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5 years ago

nWork on the Shay stadium, Halifax, could be complete by the end of 2008. Designs have been made for the east stand, hospitality rooms and training facilities. The work, costing about £1 million, will be paid for out of future revenues raised from redeveloping other parts of the 13-acre stadium.

nA school where thousands of pounds-worth of lead has been stolen from the roof will remain partially closed for months. Salterhebble School, Halifax, has had to close off part of the building, including the main hall, staff room, corridor and two classrooms.

25 years ago

nThe £500,000 refurbishment of Upper George Yard, Halifax, is well on schedule for completion by next June. The ambitious scheme aims at turning a dilapidated backwater into a thriving precinct with shops, cafes and a beer garden. Already the Brass Cat pub is being extended into a new conservatory and beer garden.

nSeven members of Heath Old Boys Rugby Union Club have been killed in a horrific smash on the M6 at Lune Bridge, near Lancaster. Five other members and friends of the group were injured, two of them critically. All were trapped in the wreckage of their minibus after the accident with a lorry and two cars in torrential rain.

50 years ago

nAn 18-year-old Elland wife returned from a trip to Blackpool illuminations to learn that her 25-year-old husband had been killed in a road accident. The couple and their baby daughter had moved into their new home only a fortnight ago. The man was killed after his motor scooter hit a lamp post in Wakefield Road, Copley.

nPlans for a new grammar school in Brighouse have been approved. It will have 700 places for pupils between the ages of 11 and 18 and will replace Hipperholme Grammar School, Rastrick Grammar and Brighouse Girls’ Grammar. The Hipperholme governors, who have opposed the scheme, are to continue to resist it.