March 2009

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The over-60s and the under-16s in the district can swim for free at Bradford Council poolsMarch 2009
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A naming ceremony for Lister Park’s returning lion sculptures was a roaring success.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An army of Bradford Council parking enforcers swung into action today as the authority took on drivers who park illegally.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bradford Rock Challenge attracted hundreds of talented children to St George’s Hall, Bradford, where two separate competitions were held for schools and colleges.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Primary schools are failing to attract male teachers – with men making up less than three in ten of all staff in most Bradford schools.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A David Hockney painting expected to fetch a record sum at auction has gone on public display.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cathy Crowley, 44, of Brooksbank Avenue, Schole-moor, Bradford, has been partnered with assistance dog Zilla, by Dogs for the Disabled, and she says it has made a huge difference to her on a practical and a social level.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Townies are to be bussed into the countryside to see where the food on their plates comes from.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Drilling is taking place near Centenary Square, Bradford, to find a potential water source for the mirror pool in the City Park scheme.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It will be strictly come dancing for hundreds of ballroom fans when the world-famous Mighty Wurlitzer organ pipes up for the first time following its £135,000 installation at Victoria Hall, Saltaire.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: He was once a gun-toting, blue-uniformed cop dealing out justice on the mean streets of Fort Worth, Texas. Now his beat is the quiet main Street of Haworth.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford and Leeds today signed up to a partnership aimed at providing thousands of new jobs and homes in a nine-mile corridor between the two cities.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Street lights which should be dimmed overnight to save cash are ablaze day and night due to a computer programming delay.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A man has bought his “dream machine” – a 2002 Bentley once owned by television personality Simon Cowell.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thousands of people living in one of the poorest areas of the district have been removed from the register of an NHS dentist.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pest controllers have had to deal with mice at Bradford’s showpiece Alhambra Theatre three times since last August.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The fate of the district’s swimming pools is being placed in the public’s hands as Bradford Council asks residents what they want. A district-wide consultation is taking place to help the council guide its strategy for the future of leisure provision.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The future of ITV programmes including Heartbeat and The Royal, which is partly filmed in Bradford, is looking bleak after the broadcaster announced the closure of its Leeds studio.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A children’s cancer charity’s fundraising group has secured ’80s band Doctor and The Medics to play at its annual fundraising ball.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Haworth, Saltaire and Ilkley feature heavily in a new campaign designed to attract visitors to Pennine areas of West Yorkshire.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A community consultation is starting in Bradford to help shape the designs of secondary schools set to be rebuilt or refurbished in the third phase of the troubled Building Schools for Future programme. 
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March 2009

March 2009

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

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