Falkland Islands

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    Video caption: Islanders will celebrate by playing cricket on beaches which were previously out of bounds

    "Everyone is happy when they see us here, they're waiting... to celebrate no more mines and no more restrictions."

  2. The Zimbabwean deminers who've made the Falklands mine-free

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    Video caption: Islanders will celebrate by playing cricket on beaches which were previously out of bounds

    "Everyone is happy when they see us here, they're waiting... to celebrate no more mines and no more restrictions."

  3. Island Games 2021 postponed 'because of Covid uncertainty'

    Organisers of the Island Games have postponed the 2021 event and said they were uncertain when the next competition would be held because of the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

    The next games were due to be in Guernsey in July 2021.

    But, at its annual general meeting held by video conference over the weekend, the International Island Games Association (IIGA) agreed they should be put off.

    Jorgen Pettersson, chair of the IIGA, said the decision "was not made lightly and was based on the responses received from the recent survey undertaken with member islands, coupled with the best medical advice that could be obtained".

    He added: "The pandemic is not over, the quarantine regulations will continue to make planning forward very very difficult and even impossible."

    Eric Legg, from the association, told the BBC said there was no choice but to call it off for next year because of a "mixture of various things", including training and team selections being affected by Covid lockdowns, adding: "Obliviously coronavirus was at the bottom of it."

    Brian Allen, chairman of Guernsey Island Games, said it was "so disappointing for everybody, including those who were looking forward to coming to Guernsey".

    The games after that are due to be held in Orkney in 2023, but nothing was certain, the IIGA said.

    Island Games 2021 website
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    Video caption: Wildlife cameraman goes on backyard safari in Deal

    Stuck at home during lockdown, Richard Taylor-Jones swapped exotic creatures for garden wildlife.

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    Video caption: Landslides 'pose tsunami risk to Falklands'

    Underwater landslides have in the past sent giant waves to the British territory, a new study finds.

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    Video caption: Simulation of tsunami heading to Falkland Islands

    Underwater landslides have in the past sent giant waves to the British territory, a new study finds.

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    Video caption: SMS Scharnhorst: 'Extraordinary' moment of wreck's discovery

    Watch the moment the first images of the wreck were captured by underwater cameras.

  8. Feeding the Falklands

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    Video caption: Gerard Baker finds out how Falkland Islanders meet the challenge of eating a varied diet.

    Would you buy a pineapple for £15? Gerard Baker visits the Falkland Islands to discover how a remote community meets the challenge of eating a varied diet.

  9. Pause For Thought: 'The overriding experience I have is that people want the world to be a better place.'

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    Video caption: David Norfield focuses on what really matters.

    David Norfield focuses on what really matters.

  10. Call for new naval ship to carry the name HMS Sheffield

    Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield is pressing for a new Royal Navy ship to be named after the city, the fourth such ship to carry the name.

    The second HMS Sheffield on fire after a missile strike during the Falklands War

    The first HMS Sheffield saw service in World War II and was one of the Royal Navy pursuit ships that tracked down the German battleship Bismarck.

    The second HMS Sheffield (pictured) was badly damaged in a missile strike by the Argentinian air forces during the Falklands conflict in 1982 and sank in heavy seas while being towed towards South Georgia.

    The third HMS Sheffield was sold to the Chilean Navy in 2003 and renamed Almirante Williams.

    The third HMS Sheffield moored near Tower Bridge in 2002

    The Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Frigates are being named after UK cities, with HMS Glasgow, HMS Belfast and HMS Cardiff already named.

    Mr Blomfield said: “It’s time for our city to be recognised with a new HMS Sheffield.

    "I’m pleased to add my support to a campaign that has got backing from across the city.”