• Police swoop on daytime vice

    Police staged an undercover crackdown on prostitutes openly touting for business on the streets of Bradford as lunchtime shoppers pass by. City centre traders have complained to police that the problem is now so bad women office workers are being propositioned

  • It's the wind of change

    A young designer has created a new look for one of Yorkshire's most successful brass bands. Alison Genau cast aside tradition when she created sleek suits for the musicians of Yorkshire Building Society Brass Band. As well as her £100 first prize, the

  • Plea of woman with a bullet in back

    A woman who was shot at point blank range in a Bradford pub says tougher jail sentences are needed to help stamp out gun crime. Deanna Contreras was lucky to survive the shooting - but the .22 bullet which remains lodged near her spine is a painful reminder

  • Doubts are raised on school leader

    Concerns were raised today by a Bradford MP about a front-runner in the race to run the district's education services. Nord Anglia, one of the four private companies shortlisted as a strategic education partner for Bradford Council, has already been criticised

  • Priest's mercy plea spares teenagers

    A priest has persuaded police not to charge two teenage boys who desecrated his Keighley church. The two 13-year-olds were arrested over the attack at St Anne's Church in North Street in which they defecated on the altar and used pages ripped from the

  • Liqueur thief Liquer thief leaves a shoe

    Police are hunting a shoplifter who fled from Shipley's Asda supermarket following a struggle with a store detective who spotted him stealing bottles of liqueur. The thief took two bottles of liqueur and was then seen by the detective when he returned

  • Breakthrough hope in abduction attempt probe

    Two people have contacted police with information about the attempted abduction of a teenager. Calderdale police warned young women to be on their guard after a man tried to drag the teenage girl into his car in Rastrick. The 16-year-old was walking in

  • Heaton pair elected to top national posts

    Two members of Heaton Tennis and squash Club have this week been elected to the 18-strong main board of the Lawn Tennis Association. Peter Bretherton is chairman of the National Tennis Development Division, and John Ramsbottom is one of two members elected

  • McGregor puts her brain back into gear!

    Most of us will probably be tucking into turkey and Christmas pudding, washed down with the odd can of beer or glass of wine, on Christmas day. But to Olympic bronze medal-winning cyclist Yvonne McGregor, December 25 means an ideal opportunity to get

  • Newcasttle Utd 2 Bradford City 1

    Bradford City's three-match unbeaten run came to an end at St James' Park today when they went down 2-1 to Newcastle United. Goals from Gary Speed and Kieron Dyer put Newcastle 2-0 ahead, and although Robert Molenaar pulled a goal back for City it was

  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - Your article: "Watch out for stone thieves" was timely, although its closing advice, regrettably, seems quite futile in practice. Last Saturday morning at 9am, thieves were seen removing paving stones from my elderly mother's house and this was

  • Second Asian Mayor for city

    Councillor Ghazanfer Khaliq will be the next Lord Mayor of Bradford. He will be the city's second Asian civic leader. In May 1985, the honour went to Coun Mohammed Ajeeb. Coun Khaliq, of Thornbury, has represented Bradford Moor since 1988. He was vice

  • Conman held on jet to a new life

    A fraudster conned thousands of pounds from banks and building societies to fund a new life in Australia - but was arrested as he boarded his flight from Leeds-Bradford Airport. A court heard Robert Jolley secured seven large loans and four new credit

  • A runaway crashes again, 11 years on

    Police are investigating after a driverless car careered down a street and smashed through the wall of a Keighley business. It is the second time in 11 years that the building in Worth Way has been hit by a runaway. In March 1989 a lorry ran out of control

  • £18m mills revamp will create 160 flats

    The first phase of the £18 million revamp of Manningham Mills will create 160 apartments, it emerged today. The architects of the scheme believe they will find buyers for the flats among young professional couples, local Asian people and 'empty nesters

  • Thumbs up for beating fraud

    Shoppers will be asked to give their thumbprint when they pay by cheque or credit card as part of an anti-fraud campaign. Keighley is the first police division in West Yorkshire to adopt the pioneering security measure - which has proved a success in

  • Hospital radio rocks around the clock

    Bradford's hospital radio station will once again be music to the patients' ears after a revamp and a move to roomier premises. Radio Royal is set to start broadcasting again to in-patients from its new base near Field House at Bradford Royal Infirmary

  • Brooking blast at chool's facilities

    Sports chief Trevor Brooking has slammed the state of sporting facilities described as "antique" at a Bradford secondary school. The former England football star was visiting the city in his role as chairman of Sport England (formerly the Sports Council

  • You'll have a Cannon and Ball!

    If there were any traces of opening night nerves for the performance of Aladdin - the Alhambra's 90th pantomime - they did not show at the cast's final dress rehearsal. All performers, including Cannon and Ball, Tricia Penrose, pictured - who plays barmaid

  • Battle of Britain hero honoured by school

    A World War Two Spitfire pilot who died defending his country has been honoured at Priestthorpe Primary School, Bingley. A memorial plaque to commemorate the bravery of former pupil Sergeant Pilot James Hopewell was unveiled in a ceremony at the school

  • On This Day

    In 1926, the first Bradford Telegraph & Argus was printed after the merging of the Bradford Daily Telegraph and the Yorkshire Evening Argus. In 1971, East Pakistan gained Independence from West Pakistan, creating Bangladesh and Pakistan. From the

  • Transport plan flaws plain to see

    What a bizarre mixed bag is the £37 million-worth of schemes which has won finance from the Government in this year's Local Transport Plan. There is much to be admired in the package, including closing off Petergate to allow pedestrians to flow from the

  • City to break crowd record

    Bradford City are heading for their best crowd for 30 years when they play Sunderland at Valley Parade on Boxing Day. The match will mark the opening of the new North West Corner stand which will lift the capacity of Valley Parade to 20,400, the highest

  • Lowes' cup choice is paying dividends

    James Lowes' decision to miss the World Cup is already reaping benefits. The battle-hardened hooker decided to opt out of playing for Ireland so that he could concentrate on getting into top shape for the next Super League season. And coach Brian Noble

  • Pair have titanic tussle for club champion title

    City of Bradford Swimming Club hosted their 18th annual Christmas Swim Meet at Harrogate with more than 40 clubs from around the country taking part and many records broken. Chester-le-Street's Stephanie Proud set four meet records. Two came in the 12

  • Ashley to give Yorkshire spin bowlers advice

    Yorkshire's pair of Bradford League spin bowlers James Middlebrook and Ian Fisher will spend 18 days in Adelaide later this winter getting expert coaching from Australia's former leading off-spinner Ashley Mallett. A generous donation towards their costs