October 2010

A soldier from Bradford has taken on one of the world's toughest Army challenges in Wales along with seven others from the 3rd Batallion The Yorkshire Regiment

12.42pm Monday 25th October 2010

October 2010

Ilkley Chronicles of Narnia star Georgie Henley is fronting the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, to fill more than eight million shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, sweets and hygiene items and distribute them to impoverished kids

10.35am Friday 22nd October 2010

October 2010

Budgie owners are invited to bring their birds to a medicine festival this month to test an international composer’s abilities to soothe both birds and people.

9.35am Thursday 21st October 2010

October 2010

As November 5 approaches, Bradford police have issued a warning to yobs who inflict anti-social behaviour through irresponsible use of fireworks. They have vowed to dish out £80 penalty notices for fireworks offences committed by people aged over 16.

12.11pm Wednesday 20th October 2010

October 2010

He’s the former bank clerk who went on to win the title of Britain’s best amateur baker – but it wasn’t until Edd Kimber lost an impressive 10st in weight that he started taking baking seriously.

12.00pm Tuesday 19th October 2010

October 2010

Pork pie and sausage-makers from across Yorkshire gathered in Bradford for one of the biggest meat produce contests in the UK. 50 butchers were at Cedar Court Hotel in a bid to be crowned winner of The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Products 2010

11.56am Monday 18th October 2010

October 2010

An animator who works for renowned studio Pixar will talk about his work on one of last year’s hit films at the 17th Bradford Animation Festival. Paul Mendoza, who joined the studio in 1997, will be at the festival next month.

10.22am Friday 15th October 2010

October 2010

Motorists flouting new road restrictions in Bradford city centre have been hit with fines totalling nearly £500,000 in three weeks. Bradford Council has issued 16,400 tickets, with fines of £30 each, to drivers entering Market Street and Bridge Street

10.34am Thursday 14th October 2010

October 2010

The University of Bradford has pledged to keep attracting students from all backgrounds after plans that could saddle students with up to £21,000 of debt were announced.

10.36am Wednesday 13th October 2010

October 2010

Firefighters have called for shopkeepers to back a new campaign in a bid to tackle the menace of arson. West Yorkshire Fire Service has asked businesses to support the voluntary Strike Out campaign by not selling matches or lighters to under-18s.

10.17am Tuesday 12th October 2010

October 2010

Bradford Council says it is well on course to achieving carbon reduction targets set by an international environmental campaign in many of its operations.

11.42am Monday 11th October 2010

October 2010

More than 65,000 British pensioners who live abroad in some of the warmest parts of Europe are being paid winter fuel payments by the UK taxpayer, Bradford MP David Ward has uncovered.

10.16am Friday 8th October 2010

October 2010

Bradford became the national focus of the fresh-produce sector when experts from the industry visited the city’s thriving wholesale market. Thirty members of the Fresh Produce Consortium met at St James Wholesale Market, in Essex Street.

11.00am Thursday 7th October 2010

October 2010

A television crew is on the lookout for bizarre accidents and illnesses that come through the doors of Bradford Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department. Filming is underway for Bizarre ER, BBC Three’s hospital documentary series.

11.16am Wednesday 6th October 2010

October 2010

Bradford is the third cheapest place to retire in the UK, according to a new survey. It was narrowly beaten by Cardiff, which is the cheapest city, followed by Hull, which came a close second.

10.47am Tuesday 5th October 2010

October 2010

A rare copy of William Shakespeare’s first folio of works, published in 1623, which has languished in a safe at Craven Museum, in Skipton, for decades, is to go on display.

9.41am Monday 4th October 2010

October 2010

A notorious bottleneck leading to Saltaire roundabout has been named among the 20 worst-congested roads in the country. There are traffic jams on the A657 Saltaire Road in Saltaire for an average of 82 hours per week, nearly 12 hours per day.

10.19am Friday 1st October 2010

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