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WHAT HAPPENED ON 26th December 1996?

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25th December 1996

What People were saying on

"I have never pretended to be an intellect."

Film star John Travolta.

"Spanish television is the best in the world. It is so awful you're not tempted to watch it for a minute."

Tory MP Tristan Garel-Jones.

"People ask me if I like wearing women's clothing but any woman who wears what I wear must be mad."

Christopher Biggins playing the pantomime dame in Dick Whittington at Stafford.

26th December 1996


As post-Christmas sales begin there is a warning that people risk being overcharged on debit & credit cards. The Association of Bank Customers claims growth in non-cash transactions has led to more cash card errors. It says most mistakes go unnoticed as only one in five customers look at their statements thoroughly. In a report it cites the case of one woman shopper who was overcharged for goods by more than £500.

26th December 1996


A car bomb has killed seven people in a suburb of Algiers just days after eight died in the capital in a similar attack Sixty-eight people were injured in the latest blast according to reports. The Moslem fundamentalist Armed Islamic Group (GIA) has in the past admitted carrying out such attacks. About 60 000 people have died in Algeria since 1992 when the authorities cancelled an election that radical Islamic groups looked set to win.


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