July 2011

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The average Bradford household has managed to set aside more than £1,500 for a rainy day, according to figures released today.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A horse racing-mad couple who have made a bet on true love will collect a £1,500 payout from a bookmaker if they are still together on their tenth wedding anniversary.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A talented young diver is among nine people in the Bradford district nominated so far to carry the Olympic flame as it travels across the country ahead of London 2012
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford man has been invited to London to interview actor Sir Roger Moore at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of classic TV show The Persuaders.
Alan Davidson, of Idle, manages the official website of Sir Roger, who starred in the 1970s series.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More than 200 police officers in West Yorkshire are moonlighting to earn extra cash with some working as film extras or selling skin care products in their spare time.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford is going Harry Potter crazy this weekend.
Fans have been pouring into the city to say goodbye to their boy wizard hero with 24-hour screenings of the final epic adventure – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A new state-of-the-art academy school designed to raise the aspirations and achievement of its pupils was officially opened by cricketing legend Imran Khan last night.
University Academy Keighley has been built on the old Greenhead School site.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford actor George Layton has joined the cast of EastEnders as the love interest of Albert Square stalwart Pat Evans.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The number of cases of bed bug infestations in Bradford has risen sharply over the past five years.
 Prior to 2006, Bradford Council’s pest control service received between 12 and 24 cases every year. This number has now increased fivefold.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Young runners are being urged to limber up and stretch their legs for charity by taking part in Bradford’s second half-marathon.
 
A silver trophy lies in wait for the school that turns out the largest contingent of joggers for the City Run on Sunday,
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The full line-up of entertainment hitting the streets of Bradford city centre this summer has been revealed.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Runners dressed as Lego men, Roman gladiators and punks took part in the Oxenhope Straw Race.
 At least 250 teams in fancy dress carried bales of straw and raced from one pub to the next, stopping for a drink in each one and collecting for charity.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Greg Watts, a professor of transportation noise, has devised a method of measuring tranquillity levels in urban parks to help town and city planners create peaceful green space. He has tested it by carrying out a survey at the country park at Ogden Water
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Net 60 Six, which is based at Cottingley Business Park, has developed a revolutionary way for people to play a round of golf in an hour rather than the usual five or six and without paying club membership fees.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Former Bradford City and Newcastle United footballer Des Hamilton has been selected as Bradford’s first health mentor to inspire young children to be fit and active.

July 2011

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

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