From the Courier archives
watched in horror as a 19-year- old girl was flung from a fairground ride at Halifax Charity Gala at Manor Heath. The girl was thrown from her seat and suffered bruising to one side and facial cuts. She was taken to hospital and stayed overnight for observation. The ride was closed and a health and safety team is to investigate the incident. Later police had to use dogs and the force’s helicopter to split up gangs of youths outside the park who were gathering to fight each other.
is going red-andwhite crazy as the World Cup kicks off in South Africa – and pubs are hoping to cash in. The whole of the exterior frontage of the Horse and Jockey at Highroad Well, Halifax, is emblazoned with the St George Cross. And customers at the Brass Cat, Halifax, can have their pints pulled by an entire team of star striker Wayne Rooneys after bar staff changed their names by deed poll. years ago
of a £4 million Government urban regeneration scheme grant to improve Sowerby Bridge have been dashed. At the heart of the plans was a new road to remove traffic from the town centre, reduce congestion and allow shopping centre improvements as well as open up land for housing and industry. Another major scheme was to reconnect the Rochdale and the Calder and Hebble canals with a tunnel under Tuel Lane. years ago
than 400 people are objecting to the planned route of a 19-mile stretch of the Lancashire-Yorkshire motorway from Outlane, via Brighouse to Lofthouse, south of Leeds, a public inquiry in Leeds has heard. The main objections have come from Outlane, where a residents’ committee has proposed an alternative to the planned route, which would run through the village.
A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at an inquest into the death of a man who fell from a roof while cleaning windows at a house in Hanson Lane, Halifax. The 67-year-old man had been cleaning a window in a gable above the roof, which was wet and it was believed he had slipped. The inquest heard he was found in a sitting position at the bottom of some steps. He had died of head injuries.