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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.
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).
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.
12:37pm Thursday 31st July 2014
12:33pm Thursday 31st July 2014
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”.
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.
12:29pm Thursday 31st July 2014
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.
12:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014
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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.
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.
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.
11:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014
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2:30pm Monday 28th July 2014
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.
4:04pm Monday 28th July 2014
4:03pm Monday 28th July 2014
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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.
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.
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.
2:39pm Monday 28th July 2014
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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.
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.
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