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Funeral set for Bradford jungle trekker found dead after high profile search

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gareth Huntley

6:26pm Monday 27th April 2015

THE LONG-AWAITED funeral of a "determined and enthusiastic" son whose body was found in the Malaysian jungle last summer will take place in June, his family has announced.

Manchester United fan from Bradford meets his footballing heroes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mohsin Tanveer, and his brother, Ahsan, pose for a selfie with Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick during The Manchester United Foundation 'Dream Day'

5:06am Friday 24th April 2015

A MANCHESTER United fan from Bradford saw his "dreams come true" when he got the chance to meet his footballing heroes this week.

Housing provider opens new business hub for 250 staff in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anchor moved into its new Bradford business hub in Aldermanbury House. Cutting the ribbon is, from the left, Charlotte Johnson, who has been with the company for just three weeks, Councillor Roger L'Amie, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Anchor chief ex

3:37pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

ENGLAND'S largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people has opened a new business hub for 250 staff in Bradford city centre.

New city cinema and bars plan announced for Broadway shopping centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist's impression of the new boutique cinema development planned for 14-20 Broadway in Bradford

12:03am Thursday 23rd April 2015

BRADFORD'S new multi-million pound shopping centre is set to be expanded to include a cinema, bars and cafe, under new plans announced today.

Arsonists torch parked car

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Arsonists torch parked car

2:23pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

ARSONISTS targeted a car parked opposite the Morrisons store in Thornbury, Bradford, last night.

Fire chiefs aim to cut house blazes in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TARGETS: Fire chiefs in Bradford aim to cut the number of house blazes

6:04am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

BRADFORD'S fire crews will target a continued reduction in house fires to curb a rise in the number of injuries and deaths over the past year, the district's commander has said.

Eleventh hour talks fixed to try to avert bus drivers' strike

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: First drivers in Bradford are set to go on a 48-hour strike

6:15pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A MEETING is set to take place on Thursday to discuss a planned 48-hour strike by hundreds of First West Yorkshire bus drivers in Bradford.

UPDATE: Driver injured in rush-hour crash on M62

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: police accident

6:45pm Monday 20th April 2015

A DRIVER suffered a minor leg injury after a two-vehicle crash on the M62 during rush hour tonight.

Bulls to step up security after match day car break-ins

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Odsal's Richard Dunn Sports Centre is the meeting place for one of the new beginners' running clubs

6:21pm Monday 20th April 2015

SECURITY is to be stepped up after three cars were broken into and damaged during Bradford Bull's Challenge Cup clash with Hull Kingston Rovers yesterday.

Zayn Malik takes mum to awards night as he scoops music award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Former One Direction band member Zayn Malik receives his Outstanding Achievement in Music award at the 2015 British Asian Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

4:08pm Sunday 19th April 2015

BRADFORD pop superstar Zayn Malik has been given the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the fifth annual Asian Awards.

Dance line-up revealed for Bradford Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The British dance company, Light The Fuse, will be in Bradford to stage 'Full Stop', a piece all performed in and around a bus shelter

8:02am Saturday 18th April 2015

DANCE lovers are set to be treated to a wide array of multicultural acts at the Bradford Festival this summer.

Pensioner distraught after theft of garden gnomes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joan Hughes pictured with some of the gnomes that have gone missing from her garden in Wibsey

5:03am Saturday 18th April 2015

A PENSIONER has been left heartbroken after treasured gnomes were stolen from her front garden in an apparent overnight raid.

Still chance to scale city centre offices for Lord Mayor's charity appeal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Midland Hotel general manager, Gary Peacock, and the Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Mike Gibbons, prepare for the abseiling challenge down the side of the council's Jacob's Well building

5:04am Friday 17th April 2015

LAST-MINUTE thrill-seekers can still sign up for a hair-raising abseil down a Bradford building to support the Lord Mayor's charity appeal.

'Missing link' in cyclepath between Bradford and Shipley now completed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A cyclist using the now completed Canal Road Greenway between Shipley and Bradford city centre

4:47am Saturday 11th April 2015

A SECTION of cyclepath between Bradford and Shipley dubbed "the missing link" by the Council and branded a "standing joke" by local residents is now open for use.

Bradford City fans around the world fundraise for burns research unit ahead of fire disaster anniversary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City kit man John Duckworth (centre) who will walk from Lincoln City's Sincil Bank ground to Valley Parade accompanied along the way by  Wendy James and James Mason

8:02am Friday 10th April 2015

A HUGE fundraising drive for Bradford's Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit - ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Valley Parade fire disaster - has so far raised more than £60,000.

Dog breeder and husband jailed for 'heinous' act of animal cruelty to 14 red setters

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Margaret Mazan

4:32am Friday 10th April 2015

A REPUTABLE dog breeder and her husband have been jailed for what magistrates described as the "most heinous act of animal cruelty" they had ever seen.

Mosque goes high-tech for the teachings of Islam

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CONNECTED: The Al-Jamia Suffa-Tul-Islam (Bradford Grand Mosque), on Horton Park Avenue is launching a new app for the community

6:03am Thursday 9th April 2015

A BRADFORD Mosque is set to offer a new mobile app as the "perfect way" to teach Islam to members of its local community.

Bradford man to run 15 marathons this year in aid of mental health charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shane Nicholl. Picture by Steve Bateson, of

5:55am Thursday 9th April 2015

A BRADFORD man who suffers from depression is aiming to run 15 marathons in 2015 to raise money for a leading mental health charity.

Man in court accused of defrauding more than £380,000 in care payments from authorities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court

4:29am Wednesday 8th April 2015

A MAN accused of defrauding more than £380,000 in care payments from Bradford Council and the Department for Work and Pensions will appear at Crown Court later this month.

Man charged with invading Valley Parade pitch fails to show up at court

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Action from the Bradford City v Reading match, where the incident took place

5:05pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A MAN who invaded the Valley Parade pitch during Bradford City's FA Cup quarter-final tie with Reading failed to attend a court hearing today.

Bradford man's 'silly selfie' with plastic toy gun prompts armed police to swoop on Centenary Square

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford man's 'silly selfie' with plastic toy gun prompts armed police to swoop on Centenary Square

4:27pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

ARMED police swooped on a Bradford busker after he was seen on CCTV pointing what appeared to be a handgun at his own head, a court heard.

Road safety campaign in Heaton 'gathers momentum'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Heaton Township Association out in force earlier this year in their campaign to reduce the number of road accidents in the village

4:27am Tuesday 7th April 2015

A ROAD safety campaign in Heaton is "gathering momentum" with local residents set to accompany police on mobile speed checks this month.

VIDEO: Tributes paid to 'pleasant and unassuming' man killed in Bradford house fire horror

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The aftermath of a fatal house fire at Croft Street, Wibsey

10:30am Tuesday 7th April 2015

NEIGHBOURS have paid tribute to a "quiet and unassuming" man who died in a fire at his Bradford home on Sunday evening.

UPDATE: Investigations continue today after man, 68, dies in Bradford house fire tragedy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:10am Monday 6th April 2015

Investigations are continuing this morning after a fatal house fire in Bradford last night.

Elderly 'disabled' man feared dead in city house blaze

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:07pm Sunday 5th April 2015

AN elderly man, possibly disabled, is believed to have died in a horror fire at his Bradford home this evening.

Hundreds take part in 30th annual Valley Parade Memorial Tournament

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City, who triumphed in the under 14's competition yesterday, beating Hamm 2-0 in the final

4:38pm Sunday 5th April 2015

HUNDREDS of players took to the field over the Easter weekend for the 30th annual Valley Parade Memorial Tournament.

200 pupils' digital artwork showcases 'brilliant Bradford'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fagley Primary School held a digital showcase event to show off artwork created by its pupils. From left are 'Digital Leaders' Moniba Ahmed, eight, Aleksander Walczak, ten, and Sadiya Hussin, also ten

2:25pm Sunday 5th April 2015

MORE than 200 primary school pupils have showcased pieces of digital artwork based around the theme of Isn't Bradford Brilliant?

Bradford football project struggles to cope with growing demand as number of young players doubles

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Galloway, then Respect MP for Bradford West, visiting staff and players at the Manningham Football Academy

5:20am Saturday 4th April 2015

A BRADFORD football project is struggling to cope with demand after the number of young players attending its coaching sessions almost doubled during the past year.

Annual Valley Parade tournament to take place to mark 30th anniversary of fire tragedy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Boddington, Lady Mayoress Elizabeth Sharp, Lore Mayor Councillor Mike Gibbons, Markus Kreuz, Markus Holtmann, Rainer Berges, Olaf Gottner

1:23pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

THE 30th annual Valley Parade Memorial Tournament, held in honour of the 56 football fans who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire disaster in 1985, is set to take place this weekend.

UPDATE: Tong Street, Bradford, reopens after crash between cyclist and pedestrian

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:50pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A CRASH between a cyclist and a pedestrian led to the closure of one of the main routes out of Bradford tonight.

Calls for Council to get tough over beauty spot fly-tippers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John George, who is angry at the lack of action over fly-tipping in Heaton Woods, off Shay Lane, in Heaton

5:32am Wednesday 1st April 2015

CALLS have been made for tougher action against fly-tippers who are blighting a Bradford beauty spot.

Midwifery student receives prestigious Edith Cavell award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: University of Bradford student Nada Abdul-Majid, who will be presented with the Cavell Nurses' Trust Scholarship Award at a ceremony in London today

5:32am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A MIDWIFERY student at the University of Bradford is to receive a prestigious award for demonstrating the "outstanding" values of the First World War nurse Edith Cavell.

E-fit released of man who tried to abduct schoolboys

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:14pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

POLICE have released an e-fit of a man who tried to abduct two young schoolboys.

X Factor fever sweeps through Bradford as popstar wannabes descend on Kirkgate Centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: X Factor hopefuls queue up for the chance to audition at the Kirkgate Centre in Bradford

5:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015

X FACTOR fever swept through Bradford yesterday as popstar wannabes descended on the Kirkgate Centre to wow talent-spotting judges from the hit TV show.

Four Bradford councillors rejoin George Galloway's Respect party

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: THREATENED: Bradford West MP George Galloway

6:12pm Sunday 29th March 2015

FOUR independent Bradford councillors have rejoined the Respect Party, Bradford West MP George Galloway announced tonight.

Woman, 65, confronted by gunman in her home

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:47pm Sunday 29th March 2015

A WOMAN, 65, needed hospital treatment after she was confronted by a gunman in her Bradford home early today.

Bradford will use £49 million lottery grant to develop 'early years pathway' for young children

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Delegates sharing best practice at this week's Better Start Bradford conference at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre

4:50am Saturday 28th March 2015

BRADFORD will use a £49 million lottery grant to develop an integrated "early years pathway" for babies and young children in some of the city's most deprived areas.

Mum set to tackle gruelling 66-mile run in memory of 'wonderful' friend

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nicola Anderson, from Haworth, who is taking part in a 66-mile run round the Isle Of White in honour of her friend who died from breast cancer

2:20am Saturday 28th March 2015

A MUM from the district is set to tackle a gruelling 66-mile run around the Isle of Wight in memory of a "wonderful" friend she lost to breast cancer.

Srebrenica genocide survivor tells a Bradford audience how he fled 60 miles to escape death

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hasan Hasanovi?, a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia, is received by Councillor Mike Gibbons, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, and Lady Mayoress Elizabeth Sharp during his visit to Bradford

5:38pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A SURVIVOR of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia who fled more than 60 miles to escape his death has marked the 20th anniversary of the atrocity by telling his story to an audience in Bradford.

Bradford planners warned they could 'push prices over the market top' by specifying minimum size for new homes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City Exchange in Bradford, where a proposal to turn the buildings into apartments was turned down due to issues with the size of the flats

5:51am Saturday 21st March 2015

BRADFORD Council planners may "push prices over the market top" if they specify a minimum size for new homes in inner-city areas, a public inquiry has heard.

Concern at increase in number of heavily pregnant women smoking in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The percentage of women smoking during late pregnancy has increased in Bradford

6:02am Friday 20th March 2015

Concerns have been raised about the "deeply shocking" number of Bradford women smoking during the final stages of pregnancy.

Bradford city centre nightlife 'heading back in right direction' as host of new bars open up

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ellen Boyle chatting to barman, Aiden Hanse, in the newly refurbished pub, The Old Bank, ahead of it reopening after five years

5:49am Friday 20th March 2015

A HOST of new bars are set to open in Bradford before the end of the month to add impetus to the city's seemingly resurgent pub scene.

Feasibility study will determine if Bradford Park Avenue ground can be redeveloped into state-of-the-art cricket hub

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Park Avenue Cricket club ground

5:36am Friday 20th March 2015

A STUDY to see whether Bradford's Park Avenue ground could be used as a hub for ambitious plans to boost cricket participation across the city is set to get underway.

UPDATED: Man released without charge after being quizzed over gunpoint car robbery

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The car stolen in the attack in Cleckheaton Road, Bradford

1:37pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A BRADFORD man has been released from custody after being arrested on suspicion of holding up a woman's car at gunpoint.

Motorists warned about drink-driving after police release picture of Bingley collision

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:52pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

POLICE have warned people over the risks of drink-driving after releasing a picture of a road traffic collision in Bingley.

Dog breeder and husband found guilty of keeping 14 Red Setters in 'worst conditions' encountered by RSPCA inspector

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dogs were found in filthy cages at the Mazans' home in Swain House Road, Bradford

5:03am Friday 13th March 2015

A DOG breeder and her husband who kept 14 Red Setters in the "worst conditions ever seen" by an RSPCA inspector have been found guilty of animal cruelty.

Pair jailed for dealing cocaine and heroin in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Christopher Hoggart, 23, and James Isles, 26, were jailed at Bradford Crown Court

4:59pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A PAIR of Bradford drug dealers who attempted to flee from police with 76 wraps of heroin and cocaine have both been jailed for two and a half years.

Police work to tackle "shocking exploitation" of vulnerable people praised

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, with Temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins and Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland

5:03am Thursday 12th March 2015

THE UK’s first Anti-Slavery Commissioner was in West Yorkshire yesterday to see how police are leading the way in tackling human trafficking and slavery.

Shipley MP joins rebellion against defence cuts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shipley MP Philip Davies

4:02am Thursday 12th March 2015

SHIPLEY MP Philip Davies will today join a Conservative revolt against his own party’s plans to cut defence spending.

Justice has now been done, says mother who used Facebook to help bring child rapist to court

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Silhouette picture of the Bradford mother who helped bring Hostler's case to court

10:07am Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE woman who helped bring Hostler's case to court 20 years after the first of the offences took place said "justice had been done" for everyone involved.


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