September 2009

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: People are being urged to hunt for Bronte artefacts, possibly stashed in the attic, to help paint a picture of what life was like in Haworth at the time they lived there in the early 19th century.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The truth is out there… but the aliens are here in Yorkshire, according to a new survey. A not-quite top secret report says the White Rose county is a hot-spot for UFOs and alien visitations.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford actress Mary Tamm, who is best known for her role as Doctor Who assistant Romana, returned to the city to sign copies of her autobiography and met an old school friend for the first time in nearly 50 years.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A famous one-eyed racing cat will be making yet another television appearance in front of an estimated three million viewers this weekend.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dressmakers, florists and cake decorators have ruled the roost at wedding fairs for time immemorial, but now they face being upstaged by an unexpected newcomer! 
In a move that may raise eyebrows, the Bishop of Bradford will take his place on an exhibit
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bingley man who long suspected he was related to the famous Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton has had the link confirmed after finding a long-lost relative on the internet.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A new report into the condition of the derelict former Odeon cinema in Bradford city centre has concluded that it is not economically viable to retain any of it.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A “try before you buy” school meals scheme which was successful at primary schools last year is being repeated – and extended to secondary school pupils too.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A retired head teacher, who vowed to attempt the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk if she lived to be 80, has fulfilled her long-standing ambition.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford will be in Haworth this weekend to talk about her 30-year career and the influence of the Brontes on her work.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford production company has devised the Church of England’s first rap-style advertisement aimed at lapsed parishioners.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The signs are the district’s newest walking and cycling route is destined for success. Thousands of people will now be able to walk and pedal their way to fitness through picturesque scenery getting to and from Shipley, Saltaire Bingley and Keighley.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Real ale lovers have launched a campaign aimed at encouraging landlords to support the booming number of local breweries by serving beers brewed less than 20 miles from their pub doorsteps.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: People who wish it could be Christmas every day can already buy cards for their loved ones in Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The University of Bradford has announced plans to merge with the Leeds College of Music.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Billy Pearce looks set to be upstaged in Bradford this Christmas – by a scene-stealing diva who will take the bull by the horns.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A total of 85 Yorkshire restaurants have been recognised by The Good Food Guide 2010 which lists all of Britain’s top eateries.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A bumper harvest of ripe tomatoes is thriving in Bradford – at Yorkshire Water’s sewage works.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City fans have started a petition demanding the club reconsiders sanctions put upon its City Gent mascot to prevent him throwing sweets into the stands and showing his belly.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The boss of a Bradford debt charity will attempt to run 84 miles in 30 hours to boost his company’s expansion plans after demand for its services soared during recession.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Two stone crushers valued at a combined £275,000 were the most expensive items taken from building and plant sites in Bradford last year.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A not-for-profit service has started a new venture exclusively for the over-50s in the Aire and Wharfe Valleys, who need gardeners, decorators, plumbers, heating and electrical engineers.

September 2009

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

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