Prominent politician and author Jeffrey Archer was celebrating 30 years ago today after being awarded record damages in a successful libel suit against tabloid newspaper The Daily Star.
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With people in the UK living longer than ever before, dementia has overtaken heart disease as the biggest single cause of death, prompting more research into the degenerative condition and ways to slow or even halt its progress.
There were jubilant scenes in Portsmouth 35 years ago today as HMS Hermes, the flagship of the British taskforce in the Falklands War, returned to an enthusiastic homecoming.
Now that we’ve got used to the new ‘plastic’ fiver, the launch date of the next new banknote has been announced by the Bank of England.
The world’s first woman prime minister took office 57 years ago today, when Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike was chosen to lead the country of Ceylon.