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Jim Greenhalf

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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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Salvation Army paid heavy price

2:58pm Saturday 6th June 2015

MEMBERS of Keighley’s Salvation Army paid a heavy price for their bravery during the First World War.

BRADFORD'S NEW MPs: Naz Shah promises to meet the Bradford West challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Galloway, the man in the hat, looks on as Naz Shah speaks after defeating him at Bradford West

12:23pm Thursday 28th May 2015

THE scale of Naz Shah's victory over George Galloway in Bradford West - beating him by more than 11,000 votes - should not mislead people into thinking the next five years will be easy.

BRADFORD'S NEW MPs: Bradford East's Imran Hussain is supporting calls for leader on the left

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford East's new MP Imran Hussain

2:19pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

THE next leader of the Labour Party will be elected by all the membership of the party nationally for the first time on a one person one vote system. Neither the trades unions nor the parliamentary Labour Party will have a block vote say in the matter.

BRADFORD'S NEW MPs: Bradford South's Judith Cummins is focused on all who require help

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Election 2015 Odsall Count
Labour Winners L-R Naz  Shah with Imran Hussain  and  Judith Cummins speaking after wining three Bradford Seats on one night. (25481125)

1:13pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

ALL three of Bradford's new Labour MPs - Naz Shah (Bradford West), Imran Hussain (Bradford East) and Judith Cummins (Bradford South) - will have their first major experience tomorrow of life in the bubble of Westminster politics.

Jasper Carrott is back and better than ever with musical comedy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jasper Carrott (purple shirt) with his performing band of friends including Bev Bevan (centre)

3:35pm Friday 22nd May 2015

JASPER Carrott's funky moped of a career has been on the road for half-a-century or more - ten years longer than the Funky Moped comedy hit that charted in the UK Top Ten in 1975.

Hockney brother went his own way to bring a powerful voice to city

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Hockney photographs his mum Laura and brother Paul at the National Photographic Museum in the mid-1990s.

1:44pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

PAUL Hockney used to be the little big man of Bradford's civic and political life. He was Lord Mayor of Bradford during the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 and until May 1984 leader of the Liberal Group - the Liberal Alliance as it became - on Bradford Council.

Did Bradford First World War officer countermand order that saved the lives of 400 men?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:42pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

MANY Bradford families had one or two sons, sometimes more, in the First World War. The Knowles family, for example, had two: Jonathan Edward Knowles and his younger brother Eric Walter Knowles.

Three inquiries took place into fire disaster

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sitting in the Lord Mayor's chair in the council chamber at City Hall, Mr Justice Popplewell.

2:05pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

THREE official inquiries took place within 21 months of the fire.

Future Bradford City captain’s snap decision proved a life-saver as fire disaster struck

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Duxbury in the stripes in action for Bradford City against Scarborough in 1990

2:00pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

ONE of the spectators sitting in the stand that dreadful day would go on the become Bradford City captain. For Lee Duxbury the things he witnessed then will never leave him.

Swift work that ensured Valley Parade fire disaster fund was able to meet the challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The launch of the fire disaster appeal at City Hall in May, 1985 L/R: Gerald Hodges, Bradford Council's director of finance, Gordon Moore, the council's chief executive; Councillor Tom Hall, leader of Bradford Council.

1:54pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

WHEN the Bradford City Fire Disaster Fund was wound up in the autumn of 1986, £4.25m had been paid out to 400 people.

Pioneering burns unit looks to the future as £1m target nears

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Dr David Sharpe at St Luke's in 1985

1:42pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

IF the £300,000 target for Bradford University's Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) is reached - and, based on past experience, there's no reason to believe it won't be - it will bring the total amount raised for the organisation to more than £1m.

‘Today’s fans can’t imagine the Valley Parade of 1985’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A public meeting at Valley Parade in the summer of 1983 after the financial crash

1:40pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

LIFELONG Bradford City fans John Dewhirst and Andy Tyne don’t want to see the 30th anniversary of the fire become a display of emotional exhibitionism.

They came to cheer but left in mourning – The day of celebration that turned into catastrophe

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Princess Diana pays tribute to the Bradford fire disaster victims

1:34pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

MORE than 11,000 spectators were inside Valley Parade on that strange and terrible afternoon 30 years ago. City had already secured the Third Division Championship on April 23 - St George's Day - by thrashing Cambridge United 4-0 away.

Bradford City fire disaster victims will never be forgotten

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:22pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

THERE are a number of reasons for drawing public attention to the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster.

'Labour must get back to listening'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:03pm Monday 11th May 2015

JASPER Carrott put his finger on it. During an interview with the Telegraph & Argus on the day of the General Election, the stand-up comic wondered if the pollsters’ forecast of a hung Parliament dominated by Labour and the SNP might turn out to be wrong.

Reviving a musical era

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:50pm Monday 11th May 2015

THIS column is always open to the popular music of yesterday (the 1960s) and sometimes the day before yesterday.

Hit the trail for an adventurous trek

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:40pm Monday 11th May 2015

IN 1993 I set out with some relatives to walk part of the Pennine Way from Settle to Hawes.

Shanghai trip inspires artist’s latest work

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:42pm Friday 8th May 2015

A NEW exhibition featuring the work of three painters opened this week at Jane Fielder’s Bingley Gallery. But that’s only part of the story, as Jane explained.

Remembering those who didn't get to enjoy Victory in Europe Day

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A rare photograph of Japanese officers Chris Barber found in Burma two years ago

11:55am Wednesday 6th May 2015

THE 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day this Friday should remind us that the Second World War did not end with Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945; the war in the Far East was to continue for another four months.

Bradford's victims - and survivors - of the tragic Lusitania sinking during First World War

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Riley family

11:53am Wednesday 6th May 2015

FOR the British public, wars before 1914 were conflicts that occurred in far away lands, but as the First World War entered its second year, that image had already been challenged as war's reality was increasingly felt around the country.

Work on Bradford's former Odeon site nears completion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Craven of Bradford Live, in front of the Odeon

4:09pm Friday 1st May 2015

REMEDIAL work on the Odeon will be completed in the next week or two, making the 85-year-old building ready for redevelopment by Lee Craven's Bradford Live charitable company.

'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.

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