Christmas stories from the archives
Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas
A SMALL brown-haired girl with sparkling slate-blue eyes who has travelled 6,000 miles during the last few weeks, will wake up in a Sedbergh home o Christmas Day to find presents left her for the first time by father Christmas
Don’t buy a new car stereo - here’s how you can use your phone instead
CAR MAKERS have their hands full with important questions of what colour upholstery to have with the SRi trim, or, in the case of Volkswagen, whether to try reporting their emission levels accurately. Audio systems are a long way down their priority list.
On this day in Yorkshire 1940: North East town bombed
After hovering in the neighbourhood for some hours early on Friday morning, a German raider shortly before daylight released bombs which fell for the most part on a residential part of a North-East town.
Why the age of the remote control will soon be over
A TIME before remote controls seems positively prehistoric today - yet until the mid-Seventies, they were unheard of in Britain. Even then, the first ones were capable of doing nothing more than muting the volume and clicking between the three available channels.
On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Colliery pylons stripped of two and a quarter miles of copper wire
Nothing new under the sun. An appeal was launched night in their efforts to trace thieves who stole 2 and a quarter miles of copper earthing wire from 17ft. high pylons supporting electric power lines to six collieries.