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Special effects to the fore as Snow White looks to wow Alhambra audiences

6:05am Saturday 13th December 2014

YEARS ago the seasonal pantomime had tried and trusted formulas: song and dance, gags, slapstick, glamour, a hero, a heroine, a clown of sorts, a thigh-slapping Principal Boy (always a female) and a bumbling Dame (always a man).

Special effects to the fore as Snow White looks to wow Alhambra audiences

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bill Pearce as Muddles confronts the Wicked Queen played by Jenny Gayner

6:04am Saturday 13th December 2014

YEARS ago the seasonal pantomime had tried and trusted formulas: song and dance, gags, slapstick, glamour, a hero, a heroine, a clown of sorts, a thigh-slapping Principal Boy (always a female) and a bumbling Dame (always a man).

Finding local solutions to the global hunger problem

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Real Food Project Saltaire, From left organisers Chris Hogg, Stacey Farrar, Duncan Milwain, Carol and Angus McNab

12:34pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

FEEDING Britain, the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry chaired by Labour MP Frank Field, issued its report two days after the opening of the Saltaire Canteen, formerly Vicars, at the junction of Victoria Road and Caroline Street , Shipley.

Military cannon’s long journey from Scotland to rural Pakistan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: the Indian cannon

11:35am Thursday 27th November 2014

WHY is a 19th century British cannon occupying pride of place in the Pakistani village of Dulmial?

The real truth about the First World War 'gardeners' of Salonika

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:35am Thursday 27th November 2014

"IN the early 1980s I stayed with my great aunt Lydia and her family in New England. As she showed me the family album her parents had put together for her, when she emigrated in 1923, she paused at the picture of Erasmus Orwin.

Ale's well that ends well for the pub campaigners

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:44pm Friday 21st November 2014

THE government will not try to overturn the outcome of Tuesday night’s vote in the Commons in which an alliance of Liberal-Democrats, Conservative rebels and some Labour MPs won a considerable victory on behalf of pub landlords and their customers.

How ‘Pals Battalion’ called men to arms with promises of comradeship

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:40am Wednesday 19th November 2014

LOOKING back from the vantage point of all we know about the First World War, not least the human cost of it, the enthusiasm with which young men volunteered to join up in the late summer of 1914 is hard to comprehend.

Holidaying Englishmen caught out by the outbreak in hostilities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:37am Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE declaration of war on August 4, 1914, came in the middle of the summer holidays and, living in a city with an international textile-trading tradition, residents of Bradford were not averse to holidaying in Europe. Relatives here were urged to telegraph them immediately to make contact with their nearest British Consul. But, as Tricia Platts, secretary of Bradford’s World War 1 Group discovered, return journeys were soon to prove hazardous.

Wartime tales in print

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:33pm Monday 17th November 2014

FORMER Telegraph & Argus employee Kath O’ Sullivan, who worked briefly at Hall Ings for a year until 1944, has published a novel called A Tisket A Tasket, set in the war years of 1939 to 1942.

Investment in film museum’s future

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:17am Thursday 13th November 2014

ELEVEN thousand people won’t be visiting the National Media Museum next year. The Bradford International Film Festival (BIFF), which last year attracted that number over 11 days, has been scrapped for 2015.

Bradford Grammar School old boy buried on cold rainy day

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:11am Wednesday 12th November 2014

GUNNER William Isaac Driver, of the Royal Field Artillery’s D Battalion, the 245th (West Riding) Brigade, was one of two men killed instantly by a shell at Ypres, Belgium, in late October 1917.

City’s sole recipient of medal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:08am Wednesday 12th November 2014

THIS is the story of Horace Cannon, the Bradford car mechanic who was awarded the Albert Medal for gallantry while serving as an aircraft mechanic in the Royal Flying Corps – later the Royal Air Force.

Poem commemorates husband who died in Battle of the Marne

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:07am Wednesday 12th November 2014

ON the hall wall of Margaret Whitton’s home in Cottingley is a photographic portrait of a man in the uniform of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. The cap he wears has a double ribbon.

Veteran lucky to survive in ‘forgotten battalion’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:15am Wednesday 5th November 2014

MRS Lillian Daglan, of Ravenscliffe, didn’t know much about her grandfather’s wartime service. All she knew about Private Arthur Dean of the West Yorkshire Regiment was that he was discharged in January 1919, receiving an elaborate certificate signed by King George V.

At least 307 of Army’s own men were shot by firing squad

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:12am Wednesday 5th November 2014

DURING World War 1 the British Army shot at least 307 of its own men accused of various infringements against the 1916 Military Act.

Why 'evil' pornography and misogynistic hip-hop may be behind sexual violence

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:19am Tuesday 4th November 2014

COULD pornography and misogynistic American hip-hop music be de-sensitising young Muslim males, encouraging them to think it’s cool to be sexually violent to women?

Hockney and Stevens will be the focus of city shows

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

IN the early to mid-1950s, Bradford Regional College of Art – at the bottom of Great Horton Road – was lucky enough to bring together a number of exceptionally-talented students.

Aardman co-creator to speak at Bradford Animation Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:26am Friday 24th October 2014

FOUR times Oscar winner Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Animations Ltd, opens the 21st Bradford Animation Festival next month at the National Media Museum.

The falls and fortunes of two Eccleshill soldiers on the front line

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:37am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE stories of two soldiers from Eccleshill contrast the fortunes of war. Thomas Simpson Firth was killed at the great battle of Le Cateau in Belgium on August 26, 1914.

War takes away the life of city’s only Jewish detective

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:28am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STEVE Spencer, the T&A editorial artist, came across the following story in Bradford Daily Telegraph for October 6. 1914.

Can you solve Alice riddle?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:26am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE photograph of this sprightly-looking lady celebrating her 90th birthday — note the iced cake behind her right shoulder — was taken in 1978.

Objects of desire for Bradford City turned into book

6:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

WHEN ardent Bradford City fan John Dewhirst was out in the Middle East a few years ago, to fill in time between jobs he wrote 60,000 words for a book about his favourite club.

Poor suffer while food is wasted

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Friday 17th October 2014

EARLIER this week Owen Paterson, the former Conservative Secretary of State for the Environment, gave a speech about Britain’s energy costs in which he said that every year 15 million tonnes of food were junked as waste.

Festival hosts event by First World War group

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:22am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TOMORROW night Bradford World War 1 Group will feature in a fringe event at Ilkley Playhouse, as part of the literary festival. The presentation will concentrate on the decisions and dilemmas faced by individuals and families when war was declared. Mixed feelings of excitement, apprehension, fear were over-laid by a strong sense of loyalty and patriotism.

How can we stop more attacks by danger dogs?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: American Akita dog, for the dangerous dogs campaign. (7640007)

4:01pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THIRTY-three years ago a 65lb Pit Bull terrier savaged six-year-old Ruksana Khan while she was playing out near a school just off Lumb Lane, Manningham.

How war denied Bradford the chance of a world boxing champ

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:21am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE once-crowded Irish Roman Catholic quarter of Broomfields in East Bowling has long gone. But some of the families who grew up there live on ­— elsewhere.

Talk and walk will honour footballers who died for their country

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:16am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AS the world commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, there is a growing appreciation that the conflict affected all aspects of everyday life. Football was no exception.

Venus de Milo in a Bradford shop window!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:53am Monday 6th October 2014

FORTY-EIGHT years ago a young married woman thought the display window of the Bradford jewellery store where she worked could be made more attractive by a clay model of the Venus de Milo.

Moving tale of the Bradford Pals’ fate

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:44am Monday 6th October 2014

The Bradford Pals by Ralph N Hudson Fourth edition

Proud to stand where Grandad played his part in important history

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (10765450)

12:57pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SINGLE battle changed the nature of World War 1 and saw Yorkshire soldiers make a record-breaking attack. PETER RHODES reports from the bloody slopes of Cambrai.

Should the RAF join in air strikes?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:42am Thursday 25th September 2014

TOMORROW, the House of Commons may give Prime Minister David Cameron a narrow mandate to order the Royal Air Force to join forces with the United States and five Arab allies and bomb the unholy warriors of Islamic State.

How three young brothers met a tragic end at a Bradford church

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:44am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Reader Harry Atkinson, of Little Horton Green, was looking into the history of All Saints Church, Horton, when he chanced upon a brief mention in the history by Colin Clarke and Reuben Davison, In Loving Memory - The Story of Undercliffe Cemetery – regarding a triple tragedy at the church in 1871.

Allied soldiers from different parts of the world buried side by side

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE global nature of the First World War, long before the entry of the United States in April 1917, is illustrated in this story about two Allied soldiers.

Poverty fears over new job-search rules as benefits changes loom

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An increase in the rate of job creation is expected for the rest of the year, a survey found.

4:37pm Monday 8th September 2014

LAST year David Clapson had his benefits stopped. The 59-year-old former British soldier was found dead at home.

A festival of films to reflect on working class uprising

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:59am Friday 5th September 2014

THIS Sunday four films about various aspects of the 1984 miners’ strike will be screened at Ilkley’s King’s Hall, starting at 1pm through to 7.30pm.

Play to document stories of older people in area

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:56am Friday 5th September 2014

HOME Sweet Home is based on the stories and experiences of older people from Bradford, Deptford and Stockton. The production had a run-out in Bradford earlier this year and returns for a short run in September before touring.

Play staged at gym brings Muslim girls into world of boxing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:54am Friday 5th September 2014

BRADFORD’S Huggy’s Gym, where 2012 Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams trained, is staging a play about Asian female boxers that won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

Ban on circus animals is back on the agenda as show comes to Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Circus Mondao's camels Sabia (left) and Kashmer are preparing for an upcoming show

11:59am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THIS afternoon the House of Commons is expected to pave the way for a debate on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses, leading ultimately to a ban in December next year.

Messages from overseas

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:28am Monday 1st September 2014

WE SOMETIMES say that this column brings people together. Peter Dyson’s reflections on his 1940s rough-and-tumble childhood in Bradford, published in the T&A on July 19, prompted a response from somebody he used to play with in the quarries near Bolton Woods.

Grab a brew and get dancing at canal days

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roger Davies at The Castle

11:41am Friday 29th August 2014

BRIGHOUSE’S first ever Canal, Beer and Music Festival takes place this weekend and, if recent events are anything to go by, it could be an entertaining family weekend.

Signallers on frontline faced unimaginable risks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:19am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IN the photograph of the dozen uniformed men of the 6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Territorials) – the Signallers – the dead stare out of the past.

Expert on interfaith relations announced as new Area Bishop for Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Reverend Jonathan Gibb, The Right Reverend Nick Baines, the Reverend Toby Howarth.

10:48am Tuesday 26th August 2014

DOWNING Street today announced the appointment of two Area Bishops for Bradford and Huddersfield.

Saltaire is put on the map as starting point of new Dales walk

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ROUTE: Chris Grogan, left, Clare Balding and Kath Doyle, of the Dales Way Association, with Sedbergh and the Howgill Fells beyond

5:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE new 90-mile long distance walk, which starts in the World Heritage village of Saltaire and finishes in the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, has been added to the latest Ordnance Survey maps for the Yorkshire Dales.

Illegal traveller camps problem is back to haunt Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: UNWELCOME VISITORS: Travellers have moved on to the field next to the cricket club in Clayton

1:15pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IN the late 1980s the-then Labour Council lost power at City Hall to the Conservative Group, led by one Councillor Eric Pickles.

How sickening thefts are taking their toll on Bradford's charity shops

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Manorlands shop manager Jackie Burke outside the Cavendish Street store where burglars stole takings (9187644)

1:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

EVIDENTLY stealing charity collection boxes from shops and cafes is old hat. Apparently, the trend is to break into charity shops. And once in the thieves unconscionably ransack the place for cash.

Do Bradford's pubs have a future as last orders is called on more businesses?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CLOSED: The Queen pub in Bridge Street has been boarded up

3:18pm Friday 15th August 2014

ONCE again The Queen public house, opposite St George's Hall in Bradford, has closed down, prompting those interested in pubs to wonder whether this familiar aspect of daily life has much of a future.

Why Bradford Cathedral is a good place to talk about peace in Gaza

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Palestinians carry their belongings after salvaging them from their destroyed house in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled,

11:21am Tuesday 12th August 2014

INTRACTABLE murderous conflicts such as the current one in the Gaza Strip have appalled and polarised the world before - think of Northern Ireland and Bosnia, which were concurrent horrors in the early 1990s.

Northern rockers revving up for home turf concert

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 10cc live and going for it – as they will in Bradford this October

12:11pm Friday 8th August 2014

THERE are two explanations for my ignorance of Graham Gouldman's song-writing prowess. The first is that back in the late 1960s to the mid-1970s I was an irregular reader of modern music papers such as New Musical Express and Melody Maker.

Two young brothers went to fight in World War One – but only one came back from

12:32pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

ERNEST Nettleton was an 18 year old office worker when war was declared. He enlisted as 16/1172 in 1st Bradford Pals' Battalion.

Britain and Continental powers slide inexorably towards conflict

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The 6th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment  on their way to a church service in Bradford's Church Street, 1914.

7:38am Monday 4th August 2014

ON Thursday, January 1, 1914, the front page of the Yorkshire Observer morning newspaper, normally devoted to church notices and public announcements, carried a message from Bradford's Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.

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