July 2009

A four-fold rise in businesses illegally tapping into the region’s water supply has been recorded in West Yorkshire this year.

11.37am Thursday 30th July 2009

July 2009

There’s no sign of a picnic at Wendy Hannon’s cafe, but there are plenty of teddy bears. Shelves, counters and work tops in Mill Street Coffee Shop are home to bears of all shapes, sizes and descriptions, belonging to Wendy and her friend Rachel Aaron

12.10pm Wednesday 29th July 2009

July 2009

A man caught drug dealing while dressed as Little Bo Peep was warned by a judge that he might have to herd sheep on a chilly hillside as part of his sentence.

12.10pm Wednesday 29th July 2009

July 2009

Bradford’s new Lord Mayor is following on from where his predecessor left off by continuing a dinner club.

11.22am Wednesday 29th July 2009

July 2009

Criminals who use taxis to evade the law are being targeted in a new crackdown by police in Bradford.

10.40am Friday 24th July 2009

July 2009

Tourist hotspots in the district are bucking the recession as they report an increase in visitors. So far this summer, East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley is one of the best performing National Trust properties in Yorkshire.

11.51am Thursday 23rd July 2009

July 2009

A Bradford restaurant owner is hoping that a listing in a top-notch eating guide will give his business a much-needed fillip during the credit crunch.

12.59pm Wednesday 22nd July 2009

July 2009

A 73-year-old television – believed to be Britain’s oldest in working order – has been discovered in a competition run by Bradford’s National Media Museum.

11.17am Tuesday 21st July 2009

July 2009

Classic cars, classic food and classic films – the Bradford Classic lived up to its name in every possible way.

10.21am Monday 20th July 2009

July 2009

Internet-savvy schoolchildren are embracing a new way of handing in their homework. It’s out with exercise books and in with online blogs at Grange Technology College, in Little Horton, Bradford.

9.36am Friday 17th July 2009

July 2009

Council parking charges are to rise by 50p a day or 10p per hour from the beginning of next month.

9.22am Wednesday 15th July 2009

July 2009

Bradford Council has scrapped a short-term waste contract and the alternative could cost more than £13 million over the next six years.

9.52am Tuesday 14th July 2009

July 2009

A train is to be named after historian Ian Dewhirst, who is known affectionately as Mr Keighley.

11.01am Monday 13th July 2009

July 2009

Dogs are among the biggest fears for posties across the district, a survey has found. Six thousand postal workers get attacked each year, according to the Communication Workers Union.

11.22am Friday 10th July 2009

July 2009

An historic textile firm, which is still in family ownership after 225 years, has delved into the past for inspiration for its latest product. Hainsworths, of Spring valley Mills in Pudsey, is collaborating with the UK’s largest coffin maker to make

10.31am Thursday 9th July 2009

July 2009

The latest crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery touched down in Skipton. The five NASA astronauts paraded through the town with a rocket and met hundreds of schoolchildren.

10.29am Wednesday 8th July 2009

July 2009

Students at schools from across Bradford have pitched their design ideas to education chiefs as part of the district’s £400 million secondary rebuilding scheme.

9.34am Tuesday 7th July 2009

July 2009

Three medical workers will drive to Romania in an ambulance bought on eBay.

9.57am Monday 6th July 2009

July 2009

Bradford long distance swimmer Liane Llwellyn is attempting to become the first Tyke to complete the two-way English Channel route.

8.40am Friday 3rd July 2009

July 2009

West Yorkshire Police has said it has taken action to prevent a repeat after forensic samples were stored alongside ice cream in a fridge.

4.46pm Thursday 2nd July 2009

July 2009

Barry O’Connell, of Four Lane Ends, Bradford, is hoping to make it three wins in a row as he prepares to enter a Home and Garden competition for 2009.

10.29am Wednesday 1st July 2009

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