Motor misery is caused by lengthy work on gas mains

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12:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – The closure of one lane of Otley Road near Dockfield Road due to essential gas main replacements is causing misery for motorists travelling from Baildon and further afield towards Shipley and beyond.

Time for a rethink on 24/7 access to alcohol

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12:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – As someone who used to shop regularly in Bradford city centre because their was a handy stop for the Wool Exchange on the No 670 Leeds/Bradford bus route near my home, I was shocked to read in the T&A of problems caused by daytime ‘drunks’ to local businesses etc (T&A, July 28).

Transport projects need third-party cash contributions

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

12:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – In response to Mr Spence’s letter (T&A ,July 22) re Miller Homes and their offer to commute S106 money in respect of affordable homes and education contributions towards the junction works at Greengates.

Palestine support is making Bradford a worse place to live

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12:37pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – As a lifelong Bradfordian I write with a heavy heart and sadness that it’s a city that I can no longer be proud of.

Don't miss out dedicated councillor

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12:33pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – I was pleased to see Robin Johnson( Letters, July 21) had a good word for the Lib-Dems in his area. He did miss out a very good councillor in Geoff Reid (pictured), who is always around Fagley.

Help us battle polio

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12:33pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR –July 18 marked Nelson Mandela Day and, on behalf of The British Polio Fellowship, I would like to express my thanks to the late Nelson Mandela for the work he did to help “Kick Polio Out of Africa”.

No speedy solution

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12:32pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – Thank you to Rhys Thomas and his article relating to the availability of a new DVD (T&A, July 24), ensuring some speedway tracks – though closed – will not be forgotten. The biggest sadness being Bradford was included.

Lib Dems are history

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12:29pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – Re the letter (T&A, July 21) headed “Need I say more?” extolling the virtues of the Liberal Democrats is commendable but somewhat misguided.

Alarm pendants now too costly

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12:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – With regard to the £3.50 weekly charge for the ‘Safe & Sound’ alarm pendants soon to be investigated. I can well understand the need for a charge of some kind but feel that over £152 a year is exorbitant.

Who cleans up mess left by travellers?

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12:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – The travellers camped at Low Moor departed on Monday, July 14. Publicity was given to the mess and desecration they left behind.

Time to licence grouse shoots

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12:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – Most people have heard of the Glorious Twelfth – the day in August when the four-month-long grouse shooting season starts on Britain’s moorlands.

Leave the monarchy alone

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12:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – At an age when most people put their feet up our indefatigable Queen continues to diligently serve the nation as she has done for over 60 years.

Stop immigration - put up ‘house full’ signs

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12:23pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – It appears that Bradford MP David Ward has put his foot in it again with his comments re the Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza.

Tribute of thanks to supportive councillor Valerie Binney

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

12:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SIR – On behalf of all of us at South Square, Thornton, I would like to express both our sadness at Valerie Binney’s death after a long illness and our gratitude for the many ways in which she supported South Square during the years in which she was an ex-officio member of our management committee.

Meeting well attended, but unresolved issues remain

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

11:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Meeting well attended, but unresolved issues remain SIR – I would like to express my sincere thanks to Reverend Beverley Mason of All Saints Church Bingley for taking the initiative in arranging a public meeting in Bingley last Thursday evening to give residents an opportunity to air their views concerning the many unresolved issues which are affecting the progress of the town.

Plan is working

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1:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SIR – I feel that the country has taken another step forward on the road to recovery, with new figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that, since the last General Election, there are now 1.8 million more people in work, and with the security of a pay packet.

So much for respect with flags at halfmast

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

11:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SIR – The flags on City Hall were at half-mast last week to commemorate former Lord Mayor Valerie Binney – but unless you asked inside the hall, you wouldn’t have known.

Thank you to McDonald’s staff

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

11:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SIR – I am writing to express my grateful thanks and appreciation to staff at the McDonald’s restaurant on Leeds Road, Thornbury.

No alternative route in roadworks

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11:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SIR – I was amused to see a sign by the roundabout in Baildon village warning of the current long-term roadworks at the bottom of Baildon and suggesting drivers find an ‘alternative’ route.

Historical gems poorly regarded by Council

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

2:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – So, now we know – even the Saltaire World Heritage site is not safe in the hands of Bradford Council, its inept planning officers and councillors.

David Cameron tries to look tough with reshuffle

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

4:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – When reading newspaper editorials this week and surveying the wall-to-wall coverage of the Cameron cabinet reshuffle, it appears that the media have missed the point – the PM is in fact an ineffectual leader who has sacrificed his friends and close allies for window dressing in a lame, desperate attempt to look Eurosceptic and tough.

Slaughterhouse CCTV reveals cruelty evidence

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

4:04pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR - Since we found evidence of widespread cruelty inside UK slaughterhouses, Animal Aid has been calling for mandatory CCTV to help vets end these illegal activities.

Let's stick with the monarchy

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

4:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR - David Hornsby (Letters, July 23), is not happy with the Monarchy and believes that the British people deserve the right to democratically elect a Head of State of our own.

On your yellow bike!

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

4:02pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – People coming off the dole in Bradford will be given free bikes to help them get to their new jobs (T&A, July 21).

Do police ever patrol area?

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4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – I heard on the news recently – “500 children being admitted to hospital to have rotten teeth removed”.

Keep film festivities at National Media Museum

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3:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – If I was in charge of the National Media Museum and wanted to bring it to its knees I would start by stopping doing what it does best. In other words, I would start by cancelling the International Film Festival. As Film Festivals go in the UK the Bradford festival is very highly rated.

Plea to find children of parents in prison

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2:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – Around 200,000 children in England and Wales are starting their school holidays this week with a parent in prison. And when a parent is incarcerated, their children are left behind in the shadows.

What do we pay council tax for?

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

2:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR - The Council’s Executive approved the closure of four of the Council’s Customer Service Centres in a cost cutting plan. This is a front line service which is much needed and well used but once again the needs of Bradford’s communities are overlooked.

MP David Ward’s uphill battle

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

2:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR - Robin Johnson totally misunderstands the import of my letter on the chances of David Ward being re-elected as MP for Bradford East.

Hague steps down before he is pushed

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

2:37pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR - Foreign secretary William Hague is stepping down before he is pushed.

Why does work take so long?

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

2:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – The British workman has for centuries been admired around the world. How the mighty has fallen.

Unfairness over funding for schools improvement

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

2:31pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIR – There is a fundamental unfairness at the heart of the moves to massively cut the money councils get for school improvement and support. It’s not a level playing field as individual academy ESG allocations will be protected from losses.

Slating unfair as MP speaks out over Palestine

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

11:42am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - The Lib-Dems need to change their name. To Illiberal Undemocrats.

Time for Shipley relief road

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

12:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - The closure of one lane of Otley Road near Dockfield Road due to essential gas main replacements is causing misery for motorists travelling from Baildon and further afield towards Shipley and beyond.

Disappointment at loss of supermarket post box

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

12:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - A most unlikely casualty of the recent Royal Mail ‘privatisation’ seems to be the post box for customers of Sainsbury’s supermarket, Greengates, where I have shopped regularly since it opened in the 1970s.

Get snapping for RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards

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

11:53am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - With the school summer holidays stretching out ahead of us the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards is the perfect boredom buster for children.

Congratulations on 'no' to fracking

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

11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - It seems congratulations are due to West Sussex County Council’s planning committee who refused an application for oil and gas exploration that would have led to the controversial process of hydraulic fracking in that area.

Compensate displaced Arab families

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

11:45am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - Apologies to Rudi Leavor, (“Stop the rockets”, Letters, July 23). I’ve visited Israel and know that not all Israeli-Arabs are treated as second-class citizens, (at least not all the time).

Just how many more will have to be killed?

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

2:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Mr Netanyahu is an intelligent man so why is he not acting like an intelligent leader?

Friends envious of Bradford congregation

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

3:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - At a service, I forget which one, before the tenure of the last bishop, a former provost of the cathedral told the congregation that all his friends in Leeds really wished for what we had here in Bradford.

Please don’t put compassion on the ration

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

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Esther McVey won the Tory Downing Street fashion walk in a canter. But even in my shortie jim jams, I think policies are more important.

Electoral protest could easily backfire

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

2:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - If Karl Dallas (T&A, Letters, July 14) rereads my earlier letter, he will see that I was referring to the fate of a None Of The Above candidate who stood against Iain Duncan Smith in 2014 in his Chingford constituency. He did indeed lose his deposit with just over 200 votes.

Establishment plot

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

2:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Good old Mike Pollard! (T&A, July 22) it’s always a pleasure to hear from a new devotee Tory (like any convert, his zeal is very apparent).

History is the key to current conflict

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

2:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Mr Leavor (T&A, July 16) suggests that if Hamas stops sending rockets, “Israel will not take any adverse action against Gaza”. Regrettably, history proves otherwise. In 1955, Israeli military chief Moshe Dayan declared “our strategy must be one of provocation”.

Shells are 'not just fireworks'

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

2:46pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - I thought that I would take this opportunity to clarify what it is that Hamas are actually firing into Israel, as several of your correspondents appear to be under the misapprehension that these are little more than “fireworks”.

British people deserve the right to elect head of state

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

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - Even if the cost of the British monarchy was low, the institution does not sit comfortably in a modern democracy where people in high positions of power and influence are expected to be accountable and elected.

Good word for district's Lib Dems

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

2:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - I was pleased to see Robin Johnson (Letters July 21) had a good word for the Lib-Dems in his area. He did miss out a very good councillor in Geoff Reid who is always around Fagley.

Break a leg, Bradford Playhouse

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

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR – As a former acting and committee member in the 1990s at Bradford Playhouse, most interested to read purchase by Mr Fine (T&A, July 15).

Stop the rockets

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

2:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - I wonder why people don’t stage a protest about ISIS or President Assad or the abduction of girls in Nigeria or Russian supporters in the Ukraine. (see previous correspondence)? Why are protests, including T-shirt slogans and car stickers only staged when Israel is involved?

Hypocrisy in Brussels

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

2:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - I have now competed just my second week as Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, and although I knew it wouldn’t be long before I saw some of the rank hypocrisy we in UKIP know the EU have perfected over the years, even I wasn’t expecting to see it on day one, and so blatantly.



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