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As Labour Party Prime Minister, Tony Blair, celebrated his Government's historic re-election in the United Kingdom with another landslide majority only slightly down on their 1997 victory, the main Opposition Party Leader, William Hague, announced his resignation to allow a new leader to rebuild his shattered Conservative Party.
Celebrating his overwhelming victory in the United Kingdom General Election, Prime Minister Tony Blair acted swiftly to re-shuffle his Cabinet and other senior Ministers to press ahead with promised radical reforms. His achievement is to win an unprecedented second full term of office for the first time in the Labour Party's hundred years' history.
The Shackleton Scholarship Fund which benefits the Falkland Islands has received a donation of more than a thousand pounds from the six- member team of British adventurers who earlier this year re-traced the climb across South Georgia's formidable mountains made by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton from King Haakon Bay to Stromness in 1916.
The Air Marshal who planned the role of the Royal Air Force in the recovery of the Falkland Islands and earlier pioneered the introduction of the Harrier jump-jet which played a vital role in the 1982 Conflict, has been killed in an air crash.
The Falkland Islands have taken the lead in response to an urgent appeal from Tristan de Cunha, devastated by last month's hurricane.
When the Falkland Islands population are asked to vote in a General Election in November, not only will they be voting for a new Legislative Council, but also on a major Constitutional change. After a long period of consultation it has been decided to ask the voters if they wish to abolish the current two-constituency system and in future opt for a Single Constituency within the Islands.
Argentine-flagged vessels operating in waters within the CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Convention Area now have to pay fees to operate there.
Argentine and British officials will be meeting this month to assess ways to elaborate a joint survey of the continental shelf in the South Atlantic in the proximity of the Falkland Islands to comply with the United Nations Law of the Sea specifications concerning the expansion of the economic zone.
Several hundred members of the British Falklands War veterans association will be meeting this weekend in the north of England, for an informal gathering.