Final days of conflict

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12:55pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIR – May I first congratulate the T&A on their special souvenir of the Great War (but two battles involving the British Army in August 1914, Mons and Le Cateau, were left out.)

Crime and punishment

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12:51pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIR – If I had been the judge dealing with the thug who swung a defenceless cat round by its tail (T&A, August 14) I would advocate a very large person picking up the miscreant by his ‘tail’ and swinging him round a few times.

A rubbish service

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12:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIR – What does one have to do to get bins emptied? The monthly garden bin collection does not happen.

God’s chosen people

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12:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIR – Re proposed Bradford boycott of Israel. In the course of very nearly four millennia of recorded history repeated attempts have been made by mendacious and insane persons to destroy God’s ancient people, the Jews.

Suffer or pay the price

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12:45pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIR – More than three million English NHS patients are awaiting treatment, figures published on Friday, August 8, show, as “cracks begin to appear” in the service after four years of crippling Con-Dem cuts.

Lording it up in the bar

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12:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIR – The taxpayer subsidised Parliament’s exclusive bars and restaurants to the tune of £6 million last year (T&A, August 11).

Fear keeps people away from centre of our city

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12:43pm Monday 18th August 2014

SIR – Very good news about the Odeon renovations, but unfortunately it does not solve Bradford’s problems. I visit the Alhambra on a regular basis and talking to theatre goers I found although they love the theatre they do not like the city.

Get record straight on funding for venue bids

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3:29pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIR – Bob Watson’s letter (Letters, August 13) regarding Bradford One, begins by commenting on the relative viability of the two bids, perhaps not being fully aware that both propose to develop a mid-range concert venue for the city.

Super fundraising effort by Morrisons staff and customers

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3:46pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIR – Morrisons might have problems of their own including a fall in profits but, as reported in the Telegraph & Argus, it hasn’t stopped them, their staff and customers raising £500,000 for charity.

House area is no dumping ground

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3:44pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIR – There have been a number of letters recently about people dumping unwanted items outside people’s homes. This has happened to a friend of mine.

Cote Farm houses are not wanted

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3:41pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIR – So, once again Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire managing director Wayne Gradwell tries to justify another of his company’s unwanted housing developments, this one at Cote Farm, Thackley.

Fees are not a barrier for university

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3:40pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIR – At a National Citizenship Scheme event I asked a group of secondary pupils, who soon may be considering going to university, how many knew that they would not have to pay anything for tuition fees whilst they were studying at university.

Israel could stop builds

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3:39pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIR – In answer to John Hall’s letter (August 13), after the 1967 war which Israel won (having been attacked by neighbouring Arab states) Israel approached these with a view to a peace deal, but her overtures were met by a deafening silence.

Give us the priority

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3:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

SIR – Why is it that when there is a problem anywhere in the world, Britain, one of the world’s smallest nations is the one that reacts?

Sharing statistics on Gaza conflict

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6:14pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SIR - I’d like to share some information from the Jewish Voice for Peace regarding Gaza: Nearly 2,000 dead - nearly a quarter of them children. 10,000 injured. 10,000 homes destroyed and three times that damaged (plus mosques, schools, factories, farms).

We all have problems with roadworks

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

6:13pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SIR - There is always someone somewhere who wants to dig a hole, set up temporary lights, which are designed to cause traffic jams. Forgive me Baildon residents, but you are not the only ones suffering from gas workings.

Don’t be envious over free TV licences

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6:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SIR - Dan Oliver, (Letters, August 8), should curb his envy. The reason we over 75’s get free TV licences is that the Government expects we won’t last much longer, the cost then becomes an inexpensive sop.

Council has done well with past projects

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5:51pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SIR - Unlike your correspondents who think Bradford Council is as much use as a chocolate fireguard, I remember when they loaned the developers of the Southgate Complex £6 million, which was repaid with interest after only ten months, enabling them to finish building a new imposing Provident Finance HQ and the top class Jurys Hotel.

Beware of experts on 'ash die-back'

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5:34pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SIR - At the height of the “Ash die-back” problem that hit Britain last year I was advised to cut down the ash trees in my garden because they were all showing the classic signs of the disease.

Spoilt minister ought to try life as a lorry driver!

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5:32pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SIR - Yet another Tory MP and minister throwing the towel in on grounds that he can’t manage on the wages etc he gets!

How do we know what people were thinking in World War One?

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5:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SIR - David Hornsby and Karl Dallas have both fallen into David Cameron’s trap by bringing politics into the commemoration of the Great War and in particular suggesting that ordinary people were deceived into supporting the war aims.

Sweeping statements over fate of Palestinians

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12:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SIR - Re “Lesson on Israel origins”, (Rudi Leavor, Letters, August 9). Sorry, Rudi, you can’t get away with sweeping statements misleading people into ignoring the fate of Palestinians and THEIR right to exist alongside Israel.

George Galloway doesn’t speak for me

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12:25pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SIR - The most unsettling aspect of the latest ‘look at me’ episode in the George Galloway show is the preening arrogance behind his statement ‘We have declared ...’

Tackle tax avoidance

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12:27pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SIR - It is well known certain newspapers are keen to give prominence to ‘stories’ featuring so- called benefit ‘scroungers.’ These papers put a lot of effort into locating such people.

Most viable bid

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12:25pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SIR - Bradford One have expressed their concern that their plan for the Odeon building has been rejected by Bradford Council (T&A, Aug 9).

Death toll questioned

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12:23pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SIR - At a time when politicians are spreading inaccuracies it is important for the Press at least to get its facts right. In the report on the appeal of the Bishop of West Yorkshire you refer again to "1,176 Palestinian civilians have died...."

Anti-Jewish stance is simply not acceptable

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12:37pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIR – I am absolutely disgusted with Bradford Council and George Galloway for their statements/actions.

ME help for students

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1:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIR – Heading off to university is exciting, challenging and sometimes a little daunting, not least for those new and returning students who live with the disabling illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

Value our brass bands

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12:47pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIR – I recently heard a brass band play at a local engagement and, as it always does, it reminded me how valuable they are to our communities.

It can’t all be Labour!

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12:44pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIR – One may knock a man for the opinion he holds but not for the right to have it, in football it’s very ungentlemanly to play man and ball.

Boycott Israeli firms

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12:41pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIR – We were delighted to see so many people from Bradford when we went to the demonstration in support of the people of Gaza in London on Saturday.

Ignore this Galloway circus

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

12:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIR – On March 9, 2012, I wrote to you expressing my horror that George Galloway had set his sights on Bradford. I found his extreme views as pernicious then as I do now.

A Galloway free city

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12:38pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SIR – I cannot help but wonder, did George Galloway’s anti-Jewish tirade stem from genuine concern for the people of Gaza or, as is probably more likely, was it an early piece of electioneering propaganda aimed at Muslim voters?

Lesson on Israel origins

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11:14am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR – In answer to John Hall’s letter (T&A, August 5), far from Israel existing as a “God-given right” to be where it is, the UN voted in 1947 to establish a Jewish state in the area roughly where Israel is now.

Train is the best option

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11:14am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR – To avoid the essential gas work so disrupting road travel over Baildon Bridge, the train provides a convenient alternative. From Baildon station (pictured) to Shipley station the journey takes three minutes.

Remarks just like past

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11:13am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR – Back in the 1930s a dangerous fool said much the same about the Jewish Nation as George Galloway. He found enough idiots and cohorts to support him and it resulted in the deaths of millions.

Remarks just like past

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11:11am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR – Back in the 1930s a dangerous fool said much the same about the Jewish Nation as George Galloway. He found enough idiots and cohorts to support him and it resulted in the deaths of millions.

Look at both sides over Gaza

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11:10am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR – I have written to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to state that I am disgusted with George Galloway’s bigotry concerning Israel and the Palestinians.

Tolerance is one-sided

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11:09am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR - The increase in instances of anti-Semitism not only In Europe, but also in the UK, is very disturbing, and a serious step on the road to eventual perdition.

Litter crisis gets worse

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11:08am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR - With disposable packaging at an all-time high, the UK is experiencing levels of litter on an unprecedented scale. The impact of this has moved beyond mere aesthetic displeasure, seriously posing a threat to both public and environmental health. All is not lost, however, as we can still do something about it.

Play Day event thanks

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11:08am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR - Once again can I congratulate the recreation centre play activity & development team for such another brilliant ‘Play Day’ event, held for the children.

Breathing new life into an uplifting anthem

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11:07am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR - As the nation marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, a number of us believe that the centenary is an opportunity to learn from the lessons of the past.

Wide of the mark

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11:06am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR - Most of what you said in your editorial leader column of August 6, regarding open public access to council meetings, was perfectly sensible. However, the opening paragraph of your piece was significantly wide of the mark. You stated that the role of councillors ‘is to represent the views of those who voted for them which, by definition, should be the majority view.’ Although I speak as someone involved in politics from the Conservative viewpoint, I think it would be fair to say that most, if not all, councillors, of whatever political hue, seek to represent the views of all their constituents, not just the views of ‘those who voted for them’.

Town council has nothing to hide from its critics

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11:05am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR - Your editorial (T&A, August 6) passes judgement on Keighley Town Councillors on the basis of incomplete evidence.

Real truths of Great War are not told by leaders

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12:18pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SIR – After David Cameron announced that £50 million was to be set aside for commemoration of the First World War, the government’s reasoning became all too clear. The catastrophic human disaster that was The Great War was to be reconfigured and projected for public consumption as a “just war”, worth fighting, where Britain and its allies saved democracy and won liberty through bravery and glory.

Praise for top medics

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12:29pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SIR – On Friday, August 1, due to a sudden attack of loss of “balance and dizziness” I found myself a patient at the BRI. After investigations I was admitted to ward 9 ASNU.

Don’t stop free speech

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

12:28pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SIR – But for a letter in the T&A (August 4), I had almost forgotten the saga of the former head teacher of Drummond Road School had happened 30 years ago.

Pay for closure of road

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:27pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SIR – The word “fiasco” is apt for most of the work being done on the pavement in Otley Road, Baildon.

Bradford Northern and Bulls supporter Charlie honoured

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:24pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SIR – It was really great to hear the news that long-serving Bradford Northern and Bulls supporter Charlie Ebbage has been honoured with the award of “life membership” of the club.

Service is not enough to commemorate World War One heroes

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

12:20pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SIR – We attended the commemoration of the start of WW1 at the Holy Trinity Church in Low Moor on Sunday, when 139 candles were lit for the local men who died in France and Belgium, including those who died in the Low Moor explosion. It was a very moving service.



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