March 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teams of young entrepreneurs who have reached the finals of a competition will be selling their ideas on market stalls in Bradford. 
The 31 groups that entered the Step Up Market Challenge had to come up with a product they could sell to the public.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Novice banger racers Gareth Parfitt and Jordan Paver drove 2,300 miles across Europe in two old cars – and spent six hours in a cell after being pulled over by French police.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The macabre history of Bradford’s former city morgue could go up in a cloud of smoke if plans are successful to turn it into a shisha lounge and cocktail bar.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Low-cost airline Ryanair celebrated its new base at Leeds-Bradford International Airport yesterday by announcing it was prepared to match sale prices on flights offered by, which is already headquartered there.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chancellor Alistair Darling has increased duty on cider by 10%, with effect from midnight on Sunday.
The rise comes ahead of further changes in September to the definition of cider to ensure specific strong ciders are taxed more appropriately.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Leeds-Bradford Airport-based airline Jet2 “rescued” royals and celebrities including Prince William and Mike Tyson from the chaos caused by the British Airways strike. 
Jet2 loaned several planes in a so-called “wet lease” to BA.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An international puppet theatre will be the main attraction at a sell-out charity show.
Artists from West Yorkshire-based Thingumajig Theatre are giving their services free to raise funds for a new building at Wrose Methodist Church, Shipley.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Keighley will be going back to the past to celebrate England’s patron saint this year. 
Mediaeval minstrels will be serenading shoppers in the town centre on Saturday, April 24, to mark the St George’s Day weekend.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Work has started on a landmark £40 million development that will provide state-of-the-art accommodation for 1,000 students in Bradford. 
The Sustainable Student Village, in the Listerhills area of the city, is scheduled for completion in summer 2011.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pregnant women would be wise not to lose sight of their handbag, research carried out in Bradford suggests. 
Among the many effects pregnancy can have, one of them appears to be increasing the risk of losing things.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A four-volume encyclopedia on peace studies, which includes an introduction by the Dalai Lama, has been unveiled in Bradford. 
Professor Nigel Young, of Hetton, in the Yorkshire Dales, has edited the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Major damage has been caused at the construction sites of all four Bradford secondary schools being re-built in the latest phase of a multi-million-pound scheme. 
Water inside under-floor heating pipes froze, cracking the pipes and temperatures fell.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A dilapidated Bradford mill will be turned into a “world-class” youth centre after £5 million in funding was secured. 
Culture Fusion has got the go-ahead six months after a ‘myplace’ grant was earmarked for the project.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A young entrepreneur is hoping for the sweet taste of success after investing in a 1950s-style ice cream parlour which opens on Friday. 
Owner Suki Hill, 20, said: “I was looking for quality and for something a little bit different to everybody else.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A half marathon will be staged in Bradford this autumn after the success of a ten-mile run held last year. 
The new 13.2 mile race is being held on October 17, and will be combined with a 5k fun run and two children’s races.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A hospital scientist is helping Bradford pupils battle it out in the city’s own robot wars. 
The event, at Bradford University’s Atrium, will see 12 schools from across the city compete to see whose robot is the best in the NG Bailey Robot Challenge.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A multi-million pound scheme to improve road safety at one of Bradford district’s most notorious bottlenecks has been drawn up. 
The heavily-congested Saltaire roundabout will be replaced by traffic lights under a scheme put forward by Bradford Council
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Brass band fans will flock to Bradford this weekend for the annual Yorkshire Brass Band Championship. 
Yorkshire Champions Rothwell Temperance Band will be defending their title in the Championship category.
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  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A rail expert in Bradford has urged train operators to run more summer services to the coast to boost the resurgence of people taking holidays at home.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More than one in five children have missed out on a place at their first choice secondary school from September. 
Families across the Bradford district received the result of their applications for places through the post or by e-mail today.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford football club says it could go out of business if it fails to get planning permission to sell off part of its site for housing. 
Eccleshill United Sports and Social Club hopes to put in a second application this week.

March 2010

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

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