• Second-hand smoke danger

    A new NHS campaign was started today to raise awareness of an invisible killer. The 'Don't Give Up Giving Up' campaign found that 60 per cent of smokers go ahead and light up without asking for permission, despite the fact that most non-smokers mind

  • Keighley Cougars 20 Hunslet Hawks 27

    Coach Gary Moorby believes the Cougars can end a disappointing National League Two season on a high note next week against Workington after they showed dramatic signs of improvement in a battling defeat to play-off contenders Hunslet Hawks at Cougar Park

  • Saints put to sword by Congs' big-hitters

    Pudsey St Lawrence opener Alex Stead was baffled and almost lost for words. For the third time this season, Saints had severely tested their great rivals Pudsey Congs on Saturday but ended up with nothing. It was another reminder that not all the great

  • AFC Telford United 3 Bradford Park Avenue 6

    Steve Oleksewycz announced his return with two clinical finishes as Bradford Park Avenue went goal crazy at Telford. The action-packed game saw Avenue score six goals, let in three, have a player sent off and another taken to hospital. Despite the convincing

  • Farsley Celtic 3 Leek Town 2

    A poor decision from one of the assistant referees made for a tension-filled ending but it was never a real cliffhanger after the Celts had re-discovered their goal-scoring touch in the second half. Farsley had endured a nervous 45 minutes when they appeared

  • I'll be back - Ricketts

    City's Jamaican international keeper Donovan Ricketts is champing at the bit to win back his place. The lanky stopper is a month away from being fit due to a broken bone in his foot - and he is far from happy about it. "It is very frustrating for me -

  • Radford is going home

    Lee Radford has rejoined Hull on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old forward left the club at the end of 1998 and won six major honours during his seven years at Odsal. But after failing to agree a new deal with the Bulls, the Challenge Cup-winners have

  • Clever Trevor is mixing his business with leisure

    Unless they re-invent themselves as pundits, managers or after-dinner speakers, many footballers are condemned to the life of pub licensees or sports shop owners after they've finally hung up their boots But former Bradford City player-manager Trevor

  • Crafting results with traditional methods

    A booming specialised craft business is profiting from tradition and cementing a niche for itself in the restoration of historic buildings. Ornate Interiors, which produces traditional complex plasterwork for ceilings, has gained a reputation for its

  • 'City will grow in the next few years'

    Civic and business leaders from Bradford will outline ways in which the city can rival its best European counterparts to a Government minister next week. Local government minister David Milliband will visit Leeds next week as part of a nationwide tour

  • The fun stops as fair closes

    Fun has finally run out at an historic Shipley fairground, marking the end of an era. Shipley Glen Pleasure Ground which dates back to Edwardian times closed its gates at 6pm yesterday for the last time. Alan Breeze, who has run it for 20 years, blamed

  • Extraction firm bids for ski slope on site

    Developers want to build a multi-million pound dry ski slope near Denholme. Proposals for the ten-hectare site at The Shay, off Brighouse and Denholme Road, have been put before Bradford planners by Thornton-based Minerals Resources (Yorkshire) Ltd. The

  • Crisis review by Catholic church

    A major review which will lead to the closure of a number of Roman Catholic churches in Bradford was announced to congregations yesterday. The Leeds Diocese, which controls Bradford's Roman Catholic churches, said it was suffering from rapidly declining

  • Seminars will help young job-hunters

    Job hunting seminars are being held to help end Bradford's record of having one of the highest rates in the country of school leavers who fail to get jobs, training or further education. The events in Bradford and Keighley will allow young people to meet

  • Letters to the Editor

    Quad bikes are such a nuisance SIR - How much longer must we put up with the noise of quad bikes and scooters in Holme Wood? It is not possible to listen to TV as the noise drowns out sound (especially in this warm weather, with the windows open). It

  • Cleckheaton 19 Bradford & Bingley 34

    Cleckheaton hooker Steve Worsley feels that his side would have stood a better chance of beating derby rivals Bradford & Bingley if they had followed their game-plan. He said: "They are a strong team but I don't think we were particularly happy with

  • Struggling Yorkshire must recover poise

    Yorkshire Phoenix turned in another shocking performance against Leicestershire Foxes at Headingley yesterday in what has turned into one of their bleakest ever season's in one-day league cricket. Chasing Leicestershire's competitive score of 253 for

  • Bierley's title odds lengthen as rivals win

    Those who have tipped East Bierley to win their first SDS Bradford League Divi-sion One title since 1996 will be shifting more uneas-ily in their seats after this weekend's results. While the other two contenders, Pudsey Congs and Woodlands, both triumphed

  • Bulls in full flow thanks to Volcano

    Lesley Vainikolo's record- breaking six-pack of tries has given the Bulls a massive boost of confidence just at the right time, says coach Brian Noble. The Volcano's Friday night destruction of Powergen Challenge Cup champions Hull took his tally for

  • The young in need of our help...

    For most people the progression from school to further education or work is a natural process, and the relatively low unemployment rates across the country suggest that it is a more familiar pattern than used to be the case. But clearly there are still

  • Shares Week

    Tesco continues to make ground in the supermarket wars, as the latest monthly data from TNS shows it managed to achieve a new high of 30.5 per cent market share in the 12 weeks to August 14. This figure compares to 30.4 per cent last month and 28.1 per

  • Union still angry over computers

    Union leaders fired a broadside at Bradford Council's flagship computing project today - as the new system started. The authority's £160 million computing contract went live today after months of negotiations which almost saw it collapse under the threat

  • Scouts will take a hike with grant

    A cub scout group will soon be set to take a hike - thanks to a grant scheme run by Yorkshire Water and the Telegraph & Argus. The 39th Bradford South Scout Group has scooped £500 as part of the Yorkshire Water Community Award scheme. The money will

  • Second-hand smoke danger

    A new NHS campaign was started today to raise awareness of an invisible killer. The 'Don't Give Up Giving Up' campaign found that 60 per cent of smokers go ahead and light up without asking for permission, despite the fact that most non-smokers mind if

  • Chesney fills in for Girls Aloud

    Thousands of Girls Aloud fans were left disappointed yesterday as the group's Party In The Park debut was called off at the last minute. Although Bradford's Kimberley Walsh and bandmate Nicola Roberts were able to make it to Myrtle Park, Bingley, on time

  • 'Stop him on sight'

    A Bradford troublemaker is being named and shamed in the first leaflet drop of its kind to prevent him breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order. More than 500 fly posters and leaflets featuring nuisance Tariq Ali were being distributed to homes and businesses