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Unite members at Morrisons vote to strike over pay

Unite the Union members employed by Morrisons have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action after rejecting a 2.4% pay rise against the backdrop of record inflation. Unite balloted its members at the store for strike action, with 96% backing the move on an 85% turnout. Workers belonging to the union had previously unanimously rejected the...

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Power cut sparks political row over LNG plant

A failure in a temperature sensor for a vaporiser supplying liquefied natural gas to the power station was the cause of a power cut on Thursday that left people in the dark even as it sparked a political row. The power cut happened shortly before 8pm on Thursday evening and affected many areas across Gibraltar....

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Chinese New Year celebrations at St Joseph’s Lower Primary

Year 2 pupils at St Joseph’s Lower Primary school celebrated Chinese New Year as part of their China project. The day was packed with many different activities including a Tai Chi lesson by Dilip Taylor; a Dragon Dance which was showcased to the rest of the school; a New Year’s lunch party with Chinese food...

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Biodiversity workshop held on the Rock

A two-day workshop on the development of a new biodiversity strategy for the UK's Overseas Territories, including Gibraltar, was opened on Wednesday by the Minister for the Environment, Dr John Cortes and the Deputy Governor, Marc Holland. The workshop has been organised and funded by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Department...

UK/Spain News

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'An example of coexistence'

by Maria Jesus Corrales The violence of the attacks that caused the death of Diego Valencia, the sacristan at La Palma de Algeciras church, and the wounding of the priest at the nearby church of San Isidro has convulsed the inhabitants of Algeciras, a city with a long history of multiculturalism where, today, people of...

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Algeciras, a city united in grief

On any normal weekday at midday, the main square in Algeciras, La Plaza Alta in front of the city’s principal church, Nuestra Señora de la Palma, is a hive of activity and life. On Thursday, as the bells in the church tower tolled, the square fell silent as over 1000 people gathered to honour the...

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Man dies, another seriously injured in knife attacks on two churches in Algeciras

Spanish police were on Wednesday night investigating the death of a man who was attacked with a machete in a church in Algeciras following an earlier attack in a different church in the city. A spokesperson for the Spanish Government’s representative in Cadiz province confirmed the dead man was a sacristan in the church of...

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Nadhim Zahawi in political peril over tax as pressure mounts on PM to act

By Sophie Wingate, PA Political Correspondent Nadhim Zahawi is in increasing political peril over his tax affairs, as pressure mounts on Rishi Sunak to sack him as Tory party chair. Labour is demanding the Prime Minister come clean about his knowledge of Mr Zahawi’s dispute with HM Revenue and Customs when he appointed him to...