25 Years Ago: Mother Teresa had astonished doctors by surviving a high-risk surgery, planning to return to work within the next ten days. The 83-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner had been described as “amazing,” after her operation to clear a blocked heart vessel.

50 Years Ago: There had been “some progress” in averting a threatened walk-out by 2,000 men at Thornbury's English Electric, after a series of successful talks with union members over the refusal to allow staff to take “service holidays.”