Legal high deaths toll sparks alarm

6:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DEATHS linked to legal highs could surpass those related to heroin use within just two years, according to a new report.

Illegal traveller camps problem is back to haunt Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: UNWELCOME VISITORS: Travellers have moved on to the field next to the cricket club in Clayton

1:15pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IN the late 1980s the-then Labour Council lost power at City Hall to the Conservative Group, led by one Councillor Eric Pickles.

How sickening thefts are taking their toll on Bradford's charity shops

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Manorlands shop manager Jackie Burke outside the Cavendish Street store where burglars stole takings (9187644)

1:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

EVIDENTLY stealing charity collection boxes from shops and cafes is old hat. Apparently, the trend is to break into charity shops. And once in the thieves unconscionably ransack the place for cash.

Do Bradford's pubs have a future as last orders is called on more businesses?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CLOSED: The Queen pub in Bridge Street has been boarded up

3:18pm Friday 15th August 2014

ONCE again The Queen public house, opposite St George's Hall in Bradford, has closed down, prompting those interested in pubs to wonder whether this familiar aspect of daily life has much of a future.

Reduction in cheaper rail fares is another blow for train users

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Passengers on the platform at Forster Square station in Bradford getting off a train

12:02pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Rail users have been given more bad news with the announcement by train company Northern Rail that it is axing some off-peak fares in West Yorkshire.

Why Bradford Cathedral is a good place to talk about peace in Gaza

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Palestinians carry their belongings after salvaging them from their destroyed house in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled,

11:21am Tuesday 12th August 2014

INTRACTABLE murderous conflicts such as the current one in the Gaza Strip have appalled and polarised the world before - think of Northern Ireland and Bosnia, which were concurrent horrors in the early 1990s.

Why a quarter of Bradford's working adults aged 20 to 34 are still living with parents

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: KRIS Brewster, Skipton’s Head of Products.

3:03pm Monday 11th August 2014

They are referred to as the 'clipped wing generation'. Young people who are eager to fly the nest are finding they are having to stay put because they cannot afford to rent or buy their own home.

Could minimum alcohol price be the answer to liver problems?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:10am Friday 8th August 2014

THE introduction of a minimum unit price for drink has sparked great debate. While according to some it may be beneficial to heavy drinkers, in particular those with liver problems, others suggest the only people that will be penalised are those without a drink problem.

Helicopter lifesavers are flying high to transport district's sick children

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TAKING to the skies the Children's Air Ambulance . Picture by Antony Thompson

12:48pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A LIFE-SAVING service is now flying high in Bradford - literally. The speed at which a helicopter can travel, avoiding the delays on our daily commuter journeys, is essential when transporting poorly children from one hospital to another.

Families face holiday childcare struggles over cost and provision

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CHILD'S play.

11:33am Wednesday 6th August 2014

SCHOOL'S out for the summer and parents and carers are charged with juggling the logistics of childcare around jobs.

How dedicated team supports victims and witnesses to make court less of a trial for all

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of the Witness Service, Breda Foley, Julie Sweeney and Jan Cartwright

10:49am Tuesday 5th August 2014

ATTENDING court as a victim of crime or witness to a crime can be a daunting prospect. Possibly having to face the defendant in the courtroom, worrying about cross-examinations, legal processes and the courtroom itself, with its different sections and legal teams, can all add to the stress of the occasion.

Will free school meals plan be a real boost for pupils in Bradford?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PARENTAL PERMISSION OBTAINED. Generic picture of pupils enjoying school dinners at a Primary School in Cambridgeshire. (8863973)

4:28pm Monday 4th August 2014

IN a few weeks all infant pupils could be tucking in to free school meals regardless of their parents' income in a change that is intended to boost educational attainment.

T&A grant helps give youngsters the beekeeping bug with schools project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:38pm Friday 1st August 2014

EDUCATING youngsters about the importance of bees has never been so imperative.

Bradford is on scent of Curry Capital title as city bids for record fifth accolade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: JOY: The celebrations after Bradford clinched last year’s curry capital crown

11:46am Thursday 31st July 2014

IT could be another historic year for the city of Bradford when it comes to the Curry Capital of Britain crown.

Alhambra founder's great-grandson visit's family legacy as theatre celebrates 100 years

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:03am Thursday 31st July 2014

IN the foyer of Bradford's Alhambra theatre hangs a plaque in memory of Francis Laidler, who founded the theatre in 1914.

Teenagers' summer boost for Bradford communities in citizenship project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service summer community project carrying out a clean-up on Bradford's Sutton estate

12:08pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COMMUNITY spirit is alive and well among a group of young people in Bradford, who are spending the summer involved in various projects, from washing cars to creating a community garden.

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.

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?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7185634)

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

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7094765)

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.



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