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9:21am Friday 22nd March 2013
8:53am Thursday 21st March 2013
For those who only look at their council tax bills to find out how much they’ll have to pay the following year, it might come as some surprise that bundled with their bill is literature advising them they need a permit to dump household waste at their local tip.
8:47am Wednesday 20th March 2013
8:55am Tuesday 19th March 2013
It is little wonder that the volunteers behind a project designed to help give youngsters something to do have been left gutted by the theft of 50 specialist BMX bikes which will cost £10,000 to replace.
8:30am Monday 18th March 2013
A new report stating that Government planning reforms have not helped to stop the ongoing encroachment of housing on green space land across the country will come as no great surprise to readers of this paper.
8:29am Monday 18th March 2013
As the country today wakes up to the impressive total of the money raised by yesterday’s Red Nose Day, it is a sobering thought that right here in Bradford we have the second highest rate of infant mortality in England.
8:47am Friday 15th March 2013
9:16am Thursday 14th March 2013
Compared to just a few years ago, the numbers of people who smoke is greatly reduced. This is due, in no small part, to the stringent and welcome rules which forbid smoking in enclosed public places, the cost of cigarettes, and the great work being done by health professionals.
10:30am Wednesday 13th March 2013
8:51am Tuesday 12th March 2013
Having mandatory door stickers imposed upon minicab drivers which set out the rules under which they can be legally engaged might well feel like an imposition to them, but the arguments they raise against complying with this ruling do not really outweigh the benefits to the public.
8:38am Monday 11th March 2013
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8:33am Monday 11th March 2013
What seems like a marked increase in the number of so-called “sexual grooming” cases, in which older men pretend to befriend often underage girls then ply them with drink and drugs to make them more compliant, will undoubtedly be seen as a cause for concern to most of us.
8:39am Friday 8th March 2013
8:28am Thursday 7th March 2013
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9:12am Wednesday 6th March 2013
It seems incredible that Bradford Council is powerless to stop operators of a private funfair from just setting up their rides on private land without a licence, but that would appear to be exactly the situation that has arisen in a site off Leeds Road.
8:56am Tuesday 5th March 2013
9:00am Monday 4th March 2013
8:59am Monday 4th March 2013
It is now a given that Bradford City’s overall Capital One Cup experience far outweighs their ultimate defeat in the Wembley final. The Bantams’ heroic charge through the legs, collecting Premiership scalps along the way, and the sporting and enthusiastic support of the fans, brought a much-welcome positive focus on the district.
9:31am Friday 1st March 2013
9:47am Thursday 28th February 2013
9:00am Wednesday 27th February 2013
9:35am Tuesday 26th February 2013
9:13am Monday 25th February 2013
9:12am Monday 25th February 2013
So this is it.... After all those weeks of anxious anticipation, after all the joys and triumphs of Bradford City’s frankly astonishing run to the final of the Capital One Cup, the big day has finally arrived.
8:30am Friday 22nd February 2013
The decision by the Government to effectively withdraw funding – in the shape of Private Finance Initiative credits – from Bradford Council’s 25-year, £300 million waste treatment project is all the more disappointing because of its timing.
10:07am Thursday 21st February 2013
8:59am Wednesday 20th February 2013
There can be a no more heinous crime than the rape of a young child by a grown up. The forced destruction of a small girl’s innocence by a far more powerful adult whom she was encouraged to trust is a crime that all decent, right-thinking people will view as disgusting and depraved. Jeffery Gilbert, who features on our front page today, thought he’d got away with it – not once but 11 times. His vile behaviour inflicted untold damage on two young girls over an extended period, one just seven years old when he began. The fact that he was eventually caught owes everything to the courage of his two victims, who bore their pain for years until they felt strong enough to come forward and make a complaint. They were rightly praised by both Judge Peter Benson and Detective Constable Jodie Hayes, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, who said their bravery had ensured that Gilbert would “spend a significant time behind bars.” But, although this evil man was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment, in theory he could be released on licence – admittedly for the rest of his life – after serving just half that term. Many will believe that is not enough and that there are some crimes where the full sentence should be the minimum served if justice is to be seen to be done.
8:44am Tuesday 19th February 2013
The whole of Bradford should be hanging its head in shame today following our report that a mother has been forced to take her three young children abroad to guarantee their safety after a series of terrifying attacks on their home by racist thugs.
8:32am Monday 18th February 2013
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9:15am Friday 15th February 2013
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9:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013
Apprenticeships might just be the key to getting a new generation into meaningful employment, and the news that Bradford companies took on almost 5,000 young people in such roles in the last academic year is heartening news.
8:43am Tuesday 12th February 2013
10:11am Monday 11th February 2013
9:56am Monday 11th February 2013
The call for Sainsbury’s to pull its finger out and get started on its planned store at the old Bradford & Bingley headquarters by MP Philip Davies will strike a welcome chord with many residents and traders in the town.
9:01am Friday 8th February 2013
It would be easy to laugh off a survey that places Bradford as the second least romantic city in the UK as a bit off harmless fun and nothing more than a gimmick for the hotels.com website which has put it out.
9:22am Thursday 7th February 2013
While we firmly welcome the moves that a compulsory microchipping scheme is to finally be introduced, the new legislation falls some way short of addressing the many concerns that still remain about vicious dogs.
9:01am Wednesday 6th February 2013
11:12am Tuesday 5th February 2013
It is a sad but unfortunate fact that no matter what opportunities new technology such as smart phones and tablets can open up for us, there is a dark side to it which we have to be extremely wary of.
9:53am Monday 4th February 2013
While there are undoubtedly occasions where a prosecution of an offender does not serve the public interest, it is a cause for concern that new guidelines issued by the Crown Prosecution Service are likely to mean fewer prosecutions.
9:52am Monday 4th February 2013
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