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Welcome to the News Shopper nostalgia column with Bob Ogley. Read an introduction from Bob, and if you have a story, photograph, letter or an anecdote to pass on, write to him at Bob Ogley, News Shopper, Mega House. Crest View Drive, Petts Wood, Kent BR5 1BT or email email@example.com. You can also visit his website: frogletspublications.co.uk
11:06am Wednesday 12th June 2013
1963: Henry Cooper, south London’s own British heavyweight champion, shocks US boxer Cassius Clay at Wembley on June 18 by sending him sprawling in round four. Saved by the bell, Clay recovers and forces Cooper to retire with a cut eye in the next round.
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12:18pm Wednesday 15th May 2013
1993: A memorial stone was erected by the Metropolitan Police in memory of Det Con John Fordham who was stabbed to death by Kenneth Noye, in January 1985, in the grounds of Noye’s home at West Kingsdown. Noye was later acquitted, after claiming he acted in self-defence.
12:15pm Wednesday 15th May 2013
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10:49am Thursday 18th April 2013
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11:17am Wednesday 6th March 2013
1983: The giant Thames Flood Barrier, built by the GLC at a cost of £460m, was lifted for the first time following a flood alert. The barrier would be officially opened by the Queen the following year.
11:14am Wednesday 6th March 2013
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11:57am Friday 22nd February 2013
1988: The National Union of Seamen supported a strike by ferry workers at Dover, airports were hit by flight delays due to strikes on the continent and there were 120 million undelivered letters due to a strike by postmen over bonuses.
11:52am Friday 22nd February 2013
10:55am Wednesday 20th February 2013
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2:48pm Wednesday 30th January 2013
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SOME readers will remember the man pictured. His name was Dr Richard Beeching and 50 years ago, as chairman of British Railways, he began to compile a report on the future of the country’s cherished railway network.
4:44pm Wednesday 9th January 2013
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