This week we rewind 38 years back to 1981.

Here are some news stories from the year:

• February – The engagement of 32-year-old Charles, Prince of Wales, and 19-year-old Lady Diana Spencer is officially announced.

• March – Homebase opens its first DIY and garden centre superstore.

• April - Bucks Fizz representing the United Kingdom win the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Making Your Mind Up.

• September – Filling stations start selling motor fuel by the litre.

• October – British Leyland announces the closure of three factories – a move which will cost nearly 3,000 people their jobs.

Here are some photos featuring local news stories from 1981.