July 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hundreds of people visited police stations in the district at the weekend to learn more about life in the emergency services on Saturday.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police in Bradford wheeled out an expensive sports car – seized from an organised gang – to prove that crime does not pay.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A David Beckham lookalike is set to open a new Virgin media store in Bradford city centre.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.

July 2010

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