• Letters to the Editor

    They'll be tearing their hair out... SIR - Bradford makes the national media headlines once again, and for all the wrong reasons as usual! Once again we look on with horror as our glorious citizens rampage through the streets and the Asian community complains

  • Mystery as two men found dead

    Police were today baffled by the deaths of two men found lying on their backs in a Bradford flat. Officers were called to a top floor apartment in a block of flats in Flockton Avenue, Bowling, by neighbours just after midnight today. There they found

  • Children joined mobs, say police

    Children as young as 11 were involved in Bradford's violent Easter Sunday disturbances, detectives revealed today. Witnesses reported seeing school-age children among stone-throwing mobs who burnt cars and looted businesses. Scores of officers are now

  • 'Pizza hero's dash saved my life'

    A woman who was dragged unconscious from her smoke-logged home said she would have died if it hadn't been for the heroic actions of a family friend. Bernadette Esfahan, 40, had fallen asleep watching television when cigarette ends in the kitchen dustbin

  • Dispute erupts after policing cutback claim

    A senior councillor's claims that Pudsey Police Station could be closed have been attacked as scaremongering. Councillor Andrew Carter, Tory leader on Leeds City Council, has said he believes the station will be shut after a review of policing which is

  • Cricket's saddest chapters recalled

    The suicide of cricketing legend David Bairstow is just one of a worrying number of deaths in the game highlighted in a new book. More than 100 cricketers - including Bradford-born Bairstow - have taken their own lives over the past century. Author David

  • City to pay tribute to volunteers

    Bradford is set to host a major celebration of its unsung heroes to mark the International Year of Volunteers. Members of 60 voluntary groups will gather in Centenary Square on June 14 to publicise their achievements and promote their work across the

  • Skipton man dies in mountain fall

    A SKIPTON man who was a member of a Dales mountain rescue team has died on a Scottish peak. The body of Terry Trueman, a 48-year-old lecturer of Princes Crescent, Skipton, was found near Torridon in Western Ross. Mr Trueman, who had been member of the

  • Magnet sold

    Keighley-based Magnet Ltd is being sold to Europe's largest kitchen manufacturing group in a £134 million deal. Enodis PLC is selling the whole Magnet Group, including its manufacturing sites in Keighley, Darlington, Penrith and Flint, to continental

  • Battle of the mind

    Rival coaches Brian Noble and Ian Millward today began the Twickenham "mind games" as they looked to gain advantage ahead of one of the most evenly matched Challenge Cup final for years. While the St Helens boss took the surprise decision to name his

  • Ice one Doug, as Lampkin scoops trials

    Dougie Lampkin won the snow-hit opening round of the FIM Fortuna World Trials Championship at St Joan de les Abadesses, beating a combination of very hard sections, tight marking, snow and ice. Spanish star Amos Bilbao exited at the fourth section when

  • Unity to face big rivals Albion in District final

    The Bradford & District FA Sunday Senior Cup final at Horsfall Stadium on Monday, May 21 will be between East Bowling Unity and Albion Sports. Unity joined their rivals in the last two with a 3-0 win over Bradford Moor in the outstanding semi-final

  • Quarry dig deep to push champions close

    Quarry rounded off their season in Bradford Sunday Alliance Division 1A with a creditable display at champions West Bowling. Bowling, who won the title when Baildon Trinity failed to turn up in midweek, led by a first half Chris Wood goal but Quarry were

  • Amy Tan launches literature festival with a novel talk

    A moving talk by the Chinese-American novelist Amy Tan kicked off Bradford's seven-week celebration of literature. Reading the City, the Bradford Literature Festival, got under way with an introduction from the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Stanley

  • Karate instructor on sex charge

    A karate instructor has gone on trial accused of raping one young girl and indecently assaulting another. Ian Siree, 45, who was involved with various clubs in Bradford, including one on the Holme Wood estate, claimed the allegations were "absolute fantasy

  • Food piazza will be centre of site

    A piazza serving the cuisine of six countries will now be a main feature of a huge leisure development in the heart of Bradford. A recent survey by developers J J Gallagher shows there are currently about 7,000 office workers - including employees at

  • Baroness prepares a Mandela welcome

    A Bradford-raised peer has the task of fielding demands from the world's media during next week's visit to the UK by Nelson Mandela. Baroness Thornton of Manningham, a public affairs consultant, has been managing the former South African president's busy

  • Saltaire proves to be a political paradise

    Historic Saltaire is known as the home of its founder's splendid architectural legacies as well as many of David Hockney's pictures. Others know the model village as a centre for hi-tech businesses such as Pace and Filtronic. But now the village, population

  • I can hardly Del my grandchild apart

    In years to come she may not thank her for saying it, but Sophie Mae's grandma thinks she is the spitting image of her dad. For bundle of joy Sophie Mae is Del Boy's little girl. The toddler has brought a new lease of life to her 61-year-old famous father

  • Our debt to the unsung volunteers

    There is no shortage of people in Bradford who are prepared to volunteer their time and energy to help others. Most of their efforts go unsung, partly because they are not the sort of people to shout about what they do. Despite their modesty, though,

  • Bantams are put on Sky Blue alert

    Bradford City have been put on Sky Blue alert for the remainder of the season. Although the Bantams are poised to drop into Division One, boss Jim Jefferies has insisted there is plenty to play for in the last five games. And he has set his players the

  • Station on track for their first cup final

    First Division Station Athletic caused a big upset in the Grattan League Cup, beating U Save DIY from the Premier Division to reach their first final since they were formed six years ago. Station's man of the match Darren Clarke opened the scoring when

  • Five just dandy for Andy in Horse win

    Bay Horse are First Division champions after a fine win over Oddfellows 2000, with leading scorer Andy Thornton scoring all but one in a 6-0 victory. New Inn Windhill secured runners-up spot after thrashing Woodend Rovers 9-1 with man of the match Wayne