25 years ago: British Rail announced that the opening of the first phase of the new £3million Forster Square station - scheduled to open in four days - would be delayed by at least a month, citing problems with engineers available to complete track and signalling work.

50 years ago: A third of Bradford was overcome by a blackout after a fault developed in a 33,000-volt cable at Bradford Power Station, with burglar alarms triggered in homes, and trolleybuses brought to a halt across the city.