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THE NHS STORYDecade Quiz

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'1983'

  • Seat belts mandatory for drivers and front seat passengers

  • Breakfast TV goes on the air

  • 1 coin enters circulation

  • Richard Attenborough's Gandhi wins eight Oscars, the most ever by a British film

  • A 14-mile human chain is formed, linking Greenham, Aldermaston and Burghfield as CND supporters protest against nuclear arms

  • Conservatives win the General Election

  • NHS allows private contractors to tender for cleaning, catering and laundering services

  • Neil Kinnock is Labour's new leader following the resignation of Michael Foot

  • Liverpool mum Janet Walton gives birth to sextuplets



 
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