To remind ourselves of how life has changed and how some things stay the same it is fascinating to note what made the news this week in history, starting 28th December
1957: Foot-and-mouth shuts down abattoir – One of Britain’s largest abattoirs closes down after foot-and-mouth disease is found in cattle waiting to be slaughtered.
1995: Serial killer West found hanged – Fred West, the Gloucestershire builder charged with 12 murders, is found dead in his prison cell.
28th – Marvel Comics’ writer, publisher and editor Stan Lee is 93 years old
29th – British actor Jude Law is 43
31st – Football manager/coach Alex Ferguson is 74