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UPDATE: Unemployment continues to fall in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: INTERVENTION: Jobcentre Plus relationship manager for Bradford, Sue Webster

5:30pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Bradford fell by almost 600 last month, according to the latest figures.

VIDEO: Project to help Bradford people into work has its 1,000th success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Melissa Parkin who has used the council's Get Bradford Working Scheme and applied for and got an Apprenticeship scheme to work with Westfield

2:43pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound employment and skills programme run by Bradford Council has reached an important milestone after placing 1,000 people in work.

Watchdog warns Bradford schools' performance is worsening

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:03am Thursday 11th December 2014

MORE than half of secondary pupils and a quarter of primary pupils in the district are studying at schools that are judged to be not good enough, the country's education watchdog has revealed.

Conference to be held to help child sex victims 'find their voice'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council's Councillor Ralph Berry, the executive member for children and young people's services

6:32am Wednesday 10th December 2014

AN EVENT will be held next week in a bid to help victims of child sexual exploitation find their voices.

Struggling Bradford secondary school needs to borrow up to £3m to secure future

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Head of Belle Vue Boys, Colin Willsher, outside the school.

11:18am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A STRUGGLING Bradford secondary school could need up to £3 million over the next seven academic years to secure an immediate improvement in standards and its future financial viability, a new report reveals.

Action group formed to fight care homes decision

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anchor's Springfield Care Home in Western Way, Bradford

6:07pm Friday 5th December 2014

AN ACTION group has been set up to fight a decision to withdraw nursing care at two Anchor care homes in Bradford, leaving 58 elderly residents needing to find somewhere else to live.

UNESCO expands City of Film network

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Welcoming the UNESCO announcement at the Galway Film Centre's Annual Film and Television Seminar are (from left), Declan Gibbons of Galway Film Centre, Galway City Council senior executive officer for culture Patricia Philbin, Mayor of Galway Cllr Donal L

7:02am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

AN EXPANSION to the City of Film network has been welcomed in Bradford, which was granted the first such UNESCO designation five years ago.

Traders and shoppers welcome new free wi-fi scheme at Kirkgate Market

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: LOGGED-ON: A shopper tries out the new wi-fi at Kirkgate Market

6:04am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

KIRKGATE Market has become the first Council-run indoor market to offer stall holders and customers free wi-fi.

Village primary will never cope with demand for places, former head teacher warns

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Allan Mirfield

11:50am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A LOCAL historian and former head teacher believes his old school will never be able to accommodate all children living in Eldwick as well as some from Gilstead, despite expansion and an ongoing consultation on its admission policy.

Consultation held over admissions criteria for over-subscribed Bingley primary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eldwick Primary School

6:05am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A CONSULTATION is being held about the admissions criteria for places at one of the most oversubscribed primaries in the district.

NHS staff in Bradford stage four-hour walk out in national strike

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The picket line outside Bradford Royal Infirmary

5:01pm Monday 24th November 2014

NHS staff in Bradford, including nurses, paramedics, midwives and radiographers, staged a four hour walk out today as part of a national strike over pay.

REVIEW: Action-packed children's show is a big hit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sam, four, and Jessica, six meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii, from the Octonauts at the Parade in Swindon

12:35pm Thursday 20th November 2014

IT CERTAINLY was a thrill-a-minute, musical, interactive stage show that greeted us at St George’s Hall yesterday afternoon.

New 'room with a view' cafe opens in prime city centre location

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Saira Jabeen and Zulfi Hussain at The Pavilion Cafe by the Mirror Pool in City Park

5:58am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A NEW business has opened its doors in Bradford, with an unrivalled view and location, according to owner entrepreneur Zulfi Hussain.

Pioneering service is helping to reduce hospital admissions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SUPPORT: Shelley Marshall (centre), with Francesa Hill (left) and Gez Barrett

6:32am Tuesday 18th November 2014

A GROUND-BREAKING service in Bradford which provides people leaving hospital with the support they need is already preventing readmissions.

Eye operation has unexpected benefits for Bingley pensioner

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Christine Willey

10:03am Saturday 15th November 2014

A BINGLEY woman who underwent surgery to correct her vision and remove cataracts has been left with a positive side effect of the post-op eye drops - a dramatic improvement in her arthritis.

Anger as changes at two Bradford care homes leave 58 elderly residents looking for somewhere to live

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Springfield care home in Western Way, Buttershaw

5:32am Saturday 15th November 2014

DOZENS of elderly residents have been left needing to find somewhere else to live after not-for-profit provider Anchor announced it will no longer offer nursing care at two of its Bradford care homes.

Bradford hospitals to trial new scheme to improve patient safety

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr Robin Jeffrey

6:03am Thursday 13th November 2014

BRADFORD hospitals are taking part in a national pilot scheme to highlight gaps in safety and improve patients' care.

Readings held of entries in T&A's World War One children's poetry competition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: READINGS: Pupils of the Stage 84 school read a selection of the entries in the Telegraph & Argus World War One children's poetry competition at the Kirkgate shopping centre

12:01pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A SELECTION of poems entered into the Telegraph & Argus World War One children's poetry competition have been read out by pupils from the Stage 84 school of performing arts at a special event at the city's Kirkgate shopping centre.

Design for 1920 First World War memorial is found in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Taylor with the plans he has discovered for a war memorial at St John's Church

12:43pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

A BRADFORD man has uncovered the design for a church war memorial drawn up in 1920 to honour those who died for their country in the First World War.

Family's warning after pet rabbits and guinea pigs are 'stolen and killed' in hutch crowbar attack

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Katy Hughes and daughter Iris Rubery are devastated after finding their four rabbits stolen and two guinea pigs killed. Rabbit Twinkle is in the picture

12:42pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

ANIMAL owners are being warned to be extra vigilant after family pets were killed and stolen.

VIDEO: Bradford falls silent to pay respects to the district's war dead

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:08pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

VETERANS, civic dignitaries and members of the public gathered to pay their respects to the district's war dead at the Cenotaph in Bradford today.

T&A Christmas Star Appeal is launched in aid of Lord Mayor's Appeal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Mike Gibbons, with the Christmas Star for Valerie Binney

5:51am Thursday 6th November 2014

PAY tribute to someone special in your lives by taking part in the 2014 Telegraph & Argus Christmas Star Appeal, which begins today.

Bradford named among country's worst places for 'crash for cash' insurance claims

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford East MP David Ward

12:04am Thursday 6th November 2014

BRADFORD is named as one of the top ten worst places in the country for "crash for cash" - accidents staged deliberately to claim injury compensation, according to figures revealed today.

Arson-hit cafe and restaurant set to reopen this week

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Smorgasbord Coffee Bar owner Arif Mehmood outside his business

5:14am Tuesday 4th November 2014

A NEWLY-expanded cafe and restaurant, which had to delay its re-opening after an arson attack, is set to open its doors again later this week.

Man in court charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Keighley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PROBE: Police activity in Chapel Lane, Keighley, where two 23-year-old men were stabbed

5:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN appeared before magistrates yesterday to answer murder charges in connection with a fatal stabbing at the weekend.

Arson attack delays £200,000 cafe re-opening

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Smorgasbord Coffee Bar owner Arif Mehmood outside his business

4:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CITY centre cafe and restaurant which has just undergone a £200,000 makeover has been targeted by arsonists.

Man who applied for £100,000 grant on behalf of Mumtaz Food Products accused of fraud by misrepresentation

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mumtaz Headquarters, Legrams Lane

6:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE "driving force" behind the Mumtaz brand has gone on trial accused of fraudulently attempting to claim a £100,000 business grant from the Government to get a new £5m food factory and headquarters development off the ground.

People encouraged to show their bikes some love during the Bradford Big Bike Revival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sadia Ahmed fixing a bike at Bikery Enterprise hub in Wibsey

7:20am Monday 27th October 2014

AN EVENT will be held in Shipley this week to encourage people to show their bikes some love.

Pub plan unveiled for listed building in Bradford city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A view of North Parade, with Table Decor on the immediate right of the picture

7:21am Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS have been submitted to turn a listed building in Bradford into a quality pub and eatery in an area of the city that is fast becoming a quarter for independent traders.

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.

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.

Students at Bradford school look for solutions for the planet in new project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SHEQ advisor for Balfour Beatty Rail Amy Moore, science teacher, Kristina Fielding with pupils, Taqi Ali and Creddy Taylor, at Grange Technology College with some of the work being done at the Solutions for Planet event

7:25am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STUDENTS at a Bradford school have been looking for Solutions for the Planet as part of a special project.

Rail company's £7.8m investment on track to deliver service improvements between Bradford and London

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard McClean, managing director of Grand Central rail, talks to members of the public at the Great Victoria Hotel in Bradford during a stakeholder event

5:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PASSENGERS on Grand Central's Bradford to London services will start seeing changes in the new year as the firm begins a £7.8m investment programme by revamping its trains and stations.

Award-winning Saltaire garden featured horse sculpture

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Vicki Burdall and son Charley with their dog Cassy in the winning garden as part of the Saltaire Open Gardens Trail

3:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE winning garden in this year's Saltaire Open Gardens Trail was praised for creating “a relaxing and welcoming space” with a “clever use of found and recycled materials”.

Researchers' work to measure tranquility could help settle planning rows

6:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

ACADEMICS at the University of Bradford have pioneered a technique to measure how much damage new construction projects would do to the tranquility of the surrounding area.

Alcohol-related hospital admissions leaves district with £27m annual hangover

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alcohol Concern chief executive Jackie Ballard

12:03am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE number of alcohol-related hospital admissions was more than 95,000 in Bradford - almost 30,000 more than the average figure for the region - and the cost of treating alcohol problems reached £27 million, according to new data released today.

Four plots of land in district set to go up for auction

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Experts fail to agree on flooding risk of new houses

11:26am Tuesday 14th October 2014

FOUR plots of land currently owned by Bradford Council are to go under the hammer later this month at an auction being held in Leeds.

Lucky Bradford man scoops £25,000 in People's Postcode Lottery draw

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Raymond Gill is handed a cheque for £25,000 after winning the People’s Postcode Lottery by presenter Judie McCourt

6:05am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A LUCKY Bradford man has scooped £25,000 as a winner in the People's Postcode Lottery draw, after signing up to the charity lottery three months ago.

Blood donor session at Shelf Village Hall

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More blood donation clinics to boost stocks

3:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

A BLOOD donor session is to take place at Shelf Village Hall on Tuesday, October 21.

Sea cadet from Bradford achieves advanced seamanship qualification

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sea Cadet Rebecca Taylor, 14, from Wyke in Bradford, has achieved a challenging seamanship qualification

1:56pm Monday 13th October 2014

A 14-YEAR-old sea cadet from Bradford has achieved the challenging advanced seamanship qualification, which only 12 out of 14,000 cadets have passed so far this year.

Bradford debt charity workers take part in 'Week Without' challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chris Brown is to sleep in his car for debt charity Christians Against Poverty's Week Without challenge

5:16am Monday 13th October 2014

EMPLOYEES at Bradford-based Christians Against Poverty have signed up for the debt charity's Week Without challenge in a bid to identify with some of the poorest people they help.

Family's bid to raise awareness of genetic behavioural condition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Liz, Sam, Jon and Ben Robinson on holiday in Skye earlier this year

5:28am Friday 10th October 2014

THE mother of two teenagers with learning difficulties caused by a genetic condition is supporting a continent-wide awareness drive.

Plans unveiled for better facilities at inner city cricket ground

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: AMBITION: Nasa Hussain, left, who manages the ground, with Mohammed Shakeel, centre, and Mohammed Shaukat

7:38am Thursday 9th October 2014

A CRICKET ground created in inner city Bradford is to expand its facilities if planning permission is granted for a £25,000 building to house a tea room and store.

Charity wants to restore derelict cemetery chapel as demolition threat eases

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joseph Maxwell (right) and Shazad Hamed from Despencers Charitable Trust stand next to Bowling Cemetery chapel, which they hope to develop

6:41am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CHARITY wants to save a derelict cemetery chapel from possible demolition and restore it as its headquarters.

Education the key to dental health

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:18am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A SMALL piece of cheese eaten before sweets or cakes can help protect your teeth against sugar for an hour. A simple trick that Haworth dentist Tony Kilcoyne has been telling his patients about for decades.

Controversial plan to knock down listed chapel is withdrawn by Bradford Council

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Roman Catholic chapel at Bowling Cemetery

6:56am Saturday 4th October 2014

A PROPOSAL to knock down a derelict cemetery chapel has been withdrawn by Bradford Council after the authority revealed it had received interest in the Grade II-listed building.

Wedding fundraising event to help cancer-hit couple

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Zombies to pack shopping in Otley supermarket fundraiser

2:11pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A FUNDRAISING event is being held tomorrow to help a couple pay for their wedding after the groom-to-be was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Brace-wearing recruit has his Navy dream shattered at eleventh hour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DREAM DASHED: Harley-Joe Steele said he was devastated at the Royal Navy ruling

9:53am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A FIGHTING-FIT Bradford teenager whose dream is to join the Royal Navy has been knocked back at his final medical only because he wears braces on his teeth.

Motorists benefit from supermarkets fuel price war

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thomas Crompton

6:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

MOTORISTS are to benefit from the latest supermarket fuel price wars with first Sainsbury's then Tesco slashing the price of unleaded petrol and diesel by up to five pence a litre.

Record number of children adopted in Yorkshire - but Bradford figure remains static

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Education secretary Nicky Morgan

5:36am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A RECORD number of children have been adopted in Yorkshire and the Humber in the last 12 months.

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