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  • Jim Greenhalf joined the T&A in 1977 looking for a way out. Instead he was thrown into the middle of some of the biggest news stories in the UK - the Ripper, Ray Honeyford, the Bradford City fire, the Rushdie book burning - winning awards along the way. Perhaps he found what he was after.

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'Refugees will keep trying to escape'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:59am Thursday 23rd April 2015

HUNDREDS of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean won’t deter thousands more from trying to escape war, terror and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East.

What happened to the guitar player who left no trace after vanishing?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:23pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

IF THERE is anyone out there who knows the fate of Bradford musician Syd Vernon, there is somebody who would really like to know.

Descendants reunited

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:10pm Monday 20th April 2015

SOPHIE Shaw from the German Church in Bradford got in touch with us about a gathering of British descendants of German pork butchers that took place in Hohenlohe, to the north-east of Stuttgart last summer.

Novel that exposes perils of fanaticism

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:52am Monday 20th April 2015

STEVE Ely lives in the countryside of West Yorkshire. His back garden is large enough to have had an infestation of rats over a period of two years.

Hair issues always to the fore for football players

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City's flying winger Don Hutchings in 1976

4:40pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

AN article at the back of the April issue of the City Gent fanzine the long article by John Watmough concludes with a reference to the hairstyles of contemporary professional footballers and current football pundits such as Robbie Savage and Mark Lawrenson.

Bradford City fire disaster appeal trust fund set a template which still has impact today

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gerald Hodges, one of the three original trustees, holding a copy of the report in his Ilkley home

12:47pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

THE 30th anniversary of the 1985 Bradford City Fire Disaster should also be the occasion for recalling the organisation of the Disaster Appeal trust fund which in ten months distributed more than £3.5m to more than 300 people without any public controversy.

‘Self-made man’ rose from dire poverty to become an industrialist

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sir Isaac Holden, from, Tony Holden's biography

11:23am Wednesday 8th April 2015

SINCE retiring as one of the country's leading safety consultants, Tony Holden, great grandson of 19th century industrialist Sir Isaac Holden and radical Liberal MP, has compiled and written Sir Isaac's biography.

Dairy farmers face difficult decisions as milk quotas are scrapped

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dairy farmers face difficult decisions as milk quotas are scrapped

5:12pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

DAIRY farmers in West and North Yorkshire - nearly 600 of them altogether - will be wondering what the latest decision by the European Union is likely to mean for their future in the production of milk and other dairy products.

Protest was joined by many after ban on non-white men by new Bradford ballroom

4:47pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

IN September 1961, the glittering Mecca Locarno Ballroom opened on Manningham Lane. It was to be the venue where BBC television filmed some of its Come Dancing programmes and where in 1963 John Schlesinger filmed part of Billy Liar.

Bradford Pals to feature in new Great War book after old photos uncovered at French farmhouse

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Believed to be a Bradford Pals Photograph discovered with images of Australian troops in a French Farmhouse.

4:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

FOUR years ago, an Australian television company in Sydney, investigating the fate of Australian soldiers on the battlefields of World war 1, found in the attic of a French farmhouse a hidden store of glass plate negative photographs of Australian and British soldiers.

Undercliffe Cemetery's beauty and grandeur spelled out in historian's book

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Monuments of magnificence in the sunshine

7:31am Monday 30th March 2015

'Haunting' is not a word that should be used to describe Undercliffe Cemetery, the necropolis on the hillside that's been functioning as a burial site for 161 years.

Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge heads for Bradford Alhambra

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Michael Brandon, right, as the lawyer Alfieri

6:05pm Friday 27th March 2015

LOVE triangles involving fathers and sons and the drama of family relationships are said to be at the core of Arthur Miller's major plays such as Death of a Salesman.

Actor-turned-playwright brings seaside tale to the chippie

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Former Coronation Street star and playwright Deborah McAndrew

5:56pm Friday 27th March 2015

A fish and chip restaurant isn't the kind of place normally associated with stage plays, not even with a revival of James Hilton's Goodbye Mr Chips or Arnold Wesker's Chips With Everything.

Will crackdown prove right move to tackle Bradford's illegal traveller camps?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Travellers camped on Carrbottom Recreation Ground, Bradford.

12:22pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

TWENTY-seven years ago Bradford Council's ruling Labour Group lost power to the Conservatives because Labour councillors were seriously divided on the pressing matter of what to do about the increasing incursions of illegal travellers and the mess they left behind.

Badges tribute to Pals and City fans who joined up and died together in World War One

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jimmy Spiers, Bradford City's FA Cup winning goalscorer in 1911 and one of the players killed in World War 1

3:25pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

HISTORICAL links between the Bradford Pals and Bradford City AFC are close. Matches at Valley Parade, and at Park Avenue, were used as platforms to boost recruitment with speeches and collections.

Alhambra visitors Laurel and Hardy set to make annual cinema appearance

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:18pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

In the 1990s, West Yorkshire cinema proprietor Charles Morris started something which at the time probably he little thought would become a bit of a tradition.

How eBay purchase took Bradford Pals enthusiast on a journey into history of city regiment

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Whithorn

5:13pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

BRADFORD Pals enthusiast David Whithorn got in touch about three World War 1 medals that he spotted listed to ‘Pte A.Lee, W.Yorks Regt’ on EBay.

How David Hockney helped Bradford bounce back with campaign artwork

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hockney at work on A Bounce For Bradford in 1987.

5:37pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

DAVID Hockney's A Bounce for Bradford picture, published by the T&A in March, 1987, was designed specifically in support of the Bradford's Bouncing Back campaign, which bounced along from November 1986 to September 1988.

World War Two diary: 'We were let down in the desert and then forced to surrender'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Second World War Red Cross parcel

5:35pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

EXCERPTS of the Second World War diary of Bradford soldier George Castel, who served in North Africa with the Royal Army Service Corps until captured in 1942, have been sent to the T&A by his grandson Mark Townsend.

Chance to perform with pros in ballet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Professional principals and young dancers from the cast of the English Youth Ballet production of Coppelia

7:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

FRIDAY the 13th next month could be lucky for some young aspiring ballet dancers in Bradford.

A Swingin’ Affair full of classic duets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RETURN: Claire Martin, first lady of British jazz, sings with the BBC Big Band in Middlesbrough

1:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

JAZZ singer Claire Martin will join forces with saxophonist and singer Ray Gelato in a A Swingin’ Affair, coming to two West Yorkshire venues next month.

Top choir set to host workshop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:20pm Friday 27th February 2015

TOMORROW, Bradford Festival Choral Society is holding a ‘come and sing’ workshop.

Duo set to sing of love and loss

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Top folk line-up – Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

6:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

DOUBLE BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker will perform songs of love and loss to Saltaire’s Caroline Street Club on March 29.

Brilliant Miller play brings ‘50s New York back to life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

THE Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s new production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, produced to mark the centenary of the playwright’s birth, comes to The Alhambra Theatre next month.

Television revival of classic play is set to be as thrilling as in 1945

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:34pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

NO-ONE should be surprised that An Inspector Calls, written by J B Priestley in 1945, is being revived by the BBC 70 years later.

Stars of screen come out to celebrate city despite the weather

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:28pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

BOLLYWOOD film stars don’t fade away, they come back to Bradford.

Images from world famous Royal Photographic Society to be shown in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Drawn in Light includes Afghan Girl, at Nasir Bagh refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984, by Steve McCurry

5:03am Wednesday 25th February 2015

HIGHLIGHTS of the renowned 200-year-old archive of the Royal Photographic Society will be displayed at the National Media Museum from next month.

Lauded poet to give reading at monthly event

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Poet Pat Borthwick

6:44pm Friday 20th February 2015

MONDAY night's guest poet at the monthly poetry reading at the New Beehive Inn, Westgate, is Lincolnshire-born Pat Borthwick.

Musicians set to bring political message to the stage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford duo Waiting for Wednesday in full flow.

6:20pm Friday 20th February 2015

INNOVATIVE folk duo Waiting for Wednesday are headlining a special West Yorkshire music event next month in aid of political reform.

Saltaire is filming location for TV adaptation of An Inspector Calls

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford playwright and author J B Priestley

6:02pm Thursday 19th February 2015

OUTDOOR shots for a new television adaptation of J B Priestley's stage drama An Inspector Calls will be filmed in Saltaire next month.

A rethink on homes in Bradford is urgent as budget cuts loom

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A rethink on homes in Bradford is urgent as budget cuts loom

11:29am Thursday 19th February 2015

CONCERN has been aired recently in the T&A about the proliferation of applications to build cheap flats or conversions in the city centre. This has been going on since the 1990s in the wake of the vast amount of new flat accommodation built in Leeds.

New David Hockney pieces on show at new Salts Mill exhibition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lucian Manville, three, admires The Arrival of Spring exhibition at Salts Mill

1:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

SPRING has arrived early in Saltaire with an exhibition of 33 pictures by David Hockney entitled The Arrival of Spring.

Daring raid stunt inspired iconic James Bond moment in Goldfinger

3:18pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE opening sequence of the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger show OO7 (Sean Connery coming out of the sea in a wet suit (decoy seagull on his head). He blows up a heroin factory and then, mission accomplished, strips off his wet suit to reveal a white dinner jacket complete with red carnation buttonhole.

Grandson gets his hands on history with driving licence

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mick Cunningham with his grandfather's driving licence

3:15pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

MICK Cunningham from Brighouse came across a fragment of his family's past which he thought might be of historical curiosity - his grandfather's driving licence, issued by Bradford Corporation in 1927.

Imax cinema to go digital with near £800,000 investment at National Media Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jo Quinton-Tulloch, director of the National Media Museum

5:32pm Monday 16th February 2015

SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film and the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens, are likely to be shown in the National Media Museum's big screen IMAX cinema this year after the completion of improvements costing nearly £800,000.

Varying fortunes for brothers in arms as First World War rages

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:00pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

IN our occasional series about serving soldiers in World War 1, here Tricia Platts, secretary of Bradford's World War 1 Group, looks at the Dean brothers from Ilkley and the strange case of the Steinthal brothers.

New bishop tells why he is going on the road

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Horses for courses: Bishop Toby Howarth down on the farm in Menston.

12:54pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

AS you may have read, Bradford's new Area Bishop is spending five weeks living in different parts of the region as part of an innovative programme of visits to get to know his area better.

RSC searching for new amateur talent

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:00am Saturday 7th February 2015

THE Royal Shakespeare Company wants to cast six local amateur actors in a touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which comes to the Alhambra in April 2016.

Houdini’s water plunge to be recreated in Bradford by illusionist

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Illusionist Jamie Allan

7:00pm Friday 30th January 2015

ONE of the most dangerous magical illusions ever seen on stage is to be performed in Bradford by a star of the hit TV show Get Your Act Together. Jamie Allan will perform his death-defying version of Harry Houdini’s lethal but rarely seen water tank routine on stage at St George’s Hall next month.

Jackson’s double gives hits another life with tribute show

6:22pm Friday 30th January 2015

MICHAEL Jackson impersonator Navi returns to Bradford next month with his tribute show to the man whose footsteps he has dedicatedly followed since 1992.

Promising a party to remember at Smokie celebration

5:44pm Friday 30th January 2015

SMOKIE'S back at St George's Hall. The Bradford band, still rocking all over the world, will be celebrating the life and music of the late Alan Barton, who fronted both Smokie and Black Lace.

Science and magic of ‘seeing is believing’ at Media Museum evening

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Is it a bird or an illusion?

5:42pm Friday 30th January 2015

CAN you always believe what you see? The science and art of visual deception is the theme of the National Media Museum’s next Lates event, inspired by the ground-breaking exhibition Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger than Fiction.

Love story filmed in Bradford district is fraught with bleak realism

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed

5:39pm Friday 30th January 2015

FEATURE films highlighting problems among British Pakistani families in the UK have been around for some time. Think of My Beautiful Launderette, East is East, My Son the Fanatic and Four Lions.

How funding cuts are putting future of Bradford's cultural festivals in jeopardy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RL rachel feldberg ilkley literature festival (17105930)

5:20pm Thursday 29th January 2015

THE future of cultural festivals in the Bradford Metropolitan District may be in doubt as Bradford Council considers axing the entire cultural festivals budget of £48,000. A decision is expected towards the end of February.

Memories of school days at St Edmund Campion Secondary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An aerial shot of Edmund Campion School as it was.

1:23pm Monday 26th January 2015

JOHN Taylor's recollections of Park Hill Drive, Allerton and some of the people who lived in the neighbourhood, prompted regular T&A correspondent and Bradford bus driver John Murphy to take a walk down memory lane to his own school days.

Happy childhood memories of a 1980s neighbourhood

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A young John Taylor on the doorstep of his Allerton home in Park Hill Drive in the summer of 1985.

5:11pm Friday 23rd January 2015

THE purpose of this column is not the chronicling of ancient history but reminiscences from the recent past not yet beyond the reach of memory.

Lurid crime thriller is weighed down with detail

5:08pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Killing for Christmas by DA Barker, £8.55

How new law could threaten your right to know the truth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: test

4:28pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

MAJOR acts of terrorism or homicide are usually followed by the governing authorities calling for a crack down or a stepping up of surveillance, in other words snooping.

Festival celebrates the best of the silver screen

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:42am Friday 16th January 2015

ILKLEY Film Festival opens next month with Oscar contender The Theory of Everything and closes with a screening of Cannes Film Festival winner, The Tribe.

The day Rick rocked and raised the roof at Bradford Cathedral

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Wilkinson (15626886)

5:19pm Monday 12th January 2015

NEXT month keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman returns to Bradford with his one-man show. He'll be telling stories about his career that has included musical collaborations with David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Elton John, as well as worldwide tours with YES and his own band The English Rock Ensemble, punctuated by displays of dazzling virtuosity on the piano.

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