June 2011

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Monsters made of perspex, wood and metal fought furious battles to be crowned the winner of the third annual NG Bailey Robot Challenge. 
Teams of young engineers at schools throughout the Bradford district designed and built their own robot warriors.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council workers have been driving around the city in an electric car as the trial of a Nissan Leaf vehicle got under way.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A prominent city centre pub, which became a haven for drug addicts after it was closed, will re-open today following a £250,000 renovation. 
The Lord Clarke, in Market Street, closed in 2010 after the previous tenant failed to make a go of it.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A report recommending older people should drastically reduce their drinking has met with opposition from Bradford’s over-65s - including a 105-year-old who says he still drinks a glass of whisky most days..
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It was early to rise and late to bed for the Bishop of Bradford as he enjoyed a taste of life across the district during a whistle-stop tour of his new diocese yesterday.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A student has finally received compensation from Royal Mail for an expensive lost parcel following the intervention of the Telegraph & Argus.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Further improvements to Haworth’s historic Main Street are expected to be completed this summer. 
They will include new seating, plant containers and bins, which will enhance ongoing efforts to restore the road’s surface.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children at four schools joined the Lord Mayor of Bradford at an event to mark progress on a new business park, which will feature Europe’s largest straw bale building.
Pupils at Holybrook, Parkland, Fagley and Greengates primary schools helped.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Celebrated explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, media figure Janet Street Porter and Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman are among the big names coming to this year’s Ilkley Literature Festival.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An inspirational rock choir featured in a new television series, starting tomorrow is setting up a branch in Bradford. 
The Choir That Rocks is a three-part series telling the stories of people across Britain united by their membership of the choir.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mods, rockers and hippies will be descending on Haworth this weekend as the village swings back to the 1960s. 
The village’s fourth 1960s weekend will include a host of music, dance, and street performances reminiscent of the era.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A councillor has warned about the future of Ilkley’s town hall if services continue to disappear from the building. 
Councillor Anne Hawkesworth claims only “the parish clerk and ghosts” would remain if services continue to be diluted from the buil
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Soap actors and reality TV stars will be donning their football boots to take part in a charity match in Bradford. 
Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Livesy in the soap, is expected to play alongside Shameless actor Elliott Tittensor.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roosting pigeons in a derelict house are causing a headache in the street – especially for their elderly neighbour. 
The 81-year-old man says he is fed up of the cooing birds which have moved in next door.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bradford Industrial Museum is gearing up for an exhibition this month to mark 100 years since the trolley bus was introduced.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Canine detectives will be hitting the streets of Airedale and North Bradford this summer to sniff out drug crime in town centres.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Voters may have to wait until 2015 to have their say on how effective their MP has been in Parliament – but can rank how attractive they are right now on a website. 
Users of the Sexy MP website pick the MP they most fancy from two random pictures.

June 2011

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