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Eccleshill Mechanics Institute Eccleshill - Mick Kenefick in a light green shirt and Chris Watson in a dark blue t-shirt. (40089632)

Group offers haven for older men in Bradford district

Supermarket shoppers will have to pay 5p for single-use carrier bags from Monday under a new law introduced in England to stem litter and help to protect the environment.

As new 5p charge comes into force, is this the end for the plastic carrier bag?

Example will be starring at the Circle nightclub in Bradford this month

Example to perform at Bradford's Circle nightclub

New smoking rules: what you need to know by October 1

New smoking rules: what you need to know about laws coming into force today

Al Murray, Rhod Gilbert, Shappi Khorsandi and Bill Bailey are encouraging smokers to take part in this year's Stoptober campaign

Stars line up to urge smokers to quit for 'Stoptober' as new laws come into force

Volunteers at the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank sorting through food donations

Why Bradford food bank is needed more than ever

Citizens Advice have warned that a new generation of young people are burdening themselves with 'stifling' levels of debt after seeing the number of requests for help from this age group surge by a fifth in a year.

Young people face an uncertain future as benefits changes and sanctions pile on the debts

Older people often find it increasingly difficult to get travel insurance due to age and also health issues.

Older travellers are hit hard by tough policies as insurance prices soar

Age UK has calculated how much it would cost to help the 1,004,000 older people who are struggling with some level of unmet care need for social care support. According to the charity's analysis, the cost of meeting these needs is £4.2 billion per annum.

How can we fund care needs of Bradford's growing number of older people?

New research commissioned by lawyers Slater and Gordon shows that less than one in five divorces are acrimonious.

Divorce needn't be acrimonious - most couples now split amicably

Bradford Nightstop which provides emergency accommodation for young homeless people since 1993 has received a £1,000 grant from Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire to train new volunteers.

Could you volunteer to help Bradford charities to help those in need?

Child teenager with mobile phone. Picture posed by model. Wednesday 24th April 2013. (38634287)

Could social media be ruining our children's education?

Brathay Trust young people on one of the programmes

Charity takes on 'mission accomplishable' to improve lives of young people

Transplant patient, Sharee McPhail, whose live was saved thanks to the generosity of her organ donor.

Lung transplant recipient tells why it could be time to talk to loved ones about organ donation

Filming of An Inspector Calls at Salts Mill

Spotlight is firmly on our region with new Sunday night BBC drama An Inspector Calls

Perfect fit: Oli Morgan setting it straight at YTA Training and Assessment in Bradford.

Why trade skills gap could mean some traditional crafts end up relics of the past

Foster carers Justin and Rachel Waites

More children coming into care has sparked an urgent need for foster carers

A landfill site

How council's war on waste could save Bradford big money

The new-look IMAX cinema

IMAX-imum vision is a real eye-opener as reopening marks a new phase for giant screen

Refugees gather for last year's 'Thank U Bradford' event, organised jointly between Global Community Outreach and Bradford City of Sanctuary

How Bradford has played a leading role in helping refugees to find hope

Emma Towers and the Reverend Mandy Coutts at Bradford Cathedral

Bradford Cathedral turns green in hi-tech drive to reduce carbon footprint

The number of teenagers giving birth is at its lowest level in nearly 70 years, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Number of teens giving birth is lowest in 70 years thanks to sex advice

Liz McIvor, an expert in industrial history and a curator at Bradford’s Industrial Museum

Bradford museum curator delves into history of canals for new TV series

Mobile phones can be a deadly distraction as the road safety charity Brake reveals almost a quarter of drivers have talked to family on the phone while driving.

Drivers should keep switched on at the wheel by turning off mobile phones

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's aviation development and marketing manager.

Why more tourists will be heading for a Yorkshire staycation this Bank Holiday

Batley Bulldogs' Keegan Hirst

How rugby star Keegan Hirst's coming out statement helps to challenge gay stereotypes

How the city centre Broadway cinema, which was passed by the Council on Friday, will look

Is there room for one more cinema in Bradford?

What's next for GCSE students after results day dust has settled?

What's next for GCSE students after results day dust has settled?

Labour leadership contenders (from the left) Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn during a Labour leadership hustings debate

Bradford MPs back campaign for first elected woman leader in Labour vote

People enjoying themselves in City Park at the Bradford Urban Festival 2015

How vibrant City Park brought city centre pride back to Bradford

Volunteer Aneesa Dawood walks with Patricia Layard

Volunteers team up with elderly for health-boosting walking scheme

Left to Right: Bana Gora, Dilwar Hussain, Shaykh Akram Nadwi, Dr Shuruq Naguib and Selina Ullah at the consultation event

Talks start over plans for first UK women's mosque planned for Bradford

The Anti-social Behaviour Bike Team has responded to more than 700 incidents

Police bike squad cuts noisy nuisance by 22 per cent in a year

Helen Melling Fresh Start 4U project worker at the Community Garden in Peel Park.

Volunteering project bridges the gap to a brighter future for adult offenders

Experts aim to boost cancer screening take-up to help save lives

Experts aim to boost cancer screening take-up to help save lives

Huge bills for Bradford hauliers hit by Calais migrants crisis

Huge bills for Bradford hauliers hit by Calais migrants crisis

SPICED: Organiser Zulfi Karim with US Ambassador Matthew Barzun at last year's World Curry Festival

The spice of life: How curry dishes could help us all live longer

Retired dairy farmer, John Gullett.

Farmers call on stores to increase price of milk as herd costs are not being met

Deciding if a child is ready to be left home alone or ready to go out by themselves can be a tricky decision. The NSPCC offers some tips and advice.

Is your child ready to be left home alone?

Billy Ricketts coaches for Saltaire Cricket club at a children's cricket event in Roberts Park

Cricket club calls youngsters to batting order with expert coaching

Closure of breastfeeding advice service could cost more in long term

Closure of breastfeeding advice service could cost more in long term

Juli Thompson and Joanne Hume from Inn Churches at The Storehouse where food banks can store their produce (33734970)

New Bradford food waste hub will help feed those in need

Vicky Robinson and her son, Lewis. Vicky is setting up a support group for families with children with learning difficulties

Bradford group offers summer support to parents of children with learning difficulties

Dr Chris Harris, NHS Bradford Districts CCG’s clinical board member.

Would you trust an internet diagnosis rather than wait to see a doctor?

Trainee Liz Duffield in the Chef's Kitchen

Course offers the recipe for success as trainees develop a range of job skills

'Cooking should be fun, eating should be fun' says Soraya Overend, manager of Jamie's Ministry of Food, Bradford.

EATING DISORDERS: The body image pressure cooker facing children

British families are set to face a challenging summer attempting to find childcare as the number of available places across the country drops significantly.

Report reveals summer childcare strain on parents as councils admit failings

Flood resilience officer Andrew Denville by the river monitoring equipment

Hi-tech ways authority keeps tabs on flooding threat of district's rivers

Nadeem Butt with Muhmmad Rafique Butt, who had a transplant in 2013

Appeal as organ donations fall for the first time in ten years

Youngsters jumping into a lake as the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) and the RNLI charity launch their annual open water safety initiative.

Don't let a cooling dip turn to tragedy in the summer holidays, children warned

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