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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.

Bradford shop prosecuted for selling illegal cigarettes

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

2:45am Saturday 27th June 2015

A BRADFORD shopkeeper has been prosecuted for a second time for selling illegal cigarettes and counterfeit tobacco.

Man attacked victim with dog chain and spat in the face of another, court told

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jail for driver who led police on two high speed chases

5:09pm Friday 26th June 2015

A MAN who attacked one victim with a metal dog chain and spat in the face of another in a Bradford shop has been given a suspended jail term.

Arson probe follows blaze which swept through former tramsheds in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The aftermath of a fire at a disused tyre dumping site on Leeds Road, Bradford

4:49am Friday 26th June 2015

FIRE chiefs have confirmed that a huge blaze which swept through former tramsheds in Bradford last Friday was started deliberately.

Mum and son jailed for total of 12 years for attacking neighbours at party

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:02am Friday 26th June 2015

A MOTHER-OF-SIX and her 21-year-old son have been jailed for a total of 12 years for a "sustained attack" on their former neighbours which left one with "life-changing injuries".

Mum-of-two branded a 'drunken thug' as she is jailed for attacks at Shipley pub

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Judge Jonathan Rose labelled Caruso a drunken thug

11:21am Friday 26th June 2015

A MOTHER-OF-TWO has been jailed and labelled a "drunken thug" by a judge after assaulting the landlady of a Saltaire pub.

Fears raised that 'society will pay' for cuts to local public health budgets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jon Royle, chief executive of the Bridge Project

3:57am Thursday 25th June 2015

THE HEAD of a Bradford-based drug and alcohol misuse charity has warned that "society will pay" for impending cuts to local public health budgets.

UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old girl is found in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:05am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A missing 14-year-old girl has been found safe and well in Bradford, police have said.

Saltaire cycle shop rides to the rescue of bike theft victim

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: William Wardlow (left) receives his new bike from Tony Booth at All Terrain Cycles (centre) and Sam Temple, of Centrepoint (right)

5:32pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A CYCLE shop has come to the rescue of a young apprentice who had his bike stolen from outside the homeless hostel where he lives.

Residents in Bradford street speak of their terror after major fire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The blaze. Picture via Twitter

4:02am Monday 22nd June 2015

RESIDENTS in a Bradford street have spoken of their terror as a major fire forced them to flee from their homes.

Concerns raised as travellers set up camp near new cycleway

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Travellers who have set up on a site off Valley Road in Shipley

2:25pm Sunday 21st June 2015

RESIDENTS have raised concerns over a group of travellers who have set up camp near a new cycleway in Shipley.

Missing Jersey man thought to be in Bradford area

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Robert Chellingworth

12:52pm Sunday 21st June 2015

WEST Yorkshire Police are appealing for information on a missing Jersey man who may be in the Bradford area.

Stolen car destroyed by arsonists in Bradford

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

12:50pm Sunday 21st June 2015

POLICE are investigating after a stolen car was abandoned and destroyed by arsonists in Bradford yesterday afternoon.

Police stop car after seeing child standing up on back seat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Five arrested after brawl outside hairdressers salon

12:46pm Sunday 21st June 2015

A BRADFORD man has been caught driving while disqualified after being stopped by police for allowing one of his children to travel standing up on the back seat.

Faulty cooker sparks kitchen fire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Man injured in Post Office blaze

11:10am Sunday 21st June 2015

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a faulty cooker caused a kitchen fire at a house in Gomersal yesterday afternoon.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after traffic light incident

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after traffic light incident

11:05am Sunday 21st June 2015

A BRADFORD driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after allegedly running a red light in front of a police officer.

Police helicopter mobilised after reports of large group of men fighting

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police helicopter mobilised after reports of large group of men fighting

11:01am Sunday 21st June 2015

THE POLICE helicopter was mobilised to the Barkerend area of Bradford after reports of a disturbance involving a large group of people.

Bradford bus passengers face weeks of disruption due to roadworks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: First buses are forced to queue at the temporary traffic lights in Market Street in Bradford city centre

10:53am Sunday 21st June 2015

BUS passengers are set to face weeks of disruption as roadworks in Bradford city centre lead to numerous services being diverted or delayed.

VIDEO: Investigations continue after blaze rips through tyre storage yard in Thornbury

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:30am Sunday 21st June 2015

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing today into the cause of a major fire which swept through former tram sheds in Bradford on Friday night.

Ground-breaking therapy centre opens at Bradford hospital

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff in one of the communal areas at the new Daisy Hill ITC at Lynfield Mount Hospital, which was officially opened yesterday

7:02am Saturday 20th June 2015

A GROUND-BREAKING new facility designed to treat women with severe and complex mental health problems has opened at a Bradford hospital.

David Cameron's radicalisation claims criticised by Bradford Muslim groups

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The missing Dawood family

5:20pm Friday 19th June 2015

MUSLIM groups in Bradford have criticised claims made by David Cameron that local communities are failing to address the threat of radicalisation.

Police 'very concerned' about missing Bradford man, 34

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4:24pm Friday 19th June 2015

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Christopher Troy (pictured), who has been missing from his Bradford home for more than ten days.

UPDATE: Three arrested on suspicion of assaulting boy after video is posted on Facebook

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:57pm Friday 19th June 2015

Police are quizzing three teenagers over a Facebook video that has been viewed more than 100,000 times online.

Theft probe police hunt Peter John Dalby, 36

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:01pm Friday 19th June 2015

POLICE have issued this photo of man they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Bradford.

Smoking Jaguar abandoned in Shipley street after crash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:40am Friday 19th June 2015

POLICE are investigating after a Jaguar car was damaged and abandoned in the Windhill area of Shipley last night.

Fall in number of ambulances reaching emergency incidents within eight-minute target time

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fall in number of ambulances reaching emergency incidents within eight-minute target time

6:24am Thursday 18th June 2015

THE NUMBER of ambulances reaching emergency incidents within an eight-minute target time has dropped by more than eight per cent across Yorkshire in the last year, new figures have revealed.

Bradford Council faces 'growing pressure' over home care as union warns sector is 'collapsing'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cllr Ralph Berry

3:59am Thursday 18th June 2015

BRADFORD Council has admitted it faces "growing pressure" over home care across the district as a major union warns that the sector is "collapsing."

Staff raise £1,200 for special school with big bike ride

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff from Leeds Building Society head office, left to right, Kevin Mowles, Paul Smith, Martin Rhodes, Gary Mitchell, John Wadham, Stephen Wadham, Robin Litten, and Oliver Stowe

4:08pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

STAFF at Leeds Building Society have raised £1,200 for a Mirfield special school by completing the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride.

Charity shop donations wanted for volunteers day

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cancer Research volunteers John Brown and Nicola Womersley

4:05pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

BT has teamed up with Cancer Research to hold a volunteer day in Bradford on Thursday.

Condition of stabbed Dixons Kings Academy teacher is ‘improving’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford

12:19pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

THE teacher stabbed at a Bradford school last week is "improving" in hospital, police have said.

Suicide pact theory over couple's deaths in Bradford park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police set up a forensics tent in Bowling Park after the grim discovery was made of the couple's deaths

12:03am Tuesday 16th June 2015

A POLICE investigation is under way after two bodies, thought to be a husband and wife, were discovered in Bowling Park, Bradford, yesterday.

Former Bradford pub set to be headquarters of Muslim charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A sign showing contact details for the soon-to-open Al-Khair Foundation offices at the former Craven Heifer pub on Manchester Road

6:03am Monday 8th June 2015

A FORMER Bradford pub is set to become the regional headquarters of a Muslim charitable organisation.

Bradford Council to 'consider' restoring controversial street lighting to war memorial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Some of the residents behind the petition asking for lighting to be re-installed to the war memorial in Queensbury, including Keeley Johnson (right)

2:46am Saturday 6th June 2015

BRADFORD Council has said it will "consider" restoring street lighting to a war memorial in Queensbury after hundreds of residents complained about it being taken down.

Appeal to find relatives of Bradford soldier after street named after him

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The grave of Sergeant Hendry Worthington in Undercliffe Cemetery

1:29am Saturday 6th June 2015

A STREET in an Essex town is set to be named after a fallen Bradford soldier who died 71 years ago today.

Rush hour accident on M606

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix M606 motorway sign accident traffic

9:14am Friday 5th June 2015

The M606 motorway into Bradford was partially blocked by a two-vehicle collision this morning.

Brighouse to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day during annual 1940s weekend

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Winston Churchill look-a-like leads the big parade at the Brighouse 1940s weekend

4:14am Friday 5th June 2015

BRIGHOUSE will commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day with its third annual 1940s weekend, which starts today.

Bradford school placed in special measures after Ofsted inspection

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hanson Academy, which has been rated inadequate by officers and placed into special measures

3:59am Friday 5th June 2015

A BRADFORD school has been placed into special measures after being told by Ofsted it needed to improve standards in attainment, attendance and behaviour.

Mum of Bradford man who died in Malaysian jungle 'still searching for answers' a year later

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Janet Southwell, who is still seeking answers over the death of her son Gareth Huntley in Malaysia a year ago

2:37am Thursday 4th June 2015

THE MOTHER of a former Bradford man who died in the Malaysian jungle says she is still searching for answers exactly a year after her beloved son’s body was found.

Bradford's Cock and Bottle pub reopens as Mediterranean restaurant

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Marsha Lilley, manager at Cantina93, the new restaurant at the former Cock and Bottle pub. Photo credit to John Sargent

12:51pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

ONE of Bradford's most historic pubs is set to re-open as a restaurant following a long battle over planning permission.

Official opening of street named in honour of heroic Bradford paratrooper

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Representatives from the Parachute Regiment at the official opening of Martin Bell Way

1:16am Monday 1st June 2015

A HEROIC Bradford paratrooper who was killed in Afghanistan has had a street named in his honour.

Hundreds flock to Canterbury Carnival for 'great family day out'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Canterbury Carnival, with people parading through the streets

4:51pm Sunday 31st May 2015

HUNDREDS of people flocked to the Canterbury Carnival in Bradford today followed by a family fun day in Horton Park.

Driver climbed into back of moving car during police chase, court hears

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Referee sentenced after goal-keeper attack over football match result

12:32am Friday 29th May 2015

A DRUG dealer climbed into the back seat of the car he was driving as it rolled to a halt during a police chase, a court was told.

Wheelchair-bound swimmer in training for biggest challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Wheelchair-bound swimmer Mark Longstaff, who is tackling the Great North Swim to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind

6:32pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A WHEELCHAIR-bound Bradford swimmer is taking on his biggest challenge to date by tackling the Great North Swim in the Lake District next month.

Police hunt Bradford burglary suspect

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Thursday 28th May 2015

POLICE are trying to trace this man in connection with a burglary in Bradford.

Driver cut free by firefighters after crash in Bingley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Crownest Road RTC

8:39am Thursday 28th May 2015

A DRIVER had to be cut free by firefighters after his car was involved in a collision with a stationary vehicle in Bingley today.

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