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  • Battle to keep bulldozer off 'treasured' land

    Leeming residents are refusing to allow a housing developer to take a bulldozer on to land next to their homes. The householders in Denholme Lane object to plans by Bradford-based Victor Homes to build five houses on a small site overlooking Leeming Reservoir

  • Whole city up for the big finish!

    The Only Way is Up - and with less that 24 hours to the Bantams' crunch match, the city is gripped by football fever. Even the Provost of Bradford will be among thousands of fans at Valley Parade tomorrow as City take on Oxford. If City win tomorrow's

  • These are your rights, website tells children

    Vulnerable children in care are today being urged to check out a new Internet website which aims to tell them their rights. The website, Carelaw, has been designed by the Solicitors Family Law Association together with the charity NCH Action for Children

  • Rays of hope for tramway

    The boss of Baildon's Shipley Glen Cable Tramway says there could be light at the end of the tunnel for the famous attraction following moves to restore trackside lighting. Last week the Telegraph & Argus reported how Mike Leak had described the area's

  • Plan for Pakistan exchange

    A new schools exchange programme between Bradford and Pakistan may follow a fact-finding trip to the region by former Bradford youth worker Mohammed Amran. Mr Amran, who is now the UK's youngest commissioner for racial equality, has spoken of his hopes

  • John puts himself right in the news

    A charity worker is gearing up to fly to Albania to help the refugees of the Kosovo crisis. John Sargent, 44, of Haworth, will fly to the country on Monday. Mr Sargeant, the campaigns manager for Oxfam in Bradford said he was apprehensive but looking

  • Council must tackle chemical 'timebombs'

    Bradford Council will draw up an action plan to deal with a chemical time bomb which could lie beneath the surface of land across the district. It will produce an extensive official register for the first time of sites which bear the legacy of the textile

  • Extra help for young homeless

    The most vulnerable homeless youngsters in Bradford will receive extra help from a new project, funded with more than quarter of a million pounds of National Lottery cash. The Reconnect scheme will employ four workers to help the growing number of homeless

  • Dad's clean-up vow

    An estate agent has promised for the second time in as many weeks to clear up his son's house after residents said it had stood as an eyesore for three years. Jack Midgley, of Midgley's Estate Agents, said he was taking a skip to the property in Moorside

  • New police chief sets himself double target

    Community partnerships and raising the national profile of Bradford are two of the goals set by the city's newest police chief. Superintendent Phil Read, who has just taken over as divisional commander of Toller Lane police, says he is looking forward

  • Nick Oldham: Rights and Wrongs

    Members of the Bradford and Bingley Building Society have been warned to take extra care with the shares they will receive if the conversion to a bank goes ahead. A Rights and Wrongs reader says it could mean some joint names on mortgages losing out in

  • Boost for the heart of the city

    The announcement that a new developer has been found for the prime Vicar Lane site in the centre of Bradford is excellent news. Eddie Healey's Stadium Group has a proven track record, not least in household-name projects like Meadowhall which has been

  • We're not there yet!

    As Bradford City bid to clinch a place in the Premiership, boss Paul Jewell has warned his players: "We've won nothing yet." The Bantams entertain Oxford tomorrow knowing that a victory would pile all the pressure on main rivals Ipswich when they travel

  • Face to face: Rchard Sutcliffe talks to John Dryer

    Ask Bradford City defender John Dreyer to name the most memorable character he has met during his playing career and he will flash back the answer - Robert Maxwell. Dreyer started his professional career at the Manor Ground and his four-seasons with Oxford

  • Focus on the opposition: Oxford

    The midweek results in the First Division may have given Oxford United hope as they bid to avoid relegation, but manager Malcolm Shotton has urged his side to concentrate on their own task of winning the final two games of the season. The U's have slumped

  • Ipswich can still do it - Sheepshanks

    Chairman David Sheepshanks has issued a rallying call to his Ipswich Town side as they look to overhaul Bradford City in the fight for automatic promotion. The Suffolk town was plunged into depression by last week's shock 2-1 home defeat against bottom

  • Goldthorp in double mission for Farsley

    Bradford League: New skipper John Goldthorp has a double mission tomorrow - to sink his old club Bradford & Bingley and keep Farsley at the top of the Secure Trust Bank Bradford League First Division. Farsley have gained a head start on their rivals

  • Plane crash kills boss

    A Bradford businessman who was one of four people killed in a plane crash in North Yorkshire, had recently bought back his company to save jobs it was revealed today. Experienced pilot Gerry Davitt 42, was the owner of lorry tarpaulin company Side Curtain

  • Cycle path to run on former rail line

    A cycle path is to be created on a disused railway line between Bradford and the Spen Valley. Land between Low Moor and Heckmondwike, which had been owned by the former Transperience Discovery Park, has been sold to the cycling group Sustrans and will

  • Nursery staff try to find new home

    Children at an Ilkley nursery could be "homeless" next month unless an alternative venue is found. Organisers have launched a last-ditch bid to find a new base for the group currently based at the Wells Road campus of Ilkley College which is closing down

  • New call to back cameras for town

    Business leaders and community groups are being urged to help bring closed-circuit television to Otley. The Otley Town Watch group is getting quotes on the costs of installing and maintaining three cameras. Now the Chamber of Trade is also seeking support

  • Jess is hoping to collar village votes

    Canny canine Jess Jackson will be giving her two-legged rivals a run for their money in next week's Sutton Parish Council elections. Jess, a six-year-old Border Collie, is standing for the Craven Representative of The Animal Population party. But, because

  • Scouts go Batty to raise cash!

    Soccer star David Batty's shorts, Coronation Street star Beverley Callard's clothes and a novel signed by author Jeffrey Archer - they're all under the hammer in a celebrity auction in aid of Bradford scouts. Big names in sports, showbusiness and politics

  • Theatre: Stephen's happy to be home

    Brother and sister Stephen and Letitia Dean will pass through Bradford like ships that cross in the night. Letitia, the EastEnder who cheated on Grant Mitchell and lived to talk about it, is preparing to come here with a revival of Joe Orton's black comedy

  • Cabdriver is jailed for sex kidnapping

    A private hire driver who subjected a woman passenger to a terrifying ordeal has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. A jury at Bradford Crown Court found 37-year-old Gurdip Singh guilty of kidnapping and indecent assault on majority verdicts. As the

  • Delight comes by return of post!

    Villagers are celebrating after a shopkeeper has fulfilled his pledge to reopen a post office which has been closed for four years. Pensioners in Bradley have faced a three-mile journey to Skipton to collect their pensions since the sub-post office in

  • Eager to snare the fox killers

    The officer investigating fox killings near Odsal Stadium said the public response to the crimes had been "amazing". Odsal police divisional wildlife officer PC Phil Walker said he had received more than 40 phone calls from the public after the story

  • Tobacco package sparks bomb alert

    An innocent packet of tobacco from a Skipton store sparked a major security alert - after postal workers mistook it for Semtex. Each week Roger Somers, owner of Somer's Tobacconists in Craven Court, Skipton, posts a small amount of cherry and vanilla

  • Cash crisis could call time on youth football

    Bradford Schools Football Association - which has nurtured the talents of the district's rising soccer stars - has warned lack of funds may force it to shut down. The association has been the driving force behind the success of Everton ace Danny Cadamarteri

  • Benefits chiefs may be sued over 'stolen' Giro

    A woman is considering legal action against the Benefits Agency after spending a year trying to reclaim some cash. Julie Clarke claims a fortnightly cheque for £82 of income support was stolen with other letters from the letterbox of her home in Great

  • School's spade work meant a lot

    The hard work of green-fingered staff and youngsters at Lidget Green Middle School has had many beneficial effects. Children have been lending a hand with members of Legrams Lane Allotments' Association. And as well as improving the appearance of the

  • 'Close loophole for fireman in prison'

    Home Secretary Jack Straw is being urged to close a legal loophole which will enable a former Bradford fireman convicted of sex offences against children to claim long-service benefits. Malcolm Vickers, 55, was ordered to serve 27 months in jail by a

  • Burley is upbeat about his chances

    George Burley believes his Ipswich side can still control their automatic promotion fate. The Suffolk side suffered a crushing blow when they slipped to a shock 2-1 home defeat to struggling Crewe last weekend. Their misery was compounded by Bradford

  • Silverwood makes early breakthrough

    Chris Silverwood made a much-needed breakthrough for Yorkshire as they struggled to make an impression on the second day of the PPP Championship match against Somerset. The right-arm paceman gained an lbw decision over Keith Parsons to leave Somerset

  • Henry eases Bulls injury fears

    Kiwi ace Henry Paul finally allayed fears on his fitness when he reported back for training with Bradford Bulls yesterday. The club's major close season signing was the subject of an injury scare when he hurt his neck during the late stages of New Zealand's

  • Mystery of girl on moors

    A fresh appeal was issued today after an inquest failed to establish the cause of death of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found at a beauty spot three years ago. An open verdict was recorded today on the death of tragic Nobantu Zani, whose body was

  • 'Time to go' vicar rapped by playgroup

    Playgroup volunteers have branded as unchristian a decision to force them out of a church hall where they have met for 20 years. Members of the Wrose Playgroup, which meets three days a week at St Cuthberts Church, Wrose, say they are shocked after being

  • Tragic Mark 'given drugs far too early'

    The nursing profession's leading regulatory organisation is probing allegations that drugs were incorrectly administered to an 18-year-old Keighley man, who later hanged himself. Mark Hutton was found hanging from a cell window in Doncaster Prison the

  • Capital showcase for Spotlight kids

    Twenty-two pupils of the Allerton-based Spotlight Stage school have been chosen to appear in a one-off charity show in London's West End at the end of June. the school's delighted principal, Gillian Robinson, said: "It's a real breakthrough. Some of the

  • Rock: Festival's heady brew of bands

    Somehow Wood-stock wouldn't have felt the same if it had been brought to you by Burger King. And the Beatles' legendary gig at the Shea Stadium might not have seemed so momentous had it been in association with Pepsi. But three decades on, sponsorship

  • Theatre: Wives may make merry at the Mill

    In the late spring of 1993 Barrie Rutter's newly-formed theatre company Northern Broadsides was rehearsing The Merry Wives of Windsor in one of the big empty upper rooms at Salts Mill. On one particular day Rutter was stopped in his tracks by a flash