May 2010

More than 500 people are battling for eight jobs advertised by social housing landlord Incommunities. And, with the deadline expiring today, housing group bosses expect that figure to swell to as many as 700 – doubling last year’s numbers of applica

12.05pm Friday 28th May 2010

May 2010

Truancy at Bradford secondary schools has fallen to a record low. Figures for the autumn term 2009 show 2.29 per cent of all school sessions were missed due to unauthorised absence, down from 2.90 per cent in autumn 2008.

3.15pm Thursday 27th May 2010

May 2010

Bradford’s Industrial Museum is getting geared up for this weekend’s Jowett Rally. The Eccleshill museum is one of the attractions, including Morrisons supermarket at Idle, on a sell-out bus tour of Jowett landmarks.

1.16pm Wednesday 26th May 2010

May 2010

Pubs and clubs in Bradford are preparing for this summer’s World Cup by installing big screens to show games and putting up flags to display support for England.

2.37pm Tuesday 25th May 2010

May 2010

Jacob Kopasz doesn’t mind being called a boy racer – because that is exactly what he is. The 11-year-old, of Thornton, Bradford, is one of only 25 youngsters in the country who are taking part in the European Drag Racing Championships.

11.51am Monday 24th May 2010

May 2010

Bradford teachers were given a lesson in how technology can be used in the classroom to harness the talents of pupils and help with their learning at a conference in the city.

11.44am Friday 21st May 2010

May 2010

A girl band comprised of four friends who met at a Bradford performing arts school has sailed through the first series of auditions of X Factor. Now Husstle are waiting to hear whether they have made televised auditions in front of Simon Cowell.

11.30am Thursday 20th May 2010

May 2010

11.39am Friday 21st May 2010

May 2010

Bosses at Bradford’s newest hotel have been inundated with applications for 70 new jobs. More than 300 turned up seeking work at the new Jurys Inn. Job seekers started queuing at 8am, two hours before the recruitment day started.

11.51am Wednesday 19th May 2010

May 2010

To most of us, carrots are simply a vegetable we eat with meat and potatoes. But to John Stolarczyk, they are something of an obsession – and on a visit to the Ukraine, he found out why and it led to him founding his carrot museum.

2.34pm Tuesday 18th May 2010

May 2010

People packed the cobbled streets of Haworth to enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane during the annual 1940s weekend.

11.29am Monday 17th May 2010

May 2010

The sound of live opera will reverberate around Bradford city centre. World-class opera will be beamed live from the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden to the big screen in Centenary Square.

12.30pm Thursday 13th May 2010

May 2010

The district’s newly-elected MPs have arrived in Westminster for a week-long induction. Bradford East Liberal Democrat MP David Ward and Keighley Tory MP Kris Hopkins will have just a week to find their feet before Parliament begins on Tuesday.

12.15pm Wednesday 12th May 2010

May 2010

Model trains in Keighley will continue running despite an unusual problem – rabbits under the line!

12.14pm Wednesday 12th May 2010

May 2010

The owner of Midge, the world-famous one-eyed racing cat, has set his sights firmly on the big time after writing a full screenplay for Midge the movie.

12.12pm Wednesday 12th May 2010

May 2010

A rare chance to see some of the most precious artefacts linked to the Brontes is being offered to enthusiasts. Over three evenings experts will open areas at the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth not usually accessible to the public.

12.02pm Wednesday 12th May 2010

May 2010

Drug users who blight Bradford’s student quarter are to be targeted in a new police crackdown following complaints of people smoking cannabis in alleyways.

11.58am Wednesday 12th May 2010

May 2010

The Bradford district is busy gearing itself up for Thursday's general and local council elections.

10.16am Wednesday 5th May 2010

May 2010

While most boys dream about becoming a train driver, Charlie Noon has already set the wheels in motion. The 11-year-old is a regular fixture on the trains to and from his home – travelling in his train driver’s uniform.

4.41pm Tuesday 4th May 2010

May 2010

The owner of Midge, the one-eyed racing cat, has set his sights firmly on the big time after writing a full screenplay for Midge the movie.

3.12pm Tuesday 11th May 2010

May 2010

Model trains in Keighley will continue running despite an unusual problem – rabbits under the line!

3.12pm Tuesday 11th May 2010

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