End of road fund disc proves taxing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:05am Monday 22nd September 2014

FROM October 1 there will be a something different about our car windscreens.

How district's poorest people are getting help to heat their homes

12:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

IMAGINE being unable to afford to heat the water needed to run a bath or wash your clothes. To have no money left in the meter to allow you to cook a hot meal for dinner or to have to watch your son struggle to do his homework by candlelight. To have to make the choice between bathing the kids or providing them a hot meal.

It's not the food that's making us fat – eating is addictive!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FOOD is often seen as a comfort. Chocolate has long been associated with evoking the feel-good-factor but now, it seems, our behaviour with food may be more psychological than we thought.

Why Bradford's gap in future care for elderly has to be bridged

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: File photo dated 05/12/08 of the hands of an elderly resident at a nursing home. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 23, 2011. A report has condemned England's home care services after finding hundreds of elderly people's human

3:16pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ARE we being careless about our old age? A new report calling for a re-think on elderly care predicts a crisis unless we start to take more responsibility for the kind of support we may need in future.

Cake queen has recipe for success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TEST tubes and conical flasks sparked Sarah Bates’s love of baking. Studying chemistry at university, she loved “fiddling around” with chemical ingredients.

‘Best job in the world’ for a fan of Coronation Street and its cobbles

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:35am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE iconic theme tune became lodged in his consciousness as a young boy.

Care choice gap has to be bridged

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:58am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ARE we being careless about our old age? A new report calling for a rethink on elderly care predicts a crisis unless we start to take more responsibility for the kind of support we may need in future.

Scheme helps to keep students safe

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THIS month thousands students will begin a new chapter of life here in Bradford.

Why so many carers are facing an uncaring world

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A generic photo of a carer supplied by The Carers Trust.

3:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

CARERS make up a large proportion of Britain's silent and unpaid workforce.

Police and Crime Commissioner on steps taken to combat child sex grooming

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: View from back of man and woman holding hands walking across grass (10171687)

3:42pm Friday 12th September 2014

Here, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson explains what he is doing to combat child sex grooming.

Calls will change to meet demand as Bradford phone numbers run out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:05am Thursday 11th September 2014

NEW phone numbers are expected to run out in Bradford within 12 months, such is the demand in the city.

Is the school run a danger zone?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:09am Wednesday 10th September 2014

IN THE past most children walked or cycled to school.

Why ambitious pupils are focusing on helping others

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:44pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

SECURING university places and seeking jobs has become more competitive for today's young people as they venture out into the big world.

Poverty fears over new job-search rules as benefits changes loom

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An increase in the rate of job creation is expected for the rest of the year, a survey found.

4:37pm Monday 8th September 2014

LAST year David Clapson had his benefits stopped. The 59-year-old former British soldier was found dead at home.

VIDEO: Chess to get minds of young moving

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:30am Friday 5th September 2014

IT IS one of the oldest and most enduring board games.

New term delivers a tasty change

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:37pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE start of a new term and nearly two million schoolchildren are now tucking into free school meals.

Ban on circus animals is back on the agenda as show comes to Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Circus Mondao's camels Sabia (left) and Kashmer are preparing for an upcoming show

11:59am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THIS afternoon the House of Commons is expected to pave the way for a debate on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses, leading ultimately to a ban in December next year.

Helpful neighbour Zena, 86, is nominated for Community Stars award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:55am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

"ZENA is the best neighbour you can imagine.” Rais Hasan used this description when he nominated Zena Mozil for a good neighbour award within their Shipley community.

Why Bradford parents are missing meals to make ends meet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

NOT so long ago it was pensioners faced with the decision to heat their homes or eat.

How wheelchair users are squeezed out of shops and society

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:19am Friday 29th August 2014

GETTING out and about is even more difficult for those with disabilities.

A wizard way of beating the bullies

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

WHILE most youngsters relish the excitement of starting a new school term, it can also be a time of trepidation, particularly for those who are starting school for the first time, or joining a new school.

Walk of life for fun and fitness

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Every week Gordon Dean dons his walking boots and strides out.

Students choose to ditch sciences

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS are dropping separate science GCSEs to ease the “burden of assessment” caused by end-of-course testing, an exam board head has said.

Dementia study to assist awareness

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

WOULD you want to know if you were in the early stages of a neurological disorder, such as Alzheimer’s disease, even if there was no cure?

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.


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