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Thornton in Bloom goes for gold in memory of Val Binney

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: At the Yorkshire in Bloom judging are, from left, Steve Stanworth, Yorkshire in Bloom judge Mike Waddington, Thornton in Bloom member Lynda Deeney, owner of the Ring O' Bells Anne Preston, and judge Lee Senior

8:02am Friday 17th April 2015

MEMBERS of Thornton in Bloom have vowed to dig deep in memory of their former chairman, long-serving former councillor Valerie Binney, who died last summer, in a bid to improve on last year's silver award.

More than 1,100 Bradford pupils fail to get first-choice primary school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Demand for places outstrips supply at some Bradford primary schools

3:55pm Thursday 16th April 2015

MORE than 1,100 children across the Bradford district will not be going to their first-choice primary school this September.

Thousands risk falling into Council Tax arrears as relief system branded unsustainable

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor David Green

4:32am Tuesday 14th April 2015

NEARLY 11,000 people claiming a reduction in their council tax bill risk falling into arrears as the way they pay is not sustainable in the long term, a Bradford Council report warns.

Moves made to acquire last of land needed for Low Moor railway station

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ON TRACK: An artist's impression of the new station at Low Moor

7:22am Friday 10th April 2015

MOVES have been made to compulsory purchase a key piece of land for a new railway station at Low Moor in Bradford.

Why did the bus stop cross the road? Confusion caused by sign blunder

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The confusing bus signs in Town Lane, Idle

7:32am Thursday 9th April 2015

Residents have complained to Bradford Council after a bus stop sign attached to a lamp post was removed when the redundant street light was taken down, then reinstated on the wrong side of the road.

Tough new legislation could be used to crack down on problems blighting Bradford city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Inspector Andy Gallant in Centenary Square

4:37am Tuesday 7th April 2015

TOUGH new legislation could be used to crack down on the blight of anti-social behaviour in Bradford city centre, giving both Council wardens and police officers powers to deal with nuisance behaviour more effectively.

Funding boost for Keighley and Cowling churches

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Cowling

5:32am Sunday 5th April 2015

CHURCHES in Keighley and Cowling are among more than half a dozen across the district to be awarded cash for vital repairs.

Pubs and youth centres among 34 Bradford buildings granted community asset status - but is their future as safe as it seems?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradnet chief executive Asif Hussain outside the former Bradford Register Office

11:24am Saturday 4th April 2015

Pubs, youth centres, a cricket club and a library are among more than 30 buildings across the Bradford district to be granted community asset status.

Brothers who have been battling cancer at same time expected to return to school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Philip and Tracy Edwards at their 2013 wedding with (from left) sons Callum, Shane, Scott and Kyle

4:16am Saturday 4th April 2015

TWO brothers who have been battling cancer at the same time look set to return to school after the Easter holidays.

Bradford retirees warned of pension pot frauds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Lodge, head of West Yorkshire Trading Standards

6:03am Thursday 2nd April 2015

OLDER people in Bradford are being warned that this month's pensions changes could give fraudsters more opportunities to prey on vulnerable people who have accessed their retirement cash early.

STRONG WINDS: Flight cancellations at Leeds Bradford Airport

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Passengers at Leeds-Bradford Airport today

10:14am Tuesday 31st March 2015

SOME flights have been cancelled at Leeds Bradford Airport this morning due to high winds.

Council faces new crisis in home care

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amir Hussain

5:30am Saturday 28th March 2015

A BITTER row over fees has left one private firm pulling out of Bradford Council home care contracts and two more refusing to take on new referrals.

Funding boost for historic churches

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Reverend Canon Ralph Crowe at St Chad's Church

6:05am Friday 27th March 2015

A NUMBER of churches across the Bradford district have received a funding boost to help pay for essential repair work.

Council prioritises demolition of derelict shops at Four Lane Ends

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shirley Potter who lives near a row of derelict shops at Four Lane Ends, Bradford

8:04am Thursday 26th March 2015

THE demolition of a row of derelict shops on a busy Bradford junction is to be prioritised after the project is separated from another nearby scheme which requires one more privately-owned building to be bought up by the Council first.

Organisers of charity ball delighted by support after thieves stole bottles of fizz

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:50am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A GROUP of women organising a charity masquerade ball for Marie Curie have been overwhelmed by the support and donations they have received since thieves stole bottles of fizz they had bought for the event.

Calls for groups to follow in footsteps of Gareth Malone and get singing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Festival Choral Society rehearsing for an event it has organised for June

6:02am Monday 23rd March 2015

BRADFORD Festival Choral Society is calling on local choirs and singing groups to join it in a special event as part of this year's Bradford Festival.

Alleged intimidation of Labour's Bradford West candidate reported to police

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Naz Shah

6:19pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

POLICE are investigating reports of intimidation of Labour's Bradford West parliamentary candidate and one of her supporters.

Five arrested after brawl outside hairdressers salon

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Five arrested after brawl outside hairdressers salon

10:30am Wednesday 18th March 2015

FIVE people have been arrested after a brawl outside a newly-opened city centre hair salon.

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2015: Excitement builds as Bradford prepares for sun phenomenon

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4:42pm Monday 16th March 2015

A PARTIAL solar eclipse could be visible in the skies above Bradford on Friday morning, but experts are warning people wanting to watch the phenomenon to play it safe.

Winning entry in Bradford Beck poetry competition announced

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Winning entry in Bradford Beck poetry competition announced

3:55am Monday 16th March 2015

THE winning entry to a poetry competition that will mark the route of Bradford's buried beck has been unveiled.

Community library set to reopen after four-month closure for refurbishment

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor, Howard Middleton, outside Eccleshill Library

4:55am Friday 13th March 2015

A COMMUNITY library which has been closed for four months for maintenance and refurbishment work is set to reopen by the end of this month.

VIDEO: Bradford City fans queue overnight for FA Cup replay tickets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City fans waiting at Valley Parade for tickets to the Reading FA cup match

11:16am Thursday 12th March 2015

Dozens of Bradford City fans queued overnight to ensure they could get their hands on sought-after tickets for the team's FA Cup replay, which went on sale more widely at 10am this morning.

Scheme to ease pressure on GP surgeries now running across Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Scheme to ease pressure on GP surgeries now running across Bradford

6:03am Thursday 12th March 2015

A SCHEME designed to ease the pressure on GP appointments is now operating right across Bradford, with the vast majority of pharmacies in the district taking part.

Family hopes for good news as second son awaits test results

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FIGHT: Left, brothers Callum (left), 11, and Shane Edwards, nine, who are both battling cancer. Right, Callum

6:02am Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE mother of two sons battling cancer at the same time is hoping for good news from doctors today.

Bradford safeguarding boss removed from role in employment wrangle

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City Hall

6:00am Wednesday 11th March 2015

A WOMAN who heads Bradford's Safeguarding Children Board has been removed from the role after it emerged she had been sacked from her main job with Leicester City Council.

VIDEO: TV antiques dealer speaks of 'terrifying' moment armed raiders hit Bradford shop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tim Hogarth with the safe at his James Street shop which needed to be broken into after armed robbers took a cash box containing £4,000 and the key to the safe

5:29am Tuesday 10th March 2015

TV ANTIQUES dealer Tim Hogarth has spoken of the "terrifying" moment one of his Bradford shops was hit by armed raiders, who made off with thousands of pounds in cash.

Dog owner's scam warning after he pays for return of missing pet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HOME AGAIN: Matthew Butler and Zoe Douthwaite with their chocolate labrador Charlie

6:32am Monday 9th March 2015

A dog owner, who has been reunited with his pet which went missing for a week, is warning others as he believes he could have been tricked into handing over £100 for the animal's safe return.

Children in care praised for their fundraising drive

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: With some of the tools given to the project at Meadowlea children's home, Menston, are, (from left), Quentin Mackenzie, of Menston in Bloom, Kier Brook and Ben Barraclough, of Wickes, and Andrew Musgrave, a senior staff member at Meadowlea

8:02am Friday 6th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS and staff at a children's home in Menston are fundraising for two different organisations by helping to build bird tables and feeders which will be put on sale.

Allotment holder banned from keeping animals after RSPCA found dying dog in shed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dillon, the 14-year-old cross breed, was found emaciated and dehydrated in an allotment shed in Baildon by RSPCA inspectors on Christmas Eve

1:38pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A MAN has been banned from keeping animals after his elderly pet dog was found so dehydrated vets believed it was 36 hours away from death.

Thieves plunder bottles of fizz meant for charity fundraiser

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The fundraisers, (back, from left) Mary Sykes, Eileen Slater, Lesley Gough, Paula Emery, and, (front, from left),  Janette Varley, Josie Dunne, Rhiannon Menic

8:02am Wednesday 4th March 2015

CALLOUS thieves have stolen bottles of fizz destined for a charity masquerade ball being organised by a group of women to raise funds for the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford.

Bradford selected for cycle safety campaign as injuries rise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The number of accidents in which cyclists are injured is rising in Bradford

5:02pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A POSTER campaign aimed at improving safety for cyclists has been extended to Bradford as the number of injury accidents rise.

Car wash plan refused amid road safety fears

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:29pm Monday 2nd March 2015

PLANS to create a car wash at a former car insurance sales office in the Bowling and Barkerend ward have been turned down by Bradford Council planners.

Protest held in Bradford over impact of work capability assessments on disabled people

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: People gather in Hustlergate to protest against Maximus

11:06am Monday 2nd March 2015

CAMPAIGNERS took part in a protest this morning outside the Bradford branch of Maximus in the city centre, as the firm takes on the job of assessing whether people are eligible for sickness and disability benefits.

Bradford Beck poetry competition gathers pace

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Poets encouraged to put pen to paper for Bradford Beck project

4:07am Friday 27th February 2015

A CALL for writers to pen a poem to help mark the route of Bradford's buried beck is gathering pace.

Maya gives up her locks to help children suffering with cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Maya Fieldhouse, 16, of Wibsey, holds aloft her hair which she had chopped off to donate to the Little Princess Trust

8:02am Thursday 26th February 2015

A TEENAGE girl who has lost both her grandmother and her best friend to cancer is donating her hair to help other children with cancer.

Major city centre roadworks to continue into next month

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The gas mains replacement works in Bank Street, Bradford

4:02am Thursday 26th February 2015

MAJOR roadworks to replace ageing gas mains in Bradford city centre will continue into next month.

Hundreds sign petition against funding cuts to training programme for Bradford's top young swimmers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sian Morgan training with the City of Bradford swimming club in 2010

5:34am Tuesday 24th February 2015

AN ONLINE petition against proposed funding cuts to a training programme for Bradford's top young swimmers has already gathered 750 signatures.

Joy as Wilsden man's charity builds 100th well for Tanzania community

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ray Rowan, 73, of Wilsden, who set up Yorkshire-based charity Poverty Relief Foundation to provide clean water to some of Tanzania’s poorest communities, pictured with some of the villagers he has helped

1:47pm Monday 16th February 2015

A CHARITY set up by a Wilsden man has reached a milestone as the projects' 100th well has been built in Tanzania

Poets urged to join project to show Bradford Beck's hidden route through city

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Poets encouraged to put pen to paper for Bradford Beck project

5:04am Friday 13th February 2015

WRITERS with a passion for Bradford are being asked to pen a poem to help a project aimed at sharing the hidden route of the city's buried beck.

Man inspired to train for marathon after recovering from serious leg break

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Man inspired to train for marathon after recovering from serious leg break

5:04am Friday 13th February 2015

A MAN who is slowly losing his sight has been inspired to run the London Marathon after undergoing months of physiotherapy to help him recover from a badly broken leg.

Warning bells sound as spending on agency nurses soars

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nicola Lees, deputy chief executive and director of nursing at Bradford District Care Trust

4:53am Thursday 12th February 2015

SPENDING on agency nurses by two local health trusts has doubled due to a “payday loan attitudes towards workforce planning”, a report has warned.

Bradford team performs first cochlear implant operations in Malawi

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HELP: Above, Richard Mohammed (centre), 16, with Joyce Chapotera (front), nine, and (from left)  audiology officer Mwanaisha Phiri, Richard’s mother Alima Lachisanu, African Bible College audiologist Rebecca Bartlet and Joyce’s mother Cecelia Chapoter

6:02pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

SPECIALISTS at Bradford Royal Infirmary have performed the first cochlear implant surgery in Malawi, helping two deaf children to hear in what is a life-changing operation.

Commonweath Games swimmer from Bradford 'would not have succeeded' without Council's under-threat elite swimming programme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sian Morgan training with the City of Bradford swimming club in 2010

5:51am Tuesday 10th February 2015

COMMONWEATH Games swimmer Sian Morgan has spoken of how Bradford Council's elite swimming programme provided her with the skills to compete at the highest level.

Warning bells sound as spending on agency nurses soars

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The cost of using agency nurses is soaring

5:32am Friday 6th February 2015

SPENDING on agency nurses by health trusts in the Bradford district has soared by more than a quarter due to "payday loan attitude towards workforce planning", a report has warned.

Funding threat to elite swimming club which helped Olympians from district

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil Barker Bradford Councils Assistant Director for sport and leisure

5:22am Friday 6th February 2015

AN ELITE swimming programme which has helped train Olympians from the district is under threat in its current form as Bradford Council looks to reduce the funding to the development scheme.

Three groups bid to take over neglected cemetery chapel in Bowling

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

5:03am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

THREE organisations are interested in taking over a crime hotspot derelict chapel which was threatened with being knocked down.

Family's heartache as second son diagnosed with cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tracy and Philip Edwards with, from left, sons Callum, Shane, Scott and Kyle

6:02am Monday 2nd February 2015

A MOTHER whose miracle son recently got the all-clear from cancer has spoken of the gut-wrenching moment doctors told her another of her sons had leukaemia.

VIDEO: How snow and ice brought disruption to Bradford's roads and schools

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Volkswagen Golf which overturned in icy conditions at the top of Park Road, Bingley

4:56am Friday 30th January 2015

A TOTAL of 125 schools were forced to close yesterday, as snow caused disruption on the roads and delays to services across the Bradford district.

Bradford Council supports use of identity cards in bid to tackle electoral fraud

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City Solicitor Suzan Hemingway is to be interim chief executive of Bradford Council

5:46am Thursday 29th January 2015

BRADFORD Council is supporting the introduction of identity cards at polling stations to help combat electoral fraud.

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.

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