25 years ago

* It was the coldest November night for 18 years and consequently AA patrolmen had dealt with almost 500 breakdowns in Wales.

* It was claimed that British Rail were putting passengers at risk by not providing enough carriages on its Eastern Valley commuter trains.

* The Welsh Office warned parents that a whooping cough epidemic was on its way and that children should be vaccinated on what is a potentially fatal illness.

* Welsh secretary Peter Walker gave the go ahead for six road schemes in Gwent costing an estimated £67 million