• Environmental threats dominate global risks in 2019, UK experts warn

    Environmental threats dominate global risks in 2019, UK experts warn0

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Environmental threats including extreme weather and a failure of climate action are among the top risks facing the world this year, economists have warned. The World Economic Forum has raised concerns the world is “sleepwalking into a crisis” with global risks from political and economic tensions to climate

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  • UK bosses urged to better protect workers from diesel emissions

    UK bosses urged to better protect workers from diesel emissions0

    By Alan Jones, Press Association Industrial Correspondent Employers are being urged to do more to protect workers such as bus drivers, seafarers and mechanics from exposure to diesel exhaust emissions. The TUC said more than 100,000 employees could be at risk, warning that exposure causes hundreds of deaths every year from bladder and lung cancer.

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  • Catholic Church publishes safeguarding policy document

    Catholic Church publishes safeguarding policy document0

    A safeguarding policy was yesterday published by the Diocese of Gibraltar to protect children, young persons and vulnerable adults involved in church activities. The 62-page document titled “Safeguarding Children, Young Persons and Vulnerable Adults” is now available to read on the Diocese’s website. At a press conference held in the Bishop’s Parlour at the Cathedral

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  • Salt water killed Rooke trees, report says

    Salt water killed Rooke trees, report says0

    Trees have died and are dying due to the use of salt water for dust control at the site of HMS Rooke, according to a green area assessment carried out by Wildlife Gibraltar. The report, which has been filed with the Town Planner, states that when the planter in the middle of the site was

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  • Heritage Trust welcomes new laws

    Heritage Trust welcomes new laws0

    The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has welcomed the passing of legislation by the Gibraltar Parliament which it said marks the opening of a new chapter in the Rock’s record of heritage protection. This comes after the Gibraltar Heritage and Antiquities Act and the Town Planning Act tabled at yesterday’s session of Parliament and passed unanimously. In

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  • Heritage Trust concerned by tall buildings

    Heritage Trust concerned by tall buildings0

    The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has expressed concern at the recent trend of building extensions and new builds being proposed for the Old Town which ignore Planning Policies and Guidance documents in the Gibraltar Development Plan. The Plan states that developments within the city walls should be four storeys and five in exceptional cases. In a

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