• Miracle escape

    Community worker Abdul Motin revealed today how he came within inches of the Brick Lane bomb. And he has spoken of his fear that neo-Nazis could strike next in the Bradford area. Mr Motin, who works at the Bangladeshi Community Association in Keighley

  • Face to face with raiders in car chase

    Plucky Amanda Banham and her daughter took off on a Starsky and Hutch-style chase through a Bradford estate after spotting thieves driving off in her car. The 47-year-old had just received a call from husband, Geoff, who had popped to a local store in

  • Road signs changed - but town name still missed off

    Controversial road signs at the entrances to Otley are to be changed - but there will still be no mention of Otley. Councillors and residents have united against the large yellow and green "Welcome to Leeds" signs that are going up in Ilkley Road, Carr

  • 'Still a hero to me after 82 years'

    The daughter of a fireman who was tragically killed in the Low Moor explosion more than 80 years ago has spoken for the first time of her father's bravery. Yesterday, Edith Bower, 82, whose father Fred Normington perished in the blaze with five other

  • Haul of mother who left son home alone

    A Bradford mother-of-four who left her two-year-old son home alone while she went out shoplifting has been jailed for 28 days. But 27-year-old Farmina Jan was released on bail after her solicitor gave notice of an appeal against the sentence. Bradford

  • Traders fight bid to boot them out

    Traders at one of Bradford's longest running car boot sales are fighting a bid to kick them off their site. Some traders who hold their sales at Ashley Mills, at the Cooper Lane trading estate in Bradford, have received enforcement notices from Bradford

  • Villagers' joy as homes bid is overturned

    Villagers are celebrating after a Government inspector turned down controversial plans to build up to 70 houses in Wilsden. The proposed development on land off Crack Lane caused alarm when revealed by the Telegraph & Argus in October last year. One

  • Rats 'as big as cats' spotted in subway

    A Bradford mother was confronted by rats in a city-centre subway. And now pest control officers have put down poison to trap the vermin. A councillor has also called for an investigation. The vermin - described as being the size of young cats - have been

  • Now you see it, now you don't

    A poster which has caused an uproar among the Little Horton community for delivering a drugs message just yards from a Bradford school has been blacked out. Francis Goodwin, managing of director of Maiden, the company which owns the hoarding board in

  • Helen Mead: Sex that's just a ripping yarn!

    Isn't Movie Sex embarrassing? I've lost count of the number of times I've rushed out of the living room to make a cup of tea as a couple writhe and twist on the small screen. Call me a prude, but I'd never dream of canoodling like that in my own life.

  • Walsh is aiming for crowning moment

    Ever-reliable goalkeeper Gary Walsh says winning promotion with Bradford City this season would be the highlight of his career. Despite being part of the Manchester United squad which won Premiership, FA Cup, League Cup and European Super Cup honours

  • Silverwood gets first strike for Yorkshire

    Chris Silverwood captured a wicket for Yorkshire in a dramatic first over today after they had put Somerset in to bat on a cool and overcast morning. Peter Bowler took two leg byes off the first ball and glanced the fifth to the boundary, but he then

  • Celtic's party loses its fizz

    Non-League: Farsley Celtic's end-of-season party was left decidedly flat after they succumbed in their final home game of the season, visitors Whitley Bay boosting their chances of avoiding relegation with a 2-1 win. Celtic, who secured their own UniBond

  • Axe 'may prove turning point' for McNamara

    Bulls coach Matthew Elliott believes his decision to drop club captain Steve McNamara may prove a turning point in the loose forward's Odsal career. McNamara was left out for the recent visit to Warrington but bounced back with a man of the match display

  • Baildon confident of successful defence

    Golf: Baildon start the defence of their Bradford Scratch League title tomorrow confident they are even better prepared to lead the way again. Captain Mark Ramsden fields his strongest line-up for the opening match of the season at home to Silsden, and

  • Fight is on to stop power station bid

    Environmentalists are to fight plans for a methane power station on a Site of Scientific Interest amid fears it could kill off butterflies and dragonflies. Calderdale Council planning officers have backed a scheme to build a power station to drain methane

  • 'Months of disruption' after wall collapse

    Service at an Ilkley bank may not get back to normal for months following the collapse of a 40ft wall, it has been revealed. David Roberts, the manager of the landmark Lloyds Bank in Ilkley town centre, has said it could be several months before normal

  • Carer weeps after being cleared of assault

    Carer Jacqueline Wright cried with relief after being cleared of attacking an 80-year-old pensioner. The 12-day retrial ended yesterday when the jury failed to reach a decision after five-and-a-half hours of deliberation. Mrs Wright, 43, had always strenuously

  • Cruise ship stars find their sea legs

    Two star-struck entertainers from Cross Roads and Silsden have beaten off hundreds of competitors to a life on the ocean wave. And now Lesley Carol, of Haworth Road, Cross Roads, and Mark Allen, of West View, Silsden, have set sail entertaining guests

  • Worries over smallest school

    The head teacher of Bradford's smallest school fears the money may not be available to keep it open. Parents and governors are due to meet tonight to discuss proposals for the future of Oldfield First School, near Keighley, which was due to be axed as

  • Undercover squads in car crime battle

    Undercover police squads are taking to Bradford's streets to clamp down on car crime. Regular officers and specials from Bradford Central are involved in the crackdown, which also features weekly mobile exhibitions. There were 1,156 vehicles stolen and

  • Locals 'over the moon' at Green-haven funding

    Green havens are set to be established in the heart of Buttershaw and Otley thanks to grants totalling £80,000. Royds Community Association has netted £50,000 from the Millennium Commission to set up a Millennium Green, Otley has also been given £30,000

  • Teachers in care-job offer

    Teachers displaced by the schools shake-up are being urged to take up a new challenge - as full-time professional foster carers. Social workers are desperate to recruit a new breed of foster carers to care for 12 disturbed teenagers who are in expensive

  • 'Lover killed her over a game'

    A woman has told of the dying moments of her sister who was shot by her boyfriend. Sobiya Afzal was speaking after her sister's boyfriend Jahanzab Khan Ismail, 28, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 26-year-old Nighat Sultana Afzal at a flat in Bradford

  • Police warning over youth gang

    Parents have been warned by police to become more responsible and know their children's whereabouts. It has come after pensioners living opposite Eccleshill Recreation Ground said they were being intimidated by a gang of up to 50 youths. They said the

  • 'We never get any respect from City Hall'

    Denholme's Town Mayor has accused City Hall of snubbing villagers over a crucial planning issue. More than 50 residents packed a public meeting to discuss controversial plans to dump millions of tonnes of household rubbish at Buck Park Quarry. But none

  • Developers show interest in revamp bid

    Four major housing developers have expressed an interest in continuing the multi-million pound Bierley housing regeneration scheme. The news has been regarded as a much-needed boost for the area which is locked in a housing crisis. In January, the Telegraph

  • Former Ripper detective held

    A former detective who worked on the Yorkshire Ripper case is one of four men arrested by Bradford detectives earlier this year in connection with an alleged conspiracy to corrupt a police officer. John Boyle, 62, from Wyke, was arrested in January along

  • Foster-care idea is a clever one

    The proposal to recruit teachers displaced by the schools shake-up as foster parents is an interesting one. Despite the encouraging response to the T&A-backed campaign to recruit more foster parents, there are still plenty of children in need of a

  • My gems!

    Chairman Geoffrey Richmond has moved decisively to keep manager Paul Jewell and assistant Chris Hutchings at Bradford City by offering them new three year contracts. The improved deals are their reward for guiding City to the verge of Premiership football

  • Holmes ponders Callow decision

    Athletics: The region's athletes will have to travel to find competition over the Bank Holiday weekend. The third race in the English Fell Championships takes place at Callow in Shropshire. At only 31/2 miles in distance with 1,617ft of ascent it ranks

  • Odsal takes off again

    A West Yorkshire consortium has won the right to spend £80 million turning Odsal Stadium into a world-class sports and leisure complex. In a surprise move, councillors last night approved a bid by Horsforth-based Sterling Capitol - which was involved

  • Ripper 'was given all-clear to adopt'

    Revelations that Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was declared fit to adopt a child - weeks before his arrest for 13 murders - were today the subject of a Bradford Council investigation. A former chairman of Bradford social services committee, Lawrie

  • Station to get more car parks in upgrade plan

    Commuters are set to benefit from a major cash injection for Shipley's Park and Ride scheme to stop it becoming a victim of its own success. Members of West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority, who meet tomorrow, are expected to approve a £35,000

  • All is not well as two groups clash

    Conservationists have clashed over plans to restore one of Guiseley's historic landmarks. Members of Project Guiseley want to clean up Guiseley Wells in Well Lane and have applied to Leeds City Council to put up 1.8 metre high gates and a 1.35 metre high