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May 2005 10 Years Ago When you Married

May 2005 saw the beginning of the end of Tony Blair as Prime Minister, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continued unchecked. While he won a third successive General Election among heated debate on the 5th May, the Labour Party lost 47 seats and it was clear his love affair with the press and much of the electorate was over; he would resign two years later.

On a cheerier note, the 60th anniversary of the victory in Europe celebrations were taking place, here and around Europe, with parties and reflection on the hard won victory. Damping the celebrations for some was the news that Happy Hour pub special offers were to be banned to try and reduce binge drinking.

Across the pond, the Michael Jackson child abuse trial continued, and was a source of daily drama for the gossip magazines and tabloids. In the end, he was found not guilty, but all sorts of salacious details from porn, alcohol and drug abuse, plus charges of conspiracy and false imprisonment were all brought before the court.

In sports, Fernando Alonso was gifted victory at the European Grand Prix in Germany. Finland's Kimi Raikkonen was comfortably ahead until a flat-spotted tyre created dramatic vibration in the McLaren, which caused his front suspension to collapse in dramatic fashion on the last laps, allowing the Spaniard to cruise past. In football, Chelsea were confirmed as Premier League champions, while West Brom stayed up by the skin of their teeth on the last day of the season.

On the celebrity front, Aussie singer Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer, making headlines around the world and raising awareness for the issue. She successfully fought the cancer with support from her sister Dannii and an army of fans, and she continues to be an icon to this day. Top of the celebrity weddings were Seal and Heidi Klum tying the knot on the 10th May 2005, on a Mexican beach near Puerto Vallarta. Klum wore an ivory Vera Wang gown for the ceremony, and she was five months pregnant at the time.

Also getting hitched that month were ex-Beverley Hills 90210 star Jason Priestly and British make-up artist Naomi Lowde. Going their separate ways that month were Chester and Samantha Bennington, with the lead singer of Linkin Park divorcing his pre-fame wife to move in with a Playboy Bunny.

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