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Gibraltar quietly welcomes back cruise passengers, hosting ship on exclusive VIP itinerary

Gibraltar on Tuesday welcomed its first cruise passengers to the Rock since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, in a visit approved by Public Health in line with Covid-19 protocols at the port. Some 148 passengers from the World Navigator, a brand-new luxury vessel operated by Atlas Ocean Voyages, disembarked from the vessel and were...

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Toc H developer celebrates history with eye on future

A developer with a vision for “celebrating history and embracing the future” has filed a full planning application for The Harrison, a boutique hotel and spa on the former Toc H site. Designed by Gamma Architects, the developer Electricon Ltd seeks permission to refurbish and redevelop the property that is located behind historic city walls...

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No issues with Hassan’s Centenary Terraces, Govt says

The Gibraltar Government has confirmed there are no construction problems with the affordable housing development Hassan’s Centenary Terraces, dismissing claims that one of the towers was subsiding as “social media nonsense.” The government was responding following concerns expressed on social media that the tallest of the two buildings under constructed was subsiding. Various photographs were...

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Rotary Club of Gibraltar donates to the GHA

The Rotary Club of Gibraltar and Kidney Care Gibraltar have donated an A5 ultrasound scanner to the GHA’s Nephrology Department.   Rotary Club President Jane Hart-Simmons, together with past President Jennifer Stentiford, met with Dr Simon Lines, Clinical Director for Medicine and Consultant Nephrologist, and Sister Marta Morales and were shown how this piece of equipment...

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UK to send first batch of 100m promised vaccine doses to poorer nations

By Patrick Daly, PA Political Correspondent The first batch of excess coronavirus vaccines from Britain will be shipped off to “vulnerable” nations and Commonwealth allies this week, the Foreign Secretary has announced. Leaders of the major industrialised nations at the G7 summit in Cornwall pledged more than one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine – 870...

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Covid-19 still poses ‘significant risk’ – Boris Johnson

By Ella Pickover, PA Health Correspondent Boris Johnson stressed the need for caution despite recent falls in the number of coronavirus cases as he warned that the virus “still presents a significant risk”. But recent data which showed a drop in cases was “encouraging”, the Prime Minister said. The comments come after a senior minister...

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UK border to open without quarantine for EU and US travellers – reports

By Emma Bowden and Neil Lancefield, PA England is expected to open its borders to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine, according to reports. The plans, which would be a major boost to the aviation and tourism sectors, are expected to be discussed...

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Drunk witnesses no less accurate at recalling details of crime, study suggests

By Daniel Harkins, PA Scotland Drunk witnesses to crime are no less accurate when recalling details of what they have seen than sober people, a study has suggested. The research, from Abertay University in Dundee and London South Bank University, found people who had consumed alcohol were less confident and recalled fewer details than those...