilot landed on a runway at RAF Valley on the island of Anglesey on Monday May 25, sparking an emergency response from Ministry of Defence (MoD) guards and...

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Jobs under threat unless UK aviation industry is supported – Unite

By Alan Jones, PA Industrial Correspondent This was originally sent under embargo Tens of thousands of jobs could soon be lost unless the Government offers support to the aviation industry, a leading union is warning. Unite said all UK airports are being affected by the impact on travel caused by the coronavirus crisis, adding that...

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40ft whale washes up on Essex beach

By Sam Russell, PA A 40ft-long whale has washed up on a beach in Essex, with police advising people to keep away. The giant marine mammal, which is dead, was swept ashore at Clacton-on-Sea on Friday. Environmental group Big Blue Ocean Cleanup said it was a fin whale, which can grow up to 80ft in...