• Albion suffer Mersey blues

    The Bradford Sunday Alliance League's interest in this season's FA Sunday Cup ended as Albion Sports went out at the second round stage, losing 3-0 at Seymour, Liverpool. The officials did Albion no favours by continually leaning to the home side and

  • Riding high as fairground ride is saved

    Campaigners are celebrating after an historic Shipley fairground ride was given Grade II listed building status - scuppering a controversial housing plan. The Aerial Glide, Britain's oldest surviving park ride, at Shipley Glen Pleasure Grounds in Baildon

  • City 'on the up' says developer

    Developers of the city-centre Leisure Exchange and the Odeon Cinema complex at Thornbury now want to construct a landmark building in historic Little Germany. JJ Gallagher wants to develop a prestigious four-storey sandstone complex of apartments or offices

  • 'Get a bobby back on beat'

    Councillors are calling on police chiefs to get a community officer back on the beat after receiving scores of complaints from residents. PC Michael Fawbert, the community beat officer for Bierley and East Bowling, has been assigned to other duties, leaving

  • Youths blast round quarry on litter-pick

    Teenagers who have been warned by police about their behaviour have been making a clean start by tidying up their area. Youths in Great Horton, Bradford, volunteered to clean up the area after residents complained about noise disturbance and litter. Fourteen

  • Countdown begins to assembly ballot

    Minister for Local and Regional Government Nick Raynsford has told Bradford people to "use your vote". His message came as a high profile lead-up to the ballot which could lead to a Yorkshire and Humber assembly began. It is hoped an assembly would improve

  • GB boss to Waite for stars to reach fitness

    Great Britain coach David Waite won't risk taking injured players into the first Think! Road Safety Ashes Test against Australia on Saturday. Waite, flanked at yesterday's press conference by crocked stars Andrew Farrell and Paul Sculthorpe, admitted

  • I'm fed up of taking flak, says Law

    Nicky Law today stuck the boot into his failing squad and declared: I'm sick of covering up for them. Law hopes to bully a reaction from the players by hauling them in for extra training and cancelling all days off. As he built up for another night in

  • More facts needed on assembly

    So the hard sell has begun. The big guns in the shape of Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and Minister of Local and Regional Government Nick Raynsford came out yesterday to push the idea of a Yorkshire and Humber Assembly. The benefits claimed for

  • On This Day

    In 1921, Japanese prime minister Hara Kei was assassinated by a Korean. In 1956, Prime Minister Anthony Eden said of the Suez crisis: "We are not at war with Egypt. We are in an armed conflict." In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected as 40th US President.

  • City firms take the honours

    Bradford firms swept the board at a ceremony marking the best of Asian businesses in the Yorkshire region. Maharaja Textiles, based in Cemetery Road, scooped the business of the year title for the third successive year at the Asian Business Development

  • Man held after police chase

    A suspected car thief was arrested by police in Bingley after he was chased onto the roof of a school. The man and two others were spotted in a Skoda Octavia estate car in Bradford Road, Keighley, just before 3pm yesterday. The car had been reported stolen

  • Police can get tougher on drinkers

    People caught drinking alcohol on the streets of a market town face having it confiscated as part of a clampdown on anti-social behaviour. Craven councillors are expected to agree to impose the anti-social public-drinking order in Skipton following a

  • Teacher cleared of pupil assault

    A Bradford teacher accused of indecently assaulting a pupil during lessons has walked free from court. Andrew Jobbings, 52, was unanimously cleared by a jury yesterday of four allegations of indecent assault after a trial at Bradford Crown Court. During

  • New attempt to get tourism off to a tea

    A moorland tea party launched a new tourism group which hopes to put Ilkley and Wharfedale on the map. Hoteliers, tourism bosses, festival organisers and councillors met for tea and scones at Ilkley's Craiglands Hotel to celebrate the new Baht'at Country

  • Mugger slashed hero with a razor

    A mugger who slashed a man with a cut-throat razor after he chased him through the streets of Bradford has been warned he faces a long jail sentence. William Meskiri struck out with the weapon during a struggle with brave Leslie Hayton, pictured, who

  • 'Prove your wife is dead'

    Benefit chiefs today apologised to a widower after claiming his wife was still living with him - five years after her death. John Scott-Coleman, 58, was devastated when he received a letter from Bradford Council asking for proof of his wife Brenda's national

  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - I feel compelled to respond to three letters (T&A, October 30), headed, Easy Pickings, Useless Police and Police Abuse. The common theme was that we are too busy persecuting honest motorists to bother with crimes like burglary and car crime,