January 2010

Today marks the final day of operation for the company set up to drive through Bradford’s regeneration. After a nine-month handover period, Bradford Centre Regeneration (BCR) has now officially transferred its activities to Bradford Council.

12.28pm Friday 29th January 2010

January 2010

New automatic ticket barriers have received a mixed reception from passengers arriving at Bradford Interchange rail station.

11.21am Thursday 28th January 2010

January 2010

Bond Girl and St Trinian’s actress Gemma Arterton is to star in yet another adaptation of Emily Bronte’s iconic novel Wuthering Heights.

10.41am Wednesday 27th January 2010

January 2010

Cupid’s arrow didn’t unite Rachel and Matt Goodman – it was a paintball session! Rachel accidentally shot Matt on the bottom during a paint-balling session in 1998 and now the couple’s quirky romantic tale is the subject of a TV commercial.

1.04pm Tuesday 26th January 2010

January 2010

An exhibition inspired by an infestation of cockroaches has been shortlisted for an international prize. Photographer Anna Fox was nominated for Cockroach Diary and Other Stories, initiated as a retrospective by Impressions Gallery, in Bradford.

11.30am Friday 22nd January 2010

January 2010

A corner of Albert Square is re-locating to Bradford, as part of a celebration of 25 years of EastEnders. From February 12, the props and costumes will come to the National Media Museum where they will be displayed as part of its Soap Season.

10.40am Thursday 21st January 2010

January 2010

Bradford Council is in talks to create a car-share scheme across the district to help reduce congestion and support the economy.

11.49am Wednesday 20th January 2010

January 2010

Drivers are being warned to watch out for perilous potholes created by the recent freezing weather. Weeks of snow and ice have left some of the district’s roads in a crumbling state – and they are likely to land Bradford Council with a huge repair b

4.17pm Tuesday 19th January 2010

January 2010

4.12pm Tuesday 19th January 2010

January 2010

Councillor Ralph Berry, education spokesman for the Council’s Labour group, has called for a review into the gritting process in relation to schools.

10.43am Monday 18th January 2010

January 2010

As Bradford freezes, Lauren Stott will make many of us green with envy. For Lauren is about to turn Girl Friday spending two weeks’ work experience in the Bahamas testing beaches for the exclusive Sandals holiday resort company.

11.24am Friday 15th January 2010

January 2010

Yorkshire folk are the least generous in the UK when it comes to giving money to charity, according to a survey – but local good causes say that’s rubbish.

11.28am Thursday 14th January 2010

January 2010

Rabbits and rodents will be in the spotlight at the world’s largest small animal show which began in Bradford in 1921. The Bradford Excel Small Animal Show was first held at the Manningham Barracks.

11.28am Thursday 14th January 2010

January 2010

Two of the hot favourites in this year’s Dancing on Ice TV series, former Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon and Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson, are perfecting their skating skills at Bradford Ice Arena.

9.15am Tuesday 12th January 2010

January 2010

An eight-year-old Bradford prodigy who learned to play the piano at the age of three is now studying for his maths GCSE. Han Zhao has enrolled at Bradford Grammar School and staff have been stunned by his incredible talents.

1.04pm Monday 11th January 2010

January 2010

The congregation of Bolton Villas United Reformed Church is preparing to celebrate the re-opening of its newly-renovated church. While the £520,000 refurbishment was underway the congregation spent six months worshipping in a basketball court.

1.13pm Friday 8th January 2010

January 2010

Complaints about noisy music from homes in the Bradford district have risen by 50 per cent in the past year. In 2009 there were 1,500 complaints about loud music from sound systems, televisions and other appliances, compared with 1,000 in 2008.

11.14am Thursday 7th January 2010

January 2010

An unusual creature was seen roaming in the back garden of a surprised Bradford couple. Geoffrey, 78, and Muriel Evans, 76, regularly see squirrels but were at a loss to recognise this particular beast, which at first glance appears like a skunk.

11.42am Wednesday 6th January 2010

January 2010

Bradford Council spent more than £3.4 million on outside consultants in six months last year. The list includes experts in recruitment, engineering, architecture and transport. It covers projects including Buildings Schools for the Future and City Park

11.42am Wednesday 6th January 2010

January 2010

Concerns have been raised that West Yorkshire Police is unable to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act in the recommended time limit of 20 working days.

12.17pm Monday 4th January 2010

January 2010

People across Bradford and Airedale are being urged to make a Change4Life in 2010 by eating better and becoming more active.

9.39am Monday 4th January 2010

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