YouTube is launched, Pope John Paul II dies, MG Rover – the last remaining British-owned volume carmaker – goes into receivership with the loss of 6,000 jobs, Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles marry at Windsor Guildhall, and the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380 completes its maiden flight from Toulouse. Meanwhile in the imprintable garments industry…

From left: Tombo gets serious about sport. Jerzees launches the 539BT Tipped Polo Shirt; Sara Lee and Essential Embroidery Design make the news headlines; new world record holder, Maddie Sikorski single-handedly prints 1807 4-colour shirts in an hour

Cover stars Tombo are getting serious about sport, Essential Embroidery Design becomes the first promotional production facility in Europe to invest in the Kornit 931 DTG printer, Sara Lee announces that its Branded Apparel US division will become an independent company on the stock market, James & Nicholson introduces its new Girlies Active collection, PenCarrie launches a new schoolwear microsite, CKL secures the order to supply garments for the launch of the Gran Turismo 4 video game, the new Tour Collection of flag inspired garments is launched in anticipation of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Maddie Sikorski sets a new world record of 1807 4-colour shirts, Laser Targeting Systems unveils its new laser alignment system for use with embroidery hooping boards, and Jerzees launches its 539BT Tipped Polo Shirt to help schoolwear suppliers differentiate their uniforms from those of the large retailers.