• Deacon 'has star quality'

    Bulls hooker Jimmy Lowes is tipping Paul Deacon for the top but admits the youngster may have to move away to fulfil his undoubted potential. Deacon starts only his fifth game of the season against Castleford at Valley Parade tomorrow in the absence of

  • Tigers roar on and build for the future

    The Tigers are determined to prove that there is life after Stuart Raper. The Aussie coach had worked wonders with a limited budget to guide them to a play-off spot in each of his three full seasons in charge. But when Raper jumped at the chance to succeed

  • Michel wants Dutch treat

    Dutchman Michel Evans has trained his sights on a dream birthday present - a contract with Bradford City. Frontman Evans, halfway through a fortnight's trial with the Bantams, turns 25 next Saturday and hopes to celebrate with the news that he will be

  • Showing city in a betterlight

    Bradford has dominated the news for all the wrong reasons this week. Although, amid the harsh truths, there was much to be positive about in Lord Ouseley's Race Review - and some clear pointers for a brighter future for the district - good news headlines

  • Crimebusters praised

    Student crimebusters who went west to work with Canada's Mounties have been praised by one of West Yorkshire's top policemen. And it is now hoped the community-spirited volunteers' visit to Vancouver will boost police volunteering in Bradford and result

  • Police 'are getting it right more often'

    This has indeed been Home Secretary David Blunkett's summer of discontent. Just five weeks into his new Cabinet role and he has had the powderkeg that is the north of England thrust into his lap - a powderkeg that exploded in Bradford last weekend. With

  • Inquiry into collapse of travel firm

    The Official Receiver's Office is investigating the collapse of a Bradford travel firm which has left scores of people out of pocket. Customers were not told anything about the reasons for the collapse of Shaw's Travel in Wyke, or whether they would get

  • Demand goes up at BRI for caesareans

    More than one in five babies are being delivered by caesarean section at Bradford Royal Infirmary, a new guide to maternity services in the UK has revealed. Mirroring a national trend - particularly among celebrity mums - more women having babies at the

  • MPs react to report 'strong on analysis'

    Strong on analysis and a little weak on solutions - that was one verdict on the long-awaited publication of Lord Herman Ouseley's race review. Still reeling from the shock of last weekend's events, the area's MPs welcomed the report, but called for immediate


    Bradford Bulls want to turn their Super League clash with Castleford tomorrow into a peace match for the city. And Council leaders are urging people to turn out in force and prove that Bradford is back in business. Tomorrow's match is the biggest sporting

  • League reject Avenue as venue

    Bradford City have been told they cannot play reserve matches at Park Avenue's ground. The FA Premier Reserve League have rejected Horsfall Stadium and Farsley Celtic's Throstle Nest as unsuitable venues to host City's second string next season. The Bantams

  • Baildon wary of Bingley in semi

    Baildon will be looking to keep alive their chances of a notable treble when they meet neighbours Bradford and Bingley in tomorrow's Priestley Cup semi-final at Jenny Lane. They have already reached the semi-final of the Heavy Woollen Cup - to be played

  • Baildon Moor sheep to be culled

    More than 1,000 sheep and lambs on Baildon Moor were due to be slaughtered today after being identified as potentially having "dangerous contact" with a foot and mouth infected area. The cull was coinciding with the biggest day in the town's calendar

  • Care worker couldn't afford dog operation

    A care worker who could not afford to treat her dog's broken leg has been banned from keeping animals for eight years. Tina Ross, 37, was ordered to hand over her three other dogs by Bingley Magistrates Court after she was found guilty of failing to provide

  • Schools firm faces deadline penalty

    Developer Bovis - which is rebuilding 150 Bradford schools - has admitted it might blow its deadline of September 2002, and could lose money as a result. The company has been awarded a £91 million contract to do refurbishment, new building and revamping

  • Mercy mission trucks seized

    Two Bradford men taking part in an aid mission to Cuba have managed to get the vital medical equipment safely into the country. But they have condemned the seizure of two trucks from another, smaller convoy and the arrest of two convoy members. Simon

  • Bid to stop the rail vandals aged five

    British Transport Police are launching a school holiday campaign to prevent young vandals from targeting trains. The move comes as police claim children as young as five are putting their lives at risk - and those of rail passengers - by throwing things

  • Matthew baffles doctors

    Eight-year-old Matthew Rayner has a disease so rare that doctors can't put a name to it. They are simply baffled by his condition. But the brave youngster has not let that hold him back. Despite suffering from two brain diseases, he attends mainstream

  • Come in Boat U21

    Keighley-born deep sea diving expert Graham Jessop has helped to locate the first German submarine to sink a Royal Navy cruiser. Mr Jessop, head of salvage at RMS Titanic, said the latest project could have solved a mystery which has puzzled historians

  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - Like many T&A readers, I was appalled by the riots on Saturday - and well done to the police who, if they hadn't been threatened by being labelled racists by the politically correct, could have quelled the problem far sooner. This is my city