25 years ago: A Bradford student held in a Greek jail for four months said he was suffering a psychological nightmare. In an impassioned plea to the T&A, he asked if readers could send him old newspapers and books to keep his mind busy so he could bear the strain.

50 years ago: Householders in the Listerhills area aimed to fight the threat of a compulsory purchase order which hung over their homes.

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