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Inspectors praise rate of progress at Oxenhope pre-school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:04pm Monday 17th November 2014

STAFF at a village pre-school that was described as "inadequate" only a few months ago have been praised for turning it around so soon.

‘We need to highlight great things that are being done’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cllr Ralph Berry

2:05pm Monday 17th November 2014

THE Education Awards are a great way of highlighting the great work being done in Bradford's schools, according to the councillor in charge of children's services at Bradford Council.

Two hurt after car and bus collide at stop

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11:32am Monday 17th November 2014

TWO car passengers were taken to hospital on Friday night after their vehicle crashed into the back of a bus.

Bradford schools could be missing out on more than £1.4 million to help disadvantaged pupils

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6:02am Monday 17th November 2014

SCHOOLS across Bradford could be losing out around £1.4 million each year because parents are not enrolling their children for free school dinners.

Fears of affordable housing collapse in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Simon Cooke at the site in Denholme of the former Pennine Fibres mill

6:02am Monday 17th November 2014

THE number of cheaper homes being built in Bradford has “collapsed” under the Coalition, Labour has warned.

VIDEO: Bradford Council urges people to help tackle vacant crossing patrol crisis

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:02am Monday 17th November 2014

Bradford is facing a "desperate" shortage of crossing patrol workers with more than half of the district's roles vacant.

CBBC presenters share share behind-the-scenes secrets with children in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CBBC presenters Katie Thistleton and Ben Shires on stage at the BAFTA children's awards event at the National Media Museum

1:50pm Sunday 16th November 2014

THE next generation of media stars got an eye opening look at what goes into making some of the nation's most popular children's shows at an event at the National Media Museum.

VIDEO: Bradford's Christmas lights switched on in spectacular fashion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:22am Sunday 16th November 2014

THOUSANDS of people gathered in City Park to begin the countdown to Christmas at a spectacular lights switch on involving flying opera singers and plenty of fireworks.

Children in Need drive provides funding lifeline

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Michelle Neale, co-ordinator of Bradford Toy Library

6:48am Thursday 13th November 2014

CHILDREN across the district have benefitted from the annual Children's In Need charity drive, which this year takes place tomorrow, with some groups saying money from the annual event has proved to be a "lifeline".

More than 600 governor roles unfilled at district's schools

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Ralph Berry

4:46pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

ALMOST three in every ten school governor roles in the district are vacant, newly released figures have revealed.

Plans for outdoor centre expansion bust the budget by £750,000

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The original plans for the expansion at Nell Bank, which will now have to be scaled back

6:04am Wednesday 12th November 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to improve an Ilkley based outdoor learning centre will have to go back to the drawing board after the project came in almost £750,000 over budget.

VIDEO: Children remember military's sacrifices with First World War woodland memorial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Marshfields Primary school pupils help plant a forest close to the school  Pictured are Hussain Akhbar and mohammed Ayman

6:14pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

CHILDREN at a Bradford Primary School have made sure the community never forgets the sacrifice made by the country's military.

Hooded robbers pin down elderly woman, 95, and snatch jewellery from her arms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Man shot in chest in targeted attack in Bradford

2:32pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

TWO hooded robbers ransacked a 95-year-old woman's home, before pinning her down and snatching jewellery from her arms.

Wyke children's centre failing to tackle key health issues, inspectors find

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CUTS: Michael Jameson, the Council's strategic director children’s services, has blamed Government spending cuts

7:03am Tuesday 11th November 2014

A CHILDREN'S centre is failing to address key health issues for families in south Bradford, according to inspectors.

Bradford secondary school still not protecting pupils from 'risks of extremism'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CRITICISED: Carlton Bolling College is still not doing enough to protect pupils from "risks posed by extremism", according to education inspectors

6:17am Tuesday 11th November 2014

A BRADFORD secondary school which was strongly criticised by Government inspectors earlier this year is still not doing enough to protect students "from risks of extremism", a new report states.

Bradford College's new building to host region's Children in Need coverage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pudsey Bear helping motor vehicle students at last year's Children in Need fundraiser

5:36pm Monday 10th November 2014

BRADFORD College's new £50 million Hockney Building will stage the region's Children in Need celebrations on Friday.

VIDEO: Student brickie Naheem gets first construction site placement through district's pioneering education and training centres

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Naheem Amin, who is the first bricklaying student to get a placement on a construction site

5:02am Friday 7th November 2014

THE latest in a wave of new education and training centres, set up to provide teenagers with a new way to develop vocational skills, has placed its first work experience student.

Extra 5,000 'troubled' families in Bradford to get more help through scheme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SUCCESS: Cllr Malcolm Sykes who has called the scheme a success story for Bradford

7:04am Thursday 6th November 2014

AN EXTRA 5,000 families in Bradford will be offered support in turning their lives around after the scheme after it proved successful in helping almost 1,400 "problem" families.

Police try to piece together events which led to double death horror smash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: KILLED: Ather Ayaz (left) and Hamza Ali, who were both killed in the crash in Manningham Lane

5:32am Thursday 6th November 2014

POLICE investigators were last night still trying to piece together the chain of events which caused the deaths of two teenagers in a horror crash in Bradford.

Literacy campaign aims to provide Bradford children with strong male role models

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CAMPAIGN: At the start of the Bradford Literacy Campaign are Bradford City striker James Hanson, seven-year-old Molly Thornton, and primary school teacher and boxer Tasif Khan

6:56am Wednesday 5th November 2014

PROVIDING children with strong male role models, such as local sporting heroes, is one of several steps proposed to improve literacy in Bradford.

'No danger of schools falling down' despite £39m repairs backlog

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7:42pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

THERE is no danger of Bradford’s schools “falling down” despite there being a £39 million backlog in maintenance, a committee has been assured.

VIDEO: Students have a whale of a time bidding to promote Bradford's City Park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The promotional video features city highlights such as The Alhambra and National Media Museum

7:02pm Monday 3rd November 2014

UNIVERSITY students have created an animated promotional video of City Park featuring an orca to encourage people to have 'a whale of a time' in City Park.

Thousands of pupils eating healthier under free school meals scheme, but Council said plan was ill-thought out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:06am Monday 3rd November 2014

FAMILIES in Bradford are reaping the benefits of a new free school meals policy, according to an MP.

Bradford has fastest take-up of new free school places for two year olds in region

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The new Carwood Primary School 2 year old facility. Manager Sylvia Ralph with young Daisy Hodgson (2).

7:16am Saturday 1st November 2014

BRADFORD has seen the fastest take up of new free school places for two year olds in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Jury finds Mumtaz boss guilty of fraud

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gul-Nawaz Khan Akbar

1:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

The driving force behind the Bradford-based food brand Mumtaz was today found guilty of a £100,000 fraud.

Police make appeal to find supermarket checkout thief

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (12167772)

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have issued a picture of this woman who was caught on camera taking money from a self service checkout in Asda in Shipley.

Firework posted through letter box starts house fire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Burning towel caused kitchen fire

9:50am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have issued further warnings about the dangers of fireworks after a firework posted through a letter box started a house fire.

Broken down vehicle leads to traffic delays on M62

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police are appealing for information about the M62 crash

8:54am Friday 31st October 2014

A BROKEN down vehicle has led to traffic delays on the junction between the M62 and the M606 this morning. An eastbound lane has been closed on the motorway between junctions 26 and 27. The breakdown happened shortly after 7.30am, and traffic conditions have been described as "severe."

Government had 'secret agenda' to pull grant funding for Bradford food firm, fraud trial told

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ON TRIAL: Gul-Nawaz Khan Akbar

5:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A JURY has been told that the Government had a "secret agreement" to pull funding from a Bradford food business it had previously promised to help expand.

Decision due on child killer's life sentence appeal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILD killer Anwar Rosser will find out tomorrow if an appeal against his full life prison sentence has been successful.

Car dealer caught in Bradford with 46,000 'black market' cigarettes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SEIZED: The confiscated cigarettes

1:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAR dealer caught with two suitcases full of 46,000 illicit cigarettes as he was driving through Bradford has been given a community order.

New free school in Fagley will be community hub, bosses pledge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PLAN: Fagley Community Centre which will become the site of a new free school

7:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

A TRUST planning to open a free school in Bradford next September wants it to become a community hub.

Bradford Council criticised after proposing reduced service for several children's centres

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kris Hopkins is the Conservative candidate for Worth Valley in the Bradford Council elections in 2008
 
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6:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

BRADFORD Council has been accused of "holding its constituents in contempt" after the announcement that several children's centres will see a reduced service.

Bradford College impresses inspectors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DELIGHT: Bradford College principal Kath Oldale outside new David Hockney Campus

6:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

BRADFORD College has been praised by Ofsted inspectors, with its health and social care and English courses deemed "outstanding."

Police probing racist abuse at Forster Square station seek mum with young child

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: APPEAL: The woman police are seeking

2:46pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CCTV images have been released of this woman who is believed to have racially abused and swore at three rail staff, all while she was with a small child.

Man arrested on suspicion of throwing fireworks in Bradford's City Park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN was arrested for allegedly hurling fireworks around City Park in the middle of the afternoon. Police were called to reports of a man throwing fireworks at 3.30pm yesterday, and arrived to find a man arguing with members of the public. A police spokesman said: "The male continued with his poor behaviour when the police arrived who rewarded him with a free ride to the cells."

Three arrested for thefts from cars in Baildon

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police warning after thefts in car parks

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THREE youths were arrested in Baildon last night on suspicion of stealing from cars.

Suspected arson attack destroys car in Heaton

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cat rescued from tree

9:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a suspected arson attack in Bradford early today which left a car badly damaged.

Schools repairs backlog bill reaches £38 million

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: REPAIRS NEEDED: Cllr Ralph Berry outside Carlton Bolling College which will be rebuilt with Government cash

6:03am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BACKLOG totalling £39 million exists for maintenance work to bring Bradford Council's schools up to scratch, a new report has revealed.

Almost seven in ten Bradford families struggle to kit out children for school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WARNING: Kitting out children for school is a struggle for seven out of ten Bradford families

12:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ALMOST 70 per cent of families in Bradford struggle to afford school supplies like uniforms, sports kits and computers, according to a charity report released today.

Warning about marshmallows laced with poison and filled with nails and ball bearings reaches millions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of the poisoned marshmallows

5:08pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A WARNING about dozens of marshmallows laced with poison and filled with nails and ball bearings has reached millions of people after it was posted on Facebook.

Bradford College workers are fit for purpose

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:43am Tuesday 28th October 2014

MORE than 40 members of staff at Bradford College have taken part in a challenge to prove that keeping active can improve life in the workplace.

Independent school shut down by its operators after a highly-critical Ofsted report

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6:35am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN independent school in the Aire Valley for children with behavioural difficulties has been shut down by its operators after a highly critical Ofsted report.

Jobs to go in Bradford Council's £2.4 million children's centre shake up

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mums who campaigned to save Ilkley Children's Centre

5:55am Tuesday 28th October 2014

REDUNDANCIES among 300 children's centre staff across the district are part of plans to make savings of £2.4 million in the next year, it has emerged.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after man found dead in street in Keighley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police activity in Chapel Lane, Keighley

6:31am Monday 27th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two 23-year-old men were stabbed in a town centre yesterday.

Improvement needed at two-year-old Bradford school, inspectors say

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Head Jean Watt

6:49am Friday 24th October 2014

INSPECTORS have told a Bradford school that opened just two years ago it needs to improve, but the head says many of their comments were still "encouraging" for a new school.

GCSE performance in Bradford slumps to seven-year low

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CUTS: Michael Jameson, the Council's strategic director children’s services, has blamed Government spending cuts

6:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRADFORD Council's education bosses admit there is "a lot of work to do" to improve the district's education after the number of GCSE pupils getting five C grades or above fell to its lowest level since 2007.

More money allocated to Bradford to help disadvantaged three and four year olds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DEVOLVED POWERS: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who will launch a report calling for a major programme of devolution within England in the decade after the next election. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

5:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GOVERNMENT funding boost will mean over 2,600 disadvantaged three and four year olds in the Bradford district will be allocated money to help them close the gap on better performing children.

Rail delays after person hit by a train at Crossflatts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rail delays after person hit by a train at Crossflatts

4:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PERSON has died after being struck by a train at Crossflatts.

Councillors pledge to keep close tabs on ambitious plans to improve Bradford schools

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul Burluraux, chairman of Bradford Schools Forum

8:02am Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNCILLORS have pledged to "keep on top of" an ambitious strategy to improve education in the district.

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