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The week that was.

Byline: Denis Kilcommons ,

The National Union of Railwaymen said they would call a national three day strike in opposition to the Beeching Plan which would cut railway services and close stations across the country.

Denby Dale Council were one of the local councils who protested at the proposals. They said not only would stations close, isolating rural communities, but roads would also become congested.

Villagers at Stocksmoor complained to their MP as their station was one that was threatened with closure.

Harold Wilson, leader of the Opposition, returned from America where he had held talks with President John F Kennedy.

Lord Home said there was absolutely no possibility of Britain joining the Common Market as long as the present French Governent remained in power.

Pop singer Frank Ifield got a great ovation when he topped a bill at the ABC that also included Ted Rogers and ventriloquist Arthur Worsley with his dummy Charlie Brown.

Plans were revealed for a complete inner ring road system for Huddersfield.

The film Lawrence of Arabia won seven Oscars in Hollywood but its star Peter O'Toole failed to get the award for best actor as expected. That went to Gregory Peck for his performance in To Kill A Mockingbird. Best actress was Anne Bancroft in The Miracle Worker.

The English distributor of an Italian magazine offered unqualified apologies to war Minister John Profumo. The magazine had alleged he had been in an improper relationship with Christine Keeler. He accepted nominal damages which he gave to charity.

Sixteen cinemas advertised in the Examiner. Among films being screened were Quo Vadis at The Princess, Blue Murder At St Trinian's at The Essoldo and The Thief of Baghdad at The Curzon.

Town were in sixth position in Division II after beating Rotherham 1-0 at home with a goal from Stokes. Town skipper Ray Wilson was ruled out with injury.

Saturday night television highlights on Britain's two channels included William And The Little Girl, Juke Box Jury and That Was The Week That Was on BBC and the swashbuckling series Sir Francis Drake, Thank Your Lucky Stars and The Arthur Haynes Show on ITV.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 8, 2006
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