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Police examine the damage after the blast 1973: Bomb blasts rock central London

Scotland Yard hunts a teenage suspect after two bombs at mainline stations injure 13 people and bring chaos to central London.

Colonel Mike Dent and Sierra Leonean soldier (AP) 2000: Daring rescue frees jungle hostages
One British paratrooper is killed and 11 injured during a bold mission to rescue six hostages being held in the Sierra Leonean jungle.

Mike Smith 1988: BBC presenters in helicopter crash
The television presenters Mike Smith and Sarah Greene are seriously injured in a helicopter crash in Gloucestershire.

Biba sign over former Derry and Tom's store, Kensington High St 1973: Big Biba opens its doors
Fashionable Biba opens a huge department store in London's Kensington High Street offering everything from trendy clothes to designer furniture and a food hall.

American Express card 1963: American Express comes to Britain
American Express, one of the world's largest banking houses, opens a credit card service in Britain.

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