• Bulls appeal Vagana ban

    Shocked Joe Vagana is hoping to clear his name and have a first-ever ban overturned. The long-serving Bulls prop tonight got hit with a two-game suspension and £300 fine by an RFL disciplinary panel. Vagana was sent off for an illegal use of the forearm

  • Towering £65m complex can be built

    Planning chiefs have given the green light for a striking addition to Bradford's skyline. Irish firm McGinnis Developments has unveiled its £65 million Beehive Mill scheme near Thornton Road - a 22-storey residential and shopping complex near the University

  • Edmundson bags late winner

    Brighouse Town 1, Eccleshill Utd 2 Eccleshill edged a narrow win at Brighouse Town in tonight's friendly fixture. United broke the deadlock with Paul Baker's first goal for the club. Youngster Marvin Edmundson then netted a late winner moments after

  • Silsden staying sharp

    Silsden, beaten 4-0 by Bradford Park Avenue at Cougar Park on Saturday, are in friendly action tomorrow night having arranged a clash with Tyersal. The Cobbydalers will not begin their season on Saturday due to a Keighley Cougars fixture at their rented

  • Avenue old boy calls in a favour

    Steve Newton moved from Horsfall Stadium to Clayborn during the close season to become the new Liversedge boss and he will be up against his former club in tomorrow night's friendly. Newton was in charge of Avenue's reserves last season and had two spells

  • SATs results lift primary schools up national league tables

    Primary school pupils have recorded the district's best results in English, maths and science. There was a marked rise in all three subjects in this year's Key Stage Two Standard Assessment Tests (SATS) - taken by ten and 11-year-olds. Some 75 per cent

  • Wise gets busy in transfer market

    Leeds manager Dennis Wise made up for lost time yesterday by signing NINE more players, 24 hours after making Danish goalkeeper Casper Ankergren his first close-season capture. Midfielders Curtis Weston and David Prutton, defenders Matt Heath and Rui

  • Thorne must bide his time

    Peter Thorne will NOT face Macclesfield at Valley Parade on Saturday. City's new striker has made only two pre-season outings as he battles against the effects of a slight hip problem. Boss Stuart McCall reckons it would be "crazy" to pitch the 34-year-old

  • Room in budget to sign a player

    City could be in position to splash the cash on a player for the first time in six years. Stuart McCall is still looking to add to his squad on the eve of the League Two kick-off. McCall is in the market for at least one more winger and a striker to

  • St Bede's duo on top from A to B

    St Bede's duo Aimee Teteris and Leanna MacLean both showed winning form in the Amsterdam Open at the historic but renovated 1928 Olympic Stadium. Teteris clocked 2min 3.69sec to clinch the 800 metres A race, passing the pacemaker and confidently leading

  • Thwaites gets among the points

    Promising youngster Mark Thwaites scored his first Premier Calendar points after turning in a superb performance at the National Road Race Championships in South Wales. Thwaites, from Burley in Wharfedale, finished 18th in the 106-mile event based around

  • Now they're trying to sell real ale to women

    Real ale needs to shed its "old man" image to capture more female drinkers, says the Campaign for Real Ale. About eight in ten women have never sampled the drink in a pub, according to a CAMRA survey. An appetite for real ale among women does exist,

  • Eccleshill playing catch-up in final

    Wibsey's bowlers will have a 40-point advantage as they take on Eccleshill in the final of the Sharpes Estate Agents-sponsored Howarth Cup at Shipley Club on Sunday (2pm). The draw has produced some exciting encounters, including Malcolm Wilkinson against

  • Business booming for emergency firm

    The new owner of disaster emergency company ICM Computer Group has helped several companies to continue operating during this summer's flooding. The company said many of its clients made use of its services during the extensive flooding suffered by areas

  • Sky is the limit for Pace

    Set top box maker Pace Miro technology has announced a new business win with television giants BSkyB. The Saltaire-based electronics firm has won additional business to produce Digiboxes for the company for the 2007 financial year. Under previously-awarded

  • Seaside trip in honour of Urmila

    The family of a Bradford GP who died of cancer have organised a seaside trip for patients in her memory. Urmila Gupta, who died of lung cancer, aged 71, used to organise and pay for seaside excursions for hundreds of her elderly patients. Her brother

  • Moor 'at risk of fire'

    Parts of Ilkley Moor have been declared to be at high risk of fire. The Met Office's official Fire Severity Index said parts of Ilkley Moor untouched by last summer's fire were at risk. The official guide also declared a level four risk in its five-level

  • Depressed builder's suicide verdict

    A builder who became depressed after badly injuring a leg in a work-related accident hung himself, an inquest heard. The body of Kevin Smith, 47, was found in the garage of his home in Oaks Lane, Fairweather Green, Bradford. In a written statement,

  • Giant curry house to open again

    A restaurant dubbed the largest curry house in the world will reopen under new management this month. The Aakash in Cleckheaton, which can seat more than 800 diners, has been bought by a Manchester property tycoon for £1.7 million. Dr Quasim Abbasali

  • Mother took massive overdose

    A mother-of-one who had been addicted to drugs since the age of 15 killed herself by taking a massive overdose of anti-depressants, an inquest heard. Kelly Reynard, 29, died at Bradford Royal Infirmary after taking at least 20 times the average amount

  • 'Taxi driver died chasing fare-dodgers'

    A taxi driver is believed to have been chasing two passengers who tried to make off without paying the fare when he collapsed and died of a heart attack. Parvez Akhtar, 49, known to his family and friends as "Ch" Adalat Khan, is understood to have driven

  • Cost-cutting businessman jailed

    A "cunning" businessman whose cost-cutting led to a near-fatal accident involving one of his workers has been jailed for six months. Shah Nawaz Pola had denied being responsible for running a Bradford building site where a Slovakian man suffered what

  • ‘Retired’ pony trots to victory in Europe

    A New Forest pony born and bred in Queensbury has won a championship at an international show in Holland. Highfox Forever, a ten-year-old mare bred by Paul and Diane Hadwen, of Upper Spring Head Farm, Laneside, was the only pony awarded a perfect ten

  • Pensioner robbed in own home

    Police are appealing for help to catch a robber who forced his way into a pensioner's home. The woman, in her seventies, was pushed and her handbag stolen after a man burst into her home on Moorland Road, Pudsey, at 11.30pm yesterday. Police say he

  • Boy freed from climbing frame

    Firefighters have freed a six-year-old boy stuck in a climbing frame. The distressed youngster got his leg trapped in the bars of the frame at Pudsey Park, in Market Square, Pudsey. A crew from Stanningley Fire Station tried to free him with grease

  • Taxi driver punched in face

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was punched in the face by a teenager in an England shirt in Market Place, Birstall. The driver, whose window was wound down, was approached by three men. One reached into his silver-coloured Toyota

  • Sixth man arrested in Simpson murder hunt

    A sixth man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of Bradford businessman Teddy Simpson. Police said the Bradford man is being quizzed by murder squad detectives. Another man, arrested on Sunday, is still in custody. Detectives have been

  • Kidnap accused in court

    A father-of-two charged with attempting to kidnap two young women in Shipley has appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court via a video link with Armley Prison in Leeds. David Thomas was charged last month after alleged incidents at Shipley railway

  • Bar is facing closure

    A Bradford bar that was the scene of a shooting last month could be closed down permanently because police fear further crimes would take place there. The West End Bar in Lumb Lane, Manningham, was closed by police for the weekend after a man was shot

  • Back to archery basics

    Archers will go back to basics for the Yorkshire Longbow Championships this weekend in Cross Hills, Keighley. Some competitors are likely to dress in medieval clothing for the championships on Saturday. The Yorkshire Archery Association is hosting the

  • County team are winners

    Keighley Bridge Club has held its annual Swiss Team event. Among those present were Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association chairman Philip Mason and vice-chairman Graham Jepson. Clubs from across Yorkshire and just over the county border took part in

  • Delight for Joy in bloom contest

    The cream of the crop has been announced in an annual competition to find the most green-fingered residents and businesses in Ilkley. Ilkley In Bloom enlisted independent judges to inspect the floral efforts of business premises, nursing and care homes

  • Final decision due on peacocks

    The fate of a Guiseley estate's peacock population will be decided next week. Feelings have been running high in the Hawkstones area ever since Councillor Graham Latty responded to complaints by suggesting moving the birds to a new home. Coun Latty,

  • Questions that need answering

    SIR - It seems our numerically-challenged Council's estimate to maintain a Needle Fountain' was initially £18,000 per annum. Now, miraculously, it suddenly transpires it will only' cost £8,000 per annum. A few questions arise: What was included in

  • A plague on you!

    SIR - On August 1, the pillar box for stamped envelopes by Asda store was full, almost to the brim. It is high time both sides in the post office dispute, whether occurring internally/externally, showed more responsibility to the general public. Usual

  • Flippant feeling

    SIR - The recent controversies over documentaries on both the BBC and ITV make me feel, flippantly, that they should all be preceded and concluded with a showing of the Morecambe and Wise brilliant sketch with Andre Preview (Previn) who, upon complaining

  • Research plea

    SIR - I am a writer who is researching a book which will be published in 2008, and will consist of the last letters to loved ones before dying. It will be an intimate, emotional, sensitive, homage to the person involved and I hope to include a photo

  • Fine examples

    SIR - I hope my MP, Terry Rooney, read the letter by Gordon Dean (T&A, August 1) regarding the two fine Yorkshire cricketers, Adil Rashid and Ajmal Shahzad. They are the products of an excellent system whereby youngsters from school boy level upwards

  • Show the way

    SIR - Joint committees of the Commons and Lords are distinguished political animals, and one of them has just published a critical review of the government's Draft Climate Change Bill. The committee members recommend that the Government should reduce

  • Look to the future

    SIR - Global warming is obviously with us - there's no doubt about that. Many scientific reports say that this occurs often in our world's history. I certainly cannot (nor would not) question that. The only thing that is now different is that the

  • Yorkshire Day tonic

    SIR - As someone from the very southern tip of God's Own County (Tottenham) may I praise your photographers on the splendid Yorkshire Day pictures (T&A, August 2). What a tonic to see Town Cryer Kevin, Pudding Hatted Sue, Peter, Cindy and Helen with

  • Encouraging sign

    SIR - The report about David Cameron's second visit to the Lighthouse Project (T&A, August 1) was very encouraging. At last the Tory Party, through their Leader, is displaying some much required good old fashioned sense when he calls for much more

  • The bright side?

    SIR - Just recently as I've read the awful headlines about, for example, the yobbish behaviour in Ivegate (T&A, July 30), I've found myself desperately thinking of the wonderful Spamalot/Python song, Always Look On The Bright Side of Life, as some

  • Sense at last

    SIR - Douglas Hartley's common sense chimed with the views of many Bradfordians and effectively pulled the plug on Lake Ludicrous. My repeated warnings regarding the irreversible pollution of Bradford Beck have at last been heeded. The Beck will not

  • Not a good idea

    SIR - I feel so sorry for the gentleman featured on the front page (T&A, July 30), his life is being made a misery by mindless, drunken yobs in the centre of Bradford. Unfortunately, picking the centre of the city to set up home was probably not a

  • Mangled cans danger

    SIR - I live in Idle and our garden backs on to Idle recreation ground, which I use at least twice a day walking my dog. I am sick of picking up mangled tin cans left by the grass cutters. They seem to cut the grass till the cows come home, but never

  • Shipley fail to slow Rodley's march to title

    Rodley continued their march towards a fourth successive Dales Council League title with a 25-run victory at Shipley Providence. Steve Hirst hit 60 for the champions elect. Paul Slater was run out for 99 on the last ball of Pudsey Congs' innings against

  • Yorkshire hold talks with in-demand Broad

    Yorkshire have already had "a brief chat" with England fast bowling prospect Stuart Broad and they will step up their efforts to sign the 21-year-old paceman by holding further talks with him at a date still to be arranged. In addition, they have offered

  • Rawlins signs new Cougars deal

    Popular Aussie Brendan Rawlins plans on firing the Cougars into National League One during his second year at the club. The strong-running prop, who arrived from NRL outfit Wests Tigers earlier this year, has agreed a new deal for 2008. Rawlins, 21,

  • Bradford legends out in force for Potts

    Bradford Northern legends such as Keith Mumby, Karl Fairbank and Brian Noble will all don their boots at Odsal on Saturday to help raise money for a former player. Martin Potts, who debuted as a full back with Northern in 1985 having come through the

  • Best ever Sats results - but still below average

    Primary school children in Bradford have produced the district's best ever results in English, maths and science. In all three subjects, based on Sats - Standard Assessment Tests - taken this year by 11-year-olds, there was a marked rise. Some 75 per

  • Cowling Cup preview

    Oakworth, like last year, are in with a good chance of taking both the Wynn Cup and Cowling Cup back to Cure Hill. On August 19 they tackle Cullingworth in the Wynn final - a game which they unusually go in to as underdogs on this year's league form.

  • Thornton lose top spot

    After last week's excitement of two days' cricket without rain, the weather turned on Saturday morning to plague cricketers in the Craven League. Games in the west of the region suffered more than the others, with nine games not starting and another

  • Title joy for Denholme

    Denholme were crowned Division One champions after a comprehensive victory at Baildon Meths. Steve Hethrington (35) and Gareth Marshall (50no) laid the platform as they put on 87 for the first wicket. After Hethrington's dismissal, Chris Thompson (52no

  • New faces in finance

    Bradford-based Finance Directors Yorkshire Limited (FDYL) is to appoint two new finance directors to its operation in Yorkshire - Zoë Cooper and Kate Barrett. After qualifying with Price Waterhouse, Miss Cooper took on senior financial roles with a number

  • Soames' efforts in vain for Thornton

    Thornton went down by six runs to Mytholmroyd. Mark Higgins took four for 33 as the home side reached 227 for nine in their 45 overs. Thornton's reply got off to a good start with Andy Hutchinson (49) but a middle order collapse stalled the chase and

  • Azam stars for Paper Print

    Tariq Azam's six for 12 for Paper Print knocked the stuffing out of West Riding Sunday Council League rivals United, who crashed to 58 all out. Paper Print went on to win by eight wickets. Euro Windows were all out for just 69 against Harehills, who

  • Brook display helps Burley nick points

    All-rounder Nick Brook guided Burley to a fourth successive victory as their late-season surge carried them into third place in Division One. Burley won by six wickets at relegation-threatened Follifoot, Brook making his fourth half century of the season

  • Bresnan falls one short of century

    Yorkshire all rounder Tim Bresnan was frustrated by the New Farnley scoreboard as much as anything else in the 154-run victory that left Townville still eight points clear of Wrenthporpe and Methley in the Central Yorkshire Premier Division. After one

  • Teenager hurt in crash

    A Bingley teenager was badly injured when the car she was in smashed into a wall last night. The 17-year-old was a passenger in a Peugeot 206 which crashed in Beckside Road, Lidget Green, Bradford, at about 11.15pm. She was described as being in a poorly

  • Time to rally round the show

    It is sometimes overlooked by those who live in the more urban parts of Bradford that the metropolitan district contains a great deal of agricultural land and has a population which includes many farmers and their families. These people, understandably

  • We’ve got just the girl for NASA

    When you're a parent of very young children you tend to have unrealistic expectations of what will constitute enjoyment for your children. Okay, having checked with my wife I now have to amend that opening sentence to say: "As a parent of very young children

  • Winners hands down

    Four pupils from Newhall Park Primary School in Bierley have won a gymnastics competition. BJ Mellor and Lucy Richardson, who are both seven, and six-year-olds Amy Watson and Jenny Lord have won the Year One and Two event at the Tong School Sports Partnership

  • Badminton event a roaring success

    There seems no stopping the growth of the Kobra badminton tournament at Oakbank Sports College. The tournament, in its fifth year, attracted 260 entries - a rise of a phenomenal 50 per cent from 2006 - from 12 counties - West, North, South and East

  • Swell medal haul for City

    Competitors may have come from as far afield as Stourbridge, Salford and Billingham but that didn't stop City of Bradford Swimming Club gaining a healthy haul of medals in their Open End of Season Meet at Shipley Pool. Medals for club members were numerous

  • Burnett sprints to gold

    Bradford's Dean Burnett brought home a gold medal from what is believed to be the United Kingdom's largest disability junior athletics competition. The Haycliffe School student won the boys' under-13s 100 metre sprint against some stiff opposition.

  • Farsley v Terriers match cancelled

    Farsley Celtic were due to play Huddersfield Town tonight but the Terriers asked for the game to be cancelled. Farsley manager Lee Sinnott got a call from his opposite number Andy Ritchie and the pair mutually agreed to shelve it. "So close to the start

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    In 1957, The Quarry Men, an early version of the Beatles, made their Cavern Club debut in Liverpool. In 1960, Fidel Castro nationalised all American-owned property in Cuba in retaliation for US economic aggression'. In 2000, in Australia, a 19-year-old

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    The following have been dealt with by Bradford magistrates: Jamie Thomas Green, aged 25, of Roundwood Avenue, Ravenscliffe; driving without insurance, £70 fine, £40 costs, licence endorsed; driving without a licence, £30 fine; driving without MOT, £30

  • Our grief for air crash pals

    A Bradford businessman was among four men killed when a helicopter owned by a Bradford firm crashed into a field. Father-of-two Tim Mark Newburn ran the TM Newburn Group generator company in Low Moor. He died alongside Gary Priestley, 39, of Lees Buildings

  • Police probe death of taxi driver

    Police are investigating the death of a Bradford taxi driver found collapsed close to his cab in a village near Doncaster. Parvez Akhtar, 49, was found in Ruskin Drive, Armthorpe, at 5am on Sunday. A post-mortem examination was carried out but the results

  • Police boundaries facing major changes

    Policing in Bradford is to undergo a radical overhaul as the number of divisions covering the district is reduced from three to two. A review of the boundaries of the three divisions - Bradford South, Bradford North and Keighley - is being carried out

  • Delays warning as ring road repairs start

    Work starts today on repairing three sections of the Bradford ring road. Bradford Council is warning motorists to expect delays while essential work is done on the A6177 at Carlisle Road, Manningham, Horton Grange Road/Great Horton Road and Rooley Lane

  • Road surface row resolved at long last

    The lengthy saga of a melting road has been resolved after a visit by Council highway bosses. The Telegraph & Argus reported last month how Gareth Gregory, 39, had been in dispute with Bradford Council about the road in Northdale Crescent, Bankfoot,

  • Justice battle goes to European Court

    A mother is taking an eight-year fight for justice over her daughter's death to the European Court of Human Rights. Jean Pearson is preparing to represent herself at the court to claim for damages for her daughter's life, which she says was unnecessarily