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New variant may be ‘more deadly’, PM warns

The Prime Minister has warned that the new variant of Covid 19, recently identified in the UK, may be more deadly than the original strain.Speaking from Downing Street this afternoon, Boris Johnson said there was evidence to suggest the new variant may be.

Gibraltarian artist appears in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year 2020 competition.

Gibraltarian artist Anna Gannon has appeared as a wild card participant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year 2020 competition.Anna, who’s currently based in the UK, took part in the show, which aims to find the UK’s best Landscape artist. .

Ministry for Equality appeals to community to report abusive situations witnessed or experienced during lockdown

The Ministry for Equality has appealed to the community to report abusive situations they may be experiencing or witnessing, during lockdown.The Ministry says it’s important to ask for support during these difficult times, adding that staying at home fo.

Press Conference: Gibraltar likely to begin the first stage of unlocking on the 1st February

Gibraltar is likely to begin the first stage of unlocking on the 1st February, the Chief Minister confirmed at a Press conference on Friday.Schools, non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms are all set to re-open as long as the current downward trend of.

Messages of support for residents and staff at ERS

This week we’ve been calling out for the community to send messages of support for the residents and staff at ERS. The response, we are pleased to say, has been excellent, so thank you to everyone. We now bring you this compilation.

Gibraltarian doctor & husband celebrate changes in PPE advice in UK after legal challenge

A Gibraltarian doctor and her husband are celebrating major changes in how staff in UK hospitals are advised to use personal protective equipment, such as doctors no longer being asked to reuse masks.Doctors Meenal Viz and Nishant Joshi took legal action .

CM and DCM brief all Parliamentary Group on Brexit agreement & Covid

The Chief Minister and his Deputy have met virtually with over twenty UK Parliamentarians from the All Party Group on Gibraltar.The meeting was chaired by Sir Bob Neil and it included Members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords from the Co.

​Tobacco smuggling out of Gibraltar reduced by up to 57% following the 2018 MOU’s

Tobacco smuggling out of Gibraltar is down by up to 57% following the 2018 Memorandums of Understanding.The Spanish Foreign Minister has given this as an example of how agreements over Gibraltar can impact on the wellbeing of citizens in the area.Arancha .

COVID-19 vaccination programme in full swing again following the arrival of more vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is in full swing again after a brief break yesterday while the centres awaited the arrival of more vaccines.The second shipment of vaccines arrived in the evening, via an RAF plane.The Ministry of Health says the GHA’s v.

Teething problems bringing food products from the UK to the Rock since Brexit, but no issues with goods from Spain. GBC speaks to local supermarkets.

Morrisons UK says disruption to its supply chain to Gibraltar is due to delays in Calais and the land and sea border between Spain and Gibraltar, but that the situation is expected to make progress.Eroski says that whilst it is experiencing similar issues.

Hairdressing course launched by Gibraltar College & Mayfair on Main salon

A hairdressing qualification has been launched by the Gibraltar College. Though currently paused due to COVID-19 restrictions, the course is delivered by the Mayfair on Main salon and provides students with the qualifications required for a career in hair.

​Six more COVID-19 deaths brings total to 59

Six more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths to 59, 52 of which were caused directly by the virus.Three of those whose deaths have been confirmed were Elderly Residential Services residents: all six had underl.

Part-time hotel workers struggling on £200 a month say they’re not receiving adequate financial support

A number of part-time hotel workers have raised concerns about the lack of financial support being offered to them, and ask for their rights and economic needs to be recognised.GBC has been contacted by some who claim they are now taking home as little as.

Fault at sewage station could see overflow into waters near Mid Harbours, warns AquaGib

AquaGib has warned that a major operational fault at one of its sewage pumping stations in the Westside area could see an overflow into the waters by Mid Harbours and the rowing clubs.It says it maintains these stations to pump sewage from areas outside t.

PCR tests for the purpose of travel no longer free for GHA eligible individuals

PCR tests for the purpose of travel will no longer be free for GHA-eligible individuals. The first private travel test will now cost £30 and all tests after that will be charged at £150. A further £30 will be chargeable for the production of the cert.

Local man charged with sexually assaulting a child under 13

A 32 year old local man is to appear in court on Friday on sexual assault charges.Nicholas Canepa faces two charges of sexual assault of a child under 13, and one of sexual assault.The charges follow an investigation by detectives from the RGP Public.

Local man pleads not guilty to charges of violence

A local man has pleaded not guilty to charges of wounding with intent, unlawful wounding and damaging property.Said El Kaissi has been in custody since October 19th. Speaking in court, Mr El Kaissi acknowledged having been in a physical altercation but de.

Industrial relations between Unite and Saccone and Speed ‘soured’

Unite the Union has highlighted what it claims are rising tensions with Saccone & Speed, saying redundancies are the latest in a series of industrial relations issues arising with the employer since the summer. However, the company rejects the accusat.

Commodore Creighton to be awarded Gibraltar Medallion of Honour for helping Gibraltarian evacuees during WWII

A Royal Navy Officer who assisted Gibraltarian evacuees during World War II, will be honoured posthumously.The Government will be awarding Commodore Creighton the Gibraltar Medallion of Honour. And a plaque will also be placed at the Evacuation Memorial a.

Second batch of over 4800 vaccine doses arrives in Gibraltar airport in RAF aircraft

An RAF aircraft arrived on Wednesday evening carrying the latest batch of vaccines for Gibraltar’s vaccination programme.Over 4,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are now in Gibraltar with a further shipment of over 6,800 due to follow before the end of the .

Skate Park gets a new lick of paint

Over the last few decades and across multiple locations, the skate park has been a home from home for generations of skaters of all description, regardless of their preferred set of wheels.Currently nestled between pitch two of the Victoria stadium and th.

GSD send sympathy and condolences to families and friends of those who have lost their lives to virus

The GSD has sent its sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives to the virus.It says the announcement of 6 deaths on Wednesday is a further reminder of the dangers posed by the virus. The whole of Gib.

Man who refused to wear a mask found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to five days in prison

A man has been found to be in contempt of court and sentenced to five days in prison following his refusal to wear a mask during his court appearance.60 year old Anthony Farrell, of Marina Bay, was originally stopped by the RGP for not wearing a mask. Th.

Spanish Parliament: Laya points to opportunities for shared prosperity in New Year’s Eve agreement on Gibraltar

In the Spanish Parliament, the Foreign Minister has described the New Year’s Eve agreement on Gibraltar as a 21st Century plan with short, medium and long term aims, in which the issue of Sovereignty has been set aside until the time is right to discuss i.

BioNTech-Pfizer likely to be effective against the more transmissible variant of the virus initially identified in the UK

The COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech – the one being administered in Gibraltar – is likely to be effective against the more transmissible variant of the virus initially identified in the UK, according to a study. However, the level of .

Government confirms six more COVID-related deaths, bringing total number to 53

Six COVID-related deaths were recorded on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 53: of these, 46 were as a direct result of the virus.Four of the people whose deaths were reported on Wednesday died from the virus: three of them from COVID-19 pneumo.

Heavy rain and strong winds forecast this afternoon

Heavy rain and near gale force winds are predicted this afternoon, with Meteo Gib issuing an advisory weather notice.It says that heavy downpours will see up to 25mm of rain fall in a six hour period. South westerly winds are expected to become strong thi.

Richard Garcia launches ‘Forging a Civilian Community,’ detailing the Rock’s 18th century social history

A new book exploring the Rock’s social history during the 18th century has been launched by local historian Richard Garcia.Forging a Civilian Community is the first in a trilogy of books by Mr Garcia detailing the history of the Rock’s people and our ance.

Aim of in-principle post-Brexit agreement on Gibraltar to create zone of ‘shared prosperity’ says Spanish Prime Minister

The Spanish Prime Minister has said the aim of the in-principle post-Brexit agreement on Gibraltar is to create a zone of shared prosperity in the region – adding the intention is also to turn the issue of Gibraltar into a reason for better understanding .

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