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25 Years Ago Industrial action by nurses will bring admissions to one of Birmingham's largest psychiatric hospitals to a standstill next Monday. Union leaders say the action will continue until cash is made available for 40 nurses this year and another 40 next year.

The action by the National Union of Public Employees and the Confederation of Health Service Employees is in protest at staffing levels at the 800-bed Highcroft Hospital, Erdington.

The Birmingham Post, October 1977

50 Years Ago The Droitwich Rural Council for nearly 20 years has been using on its documents a common seal, now been found to be illegal.

The clerk to the council said the seal had at its centre a crown. This emblem could not be used by a rural council for its common seal without the authority of the Home Office.

The Birmingham Post, October1952 100 Years Ago At Monday's meeting of the Ross Urban Council, the improvement of the town's Free Library came up for consideration. The chairman said he thought even though the town owned the building, they would be unable to improve it owing to the smallness of the community, as they were unable to invoke the Free Libraries Act. He was informed the smallness of the community was no bar to adopting the Act.

The Birmingham Daily Post,October1902
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