An 18-year monopoly of TV broadcasting by the BBC came to an end 61 years ago today, when Britain's first independent and commercially-funded TV channel was launched.
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It has been illegal for years, so why do so many people who would not dream of breaking the law in other ways still routinely use their handheld phones while driving?
If you've heard the name "Rockall" it is probably as one of the sea areas listed in the shipping forecast broadcast daily on BBC Radio 4. But 61 years ago today, the desolate lump of granite 300 miles off the west coast of Scotland was in the news for other reasons.
Singers, dancers and fireworks lit up the Maracana Stadium for Sunday's closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, lowering the curtain on an outstanding games for Team GB.
There was an almighty splash 49 years ago today when the QE2 was launched in a ceremony at Clydebank on September 20th, 1967.