From the Courier Archives

l 5 years ago

nIf you don’t give us a supermarket our town will die. That was the message from Elland residents who have vowed to fight for a new superstore – despite plans by Asda for a £20 million store being rejected by Calderdale Council planners. There was near-unanimous support for a new store by more than 300 people at a public meeting.

nModfather legend Paul Weller is to perform at Halifax’s Victoria Theatre. The former Jam and Style Council frontman is the latest in a string of coups for the theatre; they include Morrissey, the Charlatans, the Happy Mondays, Russell Brand and Ian Brown.

l 25 years ago

nFast-growing North Park Computer Services is planning further expansion, creating about 20 jobs at its headquarters at Dean Clough, Halifax. The company, which already employs 80, is part of Bradford Pennine Insurance. It specialises in software and computer systems for the insurance industry.

nCheap “happy-hour” drinks in pubs and clubs hungry for custom lead to too much drinking by irresponsible people, Halifax’s police chief, Chief Supt Trevor Davey, says. He said people getting drunk in happy hour and beyond were causing problems for the emergency services and society and called on pubs and clubs to think again about offering happy-hour drinks.

l 50 years ago

nHalifax Town’s victory over Brighton at the Goldstone ground was the team’s first away win of the season and its first win of any kind for four long months. It was also Town’s first double of the season – the Shaymen beat Brighton 2-1 at the Shay – and it was Halifax’s first league visit to Brighton. The result also means that Town has real hope of avoiding the drop.

nMinister of Labour officials have visited the pioneering mending training school set up by Standeven and Co, makers of worsted coatings, and were given details of the firm’s training scheme for burlers and menders at Ladyship Mills, Ovenden. The firm set up the school after experiencing difficulties in recruitment.




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