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Saturday, 5 September 2020

Moorish Castle to be lit up as from 24th August

The Moorish Castle is to be lit up in red and white from the 24th of August to the 10th of September, barring four days in which it will be lit up for other occasions.

This has been announced by the Self-Determination for Gibraltar Group, organisers of the National Celebrations in conjunction with Cultural Services.

From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, the castle will be illuminated in green to raise awareness for GibSams' Suicide Prevention Campaign. Then on  the 3rd of September, it will bear the Red Ensign, for the Gibraltar Seafarers Welfare Board. 

Monday, 10 August 2020

The Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Trent made her maiden call in Gibraltar on Sunday for programmed logistics support as part of the ship’s first overseas operational deployment.

Following her commissioning service, HMS Trent sailed from her home base in Portsmouth last Monday and will head into the Mediterranean after visiting Gibraltar to join Operation Sea Guardian, led by NATO and charged with providing maritime security in the region.

The ship is likely to be a regular visitor to the Rock over the coming months.

The River-class offshore patrol vessel, the third in the series, will work with the UK’s allies and partners in the region on common interests, the UK Ministry of Defence said.

Only two-thirds of the ship’s company will be on board at any time while operational, with a three-watch system employed to give one-third of them time ashore for leave, collective or individual training.

“This helps keep the ship available at sea for 320 days a year whilst allowing time to maintain a more sustainable work-life balance,” the MoD said.

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We're joining forces with the Royal Air Force Museum, the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, 15 August 1945.

Get involved in our free online talks and events as we remember the contribution of British Commonwealth forces during the Far East campaign of the Second World War. 

Explore our full programme below and find out more about our partners' VJ75 content

Supporting thousands of students to get back to school with new dedicated transport

This autumn term, Gov.UK is supporting thousands of students to get back to school with new dedicated transport. Students and staff who can walk, cycle or use a scooter will be encouraged to do so

Dazzle and Fizz Club Summer Camp for Heroes

We would love to offer a huge 85% discount for Military & NHS families, plus families of those working for the Emergency Services. The camp usually costs £150 for the month, but for serving families, the full month will only cost £20!!! 
There are tons of great classes to enjoy including sport, football, yoga, art, cooking, drama, gaming, Lego, dance science & more! As the camp is digital, it can be enjoyed anywhere in the world, wherever the family is posted. 
A great physically active, sociable & extremely fun range of activities for your children. Enjoy the best the internet has to offer in one safe space & at a hugely discounted rate. Please note you must have a live MOD email address & be serving to claim the discount. Veterans can also benefit from the discount via the Defence Discount Service or via the Band of Brothers Facebook Page. Link below - Starts midday Monday - https://dazzleandfizzclub.co.uk/register/vesta-summer-camp-for-heroes

Places where face coverings must be worn has expanded

The list of places where face coverings must be worn has expanded. 
Find the full list here


Welcome to The Great British children’s Challenge. If you’ve found our website then you are one step closer to helping your child become the best version of themselves. We will inspire them, encourage them and set them fun challenges based on core values. We’re making learning fun, your child will track their progress throughout the course of the month and will always receive a shiny, themed medal. They can collect them, take them into school to show their teachers and inspire their friends.
Not only will you be helping your child, you’ll be helping us raise 1 million pounds for local and national charities.

50,000 more nurses by the end of this parliament

Gov.uk are working towards our goal of 50,000 more nurses by the end of this parliament with a £172m package to train nursing apprentices, enabling them to earn while they learn.

Road Closure till Tuesday 11th August

In order to allow a contractor to undertake infrastructure works, the following traffic diversions will be put in place.
Convent Ramp will be closed off to all vehicular traffic on Saturday 8th August from 9 a.m to no later than Tuesday 11th August at 6 p.m.

Access into Convent Ramp will only be allowed to tenants via Main Street South.

Temporary diversion and road works signs will be placed on the approach to the works.

The Government would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the general public for any inconvenience.