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The world’s most influential scientist has changed the way we think about the world around us, despite battling a devastating illness for more than 50 years

 

Inspired by doctors who saved their lives as teenagers, identical twins Ray and Trevor Powles embarked on medical careers of their own that would see them transform cancer treatment.

 

When medical student Roy Calne was presented with the case of a man dying from kidney failure in 1950, he asked his senior consultant if anything could be done.

 

Doreen Lawrence finally won her 19-year battle for justice for murdered son Stephen this year.

 

It is impossible to imagine the agony of losing your child to cancer. But from the depths of his own grief, Bob Woodward embarked on a life-long crusade to help every other parent and child going through the same ordeal.

 

Throughout the summer of 1940, the skies over southern England were the stage for an epic air battle. British air crew fought for our very survival. After France fell on June 22, Winston Churchill announced: "The fight for France is over. The Battle for Britain has begun."

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