THE Daily Echo draws June 2000 into focus by looking at pictures taken at the time.

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Kris Akabusi was snapped outside The Mayflower where he posed with @@@ and seven dwarfs. They were the stars of a panto at the theatre.

While all the events featured in these pictures were taking place, this is what was happening nationally:


Despite beating Germany in Euro 2000, the England national football team were eliminated in the group stage. The tournament was hosted by the Netherlands and Belgium.

June 10

The Millennium Bridge across the Thames, London, was opened to the public following much anticipation. Too much swaying resulted in its closure.

June 30

David Copeland was found guilty of causing the three nail bomb attacks in London the previous year. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with the judge recommending he should serve a minimum of thirty years before being considered for parole.