January 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: New automatic ticket barriers have received a mixed reception from passengers arriving at Bradford Interchange rail station.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bond Girl and St Trinian’s actress Gemma Arterton is to star in yet another adaptation of Emily Bronte’s iconic novel Wuthering Heights.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council is in talks to create a car-share scheme across the district to help reduce congestion and support the economy.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
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  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Ralph Berry, education spokesman for the Council’s Labour group, has called for a review into the gritting process in relation to schools.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: People across Bradford and Airedale are being urged to make a Change4Life in 2010 by eating better and becoming more active.

January 2010

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

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