• New rules tighten smoking ban in leisure areas

    New rules tighten smoking ban in leisure areas0

    New rules published by the Gibraltar Government yesterday prohibit smoking in certain designated public leisure areas. The ban includes any area under the control of the Government which has been set aside or demarcated as a playground or a ball playing area. It also applies to any area under the control of the Government where

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  • Junk food ads directed at children banned in the UK after breaching new rules

    Junk food ads directed at children banned in the UK after breaching new rules0

    By Josie Clarke, Press Association Consumer Affairs Correspondent Adverts for Cadbury eggs and Chewits and Squashies sweets have been banned for breaking new rules prohibiting the advertising of junk food to children. The rulings by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) are the first to result from a ban on campaigns for products high in fat,

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  • Govt to ban smoking across all GHA and ERS sites

    Govt to ban smoking across all GHA and ERS sites0

    The Gibraltar Government will ban smoking across all Gibraltar Health Authority and Elderly Residential Services premises as from October. The ban will cover both indoor and outdoor areas, subject to very limited exemptions. Regulations published yesterday and supported by a new GHA smoking policy will come into force coinciding with ‘Stoptober’, the annual no-smoking campaign

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  • Govt to make ‘upskirting’ a crime

    Govt to make ‘upskirting’ a crime0

    The Government of Gibraltar yesterday published draft legislation to make “upskirting” a specific criminal offence in Gibraltar. The term “upskirting” is used to describe the act of taking a photograph under a person’s clothing, typically up someone’s skirt, without that person’s knowledge or permission. It is a form of sexual harassment that is “incredibly violating”

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  • CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs

    CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday urged Spain to push ahead with legislation to prohibit the use of large rigid-hulled inflatable boats, pledging the Rock’s “genuine desire” to strengthen cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies. The message came a day after the tragic death of an eight year old child in a collision between two boats off

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  • Women banned from using controversial drug without ‘pregnancy prevention plan’

    Women banned from using controversial drug without ‘pregnancy prevention plan’0

    A controversial epilepsy drug is to be banned among women and girls of a childbearing age unless they have a “pregnancy prevention programme” in place, health officials have said. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has changed the licence for valproate medicines, which can be provided to people with epilepsy to prevent seizures.

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