Lancashire artist L.S Lowry, who made his name wuth pictures of the Lancashire industrial scene and his "stick" people. 21/12/03: Lancashire artist L.S Lowry who, it was revealed, turned down five honours, including a knighthood, CBE and OBE. The artist was one of 300 stars who were today named in a secret list of celebrities who have turned down the honours system.
Music - Rollermania - London - 1976
A policeman carries a young female fan outside the New Victoria Theatre in London, where teenagers went wild during a concert by the Bay City Rollers. At least 210 hysterical fans were treated for minor cuts and bruises, after flattening the first three rows of seats.
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Cars - Leyland TR7
A stylish new sports car from Leyland Cars - the two seater TR7 - was launched in the UK. The car with its high standard of passenger accommodation, scored major successes in the US, clocking up sales worth 24 million for Britain. The 2-litre overhead cam engine provides acceleration at 0-60 in just over 9 seconds, top speed of 110 mph and touring fuel consumption of about 30mpg.
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