Gibraltar Chronicle Logo

Local News

Local News

CM to announce new Covid-19 restrictions as active cases continue to rise

The Gibraltar Government will today announce additional public health restrictions to stem a “concerning” rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Gibraltar. The prospect of tighter restrictions was signalled late Sunday on Twitter by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, who convened a meeting of the Covid Platinum command for Monday ahead of unveiling details of...

Local News

Govt advises on ‘cumbersome’ post-Brexit processes for drivers

The Gibraltar Government has advised on the “difficult, cumbersome and bureaucratic” processes that could be imposed post-Brexit on drivers. In a technical notice issued on Monday, the Government outlined that a ‘no deal’ Brexit could see drivers need to hold International Driving Permits. The Government advised there are three types of International Driving Permits, the...

Local News

No deal Brexit will be ‘devastating’, says Cross Frontier Group

The Cross Frontier Group said the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit will be “devastating in every respect” and reiterated its call for Government representatives to put the interests of people at the heart of negotiations. In a statement to the press today, it urged the governments to reach an agreement in order to “safeguard...

Local News

Cultural Awards to be broadcast on GBC and online

This year’s Cultural Awards will be broadcast on GBC and online via livestream, on the Gibraltar Cultural Services Facebook page. The Awards celebrate Gibraltar’s arts and culture and aim to recognise cultural potential, ability, talent and achievement, supporting the community’s cultural development. The ceremony, which will be pre-recorded at the Sunborn Hotel, due to Covid-19...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Pre-departure Covid-19 testing facility launched at Heathrow Airport

By Taz Ali A pre-departure rapid Covid-19 testing facility has been launched at Heathrow Airport. From Tuesday, the facilities in Terminals 2 and 5 will initially offer tests to passengers travelling to Hong Kong and Italy before they fly. To start, the facilities will offer LAMP testing and will expand to offer antigen testing in...

UK/Spain News

Coronavirus vaccine unlikely to be available in Britain before spring - adviser

It is unlikely a coronavirus vaccine will be in widespread use in Britain before next spring, the UK government's chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance said on Monday as speculation around the government's roll-out plan increases. There is no proven vaccine against the coronavirus, and the development of one is seen as key to containing an...

UK/Spain News

Spain's regions tighten Covid-19 measures as one million case milestone looms

By Nathan Allen Several Spanish regions toughened their coronavirus restrictions on Monday, seeking to curb a second wave of infection that looks set to drive the country with Western Europe's highest case load above one million cases this week. Authorities in the northern region of Castilla y Leon announced they would seal off the city...

UK/Spain News

Woodland Trust plans to plant 50 million trees by 2025 to fight climate crisis

By Emily Beament A conservation charity is pledging to plant 50 million trees by 2025 to help tackle climate change. The Woodland Trust in the UK is also urging millions of people to join its “big climate fightback” by planting trees this November to build support to sustain the biggest mass planting campaign the country...