Rise in prescription medication addiction sees drugs charity widening its scope

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Prescription drugs are often sold to family, friends or neighbours, after being obtained from a doctor for a legitimate or exaggerated medical condition

3:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

A RISE in the misuse of prescription drugs, including some over-the-counter medication available at pharmacies, has led a Bradford drug treatment charity to extend its services.

Get that summer glow!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Generic  Photo of a woman getting a tan.  See PA Feature BEAUTY Tanning. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Thinkstock. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature BEAUTY Tanning.  (7905727)

11:48am Tuesday 8th July 2014

By Lisa Haynes, Press Association

Sculptor making name for himself

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Living pix of local artist Sam Shendi work plus him busy at work in his studio in Cowling. AG rep HM  (7925724)

11:46am Tuesday 8th July 2014

“AS a child I loved drawing - on books, on walls, anywhere.”

We like short shorts... and long shorts too

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Undated Handout Photo of Jonathan Saunders Edition at Debenhams ombre shorts, #30 (www.debenhams.com). See PA Feature FASHION Shorts. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FASHION Sho

11:45am Tuesday 8th July 2014

[STANDFIRST] Parade your pins for high summer. Lisa Haynes reveals the thigh's the limit with the short styles of the season

Taking responsibility for online safety

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: File photo dated 06/08/12 of a person using a laptop computer as more than a quarter of 11 to 15-year-olds say their parents do not know what films they are watching online, with a fifth admitting they have been disturbed by content from illegal sites, ac

11:39am Tuesday 8th July 2014

PARENTS rely too much on schools to teach their children about online safety, according to 82 per cent of teachers surveyed globally by online security company AVG Technologies.

Bradford to be digital health hub with £12m scheme that will create 2,000 jobs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Announcing the digital health zone are (from left), Dr Liam Sutton, of University of Bradford; Roger Marsh, chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership, Bradford Council leader David Green, and Eric Hawthorne, a LEP board member

10:27am Friday 4th July 2014

BRADFORD will be at the centre of digital health technology after a £12 million scheme for the city was given Government backing.

How to deal with being a new father

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Family Announcement: Baby Dylan Jude Kourtoulos

2:18pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

After nine months of waiting, your new bundle of joy has finally arrived. But what do you do now?

Don't keep money matters a secret

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A survey has found that people in or near retirement age find financial plans a taboo topic for discussion

2:15pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The thought of discussing our financial arrangements with people we love leaves many people tongue-tied – and new research suggests it becomes no easier with age.

Help is at hand for caring volunteers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nan Guy (right) learns about computers with volunteer Helen Potts at Carers’ Resource in Shipley

2:11pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Helen Potts became a volunteer to “widen her world” while recovering from a long illness.

Start early to offer a taste of healthy food

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fruit and vegetables (6272851)

2:06pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Offering infants a frequent taste of vegetables may be a way to turn them on to healthy food, a study suggests.

Fiona-Katie Roberts is plucking at the heartstrings

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fiona-Katie Roberts

2:03pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

There is something hypnotic about listening to a harpist play. And when Fiona-Katie Roberts taps the wooden frame of her harp with the rings on her fingers, and shakes the bells wrapped around her ankles, it brings a rhythmic, Celtic beat to the music.

Exercise classes keep you in tune

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Extend    exercise classes at Bolton Methodist Church help people with a range of health conditions

10:14am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Gerald Briscoe looks forward to his weekly exercise class.

Expert care at the Marie Curie hospice is just ‘ace’!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Outside the Attentive Care Experts office are, from left,  Kevin Swaine, Kirsty James, Nick James and Charlotte Jackson

9:43am Tuesday 27th May 2014

They say good ideas come from need.

Accident was catalyst for holistic approach

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sophia Kupse is a holistic therapist who has developed a revolutionary three-way treatment for back pain and stress using massage  techniques, volcanic heat and ice marble called Langellotti  Tri-Therapy

9:32am Tuesday 27th May 2014

It was a cold, crisp December night when Sophia Kupse glanced up to the stars sprinkled across a clear sky, before getting into her car.

Pensions reform for ‘fairer society’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thew new state pension will give people clarity and confidence about what income they will get from the state in their retirement

9:07am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Major reforms to the state pension – which will simplify the system and provide greater clarity to people about what they will receive in retirement – are a step closer today after the legislation became law.

Get connected in your community and talk to your neighbours

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Generations and neighbours come together   for The Big Lunch   community drive

9:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Communities aren’t what they used to be.

Sewing bee creates a buzz at the hive

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Heather Mills at the sewing class at HIVE in Shipley

8:49am Tuesday 13th May 2014

As the machines drone into action, the room becomes a hive of activity.

Offering parents the right support to cope with crying babies

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Picture by Jon Challicom

8:51am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Parents often feel stressed when trying to soothe their crying child.

How young Emily finds comfort and relief with choir singing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: How young Emily finds comfort and relief with choir singing

9:22am Tuesday 6th May 2014

Singing is Emily Green’s antidote to pain. Taking the breaths she needs to vocalise is also helping in her rehabilitation following an eight-hour operation to correct her twisted spine caused by a condition she was diagnosed with when she was five months old.

Scrabble club: Game for all ages is a real pleasure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Keen Scrabble players Joyce Beck (left) and Marie Gard are part of the Shipley Scrabble Club

10:14am Tuesday 6th May 2014

"When you’re playing scrabble, you don’t think about what age people are.”

Friends fundraise with epic cycle challenges for hospice charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraisers on the Grand Canyon trek

9:49am Tuesday 6th May 2014

Adele Wilkin hadn’t sat in the saddle since she was ten. Encouraged by a nurse at Bradford’s Marie Curie Hospice where her late mum Sheila Morris was treated, Adele decided pedal power would help her and her family raise vital cash needed to boost the charity’s funds.

Karren Brady: Balancing family life and business

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Karren Brady speaking at Middlesex University in Hendon.

9:41am Tuesday 6th May 2014

As one of the UK’s hardest-working women, does Karren Brady (pictured) have a relaxation regime to match? No chance – love for the job and precious weekends with her family are all this wonder woman needs.

Menopause for thought as women seek advice

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Menopause - you're not on your own

10:02am Tuesday 6th May 2014

The menopause is often portrayed as a bit of a ‘joke’ topic, but for many women experiencing it, it’s anything but.

Mums who miss out on exercise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Getting down to exercise at Oxford Brookes Centre for Sport in Headington. Picture: OX66516 Cliff Hide

10:30am Tuesday 29th April 2014

It can be hard for mums to find the time to keep fit – but the trouble is, not doing so can make their, and their children’s, lives even harder.

Rosie's the height of fashion - at 91!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rosie and daughter Jane model their outfits by the Mirror Pool in City Park.

9:30am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Rosie Perrow has two reasons to celebrate.

Teacher Ruth Murney runs 1,000 miles in memory of son-in-law

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mum/Grandma running 1000 miles for Sue Ryder

9:09am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Losing her son-in-law to a brain tumour gave Ruth Murney the impetus to pull on her running shoes.

Spotting the signs of bowel cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rachel Bown

9:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

When Rachel Bown was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer – the worst stage – she was eager to find a way to make sense of the ensuing chaos and distract herself, and so began writing lists.

Green-fingered trish is really hitting the heights

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Trish Scott took up gardening only four years ago after moving to the sixth floor of the  landmark Gatehaus apartment block in Bradford

9:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The pear tree in Trish Scott’s garden is in blossom, and budding honeysuckle is unfolding across a trellis. The air is filled with the sweet scent from a rainbow of flowers, including pansies, tulips and viola, and potatoes are growing in Trish’s home-grown compost.

Jacky’s designs on solo success with her art business

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jacky Al-Samarraie

8:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The window of Jacky Al-Samarraie’s Saltaire office – in a building that once housed Sir Titus Salt’s private apartments – overlooks a leafless tree bending in the wind towards the canal.

Kimberley Walsh's auctioned off for charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kimberley Walsh with her former dance teacher and Haven fundraiser Deana Morgan

11:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Bradford’s singing star Kimberley Walsh is clearing out her closet – to raise funds for a cause close to her heart.

Family inspiration for Laura Edmonds's e-books

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Laura Edmonds with her children Madison and Dexter

10:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

In the early hours of the morning, Laura Edmonds bought her first e-book.

Learning to live with Parkinson’s disease

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Parkinsons sufferer Rhona Emmot serves tea at East Morton Memorial Institute

10:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Rhona Emmot first noticed that something was wrong when her handwriting changed.

Family celebrate twins' milestone birthday

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mum Teresa and dad Michael with twins Leo and Kimberly

10:29am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Almost 18 years ago to the day, tiny twin babies were born three months early at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

'Our dreams came true with IVF twins'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: IVF parents Debra and Simon Walton with their eight-month old twins Freddie and Ryder

9:03am Tuesday 25th March 2014

For years Debra Walton had dreamed of becoming a mum.

Play's insight into older people's lives

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of the choir in rehearsal for Home Sweet Home

12:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Barbara is having a row with the female head of a residential care unit. Barbara is angry because her husband Ron has been given an anti-psychotic drug to treat his dementia without her knowledge.

Choosing where to have baby

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fundraising fayre for babies and toddlers

11:20am Tuesday 18th March 2014

From choosing what to call the baby and how to decorate the nursery, to deciding whether you want a natural birth or not, there are a multitude of decisions to be made during pregnancy.

Threat to stroke support group is over - for now

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Maxine Gabbitas and her artwork

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Mick Speed had just put a ready meal in the oven, and was looking forward to washing it down with a pint, when he noticed a feeling of ‘pins and needles’ down his left side.

From corner shop to the Commons

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Michael in the family shop at Five Lane Ends, Wrose

10:20am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Walking the corridors of the House of Commons, Michael Singh regularly casts his mind back to his mum.

Focus on good diet for cancer patients

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Haven Manager Debra Horsman with Bradford Chef Jonathan Davies

10:35am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Eating healthily is something we should all do as a matter of course.

There’s no stopping Angela as charity drive runs and runs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Angela Morley, pictured during the London Marathon, has been bitten by the running bug and is raising money for charity

10:32am Tuesday 11th March 2014

At the age of 35, Angela Morley never thought that she would need a hip replacement, but the discovery of osteoarthritis in her hips led to the decision being made to allow her some respite from the pain.

Youngsters hear of fond memories

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Wood enjoys sharing memories of his childhood at the oral history project My Place, delivered by West Yorkshire Joint Services

10:41am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Anecdotes recalling how life used to be become more precious as we grow older.

Smile Centre helps ease chronic pain

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joy Reeves with Dr Katherine Wright, Dr Frances Cole and Chris Nelson at the Smile Centre in Wrose

8:44am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Cushions bearing ‘Keep Calm’ logos, faux fur throws and a basket of twinkling red fairy lights bring a touch of tranquil glamour to the church hall floor.

Ian offers fitness support to Tour de France riders

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Physiotherapist Ian Blackburn putting professional racer Tom Barras through his paces. Ian will be helping cyclists manage their injuries and maintain fitness during this summer’s Tour de France Grand Depart

8:42am Tuesday 4th March 2014

When Sir Bradley Wiggins pedalled to victory in the 2012 Tour de France, and won an Olympic Gold the same year, the charismatic cycling champion inspired the nation to get on two wheels.

Connie’s Recipe for a healthy lifestyle

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Connie Galilee, centre, who regularly meets up with her friends for a cuppa and a catch up

10:37am Tuesday 25th February 2014

With her floral bomber-style blouson, dusky pink lipstick and mid-heeled black patent shoes, Connie Galilee could give Britain’s most stylish baker – Mary Berry – a run for her money.

Anxiety treatment is on the increase

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There is a rise in hospital admissions for elderly women with anxiety

10:30am Tuesday 25th February 2014

The stresses and strains of everyday life can take their toll.

George is primed to make changes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Scully, who started her own business as a life coach through the Prince of Wales’s PRIME initiative

12:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

Faced with redundancy in her 50s, George Scully made a career-changing decision.

The problems of being a working mum

11:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Parenting is hard enough, but it appears many mums are making it even harder on themselves – by succumbing to ‘work guilt’.

Time to discover the magic of music

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Music and fun at one of the sessions

10:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Rebecca Bull yearned for a musical career.

Dementia group on song for laughter, memories and friendship

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Music therapist George Murray plays the keyboard for the MemoryWise group at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley

9:07am Tuesday 18th February 2014

As the opening notes of All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor are played on a keyboard, a couple of voices can be heard softly singing the familiar song, then a few more join in.

Working mum Ashe has a passion for writing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Denholme writer Ashe Barker has written a series of erotic novels from her kitchen table

9:40am Tuesday 11th February 2014

"I lurch around to face the driver of the black van, leaning casually against his vehicle.



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