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New Year's News 2007/2008

Bus and train fares were scheduled to rise across the West of England from the start of the New Year.

Swimmers around the world braved freezing temperatures to take a dip on New Year's Day.

Twin sisters who lived through five royal reigns celebrated their 100th birthdays in Cornwall.

Two Mediterranean island states, Cyprus and Malta, began using the euro, joining 13 other countries.

Pc Katie Johnson, 29, was shot by a suspected robber fleeing from the Hospital Inn at Bamber Bridge, near Preston, early on New Year's Eve.

A teenage boy was attacked and killed as he celebrated the New Year in Leicester. Four people, including two teenagers, were arrested following the incident in Fosse Road South.

Liverpool began its year as European Capital of Culture. They will be celebrating, the Beatles, the Beatles oh and the Beatles. The biggest crime? As far as I can see there's not been one mention of Joy Division.

In 2007 we said goodbye to Peter Haining, Deborah Kerr, Nicky James, Dame Anita Roddick, Tony Wilson, Alan Ball, George Sewell, Gareth Hunt, John Sinclair, John Inman, Charles Forte, Ian Wallace, Derek Waring, Ian Richardson, and Magnús Magnússon.



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