Record libel damages are awarded to the Conservative peer Lord Aldington.
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Margaret Thatcher and Anthony Meyer submit their nominations for the Tory leadership.
Czech PM Ladislav Adamec formally announces the end of the communists' monopoly on power.
Margaret Thatcher defends her record on the BBC's Panorama.
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Czechoslovakia's prime minister has his first meeting with leading dissident Vaclav Havel.
In Czechoslovakia, demonstrators keep up the pressure for free elections.
The Czech leadership are forced to resign.
The Conservative Party is facing a leadership challenge.
In Prague, tens of thousands continue their protest for the sixth day in Wenceslas Square.
MPs relish their day in the limelight as TV cameras are permitted in the House of Commons.
In Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu receives 67 standing ovations during a six-hour speech.
London ambulance workers continue their strike; New Kids on the Block reach number one.
In Prague, rumours spread that the police have killed a Czech student.
In Prague the police beat protesters as they call for the ousting of the Czech leadership.
South Africa's president announces that its beaches are to be opened to all races.
John Major gives his first Autumn Statement - City analysts predict gloom for the 90s.
Czechoslovakia eases restrictions on foreign travel.
The East German Politburo elects Hans Modrow as prime minister.
The mayors of East and West Berlin shake hands at a new border crossing at Potsdamerplatz.
Bulldozers tear down sections of the Berlin Wall to make more crossing points.
Hundreds of thousands of East Germans arrive in West Berlin amid scenes of shock and joy.
East Berlin's party chief declares that all citizens can leave immediately.
The Politburo resigns in East Germany - could the Berlin Wall fall next?
The authorities in the GDR are buckling under the pounding they are taking in the streets.
A backlash against East German refugees begins in West Germany.
Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson makes things even more difficult for Margaret Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher is judged the least popular prime minister since polling began.
Protests in East Germany force the resignation of the Mayor of Leipzig.
In an unprecedented move, KGB officers take questions from the public on live TV.
President Bush agrees to meet Chairman Gorbachev on his boat in the Mediterranean.