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.
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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Concordes maiden commercial flight
Taking off on her maiden commercial flight is Britain's supersonic Concorde, bound for Bahrain. The British Airways plane took off at about the same moment as an Air France Concorde which was inaugurating the first Paris-Rio de Janeiro supersonic service.
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