March 2011

The strangest, oddest and quirkiest emergencies – all in a day’s work for Bradford’s busy A&E department – are being featured in a new television show. The fourth series of Bizarre ER started on BBC3 this week, and features Bradford Royal Infirm

11.16am Thursday 31st March 2011

March 2011

Police in Bradford have produced a special information pack to help officers tackle the growing problem of loose horses in the district.

11.51am Wednesday 30th March 2011

March 2011

A Bradford mum is collecting underwear to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Kate Kelly, who lives in East Bowling, came up with the ‘Jocks for Japan’ idea as a practical way of helping the worst-affected cope with the devastation

12.48pm Tuesday 29th March 2011

March 2011

Bradford is officially on its way to becoming a ‘baby friendly’ district. The district has been awarded a certificate of commitment from UNICEF for its work to increase breastfeeding rates and improve care for mothers.

11.32am Monday 28th March 2011

March 2011

A Budget windfall of £1.1 million will be used to fix potholes created by winter weather across Bradford, it was revealed yesterday. George Osborne announced he was doubling the cash to tackle the problem, which means a one-off payment of £1,118,319.

11.54am Friday 25th March 2011

March 2011

Lorries are being increasingly targeted by fuel thieves as the price of diesel remains at an all-time high – despite the slight duty reduction announced in yesterday’s Budget.

10.49am Thursday 24th March 2011

March 2011

Hotels and houses will sprout up across Bradford and there will be plenty of free parking as the city gets its own version of iconic property game Monopoly.

11.50am Tuesday 22nd March 2011

March 2011

Maverick film-maker and Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam was presented with the Fellowship Award at Bradford’s International Film Festival this weekend.

12.00pm Monday 21st March 2011

March 2011

The daily commute is enough of a grind, but for one Bradford churchgoer spending a whole week on the train is the perfect way to pass the time. Peter Holden, 51, of Great Horton, is to travel about 7,000 miles on Britain’s railways for charity.

10.43am Friday 18th March 2011

March 2011

Shakespearean actor Sir Patrick Stewart is to take part in the unveiling of a rare edition of the Bard’s First Folio of works. He has voiced the commentary to accompany the volume which is to go on show at the Craven Museum in Skipton.

10.15am Thursday 17th March 2011

March 2011

One-thousand students at the University of Bradford enjoyed a free feast yesterday to highlight the amount of food wasted by a UK household each year. The event was run by the Love Food Hate Waste Project

11.53am Wednesday 16th March 2011

March 2011

The Government has been warned a hike in beer tax could cause pubs to close and ‘ruin communities’ across the Bradford district. A new study points to how vital the beer and pub industry is to communities across the UK and the country as a whole.

10.15am Tuesday 15th March 2011

March 2011

Bingley Gilbert and Sullivan Society has invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to a society wedding two weeks before their own. The society is staging The Sorcerer, an operetta centred around preparations for the wedding of an aristocratic couple.

10.41am Monday 14th March 2011

March 2011

A time capsule dating back to the 19th century has been unearthed at the site of Bingley Hospital. It was discovered by a specialist company employed to get rid of asbestos from the premises.

11.38am Thursday 10th March 2011

March 2011

Drivers who think they are above the law have been warned to expect ‘crushing’ disappointment. The owners of two uninsured cars seized by police in an operation in Bradford now face having them destroyed.

11.36am Wednesday 9th March 2011

March 2011

Students are about to shed more light on the historic Undercliffe Cemetery in Bradford. Emily Kecic and Gabriella Fawcett, originally from Bradford, are planning to return to illuminate parts of the Victorian burial ground on Thursday, May 19.

10.53am Tuesday 8th March 2011

March 2011

A group of re-energised teenagers are giving anti-bullying talks to their younger counterparts in nearby schools. Fifteen pupils at Dixons Allerton Academy are taking part in the project to raise their self-confidence and aspirations.

10.17am Monday 7th March 2011

March 2011

Bradford is full of pet lovers, but their affections are sometimes misguided, a new report says. A study into the well-being of animals by veterinary charity PDSA claims pets in the district are not quite as happy and healthy as they could be.

10.19am Friday 4th March 2011

March 2011

When Bradford became the world’s first UNESCO City of Film in 2009, there were snorts of derision from those who pointed out that we weren’t exactly the obvious choice. It was a different story when Sydney was granted City of Film status last Decemb

11.27am Thursday 3rd March 2011

March 2011

Police have held a swoop on drug-takers in a special operation at Keighley railway station. And within seconds of deploying sniffer dog Jack, a black labrador, had detected two male users.

11.54am Wednesday 2nd March 2011

March 2011

Red-faced bosses of a business directory company have apologised for a glaring error in which the name of England’s second most popular literary shrine was misspelled. The front cover of new Thomson Directory spells the home of the Brontes as HOWARTH.

11.54am Wednesday 2nd March 2011

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