Build a car park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:17am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – Maybe Tesco could now be persuaded to show their public spirit by actually building a multi-storey commuter car park on part of their site as near to Ilkley railway station as possible?

War’s terrible toll

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:16am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – I wish to comment on the article in the T&A of September 17. I do not believe you can sum up a four-year war fought by industrial nations with armies in their millions with an account of one day of one battle (the first day of the Somme), a visit to a few cemeteries and quotes from two war poets.

Look before you sign

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:15am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – The people of Bingley will shortly be receiving publicity aimed at persuading them to sign a petition to request a parish council for Bingley and district. A group have received a £10,000 grant to campaign for this. Before you sign the petition, be aware of what it involves. If 10 per cent of Bingley residents sign the petition, it will be the council that makes the decision. You will not get a vote.

Leeds city region

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – Is not a so-called Leeds City Region a blatant move by Leeds to centre our city 10 miles away. It was this ‘city region’ that deemed the development of Kirkstall Forge more important than that of Bradford city centre.

Wages are small beer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:13am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – Surprise, surprise, your correspondent Mr D S Boyes blames the last Labour government, for the “UK’s low-wage economy” (T&A, September 15), conveniently forgetting that it was membership of the EU, where free movement of labour, materials and capital over borders has the effect of equalising their prices among member states, that has reduced wages in the UK.

Give it a second chance

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:12am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – I was upset to read in the T&A dated September 16 the suggestion that Belle Vue Boys’ School may be closed.

JB Priestley turning in his grave at news of Belle Vue

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:12am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – I was saddened to see the report in the T&A (September 15) about Belle Vue School.

Write off NHS debt

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – The collective leaders of our numerous NHS trusts have agreed that because of coalition Government policies inflicted on our health services the NHS will be £1 billion in the red by the end of the year.

No more ‘visionaries’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:09am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – Friedrich Von Hayek, an eminent economist from the Austrian School, wrote an essay “The Intellectuals and Socialism (1949)”, in which he compared intellectuals to “professional second-hand dealers in ideas”.

Yorkshire devolution

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:09am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – While David Barnett was sitting down to write his “Maybe Scotland shows the way” piece (T&A, September 19) some residents of Pullan Avenue, Eccleshill, spontaneously talked with us about the Scottish vote.

Stooges or wise men?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:07am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – Regarding the recent appearance of the trio Cameron/Clegg/Miliband in Scotland to campaign against Scottish independence.

Time to make the Union fairer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:07am Monday 22nd September 2014

SIR – Your correspondent, David Hornsby’s pre-vote analysis of the underlying reason for the Scottish call for independence (T&A, September 16) hit the mark.

Trade unions did much to improve the workers’ lot

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:37am Friday 19th September 2014

SIR ­- Once more the union bashing season is upon us as evidenced by your correspondent Bob Watson and his chums the Taxpayer’s Alliance (Letters, September 11).

A million misspent?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:36am Friday 19th September 2014

SIR - Once again Bradford Council has turned its back on the weak and the afflicted in our city (‘Bradford Council can’t afford tax breaks for vulnerable groups’, T&A, September 17).

Whither Nora Batty

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:35am Friday 19th September 2014

SIR - This line from Last Of The Summer Wine’s skiving policeman when reflecting on their jobs seems to reflect perfectly the attitude to Bradford having a busy city centre: The job is perfect but spoiled by people! (T&A, September 17).

Issues of sovereignty

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:34am Friday 19th September 2014

SIR - Further to Mr Hindle’s letter (T&A, September 10) it is certainly true that the US and EU have shown blatant hypocrisy when supporting the overthrow of an elected government in Ukraine.

Traveller powers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:33am Friday 19th September 2014

SIR - The Department for Communities and Local Government tell me that councils can act swiftly with strong powers at their disposal to remove illegal traveller encampments.

Helping with autism

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:33am Friday 19th September 2014

Sir - The National Autistic Society is calling on local people affected by autism to nominate individuals and services that have made a difference to their lives for the third annual Autism Professionals Awards.

Disability in business

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:31am Friday 19th September 2014

SIR - Seven years ago, I set up the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs with the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability to recognise the many talented, ambitious and inspiring disabled people who have set up their own businesses.

Council staff should pay for abuse payout with jobs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR – We read of a young lady awarded £160,000 against Bradford Council following many years of parental sexual abuse, the reports of which are horrendous (T&A, September 16). If we add the legal costs, then the total bill for us, the council tax payers, must be £300,000 at least.

Job search rules a kick in the teeth for older people

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR – The recent news that the unemployed will have to spend 35 hours at the job centre looking for a job will be a kick in the teeth for many pensioners.

Death toll on Bradford's roads is unnecessary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR – As a parent of four children, I can only give my deepest sympathies to Saliq Amjad Malik’s family after the horrific incident on Barkerend Road (T&A, September 15). So, so sad. And so young...

Child carers also need to be cared for

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR – Sally Clifford reports that over two thirds of child carers face bullying at school and don’t feel safe (T&A, September 15).

Authority's vigilance over stone slate removal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR – A month ago a resident of Thornton told me of the removal of stone slates from a building within the Thornton Conservation Area.

Media Museum is a black hole for money

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR – Councillor Green seeks to justify the squandering of a further £1m on the Media Museum because it comes from “reserves which can’t be spent on other services” (T&A, September 16).

Who takes the blame for failing to protect child?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

SIR – The appalling case of the woman who was repeatedly raped by her father (T&A, September 16) resulted in Bradford Council having to pay out £160,000 in damages due to its breach of duty.

Prayers were not the only problem with centre plans

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:07am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIR – I have no problem with Karl Dallas’s celebration of multi-faith Manningham (Letters, September 15).

Sites should be closed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:06am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIR – According to Cllr Slater a third of the official Travellers sites, which recently cost the taxpayer an exorbitant £820,000 to upgrade, are unused because the Travellers spurn bureaucracy and do not want to get involved (T&A, September 11).

Keep siblings together

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIR – Action for Children has found that one in five children in Bradford has been separated from their brothers and sisters when placed in foster care.

Every drop is paid for

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:04am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIR – Re David Rhodes’ call for universal water metering, (Letters, September 15), “so that every drop used is paid for”.

Putin plots expansion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:02am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIR – Regarding the Ukraine, Russian troops invaded Crimea, storming Ukrainian Government buildings in Sevastopol and other major cities in Crimea.

Get a copy of report

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIR – Regarding the article on Easier Access (Fulfilling Lives) event (T&A, September 11), I must emphasise that a very important part of the day was the planned interaction between people with and without disabilities.

Rangers love Union

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SIR – I have from one of my Scottish cousins an LP record by the 1970 England Football Squad with the Union flag emblazoned on the cover. There is only one football club left in Britain that now flies the Union flag and that is north of the border at Ibrox, Glasgow Rangers. All English clubs and the national side all fly the flag of St George now.

It is not just the Scots who dislike all-out capitalism

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

12:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SIR – Scotland goes to the referendum polls on Thursday with ‘Yes’ supporters hoping for a massive change in the way the country is run.

‘Disturbing reading’

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

12:15pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SIR – On the surprise de-selection of certain Bradford city councillors (T&A, September 13) with others also having the Sword of Damocles hanging over them, regardless of what party they represent, some of the things they have been convicted of make very disturbing reading.

Protect historic areas

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

12:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SIR – Are conservation areas still important or was it just an expensive exercise to define what and where they are?

Litter is just disgusting

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

12:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SIR – I can honestly say I feel as though I live in a middin. The litter in my area, namely Brantwood and Haworth Road is disgusting!

Mystery of the cones

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

12:11pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Bradford is well documented: The Civil War, becoming a city, The Industrial Revolution and so on.

No mosque problem

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

12:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SIR – So an application to build an education and community centre on some derelict land in West Bowling could be turned down “over suspicions it would be used as a mosque”. (T&A, September 12).

Yorkshire Hood

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

12:08pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SIR – In answer to the enquiry about Robin Hood (Letters, September 11). He is arguably the world’s most famous outlaw. From being an obscure local robber, thought to have been active around the 13th or 14th centuries, he has become known throughout the world. Books and films have proliferated his image, but unfortunately they have also distorted it.

Well-behaved pupils

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

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SIR – I travelled on the 662 Keighley to Bradford bus on September 11. The bus was quite full by the time we reached Beckfoot School and lots more children got on. They’d had a long day at school and had to stand for their journey home, but their behaviour was exemplary, no pushing, shouting, swearing. They are a credit to their teachers and themselves.

Airport rail link? What about fixing the roads?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:13am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR – Never mind pestering George Osborne about a rail link to the airport (T&A, September 9) what about getting existing lines sorted out? I noticed the map included didn’t show both our stations linked up.

Pay in ratio to petrol

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:12am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR – The UK’s low-wage economy resulting from ‘new’ Labour Tony Blair’s – flexible Labour market – globalisation and mass immigration? under scrutiny again, not this time from Ed Miliband quoting a ‘living’ wage of about £8 an hour, but the Green Party, who want the national minimum wage lifting to £10 per hour!

View of Ukraine

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:11am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR – Christopher Hindle is rather selective in his analysis of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine (letters, September 6 and 10).

Brothers in arms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:10am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR – Peter Palmer’s letter (T&A, September 9) reminds all Kentish people that the Aisne is the first Great War battle honour won by the East Kent Regiment, but to 30 young men and their families from across the county it means much more because on October 27, 1957, they set off to Canterbury to begin their National Service.

The facts about Ghana

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:09am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR – Diane Sheard’s response to my letter based on her experience in Ghana is emotive rather than factual (Letters, September 10).

Water meter call

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:08am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR – If you live alone it doesn’t matter how many people live in the house next door, they’ll be paying the same amount in water charges as you if both properties are of the same rateable value. That’s unfair. A water meter should be installed in all homes so that every drop of water used is paid for. That’s fair.

Population Matters

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:08am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR – It occurs to me the most immediate threat to the well-being of the communities of planet Earth is not the fact half the population desires to slaughter the other half, but rather the propensity of the more moderate population to bury its collective head in the sand, in particular with reference to world population explosion.

Stay vigilant and end fly-tipping

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:05am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR - In relation to your main story on September 11, it is not only local businesses that suffer from the unsightly and dangerous effects of fly tipping.

Have a little respect

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:04am Monday 15th September 2014

SIR - What a great shame that the boss of Bower Green Ltd is set to move his company away from Bradford because of the blight of fly tipping.



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