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11:42am Friday 25th July 2014
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.
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.
11:53am Friday 25th July 2014
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.
11:45am Friday 25th July 2014
2:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014
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.
3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014
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.
2:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014
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”.
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”.
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.
2:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
2:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
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?
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.
2:22pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
SIR – After reading Colin Spencer’s excoriating yet completely misguided review of my opinions (Letters, July 19) – with it being 35 years since Mrs Thatcher came to power after the infamous Winter of Discontent, not only on the votes of true blue Tories but those of millions or ordinary workers – I wonder if he could enlighten the rest of us why ‘New’ Labour didn’t right such wrongs in its 13 years of government.
2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
2:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014
2:16pm Thursday 17th July 2014
2:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014
2:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014
2:07pm Thursday 17th July 2014
2:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014
2:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014
2:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014
SIR - What terrible crimes have been committed by the governors of Laisterdyke and Carlton Bolling that cause Bradford Council leader David Green to call for them to be replaced by an unelected executive board?
1:58pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
1:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
SIR – DS Boyes is only telling half the story when it comes to the so-called “Winter of Discontent” (Letters, July 15). This came about because the Labour government applied a prices and incomes policy that left wages lagging behind prices.
1:55pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
1:50pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
1:49pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
SIR – At last. The centre for Social Justice has come out and publicly stated that the demise of the traditional UK family and the growth of, what they call, the Disposable Dad, has in the past, is now, and will in the future, been the cause of a lot of child poverty and the breakdown of family values that we are currently experiencing in the UK.
1:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
SIR – I am writing to express my disgust and horror at the events taking place in Gaza. The Israelis have killed an estimated 170 people (mainly civilians and many children) and not a single Israeli has died. Yet our government remains silent and continues to back Israel.
1:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
SIR – Re: your article “Protesters call for Palestine ‘justice’” (T&A, July 14), Mr Galloway MP and the protesters could have saved themselves the trouble of protesting by advising Hamas to take the very easy action of stopping sending rockets into Israel and, if so, I suggest that Israel will not take any adverse action against Gaza.
1:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
1:09pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
1:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
SIR – The strawberry season has finally arrived and I’m writing to ask your readers to host a Strawberry Tea party for Breast Cancer Care – the only UK – wide specialist support charity. A Strawberry Tea is simple. Just spoil your guests with sweet treats, add some fragrant strawberries, keep the tea flowing and ask for a donation in return.
12:59pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
12:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
12:55pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
SIR – Tour de France organiser Gary Verity has done a good job of bringing the cycle race to Yorkshire and like millions of other Yorkshire folk I enjoyed it immensely, but is there really any need to start making him a knight of the realm?
12:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
12:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
SIR – Yet again there is an article (T&A, July 14) regarding building companies wanting to build on green belt land. I’d like to point out the following - six large brown field sites within the Bradford area:
4:59pm Monday 14th July 2014
4:58pm Monday 14th July 2014
SIR – At the Regulatory and Appeals panel hearing (July 3) the modified application for the high tech business park (now known as Baildon Business Park) at Buck Lane was accepted virtually without question and without proper scrutiny, in spite of its proposed design being declared unviable by the council’s appointed marketing agent. (T&A, June 27).
4:56pm Monday 14th July 2014
4:55pm Monday 14th July 2014
4:54pm Monday 14th July 2014
SIR – Replying to A Holdsworth (T&A Letters, 10 July): Pre-1945, he says, ‘Palestine was a British protectorate and Israel did not exist’. ‘Palestine’ was, in fact, just a geographical description, inherited by Turkish.Israel, he says, was ‘a piece of Arab land’.
4:53pm Monday 14th July 2014
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