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Time Warp; November 12 1960.

A lack of concentration was the reason put forward for the high amount of road traffic accidents in Worcestershire. Five people were killed and 267 people were injured in just a month on the county's roads.

Birmingham University received a cash injection of pounds 22,320 for the development of new halls of residence for students and staff in Edgbaston. The university planned to build seven new halls.

John F Kennedy relaxed on holiday while polls gave him a slim lead over his rival Richard Nixon in the race for the White House.

Question of Sport

Cricket bosses called for players to calm their objections to umpires during an English tour of Australia.

Top of the Pops

It's Now or Never by Elvis Presley

That's Entertainment

Ingrid Bergman appeared in the world film classic Winter Light.

1970

Headline News:

Marianne Faithfull

was in Birmingham City Hospital after being found unconscious in a hotel bedroom in the city.

Fire gutted the cabaret room at one of Birmingham's top nightclubs. Over pounds 200,000 worth of damage was caused when the blaze took hold at La Dolce Vita minutes after clubbers left.

The National Union of Mine Workers met in London to discuss an unofficial strike by the country's miners.

Question of Sport

Wolves drew Derry in the semi-finals of the Texaco Cup

Top of the Pops

Woodstock by Matthews Southern Comfort

That's Entertainment

Waterloo, a film about events leading up to the battle which includes an hour-long battle scene was doing the rounds in cinemas

1980

Headline News:

British Leyland boss Michael Edwardes won his battle against shop stewards over the company's new 6.8 per cent pay offer. Senior stewards decided to accept the deal and avert an all-out strike.

Miss UK Kim Ashfield was in two minds about wearing a black and gold coloured swimsuit at the Miss World Competition - because her family were Aston Villa supporters.

Midland waterways were under threat from oil pollution. Severn Trent Water reported that oil pollution was up by 24 per cent in the region.

Question of Sport

Cricket bosses were discussing holding Test Matches on a Sunday and Warwickshire favoured the plans.

Top of the Pops

Woman in Love by Barbara Streisand

That's Entertainment

The second part of Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back - hit our screens.

1990

Headline News:

Students voted Birmingham University the second-best seat of learning in the country. It lost out to Glasgow which was favourite.

Health officials revealed hand, foot and mouth disease was sweeping through Midland schools and hitting thousands of youngsters.

High Street sales dropped as the economic downturn gathered pace, experts revealed. Sales fell by 1.1 per cent.

Question of Sport

Doug Ellis was forced to apologise for his 'cheating' outburst following Villa's exit from Europe at the hands of Italian giants Inter Milan.

Top of the Pops

Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers

That's Entertainment

Home Alone - a story about a young boy left at home by his parents - stormed the box office.
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