May 2009

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The number of bus passes being lost by pensioners has led transport bosses proposing a £5 charge to replace them.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford's centenary Square is to be turned into a giant playground next month.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Robo Dog was showcased at Bradford University open day by engineering students.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Plumber Danny Antenbring, rejected from the X-Factor auditions before he was allowed to sing a note, has a chance of stardom after a record producer read about his plight in the T&A.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yes, sir, I can offer you an appointment - for June 13, 2017!
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Three enterprising businessmen are jetting people to Poland for cut-price dental treatment.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hundreds of people gathered at Marks & Spencer in Bradford yesterday as the company celebrated its 125th anniversary by going back to its roots as the Original Penny Bazaar.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Secret sexy drawings by Branwell Bronte will be revealed at the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the Bronte sisters’ wayward brother.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Secondary schools are failing one in four children, according to a national survey.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Haworth stepped back in time to the 1940s this weekend, with military vehicles, jive dancing and a marching pipe band to entertain the troops all part of the vintage fun.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A painting by Bradford’s David Hockney has been sold at auction for more than £5 million – a record price for the artist.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: After five long years, Shipley’s iconic town clock has started working again – but it will be another three weeks until it tells the correct time.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teenage magician Mark Waddington is under no illusions about his latest achievement – he has become one of the youngest members of the Magic Circle.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Veteran comic Ken Dodd will be tickled to return to Bradford – where his career took off half a century ago – despite being dropped by another venue over fears he is no longer funny.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One-year-old Ben Leadbeater has received an election card enabling him to vote in the European Elections this June.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils are being offered TVs, iPods and cinema tickets in return for good behaviour in the first reward points scheme of its kind in Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford-born Ann Daniels has revealed how she and a team battling to reach the North Pole were stranded on a sea of floating ice for almost a fortnight – with food rations running out.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It should have been as easy as ABC. But Bradford supermarket giant Morrisons has had to clear its shelves of its range of pre-school alphabet building blocks as they contain spelling errors.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford’s Star Trek fans will be eager to boldly book a seat for the ultimate experience aboard the USS Enterprise next week.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Several tonnes of ice have been loaded on to the Alhambra stage for its transformation into a skating rink for a new show.

May 2009

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

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