Calls for investment in mental health

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Early intervention into mental illness can save the NHS millions of pounds a year, a charity reports

9:09am Friday 18th April 2014

Early intervention treatments for some people with mental illnesses could save the NHS millions of pounds a year.

Growing passion for Bradford's allotments

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Sheard is not convinced by advice from gardener Monty Don

9:07am Thursday 17th April 2014

It’s fantastic – I tell everyone I have my own health spa and gymnasium.”

Now Talking Telegraph has gone digital

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Talking Telegraph volunteers John Oldfield

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

It is an invaluable service helping to expand the world of those who live without sight.

Speed awareness courses drive home the message of safety

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Those people caught speeding in certain circumstances can be offered a speed awareness course

8:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Every day, thousands of people across the UK break the law by driving too fast on our roads.

When Settle Carlisle railway was on the line

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: POOR SERVICE: Better customer care needed on the Settle to Carlisle line

8:44am Monday 14th April 2014

Twenty-five years ago, on Friday, April 11, 1989, the Settle Carlisle railway, and with it Ribblehead Viaduct, was saved from closure that had been proposed by British Rail.

Services offering support to teenage mums

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pregnancy rates in the district have fallen and is the lowest rate for conceptions among under-18s in West Yorkshire

8:37am Friday 11th April 2014

Perceptions of teenage pregnancy are beginning to change.

Bodybuilder's steroids message: ‘stay natural for safe muscle gain’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bodybuilder, Nick Hindle, who has secured his place in a prestigious competition final

9:58am Thursday 10th April 2014

Despite the dangers they can cause, the number of people using steroids appears to be increasing.

The new drive to put Bradford on the tourist trail

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sarah Howsen, senior tourism development officer for Bradford Council; Charalene Lee, chairman of Destination Bradford; Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe; and Tricia Tillotson Bradford Council’s tourism manager, at Bingley’s Five Rise Locks

9:08am Wednesday 9th April 2014

This week rail travellers across West Yorkshire will be able to see the best of Bradford as they wait for their trains.

Sobia supermarket suicide sparks fears over health support 'inequality'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ORDEAL: Sobia Yousef with her daughter Mehvish

9:35am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The tragedy of a mother who killed herself in a Shipley supermarket last month has raised questions about bereavement support for Muslim communities.

Modern-day slavery in West Yorkshire - the victims of a grim trade in people

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Human trafficking can include forced labour, or services, domestic servitude, sexual offences and other forms of exploitation

9:54am Monday 7th April 2014

Human trafficking is nothing less than modern-day slavery, writes West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner MARK BURNS-WILLIAMSON – and he’s determined to do something about it eing promised a life of your dreams, a good wage to support your family and a positive future means many individuals head to the UK with an amazing picture in their mind’s eye.

Top-up will help more pensioners

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Those in a position to save are been given an extra incentive with a State Pension top-up

8:54am Friday 4th April 2014

Pensioners were said to be one of the great beneficiaries of the recent Budget.

The calls to set 20 mph limits on urban and village roads

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A survey has revealed that nearly 80 per cent of people think a 20mph speed limit should be in place on local roads, particularly near schools

9:08am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Introducing 20mph zones around schools, residential streets and villages is seen by many as a must when it comes to bringing down accidents.

Net gains from faster broadband

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The IT hub make the most of superfast broadband

10:19am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

According to a new report, some outlying areas of the district are poorly served with internet connections. JIM GREENHALF finds out what’s being done to solve this, and why we need faster broadband

Health on the Streets team warms to its health task

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of the Health on the Streets team from Eccleshill Clinic – Sue Hodgson, Pauline Bland, Tracy McGrory, Janet Menebhi and Janice Maloney

9:04am Tuesday 1st April 2014

We all too often hear about communities not having a say about their health care. It is also widely reported that health services differ hugely from one area to the next.

The 100 best things about Yorkshire - Le Countdown

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The money will help projects which enhance the culture, wildlife and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales

We list the 100 top things to see and do across Yorkshire to celebrate the beginning of the 100-day countdown to the Tour de France's Grand Depart hitting the county's roads

Community spirit on social media

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The recent #nomakeupselfie campaign helped raise more than £8 million for Cancer Research and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, showing the power of social media when it comes to fundraising

9:23am Monday 31st March 2014

The make-up came off for one of the biggest charity fundraising campaigns social media has ever seen.

Right Reverend Nick Baines wants to instill a sense of civic pride

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Right Reverend Nick Baines, with his wife Linda, on the day he found out he was to become the new Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales

9:14am Friday 28th March 2014

The outgoing diocesan Bishop of Bradford was talking about creativity and confidence, how the people of the district needed to see evidence of positive physical change to help them overcome preconceptions, a lingering sense of victimhood.

Teaching schoolchildren a healthier way to start the day

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lisa McLoughlin with Bowling Park Primary School Year 4 pupils Angel Harrison and Daniel Hughes

9:26am Thursday 27th March 2014

It’s mid morning and the clatter of culinary equipment signifies that something tasty is being rustled up to eat.

Relief drive for flooding victims

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sheila McLachlan, right with her drivers from Addingham, will be taking a van full of   practical essentials to help    the victims of flooding which devastated parts of the south of England earlier in the year

8:53am Wednesday 26th March 2014

For months the homes and possessions of flood victims have been submerged in water.

Commissioner's pledge to bring back the cash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson with one of the projects he hopes to help with proceeds from criminals

8:48am Tuesday 25th March 2014

If asked how neighbourhoods can benefit from criminal activity, most people would not be able to supply an answer.

Sharing a home to help others

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shared Care foster parents Gary and Helen Hodgson

8:56am Monday 24th March 2014

"Empty nest syndrome’ is a familiar saying among parents whose off-spring have moved on.

Bradford project helping to deal with loneliness

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jean and Paul WInter, who became volunteers with the Neighbourhood Approach to Loneliness programme

1:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

Predictions of a potential loneliness epidemic have prompted action. Reports have already revealed loneliness and isolation posing potential problems for the future, particularly among the elderly population, and many organisations are already taking steps to tackle this.

Another new era for Bradford's markets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Rawson Market

8:58am Thursday 20th March 2014

On March 25, 1996, a £1.2m purpose-built temporary market was opened to absorb the traders of the historic Rawson Market, which was largely demolished to make way for a super new £6m development.

Schools draw on help from an expert film-maker

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City of Film director David Wilson

9:38am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A film-maker whose work includes an Oscar-nominated animation has been inspiring Bradford schoolchildren and teachers to get creative with their own film projects.

Vital water work is life-changing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Erica Lack (right) with colleagues in India

10:38am Tuesday 18th March 2014

We don’t think twice when we turn on a tap or nip to the toilet.

Cash threat to men's help group

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonathan Thelwell (front right) working with the men’s group at Eccleshill Mechanics Institute

9:19am Monday 17th March 2014

Helping older people to make more of life rather than just accept what circumstance throws at them seems to be of growing concern in Bradford.

Le Tour inspiring pupils to cycle

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shabaz Khan and Faizaan Akmal on their ride to school

9:06am Friday 14th March 2014

Bradford’s Big Pedal has never been more pertinent.

Schemes set to ease congestion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Traffic at a stand-still on Manchester Road as the £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund aims to improve congestion with traffic-calming schemes across the district

8:52am Thursday 13th March 2014

Millions of motorists face the frustration of their daily commute.

‘How I broke free from my drugs hell'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Julie (not her real name) was given a life line by a life coach Nina at Hidden Homeless Ltd.  Picture posed by a model

10:22am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Julie is a mum-of-three who works in telesales – and she relishes every day, because she knows her life could easily have ended so differently.

Help is at hand to kick the habit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Airedale Hospital staff members Alison Higgins, Shahid Rashid, stop smoking adviser Amanda Bailey and Catherine Bramley

10:22am Tuesday 11th March 2014

'Some days are really hard, particularly if they are stressful, but I haven’t given in to the urge yet. “ Alison Higgins describes her second attempt to stop smoking. She managed to stop for 15 years but started again just over a year ago following two bereavements.

Cathedral choir future in doubt?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Cathedral Choir during filming of Songs Of Praise

8:47am Monday 10th March 2014

This year marks a new chapter in the history of Bradford Diocese.

Highlighting the devil in our diet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nutrition expert Verner Wheelock says sugar is a bigger concern than saturated fat

9:02am Friday 7th March 2014

Sugar is a “hidden” ingredient in many of the foods we eat.

Do immigrants take local jobs?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council leader David Green

8:57am Thursday 6th March 2014

You can always tell when a Euro election is approaching – politicians start arguing about the pros and cons of immigration.

Delving into the sinkhole problem

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil and Liz Conran stand outside their home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway and swallowed their car

9:11am Wednesday 5th March 2014

The idea of the ground opening up and swallowing cars, houses, even people is unthinkable on a quiet North Yorkshire street.

Drama drives home the safety message at school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Holly Vallance, Keir Howard and Ian Gofton perform a play for students at St Bede’s school warning about the dangers of drinking and driving

8:38am Tuesday 4th March 2014

A young boy sits in a wheelchair reading a letter.

Jamie riding high on inspiration

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jamie Nicholls in Sochi

8:40am Monday 3rd March 2014

It is said to have inspired a new generation.

'Let friends help you kick the smoking habit'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alison Higgins and Shahid Rashid with Amanda Bailey, stop smoking adviser, and Catherine Bramley

9:15am Friday 28th February 2014

Banning people from smoking in public places has encouraged many to quit.

There’s no excuse for no TV licence

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TV Licensing officers can operate covertly and call at households any time day or night

8:45am Thursday 27th February 2014

"I can’t pay for my licence because my 18-month-old baby pinched my payment card, climbed on to the kitchen units, put it into the microwave, turned it on and now it’s melted.”

Petition calls to cap holiday price hikes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A recent poll found that 51 per cent of parents of children under the age of 18 questioned, would take their offspring out of school during term time if by doing so they could get a significantly cheaper holiday

8:55am Wednesday 26th February 2014

The cost of family holidays during school holidays that has resulted in an e-petition of protest to Parliament signed by 170,000 people has stirred up the issue of taking children out of school during term time.

Go bananas to give farmers a fair deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fairtrade members Karen Palframan, Barbara Judd, John and Mary Wood and Mike de Villiers

10:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Most of us don’t think twice when buying bananas as part of our weekly shop.

Vital guide to help save someone from choking

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tim Ward with partner Jo Edwards, who took quick action to prevent him choking on a burger while watching Bradford Bulls

10:00am Monday 24th February 2014

Imagine if your child was choking in front of you and you didn’t know what to do.

Drinking trend a dangerous game

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Parents are urged to take a tough stance against internet game Neknominate        Picture posed by models

8:10am Friday 21st February 2014

There are many advantages to the internet, but it also has sinister potential.

Council leader: ‘It's time for action in Bradford'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council’s chief executive Tony Reeves with Labour Council leader David Green

9:50am Thursday 20th February 2014

Nearly eight years ago, the Telegraph & Argus jointly interviewed Bradford Council’s then Conservative leader Kris Hopkins and the authority’s new chief executive Tony Reeves. The emphasis then was on talking less and delivering more.

A healthy appetite or an obesity warning for children?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Doctors are warning parents to look out for certain signs in their children’s eating habits to predict a susceptability to obesity in later life. Picture posed by models.

9:51am Wednesday 19th February 2014

An infant’s hearty appetite is traditionally seen as a healthy sign – but it could signal a predisposition to obesity, say scientists.

Bradford patients leading the way in lung research

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: COPD patient Joan Roberts with BRI consultant Dr Dinesh Saralaya and nurse Karen Regan at Bradford Royal Infirmary

9:13am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Thousands of patients are missing the chance of potentially life-saving treatment for one of the most serious lung conditions, according to new figures.

Group's ambitious vision for Bradford's future

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr Mohammed Iqbal and Sir James Hill, the vice chairman and chairman of Bradford Matters Group

9:58am Monday 17th February 2014

Arguably, people with a definite purpose have a plan, whereas those who hope to have a plan have a vision.

Wheels in motion for safer cycling

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Champion cyclist Chris Boardman helped to launch British Cycling’s new ten-point manifesto, urging the Government to invest more in cycling

9:49am Thursday 13th February 2014

When the Tour de France weaves through Yorkshire this summer, it will inspire people of all ages to get on their bikes. Some might even be encouraged to switch from four wheels to two.

Smugglers are foiled at airport

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kevin Parsons, interim director for Border Force for Yorkshire and Humber

8:55am Wednesday 12th February 2014

In June last year a man arrived at Leeds-Bradford Airport from Pakistan carrying a shoulder bag.

5P bags charge is 'a step forward'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Around eight billion single-use bags were handed out to supermarket consumers in the UK in 2012

9:04am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Love them or loathe them, they are cluttering up our environment.

Beat the squeeze by selling online

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Selling unwanted items online is a great way to raise extra cash – or funds and donations for charity

9:30am Monday 10th February 2014

Increasing numbers of people are selling online to try and beat the financial squeeze.



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