March 2010

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.

11.03am Wednesday 31st March 2010

March 2010

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.

3.08pm Tuesday 30th March 2010

March 2010

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.

1.08pm Monday 29th March 2010

March 2010

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 Jet2.com, which is already headquartered there.

11.01am Friday 26th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.23am Thursday 25th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.12am Wednesday 24th March 2010

March 2010

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.

2.02pm Tuesday 23rd March 2010

March 2010

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.

1.39pm Monday 22nd March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.00am Friday 19th March 2010

March 2010

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.

12.07pm Thursday 18th March 2010

March 2010

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.

10.45am Wednesday 17th March 2010

March 2010

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.

12.57pm Monday 15th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.35am Friday 12th March 2010

March 2010

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."

9.47am Wednesday 10th March 2010

March 2010

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.

12.36pm Tuesday 9th March 2010

March 2010

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.

2.11pm Monday 8th March 2010

March 2010

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

11.16am Friday 5th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.14am Thursday 4th March 2010

March 2010

11.09am Thursday 4th March 2010

March 2010

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.

1.23pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010

March 2010

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.

1.11pm Tuesday 2nd March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.16am Monday 1st March 2010

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