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Roger Domeneghetti

Channelling energy: How the Eurotunnel was born

After years of false starts, the Channel Tunnel opened 30 years ago this week. Yet Brexit shows that it has failed to bring us closer to Europe

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Portugal’s Carnation Revolution, 50 years on

In 1974, Portugal had the lowest wages and highest illiteracy in western Europe. Then came the Carnation Revolution

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Versailles 1973: The World Cup of fashion

Fifty years ago at the Palace of Versailles, French and American designers went head-to-head as the likes of Liza Minelli, Princess Grace, Andy Warhol and Rudolf Nureyev looked on

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When the levee broke

The Vajont dam was hailed as an engineering miracle. Then, 60 years ago, it was the cause of one of Italy’s deadliest disasters

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The bank robbery that created Stockholm Syndrome, 50 years on

The hostage crisis that gave rise to the idea of a strong bond between captive and captor took place 50 years ago this week. But does the condition really exist?

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Drama queen: The scandalous story of Cleopatra

Cleopatra invented celebrity scandal, wrecked marriages and careers and – 60 years on – is still the second most expensive film ever made

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The rise and fall of Concordski

Russia’s supersonic airliner was a child of the cold war – but a fatal crash 50 years ago ripped through the veneer of Soviet tech superiority

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The break point of Monica Seles

She was on her way to becoming a tennis all-time great. Then, 30 years ago, an attacker changed history

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Good riddance to Santa’s racist little helper

Sint-Nicolaas will be visiting children in the Netherlands as usual this year – but Zwarte Piet won’t be going with him

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Farewell my ugly: Naples and the fall of Gomorrah towers

The flats of La Vele were supposed to be the emblem of a utopian style of architecture. But they soon took on a very different identity

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Europe’s wildest game: How Calcio Storico captivates Florence

Little known elsewhere, the brutal Calcio Storico is a 500-year-old annual tradition unique to the Tuscan city

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Mouse on fire: 30 years of Paris’s Disney discontent

Europe’s most visited tourist attraction had a troubled start to life

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The darker side of Britain’s golden summer

Images of Ian Botham with his bat aloft and the pageantry of the Royal Wedding have created a popular memory of 1981 as a summer of national pride for Britain. But the reality was quite different

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Remembering Muhammad Ali’s oddest fight

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The moment the Cold War was lost?

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Get Carter at 50: The movie that transformed the North East

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The ultimate coin toss… the day Britain went decimal

Fifty years ago Britain underwent an overnight switch to decimal currency. Roger Domeneghetti reports on how it came about, and why its effects still echo in British and European relations.

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Flash Gordon: the saviour of sci-fi

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Could Brexit cause a Bosman counter-revolution for football?

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Villa’s visionary: The manager with the short spell and long legacy

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Rulers of the road: the story of Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom

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Happy 60th Birthday, Dr. Martens

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The man who wanted to drain the Med

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Why the first televised debates disappeared amid controversy

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Stieg Larsson and the murder mystery that haunts Sweden

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How ‘It’s A Knockout’ helped to unite Europe

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Horror film: Facism flourishes in the UK

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EUROFILE: Reclaiming the Italian Job

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Why England doesn’t have its own L’Equipe, Gazzetto dello Sport, or Marca

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The remarkable story of Burnley’s European debut

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The year the world switched on: how the 1966 World Cup kicked off football’s TV revolution

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