It was the year when the poll tax was scrapped a year after it was brought in, when Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen, died a day after issuing a public statement confirming he had AIDS and when Boris Yeltsin became Russia's first popularly-elected president and – but what did 1991 bring on the home front?

Here we have another rummage in the Times & Star picture archives for a snapshot of what was happening on our doorsteps.

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