Falklands food, the Islands' healthy agriculture and the Shackleton Scholarship Fund have enjoyed positive publicity in Britain from a visit by the journalist and culinary expert, Frances Bissell.
The European Parliament is calling for a gradual phasing out of fishing vessels over 20 years old from the EU fleet. The recommendation is one of 37 separate measures adopted by the Parliament at a meeting in Strasbourg last week which also considered shocking evidence of the danger of EU fisheries. With 1347 vessel causalities, including 160 deaths, in 1998, fishing is a highly dangerous profession and a high risk sector.
The Commander of the frigate which saved the crew of the doomed destroyer HMS Sheffield in the 1982 Falklands conflict, Captain Paul Bootherstone, has died of a heart attack, aged 62, only nine years after leaving the Royal Navy.