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Susan Blatchford and Gary Hanlon 1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found

Detectives investigating the disappearance of two children are at the site of a shallow grave in Essex where two bodies have been found.


Rudolph Nureyev 1961: Russian dancer in freedom dash
Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev breaks free from security guards at Paris airport and asks for asylum in France.

The scene from Big Ben 1974: IRA bombs parliament
A bomb explodes at the Houses of Parliament, causing extensive damage and injuring 11 people.

Greenham Common 1980: Government announces missile sites
The locations for the first US nuclear missiles to be stored on British soil are revealed by the government.

Tiny tv being held in between a thumb and forefinger 1964: Japan trade fair floats into London
The first purpose-built floating trade fair docks at Tilbury in London with 22,000 samples of Japanese goods on board.

2001: Catholic leader Cardinal Winning dies
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland dies suddenly at his Glasgow home.
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Top Story 1972: UK's worst air crash kills 118
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