New campaign to warn Bradford children about internet paedophiles

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Detective Chief Inspector Sue Jenkinson holds up the campaign poster

7:13am Wednesday 30th July 2014

An online multi-agency campaign got underway today to make young people in the Bradford district aware of the risks from paedophiles hiding behind chat forums and interactive platforms.

Longer hospital stays expose "crisis in care" in Bradford

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

6:28am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HUGE increase in Bradford patients stuck in hospital after they are ready to go home exposes a “crisis in care”, it is claimed today.

Turning empty office into flats will 'save countryside' says architect

6:27am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FIRM planning to transform a tired 1970s office block into flats says schemes like this should help to preserve the district's precious countryside.

Celebrations planned across Bradford district as Yorkshire Day approaches

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Manager, Rachel Oxborough and Assistant, Pat Bentley, at Bradford Tourist Information Centre ahead of the Yorkshire Day celebrations

6:32am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A VARIETY of activities will mark Yorkshire Day at a host of venues across the Bradford district.

Driver who hit biker and failed to stop avoids prison

6:39am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DRIVER who collided with a motorcyclist and failed to stop or report the accident has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Royal send-off for retiring head-teacher

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CELEBRATION: Retiring head-teacher Gillian Evans getting a royal send off from pupils, Tayyub Bashir, Rachel Dow and Badar Mohammed

5:14am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HEAD-TEACHER Gillian Evans is starting her retirement this summer as she ends a 23 year career at St Barnabas CofE primary school.

Bradford community's shock at murder in Pakistan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SADDENED: Dr Mohammed Iqbal

6:04am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SHOCKED members of a Bradford community have spoken of their grief following the brutal murder of compatriots in Pakistan.

Husband jailed for life for wife's hammer murder

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DRAMATICEVIDENCE: Danish Irfan told the court he felt like someone had taken his soul after killing his wife

3:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HUSBAND who murdered his wife by repeatedly smashing her head with a hammer when she was in bed has been jailed for life.

Cycling rapist jailed for Bradford red light district knife-point attack

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED rapist, who attacked another woman at knifepoint after cycling around Bradford's red light district, has been jailed for 11 years.

VIDEO: Plunge warning as boy, 8, remains in critical condition after Keighley beauty spot accident

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SHOCKED community leaders have issued warnings to youngsters not to jump into the water at a popular Keighley beauty spot.

Six parks in the Bradford district win Green Flag awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The St Ives Estate

6:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SIX parks in the Bradford district have retained their prestigious Green Flag awards - a benchmark for the best parks and green spaces in the country.

Concern over Bradford's growing tooth decay problem

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Concern over Bradford's growing tooth decay problem

8:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NHS bosses will be asked to explain what they are doing to address Bradford's growing tooth decay problem, a health board meeting heard.

Bradford carer left mentally disabled man alone in car to watch a film, court hears

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court

2:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CARER left a vulnerable mentally disabled man alone in a car for nearly three hours while he went to the cinema, a court heard.

Arson attack on Land Rover in Saltaire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cat rescued from tree

8:47am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BLUE Land Rover Defender 4x4 vehicle was set alight in a suspected arson attack on a track leading to a Saltaire sports club.

Former Tesco man to be next chairman of Bradford-based Morrisons

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FORMER Tesco man Andrew Higginson is set to be the next chairman of Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons as it battles to stem falling market share with £1billion of price cuts.

Controversial plan to open bookmakers' shop in Bradford approved

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Residents outside Pizza Hut on Duckworth Lane that could become a bookmakers' shop

8:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to open a bookies in a Bradford neighbourhood has been granted a licence, despite fears it could attract violence and problem gambling.

Developer hits out at Bradford city centre nightclub after planning snub

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SITE: The possible development site at the back of the Odeon on Great Horton Road

6:32am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE company behind controversial plans to build a block of flats behind the Odeon cinema is appealing Bradford Council's decision to refuse its planning application.

Disability cycling club nominated for Community Stars Awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Disability cycling club, Cycling4All, who have been nominated in the 'Community Group' category in this year's Community Stars Awards.

8:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DISABILITY cycling club based at the University of Bradford has been nominated for this year's Community Stars Awards, designed to recognise unsung heroes who make a difference in communities across the district.

Discarded cigarette thought to have sparked garden decking fire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: People warned not to 'drink and fry' after chip pan fire

8:49am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FIRE crew from Cleckheaton Fire Station were called to a blaze on garden decking at a house which was believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette.

Keighley mum avoids jail after hitting daughter, 12, with roll of wallpaper

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Crown Court

12:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 43-YEAR-old woman has been handed a suspended jail sentence after hitting her 12-year-old daughter with a roll of wallpaper and scratching her face.

Tribunal clears doctor of serious misconduct charges over 'unnecessary examination'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradfordians' life expectancy is among lowest in the country, figures reveal

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GP accused of serious misconduct while acting as a trainee doctor in a Bingley surgery was cleared by a medical tribunal yesterday.

Events organised across Bradford district to mark 100 years since outbreak of WW1

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Very Rev Jerry Lepine will conduct the Bradford Cathedral service

7:33am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The district is preparing to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War on Monday.

Jury to consider verdict in wife murder trial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Danish Irfan

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE JURY in the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife with a claw hammer was today retiring to consider its verdict.

New £2m unit completed at Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nurse Marie Hallam looking after a baby

8:18pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE premature and sick babies in Bradford needing neo-natal care will be able to stay closer to home now that builders have finished work on a new £2m unit.

30 speeding drivers shamed with warnings in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Speeding drivers shamed with warnings

4:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 30 drivers are being issued with warnings after being caught speeding on a Bradford road.

Jury told of Bradford hotel workers' rape of girl on night out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Crown Court

12:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TWO Bradford hotel workers raped a drunken young mother in turn after picking her up at a city centre nightclub, a jury was told.

VIDEO: Interactive ‘Centenary Poppy Sculpture’ unveiled at the Kirkgate shopping centre in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joseph McDonnell placing a poppy on the memorial statue at the Kirkgate shopping centre

7:41am Tuesday 29th July 2014

An interactive ‘Centenary Poppy Sculpture’ was unveiled at the Kirkgate shopping centre in Bradford yesterday morning.

Youth group has to move to three-bed house in row over centre building

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: BATTLE: Campaigners who fought to save Fagley Youth and Community Centre, front from left, Bob Griffiths, Councillor Ann Wallace & Matthew Graham, with centre users behind

6:16am Tuesday 29th July 2014

COMMUNITY groups are planning to hold their sessions in a three-bedroom house as a row over their youth centre continues.

Thousands of pounds awarded to crime reduction groups

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DELIGHTED: Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson

5:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TEN Bradford area organisations will each receive thousands of pounds with money seized from criminals.

Golfing day in grandfather's memory

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joe Hardaker and his mum Alyson are organising a memorial golf day at South Bradford Golf Club in memory of his grandfather Brian Leek

2:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GOLFERS will be teeing off in memory of a Shelf man next month.

Call for action on Israeli Government petition gathers pace

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PETITION: MP David Ward

4:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PETITION by a Bradford MPcalling on the Government to take strong action against the Israeli Government over "indiscriminate killings" in Gaza has gathered 23,000 signatures.

Time to make decision on organ donation to help 1,000 Bradfordians on transplant register

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kidney transplant patient Mohammed Rafique Butt (left) and organ donation register campaigner Nadeem Butt

11:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE issue of our mortality, and the prospect of donating organs after death, is something many of us would rather not confront - but with nearly 1,000 people in the district waiting for a transplant, Bradfordians are being urged to spell out their organ donation wishes.

Airedale midwife unit celebrates first birthday

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CELEBRATIONS: Royal College of Midwives Director for England Jacque Gerrard, back left; with the director of strategy and business development at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Ann Wagne, back middle; and back second from right,  interim head of midwifery

2:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUMS and midwives helped celebrate the first anniversary of Airedale Hospital’s midwifery led unit.

Peter raises £1,700 for children's hospice in Tough Mudder tribute to sister Heather

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Peter Crolla preparing for his Tough Mudder challenge

12:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FORMER Wilsden man Peter Crolla raised more than £1,700 by taking part in the Tough Mudder.

Police launch photo appeal over groceries theft

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:03pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE want to speak to a man (pictured) in connection with the theft of groceries from a shop in Bradford.

Husband found guilty of murdering his wife, 21, in claw hammer attack

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ridda Zanab

12:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A JURY has found a man guilty of murdering his wife by repeatedly hitting her over the head with a claw hammer.

CCTV hunt for shopper after theft

7:06pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN who stole groceries after pretending to enter his PIN number into a card machine at a supermarket self-service till is being hunted by police.

Major Bradford routes set for summer traffic misery

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: AVOID: Drivers are being advised to find other routes when work is ongoing at Thornbury roundabout

10:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MOTORISTS in Bradford are set for traffic misery thanks to roadworks clogging up some major routes in and around the city.

Free anti-theft numberplate fixing sessions in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: INQUIRY: Police have appealed for information about the nightclub attack

4:12pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MOTORISTS can have free anti-theft number plate screws fitted to their cars in Bradford this weekend.

Society supports cancer charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:45am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Bradford branch of Leeds Building Society supported the mutual’s efforts to raise £750 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Police take action against 40 street drinkers as shops say: It's getting worse

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:12am Monday 28th July 2014

Police have taken action against dozens of nuisance street drinkers in a crackdown on drunkenness in Bradford city centre. Officers have made 13 arrests and given 27 people 'directions to leave' in the first two weeks of the operation - but businesses blighted by the problem have called on the authorities to do more.

Bradford superstar Zayn Malik faces backlash of abuse over his support of Palestine

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Zayn Malik of One Direction

5:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

BRADFORD superstar Zayn Malik has received a backlash of abusive messages after posting a Twitter message in support of Palestine.

Teen drug addict locked up for 'brutal' street attack on disabled pensioner in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Frantiska Kinacova

4:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

A desperate teenage drug addict who launched a brutal street attack on a disabled pensioner has been locked up by a judge today.

VIDEO: Bradford singer Melissa Steel tipped to be a star after debut single's chart success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Melissa Steel

3:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

BRADFORD singer Melissa Steel is tipped to be the star of the summer after riding high in music charts with debut single Kisses for Breakfast.

Bid to turn former home of illegal bazaar into indoor football pitches back on

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix plans planning file building permission

7:20am Monday 28th July 2014

A bid to turn the former home of an illegal bazaar into indoor football pitches is back on - after an appeal was lodged against planning refusal.

Worries over future of Bradford's road safety team as funding to be cut

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of the most high-profile collisions in Bradford this year involved a bus and several cars on Manchester Road

7:06am Monday 28th July 2014

FEARS have been raised over the future of road safety workers in Bradford after it emerged the department's funding will be cut at the end of this year.

New insight into Autism through eyes of Bradford youngsters

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Louie Robinson, creating drawings to go in the AutismToolkit.

7:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW toolkit which offers an insight into Autism through the eyes of a group of Bradford youngsters has been unveiled.

Police investigating road rage incident release two pictures

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE have released pictures of two men they want to speak to in connection with an alleged road rage attack in Heckmondwike.

New Bradford College boss pledges to drive up student satisfaction and achievements

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Michele Sutton and Andy Welsh

4:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE NEW boss of Bradford College has pledged to keep driving up student satisfaction and achievements.

Shipley MP "sick to the back teeth” of EU migrants' benefit claims for children outside of UK

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: BENEFITS CALL: Shipley MP Philip Davies

4:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

CHILD benefit should not be paid out to EU migrants if their youngsters live outside the UK, one of the district’s MPs said.




Bradford school closures

- All PTS services are currently fully operational. Please check the status of other school bus services in particular Mybus - (link)

Bradford City Council 8:55am Wed 30 Jul 14

- There are currently no known problems with the PTS bus service -

(Full Closure) Eldwick Primary School (link)

Bradford City Council 3:07pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Forced closure due to building works.The school will be closed on the 21, 22 & 23 July 2014 due to building works. …

(Partial Closure) Nessfield Primary School (link)

Bradford City Council 3:07pm Mon 7 Jul 14

School will be closed to Reception and Year 1 children for the last 2 days of the summer term This is to allow…

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