• 'Fat cat' NHS bosses under fire

    Bradford NHS chief executives have been accused of raking in "fat cat wage increases" by a trade union chief. The criticism came as a new report showed chief executives of NHS Trusts nationally were paid annual wage rises of 5.2% last year - twice as

  • 'Rogue' columns must come down

    A company has been told to remove 12 "rogue" advertising columns which have appeared across the district without planning permission. They come in the wake of a £80,000 scheme by French firm JC Decaux, which installed 70 city-centre structures with full

  • Our party's on - and that's final!

    Organisers of a charity garden party, which raises thousands of pounds for cancer sufferers, have been caught offside - by the World Cup. The Manorlands Garden Party at Oxenhope has been put back a week in case England get to the World Cup final on Sunday

  • Three inhale choking fumes in baths drama

    Three people were taken to hospital after an accident involving potentially lethal chemicals. Christian Rowbotham, 22, who helps run the Worth Healing Centre, Denholme, inadvertently mixed hydrochloric acid and grains of dry chlorine together to clean

  • Mystery of body found near pub

    Police are investigating after a man's body was found by a walker on Ilkley Moor last night. The discovery was made at 8pm on a minor pathway leading off from the Dick Hudson's Pub, also known as The Fleece, on Otley Road, Eldwick. Police were called

  • Terry Parkinson: Business Sense

    Many large business organisations have complex structures and even the most straightforward invariably contain a number of different companies. Frequently these companies carry out business with one another and many take advantage of the VAT grouping

  • Course will give a boost to firms

    Thirty growing Bradford businesses are to get a boost thanks to a management course launched today. The names of managers who have won a place on the prestigious Business Masters development programme will be announced at the launch event tonight at the

  • Green boosts Bingley's bid for road relay glory

    Athletics: Bingley Harriers will be looking to international Steve Green to lead them into the medals in Saturday's National 12-Stage Road Relay Championships at Sutton Coldfield. Green who led his club to gold medals in last month's National Cross Country

  • Cougars pounce to boost squad

    Lee Crooks re-building process at Cougar Park was set to move into top gear today with their second Super League capture inside 24 hours. After completing the signing of Wigan prop Lee Hansen on Monday night they today landed former Castleford and Halifax

  • City's future bright - Richmond

    Chairman Geoffrey Richmond today spoke enthusiastically of Bradford City's bright future in the wake of their youth team's magnificent 3-0 triumph over Leeds United in the Northern Inter-mediate League Cup final on Tuesday. Richmond said: "We have a particularly

  • Guide book will speak volumes of village life!

    Local shops and businesses are being urged to get behind a bid to publish Baildon's first ever community handbook. The scheme is the first major project taken on by the newly launched Baildon Community Council and it is now hoped the directory may be

  • Parents call for new school to ease the pressure

    Parents are calling for a new upper school to be created to serve two outlying villages to ease pressure for places in Bingley. They want a new school in Denholme or Cullingworth to relieve pressure on existing schools in the Bingley area. Beckfoot and

  • Prestige block could be home to quangos

    Council leader John Ryan will urge the district's MPs to press for regional government offices to be set up in the prestige Alderman-bury office block. He said the Council would work with developers of the multi-million pound block on getting the right

  • Now it's get off your bike - and walk

    People across the district are being encouraged to step out and cut down pollution to ease choked roads. The move to encourage the public to walk follows a major campaign to get people to use bikes or public transport. Bradford Council has come under

  • Town to have say on future of its tourism

    The people of Bingley are to have a say in its future following a major study of the town by management consultants DTZ Pieda. The Town Centre Partnership, who sponsored the report, meet tonight to plot the way ahead. Its key recommendations - as identified

  • Roving rangers to patrol the streets

    Uniformed 'City Centre Rangers' are to patrol the streets of Bradford under a pioneering scheme to tackle youth unemployment. The project - one of a number under the banner of the Government's New Deal - will be a first for Bradford if approval is secured

  • Injury fears over horse 'joy-riders'

    A dangerous new craze of joy-riding on horseback is sweeping a Bradford estate. And residents fear the reckless riders could hurt themselves or injure younger children. Chairman of Fagley tenants and residents' association Bert Beaumont, 75, said the

  • Sorry, Mel - they're ours!

    The famous Cottingley Fairies photographs are coming home to Bradford - in spite of a higher bid from film star Mel Gibson. The star, whose company made Fairytale - A True Story based on the Cottingley legend - offered £20,000-plus for the collection

  • Outsider Bedford's long road to the finals

    Bill Marshall talks to the Bradford youngster who is part of a quartet of West Yorkshire players bidding for glory in the Embassy World Championship finals. Simon Bedford knows better than most how long the road is from wannabe snooker star to the bright

  • No panic, say Bulls

    Bulls chairman Chris Caisley says the club will not be pressing the panic button, despite a slump in form which has seen them win just two of their last eight games. After defeats in their final four matches last term, they exited the Challenge Cup at

  • Pavement pound raiser

    Envelopes asking for £1 are to be delivered to every household in Cullingworth in a bid to raise up to £7,000 for urgent repairs to the village hall roof. Already £2,000 has been raised from local businesses. Committee member Stella Ward, of Halifax Road