Seven-day GP opening will reflect real life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:44pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THERE will probably be few people who visit their doctor on a regular basis who would argue with the suggestion from David Cameron that GP surgeries should be open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

Parents' role in keeping teeth healthy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The state of our children's teeth is one of the worst public health problems facing the Bradford district and one about which something needs to be done as quickly as possible.

Pub decision highlights real balancing act

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:06am Friday 26th September 2014

THE saga over the proposed redevelopment of the Cock and Bottle pub in Bradford shows just what a fine line there is to tread between the need to regenerate and improve run-down areas and the desire to protect our heritage and past.

Sending out a clear message on quad bikes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:39am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE use of quad bikes on our streets and local open land has become a modern-day blight for many people.

It’s up to us all to spread the good news...

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:02pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

The plan to have cabbies train up as "ambassadors" for Bradford is certainly to be welcomed.

Business park plan could be just the start

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:06am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE move to create a new business park on a former Yorkshire Water treatment works ticks a lot of boxes in terms of its purpose, location and potential to aid the regeneration of the local economy.

Questions to be asked over extra delays

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

MANY people over the summer experienced long delays when applying for a new or replacement passport, which in extreme cases ruined some family holidays. Now it emerges that people in certain parts of Bradford suffered even longer delays as three of the city’s postcodes appear on a “watch list” drawn up by the Passport Office.

University’s recognition well deserved

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

IT IS excellent news that the University of Bradford has experienced a jump in rankings in a widely-recognised annual guide to the best British universities.

Regional tiers threaten local democracy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:13pm Friday 19th September 2014

IT WAS probably inevitable on the back of the Scottish referendum that a debate would swiftly follow about devolution for Yorkshire.

No room for football fan complacency

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

New Home Office figures reveal that Bradford City has the second-highest number of banning orders against supporters in League One and is ahead of local rivals Leeds United, who are in the Championship.

Children must be aware of web dangers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

10:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DESPITE being a fact of modern life, the internet can still be a brave new world for many parents and one that their children have grown up with and are adept at using.

Vigilance is vital in child protection

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE CASE of the young mother who was raped by her father - and even fell pregnant in one of his horrific attacks - is a tale of tragic, sustained abuse and the substantial damages paid to her can never erase the memory of the pain she has suffered.

Invasions by travellers need to be stopped

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:04pm Monday 15th September 2014

THERE are many difficulties when addressing the issue of travellers setting up unofficial sites around the district, and it is not as clear cut as many would like it to be.

Give schools better access to funding

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

A multicultural society has its benefits, but it can also have financial implications.

It really does make sense to exercise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

10:16am Wednesday 10th September 2014

EXERCISING is often seen as a lifestyle choice, the preserve of those who have the time and money to enjoy a gym membership or other physical activity.

It’s time for family to get some answers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:20pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

IF there is anything worse than losing a child, it must surely be not having answers to just how and why the tragedy occurred.

Cost to public of gun licences must be curbed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:39pm Monday 8th September 2014

IT is not difficult to understand why Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe is concerned about the cost to taxpayers of processing gun licences.

Crime report is disturbing on all levels

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

9:25am Friday 5th September 2014

THERE has been for some time a level of disquiet at the way some crimes are investigated – or not, as the case may be – by police forces, including West Yorkshire’s.

Building work points to a bright future

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:07am Thursday 4th September 2014

WITH the cladding being applied to the exterior of the framework of The Broadway shopping centre, which has been going up at a fair lick these past few months, it really feels like the new facility is getting closer to completion.

A wake-up call over the predators

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:57am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The safety of children and young people from the attentions of sexual predators has never been more in focus, thanks to the sad and sordid events which have unfolded in Rotherham recently.

An increase in childcare places is vital

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

10:49am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONE of the biggest problems facing families or single parents with young children is the cost of childcare.

Affordable homes are still the priority

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:21pm Monday 1st September 2014

AFTER many years of economic tough times, we have in recent months seen evidence of recovery, and that is accompanied by rising house prices, one of the key indicators that we are becoming more financially robust.

Basic learning skills have to be improved

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:33am Monday 1st September 2014

READING, writing and maths - the three Rs, in long-standing parlance - form the basic building blocks of any child’s education, and unfortunately Bradford has a history of not having the best attainment in these areas.

Victims must be sure of police support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:14am Friday 29th August 2014

IN the current climate, with all that is going on in Rotherham and questions being raised about the safeguarding of vulnerable people, the spotlight is quite rightly being focused on how the authorities deal with such incidents.

Democracy is best served by access for all

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:05am Friday 29th August 2014

COUNCILLORS are elected representatives of the local community. They act on behalf of the electorate and their role is to represent the views of those who voted for them which, by definition, should be the majority view.

Good diet can help pupils get top marks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:14am Thursday 28th August 2014

SCHOOL meals are a vital part of children’s diets and as many families as possible should be encouraged to have their child enjoy a hot, nutritious and balanced dinner every school day.

Make it easier for homes to recycle waste

10:43am Wednesday 27th August 2014

RECYCLING has long since left the domain of the “do-gooder” and entered the list of things we should all be doing, all the time, with barely a second thought.

Actions for the vandals to take heed of

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO different reports today tell two very different stories about Bradford.

Vital need for better trains and services

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:07pm Monday 25th August 2014

IT WILL not be good news to those who regularly use the train services around Bradford, for commuting to work or for pleasure, to hear that plans to phase out the old-style carriages currently in use seem to have now been put on ice.

Deserved fillip for the unsung heroes of care

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

1:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Carers are the unsung heroes of our communities, looking after relatives or close friends, often under great duress, with no financial reward.

Mental health victims need more support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

5:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

There have been a number of news stories in recent weeks about the spending - or lack of it - on mental health services across the country.

Why we need justice system open to all

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

1:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

"Not only must justice be done; it must also be seen to be done." The infamous phrase was coined almost 90 years ago by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Hewett. And it remains as true today as it did in 1923.

Great news as retail goes underground

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:17pm Monday 18th August 2014

It is great news for Bradford that the council has approved ambitious plans for a new underground retail and leisure development in the heart of the city centre.

Public must get value for money on public transport

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

3:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

A day after announcing they were scrapping cheaper fares on some peak-time routes in West Yorkshire, train company Northern Rail has been branded one of the "least trusted" in the country.

Sick thug who deserves to be punished

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

5:26pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The mindset of the sick thug who "befriended" a cat then subjected it to a sick assault, swinging it about by its tail, is one that no right-thinking person would want to understand.

Importance of following a vocation

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

1:01pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

It used to be that most of those who left sixth form with their A-Levels generally continued on the education path to university where they would study for a degree course or similar.

Park proving a big boost to city wellbeing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:14am Tuesday 12th August 2014

There was a sizeable share of grumbling when Bradford Council first announced it was to create what we now know as the City Park in the centre of Bradford, largely from those who wondered whether such a large expenditure would be worth it.

Youthful fire that must be extinguished

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:26am Monday 11th August 2014

BRADFORD can take no pride in the fact that a third of all attacks on fire service staff in West Yorkshire last year took place in the city. It beggars belief that there are sufficient statistics for such a matter to be recorded but, nonetheless, there were 76 incidents logged against firefighters in the period.

You can speak for yourself, Mr Galloway

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:18am Monday 11th August 2014

NO-ONE with an ounce of humanity in his or her soul could fail to be moved by the plight of innocent Palestinians caught up in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. The “collateral” deaths of women and children who simply wanted to live their lives as best they could in a volatile environment is a source of shame for all decent human beings.

Time to make losers out of the thieves

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

10:04am Friday 8th August 2014

News that police chiefs and Bradford City Football Club have teamed up this season to drive out criminals who are preying on fans' cars as they watch matches at Valley Parade is to be welcomed.

Welcome aid for our fading high streets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:36pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THE FACT that Bradford and Keighley are among 29 town and city centres across the UK selected to take part in a new scheme to improve their high streets can only be good news for both.

Democracy is best served by access for all

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:18am Wednesday 6th August 2014

COUNCILLORS are elected representatives of the local community. They act on behalf of the electorate and their role is to represent the views of those who voted for them which, by definition, should be the majority view.

Time to make a case for Le Tour-ism cash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

10:20am Tuesday 5th August 2014

AN important visitor to the offices of the Telegraph & Argus last week commented: “I haven’t been here for years but all you hear about Bradford nowadays is the hole in the middle.” After a pause, he went on say: “The thing is, I couldn’t find it. All I could see were things being built and the place has got a real buzz about it...”

Honour the dead to keep the past alive

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

4:16pm Monday 4th August 2014

FROM a distance of 100 years, when living memory of events no longer exists, it would be easy to argue that time heals all wounds and the past should be left where it is. The wounds, of course, are long healed but the need to understand the nightmare of the First World War is as important today as it was to the earth-shattering years from 1914 to 1918.

College earns right to build on its success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

3:39pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE news that work is due to start anytime now on the latest stage of Bradford College’s ambitious development plans is very welcome – and the fact that it will help create new jobs locally as it rises from the ground is even more so.

Disregard for others is a curse of our times...

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

The principle of doing unto others as you would have done unto you is one that's hard to argue with.

Battle to save even smaller rights is vital

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE right to roam, the right to free access to the countryside, the right to traverse pathways and routes that have been used by ordinary people for countless generations is one of the great freedoms of our society.

New hospital 'crisis' must be put to bed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

5:08pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE rallying cry of opposition parties that there is a "crisis" in this and a "crisis" in that has become so over-used that it has lost most of its impact.

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.

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.



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