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Permission sought to build more affordable homes in Ravenscliffe

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The site in Ravenscliffe where Incommunities is seeking permission to build homes

7:52am Wednesday 28th January 2015

SOCIAL housing landlord Incommunities is set to build almost 350 homes across the district in the next three years as part of a commitment to creating more affordable homes.

VIDEO: Candles lit to remember Holocaust victims and survivors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Denise Poole, Chaplain to the Bishop of Bradford and Macey Broadbent from St John's Primary School light a candle

3:14pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

CANDLES were lit at a special ceremony in Bradford today to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Allegations about candidate selection in Keighley at centre of row between Ukip and Amjad Bashir

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amjad Bashir

5:31am Tuesday 27th January 2015

ALLEGATIONS of interference in Ukip candidate selection in Keighley are at the centre of a continuing row between Bradford businessman Amjad Bashir and his former party.

Closure-threatened charity makes appeal for funding

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Linda Gray, Jed Din (left) and Akhtar Malik at Bradford City Centre Project 's base at Oak Villas, Manningham

5:36am Monday 26th January 2015

A LONG-established Bradford charity which supports homeless young people across the district is appealing for funding to help protect its future which could be in jeopardy.

Victims and survivors of genocides to be remembered at special Bradford ceremony

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Candles being lit at last year's Holocaust Memorial Service in City Hall

5:16am Monday 26th January 2015

VICTIMS and survivors of the holocaust and other genocides will be remembered at a special ceremony organised by Bradford Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Liquidator lodges challenge over theatre's community asset status

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The New Bradford Playhouse, Little Germany.

9:32am Sunday 25th January 2015

THE status of Bradford's historic Playhouse theatre as a community asset is under review after an appeal by the liquidator which was responsible for the building.

Number of people claiming unemployment benefit falls in Bradford district - but rises in Keighley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: OPTIMISM: Diana Towler, employer and partnership manager for Bradford JobCentres, is encouraged by the fall in unemployment

2:40pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE number of people claiming unemployment benefit in the Bradford district fell last month by more than 200, according to the latest figures.

Planning decision has devastating consequences for district's open spaces, senior councillor warns

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Liberal Democrats councillors, (from left),  Alun Griffiths, Janette Sunderland and Dominic Fear who are warning that not enough land is being set aside for housing leaving green field sites vulnerable to development

4:33am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A SENIOR councillor last night warned that a decision to overturn the Council's refusal of a housing scheme on a designated urban greenspace could have devastating consequences for the district .

Bradford mosques leader demands apology over terror letter

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mohammed Rafiq Sehgal, the president of the Council for Mosques

4:38pm Monday 19th January 2015

MUSLIM leaders in Bradford have called on a key Government minister to apologise over a letter written to mosques in England urging them to do more to root out extremists and prevent young people being radicalised.

Bradford people urged to find out how to nominate land and property as community assets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonathan Crewdson of Cobbeydale regeneration. (16070381)

5:55am Saturday 17th January 2015

TWO free sessions are being held in Bradford later this month for people interested in the powers local communities have to nominate land and property as community assets.

Council pays £45,000 in compensation for damage caused by roads

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council has paid out £45,000 in compensation due to vehicles being damaged by poor road conditions

7:02am Tuesday 13th January 2015

DRIVERS and riders have been paid out a total of £45,000 in compensation by Bradford Council in the past two years for damage caused to vehicles due to road conditions.

Bradford libraries owed £795,000 in unpaid fines and missing books

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe

9:52am Monday 12th January 2015

ALMOST £680,000 worth of books haven't been return to cash-strapped Bradford libraries which are also owed £115,000 in fines.

Work begins on 'gateway' to new Broadway shopping centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Broadway is being resurfaced in preparation for the opening of the shopping centre

10:08am Friday 9th January 2015

WORK has started to improve one of the main gateways to Bradford's new shopping centre.

£1.4m 'finishing school' for potential Broadway shopping centre workers to open in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Westfield Broadway shopping centre will create 2,000 retail jobs

7:02am Friday 9th January 2015

A £1.4 MILLION retail academy is to be set up shortly to provide a "finishing school" for people looking to work in The Broadway shopping centre once it opens later this year.

City's pioneering neighbourhood restoration panels find favour with crime victims

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Burns-Williamson , the West Yorkshire  Police and Crime Commissioner

6:01am Thursday 8th January 2015

BRADFORD'S award-winning neighbourhood resolution panels are achieving a 90 per cent victim satisfaction rate and have dealt with 140 referrals since being set up in 2012.

Council acts to stem numbers of fostered children separated from siblings

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Julie Jenkins, Bradford Council's assistant director for children's specialist services

7:02pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

BRADFORD Council is drawing up a new policy in an effort to ensure that fewer children in care in the district are separated from their brothers or sisters when adopted or fostered.

Push to recycle more as Council looks to reduce waste bill

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Council is looking to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill

3:02pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

PEOPLE will be asked to recycle more as Bradford Council looks at ways to reduce the amount of rubbish the district produces and cut the annual £13 million cost of dealing with it.

Riding school postpones event

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sarah Hamilton

12:13pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

A RIDING school which helps disabled Bradford children has postponed its next charity curry night as it clashes with Bradford City's FA Cup replay against Millwall.

Bradford's City Park to feature at London exhibition showcasing urban landscape projects

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City Park

10:24am Tuesday 6th January 2015

BRADFORD'S City Park is to feature alongside the Olympic Park in a major new exhibition showcasing urban landscape projects opening in London this week.

Bradford's City Park to feature at London exhibition showcasing urban landscape projects

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City Park

5:00pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

BRADFORD’S City Park is to feature alongside the Olympic Park in a major new London exhibition showcasing urban-landscape projects.

Major restoration scheme in Saltaire to start in the next week with the felling of 30 mature trees

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: a photo montage of restoration scheme at Victoria Road, Saltaire, with smaller replacement trees, paving work and new street lighting

10:22am Tuesday 6th January 2015

A MAJOR restoration scheme in historic Saltaire will begin in the next week or so with the felling of an avenue of more than 30 mature trees in Victoria Road.

Major restoration scheme in Saltaire to start in the next week with the felling of 30 mature trees

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:31am Tuesday 6th January 2015

A MAJOR restoration scheme in historic Saltaire will begin in the next week or so with the felling of an avenue of more than 30 mature trees in Victoria Road.

Printmakers' work is on display at museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Work by Ian wrench on display as part of an exhibition on printmaking at the Bradford Industrial Museum

12:08pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

AN EXHIBITION profiling the work of a group of printmakers in West Yorkshire has gone on display in Bradford.

Bradford Council wardens attacked 450 times in three years

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A civil enforcement officer issuing a penalty charge notice in Bradford

6:10am Friday 26th December 2014

COUNCIL wardens have been subjected to more than 450 attacks in the last three years, coming under fire three times a week on average.

Bradford family to enjoy extra special Christmas after son given all-clear from cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nine-year-old Shane Edwards (in green top) with his mum Tracy, brothers Kyle, left, and Scott, in the Bradford City shirt

5:13am Wednesday 24th December 2014

A BRADFORD family are looking forward to an extra special Christmas this year after their nine-year-old son was given the all-clear from cancer after battling the disease for a second time.

Christmas joy as T&A hands out £28,000 to Bradford charities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

FIVE organisations across the Bradford district are celebrating today after receiving early Christmas presents of grants totalling almost £28,000 from the charitable arm of the Telegraph & Argus.

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.


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