Workers’ rights hit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:42pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SIR - After the ‘no’ vote victory in Scotland, the medias supporting the English establishment congratulated everyone on how democratic and peaceful the referendum was, but can any significant change be achieved through the so-called democratic rules of the establishment?

Cat champions are needed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SIR - I have just returned from a holiday in Turkey where the plight of the many street cats scavenging for food was a stark reminder of why we must never take our local cat rescue for granted.

New office blocks must fit in with city centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SIR - I am sure that most people will be glad to see the back of the remaining half of the old Tyrls police station (pictured).

Swiping at Labour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:39pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SIR - Well, who would have thought it? Your correspondent, Mr D S Boyes, has another swipe at the Labour Party, though refreshingly not over Conservative policies and their effects when they are in Opposition (T&A, September 29).

Austerity doesn’t work

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:31pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SIR - John Cole is absolutely spot on in his analysis of austerity economics (Letters, September 29). They have not worked and, indeed, cannot work. A modern economy relies on effective demand to function properly.

Poor people are being pushed into a black hole

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SIR - The phrase goes, “A good day for burying bad Government news” and perhaps recent days have provided just such an opportunity.

Are we now dancing to the tune that ‘IS’ plays?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIR - Just over a year ago, Parliament was recalled early and MPs voted against going to war against President Assad of Syria’s forces.

We need the facts on horse racing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIR - There has been an outraged response from the racing industry over recent national news coverage about the death of race horse Wigmore Hall. It was a piece that featured Animal Aid’s photographs of the horse being shot in the head.

Putting fluoride in water supply makes sense

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIR - One way to diminish the incidence of tooth decay is to put fluoride in tiny quantities into the water supply.

Celebrate speedway's legacy at Odsal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIR - Jack Charlton quipped ‘I wasn’t a ‘good player, but I was very good at stopping others!’. This comes to mind when I try to make sense of the Bradford Bulls attitude to speedway.

Has CAMRA condemned Cock and Bottle pub to decay?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIR - “Landmark victory as CAMRA get retrospective planning permission for the Cock and Bottle on Barkerend Road quashed”, reported the T&A (September 26).

Forget the deficit - austerity isn't working

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIR - Ed Miliband has come in for a lot of stick from the media for “forgetting to mention the deficit” in his speech to the Labour Conference.

When will they learn that military action doesn't work?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIR - Albert Einstein defined insanity as continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different result.

Regional government, but with the same rules

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

1:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – David Cameron is now trying the same miserable stunt of offering ‘regional government’ to buy off the English as Alex Salmond did when he sought to convince the Scots that independence would lift ‘the dead hand of the London bureaucracy’. They were not deceived however because there is already a unresponsive bureaucracy in Edinburgh as the following example demonstrates.

Let's stick together

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

1:36pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – With regards to petition calls for a new council to cover the Bingley district and Bradford ‘is not interested in our town’ is of course not true as the whole discussion is taking place in the Telegraph & Argus which acts as a voice for the whole of T&A land, one of the finest areas in the whole of the north of England.

Conference confusion

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

1:35pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – After watching only the early stages of the Labour Party Conference in Manchester, confusion seems to reign.

Thanks for support

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

1:34pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – Ilkley in Bloom were pleased to be awarded Silver Gilt in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition this year and would like to thank all those involved in achieving this result, from Keith and his team in parks and landscapes to individual residents whose well-maintained gardens impressed the judges, to residents who either join our organised litter picks or pick-up litter whenever and wherever they see it, and of course all other groups whose members work towards maintaining Ilkley both in the town and on the moor.

Chain not the answer

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

1:27pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – I was interested to read about Otley BID’s plan to develop a strategy to ‘fill the gaps’ in the economy by influencing the kinds of shop to start up. Some people would apparently like to see a Costa coffee shop in the town.

Fabulous theatre

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

1:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – Just a line to congratulate the Alhambra on its 100 years and also on the wonderful show last week and all the artists who took part as a celebration.

Perfect performance

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

1:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – I agree with Dennis Smith (Wednesday, T&A), all of the performers who took part in the Alhambra’s celebration show did an excellent job. I also would like to congratulate the front of house staff in the Alhambra. Everyone from the people checking tickets, selling programme and serving drinks made an excellent evening’s entertainment that bit more special in the professional way they carried out their duties.

School's sad plight

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

1:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

SIR – Once again the T&A highlights the plight of Belle Vue Boys School, a once first-class grammar school founded in 1877 in Manningham Lane, with an eminent literary ex pupil J B Priestley to whom a statue exists adjacent to the Photo/Film Museum and library. A sad reflection on present times. From the sublime to ridiculous. I wonder what he might say if he could speak?

A first for cross-faith relations

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:18am Friday 26th September 2014

SIR ­— If ever the close relationship between the Jewish and Muslim communities in Bradford needed to be proved the event at this evening’s service for the Jewish New Year at the Synagogue in Bowland Street would emphasise it (Celebrating the Jewish New Year ­— 20 September): because the sermon was given by Mr.Zulficar Karim, the well-known Vice President of the Bradford Council of Mosques.

Rally against IS

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:17am Friday 26th September 2014

SIR - The so-called Islamic State, with its demonic actions in beheading captives, should be anathema to all right thinking people and countries.

Deadly conflict

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:16am Friday 26th September 2014

SIR - I wish to add to the article about the Bradford Pals (T&A, September 17). After Kitchener issued his call to arms, ‘Pals’ battalions were set up all over the country but starting in London.

Sport or theatre?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:14am Friday 26th September 2014

SIR – On Saturday evening I was among the audience at a packed Alhambra to witness a splendid, top class variety show marking the theatre’s centenary.

Practical politics

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:12am Friday 26th September 2014

SIR - Alec Suchi chose to reference the beliefs of Friedrich Von Hayek to criticise progressive politics and political correctness, under the title “No More Visionaries” (Letters, September 20) He started by describing Von Hayek as an “eminent economist” and concluded by claiming “we may require less visionaries and more practical people.” Thus, there was the inherent assumption that Von Hayek didn’t have his own ‘vision’ and that those on the right of politics are practical and those on the left are not.

Tories should not take Scots vote as an endorsement

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:49am Thursday 25th September 2014

SIR – The Scottish independence vote was interesting not for the result itself, but for the factors behind it.

Let will of majority rule

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:48am Thursday 25th September 2014

SIR – I have heard of an old Arab proverb – “Take your pleasure but then pay for it”.

Long way to fight a fire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:47am Thursday 25th September 2014

SIR – You just simply couldn’t make it up. There was a report in T&A (September 19) about workers who controlled a fire in a factory in Liversedge until the fire brigade arrived.

Polio fight’s not over

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:45am Thursday 25th September 2014

SIR – Two new cases of polio were reported in Karachi, Pakistan this week; taking the total number of those affected by the disease to 160 in the country this year.

MP works very hard

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:44am Thursday 25th September 2014

SIR – P Hope and S Pickup (Letters, September 2) are obviously not in the least interested in the good work that David Ward does for Bradford East, Bradford as a whole and specifically Idle and Thackley where he lives.

Closure of toilets will cause more problems

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

12:08pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIR – With regard to the possible loss of public conveniences around the district (T&A, September 22), may I point out that there will likely be a rise in ‘anti-social’ behaviour as a result.

Lead from the front

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

12:07pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIR – The Chief Medical Officer of Health is appealing to doctors and nurses from the NHS to volunteer to go to Sierra Leone to help fight the ebola outbreak.

Meningitis awareness

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

12:06pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIR – Having read the article about meningitis (T&A, September 18) and being parents who lost our 27-year-old son to pneumococcal meningitis in January 2007, we would like to take this opportunity to help raise awareness that meningitis can affect people of any age.

A fabulous production

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

12:05pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIR – Last night I had the pleasure of going to the gala variety show at the Alhambra. May I congratulate everyone concerned with the production? The show from start to finish was a slick and polished production, every artist on the bill gave 100 per cent .

A Pickles own goal

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

12:05pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIR – Mr Pickles, the secretary of state for communities and local government, is guest speaker at a dinner in Bradford this week – so a few words word of warning to his audience.

Oppose the bill

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

12:03pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIR – As we approach a general election, it is worth recalling a promise made at the 2009 Conservative Party conference.

Diabetes research

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

12:02pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIR – We are researchers at the University of Southampton and we would like to talk to people who have a friend or family member who has diabetes.

True cost of dementia caring is not just financial

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:22am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SIR – Re – Sally Clifford article “Dementia’s Victims Need More Support” (T&A, September 16).

Buses lead over safety

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SIR – It is significant that the plea for better road safety (September 18) was from a bus driver. Buses are as safe as trains, and ten times safer than cars.

Festival’s poor parkers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SIR – Once again it is with regret that I have to protest most strongly over parking issues, associated with Saltaire festival. I live on Wycliffe Gardens and every year is the same, the road is choked by idiot drivers who park on the pavements preventing pedestrians passing, double parking, making it impossible for vehicles to pass on the road.

Issue has to be faced

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SIR – This week’s episodes of EastEnders will see Kat Moon learning that she has sustained substantial scarring that will be with her for the rest of her life. Many of your readers will relate to Kat’s horror at the news; in today’s image-obsessed society, having an unusual appearance is something that causes huge fear, and yet it’s something that more than a million people live with every day.

Scots vote encouraging

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:19am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SIR – Apart from the result, what have we “learned” from the Scottish referendum? Well, the most obvious point is that an average of 86% took part in the democratic process. Such involvement is unheard of in the modern era in general and local elections, but this vote proved it IS possible. So now it is up to politicians of all parties to examine ways of engaging people in all communities, that politics is meaningful, can bring positive change and voting is something worth doing.

Coalition here to stay

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:18am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SIR – There will be a massive response from the winning “No” camp.

New role for bishops

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:18am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SIR – Now that a clear majority north of the border has comprehensively rejected Scottishness, surely it is time for us to have an Established Church in North Britain?

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.



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