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26 May 1950: UK drivers cheer end of fuel rations

16 Aug 1952: Flood devastates Devon village

09 Dec 1952: London fog clears after days of chaos

01 Feb 1953: Violent storms claim hundreds of lives

03 Sep 1954: National Trust buys remote island

24 Feb 1955: Britain's big freeze

14 May 1957: Cheers as petrol rationing ended

15 May 1957: Britain drops its first H-bomb

26 Jun 1959: Queen and Eisenhower open seaway

19 Mar 1964: 'Ambitious' plans for south east

14 May 1964: Nasser and Khrushchev divert the Nile

24 Aug 1967: Penguins cool off in heat wave

04 Jun 1968: Dover begins bird purge

06 Mar 1970: Rabies ban on British pet imports

15 Jul 1971: Seals shot by government decree

25 Dec 1974: Cyclone Tracy leaves Darwin devastated

05 Aug 1975: Deadly tree disease spreads

01 Sep 1976: Water crisis deepens

17 Oct 1978: Grey seal cull dramatically reduced

23 Jul 1984: Sellafield 'not linked' to cancer cluster

10 Jul 1985: Rainbow Warrior sinks after explosion

28 Apr 1986: Soviets admit nuclear accident

01 Nov 1986: Chemical spill turns Rhine red

16 Oct 1987: Hurricane winds batter southern England

25 Jan 1990: Children killed in devastating storm

03 Aug 1990: UK temperatures reach record high

07 Dec 1993: Activists lose battle over chestnut tree

28 Feb 2000: Nuclear chief quits over safety scandal

27 May 2000: GM blunder leaves farmers in uproar

05 Jul 2000: Record-breaking penguin rescue

12 Jul 2000: British-backed dam threatens ancient lifestyle

08 Sep 2000: French fuel protests spread to UK

15 Sep 2000: UK fuel protesters go back home

22 Oct 2001: UK braced for more flooding

16 Dec 2001: Thousands rally for Scots countryside
 
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