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Victims immediately after the bombing (PA) 1996: Huge explosion rocks central Manchester

A massive bomb devastates a busy shopping area in central Manchester.

Police and marchers 1974: Man dies in race rally clashes
A march through central London leaves one person dead and many more injured as rival demonstrators clash with police and each other.

Margaret Thatcher 1971: Councils defy Thatcher milk ban
Opposition is growing to Margaret Thatcher's plans to end free school milk for children over the age of seven.

British troops preparing to leave 2000: British marines leave Sierra Leone
The major contingent of the British military task force sent to help restore order in Sierra Leone leaves the country.

Hovercraft coming into land 1966: Hovercraft deal opens show
The world's first hovershow opens in Britain with news of a Ministry of Defence order worth 1m.

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