March 2011

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police in Bradford have produced a special information pack to help officers tackle the growing problem of loose horses in the district.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Maverick film-maker and Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam was presented with the Fellowship Award at Bradford’s International Film Festival this weekend.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.

March 2011

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