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Archive - Thursday, 18 May 2006

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  • Thursday, May 18, 2006

    In 1903, the British High Commissioner in South Africa favoured letting educated and prosperous non-whites vote in local elections. read more

  • Provident responds to Christian critics

    Doorstep lender Provident Financial has defended itself from criticism by a Christian campaign group. read more

  • Bowlers finally make some progress

    Yorkshire did better with the second new ball in the Roses match at Headingley but Lanca-shire still managed to tot up 417 for nine before declaring when bad light and then rain restricted the second day's play to 57.3 overs. read more

  • Deacon's staying at Odsal

    Great Britain ace Paul Deacon today committed himself to the Bulls until the end of 2008. read more

  • City pair on mend after surgery

    Bantams midfielders Ben Muirhead and Marc Bridge-Wilkinson have gone under the knife for post-season operations. read more

  • BBC films series of Bronte classic

    A new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is to hit the small screen this autumn. read more

  • A 'magical' event

    Hundreds of potential bone marrow donors attended a special clinic in a bid to find a match for a 12-year-old leukaemia sufferer. read more

  • Children given red card over street football

    Families living in a quiet cul-de-sac say police have threatened to arrest them if they allow their children to play football outside their homes. read more

  • Link-up keeps out the troublemakers

    Troublemakers are being shown the door as city centre licensees link up to make pubs and clubs safer. read more

  • Council gets tough on long term sick

    Bradford Council is set to get tough on the growing number of staff on long term sick leave. read more

  • Centenary clubs are up for the cup

    While golfing fans must wait until September to see if Europe can retain the Ryder Cup, three Bradford clubs will take part in their own version of the famous event next week. read more

  • The way forward

    SIR - A new Council so please, let's have a few new ideas. read more

  • Fighting back

    SIR - Readers of the T&A were repeatedly told by yourself, your columnists and the great and good that a vote for the BNP would be a retrograde step. Unfortunately for your credibility some 18,212 people ignored what you said. Welcome to the club! Now you know what it's like to be ignored and have your views dismissed. read more

  • Time for inquiry

    SIR - Tony Blair has announced he intends to sign the so-called 'People's Petition' - thus generating more publicity for the pro-vivisection cause. read more

  • Charity help plea

    SIR - As RNIB community fundraising manager I am looking for volunteers to join my existing team in Yorkshire. read more

  • Cruelty common

    SIR - The shocking story (T&A, May 10) about dogs being set on to people's pet cats is sadly not an isolated case. read more

  • Let them go free

    SIR - Re Alec Suchi's letter (T&A, May 6). Why should it bother him so much about pensioners travelling for free on the buses? read more

  • Can we believe it?

    SIR - Are we really expected to believe that Blair will change human rights legislation that would harm his wife's main source of income? read more

  • Heavens above!

    SIR - The gospel according to Eric Daynes (T&A, May 10) seems to suggest that the power and the glory of our oppressive government may extend even into the hereafter: the very gates of Heaven will bear a "No Smoking" sign. read more

  • Just like a seaside resort!

    SIR - What a fantastic picture of an artist's impression of the canal basin in the proposed Bradford Channel development (T&A, May 8). read more

  • Just a PR exercise

    SIR - For anyone thinking of visiting the 'exhibition' of the New Victoria/Odeon alternatives, my advice is don't bother. read more

  • Parents should value our schools

    SIR - Regarding the headlines about the number of school days missed by Bradford teachers suffering from stress (T&A, May 15). This is not a surprise. read more

  • Game with a serious message

    There are many responsibilities which come with citizenship, whatever age we are. Unfortunately there are some people, adults and children alike, who fail to embrace those responsibilities or even in many cases to understand what they are. As a result their contribution to the community is likely to be a negative rather than positive one. read more

  • Fees threat to lives made richer by art

    University lecturers and under-graduates in some universities may be at odds over pay increases demanded by the former, but in humbler further education institutions anxiety of a different kind is uniting students and their tutors. read more

  • Movie monster master visits the city

    When Ray Harryhausen first began to sketch the fantastic creatures he would later bring to jerky stop-motion life as one of the pioneers of movie animation, he never dreamed that one day he would be sitting in the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford, surrounded by more than half a century of celluloid history. read more

  • Man loses his fingers in timber yard horror

    A worker has suffered a horrific hand injury at a timber yard. read more

  • Young engineers get in gear

    The family who put Bradford on the automotive map have given scholarships to engineering students to help them drive their careers forward. read more

  • Pupils in 'respect' zones

    A computer game aimed at turning teenagers into model citizens was launched by police yesterday. read more

  • NHS pledge to staff

    Healthcare workers have been guaranteed a role until June next year in the wake of a shake-up which will see the number of primary care trusts in the district cut from four to one. read more

  • Construction firms make jobs pledge

    Global companies involved in two of Bradford's biggest development projects have pledged to give sub-contracts to the district's firms wherever possible. read more

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