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Kristel Turner scoops top prize in virtual Spring Visual Arts Competition

In a socially-distanced prize giving ceremony for this year’s Spring Visual Arts Competition, Kristel Turner was awarded the top prize on Tuesday for her photo of an old Westside School classroom titled ‘Empty Register’. Just like the empty classroom in Mrs Turner’s photograph, the prize giving ceremony was much quieter than usual. Usually family and...

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Govt announces new Coaling Island ‘pay and display’ parking zone

A new pay and display parking zone at Coaling Island will commence on Monday June 8, the Ministry for Transport has confirmed. This new area will provide 105 Pay & Display parking bays, which will be operational between 9am to 6pm from Monday to Friday. The area will continue to provide parking at no cost...

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Spanish Foreign Minister’s ‘throwaway’ remark raises hackles in Gibraltar

A ‘throwaway’ remark about Gibraltar by Spain’s Foreign Minister during a wide-ranging interview on a Spanish radio station raised hackles in Gibraltar on Tuesday and drew cautionary reactions from both the Gibraltar Government and the GSD, Interviewed on Cadena Ser, Arancha Gonzalez Laya spoke of the challenges ahead for her ministry, including the Brexit negotiations...

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DPC to hold pilot meeting online

The Development and Planning Commission is set to reconvene soon for its first meeting since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last February. In a break from the norm, the meeting will be held online and without members of the press or the public present. DPC meetings are normally held in public but on this...

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Johnson faces questions over Cummings’ actions as poll ratings plummet

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Boris Johnson will be questioned by senior MPs as he faces a growing Tory revolt and plummeting poll ratings over the Dominic Cummings row. The Prime Minister’s senior adviser drove from London to Durham to isolate with his family during the lockdown and says he subsequently took a trip...

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Particles from vehicle tyres found in marine environment

By Claire Hayhurst, PA Particles released from vehicle tyres could be a significant and previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment, according to a study. Scientists have previously discovered microplastics – originating from microbeads in cosmetics and the degradation of large items such as carrier bags and plastic bottles – in marine...

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Online gambling firm closes after investigation finds ‘serious failings’

By Luke Powell, PA An online gambling firm has closed after regulators found serious failings around player protection and anti-money laundering processes. The Gambling Commission launched an investigation into PT Entertainment Services (PTES) after a 25-year-old customer took his own life having lost more than £30,000 through its sites www.winner.co.uk and titanbet.co.uk. Publishing its findings...

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Downing Street ‘deeply concerned’ by events in Hong Kong

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor The UK remains “deeply concerned” about the crisis in Hong Kong and Number 10 has raised the issue with Beijing’s ambassador in London. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam insists national security legislation proposed by China’s legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory’s civil rights. But Downing Street said it...