• Overall 92% pass rate for local A-Level students

    Overall 92% pass rate for local A-Level students0

    Students and teachers facing the A-Level exam shake-ups have had another successful results day, despite a 4% drop in the overall pass rate to 92%. This year 12 students achieved top grades securing a spot on the Gibraltar Scholar list with three A’s or above. The local pass rate between A* to E this year

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  • Supermarkets nudge shoppers away from single-use plastic bags

    Supermarkets nudge shoppers away from single-use plastic bags0

    Single use plastic bags now cost 10p at Gibraltar’s two main supermarkets, Morrisons and Eroski. Eroski increased the price over last weekend from 5p to 10p. A notice placed by the tills in the supermarkets stated the environment was the reason behind the move. It is hoped that the increase would encourage customer to “use

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  • Fall in students taking up UK university places

    Fall in students taking up UK university places0

    The number of students accepted on to UK degree courses has fallen this year, early Ucas figures show. In total, 416,310 people have taken up places, down 2% compared with the same point last year. The fall comes in the wake of a drop in applications to start degree courses at UK universities this autumn,

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  • Rock gets first Bitcoin ATM

    Rock gets first Bitcoin ATM0

    Gibraltar’s first online currency ‘Bitcoin’ ATM was launched this week at the World Trade Center. The ATM privately owned by Bitcoin enthusiast Ludek Safranek can be found at the reception of the World Trade Center and the online currency can be used at the Supernatural restaurant. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency first launched in 2009 that

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  • Brexit is possible without shooting yourself in the foot, Hague says

    Brexit is possible without shooting yourself in the foot, Hague says0

    Lord Hague has compared Brexit to taking control of a gun, saying it is possible to find a solution without using it to “shoot your foot off”. The former Conservative leader said he believes there is sufficient common ground among the different political parties to negotiate with the EU. Lord Hague said this should result

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  • Preparations for the Gibraltar Fair are well underway

    Preparations for the Gibraltar Fair are well underway0

    The setting up of the the annual Gibraltar Fair, taking place once again in Queensway, is well under way. It opens on Saturday at 7.30pm. It will be officially by Minister Steven Linares and Miss Gibraltar 2017 Jodie Garcia. The fair ends on Sunday August 27 and will once again see a varied range of

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