March 2009

The over-60s and the under-16s in the district can swim for free at Bradford Council poolsMarch 2009

10.27am Tuesday 31st March 2009

March 2009

A naming ceremony for Lister Park’s returning lion sculptures was a roaring success.

10.33am Monday 30th March 2009

March 2009

An army of Bradford Council parking enforcers swung into action today as the authority took on drivers who park illegally.

9.09am Friday 27th March 2009

March 2009

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.

11.29am Thursday 26th March 2009

March 2009

Primary schools are failing to attract male teachers – with men making up less than three in ten of all staff in most Bradford schools.

10.52am Wednesday 25th March 2009

March 2009

A David Hockney painting expected to fetch a record sum at auction has gone on public display.

10.05am Tuesday 24th March 2009

March 2009

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.

9.06am Monday 23rd March 2009

March 2009

Townies are to be bussed into the countryside to see where the food on their plates comes from.

9.19am Thursday 19th March 2009

March 2009

Drilling is taking place near Centenary Square, Bradford, to find a potential water source for the mirror pool in the City Park scheme.

9.31am Wednesday 18th March 2009

March 2009

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.

1.39pm Tuesday 17th March 2009

March 2009

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.

10.05am Monday 16th March 2009

March 2009

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.

9.40am Friday 13th March 2009

March 2009

Street lights which should be dimmed overnight to save cash are ablaze day and night due to a computer programming delay.

9.47am Thursday 12th March 2009

March 2009

A man has bought his “dream machine” – a 2002 Bentley once owned by television personality Simon Cowell.

9.22am Wednesday 11th March 2009

March 2009

Thousands of people living in one of the poorest areas of the district have been removed from the register of an NHS dentist.

8.55am Tuesday 10th March 2009

March 2009

Pest controllers have had to deal with mice at Bradford’s showpiece Alhambra Theatre three times since last August.

9.44am Monday 9th March 2009

March 2009

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.

9.20am Friday 6th March 2009

March 2009

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.

10.08am Thursday 5th March 2009

March 2009

A children’s cancer charity’s fundraising group has secured ’80s band Doctor and The Medics to play at its annual fundraising ball.

9.58am Wednesday 4th March 2009

March 2009

Haworth, Saltaire and Ilkley feature heavily in a new campaign designed to attract visitors to Pennine areas of West Yorkshire.

10.33am Tuesday 3rd March 2009

March 2009

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. Opinions are being sought by each school in prepar

9.23am Monday 2nd March 2009

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