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Composite picture of Ronnie (l) and Reggie Kray 1982: Krays let out for mother's funeral

The notorious East End gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray have been allowed out of prison for their mother's funeral.


1999: Millions marvel at total eclipse
Up to 350 million people in Europe and Asia witness the last total solar eclipse of the century.

Heth waving from back of Morning Cloud 1971: Admiral's Cup triumph for Heath
Prime Minister Edward Heath steers the British yachting team to Admiral's Cup victory.

Mary Decker minutes after falling 1984: Zola Budd in race trip controversy
British athlete sparks controversy in the 3,000m Olympics final as American favourite Mary Decker trips over her.

Patrick Connors being led away after his conviction 2000: Air rage pair jailed
Two men are jailed after an incident of "air rage" on board a holiday jet bound for Jamaica.

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