July 2009

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A four-fold rise in businesses illegally tapping into the region’s water supply has been recorded in West Yorkshire this year.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford’s new Lord Mayor is following on from where his predecessor left off by continuing a dinner club.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Criminals who use taxis to evade the law are being targeted in a new crackdown by police in Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Classic cars, classic food and classic films – the Bradford Classic lived up to its name in every possible way.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Council parking charges are to rise by 50p a day or 10p per hour from the beginning of next month.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council has scrapped a short-term waste contract and the alternative could cost more than £13 million over the next six years.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A train is to be named after historian Ian Dewhirst, who is known affectionately as Mr Keighley.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus:   Three medical workers will drive to Romania in an ambulance bought on eBay.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford long distance swimmer Liane Llwellyn is attempting to become the first Tyke to complete the two-way English Channel route.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: West Yorkshire Police has said it has taken action to prevent a repeat after forensic samples were stored alongside ice cream in a fridge.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.

July 2009

We take a sideways look at some of the stories that have appeared in the Telegraph & Argus.

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