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Buses resume services today

In line with Phase 3 of Unlock the Rock, bus services will resume today, but with conditions of use that include the use of face masks for the duration of the journey. Residents who wish to use the resumed bus service have to adhere to three central conditions. “All passengers will be required to wear...

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Feisty exchanges in Parliament ahead of traffic changes today

The phased implementation of traffic restrictions on Line Wall Road commences today, days after the fierce political debate on the pilot project sparked barbed exchanges in Parliament last week. GSD MP Elliott Phillips said the Government would need a “reality check” if it believed that the road closures would result in reductions in the level...

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Parliament approves legislation to protect businesses from insolvency

Parliament last week unanimously passed amended legislation to protect businesses from being put into liquidation during the during the Covid-19 crisis. The measures are temporary and will be repealed as soon as they become unnecessary. In putting forward the Bill, the Minister for Financial Services, Albert Isola, said the amendments were necessary “to try to...

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St Bernard’s Hospital marks 15th anniversary this year

St Bernard’s Hospital was formally unveiled 15 years ago, and now all these years later the hospital and its staff have been aiding those who have fallen seriously ill with coronavirus. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the hospital transform some of its wards during the lockdown in anticipation of a surge of cases. The Nightingale...

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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...