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Headlines that made a splash

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Mrs Thatcher is approached to join the ERM

The Independent leads the field in uncovering the Guinness scandal

The stock market crash of 1987

We expose Brent Walker's fraudulent accounts

The Independent reveals plans to privatise all 10 water companies at once

Guinness four are jailed

Britain plunges into recession

The Maxwell scandal breaks

Britain is forced out of the ERM

The Independent reveals Halifax building society's plan to merge with the Leeds and float on the stock market

Merger mania as Glaxo bids for Wellcome

How Barings top brass financed Leeson's rogue trades

Murdoch's 10 years of tax avoidance

The endless sorrow of Eurotunnel