25 years ago: Workers at Bradford Information Centre dealt with 220 calls in the first day of a two-week campaign to banish gripes against the Council, with potholes, faulty streetlights, and crumbling pavements all high on the public's list of headaches.

50 years ago: There were fears of a low turnout in the local Bradford Council elections, with party officials reporting "no signs of excitement" at the polls, after what they described as one of the quietest campaigns in recent years.