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  • Shocking statistics

    Smoking kills. It's an expensive, obnoxious addiction which takes the lives not only of those in thrall to it but of others who just happen to be in the way. We all know this, and the medics who see the devastation wrecked by the drug tobacco are constantly

  • Letters to the Editor

    Sensible approach needed to smokers Sir - Your editorial (T&A, September 7) was entirely right to welcome the Council's crack-down on litter-bugs - but far less convincing about the low-key outcome of the recent cigarette-butt prosecution. Almost

  • Brownlee triumphs in triathlon

    HORSFORTH youngster Alistair Brownlee won the Ilkley Triathlon on Sunday. The event was organised by the Leeds and Bradford Tri Club, of which he is a member. The event was sponsored by Up & Running and Booths Supermarket. The club was grateful to

  • Harriers stage the Ilkley incline with 560 feet of climbing

    Last Wednedsday evening Ilkley Harriers staged the Ilkley Incline - one mile from the bottom of Keighley Road to near Cowper's Cross, with 560feet of climb. This year there were new men's and women's records, and Ilkley Harriers won the men's and ladies

  • Motor skills school first in uk

    The UK's first school for teenage mechanics has opened in Bradford. The pioneering project will prepare hundreds of non-academic youngsters for real jobs in the motor trade. If successful, the £100,000 pilot could open the door to a new £3 million skills

  • Watchdog blasts housing services

    A Government watchdog has heavily criticised a Bradford housing association. The Audit Commission labelled the housing service provided by Brunel and Family Housing Association "a cause for concern" after inspectors said it "failed to comply with the

  • Council calls for Post Office delay

    Bradford Council is calling for a stay of execution on the 17 post offices across the district earmarked for closure. At a public meeting last night, council and union leaders joined residents in demanding the Post Office hold off on its closure plans

  • 'Terminator' Darren thanks his rescuer

    A teenager who suffered horrific injuries when he was trapped under a bus has been reunited with one of his rescuers. Darren Weston, from West Bowling, was left fighting for his life last year after he was struck on the guided busway as he crossed Manchester

  • School sets stage to rival Alhambra!

    Productions at a secondary school will never be the same again now it can boast the latest state-of-the-art theatre equipment. Parkside Arts College in Cullingworth reckons it can now put on productions worthy of Bradford's Alhambra thanks to £150,000

  • £1m bid to reduce child casualty toll

    A million-pound project is being launched in a bid to cut the high number of child road accident victims across the Bradford district. Bradford is one of only four authorities nationally to be chosen by the Department for Transport to be part of the £4

  • Commission bids to cut baby deaths

    A new commission is being set up to tackle the district's high baby death rate. Figures released last month showed West Yorkshire had the second highest rate of infant mortality in England and Wales. The county was just behind Birmingham, with the district

  • Panel could strike off three lawyers

    Three lawyers faced being struck off today over accusations involving the running of a practice. Among them is Aurangzeb Iqbal, who represented a dozen defendants following the Bradford riots in the mid-1990s and who was involved with Bradford City Football

  • Everyone pulls out the stops for Miles

    A community has rallied round to help fund a sensory room for a toddler with a rare genetic disorder. Miles Bradbourne is one of about 100 youngsters in the UK to have the incurable MPS 1 Hurler Syndrome. Doctors believe Miles, from Pool-in-Wharfedale

  • Council's interim chief gets top job

    Philip Robinson studied part-time at the former Leeds Polytechnic but is now responsible for a budget big enough to put a Nasa mission in orbit. Bradford Council this week made him its permanent chief executive - 16 months after giving him the post on

  • Veteran all-rounder Smith steers Otley side to safety

    VETERAN campaigner Chris Smith was recalled to Otley CC's first team in the final throes of the season with the specific purpose of maintaining their Division A status. It is testimony to the man's dedication that his mission was accomplished. With local

  • Yeadon CC make a major signing as they rebuild

    AFTER relegation from Division One of the Bradford League last season and then plummeting down Division Two this year Yeadon CC have quickly set about rebuilding their first team. New skipper Jonny Henry was quick to take action and has secured the signing

  • Letters to the Editor

    Hotel plan for pub car park 'crazy' SIR, - Having just read the article about proposed building at the Hare and Hounds, at Menston, I really believe the lunatics must be running the asylum, (or would be if we still had one!) Who are these faceless wonders

  • Letters to the Editor

    Hotel plan for pub car park means 'lunatics are running the asylum' SIR, - Having just read the article about proposed building at the Hare and Hounds, at Menston, I really believe the lunatics must be running the asylum, (or would be if we still had

  • Moves to curb the rowdies

    LATE night rowdyism in Ilkley could decrease now that local authorities have new powers to curb anti-social behaviour. But one local councillor believes Government proposals for 24 hour drinking in pubs and clubs might halt any improvement. From next

  • Post Office blind to the future

    The Council is right to be calling into question the way the Post Office has handled its proposal to close 17 branches across Bradford. This needs looking into closely in view of the seriousness of the plan to deprive various local communities of a vital

  • Thousands back bid to save Civic Centre

    MORE than 3,300 people are demanding Otley Civic Centre is saved for the town. The petition, calling for the centre to be refurbished and not sold off, was handed over on Tuesday to the mayor, Councillor Jonathan Kirkl-and. Meanwhile, it was revealed

  • Couple's psychic visits to feature on BBC series

    A couple who lost their teenage son in a car crash are to feature in a documentary on contacting the dead. Greta and Andrew Rhodes began visiting mediums after their son Nigel was killed just days before his 19th birthday. And now the couple, from Billams

  • The oarsome achievements of our Olympic rowing ace

    Sports Editor Rachel O'Connor meets the Guiseley student who became a national heroine during the Olympic Games when she won a silver medal in the rowing events OLYMPIC silver medallist Debbie Flood believes that the ideals set down by her parents carried

  • City crowd fears are groundless

    City's home crowds are UP on pre-season predictions. That is the defiant response from the club to fears that plummeting attendances following relegation to League One will hamper their chances of getting back on an even keel. Steering committee chairman

  • Shannan leaps into the record books

    Bradford's Shannan Greenwood has continued her record-breaking exploits as she has blazed a trail through the West Yorkshire Track and Field League this summer. Not content with creating new league marks, however, the Wibsey youngster has set a new unofficial

  • Finbow is gunning for the gold in Athens

    Bradford's sole Paralympian, Pete Finbow, is confident Great Britain will be in the mix for men's wheelchair basketball medals. They were fourth four years ago in Sydney, but as world silver medallists and European bronze medallists they have every chance

  • Historians surprised

    WHEN historians look back on the early 21st century, they could well be surprised at first glance just how fast-moving and dynamic our whole culture must have been. Everywhere you seem to look, just about every public body in the country - be it the multitude

  • First mountain climbed as Ilkley conquer the Hills

    Ilkley 22 Wheatley Hills 3 This victory could well turn out to be a seminal moment in Ilkley's season. With one defeat last week another would have severely dented confidence. Instead Ilkley dominated the game and could have won by a lot more had a few

  • Ilkley make hard work of notching a fourth victory

    Ilkley AFC 2 Stanley United 1 Ilkley AFC made hard work of defeating visitors Stanley, but did enough to record the fourth consecutive victory and remain unbeaten in the team's inaugural West Yorkshire League campaign. Maintaining leadership of Division

  • Veteran all-rounder Smith steers Otley side to safety

    VETERAN campaigner Chris Smith was recalled to Otley CC's first team in the final throes of the season with the specific purpose of maintaining their Division A status. It is testimony to the man's dedication that his mission was accomplished. With local

  • Sharpe nets six in Ilkley Reserves goal spree

    Ilkley AFC Reserves 12 Barwick 1 Against a much weakened Barwick side Guyson sponsored Ilkley Reserves took the opportunity to go on a goal scoring spree. Ilkley took the lead as early as the second minute through Sharpe and he had completed his hat-trick

  • Pannal beaten by classy Trojans side

    Pannal Sports 1 Burley Trojans 1 Trojans showed their true mettle as they recovered from last week's setback at champions Spa Athletic to inflict the first defeat of the season on a physical Pannal side. The Harrogate-based side have enjoyed the better

  • Full weekend of racing for Ilkley Harriers

    There was a full weekend of racing for Ilkley Harriers. On Saturday, Sue Bickerdike travelled to Nottingham for the Robin Hood Half Marathon: her 1h41:42 was a PB by over 10 minutes, and good enough for 1087th place and 20th LV35 - a good days work. Closer

  • Man who sent text threats avoids jail

    A 40-year-old man who sent an abusive text message to a 'mole' who helped expose the activities of the BNP on an undercover BBC documentary was spared a jail sentence. Jeremy Oakley had been warned he could be jailed after he admitted sending a threatening

  • MP's constituency set to be re-drawn

    The historic Parliamentary seat of Bradford North is set to be scrapped. Under Boundary Commission proposals, it will be replaced by a new, slightly larger constituency called Bradford East. The Little Horton ward, currently split between Bradford's three

  • Defeat poor preparation for FA Cup challenge

    Bridlington Town 4 Guiseley 1 IT was hardly ideal preparation for embarking on their FA Cup run. Guiseley followed a 0-0 draw with Yorkshire rivals Frickley Athletic -- currently propping up the UniBond Premier Division - with their first defeat of the

  • Some scintillating stuff as Clegg's Otley side beat Nottingham

    Nottingham 25 Otley 38 OTLEY again produced some scintillating rugby as they swept their way to joint top of the table albeit the count of six tries to three did not entirely satisfy coach Peter Clegg who intimated that he would like to see more ball

  • TV screening of Otley's historic rugby day

    ONE of the greatest days in the proud heritage of Northern sport will be recalled in a Yorkshire Television production on Friday night (11pm). That glorious day November 17, 1979, was the day when Otley Rugby Union Club's rustic Cross Green ground saw

  • Pannal beaten by classy Trojans side

    Pannal Sports 1 Burley Trojans 1 Trojans showed their true mettle as they recovered from last week's setback at champions Spa Athletic to inflict the first defeat of the season on a physical Pannal side. The Harrogate-based side have enjoyed the better

  • Brownlee triumphs in triathlon

    HORSFORTH youngster Alistair Brownlee won the Ilkley Triathlon on Sunday. The event was organised by the Leeds and Bradford Tri Club, of which he is a member. The event was sponsored by Up & Running and Booths Supermarket. The club was grateful to

  • Candidate quits for 'racial reasons'

    AN Asian politician has pulled out of contention to become Ilkley's next MP through fears that people would vote against him because of his race. Mohammed Riaz revealed his decision to withdraw exclusively to the Gazette yesterday after reconsidering

  • Bobby dazzles with news of TV series

    COMEDIAN Bobby Ball made his first visit to Ilkley as he prepared to take on the role of an Ilkley resident in the long-running series, Last of the Summer Wine. The comedian, best known as one half of TV double act Cannon and Ball, revealed he is to make

  • Literature festival is heavily booked

    Ilkley Literature Festival is proving a runaway success. With just three weeks to go the organisers say all the seats are taken for many of events featuring the big names. When the box office opened last week people were already queuing - and a performance

  • Wallpaper reveals top artist's etchings

    For years they had lain forgotten. But now etchings which are believed to be the work of one of Britain's leading 20th century artists have been discovered - thanks to a burst water pipe. The remarkable artwork was discovered hidden behind layers of wallpaper

  • 'Sign up for city property boom'

    Buy now while stocks last because property prices in Bradford are set to soar over the next decade. That was the urgent message from the city's regeneration bosses to developers at a special briefing. Bradford City Regeneration's chief executive, Maud

  • Practice makes perfect

    AN OTLEY medical practice is setting a good example to its patients, as doctors and staff put their best foot forward. Dr Simon O'Hara, Dr Marcus Smith and Elizabeth Grayson, receptionist from The Chevin practice on Bridge Street as well as receptionist

  • Petition is launched to save station

    A PETITION has been launched to save Horsforth Ambulance Station from being sold off. The station is due to be sold off by the West Yorkshire Police Authority as part of a package with the neighbouring Horsforth Police Station. Residents have already

  • Douglas looks on the bright side of life

    WHY worry about life - you'll only end up losing your figure! So says Otley man Douglas Gregg, and at the grand age of 100 - the former head porter at Wharfedale Hospital should know a thing or two. Mr Gregg, who is still in the same house in Otley he

  • Where there's a will there's a Waye

    RESIDENTS of Otley used to call in for their eggs, a joint of meat and to book a day trip to Blackpool. Now customers of Waye and Son travel agents on Kirkgate have to go somewhere else if they want to buy their Sunday roast. But 75 years ago when Herbert

  • I'll take fans' stick on the chin says Long

    The Odsal crowd won't get under Sean Long's skin when he makes his return from a three-month ban for betting on his own team to lose the last time St Helens visited Bradford. Long isn't expecting a warm welcome back from Bulls fans but says he won't be

  • Ricketts starts but fails to finish

    Sheff Utd reserves 1 Bradford City reserves 2 Donovan Ricketts was today having checks on the groin injury which cut short his first outing in a City jersey. The Jamaican goalkeeper, who captained the reserves, came off eight minutes from time in the