On March 18, 1968, almost the entire Bradford central area had come to a standstill after 60 tons of debris had crashed down during a 50mph gale that had hit the district overnight.

As lines of cars, lorries and buses queued on most major roads into the city, police had to be called in to keep traffic flowing. Trolley buses on route from the Thornbury tramshed had been withdrawn from service and petrol buses substituted where possible.

At the beginning of the month, the only casualty of the high winds was a hoarding which had been blown over in Forster Square. At Leeds Bradford Airport no flights were affected as gusts reached a whopping 40 knots.

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In March 1978, the hunt was on for a second ripper, after the body of missing Yvonne Pearson had been found on waste ground off Arthington Street, Bradford. The differences in Yvonne’s injuries during the post-mortem examination had thrown Bradford detectives into thinking that there could be another killer on the loose.

And in 1966, residents of Bradford’s Manchester Road, had the opportunity to preview one of the new flats being built in College Road. Describing the historic occasion Councillor John Senior said, it was the first to be built by a new industrial system.