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Sir Joe makes first move in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ chess tournament

The “Battle of the Sexes” chess tournament was launched on Monday at the Garrison Library, and the Minister for Economic Development Sir Joe Bossano made the first move. Traditionally held at the Caleta Hotel, the new venue is as a result of the hotel’s closing down as plans are afoot for a Hilton hotel to...

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Govt sheds light on LFT procurement after TG presses for answers

The Gibraltar Government on Monday provided details of how it purchases Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) following pressure from Together Gibraltar, which called for clarity over the procurement process for this key element of Gibraltar’s Covid-19 response. The Government, which until now had not responded to earlier questions from journalists about the procurement of LFTs, dismissed...

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GDP recruits receive Warrant Cards

Five Gibraltar Defence Police recruits were presented with their Warrant Cards by Chief of Police Robert Allen. In welcoming the recruits to the GDP, the Chief of Police congratulated them on completing the challenging course and encouraged them to continue to learn and develop in order that they remain able to deliver the standards of...

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Disability awareness training for public sector workers

Public sector employees who attend the general public recently received disability equality and customer care training. The training highlights the different barriers faced by people with disabilities, both physically and when communicating, and particularly what can be done to overcome or prevent these, the Ministry for Equality said. The training offered is organised by the...

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Johnson: Russia planning ‘lightning war’ to take out Kyiv

By David Hughes and Geraldine Scott, PA Political Staff Boris Johnson warned that “gloomy” intelligence suggested Russia was planning a lightning raid on Kyiv as British staff and their families began leaving the Ukrainian capital. The Prime Minister warned President Vladimir Putin that an invasion of Ukraine would be a “disastrous step” which could see...

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Covid tests scrapped for fully vaccinated UK arrivals

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Coronavirus testing for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England will be axed, Boris Johnson has announced. The Prime Minister did not confirm when the travel rules will be eased, but it is likely to happen before the February half-term break. This will be a major boost for travel firms...

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Johnson faces crunch week as lockdown parties inquiry prepares to publish

By Gavin Cordon, PA Whitehall Editor Boris Johnson is facing a make-or-break week for his premiership with his future in No 10 hanging in the balance. The Prime Minister is braced for the delivery of the Sue Gray report into Downing Street drinking parties during lockdown which could determine his fate. Many Tory MPs have...

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La Linea to be first city in Andalucia with climate action plan

Under a Junta de Andalucía pilot scheme, La Línea will be the first city in the south of Spain to prepare and publish a municipal plan to face climate change. The environmental department of the city council has also confirmed that it is working on an overall strategy for the city to take sustainable advantage...