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Students concerned as cost of living rises

Gibraltar’s students are concerned about the impact of the rising cost of living as they prepare to return to university this September, with the Gibraltar Government now considering whether to increase grants. Compared to their UK counterparts, Gibraltarian students already enjoy significant financial support towards their studies, with the Gibraltar Government paying for tuition fees...

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Perseid meteor shower this evening

  The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated celestial events in the Northern Hemisphere, will be visible today and tomorrow, the Gibraltar Astronomical Society has said. Though the “shooting stars” are already lighting up the skies in small numbers, the pace will accelerate around today and tomorrow, making the Perseid easy to view...

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Mount Alvernia residents could potentially move to Rooke, Govt confirm

The Gibraltar Government said it expects Mount Alvernia residents to be offered a place in the new home at Rooke, as it dismissed “summer rumours” of services being privatised. The Government told GBC that specific arrangements are yet to be announced and will be, at the appropriate time. This followed questions from Together Gibraltar on...

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Children enjoy batiks summer project

Creative projects continued at the Arts and Crafts Shop in Casemates Square during the daily summer workshops, with batiks on the agenda. The process started with painting on the cloth with toothpaste, using it like a pencil to do the drawing, then all the gaps were painted with acrylic paint to create the design. Then,...

UK/Spain News

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England could see drought last into next year, Environment Agency warns

By William Janes and Claudia Rowan, PA England could see a drought last into next year following the driest summer for 50 years, a senior Environment Agency (EA) figure has warned. John Curtin, executive director for local operations at the EA, said it would take “weeks’ worth of rain” to replenish water sources. Some areas...

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NHS understaffing poses ‘serious risk to patient safety’

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Persistent understaffing in the NHS is creating a serious risk to patient safety, MPs have said in a damning report. The cross-party Health and Social Care Committee said health and social care services in England face “the greatest workforce crisis in their history” and the Government has no credible...

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More queues at Dover amid fears for ‘vulnerable’ summer

By Neil Lancefield and Rebecca Speare-Cole, PA Queues are building at the Port of Dover amid fears that the severe disruption seen in recent days could return to Kent throughout the summer. Ferry operator DFDS told passengers that there were “queues of around an hour” for French border checks on Monday morning, and to “allow...

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Vox MP defiant after Supreme Court defamation ruling

An MP with the Spanish far-right political party Vox has dismissed a ruling of the Supreme Court that ordered him to pay £20,000 in damages for defaming Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. Agustin Rosety Fernandez de Castro, the Vox MP for Cadiz and a retired general, posted defiant tweets on Thursday in which he said he...