Britain’s post-war housing dream of palaces in the sky began to crumble 49 years ago today, after four people died in the partial collapse of a newly-built tower block.
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Sixty years ago today Britain exploded its first hydrogen bomb as the international arms race gathered pace.
With more airlines leading to cheaper flights, foreign holidays gaining in popularity and businessmen regularly travelling abroad, by the second half of the 1960s Britain was growing short of commercial airports.
The only British Prime Minister ever assassinated was shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons 205 years ago today, on May 11th, 1812.