Breaking news Bradford man, 59, pleads guilty to two child sex charges

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Michael Spriggs.

5:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 59-year-old man will be sentenced at a later date after pleading guilty to two child sex charges.

Coroner urges police to probe baby death as laughing mother in witness box outburst

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

9:54am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CORONER has asked police to look again at whether a mother whose baby girl was found suffocated in her cot three years ago should face charges of criminal neglect.

Man tells murder trial he felt like someone had taken his soul after he killed wife

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ridda Zanab

5:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man told a murder trial he felt like someone had taken his soul after he killed his wife with a hammer at their Bradford home.

Concern over future of Bradford International Film Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Actor Om Puri with Irfan Ajeeb at the 2004 Bite the Mango festival

7:08am Thursday 24th July 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about the future of Bradford International Film Festival (BIFF) in light of a planned review of the National Media Museum's festival programme.

Shipley College plans for contemporary-style building get go-ahead despite Saltaire protests

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The latest image of what the new Shipley College building would look like

6:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

HEATED objections from more than 100 residents have failed to stop plans for a new contemporary-style Shipley College building in the heart of Saltaire.

Credit firm Provident Financial sees half-year profits of £90 million

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Peter Crook CEO of Provident Financial outside the Bradford HQ

5:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PROVIDENT Financial has reported pre-tax profits of more than £90million despite having to pay out £4 million as part of a proposed 225-person redundancy move.

Breaking news Meeting over Odsal Top traffic concerns

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An overhead view of Odsal Top roundabout from 2006

4:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SPECIAL meeting has been arranged to examine the way traffic is handled at the Odsal Top roundabout in Bradford.

Breaking news Man cleared part-way through Bradford drugs conspiracy trial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Crown Court

9:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has been cleared of any involvement in a drugs conspiracy part-way through a trial at Bradford Crown Court.

Bradford East MP David Ward forced to apologise for rocket attack Tweet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Ward MP

8:31am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BRADFORD MP has been forced to apologise after appearing to back Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.

Murder trial told bloodstained claw hammer found lying next to young mother

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ridda Zanab

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BLOODSTAINED claw hammer was found lying next to a young mother killed by at least ten forceful blows to the head with the weapon, a jury at Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

Needles found in abandoned cars close to children's centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of the abandoned cars containing drug needles in Grange Street Lawkholme

5:39am Thursday 24th July 2014

TEENAGERS were horrified to find needles in abandoned cars in a car park.

Former Bradford Council office block in Little Germany to be turned into 100 flats

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN EMPTY office block being sold off by Bradford Council is to get a new lease of life as more than 100 flats.

New Bradford city centre brewery to be 'open by end of the year'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FUTURE: An artists impression of how the new brewery and brew pub will look.

6:31am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE group behind a new £400,000 brewery in Bradford city centre is toasting news that its plans have been given the go-ahead.

Steeton man is finalist in TV best shed competition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Leaver in White Lodge

5:44pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STEETON man John Leaver is bidding for national honours - in the 2014 Shed of the Year competition.

Why’s it's now up to you to register to vote with new electoral procedure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Why’s it's now up to you to register to vote with new electoral procedure

2:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

LETTERS will be dropping on doormats across Bradford over the next month or so informing voters of what is the biggest change to the country's electoral registration system in a century.

VIDEO: 'Education for all' message at Bradford women's peace vigil

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PROTEST: The Bradford Women for Peace Network held a demo by the Oastler statue in Bradford city centre

10:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRADFORD Women for Peace Network held a vigil and prayers for the kidnapped Nigerian School Girls calling for world leaders to take action.

Bradford City of Film director highlights an 'amazing visual record' of bygone times

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children crossing the stone steps at Bolton Abbey

7:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

CROWDS of families queue for the Shipley Glen Tramway, as a group of lads kick a football around and children are lifted up for donkey rides. They could be scenes from any summer afternoon - but they were filmed more than 100 years ago.

Teenager to tackle 200-mile cycle ride in memory of his dad

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Isaac Perry is going on a bike ride to raise money for the diabetes charity , pictured with his mum, Anita.

6:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

AN 18-year-old from Baildon will begin a 200 mile charity challenge bike ride today to raise funds for Diabetes UK in memory of his father.

Shopkeeper fined for selling illegal cigarettes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CONVICTED: Goran Mustafa Mohamadamin leaves Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court

6:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SHOPKEEPER must pay £2,000 after admitting selling illegal tobacco and cigarettes that breached health rules.

Shipley deaf fitness company's national award vote plea

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A HEALTHY lifestyle centre in Shipley which runs pioneering exercise classes for deaf people is appealing for public votes in a bid to win a national award.

VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company to share skills with Cottingley school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SCENE: Fatima Harris and Tawanda Manangazira, right, acting a scene from Hamlet

4:53pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COTTINGLEY school is partnering with the Royal Shakespeare Company to help transform the way the Bard's works are studied in the area.

Pudsey Builders' merchant wins award for Great Yorkshire Show display

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (Left to right): Mark Foster, branch manager of Gibbs and Dandy in Doncaster and Darren Hoyland, branch manager of Pudsey (right) receive their company's award from a representative at The Great Yorkshire Show.

5:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PUDSEY builders’ merchant Gibbs & Dandy picked up an award for their landscaping display at this month’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Poetry break at the For Teas wartime cafe

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eric Bishop with his collection of war poems (8393181)

2:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A cafe with a Home Front wartime theme is selling a booklet of poetry inspired by the First World War.

Charity car boot to support Nepal homes project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Milena Falciano, right, and Rosemary Keczkes at the car boot site at The Quays

12:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO solicitors are organising a car boot sale next month to raise money for Homeless International and its work to help families in poverty.

Council quiz on sports facilities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Picasa 2.0 (7812406)

1:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BRADFORD Council's Sport and Leisure service is inviting residents to give their views about its pools and sports centres.

Beer festival in Drighlington

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Drighlington Cricket Club's beer festival lasts four days

12:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIGHLINGTON Cricket Club are holding their second beer festival later this summer.

UPDATE: Bradford MP David Ward apologises after Gaza rocket Tweet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Ward MP talking to Lawrence and Barbara Brocklesby at the Carlisle Business Centre after giving a talk on Social Care Support. ts rep dc (8513567)

3:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRADFORD East MP David Ward has issued what the party described as a "categorical apology", after posting a tweet suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets from Gaza into Israel.

Cleaner stole £3,000 from disabled woman

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rachel Parkinson leaving Bradford Crown court

7:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CLEANER who betrayed a disabled woman's friendship by stealing £3,000 from her should be made to work hard to repay the money, her victim told a judge at Bradford Crown Court.

Man used dead wife's disabled badge for "emergency" toilet visit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN fraudulently used his dead wife's disabled badge to park in Bradford city centre because he was desperate for the toilet, a court heard.

Pensioner injured in Undercliffe mugging

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A pensioner had his face cut when two men mugged him in broad daylight in Undercliffe.

Bonnie's mad summer plan for cancer charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FUNDARISER: Bonnie Priestley, 12, has organised a summer fair at St John's Church, East Bowling. She is pictured with her grandmother, June Priestley, and church member Sandra Foxcroft

5:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN "inspirational" girl has set up a charity fun day at her local church hall in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Firefighters prevent Bradford rug shop going up in flames

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Burning towel caused kitchen fire

4:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS had just minutes to save a rug shop going up in flames.

Bradford Council set to lose up to £2m in education grant cuts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CONCERNED: Councillor Ralph Berry

3:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UP TO £2m will be slashed from grants that fund everything from music to tackling struggling schools, in new cuts to hit Bradford next year.

Disgust as human waste dumped in Oxenhope stream

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

3:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HUMAN waste has been dumped in a stream in the Bradford district.

Coroner: 'suicide advice websites should be named to allow scrutiny'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PUBLIC INTEREST: One of the assisted suicide websites which the coroner said should be named

6:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BRADFORD coroner has warned that suicide advice sites need to be made a matter of public interest after a librarian suffocated herself.

Stunning array of iconic cars to go on show in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A classic Aston Martin will be on display at the show.

6:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A stunning array of cars - including an Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce and a number of famous rally cars - will take over Bradford's City Park next month.

Bradford Council finance boss gives grim warning about authority's future

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City Hall

6:14am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE finance boss at Bradford Council has given a grim warning about the authority's future.

Demand outstripping donations to Keighley foodbank

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Jan Smithies outside the Keighley Salvation Army food bank (8384342)

3:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SOARING demand is outstripping donations to a Keighley foodbank, it has been revealed.

Motorbikes seized and riders warned in police crackdown

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A police squad set up to tackle nuisance bikes has seized vehicles and given warnings after finding bikers riding illegally at the Flappit Quarry near Denholme.

Woman beaten to death by husband had described him as a 'psycho'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Crown Court

7:23am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman beaten to death by her husband described him as a "psycho" who had tried to suffocate her in her sleep, a jury heard.

Bradfordians' life expectancy is among lowest in the country, figures reveal

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

3:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The life-expectancy of men and women in Bradford is among the lowest in the country, figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal.

Building society's £150,000 giveaway

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yorkshire Building Society Chief Executive Chris Pilling launches the Society's Lasting Legacy Fund

2:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BRADFORD-BASED company is embarking on a bike tour with a difference as it invites charities to apply for a slice of £150,000 as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations.

Pupils bid fond farewell to teaching assistant who worked at Clayton school since 1980s

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: St Anthonys Catholic Primary School teaching assistant Carol Brady bids farewell to her students.

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A teaching assistant who has been working at a Clayton school since the 1980s has been bid a fond farewell by colleagues and pupils.

Bradford's long-term foster carers helping children thrive

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gail Osborne with Isaac

11:46am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GAIL Osborne welcomed Jacob into her home when he was three-years-old and has since seen him thrive.

Suicide verdict on man found hanging in Shipley woods

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

3:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A POLISH man who concentrated on making a living was found hanging in Shipley woodland by a dog walker, an inquest has heard.

MP Philip Davies in plea over boarding schools cash for forces children

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: MP Philip Davies

3:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHIPLEY MP Philip Davies has said more cash should be pumped into state boarding schools to allow children of those in the armed forces to go there and save the taxpayer money.

Childcare worker, 16, swapped sex photos with 13-year-old boy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Crown Court

2:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHILDCARE worker has become the youngest defendant to be sentenced for sexual involvement with a 13-year-old boy from the Bradford area who met a succession of older men on the internet.

Man jailed for one morning after breaching Asbo for 15th time

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court

2:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN who breached an anti-social behaviour order for the 15th time was given a day's detention when he appeared before Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court.

Drama students earn rave reviews for performance of World War One play

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: World War Once Upon A Time performed by Hanson Academy pupils

2:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Budding drama students from Hanson Academy in Bradford have earned rave reviews for their performance in a World War One play penned by a drama teacher at the school.

New £12 million scheme to set up University Enterprise Zone could be a 'game-changer' for Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr Liam Sutton from Bradford University outside Bradford Design Exchange, Little Germany

7:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW £12 million scheme to set up a 'University Enterprise Zone' in Bradford has the potential to be a "game-changer" for the city, the leader of the council has 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 7:02pm Thu 24 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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