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CTB changes primary schools contact tracing procedure due to high demand

The Contact Tracing Bureau will be amending its procedures for contact tracing within schools so that it can prioritise calls to the elderly, vulnerable and health care workers. Parents will be receiving letters from CTB via school platforms to indicate their child’s exposure to a positive case of COVID-19. Positive cases will continue to receive...

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Parliament lift, pig farm hotel and Both Worlds project up for DPC scrutiny this week

The first meeting of the Development and Planning Commission for 2022 taking place on Thursday morning will debate the Government’s application to install an internal lift inside the Gibraltar Parliament, on 156 Main Street, together with the proposed refurbishment of the building. But first on the agenda is the outline planning application for the former...

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Staggering increase as Childline finds 60% of contacts related to mental health

Childline Gibraltar has seen a staggering increase of mental health related contacts, its CEO Caroline Carter Olivero has said, detailing that children lack the support structure they had prior to the pandemic. Last year Childline Gibraltar received 900 contacts, 60% of these were related to mental health, and for the first time in the charity's...

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More hospital staff join Unite’s selective industrial action

Unite members in the industrial, domestic and hospital attendants departments in the GHA have decided to join in the non-uniform selective industrial action in the GHA after being balloted on Friday. Some 95% of employees within those departments balloted in favour of non-uniform “due to longstanding departmental issues being left unresolved, in some circumstances for...

UK/Spain News

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Amazon reverses decision to ban customers from using Visa credit cards

By Simon Neville and Vicky Shaw, PA Amazon has reversed a decision to ban customers from using UK Visa credit cards on its website. The online retailer had been expecting to introduce the changes from this Wednesday, having warned customers the card company’s fees were too high. But Amazon said on Monday: “The expected change...

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In unusual step, Vox says Gibraltar is example to follow for booster jabs

Spain’s far right party Vox has held up Gibraltar’s booster campaign as an example to follow, urging the Spanish Government to take similar steps to promote the third jab. The decision to highlight the GHA’s efforts is an unusual step for Vox, a party better known for its hard-line stance toward Gibraltar. In a parliamentary...

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Asteroid bigger than any building on Earth to soar past the planet

By Nina Massey, PA Science Correspondent A giant asteroid, bigger than any building on Earth, is expected to soar past the planet on Tuesday. Called 7482 (1994 PC1), the asteroid is more than a kilometre wide at 1,052m (3,451ft). Its size means it is bigger than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which, at 830m (2,723ft),...

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Covid-19: Data suggests Omicron wave is ‘turning around’

By Jane Kirby and Ella Pickover, PA The continued drop in UK Covid cases indicates the Omicron wave may well be “turning around”, a leading expert advising the Government has said. Prof Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warwick and a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Modelling group (Spi-M), said that the latest case...