Licenced taxi driver Michael O'Leary was making a routine trip to Heathrow Airport when he spotted a car swerving across the M4 motorway on a deadly collision course with motorists in the fast lane.
A raging fire in a house would terrify anyone. But it holds a particular fear for Brian Krishnan.
For years, writer Carla Lane was TV's undisputed sitcom queen. But Carla's heart was always with the animals she loved and whose suffering she could not ignore.
Steve Redgrave is a sporting giant, his fifth gold medal at the Sydney Olympics making him Britain's greatest Olympian.
The parents of murdered eight-year-old Sarah Payne touched the hearts of the nation with their quiet dignity and refusal to give in to despair and bitterness in the face of the unimaginable agony of losing a daughter.
The London Eye, the giant wheel on London's South Bank, is universally acknowledged as a Great British triumph, an amazing engineering feat which is a magnet for tens of thousands of tourists.
A whole new generation of British athletes were inspired by the extraordinary sporting feats of Tanni Grey-Thompson.
At the age of four, Ellen MacArthur began messing around in boats with her aunt.
When Peter Benenson opened his newspaper on his way to work one morning in late 1960, he had no idea he was about to change the world for ever.
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