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Application filed to remove diseased trees in The Convent

A number of diseased trees in The Convent will be removed and others trimmed back to help them grow, according to an application filed with the Town Planner. Four citrus trees in multiple locations, including by the Governor’s pool and the gardener’s compound within the garden, need to be removed due to being diseased. Three...

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35,000 doses of Covid vaccine expected 'as soon as possible', Govt says

The Gibraltar Government has announced it is expecting 35,000 doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine 'as soon as possible', with those aged over 80 years and frontline staff to be offered the vaccine first. This comes as the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been given regulatory approval of use in the...

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Local company loses thousands in cyber scam

A local company has lost over £15,000 after being duped by a cyber fraudster into transferring the funds. A spokesman for the Royal Gibraltar Police confirmed the company lost thousands after the funds were transferred as a result of spoof emailing. Spoof emailing is a common tactic used by cyber criminals, whereby they create an...

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Unite welcomes ‘self-isolation leave scheme’

Unite the Union yesterday welcomed the announcement of the Self-Isolation Leave Scheme for those working in the private sector, describing this as a “step in the right direction.” In a statement, the union said this measure assists businesses and protects the general public by safeguarding workers financial status, when required to self-isolate after they’ve exhausted...

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Gavin Williamson says GCSE and A-level exams will ‘absolutely’ not be cancelled

By Eleanor Busby, PA Education Correspondent UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has given an “absolutely” cast-iron guarantee that exams in England will not be cancelled this academic year. The pledge came as the Government unveiled a package of measures for students sitting their A-level and GCSE exams in the summer to compensate for disruption to...

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Eton should admit girls, says Education Secretary Gavin Williamson

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Girls should be allowed to attend Eton College, the Education Secretary has said. Eton is one of the UK’s most prestigious public schools, with former pupils including Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said it would be a “great step forward” if the school admits female pupils....

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Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace art collection going on public display

By Tony Jones, PA Court Correspondent Some of the finest paintings in the country, by renowned artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Canaletto, are to go on display in a landmark exhibition. The works normally hang in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace but have been brought together as the Queen’s official residence is undergoing a...

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New 3D map of Milky Way ‘could help shed light on galaxy’s origin and future’

By Nilima Marshall, PA Science Reporter UK astronomers have produced a new 3D map of the Milky Way made up of nearly two billion stars. They believe the cosmic atlas could help shed light on how the galaxy came into existence and answer crucial questions about its future. The detailed map is based on the...