MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s (ASX:MXC) (LON:MXC) (OTCMKTS:MGCLF) major clinical trial programs planned for CimetrA, CannEpil and CogniCann in 2021 are actively progressing across Australia, Israel and Brazil.

Bango PLC (LON:BGO) said the first three telecoms companies offering bundled Xbox cloud gaming subscriptions in Europe are using Bango’s payments platform.

Custodian REIT PLC (LON:CREI), the UK property investment company, has sold a retail unit in Nottingham at auction for £0.7mln, in line with the most recent valuation.

Crossword Cybersecurity PLC (LON::CCS) has appointed Tara Cemlyn-Jones and Robert Coles as non-executive directors with immediate effect.

Cellular Goods PLC (LON:CBX) said it is on track to roll out its first consumer cannabidiol product range in August this year followed by a product range for the after-sport recovery market next spring. 

Silence Therapeutics PLC (LON:SLN, NASDAQ:SLN) said it has received the final US$40mln from an US$80mln cash and equity investment from AstraZeneca, adding that it expects to be working on up to five drug targets in the next three years with the Anglo-Swedish giant.

Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GMR), a mobile gaming content developer and licensor, said it has been awarded an interactive gaming manufacturer licence by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, marking the group’s third US state licence.

Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (LON:TILS, NASDAQ:TLSA) said it has begun treating a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis using nasally-administered Foralumab, the company’s fully-human anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody.

Argo Blockchain PLC (LON:ARB) said it has joined the newly-formed Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC), an organisation comprised of North American cryptocurrency miners designed to promote energy transparency and improve sustainable mining practices.

Alien Metals Ltd (LON:UFO) has begun the second phase of drilling on the Hancock licence, part of the Hamersley direct shipping iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The programme follows on from a highly encouraging maiden drilling program recently completed.

Iofina PLC (LON:IOF) said the next few years are set to be transformational for the company as it targets moving into new areas. In its results statement covering 2020, the iodine producer confirmed that last year was a record-breaking one for the company while the first quarter of 2021 saw record revenues, partly as a result of the sale of excess inventory.

Union Jack Oil PLC (LON:UJO) told investors that equipment to complete and test the West Newton B-1Z well, in Yorkshire, has now been mobilised.

Touchstone Exploration Inc (LON:TXP) has updated on the Cascadura Deep-1 well, in the Ortoire block in Trinidad, which has been boosted by new well pressure data.

IronRidge Resources Ltd (LON:IRR) has hit additional broad and high-grade lithium pegmatite drill intersections at new targets adjacent to the Ewoyaa lithium project in Ghana. Highlights include 50 metres at 1.36% Li2O, 24 metres at 1.3% Li2O, 21 metres at 1.29% Li2O, and 17 metres at 1.48% Li2O. 

Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd (LON:CGH) provided an updated JORC-compliant bankable feasibility study for its Tulkubash oxide gold project in the Kyrgyz Republic and said it is in the process of starting exploration works for the 2021 season. 
The AIM-quoted company also said it was in talks to complete the financing package for the project, but warned that this could be affected by current events in the mining sector of the former Soviet republic.

AfriTin Mining Limited (LON:ATM) said the outstanding balance of the 2019 convertible loan note has now been settled in full, with £2.2mln of the £3.8mln converted into shares and the balance settled in cash, with the outstanding 2020 loan note facility of £2.25mln also settled in full, in cash. The Orange Trust will, after converting its 2019 notes, increase its holding in the company from 5.9% to 6.6%.

Destiny Pharma PLC (LON:DEST) will use the Investor Meet Company platform to allow shareholders to follow proceedings of its annual general meeting on June 3, and hear from the company via the live presentation and Q&A session immediately following the AGM. The Company will also provide an online recording, available on the platform and the company’s website after the meeting.

Polarean Imaging PLC (LON:POLX) announced that it will attend the ‘Mello Healthcare; Invest in Good Health’ online conference on Tuesday, 25 May, from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Chief executive Richard Hullihen will present and take questions from participants.

Impax Asset Management Group PLC (LON:IPX) chief executive Ian Simm and chief financial officer Charlie Ridge will give a presentation its results for the six months to 31 March 2021 in a webinar on Friday 28 May 2021 at 11.45 am BST. The online presentation is open to existing and potential shareholders and registration is free. 

Medica Group PLC (LSE:MGP) has shared its annual report and accounts ahead of its annual general meeting on 16 June, with shareholders urged to register their proxy appointment electronically and attend the meeting remotely. The company provided clarification on the final dividend, which will be paid on 23 July 2021 to shareholders on the register as at 25 June.  

Benchmark Holdings PLC (LON:BMK) chairman Peter George purchased 30,000 ordinary shares in the company at a price of 62.5apiece for his Individual Savings Account on 21 May 2021.

Diversified Energy Company PLC (LON:DEC) announced that on 24 May senior independent non-executive director David Turner acquired 124,500 ordinary shares at an average price of 113.51p apiece.

Xpediator PLC (LON:XPD) announced that its previously advised ex-dividend and record date for the declared final dividend of 1.05p have been updated, with the ex-dividend date now 17 June 2021 and the updated record date will now be 18 June.

88 Energy Ltd (LON:88E) highlighted “encouraging evidence of oil” as it provided an operations update for its projects in Alaska.

ADM Energy PLC (LON:ADME) has commissioned consultant Xodus Group Ltd for an updated competent person’s report (CPR) to assess the Barracuda field, in Nigeria’s Niger Delta.

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd (LON:CHAR) has raised £11.7mln of new capital to fund an appraisal well at the Anchois Gas Development offshore Morocco.

Sativa Wellness Group Inc. (LON:SWEL) said the second quarter has started “very strongly” after posting some “satisfying” first-quarter numbers.

Crossword Cybersecurity PLC (LON::CCS) has appointed Tara Cemlyn-Jones and Robert Coles as non-executive directors with immediate effect.