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Over 300 local children in need this Christmas, as EV Foundation launches appeal

For the ninth year in a row, the EV Foundation will be aiding families in need during the Christmas holidays. Last year the foundation helped over 120 families, including over 300 children, who needed help making ends meet. But the issue continues to grow, and this year as inflation rises and essentials become more expensive,...

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Governor presents medals in investiture ceremony

The Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, presented medals and clasps to Officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police, Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service and HM Prison Service, a British Empire Medal and a Meritorious Service Medal during an investiture ceremony earlier this week. The Governor presented the Overseas Territories Long Service Police Medal for 18...

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New recruit for Royal Gibraltar Regiment

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment’s Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) visited Infantry Training Centre Catterick to witness the passing out parade of one of the latest recruits. Private Battiste successfully completed his six-month Combat Infantry Course and was awarded the Best Endeavour recruit within his platoon. During his training, he covered topics such as personal administration, weapons...

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Sustainability Resources Collection at John Mackintosh Hall Library

A collection of resources that can be used to support people's engagement, learning and education in issues of sustainability has been established at the John Mackintosh Hall. Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations announced the initiative this week. The Sustainability Resources Collection (SRC) is now housed...

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New Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘beginning of the end’ in search for treatment

By John Besley and Ella Pickover, PA Experts have hailed the “beginning of the end” in the search for effective Alzheimer’s treatments after a new drug reduced memory decline among patients with early stages of the disease. Lecanemab, which is designed to target and clear amyloid – one of the proteins that builds up in...

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Sunak signals ‘evolutionary leap’ in British foreign policy

By Dominic McGrath, PA Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has offered a vision of “robust pragmatism” in standing up to global competitors like China, as he signalled an “evolutionary leap” in British foreign policy. In his first major foreign policy speech, Mr Sunak indicated to international dignitaries and business leaders on Monday that he would set...

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UK Government accused of ‘watering down’ Online Safety Bill

By Sophie Wingate, PA Political Correspondent The UK Government has dropped measures to ban “legal but harmful” web content, in what campaigners called a “watering down” of the Online Safety Bill that is “very hard to understand”. Removing the restrictions marks a more “common sense” approach as they could have led to an “erosion of...

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Starmer seeks to woo business chiefs with focus on economic stability

By David Hughes and Sam Blewett, PA Political Staff Sir Keir Starmer acknowledged that some cherished Labour policies would have to be shelved if he entered Downing Street in order to focus on dealing with the battered economy he would inherit. The Labour leader, who sought to woo business leaders with a promise of a...