Sense will prevail

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nigel Farage

9:17am Thursday 17th April 2014

SIR – According to Rick Jones (Letters, April 14) “the people have spoken”.

Trees trouble a pity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Saltaire Weir

9:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

SIR – It is a great pity that the trees get in the way in Saltaire because when it comes to all things Saltaire I admit Roger Clarke knows a lot more than I do. I see now that my view was only a limited artistic one.

Join walk for charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Target: David aims to raise at least £3,000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation

9:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

SIR – Meningitis Research Foundation is marking its 25th anniversary in May 2014 with a 140km walk across the Pennines connecting two landmark buildings in the history of meningitis and septicaemia research.

Forced to go metric

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: MEP Godfrey Bloom

9:12am Thursday 17th April 2014

SIR – What a deliciously absurd letter from Brian Holmans (T&A, April 14). The answer to all his questions is ‘No’. I can’t.

Minority will benefit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WELL CONNECTED: At what age should a child be allowed a mobile phone or tablet?

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

SIR – We all know that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. Well the EU decision to cut mobile phone charges abroad is just that.

What is the reason for foodbank demand?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There has been growing demand for help from foodbanks locally

9:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

SIR – A recent announcement by food banks agency the Trussell Trust that its distribution of food parcels has increased in the last year from 317,000 to 913,000, has received a not totally unexpected response from a government source.

Disease spreads in war

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: War-torn Syria.

9:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – I was deeply saddened to hear Syria is now facing further woe in the form of polio outbreaks.

Egg-celent donations

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eggs Marks the Spot- Cadbury Easter Trail

9:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – Millions of chocolate eggs will be consumed this Easter by millions of people who have donated millions to charities worldwide.

Call to break ties

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Archbishop Tutu will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws, alongside the university’s education and theology graduates

9:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – Sometimes the really important news doesn’t make the front pages of our national newspapers of choice. But, if you can persevere, you can find nuggets of truth worth finding but almost hidden away inside.

Where’s the progress?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Godfrey Bloom

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – Godfrey Bloom states (Letters, April 5) that he buys everything locally in imperial units. However, I doubt very much that he buys fuel for his car in gallons.

Trees get in the way

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Saltaire village

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – I completely agree with my friend Iain Morris (Letters, April 12) in his praise for Steven Anderson who has kept Saltaire streets clean since the year 2000. Congratulations Bradford Council for employing such a dedicated worker.

Not a good sign

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gideon Seymour (left) and Lee Craven, from rival organisations Bradford One and Bradford Live, who are battling it out to redevelop Bradford's former Odeon

9:09am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – I see we now have some ideas about the Odeon building from the developers, but no financial or operator information except for a deadline by the end of the year.

Who was responsible for handing over land?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix letters emails writing write comment opinion contact correspondence T&A

9:07am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – In recent months I have followed with interest the developments in Eccleshill regarding Marshalls’ plans to build 600 houses on green field and part council lands.

Theory is off track

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist’s impression of the proposed Low Moor railway station

9:08am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SIR – In his letter (T&A, March 27) B Barraclough bemoaned the delay in the opening of Low Moor station.

Help with divorce

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 'Couples should avoid the expensive route'

9:38am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – I wanted to draw your readers’ attention to a change in the law which will affect many people living in and around Bradford, and which comes into effect on April 22.

Park responsibly

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Royal Infirmary

9:37am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – If you can’t find a place to park legally at the BRI, don’t just dump your car anywhere in the grounds, as suggested by ‘Craig 1985’ in postings from your website (T&A, April 8) – you’ll only exacerbate the situation.

Success at what price?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SPEAKING OUT: Tony Blair, who gave a briefing to journalists yesterday

9:36am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – I have just read Mr Holmans’s letter (T&A, April 11) listing Tony Blair’s achievements as Prime Minister.

Matter of science

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author

9:24am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – It would take Philip Bird (Letters, April 10) longer to walk one hundred metres than if he ran the same distance.

Metric is here to stay

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Godfrey Bloom

9:23am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – Philip Bird (T&A Letters, April 7) defends Godfrey Bloom’s opinions, but they regularly provide an easy target for his critics such as his claim that there is no greater supporter of imperial measure than he.

Fight with your votes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nigel Farage.

9:10am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – Having watched Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage debate on the European Union, the people have spoken; they want out.

Money was wasted

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The new Saltaire junction which has been completed ahead of schedule, with minor adjustments left to do

9:09am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – The instalment of lights at a roundabout in Keighley reinforces my view that money was wasted on the removal of the roundabout at Saltaire when the lights were installed there. Money and time were wasted and inconvenience prolonged.

Our city is starting to thrive once more

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: work continues  on the Westfield  Broadway site in Bradford

9:06am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – What a pleasure it is to see the Westfield shopping development taking shape before our eyes in the city centre. Thank goodness someone has at last got a grip on this scheme and got it under way.

Real cost of living

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Godfrey Bloom

9:04am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – Having just returned from a lecture tour of Brazil, many delegates, even fellow financial economists and strategists were surprised when I pointed out money printing causes inflation.

Offer a real choice

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Make sure you vote!

9:02am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – John Hall (Letters, April 10) is justified in highlighting Labour’s dalliance with privatisation during their time in government. And I would go further than him in describing it as ‘disappointing.’ The saddest thing is that many people in this country would like to see a real government-ready alternative emerging to counter the sort of ‘Thatcherite’ policies which have held sway for too long.

Property or education?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix money finance benefits pensions

8:59am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – Which is of more value – extra valuable education or property? So students may be in their 50s before paying off loans; some of their parents may well be in their 70s before mortgages are paid off and have to be paid irrespective of their earnings.

Parking is a problem

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Parking is a problem

8:57am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – Re the story about Garry Gledhill’s parking fine (T&A, April 7), I am in total agreement with him about the parking at BRI.

Trees add ambience to village

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Victoria Road in Saltaire

8:54am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – Turning into a tree-lined Victoria Road – the main thoroughfare – is what gives Saltaire its ambience. People who come here love it.

Confidence at a low

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Cameron hailed Accenture's 2,000 jobs drive

8:52am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – The long-suffering taxpaying voters could, on hearing the news of yet another MP previously having the full support of her party leader and our Prime Minister David Cameron now resigning Ministerial Office in disgrace over the financial impropriety, be forgiven for saying “Oh no, here we go again”, so just what’s changed at Westminster since the last expenses scandal?

Solution must be found for centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff at Eccleshill Treatment Centre face losing their jobs when Care UK’s contract runs out in 12 weeks’ time

8:50am Monday 14th April 2014

SIR – The news that Eccleshill Treatment Centre is in danger of closure is astounding.

Poignant pilgrimage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: British troops in action during the Battle of the Somme

8:59am Friday 11th April 2014

SIR – Monday, August 4, marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. From August 4 until Saturday, August 9, I will lead a coach party from the north of England to the First World War battlefields in Belgium and France.

Blair eclipsed Benn

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SPEAKING OUT: Tony Blair, who gave a briefing to journalists yesterday

8:57am Friday 11th April 2014

SIR – To David Hornsby and Mubarik Iqbal, Tony Benn seems to have been something of a saint.

Sorry state of affairs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council, City Hall

8:55am Friday 11th April 2014

SIR – I read that Bradford Council is planning cuts to school transport and I think – here we go again!

Mean-spirited decision

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ilkley Grammar School

8:47am Friday 11th April 2014

SIR – On Tuesday morning, I spoke at the meeting of Bradford Council’s Labour Executive to ask them to consider the special case for allowing discretion in applications for free school transport for Burley-in-Wharfedale.

What will become of treatment centre?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff at Eccleshill Treatment Centre face losing their jobs when Care UK’s contract runs out in 12 weeks’ time

8:44am Friday 11th April 2014

SIR – What a great shame it was to read in the T&A (April 9) that the Eccleshill Treatment Centre is in danger of closing after July.

Rail link is beneficial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The train leaves Bradford Interchange for London

8:46am Friday 11th April 2014

SIR – Reader Ken Waddington makes two particular suggestions in his letter (T&A, April 8).

Sale-off was a fiasco

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Impact of Royal Mail job losses in Worcestershire unclear

8:52am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – According to the Government spending watchdog the National Audit Office, the sale of Royal Mail was a disaster for taxpayers.

Safer, not faster

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yorkshire MEP Godfrey Bloom

8:52am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – No, Mr Thompson (Letters, March 31)! Think. The whole point of the research review with the Danish experiment was accidents reduced. People drove at safer speeds commensurate with conditions, not ‘faster’.

Change investments

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An oil rig like this was proposed for Poole Bay

8:51am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – Our fuel bills are rising fast, and politicians seem to have little idea what to do about it.

Savers and save-nots

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Cameron talks pensions in Peacehaven

8:51am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – I am amazed at the statement by David Cameron (T&A, March 27) and I quote: “We pledged that we would act to help all those who were working hard, saving up and setting their sights on a home of their own”.

Skewed perspective

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:50am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – I see that arrogant and rude bully Andrew Neil being has been put firmly in his place by, of all people, a Telegraph journalist.

Food for thought

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The late, great Tony Benn looks characteristically thoughtful at Levellers Day in Burford in 2001

8:50am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – Following on from two letters which appeared in the T&A recently regarding the campaigns of Tony Benn, it shouldn’t go without mention that Benn was a vegetarian and believed that was a way to an adequate diet.

Have a say on scheme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Victoria Hall in Saltaire

8:49am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – In the piece about Victoria Road, Saltaire (T&A, April 2), I am quoted as welcoming the scheme.

Help give disabled children vital care

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

8:49am Friday 4th April 2014

SIR – The response to your feature ‘Sharing a home to help others’ (March 24), about the Shared Care respite service for disabled children, has been encouraging.

Help with awareness

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Testing the blood sugar level - part of monitoring potentially serious type-1 diabetes.

9:13am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SIR – We are looking for five to ten volunteers in West and South Yorkshire to give talks in local mosques to raise awareness about fasting safely during Ramadan.

Esther’s straight talking

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SENSITIVE ISSUE: Disabilities Minister Esther McVey

9:12am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SIR – Whatever you think of the Conservative-led coalition Government, you can't fault Tory Employment Minister Esther McVey in terms of her candour.

Carbon saving is a lie

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sunshine brings a tourism boost to the Cotswolds

9:11am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SIR – It could only be April 1 when the latest scaremongering from the climate change lobby dominates the news.

Survey should inspire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Silsden Town Hall

9:11am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SIR – The Silsden Residents’ Survey 2012 makes interesting reading. How will Silsden Council use this?

Pioneering cycle plan is worthy of support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Cervelo R5 bicycle

9:10am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SIR – Bradford and district would not be the place it is today without individuals or groups with the vision to prepare for the future. Those visions still exist today.

Can’t ignore democracy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nigel Farage

10:26am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SIR – As, I hope, an average man in the street, I am not much exercised by Godfrey Bloom’s litany of legislation (Letters, March 28).

Queen ‘is not worthy’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stuart Cummings receives his MBE from the Queen

10:26am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SIR – I am calling upon Stuart Cummings to hand back his MBE.



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