October 2010

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

October 2010

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

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