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2002: UK declared free of foot-and-mouth
With no reported cases of foot-and-mouth for three months the UK's farming community can now look to the future.

1975: Heiress Lesley Whittle kidnapped
A 17-year-old heiress is kidnapped from her home in Shropshire while her mother sleeps.

1983: Man shot by police hunting David Martin
A man is critically injured in West London during a police ambush aimed at capturing escaped prisoner David Martin.

1969: Matt Busby retires from Man United
"It's time to make way for a younger man" - Football legend Sir Matt Busby announces he will step down as manager of Manchester United.

1994: Duchess of Kent joins Catholic church
The Duchess of Kent becomes the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years.


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