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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.

'September 28'

The first British motor racing Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone.

'September 30'

Cheques amounting to 9.5 million ware being prepared this week - the first quarterly payment to doctors under the new NHS.

'October 1'

Peter Marefield, director of Long-term Planning and Projects at the Ministry of Aviation, is reported as saying that 'rocket-speed projectiles' with a speed of 25,000 miles per hour, so that no journey to any part of the world would take longer than an hour, are a realistic aim for scientists.

He said, "It may sound fantastic but it is no bigger jump than from the stage-coach to the 300 mile per hour transport plane of today".
New uniforms for state-registered nurses are approved by the General Nursing Council. A nurse's complete wardrobe consists of a heavyweight coat in navy blue, a lightweight coat, a raincoat, a costume worn with an approve blouse, hat, beret or cap, leather shoulder bag, navy blue, black or chamois gloves, navy blue or black shoes and coloured stockings. Navy blue is the colour chosen for outdoor wear while Cambridge blue is chosen for indoor wear.

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