25 Years Ago: Bradford’s Alhambra had announced that the blockbuster musical Cats was heading to its way to the city for a nine-week run in February. The hit show was a real feather in the cap for the theatre which had been faced with some financial difficulties.

50 Years Ago: A Liberal Party assembly in Edinburgh had ended with a rapturous ovation for Mr. Jeremy Thorpe party leader. Applauding, cheering and stamping, the ovation lasted nearly four minutes, despite Mr. Thorpe’s appeals for it to stop.