Great parks are only part of the answer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IT IS genuinely pleasing today to be able to report that six parks in the Bradford district have retained their prestigious Green Flag awards, a mark of the best parks and green spaces in the country. It is no surprise, though, that one of them, Lister Park in Manningham - once officially dubbed the best park in Britain - has been given a Green Flag for the 13th successive year.

Reputation of our city must be protected

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

12:59pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE is, undoubtedly, a growing air of optimism and positivity about Bradford city centre.

Pointing the way ahead for new housing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:21am Friday 25th July 2014

The news that Bradford Council is to build more than 200 affordable homes is welcome, because it is exactly the sort of housing provision the district needs.

More populist touch needed at film festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

Bradford International Film Festival has been a long-running major event in both the film world calendar and the local events schedule, and in its heyday has attracted some major names from the UK and international film scene.

Dangerous websites must be controlled

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Bradford coroner Dr Dominic Bell is quite right to raise concerns about the proliferation of websites that offer guidance and tips to people thinking of ending their own lives.

Rail fares rise will lead to busier roads

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

12:41pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Those who travel by train regularly to get to work will already be counting the cost of their season tickets.

Essential to keep personal approach

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Local authorities such as Bradford Council are constantly facing difficult decisions with regards to allocating their spending.

Heed these warnings on road racers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

It is impossible, unless you are very lucky, to keep traffic off residential streets - there will always be cars negotiating the roads, residents who need to get to and from their houses, and deliveries.

Plans that really are food for thought

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

3:59pm Monday 14th July 2014

Plans to turn the empty Pavilion building on Bradford's City Park are to be applauded - and it is to be hoped they are a success and pave the way for yet more eating establishments in the city centre.

Guns seizure a step in the right direction

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

12:27pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

The news that police have seized three shotguns, a handgun and drugs with a street value of more than £500,000 is both good and bad news.

Screening rates need to improve

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shirley Brierley, consultant in Public Health for Bradford Council

9:14am Monday 9th June 2014

The importance of cancer prevention can never be overstated.

Idiots who ignore other road users

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Image released by the police of nuisance riders on roads around the Bradford district

9:12am Monday 9th June 2014

The anti-social menace of young idiots blighting our roads on quad bikes and motorbikes has plagued our district for far too young.

A salutary lesson in small print

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roderick Stewart in his smoke-affected home

8:51am Friday 6th June 2014

The unfortunate case of Roderick Stewart may act as a salutary lesson to householders who could be hit by a similar insurance pitfall.

Eradicating the evils of slave trade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson

8:37am Thursday 5th June 2014

It is incredible that in a our civilised society in the 21st century, there are still ruthless people exploiting others by keeping them as slaves.

A monster who should stay in jail

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Killer Anwar Rosser

9:20am Wednesday 4th June 2014

It is sometimes easy to react in a knee-jerk manner and call for stronger prison sentences without truly considering the full story.

Vital project will help abused men

9:37am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

It is not a subject that has a particularly high profile, and those affected by it often feel embarrassed or ashamed, but domestic violence against men is a recognised and real problem.

More vibrant city centre for everyone

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Director Hassan Ali outside The Bazaar in Bradford’s former Rawson Market

8:51am Monday 2nd June 2014

With all the excitement and anticipation about the building work under way on the Westfield site, it is sometimes easy to forget that the retail area of the city centre does cover a much wider area.

Technology is a comfort to families

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:50am Monday 2nd June 2014

Anyone who has had a loved one die in circumstances that require a post-mortem and an inquest into their deaths will know the stress and pain that this can bring.

Moderation is the key to safe drinking

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: BINGE DRINKING: Too much alcohol is bad for your health.

8:51am Friday 30th May 2014

An occasional drink to unwind after a hard day’s work, or at a social engagement, is one of life’s pleasures which most of us will happily admit to partaking in.

No shortcut to planning regulations

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lord Mayor Coun Howard Middleton will host the memorial service

8:54am Thursday 29th May 2014

The planning regulations are in place to give some semblance of order and management to the way in which new buildings are erected, extended or otherwise altered. Without them there would be a chaotic free-for-all with people building where they liked with no regard for other people.

Ambulance concerns inevitable

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An ambulance attends an incident

8:54am Wednesday 28th May 2014

In an ideal world we would have a National Health Service that is fully staffed, financed and resourced to everyone’s satisfaction.

Art of noise is to respect neighbours

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Harefield pub fined after noise complaints

8:46am Tuesday 27th May 2014

While it is true that one person’s din is another’s symphony, it is also clear that too many people in Bradford are being subjected to unwarranted and unacceptable levels of noise pollution in their own homes.

Bad drivers need to be weeded out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The district is the worst for banned drivers in the country

8:43am Tuesday 27th May 2014

It has come as no surprise to some of those polled for their opinions in today’s Telegraph & Argus on the survey which shows Bradford has the highest level of disqualified drivers in the country.

Festival will bring joy to city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Festival

8:40am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Let’s hear it for the Bradford Festival. The weather might not be what we’d hope for on this Bank Holiday weekend, but we can at least look forward to June when the three-day family fun event takes over various locations around Bradford city centre.

Children’s lives must come first

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police watchdog to probe Force's handling of Hamzah Khan concerns

8:58am Friday 23rd May 2014

The Hamzah Khan case – in which a toddler died of starvation after being neglected by his mother – horrified the entire nation, and rightfully so.

Make sure you use your vote

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Disaster banner ballot box.jpg for the homepage

9:03am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Today Bradford is going to the polls, not only to choose who represents various district wards at City Hall, but also to decide on who speaks up for Britain in Europe.

Time to get into healthy teeth habits

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Parkside Road Dental Care Unit dental nurse Emma Ryan with eight-year-old Abdullah Shahid and practice manager Deborah Cochran

9:08am Wednesday 21st May 2014

There have been many calls in the past for public water supplies to be infused with fluoride, the main reason for this being the downward spiral in the state of dental health, particulary among children.

New buses could prove beneficial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HOP ON, HOP OFF: One of the planned new buses

8:48am Tuesday 20th May 2014

New and innovative ways of providing public transport are always on the drawing board. As our roads become more and more choked with volumes of traffic they were never designed to handle, it does make sense to try to encourage people to leave their cars at home and use other methods of commuting or taking shopping or leisure trips.

Tackling the noisy neighbours

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

9:10am Monday 19th May 2014

An Englisman – and woman’s – home is said to be their castle, and that should be true in the most abstract sense even if we don’t have turrets, a moat and a drawbridge; home is the place where we should be able to go for safety, security and peace.

Questions over pupil premium

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: education - posed by models

9:05am Monday 19th May 2014

Many children and young people will have been sitting exams this week, be they the SATs taken by primary school pupils or the GCSEs at the other end of school life.

Helping our children get a childhood

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:52am Friday 16th May 2014

It is the proper way of things that parents should look after children, not the other way around.

Hygiene is paramount for fast food

9:19am Thursday 15th May 2014

Yet another food establishment has been prosecuted for a catalogue of horrendous hygiene contraventions which will doubtless turn the stomach of anyone – especially those who may have patronised the takeaway.

Changes needed for healthy life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Around 400 people discovered they had diabetes during a health programme in Bradford

8:35am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Diabetes is the silent killer, an affliction that affects many, many people but of which they can be completely ignorant, until it gets to an advanced stage.

A nuisance that should be ignored

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Britain First member hands out leaflets during action which is thought to have targeted ten mosques

8:38am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Let no-one labour under the impression that the actions of a group calling themselves Britain First are contributing in any way to sensible or democratic debate on issues such as immigration or race in this country today.

Work must continue to save lives

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Campaigner Pat Bleau, who has been made an MBE

8:56am Monday 12th May 2014

Out of the tragedy of the death of her daughter, Pat Bleau forged her grief into a force for good.

Show your support once again

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:53am Monday 12th May 2014

The role of a local newspaper such as the Telegraph & Argus is largely two-fold: Our primary concern, of course, is reporting all the news that is relevant to our readership, and doing it first and best. These days that means utilising the internet and digital technologies as well as the traditional printed page.

Free schools must be kept on tight rein

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Man, 41, arrested as part of police investigation into Kings Science Academy

8:47am Friday 9th May 2014

There is no doubt that there were very best of intentions behind the free schools programme to set up education establishments outside the control of local councils and education authorities, but even its most ardent defender would struggle to say they have been an unqualified success.

Identifying children at risk is vital

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:38am Thursday 8th May 2014

Any parent will be concerned at the figures that show more than 70 children in the Bradford district are what the police term as being “at risk” of being groomed for sexual exploitation by paedophiles.

COMMENT: Dental nurse's striking off sends out message

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dental worker in court for illegally treating 8,000 patients

9:17am Wednesday 7th May 2014

When the public have any contact with health professionals to any degree, they must be confident that those who are involved in any way in their treatment are suitable types of people to deal with patients.

Dangers of prescription drug trade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Prescription drugs are being exchanged for cash by addicts

8:46am Tuesday 6th May 2014

When we think of drug addicts most of us often picture listless individuals lolling in squalid flats with syringes full of heroin bought with the proceeds of petty crime.

No hiding place for sex offenders

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:45am Tuesday 6th May 2014

The latest figures on the numbers of sex crimes being investigated by West Yorkshire Police – particularly those in which the alleged perpetrator is now of pensionable age – make for unpleasant reading.

Park points city in right direction

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City Park in line for another award

8:44am Tuesday 6th May 2014

Bradford’s City Park has won another award to add to its already-groaning trophy cabinet – this time from the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association.

Good will is step in right direction!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Passengers at Leeds-Bradford Airport today

8:46am Friday 2nd May 2014

The recognition by a Government transport minister of the importance of improved transport links to Leeds Bradford Airport is a step forward in the ongoing fight to make it more accessible.

New betting shop rules welcomed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: New betting shop rules  welcomed

8:56am Thursday 1st May 2014

For a long time now, the Telegraph & Argus, through the Beat The Betting Blight campaign, has been arguing for tighter controls on the betting industry and the way new betting shops can open seemingly with abandon.

Vital that childcare is funded

9:05am Wednesday 30th April 2014

Finding childcare for young children can be a real headache for working parents – not only are places often at a premium but the cost can be hideously expensive.

Online chat with police welcome

8:50am Tuesday 29th April 2014

We live in an ever-more connected world, and communication is getting more sophisticated, quicker and increasingly technological on what sometimes feels like a daily basis.

No such thing as a free lunch

8:43am Monday 28th April 2014

School dinners are an important part of a child’s life. Indeed, for many youngsters who come from very poor backgrounds, the daily school meal can provide a much-needed hot and nutritious lunch.

Checks are vital in care industry

8:42am Monday 28th April 2014

When people get to the point where they are no longer able to look after themselves, or their families – if they have any – cannot care for them, then they put their trust into those who work for the caring profession.

Restoring homes saves our green fields

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The houses in Chain Street are now great homes after being condemned as ‘death row’ when they were in a dilapidated state

10:01am Friday 25th April 2014

The problem of empty homes lying fallow on Bradford’s streets is one of the biggest obstacles in the path of the district achieving the target of providing enough housing for everyone who needs it.

Let’s shout about district attractions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The National Media Museum, Bradford

8:29am Thursday 24th April 2014

There are many wonderful sights and attractions in the Bradford district, from breathtaking natural scenery to man-made visitor draws such as the City Park, from places of historical significance to parks and museums.



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