2 years since closure of all UK pubs and restaurants
23rd September 2022

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Hospitality sector bosses said that the Covid restrictions would affect businesses and jobs but scientists countered that the plans didn’t go far enough. 

71 years ago (1951)

King George VI underwent an operation to remove part of his lungs.

Bulletins on his condition were pinned to the railings at Buckingham Palace where many well-wishers had gathered.

A heavy smoker, the King did not make a full recovery and he died the following year, aged just 56.

22 years ago (2000)

At the Sydney Olympics, British rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave won his fifth consecutive gold medal, making him the most successful rower in Olympic history.

Redgrave won his gold alongside Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster and James Cracknell in the coxless fours on day eight of the Games.

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