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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.

The hunt for a new Bradford Council head starts again

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Dave Green.

9:57am Monday 12th January 2015

TOP civil service chief Sir Bob Kerslake acted as an adviser to Bradford Council in its recent quest to appoint a chief executive to replace Tony Reeves, who last year left public service for the private sector.

Little Red Riding Hood set to deliver pantomime fun for Yeadon Charities group

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Charlotte Thornton, as Red Riding Hood, taken at an event at Yeadon Library when children were read the story of Red Riding Hood by Charlotte.

3:48pm Friday 9th January 2015

CAST and crew at Yeadon Charities Association are putting the finishing touches and sparkle on their production of Red Riding Hood, ready for their first audiences on Friday, January 16.

Alabama 3 freshen up for their new album and tour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (15702461)

3:46pm Friday 9th January 2015

BE prepared: The Alabama 3 are on their way to this district, to Ilkley to be exact.

100-strong choir appeals for more members

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SINGER SEARCH: Bradford Festival Choral Society

3:44pm Friday 9th January 2015

DO you fancy singing in Bradford festival Choral Society? No previous experience is necessary, but if you think you would enjoy the buzz of singing with 100 people then just turn up at St Peter’s Church, Moorhead Lane. Saltaire at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 14.

Artist Barry’s latest exhibition set to go on show at library

3:41pm Friday 9th January 2015

BRADFORD painter Barry Langroyd Hanson has been showing his pictures in various local venues for years.

Supernatural thrills with big rock anthems in Vampires Rock musical

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Vampires Rock

3:37pm Friday 9th January 2015

LONG before the world became obsessed with the likes of Twilight and True Blood, hit musical, Vampires Rock, paved the way for all things supernatural.

Sandi Toksvig Q&A: The clue is in the title as panel show is back

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sandi Toksvig

3:35pm Friday 9th January 2015

TONIGHT St George's Hall will be heaving - with laughter - as the panel members of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue embark on a number of silly tasks which will hopefully include Mornington Crescent, arguably the most inexplicable game on BBC radio.

Silent movie viewing goes back in time at cathedral

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Cathedral Organist Jonathan Eyre will be playing along to an improvisation concert of the Wizard Of Oz.

3:32pm Friday 9th January 2015

A new season of silent films at Bradford Cathedral – with live organ improvisation by Jonathan Eyre – starts next Friday with the Wizard of Oz.. This is not the one starring Judy Garland

The day I met Bob Dylan: Another side of rock stars revealed with writer’s tales

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Karl Dallas, performing a benefit concert at the Bradford Playhouse.

10:12am Wednesday 7th January 2015

DURING the course of a long life in and around the popular music business, record producing and music journalism, Karl Dallas - 84 later this month - has accumulated a huge archive of interview cassettes, transcripts and other materials, featuring everyone from Bob Marley to Ewan McColl.

Grammar school priest lives on in books

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Father John O'Connor, in 1952, the year of his death.

10:28am Tuesday 6th January 2015

FATHER John O' Connor, who featured at the end of last week's article about Heckmondwike's Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, was in his eighties when he died in 1952.

Review of the Year: 2014 in Bradford and beyond

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The peloton rides up Main Street as stage two of the Tour de France passes through Haworth.

4:04pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

How the news unfolded in Bradford and around the world over the last 12 months

How new VAT rule could affect district's small businesses

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: How new VAT rule could affect district's small businesses

1:41pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

A NEW European Union VAT rule comes into effect from tomorrow and it's worrying thousands of micro-businesses in the UK.

Black sheep of the Bronte family is a victim – not the culprit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Branwell Bronte's Tale by Chris Firth

1:52pm Monday 29th December 2014

Branwell Bronte's Tale, by Chris Firth, published by Electraglade Press at £8.99

100 years of church history is chronicled in parishioners' book

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The front cover of Holy Spirit Parish Heckmondwike - A Century of Change.

1:50pm Monday 29th December 2014

HOLY Spirit Parish, Heckmondwike - A Centenary of Change, is a handsomely illustrated, well-produced 140-page book, the culmination of four years' research by seven parishoners, chronicling the origins of the church in Bath Road from 1914 through to the present day.

Food bank hands out food worth £150,000 in one year in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Volunteers packing parcels at the Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank ahead of Christmas last year

5:02am Monday 29th December 2014

BRADFORD Metropolitan Food Bank has distributed food worth approximately £150,000 this year.

Can we give peace a chance in 2015?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Palestinian boy sits next to the destroyed 15-story Basha Tower following early morning Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing the 15-story Basha

12:49pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

FIFTY years ago the idea was first proposed to create a department for peace studies at Bradford University. The year 1964 was also a time of tightening tension between Fidel Castro's Republic of Cuban and the United States.

Why there's no room at the inn to feed Bradford's needy this Christmas

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eileen Armstrong with buckets used to help soak up the water at St Mary's Church

2:29pm Monday 22nd December 2014

ASK Keith Thomson and John Tempest what they'd like for Christmas and they might say, respectively: another building, and a piece of land in central Bradford.

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.


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