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Duke of Edinburgh International Award marks 50th anniversary with awards ceremony

Youngsters who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award were told by Prince Edward yesterday to “walk out just a little bit taller” than when they walked into Grand Battery House to receive their medals, in a presentation ceremony that also marked the Gibraltar award’s 50th anniversary. Guests at the event watched the prince...

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Attorney General says Lishman case was properly handled

Claims that the Director of Public Prosecutions mishandled the Lishman case are “unfounded”, the Attorney General, Michael Llamas, QC, said on Tuesday. In a rare public statement, Mr Llamas said the DPP had “acted entirely properly” in the case. The statement comes amid public shock and anger at news that Real Lishman, who killed his...

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CM formally opens GBC’s new studios

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo yesterday praised the work of Gibraltar’s public service broadcaster as he formally opened GBC’s new building. Speaking to guests at a lunchtime event, Mr Picardo reflected on GBC’s history – the broadcaster is nearing its 60th year in service – and the positive impact that the move to the new site...

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Covid-19 scam text messages

The public are advised that if they receive text messages informing of an exemption to undergo quarantine and link to: korona.gov.sk/en, that it is a scam and are to be ignored. It is recommended that the text message is deleted at the earliest opportunity. Official Covid-19 related text messages, generated in Gibraltar will normally be...

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Morocco bans UK flights due to rising coronavirus rates

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Morocco is banning flights to and from the UK due to rising coronavirus case rates. Airlines cancelled several flights between the countries on Wednesday ahead of the suspension coming into effect at 11.59pm. Latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show that the North African...

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Enforce Plan B immediately or risk winter crisis, NHS boss warns ministers

By PA Reporters Ministers must immediately enforce “Plan B” coronavirus restrictions or “risk stumbling into a winter crisis”, an NHS leader has warned. Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, has urged the Government to implement the back-up strategy which involves measures including bringing back mandatory face coverings in public...

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Plan to allow Heathrow to raise passenger charges

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Heathrow will be allowed to raise passenger charges by up to 56% under plans announced by the aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is consulting on increasing the cap on the west London airport’s price per passenger from £22 last year to between £24.50 and £34.40. It is...

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Vodafone switches to recycled plastic Sim cards

By Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent Vodafone is to switch to eco-Sim cards made from recycled plastic as part of efforts to reduce its environmental impact. The telecoms giant said that it would begin providing the new Sim cards to customers this month, progressively replacing Sim cards made from new plastic. The company said the...