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GHA scientists study over 100 Covid samples for variants

Scientists in the GHA Covid Laboratory have studied over 100 positive Covid samples using cutting edge technology to detect any new variants. Over the last two weeks the sequencing team have been running a series of experiments to validate the genome sequencing equipment and technical process in the GHA Covid Laboratory at the Gibraltar University....

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Govt preparing legislation to address ‘systemic’ distortions in housing market

A reform of legislation for pre-war private rental homes is imminent but any change will have to address the “difficulties of this sector in a holistic way”, the Minister for Housing, Steven Linares, told Parliament yesterday. This would have to “strike the right balance” and provide safeguards to avoid unfair evictions and exorbitant rents, he...

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Migrants rescued off Sotogrande after distress call to RGP

Three migrants were rescued from the sea on Sunday afternoon after the Royal Gibraltar Police received an emergency call from a dinghy that was in distress. The phone call came from a Moroccan number and the individual told the control room there were three individuals on the small vessel, a spokesman for the RGP said....

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Gib to continue testing arriving air passengers amid concern over new Covid variant

Gibraltar will continue to test travellers arriving from the UK against the backdrop of concern about the Indian variant of Covid-19. Passengers arriving on the Rock will be required to take a lateral flow test within 24 hours, with testing to be offered for free by the Gibraltar Government. The decision to continue testing was...

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Online gambling soared during lockdown, study finds

By Rod Minchin, PA Regular gamblers were more than six times more likely to bet online during the pandemic compared to before the health crisis, according to new research. The study found regular male gamblers were particularly prone to gambling more often online during lockdown in the UK, compared to their previously reported betting habits....

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Greenpeace calls for action after UK plastic found dumped in Turkey

By Catherine Wylie, PA The UK is still dumping waste on other countries, according to environmental campaigners who are calling on the Government to “take control” of the problem. Greenpeace’s Trashed report says UK plastic has been found dumped and burned across southern Turkey. The organisation said investigators documented piles of plastic waste dumped illegally...

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YouTube has ‘role to play’ in encouraging young people to get Covid vaccine

By Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent YouTube has a “role to play” in encouraging younger people to get a Covid-19 vaccine because of the influence it has among those aged under 35, the firm’s UK boss has said. The video site has launched a campaign to encourage young people to get their Covid jab when...

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Portugal confirms it will welcome UK holidaymakers from Monday

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Portugal has confirmed it will reopen its borders to UK tourists from Monday. The announcement follows concern that tens of thousands of trips booked after the country was put on the UK Government’s green travel list would be cancelled. The uncertainty was caused by Portugal’s ministers deciding on Thursday...