• Save PO accounts

    SIR - Post Office card accounts should not stop. We pensioners were offered these accounts when benefit books were phased out, and there was no mention of the cards being a temporary measure. Forcing pensioners to open a bank account just plays into

  • Happy memories of those truly Magic Magyars

    SIR - For the Who's Counting' lads 1953 was an important year, not so much for the Coronation but in the realisation that far-off countries of which we knew little could, as far as football was concerned, play a bit'. Under the inspiring Puskas, who

  • Human problem

    SIR - Malcolm Wood believes that mankind is not responsible for much of global warming (T&A, November 15) and yet he assumes that carbon emissions are the cause when he dismisses the contribution from the UK as miniscule. He can't have it both ways.

  • Ban danger drivers

    SIR - Graham Hoyle (T&A, November 15) believes that to run someone over with a car is not a motoring offence - provided it is done deliberately, therefore a driving ban should not be imposed. It is true that to smash someone's legs with a cricket bat

  • Labour on a loser

    SIR - I don't think the Queen's Speech could be criticised for being seen as just the politics of fear'. The fear is real enough and never in our history have the citizens of the UK been so much at risk. Ever since Tony Blair took over he has totally

  • Payment mix-up

    SIR - Since 1967 I have always renewed my TV licence at my local post office. It was easy and convenient. No longer! The renewal notice I have recently received states quite clearly that I cannot renew my licence at the post office, instead it gave me

  • Let’s scrap it

    SIR - I respect Brian Holmans' opinion (T&A, November 17), but mine is that Remembrance Day be scrapped, along with every war-glorifying march past, fly past and church service. The whole idea is to ensure the next generation is primed for action in

  • Insult to patriots

    SIR - How I agree with Gary Lorriman in his condemnation of David Barnett's column of November 7, a feature that contained insulting humour regarding the existence and appearance of the Union Flag. What an arrogant and self-centred young man Mr Barnett

  • We need clarity

    SIR - Regarding the article about Coun Brian Hudson (T&A, November 15), he is right to say that it was a national issue which needs national answers. There appears to have been very little force used by Mr Hudson and the case was quite rightly thrown

  • Have others been victims like me?

    SIR - During the long eight months of an expensive, untrue, and malicious charge of assault that was made against me, many people from all walks of life, including trusted colleagues at Keighley Town Council, other organisations on which I serve, many

  • Let me come home, says 'cleared' Kevin

    A man on bail in Thailand despite being cleared of drug smuggling is applying to return to the UK for urgent medical treatment. Kevin Quill is appealing to the British Embassy to help him get his passport back from the Thai courts so he can have a voice

  • Sports dream kicks off at last

    Children who brave the elements to play football can now look forward to warmer training sessions. Building work has started on a much-needed indoor training centre at Queensbury Celtic Junior Football Club. The groundwork for the new building was completed

  • 'Give us a crossing on school route'

    A concerned mother is campaigning for a crossing on a busy road used by scores of schoolchildren. Nasreen Ali has collected 120 signatures on a petition asking Bradford Council to install a crossing. She decided to leave her car at home and started

  • Village plans 'living' Advent calendar

    Villagers are set to open their windows to the festive season next weekend. Saltaire will be transformed into a virtual, walk-through Advent calendar as part of a unique new experiment. The windows of 24 homes and public buildings will each display

  • Car firm man jailed for drug conspiracy

    The owner of a Bradford car hire firm has been jailed for almost eight years after a judge ruled he was involved a series of drugs transactions. Suhail Akhtar, who was a partner in First Stop Car Hire in Leeds Road, was arrested along with several other

  • Chips are down for politicians

    Bradford firm Seabrook has distributed millions of crisp packets promoting Captain Sensible's new Blah! Party. Supermarkets across the UK were this week being flooded with more than three million packets of the best-selling sea salt flavoured crisps

  • Shoppers pestered by begging addicts

    Police are warning shoppers not to give hand-outs to beggars in a town centre. They say Shipley is being targeted by a gang of addicts who are scrounging cash from passers-by around the market square area and outside Asda. Uniformed officers want to

  • Peer fights for children in poverty

    The Government has been urged to increase its funding for water and sanitation programmes overseas by a Bradford peer. Using his maiden speech in the House of Lords, Lord Patel of Bradford urged Ministers to focus on sustainable international development

  • Family shocked as twin dies

    A shocked family have described their son's sudden death from pneumonia as a "bolt from the blue". Ian Penn died aged 22 less than ten hours after being admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary suffering from cold symptoms. He had a history of medical problems

  • Matthew aims to be soap hunk

    New Emmerdale hunk Matthew Wolfenden was straight in at the deep end when he joined the Yorkshire soap. Matthew, 26, plays David Metcalfe, the secret son of Emmerdale schemer Eric Pollard, and from his first appearance in the soap on Sunday he causes

  • Dad shot dead in family feud

    A Bradford father-of-three has been murdered during a family dispute over his daughter's marriage to her cousin. Aksan Askan, 47, was shot dead in Pakistan after his daughter Shamim Akhtar, 24, had refused to live there with her husband Shakoor Khan,

  • Ainge can be pick of crop against Cherries

    Simon Ainge has all the right credentials to become a top stopper, according to Colin Todd. The City boss has been impressed with the rookie defender's recent performances after being thrust into the first team. Todd has already pencilled in Ainge for

  • Evans hits dizzy heights

    Newcomer James Evans today recalled how former Bulls coach Matthew Elliott saved him from life as a roofer. Aussie centre Evans joined up at Grattan Stadium this week following his off-season move from Huddersfield. The 28 year-old admits plying his

  • Call for break in rate rises

    Bradford business leaders have called upon the Bank of England to make this month's hike in interest rates the last for some time. The calls come as minutes from the Monetary Policy Committee meeting revealed two members voted against the rise to five

  • City economy beats Yorkshire average

    The picture for Bradford's economy is more upbeat and optimistic than that of the rest of Yorkshire. This was the message from Yorkshire Bank's chief economist Tom Vosa as the bank published its quarterly economic survey. The survey also showed that

  • Shedding stones with relative ease

    Fighting the flab is a family affair for one group of mums and daughters. Losing weight was something Gillian Clark, Caroline Barnett and Sam Pearson all wanted to do. Gillian joined with her daughter Rebecca, while Caroline and Sam had their mums for

  • Thursday, November 23, 2006

    In 1852, Britain's first pillar boxes were installed in St Helier, Jersey. In 1963, the first episode of Dr Who was broadcast with William Hartnell as Dr Who and Carole-Ann Ford as his granddaughter and first companion. In 1976, ten hours after his

  • 'Plastic police' playing vital role

    They have been mocked by the tabloids as plastic police', but since their introduction four years ago, Police Community Support Officers have helped to reduce crime and make people feel safer in their homes. HELEN MEAD looks at the impact they have had

  • Children's boss quits after only months

    Bradford Council's new head of children's services has dramatically quit after only months in the job. Mark Carriline is leaving the newly-created post next month blaming a long commute to work for his departure. It leaves the Council with the task

  • Attack that shocked a community

    Our centre spread today based on Baildon people's reaction to the fire which badly damaged the village's C of E Primary School should bring home to anyone contemplating such a senseless, destructive attack just how devastating it can be. It is not yet

  • 'We won't let firebugs ruin our school life'

    As head teacher Michael Curtin told devastated parents, Telegraph & Argus photographs showing him in the aftermath of Saturday's shattering fire could only tell part of the story. The monetary cost of the damage wrought at Baildon CE Primary School is

  • Calendar will help park all year long

    A group of residents who have become guardians of a Bradford park are now selling a calendar to help improve and maintain it. Friends of Peel Park hopes to raise enough money to buy new equipment for the children's playground from sales of the calendar

  • Protestor challenges quarry plan

    A bitter legal row over a stone quarry - now earmarked for disposal of up to 2.5 million tonnes of controlled waste - has started at London's High Court. Ann Anderson, who lives near Buck Park Quarry, near Denholme, says Bradford Council was wrong in

  • Accused feared for his life - Yard man

    A top Scotland Yard officer told the PC Sharon Beshenivsky murder trial how he had an hour-long meeting in a car with one of the accused who approached him with information. Superintendent Chula Rupasinha said Raza Ul-Haq Aslam - whose family lived two

  • Anger as 100 turn up for appointment

    A computer error led more than 100 people queuing in a hospital car park after turning up for the same appointment. More than 100 people arrived for an appointment with a specialist at 9am at the Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) out-patients clinic at Bradford

  • Police hunt for sex attacker

    Detectives are hunting a tattooed sex attacker who subjected an 11-year-old girl to a frightening assault as she walked home from school. Police are keen to speak to anyone who can identify the man who attacked the terrified girl in Bingley while she

  • Rivals gunning for final spot

    Second-leg matches in the Hopkinson Plate semi-finals take place tonight with Tong Libs B hosting Laisterdyke WMC B and Eccleshill WMC A entertaining West Bowling Social Club. The winners will meet in the final on Thursday December 7 (7.30) at Undercliffe

  • Butler exit leaves another hole to fill

    Dennis Wise looks set for a hectic day today as he desperately tries to strengthen his Leeds squad before the loan deadline closes. Former skipper Paul Butler yesterday went to MK Dons on loan until early January. Until recently a regular first-choice

  • Nobby should hand over reins now

    No one can argue with Brian Noble's record as Bradford Bulls boss. Five successive Grand Final appearances, three Super League titles, three World Club Challenges, a Challenge Cup - and a partridge in a pear tree. Throw in his rescue act at Wigan and

  • Brown celebrations shortlived

    Stoke reserves 3 City reserves 1 City's Pontin's League game kicked off late after the team were delayed by the closure of the M62, but despite having to forgo even a pre-match warm-up they were still quick out of the blocks, taking the lead in the

  • Ponting hammers England

    England suffered that familiar sinking feeling as Australia seized command on the opening day of the new Ashes series in Brisbane. Under huge pressure to regain the little urn in front of their own public, the Aussies made the best possible start after