FLASHBACK Thursday transports you back 30 years this week with a revisit to the 1988 archives.

Other notable events in 1988 were:

•The first BBC Red Nose Day raises £15m for charity

•Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest-serving UK prime minister this century, having been in power for eight years

•The Prince of Wales narrowly avoids death in an avalanche while on a skiing holiday in Switzerland.

•Three gay rights activists invade the BBC television studios during the six o'clock bulletin of the BBC News.

•Paul Gascoigne, a 21-year-old midfielder, becomes the first £2,000,000 footballer signed by a British club when he leaves Newcastle United and joins Tottenham Hotspur.

Here are a selection of pictures from the Basingstoke Gazette in 1988.