Looking back at P&J front pages covering major events over the past 50 years By Laura Redpath October 10 2014, 8.01pm Share Looking back at P&J front pages covering major events over the past 50 years Share via Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Messenger Linkedin Email Post link https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/369763/looking-back-pj-front-pages-covering-major-events-past-50-years/ Copy Link The Press and Journal has been around to cover much of the world’s most important history. Being a regional title, we’ve always kept things close to home, as well as sometimes providing reports on international news. Yes, sometimes… From Lockerbie, Bloody Sunday and the London Olympics your local paper has seen it all. Here’s a round up of some of the most important, infamous and, well, local events over the past 50 years… 1) 10 November 1989 The day after the fall of the Berlin Wall the P&J kept up its tradition of focussing on local matters. 2) 1 September 1997 The sudden death of Princess Diana shocked the nation, and was given a full front page on first P&J printed after the accident. 3) 18 December 2003 Ian Huntley was sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman on 17 December 2011. 4) 31 January 1972 The day after the horrors of Bloody Sunday the P&J also reported on severe weather conditions and the death of a former Aberdeen minister. 5) 14 March 1991Britain was in shock after ten people died in a bombing on the M4 in Berkshire, it was also the same day the Birmingham Six were released from prison. 6) 28 July 2012 Celebrating the Olympics in Britain, the P&J gives the thumbs up to the opening ceremony. 7) 3 May 2011 Osama Bin Laden was found and killed on 2 May 2011 after years of searching. 8) 22 July 1969 It was small step for man and one big step for the P&J as it gives much of the front page’s space to Neil Armstrong’s historic moon landing. 9) 22 December 1988 The news of the Lockerbie bombing is one of Scotland’s biggest and heartbreaking news stories to date. 10) 23 November 1990 The day following the resignation of Margaret Thatcher, John Major emerged as the UK’s prime minister. 11) 6 May 1981 The same day hunger striker Bobby Sands died, Prince Charles nearly received a bomb in the post. Both were featured on our front page the following day. 12) 12 May 1983 Let’s end on a happy note. COYR.