P671 Teletext 671 Dec10 22:22:14    \   ————————————————————————————  FREE STATE FOR IRELAND  L Dec 6, 1921: British and Irish negotiators finally signed an agreement giving independence to Ireland. Twenty six southern counties will be known as the Irish Free State. Six of the eight counties forming historic Ulster remain part of the UK.  Both Britain and Ireland wosld  like to see a united Ireland,  but Ulster's leaders show no  sign of bowing to Dublin rule. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— Get out and about with Gadabout 672 POLITICAL ROUND-UP p325 ITV Gadabout Fit Scrooge TV Plus
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P671 Teletext 671 Dec10 22:20:58     V  ———————————————————————————— 4<4<,hl"! SHY BERTIE IS THE NEg KING  LL Dec 12, 1936: The shy, diffident Prince Albert was proclaimed King George VI today with the nation still shocked by his brother's abdication. The new King is a crack shot and has played in the Wimbledon championships. He served with the RAF in the War. He and the new Queen have two  children, the Princesses  Elizabeth and Marg@ret.   ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Helping hands are available 675 FANCY A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE? p630 Gadabout Fit Scrooge TV Plus
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P671 Teletext 671 Dec10 22:21:36       ————————————————————————————  TEENAGER BENTLEY TO HANG   Dec 11, 1952: Derek Bentley, 19,  is to hang for killing a policeman  although his partner, who fired  the shots, has esca—fd death\   Christopher Craig, who is jwbt 16,  was ordered to be dftained during  Her Majesty's pleasure.   Bentley was already in custody  when Craig shot Pc Sidney Miles  during a bungled robbery.   ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— NEXT WEEK: Glenn Miller goes missing.. JOIN CRIMESTOPPERS p347 ITV Gadabout Fit Scrooge TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Dec10 22:21:55 V   \   ———————————————————————————— 4<4<,hl"! ATTLEE HEADS FOR THE LObDS  \ Dec 7, 1955: Clement Attlee, the most self-effacing man evfr to become Prime Minister, resigned as Labour Party leader. The Queen has made him an earl. Attlee presided over Labour's massi÷f social reform progrAllf of 1945,   but then had to endure qfars of  internal —brty wrangling.   Shadow Chancellor Hugh  Gaitskill is likely to  take over as leader. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Fifty Plus index 670 Connect index 680 WESTMINS(FR WATCH p325 ITV Gadabout Fit Scrooge TV Plus
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