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Foreign Office to refer to Spain as ‘Northern Gibraltar’

‘The spit of land which lies between France and the British territory of Gibraltar, with Portugal attached to its left-hand side, will in future be referred to by her Majesty’s Government as ‘North Gibraltar.’

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Posted: Aug 6th, 2013
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Isle of Wight tennis player arrives at Wimbledon with sense of hope and a Swingball set

must have a chance against FedererThe 22-year-old from Shanklin was only introduced to tennis just six months ago when his uncle returned from the mainland with a racquet he had found in a hedge, and that he initially believed to be a sophisticated device for dicing apples.

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2013
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German WWII veteran emerges from Isle of Wight

A German WWII soldier has emerged from Parkhurst Forest on the Isle of Wight after remaining hidden since 1945. Private Wilfried Kapteina was eventually discovered after taking captive two bird watcthers

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Posted: Nov 21st, 2012
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Isle of Wight joins the ‘cyberspace race’

Officials on the Isle of Wight have today announced they are going to attempt to send their first citizen into cyberspace.

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Posted: Nov 9th, 2012
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Historical re-enactment of Cuban missile crisis comes ‘a bit too close’ to triggering World War III

'see you same time next year then'‘We pride ourselves on being as authentic as possible, but some of our members probably took things a bit too far by shipping over some intercontinental ballistic missiles from Russia.’

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Posted: Oct 17th, 2012
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