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Gibraltar and Spain will be kept apart when the qualifying draw is made for Euro 2016 after Uefa added the fixture to a shortlist of matches that Europe’s governing body seeks to avoid at  all costs.

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A £500,000 fighting fund has been established by bookmakers and casinos in Gibraltar to fight the Coalition’s introduction of a 15 per cent duty on bets placed online in Britain

Gambling firms start legal fund to fight government tax crackdown

10 biggest online betting operators in the UK locate all or part of the booming business in tax havens

Diary: The PM’s comic opera on Statement day

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Stay out of our waters! Spain warned after two 'serious' incidents off Gibraltar

Spain was warned by Europe minister David Lidington to halt “provocative incursions” into Gibraltarian waters after its ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office to face British anger.

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Three al-Qa'ida suspects held in Spain as police foil attack

Police have arrested three suspected al-Qa'ida members who had amassed explosives and may have been plotting attacks in Spain or elsewhere in Europe, officials said yesterday. Two had practised flying light aircraft.

Michael Appleton takes his makeshift team to a friendly at Aldershot tonight

Deadline is looming but Appleton keeps calm amid Pompey carry-on

Club will be liquidated next week unless a former owner returns in a buyout – but first, the last three professionals must agree to go. Meanwhile, a manager is working, planning and hoping

Last night's viewing - Double Cross, BBC2; Bug, Sky Atlantic

If I say I was a tiny bit disappointed with Double Cross I don't mean to suggest that Ben MacIntyre's documentary about Operation Bodyguard, the misinformation campaign that preceded D-Day was anything less than fascinating.

An Italian fan shows that face paint can be chic

Italy vs England? It's hardly a level playing field

They're more stylish than us, they have better food and their footballers have nicer hair. Will Dean reckons the Italians' national flair gives them an unfair advantage on and off the pitch

Philippe Croizon swan the 12-mile stretch across the Red Sea

Limbless man swims Red Sea

A Frenchman who lost all his limbs has completed the latest stage of his round-the-world swimming odyssey, reaching Jordan using custom-made flippers to propel himself through the Red Sea from Egypt.

Samitar is a Classic first for Harley and Channon

For once yesterday, the spotlight was off Aidan O'Brien, who had taken a record-equalling 27th Irish Classic on Saturday, and on to a young man winning his first of any stripe. Step forward last year's apprentice champion Martin Harley, victorious on the 12-1 chance Samitar in the 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh in a finish dominated by outsiders.

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