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Michael Heseltine leaving Number 10 1986: Heseltine quits over Westland

Defence Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns his Cabinet job after a row with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over the Westland helicopter affair.

Mahmoud Abbas (copyright: AP) 2005: Abbas triumphs in Palestinian elections
Early indications in the Palestinian presidential elections show former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas set to win.

Sir Anthony Eden 1957: Sir Anthony Eden resigns
Sir Anthony Eden resigns as prime minister of Britain due to ill health after one year and 279 days in the post.

Coal mine pithead 1972: Miners strike against government
Coal miners walk out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years.

Tony Bullimore in waterproof suit, surrounded by rescuers in life raft 1997: Bullimore rescued after five days
The lone yachtsman, Tony Bullimore, feared drowned after his boat capsized in the Southern Ocean five days ago, has been found safe and well.

1992: Top policewoman suspended from duty
Britain's most senior policewoman Alison Halford is suspended over allegations of misconduct.
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