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Bus company under fire for diverting services from Bradford housing estate

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left to right are Councillors Anne Wallace, Geoff Reid and Nicola Pollard, who are concerned about bus service diversions during roadworks

2:12am Wednesday 29th July 2015

COUNCILLORS have criticised a bus company for imposing changes to services they say will leave residents on a Bradford estate stranded for two months.

Valuable car badly damaged in arson attack in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Car written off after arson attack in Bradford

8:53am Tuesday 28th July 2015

POLICE are investigating after arsonists set fire to a valuable Mercedes car in Bradford this morning.

Bradford diabetes team make a splash to spread 'feet first' message

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff at the Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group don inflatable feet to raise awareness of the risks of foot injuries and amputations for diabetes sufferers

4:36pm Monday 27th July 2015

THE Bradford Beating Diabetes (BBD) team members put their best foot forward around City Park to raise awareness of the importance of foot care for sufferers of the condition.

Boost for Bradford's nightlife as four new venues prepare to open after £1.2 million investment

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alex Thompson (left), senior general manager of The Brew Haus, with David Robertson-Brown (centre), and developer Nigel Holliday, at the site of the new bars in Randell Well Street

4:19am Monday 27th July 2015

A £1.2 MILLION investment is set to give further impetus to the revival of Bradford's city centre nightlife with four new venues due to open next month.

Bradford road safety campaigners step up their fight against speeding motorists

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Heaton Township Association, including chairman Sonja McNally (third from right), promote one of their road safety posters on a bus stop in Highgate

4:00am Monday 27th July 2015

A GROUP aiming to improve road safety in Heaton is stepping up its campaign by collecting data on speeding and reckless drivers and presenting the findings to Bradford Council.

Police say plans for tyre disposal yard on part of former tramshed site pose fire risk

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The aftermath of the fire at the former tramsheds site on Leeds Road in Thornbury in June

1:10am Monday 27th July 2015

WEST Yorkshire Police say they are "unable to support" controversial plans to use part of a former tramsheds site in Thornbury as a tyre disposal yard as the business poses a fire risk.

Sickness rates on the rise among NHS staff

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: BUSY: Most people are concerned about the future of the Health Service at a time of increasing pressure and rising costs

6:05am Saturday 25th July 2015

SICKNESS levels of staff in the majority of NHS organisations across the Bradford district are on the increase, new figures have revealed.

A look back on how the district supported the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mohammed Ishfaq, a 58-year-old businessman from Shipley, was one of the first people to raise money for the Crocus Appeal with a daredevil parachute jump from 15,000ft

12:47pm Friday 24th July 2015

THIS week the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal reached and raised enough money to buy a new piece of machinery to help city cancer researchers speed-up their vital work.

Councillors rubber-stamp closure of "horrendous" road

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillors have now confirmed that Crow Tree Lane will be blocked off to traffic at its junction with Pearson Lane, Daisy Hill Lane, and Duckworth Lane, to cut the number of accidents

3:07pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

COUNCILLORS have rubber-stamped the closure of a steep street in Bradford where 11 accidents have led to injuries in the last five years.

Tributes to teacher who retires after near three decades at Bradford primary school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Lumbomski with his last class at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

2:24pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

A LONG-SERVING teacher has left a "huge hole to fill" after retiring from a Bradford primary school after nearly three decades.

Police 'increasingly concerned' for safety of missing Cleckheaton woman

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tracey Bamford

12:08pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

POLICE say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of 46-year-old woman who has gone missing from her Cleckheaton home.

Land Rover blaze under investigation

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:47am Thursday 23rd July 2015

FIRE investigators are investigating the cause of a blaze which destroyed a Land Rover Discovery and spread to a house in Bradford.

How the city backed the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Telegraph & Argus' City Runs team ahead of last year's fundraiser

6:08am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

SCIENTISTS at the University of Bradford made international headlines in 2011 when they used the opportunity of the city hosting the British Science Festival to reveal a pioneering 'smart bomb' tumour-blasting treatment.

WE DID IT: The Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal hits its target

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Professor Laurence Patterson with the crate in which the newly-acquired machine was delivered to the University of Bradford's Institute for Cancer Therapeutics

4:51am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

The Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal has hit its target, enabling new cancer drug discovery work to take place in the city.

Major roadworks start for gas pipe replacement scheme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The roadworks in Queens Road, Bradford

4:02am Tuesday 21st July 2015

MOTORISTS and bus passengers are set to face months of disruption due to major works to replace ageing gas mains in Bradford.

Police mount extra patrols at Bradford's railway trespass hotspots

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Inspector Granville Sellers, of British Transport Police, at the railway bridge off Dalcross Grove, Bowling, one of the areas identified in a new crackdown on trespassing

4:33pm Monday 20th July 2015

SPECIALIST officers in British Transport Police will target hotspots across the Bradford district in a new crackdown on youngsters trespassing on railway lines.

Man, 68, badly hurt when crushed by his own car

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:26pm Monday 20th July 2015

A 68-YEAR-OLD man has suffered serious injuries when he was run over by his car.

Steep 'rat-run' road to be closed following 11 injury accidents in five years

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The top of Crow Tree Lane, in Girlington, which is set to be blocked off to traffic to reduce the number of accidents at the junction

9:55am Monday 20th July 2015

A STEEP street regularly used as a 'rat-run' by speeding Bradford motorists could be blocked off in a bid to improve road safety in the area.

UPDATE: Drink-driving arrest after dramatic crash flips car on its roof in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The aftermath of yesterday's crash on Bolton Road, sent in by reader Usman Tariq

9:51am Monday 20th July 2015

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a dramatic three-vehicle crash in Bradford.

Roadworks on main route between Bradford and Aire Valley to finish by end of next month

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roadworks to widen Canal Road in Bradford should be completed by the end of August, with the new left hand lane of what will be a dual-carriageway section now in use

5:29am Monday 20th July 2015

MAJOR roadworks on the main route between Bradford and the Aire Valley are on-track to finish by the end of next month, with underground work on a new junction now complete.

Charity opens its first children's home in nearly 20 years in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Francis House in Great Horton is officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, with Carol Hill (left), director of Catholic Care, and Jamie Varley (right), registered manager at the new children's home

5:07am Saturday 18th July 2015

A CHRISTIAN charity has opened its first children's home in nearly 20 years to cater for young people in Bradford suffering from learning disabilities such as autism.

Kissing claim led to knife threats

4:34pm Friday 17th July 2015

A MAN who accused his neighbour of "kissing and cuddling" his girlfriend while brandishing a large kitchen knife has received a suspended jail term.

City's first micro-brewery receives anniversary award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Brian Mitchell, right, chairman of the Bradford CAMRA group, presents a special award to Salamander's co-founder and chief brewer Dan Gent to recognise the brewery's 15th anniversary

6:08am Friday 17th July 2015

A BRADFORD brewery celebrating 15 years of producing ales in the city has been recognised with a special award by the district's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) group.

Man, 30, jailed for attack at former partner's home

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4:02am Friday 17th July 2015

A MAN who forced his way into his former partner's home and attacked a man sleeping on the sofa has been jailed at Bradford Crown Court.

Bradford courts will take Calderdale cases if closure plans are approved

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

3:32am Friday 17th July 2015

COURT staff in Bradford will have to deal with all cases from Calderdale if a recommended programme of Government closures is approved.

VIDEO: Summer campaign starts to warn of reservoir dangers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Watch Commander Anthony Devine, of Cleckheaton fire station, plays the role of a casualty being pulled from the water in the new 'Cold Water Kills' safety film

4:01am Thursday 16th July 2015

A NEW campaign has begun exposing the potentially deadly dangers for people tempted to swim in the region's reservoirs this summer.

Man, 21, found guilty of obstructing police at scene of fatal crash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jac Powell, 21, leaves Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court

4:06am Wednesday 15th July 2015

MAGISTRATES have found a 21-year-old man guilty of using threatening behaviour towards a police officer who was trying to protect the scene of a fatal road accident on Boxing Night last year.

Taxi driver injured in 'unprovoked attack'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Four people seen running away from crashed car

9:57am Tuesday 14th July 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an "unprovoked" attack on a taxi-driver near Bradford.

Car destroyed by fire after arson attack

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Arsonists torch parked car

8:48am Tuesday 14th July 2015

FIREFIGHTERS were called after arsonists abandoned and then set fire to a car in Bradford this morning.

Faulty fridge sparks Bradford kitchen fire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police probe possible arson attack on Bradford clothes shop

8:45am Tuesday 14th July 2015

A FAULTY fridge led to a fire in the kitchen of a house in Bradford earlier this morning.

Flurry of objections after controversial plans for tyre disposal business are submitted

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Firefighters clean up in the aftermath of the blaze at the former tramsheds on Leeds Road on June 19

4:37am Monday 13th July 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans to use part of a former tramsheds site in Thornbury as a tyre disposal business have been re-submitted to Bradford Council, sparking a flurry of complaints from those against the project.

Bradford women aged 70 and over targeted in new breast cancer awareness campaign

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:08am Monday 13th July 2015

WOMEN across the Bradford district aged 70 and over are the target of a new campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of breast cancer.

Pedal power pulls in the pounds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff from Yorkshire Building Society prepare to set off from Bradford on the second day of their Coast-to-Coast cycle challenge

6:08am Saturday 11th July 2015

CYCLISTS from Yorkshire Building Society have raised more than £7,000 for Marie Curie by completing a 180-mile coast-to-coast bike ride.

Boy, four, who survived against odds as mum battled cancer while pregnant prepares to start school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gabriel Marsh-Papworth and, from left, Isaiah Serrant, Zaviar Cheema, Arsenijs Kalinins, and Zahraa Miah enjoy the graduation ceremony at Russell  Street Nursery

5:11am Saturday 11th July 2015

A 'MIRACLE' baby who survived six months of chemotherapy in the womb has graduated from his Bradford nursery in an emotional ceremony.

Dog owner in court after his pet Alsatian-Akita cross mauls family pets to death

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CCTV footage of Lambert's dog, Xena, on the loose in Allerton

5:11am Saturday 11th July 2015

THE owner of a danger dog has admitted allowing it to roam the streets of a Bradford suburb where it mauled beloved family pets.

CCTV to be installed at fly-tipping hotspot in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John George with the dumped waste in Heaton Woods

5:09am Friday 10th July 2015

CCTV is set to be installed at a Bradford beauty spot after residents complained that the level of fly-tipping was turning the area into an eyesore.

Rising cost of accidents for West Yorkshire Fire Service despite incidents falling to 15-year low

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:06am Friday 10th July 2015

ACCIDENTS cost West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) more than £240,000 in 2014/15, despite the number of incidents falling to a 15-year low, a new report has revealed.

RAID: Cockerels, dogs and motorbikes seized from Bradford house by police and RSPCA

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Four men sought after teenage girl mugged on greenway

3:51pm Thursday 9th July 2015

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and neglect following a police raid on a house in Bradford.

Mum-of-three spared lengthy jail term despite breaching an order for 'aggravated begging'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gemma Marie Dean arriving for a previous hearing at Bradford Crown Court

1:02am Thursday 9th July 2015

A MUM-OF-THREE has been spared a lengthy jail term despite breaching an order for "aggravated begging" only a week after it was issued by the courts.

Brave Abigail loses long locks to help others

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Candice Swift and her daughter, Abigail, who had 16 inches of her hair cut off to support an epilepsy charity

5:09am Wednesday 8th July 2015

A SEVEN-YEAR old girl has raised more than £450 for an epilepsy charity by having 16 inches of her hair cut off.

Police called after girl attacked and filmed outside Bradford school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A still from the shaky video showing a girl being beaten and kicked outside

8:10am Wednesday 8th July 2015

POLICE were called after a girl was attacked outside a Bradford school as a noisy crowd watched on.

Bradford Bulls rugby players takeover Nando's restaurant to raise charity cash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jay Pitts and Dale Ferguson serve 14-year-old Bulls fan Liam Gration during the club's takeover of Nando's in Bradford city centre

4:40pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

STARS from the Bradford Bulls took over the running of a busy city centre restaurant to raise more than £1,000 for the club's official charity.

Youth culture to be celebrated at Bradford's Urban Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A dance group performs in front of City Hall during last year's Urban Festival

5:02pm Monday 6th July 2015

THE SOUNDS of urban music will ring out across Bradford City Park during a celebration of youth street culture on Saturday.

Health bosses impose smoking ban at Bradford psychiatric hospital

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DETAINED: Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford, where Cameron Hussain was treated

4:02am Monday 6th July 2015

A BLANKET ban on smoking has come into force at Lynfield Mount psychiatric hospital in Bradford.

Changes needed by police to prevent 'new generation of children being failed', watchdog warns

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Burns-Williamson , the West Yorkshire  Police and Crime Commissioner

12:03am Thursday 2nd July 2015

PROTECTING and safeguarding children remains the "top priority" for West Yorkshire Police, despite warnings from a police watchdog that forces across the UK need to change their approach to avoid "failing a new generation of children".

Mum of Bradford backpacker found dead in jungle believes death was suspicious

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Janet Southwell with a picture of her son, Gareth Huntley

12:18pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

THE mother of a former Bradford man found dead in the Malaysian jungle had said she remains convinced his death was suspicious.

New CCTV system installed to boost safety and security for group's tenants

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Accent Housing's Tim Bamber displays the new CCTV system at Shirley Manor Gardens, Wyke, with resident Sam Lowe and her friend's daughter Lola Grace Dobson

5:15pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

RESIDENTS in Wyke can feel safer after their housing provider unveiled a new CCTV system designed to combat anti-social and nuisance behaviour.

Keighley chemical firm fined £12,000 by magistrates for acid gas leak

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

3:17am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A CHEMICAL manufacturer has been fined £12,000 after a nitric acid gas leak left a member of staff from a neighbouring company needing hospital treatment.

Inquest opens in Malaysia into death of Bradford backpacker

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gareth Huntley

5:20pm Monday 29th June 2015

AN inquest into the death of a former Bradford man found dead in the Malaysian jungle was opened in the country today.

Curry Circle cutting it with new hairdresser partnership

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gemma Clark, from Refresh Hair and Beauty, gives a free hair cut to Marcus O'Riley as part of a new service being offered by the Curry Circle project

4:32am Sunday 28th June 2015

A WEEKLY soup kitchen in Bradford is now a cut above the rest thanks to a new scheme organised by the Muslim Women's Council.

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