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'News stories in 1948'

This section gives you an archive of the stories which made it into the national press during 1948.

'April 14'

Fishing on the river Helmsdale in Sutherland, Major V H Bailey took eleven hours to land a 29lb salmon. After hooking the fish shortly after 11am, he 'played' it throughout the afternoon, sustained by food brought by his wife. As it became dark a local gamekeeper supplied light from his bicycle dynamo, and finally at about 10pm the Major landed the salmon.

'April 15'

Aneurin Bevan offers doctors freedom of partnership, practice and criticism under the NHS.

A successful technique making it possible to see living cells, both normal and abnormal in their natural colours, is demonstrated in New York. The process consists of converting the invisible colours of living cells as seen under ultraviolet light into visible colour, thus making it possible to distinguish between diseased and healthy cells.

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