Council bosses claim Bradford is being short-changed out of millions because of a Government bias towards richer areas.
Fears grew today that housing estates in Bradford will become "concrete jungles".
A blow-by-blow account of the heated debate taking place during Bradford Council's crucial budget meeting at City Hall.
More than 100 candidates are off the starting blocks for the elections on May 6 - vying to get a seat in City Hall and help make local government history in Bradford.
Labour Council leader Ian Greenwood has lost his seat to Respect candidate Alyas Karmani.
COUNCILLOR Susan Hinchcliffe is set to become the new leader of Bradford Council after being elected to head the ruling Labour group last night.
LOCAL politicians on all sides have been claiming the Government's U-turn on tax credit cuts as a victory.
Councillors have voted to hive off the district's 27,000 council houses in a stormy meeting, where the public galleries were packed with protesters.
A West Yorkshire consortium has won the right to spend £80 million turning Odsal Stadium into a world-class sports and leisure complex.