January 2011

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A story made into a captivating film in a rural corner of the district is now set to wow audiences 3,500 miles away. 
The Railway Children is to be performed in a temporary tented theatre – resembling a railway station – in Toronto, Canada, from May
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: When it comes to entertaining audiences, father and daughter double act Steve and Deanna Gore have one or two tricks up their sleeve. 
Even at the tender age of five, Deanna is an accomplished illusionist.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Ilkley company says it has invented a wasp-repelling device to keep the stinging insects at bay. 
And the inventors say the Waspinator can finally create sting-free zones during the summer months without killing the creatures or using any chemicals.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: He doesn’t appear to give a hoot! 
Oliver the owl has amazed vets by surviving a 140-mile motorway journey clinging to the front of a lorry that had hit him.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Reverend Canon Gordon Dey, vicar of Holme Wood, has praised the first visit of a youth club on wheels, complete with snooker table, to Bradford.
The Snooker Bus was making its first visit to West Yorkshire and was supported by PC Craig Regan.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A new police policy across Bradford to withhold some crime details from Neighbourhood Watch groups to avoid raising the fear of crime has been slammed as “unjustifiable”, “secretive” and “silly”.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: As a sound operator at the Bradford theatre, Phil Cluskey watches every performance of the panto from the sound desk and he has seen every single performance of every pantomime Billy Pearce has starred in over the last seven years -  more than 550 shows.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A study into the feasibility of running commuter trains on a heritage steam railway has been published. 
If adopted, the plan could see four services running morning and evening along the five-mile Keighley and Worth Valley line.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Two of the district’s politicians are set to go head-to-head in a public debate on prison reform. 
Baildon Lib-Dem councillor John Cole challenged Shipley Tory MP Philip Davies after he said he wanted to see “an increase in the prison population.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A textile company with just 20 staff has answered a call from Hollywood movie-makers. 

Wyedean Weaving, based in Bridgehouse Mill, Haworth, has supplied all the 18th-century-style military trimmings for the costumes in the film, Gulliver’s Travels.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford pub will be knocked down to be replaced by a car park. 
The Winston Churchill Inn, in Wakefield Road, will be demolished after Bradford Area Planning Panel found it had no grounds for ruling against an application by Pitt Wilson Electrical.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Motorists are facing bills running into thousands of pounds for damage to their vehicles caused by potholes in the district’s roads.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford’s Urban Garden blighted by flooding, is to be dug up at a cost of up to £30,000.
Heavy rain over the past few weeks has created pools in the £300,000 garden, built on part of the mothballed Westfield shopping centre site.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A mum has received an apology from police after officers swooped on her Bradford home, wrongly suspecting she had turned her garage into a cannabis farm. 
The officers found nothing more than an electric heater keeping her pet guinea pigs warm.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coronation Street star Steve Huison, who plays Eddie Windass in the TV soap, is turning his talents to staging quarterly fundraising cabarets in Saltaire.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Fairburn, 13, is a real life cowboy whose love for farm animals has led to his latest purchase, a calf called Champion. 
The heifer caught the eye of the budding farmer after being crowned best of the cows at the New Year Skipton Auction Mart show
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: West Yorkshire residents are being urged to help set the policing budget for the coming year. 
Local communities are being asked for their views on the cost of policing and if they feel they are getting value for money.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Experts have been called in to help recreate the interior decoration at one of the most famous literary homes in the country. 
They are examining minute samples of paint and wallpaper in an effort to uncover what the inside was like in Bronte times.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council has sold more than £10.5 million of unwanted land and buildings in the last three years. 
The local authority intends to raise a total of £65 million in ten years by selling off assets it no longer intends to develop.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Householders in Bradford are being asked to give the planet a belated Christmas present by recycling as much waste as possible. 

Over the festive period, the amount of waste created increased by a massive 30 per cent.

January 2011

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