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.

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.


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