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Public Health steers project to improve lives of children facing adverse experiences

Adverse experiences in children’s lives locally are being assessed in a bid to improve their prospects in adult life, the Director of Public Health, Dr Helen Carter has said. Children who have experienced tough moments in life, such as seeing a parent imprisoned, witnessing drug or alcohol abuse, or living in a domestic abuse setting,...

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Public health urges whooping cough jab uptake after one person hospitalised

The Director of Public Health is encouraging pregnant women to take up the whooping cough jab after a “flurry of cases” locally resulted in one hospitalisation. Earlier this year the UK saw a substantial rise in cases, with nine baby deaths in England. Director of Public Health, Dr Helen Carter, said Gibraltar did see a...

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GCS announces the line up for the Big SLOP event

Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, announced the entertainment programme for The Big SLOP (stay late order pizza) event taking place on Thursday, August 1 at the southern end of Eastern Beach. The programme will run as follows: • 6:00pm - No Limits Entertainment • 6:30pm - Waves (Acoustic Trio)...

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Canoeing veteran honoured for 25 years of ‘exceptional service and community impact’

Nigel Jeffries from the Gibraltar Canoeing Association has recently returned from the UK where he received an Award of Honour from Paddle UK, the UK National governing body, for his commitment and work over 25 years, during which he went above and beyond to promote and develop paddling activities on the Rock. Each year, clubs...

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Starmer hosts summit to ‘fire the starting gun’ on new relationship with Europe

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor, Sophie Wingate, PA Deputy Political Editor, and Chronicle staff Sir Keir Starmer will use a major European summit to push for action to secure the continent’s borders as he steps up efforts to tackle the UK’s asylum backlog. More than 100 Home Office staff will be redeployed from working...

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Hoyle: Assassination attempt on Donald Trump a warning for us all to protect MPs

By Richard Wheeler, PA Parliamentary Editor An assassination attempt on Donald Trump is a “warning for us all” to ensure everything is in place to protect MPs, according to Sir Lindsay Hoyle. The Commons Speaker said it is “hard to believe” such an attack still happens in modern America, adding it was a “stark reminder”...

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Business and Trade Secretary to tell G7 ‘Britain is back’ and ‘open for business’

By Helen Corbett, Political Correspondent Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds will say a “confident, outward-looking” UK is “open for business” at the G7 trade ministers’ meeting. He will set out the new Labour Government’s strategy to reset relations and remove barriers to trade during his first international visit as Business and Trade Secretary. The trip comes...

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Starmer says ‘Britain belongs on world stage’ at end of first summit as PM

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor in Washington Sir Keir Starmer declared the UK was back playing a leading role on the world stage at the conclusion of his first international summit as Prime Minister. Sir Keir said he would “reset” the UK’s relationship with Europe, “return to leadership” on climate change and “engage more deeply” with developing...