Leeds nostalgia: What made the news in May 2000?

THIS PICTURE IS ONE OF A SELECTION OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION'S IMAGES TO ACCOMPANY THE STORY ON THE LAST 13 YEARS OF THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT. File photo dated 08/06/01 of Tony Blair posing with his youngest son Leo, wife Cherie and children (left to right) Nicholas, Kathryn and Euan on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, after winning the General Election and a historic second Labour landslide victory. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 6, 2010. See PA story ELECTION Labour Thirteen. Photo credit should read: William Conran/PA Wire
THIS PICTURE IS ONE OF A SELECTION OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION'S IMAGES TO ACCOMPANY THE STORY ON THE LAST 13 YEARS OF THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT. File photo dated 08/06/01 of Tony Blair posing with his youngest son Leo, wife Cherie and children (left to right) Nicholas, Kathryn and Euan on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, after winning the General Election and a historic second Labour landslide victory. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 6, 2010. See PA story ELECTION Labour Thirteen. Photo credit should read: William Conran/PA Wire
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Tony and Cherie Blair welcomed their son, Leo, into the world. Prime Minister Tony was 47 at the time, his wife 45, while their three older children were: Euan, 16, Nicky, 14 and Kathryn, 12.

After the birth, Mr Blair said he would not be taking part in Prime Minister’s Question Time, nor chairing the weekly meeting of the cabinet.

Ainsley Harriott took over from Fern Britton as host of Ready, Steady, Cook.

Eddie Van Halen, guitarist in the rock band which bore his name, underwent cancer treatment.

Finally, President Bill Clinton announced from the White House the first preliminary draft of the human genome had been completed. The project, he said, would offer potential cures to diseases in the future.

Christmas from the archives. 1916 The Captives Christmas at Lofthouse Park