• Plug pulled on bathroom firm

    Plans to site a bathroom fittings factory in the middle of an Ilkley residential area have been rejected. The decision was taken by the head planning officer and the chairman of the Keighley area planning sub-committee, using delegated powers, because

  • Global peace for the millennium is trio's aim

    A new group is being launched in Bradford to promote world peace for the millennium. Three Nigerians based in the city have joined forces to form the association called Movement For A New Peace. Emmanuel Archibong, Kio Bob-Manuel and Joseph Mama have

  • 'You wheelie mucked up on recycling'

    Bradford Council has again been condemned over wheelie bins - this time for not promoting recycling. The attack follows the release of statistics showing the majority of residents believe that more could be done. Liberal Democrats said the findings proved

  • £17,000 bathroom a 'waste of money'

    Taxi driver Mohammed Iqbal is in dispute with the Council over his new £17,000 extension - paid for by the taxpayer - which he calls a "waste of money". The father-of-four applied for a Bradford Council grant to provide extra facilities for his disabled

  • Blackmail bid made me flip, trial told

    A former bus driver "flipped" when a schoolgirl threatened to blackmail him if he did not give her any money, a court heard. Alan Higgins, 42, offered to give the 13-year-old a lift after seeing her upset at Keighley bus station. But after they set off

  • 'Mistakes made on markets'

    Bradford Council last night admitted it has made mistakes over the delayed multi-million pound development of the city centre markets. Councillor Dave Green, chairman of the regeneration committee, called together traders yesterday and promised them a

  • Young cyclists defy ban to frighten elderly

    Thoughtless young cyclists are making pensioners' lives a misery, it has been claimed. Despite being banned from cycling around Park Grove in Yeadon, youngsters have continued to ride their bikes around the houses - some of which are sheltered housing

  • Helen Mead: Frozen assets would give me a real lift!

    No-one of wants to grow old. But, unfortunately, it happens to us all. Our bodies change and we suddenly find we are no longer capable of many of the things we enjoyed in the past. There will be few among us who haven't mourned the passing of some pleasure

  • Matt shines but City just fail to hold on

    Bradford City Reserves 1, Blackburn Reserves 1; Match Report by David Markham. Bradford City are still looking for their first win in the FA Premier Reserve League after Blackburn snatched a late equaliser in an entertaining match at Valley Parade last

  • Bradford will get a big boost says boss Wilkinson

    Howard Wilkinson believes staging next week's England Under-21 international clash with Denmark will prove a terrific boost for Bradford City. The England Under-21 head coach announced his squad yesterday for the clash at Valley Parade on Friday October

  • Lottery award boosts Bradford

    Bradford Hockey Club - men and women - have been given an 'Awards for All' Millennium Lottery grant for their junior development work. The joint junior section of the two clubs has been running for about 12 years. Over this period the junior teams have

  • Top man Berry is in no rush to join pros

    Golf: Darryl Berry has a chilling message for his rivals after coasting to the T&A golfer of the year trophy this year. He has no plans to step aside and join the ranks of professionals and intends dominating the local golf scene for at least two

  • Bradford duo help England to victory

    Snooker: The two Clubhouse in Cue Gardens players had a big hand in England retaining the 1999 Home International Series title at Prestatyn last week. In the first match against Scotland both Wayne Cooper and Craig Butler had 2-1 victories. Cooper defeated

  • 14-year love affair with dream machine

    A grandmother is gearing up to take her dream machine on to the open road for the very first time - 14 years after falling in love with it. But for Elsie Turner, it was not love at first sight with a Rolls Royce or a Ferrari but a 328cc, open-top three-wheeler

  • Two-site plan for growing grammar

    Major changes to Ilkley Grammar School have been outlined to allow the school to take in 480 extra pupils. Head teacher Peter Wood said major building work would be needed at the Cowpasture Road school because of changes to the education structure in

  • Thousands face water roadworks nightmare

    Thousands of villagers are bracing themselves for misery on the roads as a major overhaul of water mains begins next week. Traffic chaos is predicted for Denholme, Cullingworth, Thornton, Clayton and Queensbury as a result of the £3 million improvement

  • 'Please can we have a new lollipop lady?'

    Children at a Bradford school are campaigning for a new lollipop lady after they were shocked by the results of a traffic survey. The five-year-old pupils at Thackley Primary School decided to conduct their own study as part of a project on making their

  • Vicky loses her battle for life

    Brave youngster Vicky Daynes has lost her fight for life only two days before celebrating her tenth birthday. The youngster, from Silverdale Avenue in Riddlesden, died in Airedale Hospital on Sunday after a five-year fight against Batten's Disease, a

  • City's call jobs set to double

    Bradford should see the number of call centre workers double to 10,000 in the next few years. The district currently has 5,000 people working in call centres - many of them due to the pioneering Call Centre Training Unit set up by Bradford Council two-and-a-half

  • Be a role model, urges Sir Trevor

    Broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald told a high-profile public debate in Bradford today that the district could provide a multi-cultural role model for the rest of the country. He was hosting the event as part of the 20-20 Vision for Bradford Campaign launched

  • The sums that must be correct

    The major upheaval of the schools reorganisation seemed to drag on for an interminably long time, with schools and their pupils facing an uncertain future for many months. That was excusable to an extent. It is a major change from three tiers to two.

  • I've been to hell and back

    Bulls back-row ace Mike Forshaw admits he's been to hell and back in the last five weeks as he strives to keep his Grand Final and Great Britain tour hopes alive. But he is optimistic that he will be able to prove his fitness next week to both Odsal coach

  • United game a sell-out already

    Bradford City's home clash with Leeds United has sold out - even though the big West Yorkshire derby is still five months away. The Bantams have around 1,200 tickets on sale for every home game in the Premiership and announced last month that all the

  • Jail for clerk who stole from old

    Social services bosses today pledged that £40,0000 stolen from elderly and infirm people would be paid back after a council clerk was jailed for 15 months. Martine Sapsford, 32, was told by a Bradford Crown Court recorder that she was guilty of a "blatant

  • School faced with axe in new review

    Parents have been plunged into uncertainty over the future of a Baildon school which could face the axe after education chiefs admitted they got their sums wrong. Governors at Ferniehurst Primary School fear it could close under a NEW schools review which

  • Mothers washing out the blue rinse

    A mother's union is holding a rally in a bid to shake off their blue rinse image and encourage younger people to join. Members of Gomersal's Mother's Union, who help women in prisons and hospitals, have invited more than 100 young women in their parish

  • Medium has to cancel (Due to unforeseen circumstances)

    A fortune-telling session was thrown into doubt when a medium had to pull out - due to unforeseen circumstances. Julie Windsor was booked for the session at the Mallard Inn in Church Street, Ilkley, but was forced to cancel. But the event went ahead when

  • 'I'll destroy phone mast if I have to'

    A town councillor is preparing to go to prison in his fight to stop a telephone mast from going up close to his Otley home. Councillor Nigel Francis has pledged to fight to the bitter end plans by Mercury Personal Communications to put up a 15-metre high

  • 'We have to find a user for the lodge'

    The restoration of a listed building that is part of Keighley's Victorian heritage is being held up until a user can be found. Bradford Building Preservation Trust won a £48,000 lottery handout in June to help restore Cliffe Castle Lodge in Skipton Road

  • Tributes to a brave youngster

    Brave youngster Vicky Daynes has lost her fight for life only two days before celebrating her tenth birthday. The tragic youngster, from Silverdale Avenue in Riddlesden, died in Airedale Hospital on Sunday after a five-year fight against Batten's Disease