July 2010

Nine-year-old Coen Townsend hopes he can take England to victory in the next World Cup. The Heckmondwike youngster will travel to Rain, Germany, in September to take part in the world championships of table football game Subbuteo.

1.34pm Friday 30th July 2010

July 2010

Bradford is being joined across the globe by Twitter fans and celebrities to say a fond farewell to a legend. Ivy Bean, who became famous for being the world’s oldest ‘tweeter’, died aged 104 in the early hours of yesterday.

10.35am Thursday 29th July 2010

July 2010

With their big black eyes, wet noses and soft fur Riga and Rex are as adorable as most eight-week old puppies. But the two Alsatians have a vital role to play in life - as police dogs.

3.01pm Tuesday 27th July 2010

July 2010

Hundreds of people visited police stations in the district at the weekend to learn more about life in the emergency services on Saturday.

1.54pm Monday 26th July 2010

July 2010

Two sheepdogs have been sold at auction in Skipton for a record-breaking £5,000 each, it has been confirmed. Rex, a 26-month-old border collie, and Ron, a 14-month-old tri-coloured sheepdog, both sold for 4,900 guineas (£5,145) at Skipton Auction Mart

10.37am Friday 23rd July 2010

July 2010

Police in Bradford wheeled out an expensive sports car – seized from an organised gang – to prove that crime does not pay.

11.17am Thursday 22nd July 2010

July 2010

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Peter Hill will be cutting the ribbon to open the new Jurys Inn hotel in Bradford city centre tomorrow. The hotel has 198 bedrooms, three meeting rooms, a refreshment lounge, separate bar and restaurant and gym.

12.01pm Wednesday 21st July 2010

July 2010

It was the rebellious musical movement that prided itself on having “no future” but punk has endured more than any other rock-inspired fashion craze, according to a new survey.

3.20pm Tuesday 20th July 2010

July 2010

Sainsbury’s has expressed an interest in opening a store in Bingley amid strong rumours it is set to buy the former Bradford & Bingley headquarters.

11.54am Monday 19th July 2010

July 2010

A David Beckham lookalike is set to open a new Virgin media store in Bradford city centre.

11.04am Friday 16th July 2010

July 2010

Debbie Showell has reached new heights as one of the country’s first female crane drivers in a male-dominated industry. Debbie, of Wibsey, was the second woman in England to become qualified and is one of only three female crane drivers in the UK.

12.05pm Wednesday 14th July 2010

July 2010

Bradford could be hit under proposals to slash the number of Westminster seats, analysis by the Telegraph & Argus suggests. The five seats of Bradford West, Bradford South, Bradford East, Keighley and Shipley are among the smallest in West Yorkshire.

2.58pm Tuesday 13th July 2010

July 2010

Computer gamers are wanted for a world record attempt in Bradford later this month. The National Media Museum hopes to smash the record of the most people playing a Nintendo DS in the same space, which stands at 586.

2.14pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

World and Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has backed a mass cycling event in Bradford to be held next month. The city has been chosen as the only one in Yorkshire to host the family-oriented Sky Ride which will take in Bradford’s landmarks

12.57pm Friday 9th July 2010

July 2010

At the Local Government Association conference, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles went to war on “council non-jobs” challenging local authorities over posts such as cheerleading development officer and audience development officer.

11.56am Wednesday 7th July 2010

July 2010

Local girl band The Mechanics have got through X-Factor auditions to perform in front of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and other celebrity judges this weekend. Sophie and Bethany Wysoczanski live in Calverley and Heather Hinchliffe lives in Eldwick.

3.20pm Tuesday 6th July 2010

July 2010

Manningham Library, which has undergone a £1.5 million refurbishment, will be celebrating its centenary this weekend. Tomorrow and Sunday people will be able to visit the 100-year-old building and discover more about its history, and that of Manningham

12.32pm Friday 2nd July 2010

July 2010

Cats in Bradford could soon be ‘feline fine’ after Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation gave £2,000 to fund the opening of a new recovery ward at the PDSA’s PetAid Hospital in East Bowling, Bradford.

11.05am Thursday 1st July 2010

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