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John Smith 1994: Labour leader John Smith dies at 55

The Labour leader John Smith dies in a London hospital after two serious heart attacks.

Women praying for Francis Hughes 1981: Second IRA protester dies in jail
Francis Hughes starves to death in the Maze Prison in a republican campaign for political status to be granted to IRA prisoners.

Stansted airport 1967: Stansted to become London's third airport
The British Government gives the go-ahead to proposals to convert Stansted into an international airport.

Dagenham car plant 2000: Ford quits Dagenham after 70 years
Ford workers at its Dagenham plant react with shock and anger at the news that car production is to be transferred to Germany and Spain, with the loss of 3,000 jobs.

Mick and Bianca seated in church pew 1971: Row rocks Rolling Stone wedding
The Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger, marries his fiancee Bianca Perez Morena de Macias after a row with the media nearly halts proceedings.

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