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Former bus driver jailed for six months for £47,000 benefits fraud

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Crown Court

5:42pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A FORMER textile worker and bus driver who fraudulently claimed almost £47,000 in benefits has been jailed for six months.

VIDEO: Investigations continue into gas blast that destroyed part of Bradford warehouse

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The scene of the explosion in Parry Lane, Bradford

5:17pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

INVESTIGATIONS were continuing today into the cause of an explosion which temporarily trapped two people in a Bradford warehouse on Monday.

Cashier attacked in raid at Holme Wood post office

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:30am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A MASKED robber pushed a female cashier to the floor in a "frightening" raid at a Bradford post office last night.

HGV catches fire on M62 near Bradford

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

9:01am Tuesday 25th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Cleckheaton attended a HGV fire on the eastbound carriageway of the M62 near Chain Bar just before 2am this morning.

Failure of traffic lights causes disruption at Shipley traffic blackspot

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix traffic roads jam cars

8:59am Tuesday 25th November 2014

MOTORISTS in Shipley faced rush hour chaos this morning after a set of traffic lights failed at a busy junction.

UPDATE: Firefighters called to explosion in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:50pm Monday 24th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS and police are at the scene of an explosion and fire in Parry Lane, Bradford.

Police hunt as Bradford robber escapes from jail

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:41pm Monday 24th November 2014

A BRADFORD robber once labelled one of the most wanted men in Yorkshire has escaped from a Derbyshire prison.

Brewers across Bradford welcome legislation to give publicans more freedom when sourcing beer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ilkley Brewery director, Richard Shelton, who has described the change in pubco regulations as a positive step.

6:25am Thursday 20th November 2014

BREWERS across the Bradford district have welcomed new legislation designed to give publicans more freedom on how they source their beer.

Fifth of fire fatalities in West Yorkshire are linked to alcohol, figures reveal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: test

6:06am Thursday 20th November 2014

FIRE chiefs have issued a warning after new figures revealed a fifth of fire fatalities across the county over the last five years were linked to alcohol consumption.

District's hospitals take part in pioneering study to help children affected by heart disease

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HIKE: More patients are spending longer in hospitals such as BRI because they cannot go home due to care issues

6:04am Wednesday 19th November 2014

EXPERTS at hospitals in Bradford and Airedale will be involved in a pioneering pilot study aiming to ensure children affected by congenital heart disease maintain the correct levels of exercise.

Butchers do battle to take prestigious prize titles

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Scott, the butcher manager at Keelham Farm Shops

6:04am Monday 17th November 2014

HUNDREDS of meat pies, sausages, burgers, and black puddings filled Bradford's Cedar Court Hotel during the hunt for the county's very finest pork products yesterday.

Bradford teenagers earn national recognition for their work with homeless people in the city

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PASSIONATE: Sarish Saghir

6:05pm Sunday 16th November 2014

TWO Bradford teenagers dedicated to supporting their local communities have been named among 100 young people chosen as ambassadors for the National Citizen Service.

Bradford volunteers travel to Turkish-Syrian border to deliver aid to refugees

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of W-Childcare's Team Syria, who visited the Turkish-Syrian border to distribute humanitarian aid

12:03pm Sunday 16th November 2014

A TEAM of volunteers from a Bradford after-school children's club has personally distributed almost 500 food parcels to stricken refugees on the Turkish-Syrian border.

Record aim for 25th Secret Santa Appeal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ashraj Sudle, Taylor Gibson, and Phoebe Hildreth, of Blakehill Primary School, are supporting JCI Bradford's 25th Secret Santa Appeal

8:03am Saturday 15th November 2014

A FESTIVE appeal that provides 3,500 gifts to disadvantaged children across the Bradford district is aiming to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a record haul of presents this year.

Approval given for new access road to Cullingworth chicken factory

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: GREEN LIGHT: Committee chairman Cllr David Warburton

3:29pm Thursday 13th November 2014

PLANS for a private road running across farmland to improve lorry access to a chicken factory in Cullingworth have been given the go-ahead by Bradford Council.

Tribute to Second World War hero who was still flying in active service during the Gulf War

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DECORATED: Jim Vidler

7:04am Thursday 13th November 2014

A SECOND World War hero who was still flying in active service during the Gulf War in the 1990s has died.

Growing number of MPs support law change aimed at halting pub closures

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kris Hopkins is the Conservative candidate for Worth Valley in the Bradford Council elections in 2008
 
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7:04pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

MORE than 200 MPs are set to support a Bill next week they say could help halt the number of pub closures.

Saltaire prepares to host Epilepsy Action's Reindeer Stampede

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A host of runners taking part in last year's Reindeer Stampede.

7:02am Wednesday 12th November 2014

THE pounding of hooves will once again be heard in Saltaire's Roberts Park over the festive season with Epilepsy Action's Reindeer Stampede.

Community Stars: Community Champions award finalists

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dorota Plata posing for a family portrait at the Keighley campus of Leeds City College.

7:31pm Monday 10th November 2014

The people who take on leadership or representative roles or those who campaign, lobby and champion particular causes, for example, campaigner, committee member or citizens’ friend.

Community Stars: Volunteer award finalists

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: NIOMINATED: Imtiaz Naqvi, a founder member of the Bradford Association of Visually Impaired People

7:25pm Monday 10th November 2014

The search we gave ourselves was for a person who takes on a regular role in a voluntary capacity, for example a befriender who regularly visits an old people’s home or someone who coaches a sports team

Community Stars: Good Neighbour award finalists

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7:23pm Monday 10th November 2014

A community-minded resident, for example an older person walking a young child to school, or someone cleaning the path of a neighbour

Community Stars: Young Active Citizen awards finalists

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7:09pm Monday 10th November 2014

We were looking for a young person under the age of 18 who has excelled in any of the award categories

Community Stars: Fundraiser award finalists

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: NOMINEE: Graeme Pullan has been nominated for a Community Star award

7:05pm Monday 10th November 2014

A resident who raises funds for worthy causes – for example, fundraisers for local charities, hospices, local football teams, and supporters of projects and activities

Community Stars: Community Group award finalists

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Cycling 4 All, an inclusive cycling club based at Bradford University.

6:49pm Monday 10th November 2014

People who work together for a common cause, for example, members of sports clubs, community associations or a mums-and-toddlers group

Woman, 27, safely gives birth after being struck by car in Shipley road accident

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police are continuing to investigate the crash

4:52pm Monday 10th November 2014

A PREGNANT mother who was taken to hospital after being struck by a car in Shipley has safely given birth.

Firefighters tackle blaze at household waste plant

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:50am Monday 10th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have spent the night tackling a blaze at a household waste recycling centre near Queensbury.

Bradford City fans fundraising drive gathers pace

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FUNDRAISERS: Members of Bantamstrek and Friends of Bradford City FC with Macmillian Cancer Support staff at the start of their 18-month fundraising campaign

5:32am Monday 10th November 2014

A CAMPAIGN by two groups of Bradford City supporters to raise thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support and the district's Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit is gathering pace.

Bradford man tried to fraudulently claim £10,000 damages for supermarket 'slip'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court

6:17am Saturday 8th November 2014

A BUSINESSMAN who tried to claim more than £10,000 in damages after saying he slipped and fell in a Bradford supermarket will be sentenced for fraud at Crown Court next month.

Inquests open into deaths of two teenagers killed in Manningham Lane horror smash

5:43am Saturday 8th November 2014

INQUESTS into the deaths of two teenagers killed in a horror smash in Bradford on Tuesday night were formally opened yesterday.

Bradford residents warned to guard against 'disgraceful' doorstep con-artists targeting vulnerable

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Lodge, head of WYTS

7:01am Thursday 6th November 2014

RESIDENTS in the Bradford district need to be on their guard to prevent "disgraceful" doorstep con-artists preying on elderly and vulnerable neighbours, West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTS) has warned.

Cathedral concert will open Remembrance Day services in Bradford district

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mayor Sally Walker  at Keighley's Remembrance Day service last year

6:20am Monday 3rd November 2014

A REMEMBRANCE Day concert will be held at Bradford Cathedral as part of commemorations on Sunday.

Health experts' warnings as 'legal highs' addictions soar in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WARNING: People are experimenting while being ignorant of the dangers of 'legal highs', said Jon Royle, of the Bridge Project in Bradford

5:32am Monday 3rd November 2014

BRADFORD'S largest drug treatment charity has warned it is seeing a surge in cases of addictions to 'legal highs'.

New police-led scheme to help vulnerable Bradford people gets off to successful start

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of the Reach Out for Bradford scheme, which aims to support vulnerable people in the city centre.

3:45pm Saturday 1st November 2014

A NEW police-led scheme designed to give a helping hand to vulnerable people in Bradford city centre has got off to a successful start.

Former church treasurer admits stealing £30,000 from parochial church council

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: AT COURT: David and Wendy Barras

5:28am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FORMER treasurer who stole more than £30,000 from a church group in Bradford will be sentenced at Crown Court next month.

Campaigners welcome promise of full consultation on plans to close libraries in Kirklees

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jo Cox, Labour parliamentary candidate for Batley and Spen, with a group of campaigners outside Cleckheaton Library

5:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE living in Kirklees can have their say on controversial plans to slash over £3 million from the district's libraries budget when consultation begins in the new year.

Champion veteran athlete hangs up her gym shoes after 11 years helping recovering addicts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Caroline Marler in action at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Brazil last year.

5:54am Monday 27th October 2014

A CHAMPION veteran athlete is hanging up her gym shoes after 11 years helping recovering addicts at Bradford's largest drug treatment charity.

Nearly half of county's 'out of control' bonfires are in Bradford, firefighters warn

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A poster promoting the new WYFRS 'Gone in a Flash' safety campaign, warning how fireworks and bonfires can wreck lives if not used responsibly.

7:38am Saturday 25th October 2014

ALMOST half of all calls to "out of control" bonfires in West Yorkshire last year were made to fires in the Bradford district, it has been revealed.

100 pink balloons released in college staff and students' cancer awareness drive

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: UP, UP AND AWAY:  Students at Bradford College released 100 pink balloons to help raise awareness of breast cancer

5:16am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE sky above Bradford College was turned a bright shade of pink yesterday as 100 balloons were released to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Murderer on the run after man stabbed to death at house party in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: MURDER PROBE: Evidence is collected at a crime scene in Great Horton Road

5:32am Friday 24th October 2014

A MURDERER was being hunted by police last night after a man was stabbed to death following a row at a house party in Bradford.

Warning as study finds nearly 20,000 homes in Bradford do not have smoke alarms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Free smoke alarms are fitted by West Yorkshire Fire Service

5:32am Friday 24th October 2014

NEARLY 20,000 homes across the Bradford district have never had a smoke alarm fitted, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has revealed.

Fire breaks out in basement of building in Bradford city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fire breaks out in basement of building in Bradford city centre

12:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are currently tackling a blaze in the basement of the Potential 4 Skills building in North Parade, Bradford.

CCTV image released after assault outside pub left man with broken jaw

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:52am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE are looking to trace a man in connection with an assault outside a Cleckheaton pub which left another man with a broken jaw.

UPDATE: Murder probe started after house party death

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:17am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DETECTIVES have started a murder investigation after a man's body was found at a Bradford house.

Bradford dog lover speaks of 'amazing' experience after receiving award at House of Lords

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hearthounds founder Sarah Fretwell (centre-right) collecting her IFAW Companion Animals award with IFAW UK Director Philip Mansbridge (far-left), Bill Oddie (left), Labour MP for Batley and Spen Mike Wood (centre-left), Baroness Gale (right), and IFAW CEO

3:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BRADFORD dog lover says a visit to the House of Lords to collect an animal welfare award has inspired her to try and expand her charity across the UK.

Tributes paid to late councillors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRIBUTES were paid tonight to two former councillors who died since the last time the full authority met.

Petition seeking more Government funds for Wharfedale schools approved by full Council

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Jackie Whiteley

9:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PETITION to seek more Government funding for additional secondary school places in Wharfedale was approved by members at tonight's full meeting of Bradford Council.

Council to look at clawing back cost of moving on travellers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRADFORD Council has resolved to do more to tackle the "inconvenience and distress" caused by illegal gipsy and traveller camps, saying it will investigate the possibility of clawing back tax-payer's money used to move them on.

Bringing child sex offenders to justice is 'number one priority' for Bradford Council

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRINGING the perpetrators of child sexual abuse to justice is the "number one priority" for Bradford Council, a meeting of the full authority heard tonight.

VIDEO: Bradford dog lover at House of Lords today to receive award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sarah Fretwell, from Hearthounds, a charity that helps homeless people's animals and their owners

3:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BRADFORD dog lover is to be recognised with a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the House of Lords today for her tireless work to help homeless people and their pets.

New surge in cases of rickets among Bradford children

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr Benjamin Jacobs, consultant paediatrician at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and clinical consultant to the Vitamin D Mission

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than a hundred children across the Bradford district received hospital treatment for rickets or some other form of vitamin D deficiency in the year up to the end of March, new figures have revealed.

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