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A man died and another was critically injured yesterday as gales brought chaos to the Midlands. Winds reaching hurricane force uprooted trees, blocked roads, disrupted power supplies to thousands of households and caused havoc in the fruit growing areas of Worcestershire. The man who died was Mr Michael Daily, of Ada Court, Hamstead, Great Barr. He was buried under a wall which collapsed.

The Birmingham Post, August 1974

50 years ago

In an attempt to minimise the danger to life by fire in Birmingham's back-to-back houses, the Corporation is to experiment with an escape hatch in some of the 11,000 houses of this type in municipal ownership.

The hatches, to be about three feet square and possibly made of asbestos, will be inserted between adjoining houses on the attic floor.

The Birmingham Post, August 1954.

100 years ago

On Saturday Mr Hugh W Adams held an inquest at the North Staffordshire Infirmary on the body of John Bailey, 33, engineman of Buckley's Row, Newcastle-under-Lyme. It was stated that the deceased had for many years worked in his spare time at the tanners, where it was his duty to receive hides. The deceased complained of pain to his left wrist, on which there was a spot. He later went to hospital where an operation was performed but he died on Wednesday evening. The doctor was satisfied he died from anthrax.

The Birmingham Daily Post, August 1904.
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Date:Aug 14, 2004
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