25 years ago: School dinner chiefs removed twice-weekly beef meals from menus across the Bradford district amid concerns from parents worried about the potential effects of mad cow disease, with officials stating they were "responding to public pressure."

50 years ago: Donald Hopewell, president of the Bronte Society, told a public meeting in Haworth that proposals by the Central Electricity Generating Board to carry cables on 150ft pylons across the centre of the village would "spoil its wonderful skyscape," and be "objectionable to Bronte country."