Weather - Floods Protest - Pickering
Residents of Pickering in North Yorkshire sat down on living room furniture they moved into the river, which runs through the town, to recreate the scenes they faced in the devastating floods of last year. Topsy Clinch (seated left), 91, who was flooded out of her home, was one of those there to draw attention to the lack of flood defences in the town, along with Gordon Clitheroe and Kath Grayston. The residents claim the Government pulled the plug on funding for flood defences for the town after the Environment Agency spent 750, 000 five years ago designing a viable scheme.
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Facing a bright new world with a cup of tea in bed at the Waldorf Hotel, London, is 18-year-old Penelope Plummer of Australia, who was crowned Miss World. The crown on the bedpost is a glittering souvenir of her triumph. A Mecca Miss World office spokesman said that Penny has now recovered from being emotionally upset be her victory. She is a librarian from Sydney, and the daughter of a dairy farmer.
British Science and Technology - Robotics - Hatfield - 1968
It's one of Britain's new industrial robots, and serving a cup of tea efficiently - though without the traditional smile - is only a clue to its versatility. The recipient is David Mills, a fitter and machinist at the Hatfield, Hertfordshire, factory of Hawker Siddeley Dynamics.
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