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Inquiry Fact Sheet, Albert Hammond new album

Ep. 305

The new Inquiries Act is now law, after the Governor, Sir David Steel, gave it royal assent; it is set to be brought into effect this week. Sir Peter Openshaw's team will invite submissions from Core Participants as to whether they disagree with the Government's position that the new Act automatically applies to this Inquiry. A fact sheet has just been published on the Inquiry's website. Our reporter Ros Astengo has reviewed it, and told us what stood out to her from this fact sheet.


And, after an album hiatus of sixteen years, Albert Hammond is back with a bumper seventeen-track offering which is aptly titled ‘Body Of Work.’ The album has garnered many plaudits and excellent reviews all over the music industry. It’s a significant milestone album only three months away from his 80th birthday. We had the absolute pleasure to welcome the local legend to the Radio Gibraltar studios to talk about his new music.


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