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The great poppadom challenge a boost for capital of curry bid

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:16am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IT WAS a record-making challenge where table manners were definitely not required.

Study by Bradford debt charity reveals impact of fuel poverty on poorest families

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:26pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE impact of fuel poverty on the poorest households is today laid bare in new research from a Bradford-based debt charity.

BMX club mounts fundraising appeal to improve Bradford track

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: APPEAL: Members of the Bradford Bandits BMX club who are appealing for help to bring their track up to scratch, are (back from left), Martin Ogden, and Chris Brant, and (front from left),  Jordan Mullock, Rocco Brant and Ellis Burgess

9:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

MEMBERS of the Bradford Bandits BMX racing club are appealing for help to bring their track up to scratch.

Calls will change to meet demand as Bradford phone numbers run out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:05am Thursday 11th September 2014

NEW phone numbers are expected to run out in Bradford within 12 months, such is the demand in the city.

Hundreds attend open day to see what's on offer for district's disabled people

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: OPEN Day: Fiona Page, of Airedale Hospital, wears a blindfold as she is led by guide dog Nisa with the help of Sarah Gill

3:21pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN award-winning annual event for people with disabilities in the district kicked off today with wheelchair tag rugby as well as a chance to try out blind cricket and tennis.

VIDEO: Bradford employment scheme creates milestone 400th job

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ashley Huddleston is the 400th person to gain a placement through the Employment Opportunities Fund

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A JOB creation programme providing a bridge into work for unemployed people in the district has reached a key milestone well ahead of target.

Controversial shisha lounge is refused planning permission for second time

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: REFUSED: Retrospective planning permission for the Al Qaza shisha lounge has been refused for the second time

5:32am Friday 5th September 2014

EXTRA off-street parking and offering to remove a mock castle facade have not been enough for a controversial Bradford shisha lounge to gain planning permission.

Call for tough action against food fraudsters is welcomed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FOOD FRAUD: Burgers are among the foods which have been found to be contaminated with horse meat

5:34pm Thursday 4th September 2014

MEASURES to prevent a recurrence of the horse meat scandal have been welcomed in the district as a Government-commissioned report recommends a national food crime prevention network with unannounced audits and a zero-tolerance approach.

VIDEO: Bingley Music Live clean-up under way

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CLEAN-UP: Workers dismantle the Bingley Music Live stage in Myrtle Park

3:22pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE clean-up and dismantling operation is well under way at Myrtle Park after the three-day Bingley Music Live festival.

Spen soldiers to be honoured at Gomersal church

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:31am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A COMMUNITY exhibition which honours the Gomersal men who fought and died in World War One will be at Gomersal Moravian Church on Fridays for the next five weeks.

Bradford woman with fear of heights to tackle 200ft bungee jump for a good cause

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kerry Stringer (right) is doing a fundraising bungee jump to help raise money for eight-year-old Shane Edwards (centre) seen with his mum Tracy Edwards (left). Shane is battling cancer for a second time and his family are raising money in the hope that he

7:34am Thursday 28th August 2014

A 48-YEAR-OLD Bradford woman, who is scared of heights, is to face her fears and tackle a 200ft bungee jump to raise cash for an eight-year-old boy who is battling cancer for a second time.

Solicitor selected by Conservatives as 2015 General Election candidate

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Imtiaz Ameen

11:05am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SOLICITOR Imtiaz Ameen has been selected by the Batley and Spen Conservative Association to be its candidate in the May 2015 General Election.

Book of diabetes-friendly recipes hoped to be novel way for Bradford to retain its Capital of Curry crown

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HOTTING UP: Backing Bradford's bid to retain its Capital of Curry title are (from left)  Sonny Khinda, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Iftikhar Hussain, Naseem Akhtar, Mohsin Khan, and Tricia Tillitson

5:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BRADFORD's bid to keep the Curry Capital of Britain title for the fourth year running is hotting up as details of this year's submission are revealed.

Police probe continues into fire tragedy which claimed life of boy, four

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SCENE: Police stand guard at the house in Sunnyhill Grove, Exley Head, Keighley

4:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a four-year-old boy following a blaze at his Keighley home.

VIDEO: Football team says matches may be cancelled due to horse droppings problem

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Aamir Sajad with his clear up kit required to get games on at Gain Lane Recreation ground

8:40pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE manager of a junior league football team in Bradford is warning he may have to cancel matches due to the state of their home pitch which is regularly littered with horse manure.

Charity event for Bradford boy battling cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shane Edwards, now eight, who is battling a brain tumour for the second time

1:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WIBSEY pub is organising a charity event next month to raise funds for an eight-year-old Bradford boy who is battling cancer for a second time.

Walkers invited to boundary walk

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MEET at Thornhill Beck Lane car park in Brighouse on Sunday, August 31, at 10.30am for a boundary walk. Organised by Calderdale Ramblers, it will be a 12 miles, circular, strenuous walk.

Family rallies round Shane, eight, as he battles cancer for second time

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FAMILY TIME: On their wedding day in June 2013, Philip and Tracy Edwards, with their sons (from left) Callum, ten, Shane and Scott, both eight, and Kyle, 12

6:32am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE parents of an eight-year-old boy who is battling cancer for a second time have vowed not to give up their fight and are now fundraising in the hope experimental treatment can save him.

Rail ticket hikes spark concern among Bradford passengers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A train service bound for Leeds departs from Bradford Interchange

12:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

CONCERNS have been raised in Bradford after it emerged that rail passengers will face average season ticket price rises of 3.5 per cent in January following the announcement of the latest inflation figures.

VIDEO: Community arts project awarded Lottery grant of almost £200,000 to help mental wellbeing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COMMUNITY arts project in Bradford is today celebrating after being awarded almost £200,000 in Lottery funding which will enable it to start a new scheme aimed at improving mental well-being.

District's hidden gems included in South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Walkers taking part in the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2012, Nordic Walking at Scammonden Reservoir. PICTURE: Pennine Prospects

5:34pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE hidden gems of Bradford's landscape have been included in the 2014 South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival this September.

Will free school meals plan be a real boost for pupils in Bradford?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PARENTAL PERMISSION OBTAINED. Generic picture of pupils enjoying school dinners at a Primary School in Cambridgeshire. (8863973)

4:28pm Monday 4th August 2014

IN a few weeks all infant pupils could be tucking in to free school meals regardless of their parents' income in a change that is intended to boost educational attainment.

Boost for broadband speeds as 97 per cent of region's homes set to go superfast in £24m project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Residents of Burley, which had superfast broadband installed in 2012. The celebrations are set to spread across the district as the programme is expanded

5:42pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A PLAN to equip 97 per cent of homes and businesses across the region with the kind of broadband speeds that will mean faster downloads and online streaming is underway.

Bradford sisters-in-law to shave heads for cancer chaity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Liz Tyler, right, and Vicki Helstrip

9:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A woman who lost her mother to breast cancer just weeks before she was diagnosed with the same illness is to shave her head in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Bradford street party's ‘Ditch the car’ message

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cycle stunt show performer Rob Poyser shows off his skills at the Active Travel Street Party

6:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

A street party encouraging Bradford students to get active and travel by foot, bike or public transport, got under way yesterday.

Bradford children make a stand on health benefits

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils learn on the innovative sit-stand desks

5:06pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Pupils at a Bradford primary school are taking part in an innovative study aimed at improving their health by standing up at their desks rather than sitting down all day.

Respect take action over 'malicious' fake Twitter account

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford West MP George Galloway

6:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014

Respect are taking action over a fake Twitter feed claiming to be run by the party from which offensive comments were posted online in a spat with other users of the social networking site.

Bradford Boys Brigades are growing strongly!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pictured are members of the 26th Bradford group with new uniforms.

9:00am Saturday 3rd May 2014

Two newly-formed Boys’ Brigade groups in Bradford are looking for more members.

Watchdog warns Bradford people about web scams

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Trading standards officer David Lodge

8:30am Friday 2nd May 2014

Trading Standards chiefs are warning of a surge in complaints about copycat and misleading websites that charge for help in renewing or applying for official documents which could easily be done for free.

Conference celebrates 40 years of peace studies at the University of Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Peace team playing in tomorrow’s War and Peace match

8:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014

It is 40 years since a division dedicated to peace studies education was created at the University of Bradford.

Adventure in the deep dark wood - The Gruffalo, at St George’s Hall, Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Adventure in the deep dark wood - The Gruffalo, at St George’s Hall, Bradford

8:30am Saturday 26th April 2014

The Gruffalo, at St George’s Hall, Bradford G, G, G, Gruffalo, went the song. And we were off on an adventure through the deep, dark wood, following Mouse in search of hazelnuts.

Pest-busters fight rats, cockroaches and fleas

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rats could run riot over Easter

9:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

Rats at schools and cockroaches in Council offices are among the latest cases of pest infestations at local authority premises.

Student cafe in licence row amid shisha claims

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ajmal Ali, of Hookahs cafe, with one of the electronic shisha pens being used at the venue

11:21am Thursday 24th April 2014

Environmental health officers are calling for a licence at a student cafe in Listerhills to be refused amid concerns about “further crimes” being committed on the premises.

Plans for wind turbine thrown out by councillors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Malcolm Sykes

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Councillors have turned down plans for a 34-metre wind turbine in the green belt at Thornton amid fears the number of turbines in the vicinity is turning the area into a wind farm by the back door.

Campaign launched for better toilet facilities in Lister Park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Liz Boothman, pictured at the Lister Park run this weekend, who is

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A petition to ensure hundreds of early-morning runners in Lister Park, Bradford, are able to spend a penny is gathering pace.

VIDEO: Damaged railings on Thornbury roundabout are a cause for concern

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Ghazanfer Khaliq is pictured with a damaged fence on Thornbury roundabout

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A councillor is demanding action over safety railings at a busy Bradford roundabout some of which have gone missing or been damaged.

Planning setback for Bradford shisha lounge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City Hall where the Council is owed £27m in unpaid council tax

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A bid to make a controversial Bradford shisha lounge designed as a mock castle ‘entirely legitimate” has suffered a setback after the refusal of planning permission.

Study reveals prospects for job creation in district

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mike Cowlam

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A new report reveals that the workforce in the Bradford district is expected to increase by 18,200 in the next seven years – while the number of jobs is expected to grow by 16,000 up to 2020.

‘Permits scheme is to blame for fly-tipping rise'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The clamp down hopes to prevent fly tipping

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Councillors in a neighbouring authority are blaming Bradford Council for an increase in fly-tipping following the introduction of permits at all household tips in the district last year.

Man behind Buckwood Animal Sanctuary found dead at home surrounded by his dogs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alan Littlewood at Buckwood Animal Sanctuary

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The man behind Buckwood Animal Sanctuary in Bradford was found dead at his home surrounded by his dogs.

Council sinks gritting cash into potholes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Council is to spend £825,000 on fixing roads, including £250,000 saved on gritting

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

An extra £250,000 will be spent on pothole repairs across the Bradford district this year as it emerged that money saved on gritting due to the mild winter will now go towards bringing damaged roads up to scratch.

Free school bus travel to be scrapped for many Bradford pupils - new passes will cost up to £370

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A school bus outside St Bede’s Catholic School, Heaton

3:13pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Cuts to free school transport are to be made from next year but Bradford Council’s executive has pledged to look into ways of reducing the cost of a school bus pass to help those affected by the changes.

Bolling Hall Museum library celebrates successful first year

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Librarian Dara Muranka  getting ready for the opening of the library at Bolling Hall last year

12:48pm Friday 4th April 2014

Visitors to one of the district’s newest public libraries have helped numbers at the museum in which it is housed jump by 20 per cent in its first year of opening.

Heckmondwike animal park put up for sale for £1.3m

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amy Davidson with Gordon the gopher

9:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Heckmondwike rare breeds farm Ponderosa has been put up for sale with a price tag of £1.3 million.

Higher education brings £5 billion a year to Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Professor Brian Cantor

7:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Higher education institutions in the region, including Bradford University, generated more than £5 billion in economic impact during a one-year period, according to figures published today.

Bradford Council scraps couple's fine over bus lane use after T&A intervenes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council, City Hall

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A couple who were caught out by strict bus lane cameras after pulling over to let an ambulance pass have had their fine cancelled, after their case was taken up by the Telegraph & Argus.

Councillor: 20mph zones ‘must be well enforced’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Val Slater

8:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Enforcement is the key to 20mph zones being effective in making roads safer around schools and on residential streets, according to Bradford Council transport bosses.

VIDEO: Off-road bike gangs 'out of control' warn residents

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A still from footage taken by a reader of a motorbike being ridden dangerously along Albion Rd, Idle, Bradford

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Residents are calling for more action to halt the plague of gangs using off-road motorbikes on streets in parts of Bradford – a situation they say is spiralling out of control.

Councillors agree £1 deal for former Odeon and Tyrls sites

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Odeon cinema in Bradford

7:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013

Senior Bradford councillors have taken the next step in securing the future of two key city centre sites, by agreeing to take on the former Odeon and the old Tyrls police station for £1 each.

Decision due for Bradford bazaar proposals

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Palace in City Road

11:00am Tuesday 12th March 2013

An application to create a bazaar selling Asian goods at a wedding and function hall in Bradford looks set to be refused later this week.

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