• Groups gather to aid baby research

    Community, voluntary sector and health workers have met with the leaders of a major international study to find out how they can help get the whole city engaged in ground-breaking Bradford research. Born in Bradford is a project designed to try to

  • I take my hat off to Charles

    It's very easy to regard Prince Charles as an over-privileged twit with a head full of whacky ideas, and many people do. However, there's another way of looking at him and seeing both his privileged position and his tendency to (as they say) "think

  • Youngsters are hitting the right buttons

    Last weekend's disappointing performance was tempered slightly by the display of two up-and-coming players and it has prompted some radical thinking by the management team. Manager Ray Price is assisted in his duties by Steve Watson, who is the Acad-emy's

  • Fly half Hodgson's an England natural

    Charlie Hodgson's star hasn't always shone brightest but if the selectors were picking a British and Irish Lions team today, he would immediately be thrown the No 10 shirt. Bradford & Bingley's head coach Geoff Wappett, who mentored Hodgson at Bradford

  • 'I knew we would win'

    Two-try skipper Iestyn Harris led from the front to get the Bulls firing again and admitted: "I knew we'd win this one." The champions came under attack for a lame draw against Harlequins last Saturday but responded in style with a 34-4 walloping of Salford

  • Government must help foot the bill

    It is commendable that action is being taken to tackle the pay gap that many local authority workers find themselves in. Under the Government's new Single Status propsals, many of the lowest-paid workers will find themselves bumped up to more equitable

  • Charity hopes to build new homes

    The head of a Bradford recruitment agency has returned to the earthquake-hit regions of Pakistan and Kashmir to see how the work carried out by his charity is going. Ifty Hussain, 34, who runs Ethical Care Recruitment, first visited the area in the weeks

  • Hamza loses brave battle for survival

    A little boy who suffered from a rare blood disorder has died. Ten-year-old Hamza Khan had aplastic anaemia and had been in hospital for five months battling for survival. But yesterday at 10.30am, he lost his brave fight in St James's Hospital in Leeds

  • Fundraising event in honour of Chris

    Friends of a super-fit 20-year-old who died just weeks after complaining of a sore throat are to raise money in his name. Keen footballer Christopher Garnett was treated for tonsillitis in the first week of January and diagnosed with glandular fever.

  • 50 held in two-day police crackdown

    A two-day crackdown on lawlessness in Bradford has seen more than 50 suspected criminals arrested. The operation targeted a multitude of criminal acts ranging from unpaid fines to blackmail. A total of 51 people were arrested for various matters over

  • 'Security workers need more protection'

    A leading union has called for better protection of security guards delivering cash to Bradford businesses. The number of attacks on "cash in transit" staff working throughout West Yorkshire rose from 26 in 2004 to 45 last year. Now, just days after raiders

  • Our race to help tragic Holly

    The parents of Holly Clarke are in a race against time to raise enough money to adapt their home as their little girl enters the final stages of crippling Batten's disease. Holly has now reached the severest stage of the terminal illness which has already

  • Low-paid to get £13m windfall

    Bradford Council faces forking out a one-off £13 million payment next year to its lowest-paid workers - most of them women. The payment will compensate the likes of care workers, cleaners and catering staff who have traditionally been paid less for doing

  • Soldier cleared of smuggling heroin

    A Bradford soldier has been cleared of smuggling £275,000 of heroin into the country after telling a jury the drugs had been planted on him. Eight packets of heroin were found inside Saeeb Akhtar's Peugeot 406 in December last year when he was stopped

  • Letters to the Editor

    Wrong to stab our soldiers in the back SIR - With reference to the letter from Graham Hoyle headlined "Why the surprise" (February 17), I have spent 31 years in the Army and have seen many things while on operations. What has this man seen? Only what

  • Clifford senior's out of favour!

    The Academy side are just two games away from bringing some silverware to Dennyfield and thus eclipsing the first team after reaching a semi-final - but the manager is still not flavour of the month. Graham Clifford continues to do a sterling job of running

  • Illingworth's return is boost

    The victory over Witton Albion last weekend brought the clubs within a point of each other but more importantly it re-opened Guiseley's interest in the UniBond Premier Division play-offs. Neil Parsley's men may have had a bad spell but, following the

  • Good news week for Brook and Co

    Last week was a long overdue good one for Avenue, with positive news coming from every direction, and to cap it manager Gary Brook issued a message of hope to the club's supporters. Last Saturday's very creditable draw at Whitby Town ended a run of seven

  • Cougars Trio back on home territory

    Tomorrow's trip to Boundary Park is going to be emotional for a trio of Cougars players as Keighley tackle Oldham in the Northern Rail Cup clash still looking for a first win. But there will be no better place to earn it for Mick Fogerty, Darren Nixon

  • Muirhead steps up return to full fitness

    Ben Muirhead will take another giant stride along the road to recovery on Monday. City's speedy winger is hoping to be unleashed on the training ground again, four weeks after going under the knife for a hernia operation. "Things are looking up for me

  • Fears for safety on 'dangerous' bridge

    Walkers who have to compete with traffic to cross a 'dangerous' road bridge are calling for safety measures. Parents are having to take their children to school over a bridge with no pavement which means they could be at risk from cars crossing at the

  • Braced for 'invasion' of bird flu

    The high moors and wilderness places of the Bradford district have become hunting grounds for a new foe - bird flu. As yet Britain stands as a citadel, officially untouched by the disease, which has already hit seven European countries. With officials

  • Knifeman was shot by stun gun police

    A man was shot by police with an electronic stun gun after refusing to drop two knives he was brandishing inside a pub, a court heard. Trevor Claydon warned the officers he would "do life" during the stand-off inside the Kings Arms, Haworth, which followed

  • Pledge on new dental contracts

    Health bosses in Bradford say they will not be following the lead of colleagues in Leeds who have imposed a controversial ruling which will deny thousands of children free dental treatment. Leeds Primary Care Trust chiefs are not allowing dentists to

  • Cheers to clean air at real ale festival!

    Organisers of this year's Bradford Beer Festival have stubbed out smoking to stay in line with the Govern-ment's total ban. Around 3,000 real ale fans were expected to have passed through the doors at Saltaire's Victoria Hall between Thursday and Saturday

  • Groups gather to aid baby research

    Community, voluntary sector and health workers have met with the leaders of a major international study to find out how they can help get the whole city engaged in ground-breaking Bradford research. Born in Bradford is a project designed to try to find

  • Drug lord's torture victim gets 6 years

    A father-of-five who was left for dead after being savagely beaten by members of a notorious drugs gang has himself been jailed for six years. In 2002, 50-year-old Daniel Francis was dumped from a car on a country lane in Wilsden, with shattered legs