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1974: Compensation for Bloody Sunday victims
The Government says it will pay 42,000 compensation to relatives of the 13 men killed in the Bloody Sunday riots in Londonderry nearly three years ago.

1997: Dawn of Scottish parliament
Scottish Secretary Donald Dewer unveils a blueprint for Scotland's new parliament.

1985: Drug traffickers' appeal rejected
Two Australians are facing the death penalty after their appeal against a conviction for smuggling heroin was rejected by a Malaysian court.

1989: Labour's union U-turn
The Labour Party abandons its policy on trade union closed shops in line with European legislation.

1950: Radio Times hits Christmas deadline
The Christmas edition of the Radio Times returns after an industrial dispute in time for the festive season.


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