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Nancy Kerrigan 1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater

American figure-skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by a man brandishing a metal crowbar.


EMI logo 1977: EMI fires Sex Pistols
The music publisher EMI ends its contract with the notorious punk rock group after reports of abusive behaviour at Heathrow Airport.

Two nurses at the bedside of an elderly patient 2000: Flu outbreak stretches NHS resources
Hospitals around the UK are feeling the strain of the current flu outbreak even though it has not been classed as an epidemic.

Hands holding silicone implant 1992: US halts breast implants
The US Government recommends doctors suspend the use of silicone breast implants as fears grow they could leak and affect the health of those using them.

Fisherman holding cod 1983: Danes raid British fishing grounds
The Royal Navy arrests Captain Kent Kirk at sea for trespassing in British fishing territory.

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