• Students have a financial lesson

    Five creative students from Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College were given a VIP tour of the Yorkshire Building Society's Bradford base after winning a poster contest. The students were part of a group of more than 180 young people from the Thornbury

  • Tributes as former Bingley head teacher dies

    A head teacher who turned one of Bradford's oldest schools into one of the best in the country has died - shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. John Patterson, head of Bingley Grammar School from 1997 to Easter 2006, passed away on Sunday in a Kent

  • Cup final defeat for Avenue

    Retford United 0 Avenue 2 Bradford Park Avenue lost the UniBond League Chairman's Cup final tonight, with home advantage proving crucial. It was billed as a battle of the divisions, with Bradford's UniBond Division One North champions taking on the

  • Head of school receives award

    The success of Ilkley Grammar School earned headteacher Gillian James a celebration trip to London to receive an award. Specialist schools achieving a value-added score of ten or higher in the national league table in 2007 were celebrated for their performance

  • Jeffries back sooner rather than later

    Hamstring victim Ben Jeffries hopes to be back in action sooner than expected. The Bulls feared their stand-off could be out for more than a month after pulling up against Wigan but he believes he can get back swiftly. "It's always hard to judge but

  • Theft of food is admitted

    A hungry man stole a packet of cheese and a pork pie while on bail for a similar shop-lifting offence, magistrates heard. Michael Taylor of Holker Street, Keighley, who admitted the theft, appeared at court in Bingley from the cells after being arrested

  • Depressed gambler set himself on fire

    A depressed gambler who lost his family's savings poured petrol over himself before igniting the fumes with a cigarette lighter, an inquest was told. Jignes Shah's wife told how the day before her husband had tried to drive his car into hers as she came

  • Dealer held in swoop is jailed

    A heroin and crack cocaine dealer arrested in a major police swoop on Bradford's streets was today starting a four-year jail sentence. Rahan Ali, 22, of Sunrise Close, Little Horton, Bradford, was one of more than 70 people arrested for supplying class

  • Man tells of baseball bat attack

    A man who says he was hit with a baseball bat outside a Bradford takeaway has accepted that footage from a mobile phone contradicted some of his account. Peter Wilkinson was celebrating his birthday 16 months ago when he and his brother, Stewart, were

  • Johnson one of 13 axed by City

    Eddie Johnson was the big-name casualty this afternoon as Stuart McCall swung the axe through his City squad. High-earner Johnson, pictured, was among 13 players to be released by McCall, along with the likes of Darren Williams, Paul Evans, Tom Penford

  • Man, 19, locked up for hammer attack

    A father was brutally felled with a lump hammer after challenging youths who demanded cigarettes from his children. Craig Griffin was dealt "a fearsome blow to the head" and then kicked as he lay in the street, Bradford Crown Court heard. Mr Griffin

  • Group formed to help struggling theatre

    The future of a Bradford theatre in the midst of a financial crisis is looking "increasingly hopeful" following the creation of a working group to ensure its survival. The Priestley was forced to bring in administrators before Christmas when it emerged

  • Landmark Bradford scheme approved

    A landmark residential development is set to create another impressive gateway to Bradford city centre. The eye-catching 17-storey development, containing 362 apartments, will be built on a vacant patch of land bounded by Trafalgar Street and Snowden

  • Pace star Morkel is on 'spying mission'

    Yorkshire's new overseas star Morne Morkel has admitted that he is on a bit of a spy mission ahead of South Africa's Test series against England later in the summer. The 23-year-old all-rounder trained with his new county today ahead of his debut in

  • Leeds-Bradford airport in bomb scare

    A passenger has been arrested following an alleged bomb hoax at Leeds-Bradford Airport today. Police took the 40-year-old man into custody after he said he had a bomb in his bag just before 11am. No flights are thought to have been affected by the

  • Lord Mayor visits award winning chippy

    The Lord Mayor of Bradford was still required to wear his chain of office as he rolled his sleeves up and helped out at a fish and chip shop. Councillor Robin Owens cooked up a storm at Status Fish and Chip shop, in Lindley Road, Little Horton, which

  • Final fling for Howick

    Wharfedale have included 19-year-old flanker Chris Howick on the bench for tomorrow night's Corries Solicitors Yorkshire Cup final against holders Doncaster at Claro Road, Harrogate (6.45). "He is a bit light but he is a fine prospect and has been playing

  • Violent boyfriend jailed

    A jealous boyfriend who subjected his partner to a series of attacks and harassment during a volatile relationship was been jailed for 30 months today. Bradford Crown Court heard that 45-year-old Ian Mitchell had previous convictions for assaulting other

  • Alcoholic was found dead on floor

    An alcoholic diabetic who had to be put to bed by his flatmates was found dead on the floor the next day, an inquest heard today. But despite Edward O'Gorman being found by his friends slumped drunk' surrounded by a bottle of cider and cans of lager

  • End of an era at Empire

    It's the beginning of the end for an empire in Bradford today as the first batch of workers at a famous mail order firm work their final shift tomorrow. Staff at Empire Stores, some with up to 30 years' service, will tomorrow leave the Canal Road offices

  • Foreign invaders spice up fell race

    The annual Three Peaks fell race, from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, had the added attraction of incorporating this year's World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge. Competitors from 21 countries as far afield as Australia, Russia and the Americas took

  • Redfearns drop out

    Redfearns, who were promoted to Division One of the Leeds-West Riding League last season, have resigned due to a shortage of players. Their withdrawal came too late for a replacement to be found, so each team in Division One will have a blank date when

  • Lister hits straps as Jer triumph

    Jer Lane opened their account in the Halifax League's Roy Smith Division with a win at home against Luddendenfoot. Using three of their new signings, Jer restricted Luddendenfoot to 170 for six in 45 overs but only Phil Yeadon was consistent with his

  • Wood you believe it of Shirley

    Shirley Wood ran an impressive race to win her category for Airienteers at a regional event in the Lake District. The Lakeland Club-organised competition, held at Bigland near Ulverston, counts towards national rankings and Wood (Addingham) did her cause

  • Tinsley spell foils Shipley Providence

    The Bradford & District Evening League season began with two thrilling matches, Bolton Villas and John Breare emerging victorious. Jason Holmes top-scored for John Breare against new boys Shipley Providence as the away side made 98 all out. Star of the

  • Easy for Speak as Congs crumble

    Another week of wet weather led to grounds being like puddings in the Mewies Solictors Craven & District League, and this was reflected with only two totals of over 200. Understandably, there were some terrific bowling performances from some seasoned

  • Drugs contributed to man's death

    A drug habit that divorcee Alexander Beveridge once told friends had saved him from alcohol finally contributed to his death, an inquest heard today. The 54-year-old, of Otley Road, Bradford, was on methadone and anti-depressants and sporadically took

  • Club's anger at water tank theft

    A football club has given a red card to thieves who stole their 6ft by 6ft hot water tank - leaving them without water to shower. And members of Baildon Trinity Athletic are so fed up with a recent spate of thefts that they could be forced to fold.

  • Eccleshill Under-13s bounce back to remain unbeaten

    Eccleshill United have won the Craven, Aire & Wharfe League's Under-13 Division A title. United, who were 2-0 down inside ten minutes, triumphed 8-2 thanks to goals from man of the match Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (3), Issa Muvunyi (2), Billy Storey, Daanyal

  • Naylor sets up great escape

    Queensbury pulled off a great escape as they won 40-22 at Drighlington to avoid Pennine League relegation by a slender two-point margin. In a clear test of character, 'Bury entered the game knowing it was a must-win affair if they were to be certain

  • Deadly Qasim is quick out of the blocks

    Zeeshan Qasim looks set to be as deadly this season as last. The Silsden quickie took 63 wickets in 2007 - the second highest in the league - and, after a washed-out first weekend, got straight back in the groove with spell of nine for 29 to skittle

  • Barras sacrifices chances to help team-mate

    Keighley's Tom Barras battled against some of the best riders from across the continent to finished 21st at the East Midlands International Classic in Leicestershire after coping well with the tough 157-kilometre course. Barras, riding for the Plowman

  • Ladies off to a flier

    Yorkshire Ladies made a perfect start to the County Championship season with a comfortable 471-355 success over Cumbria. They were always in control of both legs, with the home team winning by 57 points and the away team by 59 points. Linda Gledhill

  • Personal bests give Sian a lift

    City of Bradford Swimming Club's Sian Morgan had her first taste of an Olympic trial when she competed in the British Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The 13-year-old from Ilkley participated in eight events and notched personal bests in four

  • O'Brien in form again

    Former Woodhouse Grove pupil Katie O'Brien has made a welcome return to form after a disappointing spring on the women's tennis tour. The sixth seed defeated Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez (Spain) 6-3, 6-4 and Zuzana Ondraskova (Czech Republic) 6-3, 7-5

  • Being so rich just shouldn’t be Aloud!

    If you were rich - I mean filthy, stinking rich - would there be any limits to what you'd do? Would you ever find yourself getting out your triple platinum American Express card and buying that 44th Alfa Romeo Spider for your huge underground car park

  • Bradford girls star in Basketball Games

    Having struggled to form a side, Bradford won the West Yorkshire Under-13 Girls' Basketball Games. After the Leeds had fought back to defeat Kirklees 22-20, Bradford comfortably defeated a tiring Kirklees 45-22. Bradford then played Leeds in the final

  • New club needs help at Scholemoor

    Scholemoor Junior Football Club have been formed in what is described as a "deprived area of Bradford". Their playing kit has already been sponsored by Scholemoor Beacon, who are responsible for the regeneration of the old artificial grass pitch at Lidget

  • Double gold for Matticks

    Members of Bradford Ice Skating Club won three events in the Bradford Open at their rink. The hosts notched a one-two in the Bradford Trophy for Level One Men, Benjamin Vernon winning and Bradley Gerrard-Harrison coming second, while there were also

  • Behaviour is appalling

    SIR - Reflecting on the fate of poor 16-year-old David Procter, left, at Lister Park, it would seem that the behaviour of some boys today knows no bounds. There was a time if they were not sat at home, they were allowed to be established in schools.

  • Concerns over cemetery closure

    SIR - I sympathise with Janet Bujra's letter regarding the closing hours of Undercliffe Cemetery (T&A, April 25). It is a sad reflection of our times. But I also sympathise with the voluntary team of workmen whose efforts keep this place the haven that

  • Keep the promise

    SIR - At a public meeting at the Midland Hotel on February 11, 2008, Jan Anderson, director of Yorkshire Forward, owners of the Odeon Cinema building, confirmed that should BORG come up with a suitable plan for the property which could be properly funded

  • Euro correction

    SIR - Mr Parsons rewrites history (T&A, April 23). The European Union had not been heard of in 1975, and the referendum he refers to was regarding our membership of the Common Market. People were not given the facts and have been "conned" regarding

  • What’s going on?

    SIR - Why is it that the people taking obscene salaries out of the public purse; the ones supposed to be in the know; the ones in charge, are the ones with the least knowledge of what is going on? On immigration: The word was taboo for nearly 50 years

  • Hear our pleas

    SIR - Bradford & District Older People's Alliance is extremely concerned over the continuing closing of Post Offices. We regret, despite weak consultations, the Government is determined to ignore the voice of people affected and just shut this essential

  • Where’s the pride?

    SIR - I find it strange. The Irish, Scots and the Welsh treat their national days with pride. They celebrate all guns blazing. But mention St George's Day in England and your either, racist, anti-integration, or daft. I am sick and tired of this country

  • Take action

    SIR - WaterAid believes that this year is a unique opportunity for WaterAid campaigners to highlight the crisis of 2.6 billion people without sanitation throughout the world which can result in illness, unemployment, no education, and in many cases death

  • Flying the flag

    SIR - Can we hear it for St George? I decided to test the unhealthy, unsafe aspect of St George's Day in view of the public discomfort arising from the cancellation of the parade. I arrived in Centenary Square at 3.30pm with my unmissable flag - it's

  • Broadway will have bright future

    SIR - There is every reason to feel confident about the Westfield development. Ground works have started and are going on, Westfield have established offices in the city centre, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer are signed as anchor tenants plus the Arcadia

  • Perfect season is down to teamwork

    Queensbury have had a perfect season in the West Riding Youth Rugby League's Under-15 Premier Division. They have notched the only 100 per cent record in the league, which encompasses under-12s right through to under-18s. In doing so, they have scored

  • Masterclass boosts Grace's belief

    Farsley-born hurdler Grace Christopher, 15, has received a masterclass in hard work from Britain's Olympic gold-medal sprinter Jason Gardener. He was offering advice and inspiration to a selection of the best young athletes (aged from 13 to 15) from

  • Sunday date for Catalans cup tie

    The Bulls have confirmed their Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth-round home tie with Catalans Dragons will take place on Sunday, May 11 (kick-off 3pm). Bradford are offering 20 per cent discount on all pre-bought tickets, with fans having until Saturday,

  • Celts edge out Silsden in final

    Silsden were edged out 1-0 by Farsley Celtic in the final of the West Riding County Football Association's Skipton Building Society Junior Shield for under-12s. Silsden started brightly, most of the play involving Danny King and Harry Marshall down the

  • Will weather be kinder to Salts this time?

    Salts Tennis Club are holding their second open day on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and hope that the weather will be kinder than for their first. "We had everything from sunshine, rain, wind, and even hail and snow, but it did not stop a number of children

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    In 1884, Oxford University agreed to admit female students to examinations. In 1930, it became possible to phone Australia from England. In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe confessed to being the Yorkshire Ripper. 25 years ago Taken from the Telegraph & Argus

  • Topp determined to boost fitness

    Willy Topp has flown home to Chile, insisting that he will come back fully fit for City next season. Topp is recovering following his recent bi-lateral calf surgery. The backs of both legs were operated on to repair a muscle-tightening condition, diagnosed

  • Band to be heard by millions of gamers

    The distinctive noise of an up-and-coming band will be heard by millions of gamers across the world as their song is featured on a new computer game. Bradford's White Light Parade have managed to bag a spot on the playlist for Grand Theft Auto 4 with

  • Workers pay tribute to colleagues

    An emotional ceremony of remembrance was held in Bradford for people who have died at work. Yesterday was International Workers' Memorial Day, and bereaved relatives gathered alongside union representatives in Centenary Square to remember their loved

  • Tributes to doctor killed on jet-ski

    Medical staff in Bradford were today in mourning for a popular doctor who died in a freak jet ski accident on the other side of the world. Dr Sridhar Shekar, 31, was thrown from the jet ski he had hired on Australia's Gold Coast after the vehicle is

  • Archbishop hails new school

    The Archbishop of York officially launched Bradford's second city academy with the words: "We have lift off!" Dr John Sentamu unveiled a plaque and led a celebration ceremony to mark the occasion. The £25 million Teasdale Street school opened its doors

  • Mac hails light fantastic Halley

    Steve McNamara reckons red-hot rookie Dave Halley is an example of a new-breed of full back. The youngster is currently one of Super League's in-form No 1s, despite starting the campaign down the pecking order at Odsal as a winger. Speedster Halley

  • ‘I was told stop being a crusader’

    A Bradford man attacked and threatened after his family converted from Islam to Christianity was told by police to "stop being a crusader", a report revealed today. Nissar Hussein, 43, claims an officer made the comment after he reported a threat to

  • Bradford homes to be proud of

    As she looked out of the window of her city centre office and across the skyline of Bradford, Geraldine Howley, chief executive of BCHT, reflected proudly on the Trust's achievements. When BCHT took over responsibility for 26,000 social homes in 2003

  • Surveys say manners are dying out

    Courtesy costs nothing, but people think Britons are ruder than a decade ago, a survey has shown. The poll, by ITV for its Tonight programme, also showed that 56.5 per cent of people believe bad manners is the biggest problem in the country with 67 per

  • Healthcare careers in spotlight

    Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust (tPCT) is holding an open day for anyone interested in a career as a healthcare support worker. The open day takes place on Thursday, May 8, at Hillside Bridge Medical Centre in Barkerend. All potential

  • Minister calls for intensive efforts

    Education leaders will be invited to a Whitehall summit to thrash out ideas on how to help struggling Bradford schools where pupils are not making the grade. Ed Balls, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, will bring together council

  • Faiths to come together

    Catholics and Baha'is join together on Saturday to mark a Baha'i Holy Day in Skipton. The Baha'i Festival of Ridvan is the most important holy day in the Baha'i calendar and is being jointly celebrated with Catholics as part of an outreach programme

  • Sign up for Whit Walk!

    People can now sign up for Bradford's annual Whit Walk to Ilkley. The 14-mile trek starts in John Street and follows a route along Manningham Lane, through Frizinghall, Shipley, Hollins Hill, Menston, White Cross and Burley-in-Wharfe-dale to finish at

  • Gale: Tykes attack can damage Notts

    Andrew Gale is backing Yorkshire to win another mouth-watering battle of the bowlers when Nottinghamshire visit Headingley Carnegie for tomorrow's County Championship clash. The Tykes are on a high after a superb weekend that included a four-day triumph

  • Cameron with more to prove in cup

    Bradford Park Avenue have a chance to bring some more silverware to the club tonight when they travel to Retford United with the UniBond League Chairman's Cup at stake. Avenue were crowned UniBond Division One North champions last weekend after being