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David Blunkett 2004: Blunkett resigns over visa accusations

The Home Secretary, David Blunkett, resigns after an email implicates him in using his position to grant favours to his ex-lover.

John Major and Albert Reynolds 1993: Anglo-Irish pact paves way for peace
The British and Irish prime ministers John Major and Albert Reynolds sign the historic Joint Declaration for Peace on the steps of Downing street.

Border between Gibraltar and Spain opens 1982: Spain opens border with the Rock
Scenes of jubilation as the gates isolating the people of Gibraltar from Spain are to opened for the first time in 13 years.

Diane Modahl is found guilty of taking a performance enhancing drug 1994: Modahl banned for drug taking
Former 800m Commonwealth gold-medallist Diane Modahl is found guilty of taking a banned drug - but is cleared a year later on appeal.

Motorway 1974: New speed limit to curb fuel use
Drivers must adhere to reduced speed limits from midnight tonight as the government tries to save fuel.

1958: Film stars raise cash for Colleano
British stars of the big screen take part in a fund-raising football match for the family of America actor Bonar Colleano, killed in a car crash earlier this year.
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