25 Years Ago: Residents of Jane Street, Saltaire, had taken to parking their cars on the pavement in a bid to prevent Yorkshire Cable from destroying the villages historic paving stones.

50 Years Ago: Apollo 7 thundered into the sky carrying three astronauts on an 11-day journey 163 times around the earth as a prelude to America’s venture to the moon. The mission, if all went well, would take astronauts four million miles around the earth.