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25Years Ago Allegations that as many as 50 Range Rovers have 'disappeared' are being investigated by British Leyland at its Solihull factory where several men have already resigned over a bribes scandal.

This was said last night by a company spokesman who added that one man had already been prosecuted two weeks ago after being found driving a stolen Range Rover on the M6.

The Birmingham Post, November 1976

50Years Ago Residents in low-lying areas of Worcester, especially those in Hylton Road adjoining the River Severn, have been warned that their homes may be flooded within hours. The river, which rose six inches at Diglis Lock yesterday, stood at 21ft 9in last night, 11ft 7in above normal.

The Birmingham Post, November 1951

100Years Ago Mr A. R. Smith (deputy coroner) held an inquest at the Bull's Head Inn, Wellington Road, Bilston, on Saturday, on the body of George Briggs (33), a brewer in the employ of Mr R. A. Harper, Hall Park Brewery, Bilston. Late on Thursday night the deceased was sent to fetch some samples from three vats. Ultimately, he was found drowned in one of the vats.

The Birmingham Daily Post, November 1901

On This Day Nov 10

1871: Journalist Henry Stanley makes contact with Scottish missionary David Livingstone in Africa:

Generations of schoolchildren were to remember Sir Henry Stanley for the famous words he uttered: 'Dr Livingstone, I presume' after finding the famous explorer at Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika. Born in Denbigh, North Wales, he was brought up partly by reluctant relatives and partly in a workhouse after being born illegitimate. But he overcame his unhappy childhood after going to America as a cabin boy and later found fame as an explorer and journalist. It was as a special correspondent for the New York Herald that he went to Africa and successfully completed his mission to find Livingstone who was tracing the sources of the Nile. …

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