February 2010

Wayne Jacobs asking for people to join in a sponsored skate for his One In A Million charity

11.08am Friday 9th April 2010

February 2010

A devoted Bradford City fan has raised £5,000 to help his club pay the transfer fee of one of their players. Jeremy White decided to help the club after a Football League tribunal ruled City should pay Guiseley FC £7,500 for striker James Hanson.

11.11am Friday 26th February 2010

February 2010

A Bradford landlady who took on her first pub at 64 has hailed the community spirit of her regulars as a key reason for its survival. The Fire Brigade Tavern shut for three months in 2008, but Mrs Florence stepped in to ensure her local reopened.

12.14pm Thursday 25th February 2010

February 2010

Bradford primary school children are out-pacing their peers across the country, according to new figures. Six out of every ten primary school pupils walk to school in Bradford, compared to five in ten pupils throughout Britain.

1.29pm Wednesday 24th February 2010

February 2010

A desire to escape the nine-to-five routine and raise money for charity has led two Bradford men to head for Nepal. Naveed Hameed and Sajjad Sabir will join fundraisers trekking to Everest Base Camp in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

1.53pm Tuesday 23rd February 2010

February 2010

Youngsters are being challenged to prove their green-fingered skills for a horticultural show later this year. Spearheading the project is gardener Steve Thorpe, who works with pupils throughout the Bradford district.

1.07pm Monday 22nd February 2010

February 2010

Bradford housing company Incommunities has launched its hunt for the apprentice.

11.11am Friday 19th February 2010

February 2010

The Best of British Variety, featuring, among others, The Krankies, is returning to Bradford this autumn.

11.09am Wednesday 17th February 2010

February 2010

A state-of-the-art video games lounge has opened at the National Media Museum. Visitors can plug into the history of video-gaming and play classic games such as Asteroids, Frogger and Street Fighter II.

10.45am Friday 12th February 2010

February 2010

Criminals have stolen hundreds of gully covers and paving stones from the district's highways in the last year, leaving gaping holes that endanger lives of road users.

10.40am Tuesday 16th February 2010

February 2010

Cricket legend Fred Trueman was toasted in his adopted home town by a lifelong pal in a new ale named after him. Memories of the Yorkshire and England fast bowler were recalled by former Yorkshire team mate and international Test umpire Dickie Bird.

11.05am Thursday 11th February 2010

February 2010

An updated copy of a movie that won iconic status is to be unveiled to mark the 40th year since it was shot. The original footage of The Railway Children, filmed along the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in 1970 has been digitally re-mastered.

12.53pm Wednesday 10th February 2010

February 2010

The number of people complaining about GP services is rising, according to new figures. In 2008/2009, 639 people in Bradford and Airedale made a written complaint about general practice, including dental services.

2.06pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

February 2010

Wide-eyed children will be wowed by wizardry when Bradford Magic Circle’s president performs his last show. Jon Harris is to step down from performing for the foreseeable future, and will give his last display of magic at the Circle's annual event.

11.30am Monday 8th February 2010

February 2010

Stand-up comedian Arthur Smith took to lying down when he paid a call to the Bronte shrine at Haworth. In his latest assignment for the BBC’s The One Show, he spent a night sleeping in the Reverend Patrick Bronte’s bedroom at Haworth Parsonage.

10.15am Friday 5th February 2010

February 2010

Bradford-based Yorkshire Water is on the hunt for the region’s most quirky toilet. The company wants to encourage people to love their loo after recording an increase in people flushing away their rubbish, causing clogged pipes and sewer flooding.

10.36am Thursday 4th February 2010

February 2010

A round-the-world sailor, who had to be rescued after his racing yacht struck rocks off Indonesia, will be continuing his epic journey in a different boat.

10.20am Wednesday 3rd February 2010

February 2010

Specialist consultants have analysed wind flows around a proposed city centre development to assess the scheme’s potential impact on the safety and comfort of pedestrians.

5.09pm Tuesday 2nd February 2010

February 2010

A decaying mill building in Bradford city centre is being transformed into a laser tag arena where new infrared technology from the US will be used in Europe for the first time.

11.20am Monday 1st February 2010

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