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  • 'Ring of Steel' nabs 31

    Detectives arrested some of Bradford's "key drugs pushers" during a weekend crime blitz in the city. Thirty-one people were arrested for offences including drug dealing and vehicle crime as part of the operation called Ring of Steel. And almost 15,000

  • We love you Robbo!

    You couldn't have scripted it better. Inspired second-half substitutions and a last gasp winner saw City fans go delirious with delight as new manager Bryan Robson made a dream start at Valley Parade. In a nail-biting second period, Captain Marvel's men

  • £200,000 website boost for treasures

    Museum chiefs and schools were celebrating today as Bradford Council received a £200,000 award from a new Government funding pot. The cash from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport's new culture line project will be used to set up a pioneering website

  • Top student - that's inspirational Sara

    A student, who has been described as an inspiration to others, has won a top award for her determination. Sara Hibbits scooped the Student of the Year Award at Shipley College where she is studying a BTEC First Award in childcare. The 19-year-old, who

  • Mobile ban is in force

    Drivers in the Spen Valley caught using their mobile phones face prosecution from today as a new ban comes into force. Motorists caught using a hand-held mobile phone will initially face a £30 fine, to be increased to up to £1,000 if the matter goes to

  • Leaders' plans to improve schools

    Poor standards of achievement in Bradford's schools must be addressed if the city is to build a bright economic future, according to a partnership of business leaders. Raising standards in education - and particularly in maths and English - has been highlighted

  • City to gain from link with Asutralian firms

    Bradford could benefit from new investment from 'Down Under' after a Sydney firm was assigned to promote the benefits of business here. Regional development agency Yorkshire Forward has teamed up with its partner organisations in Lancashire and the North

  • Priest joins 'one in ten million' search

    A priest has joined the ten million-to- one hunt for a suitable bone marrow donor for a Bradford man with a rare genetic mix. Kim Bloomfield, 46, was born to an Estonian mother and Scottish father and could require a donor from a similar background in

  • Poetry clues over missing teenager

    Poetry or song words thought to have been written by missing teenager Shafilea Ahmed - who detectives fear has been murdered - might produce vital clues as to her whereabouts. A police officer with expert knowledge of Asian culture spent the weekend examining

  • Mum and baby left stranded by driver

    Bus bosses have apologised after a young mum and her ten-week-old baby were left stranded when a driver refused to let them on. Laura Stephenson, 17, was trying to catch a bus from Tyersal to the Asda store in Rooley Lane, Bradford, with her baby son

  • One-stop shop will speed up revival

    Businesses and workers in one of Bradford's key regeneration areas will receive a boost this week with the launch of a new facility to help boost training and employment. Regen2000 is launching a business shop incorporating an internet caf, employment

  • Gordon Brown to host four city pioneers

    Four highly-rated Bradford firms have a date with Chancellor Gordon Brown at Downing Street this week - and are set to be hailed shining lights of inner city business. Bradford-based Impact Community Developments, PEC Building Services, SmartStyle Technology

  • Passion to make it happen

    After nearly five years at the helm, Sir Graham Hall hands over the chairmanship of regeneration agency Yorkshire Forward to Terry Hodgkinson on December 12. Business Reporter Andrew Hebden took a trip to the agency's Leeds headquarters to meet the man

  • Full speed ahead for bike fanatics

    A pair of Bradford motorbike enthusiasts and entrepreneurs are hoping to move into the fast lane with the start of a -joint business venture. David Whitaker and former Isle of Man TT rider Nigel Worthington have joined forces and opened a new one-stop

  • Danny is the boy to save us

    Bryan Robson believes Danny Cadamarteri's Premiership quality can keep City in the First Division. Robson's dream debut in charge was capped by a sensational cameo from substitute Cadamarteri. The former England under-21 striker banished a year of injury