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  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - History clearly shows the answer to the present dilemma with Iraq. It was not the defeat of Germany and Japan or the change of regime which has resulted in 50 years of peace and democracy, but the removal of underlying grievances. If the Allies

  • City's plan for dancing in the street

    Dancing in the street in the city's West End pub and club scene is included in a draft programme for next year's Bradford Festival to be officially unveiled next week. The Festival, expected to cost almost £720,000 and break even, would also include a

  • Amazing Edith is 106!

    Edith Pratt had 106 reasons to celebrate. For the Calverley resident was enjoying the attention of notching up a fantastic 106th birthday. Mrs Pratt, pictured, of St Luke's Nursing Home in Calverley, had family and friends around to commemorate the fact

  • Patrols check out rail stations

    A team of volunteers are helping to ensure that the district's railway stations are kept free of graffiti, litter and announcement problems. Arriva Trains Northern launched its Adopt a Station campaign a year ago. As part of the initiative volunteers

  • Thousands in campaign to save funfair

    Shipley residents have collected a petition in a desperate attempt to save the town's historic funfair. More than 2,200 people signed the document calling on planning chiefs to reject an application by the co-owner of the Shipley Glen fair to build housing

  • Besotted cleaner still behind bars

    A besotted cleaner who was locked up after harassing a Roman Catholic priest who now works in Heckmondwike has been told she must stay behind bars while medical reports are prepared on her. Obsessed 42-year-old Bernadette Quinn was remanded in custody

  • Furniture firm lays off 102

    Troubled New Plan Furniture has laid off more than half its workforce, its receivers confirmed today. A total of 102 out of 202 workers have lost their jobs but the office furniture company, in Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, is continuing to trade while

  • Stairs venture on spiral of success

    Two best friends have set up a new business in Bradford - and hope its success will spiral. James Mason and Stephen Sullivan finished university at the same time and set their hopes high on finding dream jobs. Three years later the pair were still searching

  • Time clock logs diners in and out of restaurant

    A Skipton business believes it has clocked up an industry first. Napiers Restaurant has installed a restored antique time clock which logs diners' arrival and departure times to the minute. Ian Ackroyd, owner of the Chapel Hill restaurant, has adapted

  • Woollen firms still struggling

    The country's wool industry is still counting the cost of the foot and mouth disease and September 11, according to the British Wool Marketing Board. The organisation says it has had to reduce staff levels and re-organise its operation due to the market

  • On This Day

    In 1838, lighthouse keeper's daughter Grace Darling rescued five people from a sinking ship, rowing a mile to reach them. In 1895, the first matches were played in the newly-formed Rugby League. In 1940, the Blitz of London began. From the Telegraph &

  • Too much to ask of passengers

    Vandalism is one of the many blights of life in the modern age and it seems that any building left unwatched or empty for even a short space of time can fall victim to the thugs who seem to find it amusing or worthwhile to wreck the facilities that others

  • City aim to cash in on cup run

    City will approach their Worthington Cup date with Wrexham as seriously as any league game. The Bantams face the Welsh club on Tuesday in the opening round of a competition that is treated with disdain by a growing number of clubs. Jim Jefferies last

  • Rushforth returns for eager Cougars

    It may a dead rubber for the Cougars, but that doesn't mean they won't be taking their trip to Oldham tomorrow seriously. Whatever the result at Hurst Cross, Keighley will still face a gruelling trip to Barrow in two weeks time in the play-offs for a

  • Hickey nets four as TFD go goal crazy

    TFD Centre romped to a 9-0 victory over Buttershaw Bantams in the Telegraph & Argus League - thanks to four goals from Paul Hickey and a hat-trick by Jamie McEwan. The Bantams held out for the first 30 minutes before TFD hit top form. Timmy McLoughlin

  • Tykes chase win after record stand

    Ryan Sidebottom struck an early blow for Yorkshire by bowling Richard Stemp for a duck at Scarborough today. Yesterday, Yorkshire appeared to be sinking fast but they were flung a lifeline by Richard Blakey and Andy Gray, who featured in a record ninth-wicket

  • Thief killed in car crash

    A 24-year-old man died on the operating table in hospital today after smashing a stolen BMW into a lamppost. The man, who police have not named, crashed the green M3 coupe in Wyke just before 11pm last night. It is believed the car had been stolen in

  • Gareth's gift for injured fan

    Heartbroken Gareth Gates fan Elizabeth Wade, pictured, was today bursting with pride after her pop idol sent her some special presents to cheer her up. The ten-year-old missed his show after breaking her arm at the Party in the Park in Bingley last Sunday

  • Police deliver message on drugs

    Police officers were today due to take their anti-drugs message to residents in Frizinghall. Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Gary Smith and crime prevention officer PC Dean Taylor, of Keighley Police, were due to pass on advice about drug abuse as well

  • Police swoop on suspected brothel

    A squad of police officers last night raided a suspected brothel in the heart of Bradford as part of a campaign to clamp down on the vice trade in the city. The team of 15 uniformed and plain-clothes officers targeted the Mercedes Health Spa after a series

  • Teacher denies arson at school

    A teacher has pleaded not guilty to starting a fire at her own Bradford primary school. Amina Ditta, 23, was charged with arson after an incident at the Atlas Primary School in Lincoln Close, Manningham, on April 24. Ditta, of Scholemoor Road, Scholemoor

  • Race against time in hunt for killer drugs

    Detectives were today awaiting the results of forensic tests to help them trace a rogue batch of heroin thought to have claimed four lives. The revealed that experts were analysing substances taken from the bodies of four Bradford users who died over

  • Ban cut on driver in death accident

    A motorist involved in a road accident in which a 75-year-old pedestrian died has won an appeal against a one-year driving ban. Gary Jennings, 34, of Leafield Avenue, Eccleshill, was fined £1,000 and banned from driving for a year after he admitted an

  • Storm over riot sentences

    Lord Ouseley's attack on the comments of home secretary David Blunkett today fuelled the row over the sentences handed out to Bradford rioters. The former head of the Commission for Racial Equality criticised Mr Blunkett after he dubbed those jailed for

  • Confiscated cars are crushed

    Around 60 cars seized in a crackdown on crime have been crushed by the DVLA. Many of the vehicles taken during a four day purge by police in Holme Wood are believed to have been used in criminal activities. A team of 40 police officers flooded the area

  • Memorial gate needs restoring

    A weathered First World War memorial gate built in 1922 is in desperate need of repair. Wear and tear over the years has damaged the roof of the gate to St John the Evangelist Church in Bierley which was last replaced in 1951. Parts of it have now become

  • Hotline bid to stop sex attacker

    Detectives hunting a serial sex attacker who preys on women and girls in Bingley, Saltaire and Baildon are continuing their inquiries into the incidents. Officers have appealed for help in identifying the attacker who has struck four times in a five-mile

  • Man broke ban on keeping animals

    A man banned from having custody of animals admitted to Bingley Magistrates that he looked after two dogs at his home. Mark Hudson, of Short Close, Wyke, who pleaded guilty to having custody of two dogs on September 6, 2000 while disqualified from having

  • Companies get the ring of confidence

    Business confidence is on the rise in the region, according to a new survey. In the second UK edition of its global Job Index Survey, global recruitment and human resources consultancy TMP Worldwide questioned 1,200 businesses on their recruitment track

  • Directors warned to be responsible

    Company directors in Bradford should take their responsibilities more seriously, a legal expert says. Susan Clark, a partner and corporate lawyer at Last Cawthra Feather, says directors of Equitable Life and Marconi recently discovered how such responsibilities

  • Pryce gets Fielden out of a Stu

    Leeds Rhinos 18 Bulls 20: The spotlight was definitely on Barrie McDermott and Stuart Fielden before their latest Bradford Bulls versus Leeds Rhinos derby at Headingley last night. But that became an insignificance as the Bulls won a thriller 20-18 with

  • Leeds pay Pryce!

    Leeds Rhinos 18, Bradford Bulls 20: The Minor Premiership dream is still alive after Bradford Bulls snatched a breathtaking victory last night. Not only did it maintain their hopes of finishing top of Super League for the second successive season, but