February 2011

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The royal wedding has meant brisk business for Bradford firms, including online retailer Graham Johnson of Keighley, who says sales of Union Jack party packs have rocketed since the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An RAF Merlin helicopter came to Bradford to transport stone from a Brighouse quarry for a memorial to Second World War air crews
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A bid to replicate the interior of Emmerdale's TV pub angered regulars at the Esholt inn.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A former male stripper has set himself the task of riding a unicycle from Queensbury to Buckingham Palace to raise money for breast cancer research.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Art experts were hoping to unearth hidden David Hockney treasures as members of the public were asked to bring along original Hockney artworks for valuation at Salt's Mill
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Bradford’s St Andrew’s Society were celebrating their Scottish heritage today at an event to mark the organisation’s 125th anniversary.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Civic regalia stolen in a burglary at a mayor’s home could be in Bradford, say police. 

A Honda Civic taken in a Hanoi burglary at the home of the Mayor of Pateley Bridge, Councillor Chris Henderson, was found in Webster Street, Barkerend.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Volunteer snow wardens could soon be sought by Bradford Council to better prepare the district for severe flurries later in the year.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Improvements are being sought by parents of children at St Luke’s Primary School, Eccleshill, who are being supported by people living nearby. 
They say Harrogate Road, Pullan Avenue and Fagley Lane need improving and have asked for a puffin crossing.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus:  An unused area of graveyard could be turned into a parking area after the Church of England admitted it could no longer afford to maintain the overgrown churchyard.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Investigators made their first expedition on to a wild and windy Rombalds Moor in a project to capture the images from hundreds of ancient carved stones.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Romantic cards and messages from centuries past are on show at an exhibition celebrating Valentine’s Day. 
Among the exhibits at West Yorkshire Archive Service’s offices at Bradford Central Library is a letter from a suitor, dated October 19, 1724.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Protected stocks of native white-clawed crayfish are being threatened by dogs swimming in a lake at a Bingley beauty spot. 
Custodians of the St Ives Estate are warning pet-owners not to let their dogs jump into the Coppice Pond.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A multi-million-pound hotel development is set to create 70 jobs in the city centre. 
Budget hotel chain Premier Inn will move into the former Yorkshire Water offices at Broadacre House in Vicar Lane, it has been announced.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A fighter jet used during the Cold War and restored to its former glory by a Bradford aviation enthusiast is up for sale on eBay. 
Chris Wilson, of Queensbury, who served as a mechanic with the RAF, is advertising the Harrier jump jet for £69,999.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A multi-million pound drive to raise interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is being spearheaded by Bradford University. 
The £2.9 million appeal has been funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City Hall bosses face a huge bill of more than £2million for repairs to roads damaged by the freezing weather, it has been revealed. 
The worst winter for decades has caused large potholes and cracks to open up and other damage to roads across the area.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A website, funded by the Yorkshire Regional Museums Hub, has been created containing 100 of the region’s best-loved paintings as chosen by the public. 
Visitors to the website can win a replica of their favourite painting, by saying which they like bes
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Serious doubts have been cast over the likelihood of a Cross Rail link for Bradford. 
The projected £152 million costs of the suggested project ultimately renders it “impractical”, according to a report by City Hall planners.

February 2011

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

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