Breaking news UPDATE: Murder probe started after house party death

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:17am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DETECTIVES have started a murder investigation after a man's body was found at a Bradford house.

Son tells of family trauma as dad faces sentence for killing partner

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FURNITURE company boss is today being sentenced for killing his partner of 40 years in a sustained knife attack at her home.

Police granted High Court order to prevent Bradford shop selling 'legal highs'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (10440620)

5:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CITY centre newsagent shut down by police earlier this month re-opened yesterday after a High Court Order was made.

Convicted paedophile who had flouted sex offender regulations jailed for more than three years

5:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

An off-duty police officer snared a convicted paedophile who had flouted sex offender regulations by fleeing West Yorkshire for London, a court heard.

Calls for Bradford's dog warden team to get extra Government funding to tackle dangerous dog owners

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Val Slater

6:43am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DOG warden team slashed by two-thirds had nearly 500 calls about dangerous dogs in the past year, new figures show.

Disagreement in Bradford pub led to assault that left a man with suspected fractured skull

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police scene in James Street after a reported fight

5:58am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BLOOD was left trickling down a city centre street after a disagreement in a Bradford pub led to an assault that left a man with a suspected fractured skull.

Councillors pledge to keep close tabs on ambitious plans to improve Bradford schools

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul Burluraux, chairman of Bradford Schools Forum

8:02am Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNCILLORS have pledged to "keep on top of" an ambitious strategy to improve education in the district.

Academic report on benefits of devolved power 'backs up' existing opinion in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Council leader Dave Green

6:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A REPORT which claims that devolving powers to cities could boost the UK economy by £80 billion has got local leaders talking.

Campaign underway to revitalise Devonshire Park in Keighley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun Kaneez Akthar views the damaged play area in Devonshire Park

6:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW campaign is underway with the aim of securing millions of pounds of lottery cash to revitalise a long-neglected park.

Keighley's iconic Dalton Mills added to English Heritage at risk register

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Former St Catherine’s Home for Cancer and Incurables at St Paul’s conservation area in Manningham, West Yorkshire: It has been brought back into use as 16 homes and apartments

12:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FIVE churches - including one fewer than 50 years old - have been place on the 'buildings at risk' register by English Heritage in the Bradford district today though there is some good news for the area.

Business centre traders threatened with heavy fines if they open on Sundays

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Denholme business centre

7:06am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TRADERS operating in Denholme Business Centre have been told to stop opening on Sundays or face fines of up to £2,500.

Homes plan submitted for former Council offices

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Flockton House

7:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS have been submitted for an outline scheme of 30 homes on the site of a Bradford Council office building which is scheduled to be demolished next year.

Criminals' cash will help keep Bradford safer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns Williamson speaks to young people on the first Youth Scrutiny Panel.

2:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CRIMINAL cash seized by the courts is being pumped into a diverse range of Bradford organisations which work to keep the community safe.

Bradford University raises chemical weapons concerns in new report

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford University academics have published a report about research being used to create chemical weapons buy other states. Pictured, from left, is Professor Malcolm Dando and Dr Michael Crowley

6:02am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE University of Bradford has co-written a report raising concerns about the use of life-science research which could be used for the creation of incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapons.

Former furniture store boss John Butler not guilty of estranged partner's murder

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FURNITURE company boss John Butler was today cleared by a jury of murdering his partner of 40 years in a sustained knife attack at her home.

Gang with covered faces cut bangles from woman's arm in her home in front of three young children

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Man shot in chest in targeted attack in Bradford

4:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOUR men with covered faces cut a woman's wrist when they slashed expensive bangles from her arm.

VIDEO: Man, 45, taken to hospital with serious head injuries after assault in Bradford city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after an assault in Bradford city centre.

Education chiefs set Bradford schools 'ambitious' challenge to hike standards by 2017

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford schools' performance must improve, insist education chiefs

6:04am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BRADFORD Council has set itself the "deliberately ambitious" goal of making sure every one of its schools in the district is rated good or outstanding by 2017.

Leaves on the line cause train delays across Bradford district

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (10121051)

11:56am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEAVES on the line caused disruption to train services in the Bradford district today.

Two caravans destroyed in arson attack on Bradford estate

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7622148)

8:33am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO caravans were destroyed in an arson attack in Bradford last night.

School changes security procedures after boy, four, slips away unnoticed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ANGERED: Becky Wood and her son Kain, four, outside Newhall Park Primary School

5:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PRIMARY school has changed its security procedures after a four-year-old boy with special needs slipped away from its grounds unnoticed by staff.

Finance officer stole £14,000 from school funds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Judge John Potter

5:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FINANCE officer at a Bradford school has been handed a 12-month suspended jail term for embezzling more than £14,000 from school funds.

Bingley Grammar School warns parents after tests show evidence of radon

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bingley Grammer School  has been granted specialist status in teaching business and technology. Pictured are those involved with the achievement L-R  Luke Weston (Assistant Head), Paula Robinson (director of specialist college) and Peter Thompson (bursar)

6:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HEAD teacher has written to parents to reassure them after higher than usual levels of a radioactive gas were found at a school.

Man pleads guilty to conspiracy to smuggle prohibited articles into prison

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Imran Novsarka outside court

5:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man accused of conspiring to smuggle mobile phones containing drugs into a prison will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to a number of charges.

Two Bradford families win national fostering awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WINNER: Mumtaz Begum with daughter Nareen

3:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO Bradford families have won national awards after being nominated by their foster children.

Former TA soldier jailed for knife attack

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: £1,000 Bowling Cemetery graves damage denied by man, 28

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER Territorial Army recruit, who armed himself with a knife to scare a violent man out of a woman's home, was today jailed for 18 months.

Bradford dog lover speaks of 'amazing' experience after receiving award at House of Lords

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hearthounds founder Sarah Fretwell (centre-right) collecting her IFAW Companion Animals award with IFAW UK Director Philip Mansbridge (far-left), Bill Oddie (left), Labour MP for Batley and Spen Mike Wood (centre-left), Baroness Gale (right), and IFAW CEO

3:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BRADFORD dog lover says a visit to the House of Lords to collect an animal welfare award has inspired her to try and expand her charity across the UK.

Man arrested over alleged theft of razors from Boots

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOP security guards stopped a man who was later arrested by police in Bradford city centre over the alleged theft of razors.

Scheme to turn fat into power is extended in Bradford Moor

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sra Hussain, a resident of Bradford Moor, pouring oil into a 'fat vat'.

7:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GUNK-BUSTING scheme to turn fat into power and stop house pipes getting blocked has been such a success in Bradford Moor it is being expanded to 50 more homes in the neighbourhood.

Green schemes in Bradford at forefront of £62 million West Yorkshire transport plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Val Slater

5:16am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREEN schemes in Bradford are at the forefront of a £62 million transport plan for West Yorkshire.

Children collect 1,000 conkers to remember The Great War effort

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Esther Mokala with some of the conkers that the school pupils have collected at Allerton Primary School for a WW1 project

4:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHILDREN who collected 1,000 conkers when they were learning about the First World War have been turning them into jewellery and models.

Stephen's hobby turns into a real treasure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: UNCOVERED: Treasure-hunter Stephen Auker with a ring he unearthed

6:47am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TREASURE-HUNTER Stephen Auker is waiting to hear if a Keighley museum wants to show off his latest find - a gold Tudor ring.

Full steam ahead for railway's beer and music festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway volunteer Charlotte Harrison prepares for the railway's beer festival

6:44am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PINTS will be pulled this weekend as trains pull into Oxenhope and Keighley railway stations.

Restoration of wet woodland habitat along 20-mile stretch of River Aire moves ahead

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An otter. Picture by Amy Lewis

6:03am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORK to restore wet woodland habitat in an area near Silsden has been completed as part of an ongoing project along the Upper Aire floodplains.

Coroner's officer seeks relatives of Undercliffe man

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

4:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CORONER'S officers are trying to trace any friends or relatives of a Bradford man who was found dead at his home. Ram Toora, 59, of Charnwood Road, Undercliffe, is believed to have died of natural causes before he was found on Saturday. It is thought he had a son and daughter living in the area. His friends or relatives have been urged to contact Coroner's Officer Chris Dalby on 01274 475246.

No laws broken by Tory leader

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:37am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE leader of the Conservative group on Bradford Council did not break any criminal law by using the authority’s stationery as part of an election campaign, members heard last night.

Top birder to speak at club

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

3:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed birder, award-winning author and photographer, Richard Crossley, will present his autumn lecture talk 'Past, Present and Future' to RSPB Airedale and Bradford.

Cullingworth Beavers take the trophy for the third year running

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

3:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CULLINGWORTH children have won the annual Keighley District five-a-side Beavers football competition. The triumph marked the third year running that the pack had taken home the trophy. It competed against nine other teams from across the Keighley district and the sports facility at University Academy Keighley.

Profits at Costa are a boost for group

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

1:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COFFEE shops to budget hotel-owner Whitbread has lifted profits by nearly a fifth after seeing Costa and Premier Inn go from “strength to strength”.

Plumber is latest to tap Into scheme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLUMBER ROBERT Hawksworth has become the 2,000th member of WaterSafe, a national approved plumber assurance scheme which was launched a year ago.

Gift pair branch out with cafe buy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GIFT shop owners Andy and Rachael Higgins have expanded their retail interests by buying a health-food store and café.

Event hailed a success by ground staff

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

1:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HUNDREDS of greenkeepers and ground staff from across the UK attended an annual event hosted by Bingley-based Sports Turf Research Institute(STRI) at the St Ives estate.

Motor firm places its trust in youth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A RECORD intake of apprentices has been recruited by Bradford-based motors group JCT600.

Telecoms giant BT continues to grow

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

1:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ANOTHER 31 engineering jobs have been created by telecommunications giant BT, including in Bradford.

Driving the profits up Down Under

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TURNOVER at the Australian subsidiary of Bradford-based Driver Hire is booming with turnover at its Brisbane operation passing A$1million for the first time.

Spirit set to accpet new takeover bid

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SPIRIT Pub Company is poised to accept an improved takeover proposal worth £725 million from rival Greene King.

Pet food awarded for its success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WEST Yorkshire dry pet food manufacturer has scooped a £10,000 prize for best start-up at a national awards ceremony.

Cheer as beer receives gold medal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ILKLEY Brewery’s latest beer, Ruby Jane, scooped a gold medal at its first competitive showing – one of two accolades won by the company at the SIBA North East beer competition.

Training firm has landed an honour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT AND office supplies group CCS Media, which has a top-performing sales office in Bradford, has won the rising star award from equipment company Cisco Commercial.

Promotion for solicitor

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REBECCA Pinder has been promoted to the board of Bradford-based Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors.

Bradford school closures

- All PTS services are currently fully operational. Please check the status of other school bus services in particular Mybus - (link)

Bradford City Council 11:18am Thu 23 Oct 14

- There are currently no known problems with the PTS bus service -

- No Schools Closed Today - (link)

Bradford City Council 11:18am Thu 23 Oct 14

- No Schools Closed Today -

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