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70s 1974 Sunderland''s classroom toughs are to be brought under one roof. Part of Diamond Hall School, Deptford, will be set aside for 25 children involved in classroom incidents. They will be taught, and kept in line, by six teachers who will be able to use corporal punishment at the headmaster''s discretion.

80s 1985 The big return to Britain''s pits turned to chaos today. At some North East pits miners marching into work were stopped by police and management. And at other pits, including the one in Yorkshire where Arthur Scargill led the march back, the men refused to cross small picket lines of Kent miners.

90s 1993 Disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was today banned for life by International Amateur Athletic Federation after being tested positive for drugs for the second time in his career.

00s 2002 Rocker Bryan Adams thrilled 10,000 fans as he played Newcastle''s Telewest Arena. The Canadian singer-songwriter performed all his hits in a gig that lasted more than two hours.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 5, 2013
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