Mythical beasts in bid to boost literacy in Bradford over summer holidays

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Summer Reading Challenge will run at libraries throughout the district to encourage children to keep reading during the holidays

12:55pm Monday 28th July 2014

MYTHICAL creatures and lost legends are helping to tackle the "literacy dip" of the school summer holiday.

Bradford gym’s pivotal role as women's boxing makes debut at Commonwealth Games

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: COMMONWEALTH contender Nicola Adams pictured with her coach Alwyn Belcher.

10:47am Friday 25th July 2014

WOMENS boxing makes its debut in the Commonwealth Games but what few may realise is the pivotal role Bradford is playing in providing a high profile platform for the sport.

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.

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.

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.

Why Bradford district is building a future on housing developers' cash pledges

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Development work in Shipley near Hoyle Court. Increasingly, developers are being asked to provide for the community as part of planning agreements

12:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

CASH promised by developers when planning permission is granted for major schemes is on the up again - a sure sign that the housing market is also improving in Bradford.

Bradford charity project gears up to help young carers and teenage parents thanks to funding boost

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Declan Norton lets Lewis Oddy let off some steam during sparring

12:55pm Monday 21st July 2014

IN recent years its future has been in doubt.

History project uncovers Bradford estate's forgotten past

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Actress Irene Lofthouse, researching co-ordinator for the 'Seeds of the Past' project on the Ravenscliffe Estate

7:50am Thursday 17th July 2014

IN THE aftermath of the Great War, Lloyd George promised homes fit for heroes and Bradford's Ravenscliffe estate was to form part of that pledge.

Clergy react to women bishops vote: ‘a momentous step for the church’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Rev Cayte Norman (left) with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, on a visit to the area in 2010

12:43pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THEIR patience and persistence has finally paid off.

Inside the summer battle to cut Bradford's crime blight

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CRACK DOWN: Chief Inspector Damien Miller, head of Neighbourhoods and Inspector George Bardell, who leads the bike team

1:40pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Anti-social behaviour can blight neighbourhoods.

Loneliness project helps to combat isolation in Bradford communities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Get2Gether charity group helping to build bridges in Bradford Moor

12:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

LONELINESS isn't something normally associated with young people. With family living in Pakistan – and after giving birth to her daughter, Bibi Ruqiyah felt lonely.

Rise in prescription medication addiction sees drugs charity widening its scope

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Prescription drugs are often sold to family, friends or neighbours, after being obtained from a doctor for a legitimate or exaggerated medical condition

3:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

A RISE in the misuse of prescription drugs, including some over-the-counter medication available at pharmacies, has led a Bradford drug treatment charity to extend its services.

Campaigners: ‘Please keep Safe And Sound panic button lifeline free for elderly’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pensioners are finding their finances squeezed more and more... and now what many term a vital service is going to cost money for many of those who use it

11:35am Friday 4th July 2014

WITH many pensioners facing such hardships as deciding whether to heat their homes or eat any addition to their daily living costs is an extra squeeze on their finances.

Boost for broadband speeds as 97 per cent of region's homes set to go superfast in £24m project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Residents of Burley, which had superfast broadband installed in 2012. The celebrations are set to spread across the district as the programme is expanded

5:42pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A PLAN to equip 97 per cent of homes and businesses across the region with the kind of broadband speeds that will mean faster downloads and online streaming is underway.

Why are animal cruelty convictions on the rise in Bradford?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A dog rescued by the RSPCA from a dog-fighting venue

3:42pm Monday 23rd June 2014

WE are supposed to be a nation of animal lovers. Yet West Yorkshire, and the North, is bucking the national trend when it comes to cruelty convictions.

The sad plight of the majestic barn owl

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A barn owl from SMJ Falconry, Eldwick (7224566)

3:34pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

It is a sight that is never forgotten.

Are wind turbines the answer to district's energy problems?

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5:20pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

In December 2009 Prince Charles told the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen that the world had just seven years left to avert environmental disaster.

Home is where the heart is for Bradford children and their Syrian counterparts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Examples of fabric pieces created by Bradford children

10:37am Monday 16th June 2014

THE beautiful canvas literally illustrates a tale of two areas.

How super-heroes and storytelling are helping boost literacy in Bradford

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6:47am Friday 13th June 2014

It goes without saying that children who are read to at home stand a better chance of gaining good literacy skills.

Help for world cup casualties with domestic violence support

1:59pm Thursday 12th June 2014

World Cup fever is sweeping the globe as football fans brace themselves for the Beautiful Game being played out on the world’s stage.

VIDEO: Former Olympic cyclist gets the wheels turning for pupils

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Former Olympic Cyclist, Phil Bateman, with children from Marshfields Primary School, Sahreen Reni, Hussain Khan and Kaleem Nasir, teaching them about cycling as a sport ahead of the Tour De France. ts rep cy (6965530)

7:17pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

WITH just weeks until the Tour De France passes through the district, a former Olympic cyclist is hoping to get local young people excited enough about the sport that Bradford could soon be creating its own champions.

Will childcare bill make a difference?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Government is to introduce a new scheme to help with the cost of childcare, though some experts say the measure is not enough to help the most disadvantaged families who need it most

8:54am Friday 6th June 2014

New tax-free childcare measures worth up to £2,000 a year per child have been welcomed by campaigners, amid warnings that more help may be needed for the poorest families.

Bag charges are a welcome levy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RARER SIGHT: We are using far fewer carrier bags since the introduction of the 5p charge for single-use bags in Wales last year

8:40am Thursday 5th June 2014

Most of us are guilty of using them.

Respect is key to take on obesity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Recent figures suggest a rise in obese babies, with almost a third of newborns weighing in at more than 12lbs last year

9:25am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Barely a week goes by without startling revelations about obesity levels in this country.

Ensuring the fallen aren't forgotten

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Philip Sweeney’s mother and father, Geraldine and Henry

9:42am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

This month sees the anniversary of two big battles in the First and Second World Wars.

‘Don’t write off poorest children’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The number of children living in poverty is set to rise by 41 per cent over the next six years, according to Save The Childen

9:22am Monday 2nd June 2014

Millions of children in the UK could be sentenced to a lifetime of poverty, unless there’s a “dramatic change of course” in tackling the issue.

Teen idols have responsibilities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One DIrection’s Zayn Malik, from Bradford, pictured on stage at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, as part of the band’s current tour. He was filmed this week allegedly smoking cannabis. 	Picture by Dr Peter Mills

8:55am Friday 30th May 2014

In 1967, the then editor of The Times, William Rees-Mogg, wrote a famous editorial with the headline “Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?”, decrying the prison sentence given to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones following a police raid on Richards’s Redlands mansion in Sussex.

Science need not be male industry

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Liz Phillips, senior engineer at Radio Design in Shipley, is one of only 140 women worldwide to be appointed a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

9:06am Thursday 29th May 2014

Although the late Margaret Thatcher was an Oxford University chemistry graduate before she became leader of the Conservative Party and the winner of three consecutive General Elections, the word ‘engineer’ is still a bit of a dirty one as far as women are concerned.

Church of England will engage with community

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nick Baines Bishop designate urged churches to plant poppies

8:58am Wednesday 28th May 2014

On Sunday, June 8, up to 3,000 people are expected at York Minster to attend the inauguration service for the new Church of England diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales and its bishop, the Right Reverend Nick Baines.

Critical time for ‘invisible’ girls

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jasvinder Sanghera, chief executive of Karma Nirvana

9:22am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Jasvinder Sanghera’s parents found her a husband when she was eight years old.

Reliance on food banks a concern

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lashman Singh, founder of the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bankm surrounded by supplies given out to the district’s needy. There has been a surge in the number of food bags handed out in the last year

9:20am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Food banks seem to be a phenomenon particular to the last four years of Britain’s Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government.

Keeping money matters in mind for relatives of people with dementia

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There has been a significant rise in the number of wills being contested by relatives of dementia  sufferers, a Bradford law firm has reported

9:03am Friday 23rd May 2014

The reason why people make a will is to ensure that their finances and possessions go to their loved ones, or those they nominate as recipients. But what if those who have made a will suffer from a condition affecting their state of mind? How does it affect their state of affairs?

Measures are needed to save our pubs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kirsty Leach and Sean Garvey, licensees at the New Inn, Denholme. Award-winning landlord Sean says it’s down to the public to use or lose their local pubs

9:01am Thursday 22nd May 2014

The uncertainty of the pub trade is evident in the number of watering holes disappearing from our towns and cities.

Can volunteers govern schools?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford’s changing demography and changes in school organisation are proving a huge challenge for governing bodies

9:11am Wednesday 21st May 2014

Has the time come for school governing bodies to be radically overhauled? At present virtually anybody of the right age without a criminal record can be a governor.

Road safety is a lesson learned for pupils

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Janet Firth with Farnham Primary School pupils Pari Patel, Talha Naveed, Nihaal Mehmood, Safiullah Nasrat and Marisa Culiedan, learning about road safety

8:52am Tuesday 20th May 2014

When youngsters at Farnham Primary School go home tonight, they will take special care when crossing the road.

Where's best to have your baby?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Birth centre manager Carol Dyson (left) and head of midwifery Julie Walker at Bradford Royal infirmary’s midwife-led maternity unit

8:56am Friday 16th May 2014

Most mums would want to give birth in their own familiar surroundings.

Food for thought in labels debate

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The British Retail Consortium does not see the requirement to separately label meat based on the method of slaughter

9:20am Thursday 15th May 2014

The labelling of food products has hit the headlines again.

Celebrities champion the powers of the local press

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dame Helen Mirren

8:40am Wednesday 14th May 2014

ocal newspapers such as the Telegraph & Argus cut across all boundaries. The rich and famous and the ordinary folk alike turn to their local news provider to find out what’s happening in the places that matter to them.

Bringing city's markets into a modern age

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Crompton, of Pickups Butchers in Oastler Market, Bradford

8:40am Tuesday 13th May 2014

"You get to know your customers – they are not just a number on a till roll.”

How the T&A campaigns for positive change in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: T&A editor Perry Austin-Clarke and David Wilson, director of Bradford City of Film, with the petition to save the Media Museum in June

6:00am Monday 12th May 2014

Anyone who doubts the difference that a local newspaper can make only has to glance at the T&A’s current £1m Crocus Cancer Appeal.

Nowhere to hide for sex abusers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DI Vanessa Smith (right) with members of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit at Javelin House

8:51am Friday 9th May 2014

"They may not have a voice today or next week or next month – but they will be heard and we will investigate.”

Old meets new as Broadway begins to transform the city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Westfield development rising up from beyond Broadway

8:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

The speed at which Westfield’s Broadway development is taking shape is helping to bring a “feel-good factor” to Bradford, according to business owners and the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

Animal cruelty crisis: Why are so many pets suffering?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Singh, manager of Bradford & District RSPCA

8:43am Thursday 8th May 2014

Taking on an animal is a commitment for the length of the pet’s life.

Commissioner: A fresh approach for tackling crime across West Yorkshire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Burns-Williamson

9:08am Wednesday 7th May 2014

Working together is key to building safer communities, writes West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson

Faith matters in our communities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Philip Lewis will talk about the need for better knowledge of faith matters in a talk tomorrow night

9:07am Tuesday 6th May 2014

Philip Lewis arrived in Bradford 30 years ago when the Honeyford Affair was polarising public opinion, not just locally, but nationally, the newly-appointed inter-faith adviser to the Bishop of Bradford was invited to a public meeting at the Pakistan Community Centre.

The twin aims to share and care of a Shared Lives carer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fiona and Stuart Graham are two of the full-time carers who are part of the Shared Lives service

9:04am Tuesday 6th May 2014

"It’s a sense of making things better for people,” says Stuart Graham.

Volunteers help find a resolution

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Volunteers can help mediate neighbour disputes and low-level crime and anti-social behaviour issues

8:50am Friday 2nd May 2014

When PSCO Tracy-Anne Beasley arrived at a quiet residential Bradford street, where a row about parking had arisen, she was expecting a minor neighbourly dispute.

School security under scrutiny

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Much-loved teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed at Corpus Christi school in Leeds this week

8:59am Thursday 1st May 2014

The stabbing of a teacher at a school in Leeds this week has sent shockwaves throughout the country.

Building on city’s screen heritage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City of Film director David Wilson at the Bradford Film Office

9:10am Wednesday 30th April 2014

From DCI Banks to Daphne Du Maurier, the Bradford district’s diverse landscapes have attracted a range of film and television drama production over the past 12 months.

Bradford Council encouraging electric cars

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Council environment officer James Brass at the Jacob’s Well charging point

8:55am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Electric cars are not a common sight on our roads.



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