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TV-am logo - copyright owner Ian White - permission granted 29.11.05 1980: Green light for breakfast television

A shake-up of broadcasting franchises paves the way for breakfast television.

2003: Britain gives go-ahead for 'sky marshals'
The British Government announces plans to tighten airline security by allowing armed guards on some British flights to the USA.

Bags of cocaine seized by Customs 1993: Mafia link in cocaine haul
British customs officials seize 70m of Colombian cocaine thought to be linked to the Mafia.

No admittance notice on abattoir gates 1957: Foot-and-mouth shuts down abattoir
One of Britain's largest abattoirs closes down after foot-and-mouth disease is found in cattle waiting to be slaughtered.

Original Tay Bridge 1979: Tay Bridge rail disaster remembered
Passengers retrace a fatal journey on the 100th anniversary of a train plunging from the Tay Bridge into icy waters.

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