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  • Eating Out

    Charlotte is 12 and very much a curry novice. Time to put that right, we thought, as we headed for a night out in Bradford. At least she knew what onion bhajis were, which is more than can be said of her friend Alex who, although a year older, was even

  • Withers hates watching role

    Nigel Askham talks to Utility Back Michael Withers Aussie try poacher Michael Withers admits he won't be watching today's Challenge Cup final. After missing out on the big day follwing the Bulls sem-final defeat by the Rhinos he can't bring himself to

  • Sunspangled can shine

    Aidan O'Brien can land another British Classic by winning the Sagitta 1000 Guineas at Newmarket tomorrow with Sunspangled. The record-breaking Irish training phenomenon has already won the 2000 Guineas and the Oaks in his short career. And he looks to

  • Keep off my baby's grave

    A grieving dad is keeping a nightly vigil after "sick" thieves looted the grave of his baby son at a Bradford cemetery. The vandals have been stealing toys and teddies and ripping up flowers in the children's burial area at Scholemoor Cemetery, Lidget

  • Estates getting back to work

    A dramatic rise in the number of people finding work has been revealed in Buttershaw, Woodside and Delph Hill. A third of the people surveyed earlier this year now have jobs or are self-employed, compared to only 22 per cent at the same time last year

  • Family faces loan to bring back body

    Relatives of a former Bradford builder who was beaten to death in France say they may have to take out a bank loan to bring his body back to Britain. Graham Anderson's dismembered body was dumped in woods in France where he had been living for nine years

  • Leisure giant tells of massive jobs boost

    Multi-millionaire Eddie Healey hopes to start work in autumn on his major central city leisure complex - and believes it will bring a massive jobs boost to Bradford. Speaking for the first time since he won the right to develop the site he said today:

  • Young offenders finding justice swift in Bradford

    Persistent young offenders in the Bradford district are being brought to justice in record time, it was revealed today. Latest figures show the average time from arrest to sentence at Bradford and Keighley Youth Courts during the first quarter of 1999

  • Story of pill death on video for Japan

    The tragic story of Bradford teenager Caroline Bacon who died while she was using contraceptive pills is being used in a warning video to be sold in Japan. A Japanese action group commissioned the video which will go on sale to parents in Japan when the

  • Motorists facing more snarl-ups from repairs

    Motorists face mayhem on two of the district's busiest routes next week through separate roadworks. The snarled-up A650 between Keighley and Bradford will be hit once more after a fault was found in an underground electricity cable. Roadworks on the stretch

  • Teenager found injured on road

    Police were today waiting to interview a teenager who was found with serious head injuries at the side of the road in the early hours. The 18-year-old from the Keighley area was discovered on the roadside at Steeton at 1.30am. The teenager, who has not

  • Residents in fear after rats run wild

    Rats are emerging from sewers and infesting people's gardens, according to Thornbury residents. Despite the efforts of Bradford Council pest control officers who have put down poison to trap the vermin, residents claim the rats are still at large in the

  • Joe plays it straight

    Joe Pasquale pulls on his second pair of underpants. "Those acrobats are getting younger every year," he complains. It's panto time and Pasquale is in his dressing room at the Alhambra Theatre. The day's matinee is ten minutes away. Christmas is over;

  • Land of legends

    PETER DOBSON discovers heaven a caber's throw from the Highlands Thanks to a mixture of myth, Sir Walter Scott and Hollywood, the Trossachs in central Scotland is indelibly linked with the name Rob Roy MacGregor. The Trossachs has been described as the

  • Gardening with Adam Green

    I had never grown sunflowers in my garden until last year when some towering specimens from a neighbour's garden appeared over the fence. My children were seriously impressed by these sunny giants and insisted we immediately planted a colony of our own

  • City stars cashing in

    Bradford City chairman Geoffrey Richmond predicts the rapid explosion in footballers' wages will continue - but has pledged that the Bantams will go on competing financially in their bid for success. A report from accounting firm Deloitte & Touche

  • Caddick flattens unhappy Tykes

    England discard Andy Caddick showed he is still one of the most hostile bowlers in the country as Yorkshire crumbled to 148 all out and were forced to follow on a massive 320 runs in arrears of Somerset at Taunton yesterday. Caddick, who took four of

  • Baildon pair get final OK

    Baildon have received a boost prior to tomorrow's Yorkshire Silver Trophy final at Bradford and Bingley. Both Des Christie and Jim Hutton, who were sent off in the semi-final victory at Heath on April 10, are available to face Wibsey. "We still haven't

  • Letter from the Dales

    A cheerful toot from a steam whistle greeted the special train as it drew into Settle station after a tenth anniversary run to Carlisle. The whistle came from Western Star, alias Road Loco No 12899, parked in the station yard and paying its own tribute