From the Courier archives

Halifax Courier - - Nostalgia -

years ago

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.

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