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Harry Gregg has long insisted on being remembered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, not as a hero.

 

When 10-year-old Damilola Taylor was callously murdered in 2000, instead of turning their grief into bitterness, his parents looked for hope.

 

World War One veteran Henry Allingham remembers things that most of us have only ever read about in textbooks. At the age of 111, his life has spanned three centuries, six monarchs and 21 Prime Ministers.

 

When fire-fighters realised they didn't have the skills to tackle a highly dangerous explosion in a pyrotechnics factory, bomb disposal expert Sergeant Michelle Cunningham immediately made her way to the scene.

 

Twelve years ago, a woman sitting in an Edinburgh coffee shop could be seen scribbling in a notebook, creating the life of schoolboy wizard Harry Potter.  Back then, Joanne Kathleen Rowling was a single parent living on benefits.

 

When a passenger who was only 24 weeks pregnant suddenly went into labour on a plane to Crete, flight attendant Carol Miller found herself delivering a seriously premature 1lb 1oz baby at 30,000ft.

 

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