The former British colony of Northern Rhodesia, home to the world-famous Victoria Falls, became the ninth African state to gain full independence on October 25th, 1964.
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“Stay Well This Winter”, a joint initiative between Public Health England and NHS England, has marked its 2017 launch by urging anyone vulnerable to flu to make sure they have their free vaccination.
A deadly combination of a London ‘pea-souper’ fog and an inexperienced signalman resulted in the worst ever accident on Britain’s Southern Railway 70 years ago today.
For some people, pain in the knees, hips or even back can make it difficult, uncomfortable and even dangerous to climb the stairs, but it can also make it difficult to sit in a conventional straight-backed chair.
In a spectacular fall from grace, former champion jockey Lester Piggott was sentenced to three years in prison 30 years ago today, on October 23rd, 1987.