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THE NHS STORYDecade Quiz

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'1985'

  • Oxford University dons refuse to grant Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree

  • Clive Sinclair unveils the C5 electric car/bicycle

  • Civil servant Clive Ponting cleared of breaking the Official Secrets Act after giving information about the Falklands War

  • Prescription charges rise 40p to 2

  • Three-year-old Ben Hardwick, Britain's youngest liver transplant patient, dies

  • Britain's two million blood donors are to be tested for the AIDS virus

  • Government announces a computerised screening programme to cut cervical cancer deaths

  • Fire sweeps through the Bradford City football ground, killing more than 40

  • More than 30 die in Staffordshire from Legionnaire's Disease

  • Spectators are crushed as Liverpool fans riot at Heysel Stadium in Brussels

  • Keith Castle, Britain's longest surviving heart transplant patient, dies six years after receiving his heart

  • Live Aid concerts at Wembley and the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, raise 40 million for Africa's famine-stricken poor

  • The Church of England General Synod approves the ordination of women deacons

  • Thirteen-year-old Ruth Lawrence wins a first class degree at Oxford

  • Compact discs start to catch on, two years after their launch



 
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