Discussion needed on prostitution

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A prostitute working in Sunbridge Road, in Bradford’s red light district

8:54am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Prostitution is something that many of us would prefer not to think about. It is a shadowy trade that is often brushed under the carpet by those whose lives are not directly affected by it.

The joy of reading is spreading

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Scheme founder Jan Winter (second adult from left) is joined by mums including TV news presenter Nicola Rees (second adult from right) at the launch of the Midland Road books project

9:55am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The importance of reading for our children is something that can never be underestimated, which is why the work of projects like Canterbury Imagine are so vital.

Action vital on home energy work

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Ward

8:44am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Schemes taking advantage of incentives offered by the Government to encourage green energy are massively important in helping to ensure new homes are as fuel efficient as possible.

Benefits of expensive scheme

8:42am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Government’s Troubled Families Initiative has attracted its fair share of criticism, not least due to the money being spent on it and the limited number of people it would directly affect.

Diners can help flush out rogues

9:07am Friday 18th April 2014

Findings by the Food Standards Agency which show many lamb dishes served up in restaurants and takeaways around the country contain other cheaper meats must be a huge concern for Bradford’s curry industry.

Little choice but to level standards

9:04am Thursday 17th April 2014

While the figure of 85.28 per cent of primary school children being allocated their first choice is only slightly below the national average of 87 per cent, that will be of scant consolation to the parents who have been unsuccessful.

Jobs growth essential for city's future

10:11am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The new report outlining the predicted growth in Bradford’s workforce and jobs by 2020 shows how much more needs to be done to reduce the number of jobless.

COMMENT: Fly-tipping battle needs to be unified

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fly-tipping is one of the issues to be tackled by the campaign

8:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Bradford Council’s new permit scheme for using household waste disposal sites is once again under fire, this time from a neighbouring authority which claims it has led to increased fly-tipping within its borders.

COMMENT: Lessons in dealing with loan sharks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix money finance benefits pensions

8:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Many people have found that with spiralling debt and increasing costs of living they feel that their only recourse for money is to resort to illegal moneylenders.

COMMENT: Reckless actions of drunken PC

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix police arrest

8:26am Monday 14th April 2014

Many people will be surprised at the relatively light sentence handed to police officer Jatinder Dosanjh for driving while almost three times the limit.

Youths can be steered to succeed

8:41am Friday 11th April 2014

It is always satisfying to see a criminal brought to justice and given their just deserts in the courts.

Comment: Privacy is a vital part of civil society

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

12:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

We live in a world which is very much at odds with itself in terms of privacy.

COMMENT: A pro-active way to get us healthy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Feeling the weight of an increase in obesity

9:15am Wednesday 9th April 2014

When we become adults our participation in sport and exercise very often takes a sharp dive. Expense and lack of time are often the most-cited reasons for people’s descent into inactivity, especially those who have families and jobs.

COMMENT: New rules could help the jobless

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

9:07am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The welfare state is designed to create a basic standard of living for all, especially those who cannot earn money to live off from employment because of ill-health or economic conditions that reduce job opportunities.

Welcome revamp for Bradford's Chain Street homes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Incommunities chief executive Geraldine Howley and the Lord Mayor of Bradford

10:05am Monday 7th April 2014

Just a few years ago, Chain Street was a blight on Bradford. The properties were crumbling, the area was a haunt for undesirables, and vermin ran free among the dumped rubbish. It was most certainly not a pleasant sight to see on one of the main roads into Bradford city centre.

Resolution shows how crime hurts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: l Vandals have daubed ‘gangland’ graffiti on the door of Keighley Shared Church

8:52am Friday 4th April 2014

Very often the perpetrators of what is termed “low-level crime” do not think of the human cost of their actions.

A rich seam of learning benefits all

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Green student village, part of the University of Bradford’s environmentally-friendly site

9:02am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Universities are major parts of any city which is lucky enough to have one, and Bradford’s seat of learning is no exception.

No excuses for attacks on NHS staff

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency department

8:39am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

There is no excuse for anyone attacking a health professional trying to help him or her, and anyone guilty of such an act should face the full force of the law.

Scheme is justified in tough times

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:59am Tuesday 1st April 2014

The so-called ‘bedroom tax’ has undoubtedly caused a lot of pain and disruption to the lives of many people, but it is difficult to argue that the fundamental principle it has introduced is not a correct one.

Reaping the benefit of jobs revival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:41am Monday 31st March 2014

It has not been a good few years for anyone searching for a job, and youth unemployment continues to be a major problem, especially in this area.

League tables don’t tell the whole story

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: education

8:40am Monday 31st March 2014

Bradford has some quite unusual challenges in education which are often not taken into account by the league tables which consistently place the district relatively low.

X factor is a sure sign of city’s revival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Work going on at the Westfield site

9:11am Friday 28th March 2014

The news that a brand new shopping and restaurant complex is to be developed alongside the Broadway site is a sure sign that the Westfield factor is really starting to kick in for Bradford.

More will need to use cycleway

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pic from library

9:19am Thursday 27th March 2014

The huge investment of almost £30m being made in the Cycling Super Highway between Bradford and Leeds means it is absolutely vital that more people get on their bikes to use the new route.

Leadership needed over museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The National Media Museum

8:52am Wednesday 26th March 2014

It is frustrating in the extreme that the National Media Museum appears to be on the verge of a fresh funding crisis just months after ministers declared it had been saved.

Vital mission to attract restaurants

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amshad Pervez, managing director of Seafresh, and Bradford Breakthrough chief executive Colin Philpott discuss plans  to attract more restaurants to the city centre

8:46am Tuesday 25th March 2014

It is absolutely vital that the Taste of Bradford event which takes place in the city on Thursday is successful in enticing new restaurants to look at opening up here.

Taxi safety issues must be reduced

8:48am Monday 24th March 2014

On the face of it, the fact that 40 per cent of private hire cars and taxis in Bradford randomly stopped in a Council initiative failed on-the-spot inspections is a worrying one.

Shocking figures on city’s health

8:47am Monday 24th March 2014

Once again, national statistics relating to the level of health in Bradford make sickening reading for the city.

A decision Council has to get right

9:13am Friday 21st March 2014

There is no doubt that Bradford needs to upgrade its city centre leisure facilities, and the huge shake-up of its pools and sports centres revealed last year offers the ideal opportunity to bring a new super-pool into the centre.

Increase in rail fares is new fear

8:55am Thursday 20th March 2014

The decision to abandon plans for parking charges for a number of railway stations in the Bradford area which are currently free will certainly be welcomed by the commuters who use them daily.

Threat from those who flout rules

8:47am Wednesday 19th March 2014

We expect, in these days of rigorous hygiene regulations, that the food we buy will be subjected to the best possible procedures and kept in the cleanest environment before it reaches our plates or our refrigerators.

The merits of bold city tunnel plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The tunnels under Sunbridge Road

10:28am Tuesday 18th March 2014

The proposal to turn a warren of disused tunnels right underneath Bradford city centre into a retail and leisure development is an ambitious and ultimately welcome one.

Time to curb loan shops in city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: All of the time: Petrescu Me

9:10am Monday 17th March 2014

The prevalence of betting shops in Bradford city centre is something that the Telegraph & Argus has spoken out vociferously against in the past.

Importance of data protection

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A new supermarket is being opened in Birtley, near Chester-le-Street.

9:09am Monday 17th March 2014

It is appalling that tens of thousands of employees of Morrisons have had their personal data, including bank account numbers, salary details, and home addresses, published online.

Coroner’s probe must be revealed

9:01am Friday 14th March 2014

The decision by Peter Straker to resign as Bradford Coroner would appear to be the beginning of the end of a long and drawn-out investigation into complaints about his conduct that started in January last year.

Brownfield site should be restored

8:51am Thursday 13th March 2014

The former factory site at Lidget Green earmarked for up to 400 homes should be a key brownfield development for the city, and it is outrageous that unauthorised dumping of building waste may now have placed the scheme in jeopardy.

Tragedy sends out warning

9:51am Wednesday 12th March 2014

No one could fail to be moved by the pain and anguish the family of Joe Preston, who died at the weekend after taking ecstasy, are going through.

Emphasis must be on victims

10:18am Tuesday 11th March 2014

There are some people who advocate anonymity for those accused of sexual crimes until their guilt has been proven in court.

Screening essential for women

8:46am Monday 10th March 2014

It is a cause for concern that almost 30 per cent of women missed scheduled breast screening appointments last year.

True legacy of terrible day in city

8:45am Monday 10th March 2014

The horrific Bradford City fire left its mental and physical scars on those who survived it, and those who lost family and friends that day. It also left an indelible mark on the psyche of the city as a whole.

Saluting the fantastic job schools do

8:54am Friday 7th March 2014

The Bradford and District Schools Awards, held last night and organised by the Telegraph & Argus with support from Bradford Council and the University of Bradford, were a great success.

Project has made city greener

8:53am Thursday 6th March 2014

The amount of beautiful countryside and wonderful parks in and around the Bradford district often comes as a surprise to some, as many believe it to be a gritty northern city dominated by mills and factories.

More powers needed to curb bookies

9:08am Wednesday 5th March 2014

An incredible sum of money continues to be squandered on fixed odds betting terminals in the Bradford district, a significant proportion of which undoubtedly comes from those least able to afford it.

Jobs scheme proving good investment

8:40am Tuesday 4th March 2014

The highly-regarded Get Bradford Working programme by Bradford Council is proving to be a very successful model, and the latest initiative announced as part of the project will only enhance its reputation.

City deserves its share of arts funding

8:36am Monday 3rd March 2014

Few can deny that Bradford is getting its regeneration act together, especially in the city centre. The City Park and Mirror Pool is a joy and work is gathering pace on the Westfield shopping centre at the heart of the town.

A service that is well worth using

8:36am Monday 3rd March 2014

When people get seriously ill they can become very fed up of constant trips to hospital, and that is obviously magnified when they are sadly suffering from a condition likely to prove terminal in the near future.

Decision to save PCSO jobs is right

9:12am Friday 28th February 2014

Everyone would like to see more police officers on the streets to improve public safety and the feeling of security in the community. Sadly, budgetary restraints in recent years have meant that the traditional bobby on the beat is not as common a sight as it once was.

Naming the accused is essential

8:42am Thursday 27th February 2014

The jailing of predatory paedophile John Briggs is another reminder that wicked and evil people who are prepared to use their position and power to corrupt and abuse young people do exist.

Caution over rail car park charges plan

8:52am Wednesday 26th February 2014

The changes bringing in parking charges for railway stations on the Airedale line will cause some consternation among commuters although they will not be unpopular with everybody.

Building a foundation for young

9:03am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Many young people who leave school and are keen to enter the world of work often find they are told that further education is the key to getting a foothold on the career ladder.

Buildings idea simple but brilliant

9:04am Monday 24th February 2014

There are few things worse for the morale of a city centre than empty retail shops or office blocks. When a city such as Bradford is trying its level best to drive forward regeneration and create a thriving centre, empty, monolithic buildings can sap energy from all the effort and good work being done.


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