February 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Wayne Jacobs asking for people to join in a sponsored skate for his One In A Million charity
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford housing company Incommunities has launched its hunt for the apprentice.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Best of British Variety, featuring, among others, The Krankies, is returning to Bradford this autumn.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.

February 2010

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

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