May 2011

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Patients of Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital are holding on to £100,000 of vital hospital equipment each year. 
In a bid to recover the items, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has mounted a three-month equipment amnesty.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A woman who cared for others in life is continuing to do so after death – by donating her body to medical science. 
Christine Brown, 69, has followed the example of her father, who gave his body for research 40 years ago.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A retro Campervan company run by a husband and wife team from Otley is moving to larger premises after enjoying a bumper first two years.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Passengers have voiced their anger at new car parking arrangements at Leeds-Bradford International Airport.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The new Bishop of Bradford, the Rt rev Nick Baines, was enthroned at the Cathedral on Saturday, when he took part in the age-old tradition of knocking on the door to gain admittance to the church.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The popularity of a mass cycle event in Bradford this summer is expected to be sky-high. 
Thousands of cyclists of all ages will be wheeling their way in to the city centre on Sunday, July 31, celebrating the joy of riding on two wheels.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters are being asked for their views about the future of Bradford in a bid to help shape what it will look like in years to come. 
An online survey of 15 to 25-year-olds has been launched by the Bradford Property Forum (BPF).
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: They say you are what you eat. 
Now a pair of Saltaire artists are putting that maxim to the test – by finding out the eating habits of people in the World Heritage Site.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Haworth’s popular 1940s Weekend lost hundreds of pounds due to unofficial traders, it has emerged. 
The ‘fly pitchers’ included people selling out of the backs of their cars, as around 10,000 visitors descended on the village at the weekend.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A young holidaymaker was distraught when she discovered shw had lost her engagement ring.
But tears led to joy when a call to the Eldwick holiday park resulted in cleaners sifting through vacuum cleaner bags to discover the missing ring.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Bradford Council have joined forces to create a second Cold Calling Control Zone in Great Horton.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A blueprint for the care needs of older people is being drawn up in the district in the face of a rapidly rising elderly population. 
There is expected to be an 85 per cent growth in the numbers of people who are aged 85 or more in the district by 2030.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The ravaging effects that too much sugar and bad diets can have on our bodies is being explored at the University of Bradford in a workshop this month. Participants will be able to see skeletal and dental remains of people from the past.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A biking Baptist minister who takes people to their final resting place in a custom-built motorcycle hearse is using the vehicle to try to set a world record.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A photographic exhibition exploring the practise of cryonics – freezing a human body after death in the hope that scientific advances may one day bring it back to life – is premiering in Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A hoard of secret recipes found by a demolition worker in the roof of the former Hammonds sauce factory in Apperley Bridge, Bradford, are about to go under the auctioneer’s hammer.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Trading standards chiefs are investigating a complaint that a “cowboy” builder built a £14,000 conservatory over a public sewer.

May 2011

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

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