• Pullen returns for Keighley

    Keighley, who have won six of their last seven Yorkshire Division One matches, have added flanker or hooker Dave Pullen to their squad for the home game against Dinnington on Saturday. And although there are injury doubts over prop Ollie

  • Leeds hoping to gain landmark victory

    Leeds Carnegie will make history on Saturday morning when they face Bucuresti Oaks in Rumania. The Amlin Challenge Cup game at Arcul de Triumf will be the 2,000th European Rugby Cup match, with the 1,000th Amlin Challenge Cup match following on Saturday

  • Salem's squad strength tested

    Bradford Salem’s injury crisis hasn’t quite reached Manchester United proportions. But the unavailable list is in double figures for their Yorkshire Division One match at Bridlington on Saturday. “I reckon there are 11 or 12 out,” confessed Salem’s

  • Jones can give Cleckheaton experience they need

    Cleckheaton are hoping that experienced back row Geoff Jones can have a large influence on the outcome of their National League Three North home match against Stockport on Saturday. “It isn’t just his decision-making that is important,” said spokesman

  • Baildon seeking mid-table security

    Same-again Baildon, who won 29-23 at Halifax Vandals last weekend, are confident of notching another Yorkshire Division Three win at home to Northallerton on Saturday. "A victory would lift us up into mid-table," said an upbeat Jenny Lane chairman of

  • Tiffany's departure is extra incentive for win

    Wharfedale hope to reward coach James Tiffany with a win on Saturday against in-form fourth-placed Launceston in his last home game. The former Otley forward is to leave the Dalesmen shortly after Christmas to pursue a teaching career in New Zealand.

  • Parr rated 50-50 to make Otley clash

    Otley skipper Howard Parr reckons it is a 50-50 call as to whether he plays in the home National League One game against Nuneaton on Saturday. Parr said: “The calf injury is something I picked up on duty in Afghanistan. “It isn’t a pull but I will leave

  • Dixon set for fly-half role for Bees

    Reviving Bradford & Bingley have Leeds trialist Lawrence Marsh on the bench on Saturday for their National League Three North clash at Hull, who include former Bees player-coach Neil Spence. “Leeds are using our matches as an opportunity

  • Grandmother's horror at pet dog attack

    A grandmother has told how a dog savaged her own pet in front of her 11-month-old grandson. A large bull mastiff dog called Tiger, standing guard at a taxi office in Thornton Road, broke free from its collar and launched a “horrifying” attack on Christine

  • Plans lodged for new station

    Plans for a new railway station at Apperley Bridge have been submitted to Bradford Council. The station, which lies between Leeds and Shipley, is part of a larger investment scheme by Metro to improve public transport in the area. The plans, submitted

  • I’ll use my strength to stifle Law's skills

    It was a strange feeling at Darlington because the dressing room was a bit flat even though we’d won away from home. It took the gaffer and a few lads to remind us that we’d still picked up the three points. Everyone was a bit disappointed

  • VIDEO:Tiffany's a real calendar girl

    Aspiring model Tiffany Glenton has given up a life in the Navy to become a military pin-up. The glamorous 18-year-old got so sea-sick she decided to return to land and come back to Bradford. And now she is a calendar girl. Tiffany,

  • Angling Lines

    SALTAIRE AA Yearbooks are expected to be on sale in the tackle shops from Saturday. Some 1,500 barbel were stocked into the River Aire last Friday, split between Kildwick on Keighley AC’s waters, Myrtle Park on Bingley AC’s water

  • Grayson is ready to shuffle his pack

    Manager Simon Grayson is ready to shuffle his pack again at Brentford on Saturday to help Leeds United’s players cope with their heavy schedule. Grayson caused raised eyebrows for the trip to Oldham earlier this month when he left out some

  • 150 banking jobs transfer to Bradford

    One hundred and fifty Alliance & Leicester banking jobs are being transferred from Leeds to Bradford by owner Santander, the Spanish bank that also owns Bradford & Bingley savings and branches. The Communication Workers Union today

  • Drugs pair face assets hearing

    A father and son who allegedly made £200,000 from crime will be asked to hand over any ill-gotten gains after a confiscation hearing next year. Nigel Harrison, 42, and Adrian Harrison, 62, app-eared at Bradford Crown Court today when the two-day case

  • Leonard living the American dream

    A former Bradford City Women’s star is taking the American game by storm. Sarah Leonard followed in the footsteps of David Beckham by making a trans-Atlantic switch to further her career. She now demonstrates her skills at Oklahoma City

  • Revenge in sight for ambitious Hill

    Bradford Dudley Hill are set to remain unchanged for their National Conference Division One clash with struggling Thornhill Trojans at Parry Lane. Hill surprisingly lost the away fixture 24-16 but the Trojans appear to have blown a fuse since that encounter

  • Derby clash well poised

    The top match in Pennine One is the local derby between Queensbury and Clayton at Hill Top. Bury won the away match at Lidget Green by a slender 16-14 margin and are in splendid nick. They have moved menacingly into second place with just two defeats

  • Deacey’s men set for crunch clash

    Bradford Park Avenue’s recent resurgence will be tested to the limit on Saturday as they head to Boston United for a top three UniBond Premier Division clash. Avenue are third while the home side are immediately above them in the table but the clubs

  • Thursday, December 10, 2009

    25 years ago: The search was on for a suitable empty Bradford mill which could be used for a new jobs boost scheme. 50 years ago: The centenary of Great Horton County Primary School, Bradford, was commemorated at a service in the adjoining

  • Ainge cup-tied for FA Trophy tie

    Three of Guiseley’s last four games have all been in cup competitions and Saturday sees them in knock-out action again as they await the visit of Redditch United in the first round of the FA Trophy. Redditch are not enjoying the best of

  • Farsley hoping to cash in with a victory

    Farsley Celtic’s league form has been red hot and they will be aiming to take that into Saturday’s trip to face Blue Square North rivals Corby Town in the first round of the FA Trophy. The cash-strapped Celts would love to bank the £5,000 prize money

  • Premier Division rivals at the double

    Albion Sports and Campion face each other twice in eight days, beginning with Saturday's first ever meeting between the sides in the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division at Manningham Mills (2pm). The teams square up again for a semi-final

  • Silsden out to shatter Town's 100 per cent record

    In the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, both Liversedge and Thackley are looking to bounce back from disappointing home defeats last week and both are on the road. Thackley head to Pickering Town while Sedge go south to Sheffield

  • Reardon back from the brink

    After fighting back from the brink, Stuart Reardon is not prepared to let his hard work go to waste. The 28-year-old former Great Britain star has returned to the Bulls reinforced by a steely determination that was forged during 18 months of

  • 'Tell us about your school days'

    These youngsters at Skipton’s Water Street School acted as guides to former students who were invited back to chat about their school days. Current pupils have been working on a topic about Britain since the 1940s and they invited those who attended

  • Awards with a real flourish

    Three award winners have received their prizes for helping to brighten up Haworth. Village gardener and healthy food champion Steve Thorpe gave awards to those who won the three categories of Haworth in Bloom. Lilian Evans, of Belle Isle Road, came

  • Thursday, December 10, 2009

    The following planning applications have been lodged with Bradford Council: Ilkley: construction of two-storey rear extensions, roof alterations, additional dormers, terracing and associated alterations to existing dwelling, 42 Curly Hill. Ilkley: demolition

  • Police to boost their presence

    Two new police contact points are opening in Bradford. One is at the Netto supermarket, in Canterbury Avenue, Little Horton, and is open every Sunday between 10am and noon. The other is at The Ridge Medical Centre, in Cousin Road, off Cross Lane, Great

  • Scouts go homeless for charity

    A total of 80 Scouts ranging from six to 18 have slept out over the weekend to experience homelessness and support a homeless charity. The Scouts took boxes to build a cardboard city in Horsforth as their shelter for the night. They also ran a soup kitchen

  • Safety help for bright sparks

    Now that’s a bright idea! The ill-gotten gains of crooks across Bradford are being put to good use – keeping children safe on the roads. Every year the courts seize assets and cash which are the proceeds of crime from criminals who pass through their

  • Fire crew praise boy for kitchen fire action

    Firefighters have praised a schoolboy for his quick thinking after he helped to contain a kitchen blaze. The boy’s mother, who is thought to be in her 30s, had been cooking in their home in Clive Place, Great Horton, Bradford, when the oven burst into

  • Flats plan for Micklethwaite, Crossflatts, church

    Proposals have been put forward to turn a 135-year-old former village church near Bingley into flats. Bradford Council will consider plans to convert the Methodist Free Church in Micklethwaite Lane, Mickle-thwaite, to two apartments. Outbuildings in

  • ‘We’re here to help city businesses’

    Two former Bradford Chamber of Commerce staff have combined their experience of helping small businesses to launch a new support group for firms. Local Traders is a new membership organisation offering small businesses, including tradesmen,

  • Women's gifts flood in for sick children

    A Muslim women’s association will be donating toys to Bradford-based charity Little Heroes after seeing an appeal in the Telegraph & Argus. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association has collected hundreds of toys to distribute to charities across the

  • Anger at fine for blocking Santa's sleigh

    A woman was hit with a £60 parking fine at a Bradford hospital – after priority was given to Santa over disabled patients. Sue Jackson visited St Luke’s Hospital in Little Horton, with her 88-year-old parents, as her father, who has a heart

  • Man, 61, seriously hurt in Pudsey crash

    A 61-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a car crash in Pudsey yesterday. The accident happened as a Ford Focus, travelling from Carlisle Road into Chapeltown, collided with a Vauxhall Astra parked at the side of the road

  • It's rocket science from cosmonaut

    A Russian cosmonaut touched down in Bradford to meet schoolchildren at a science event. Dr Alexander Martynov, the former director of mission control for the Mir station, gave a lecture at Thornton Grammar School to its pupils and children visiting

  • Cornish lands key role with authority

    A Bradford building society chief, whose organisation has been hailed for offering the UK’s best mortgage deals, has been appointed to a top role in shaping financial services regulation. Iain Cornish, chief executive of Yorkshire Building

  • Bowling pupils help launch CO2 report

    Children at a Bradford primary school helped celebrate the launch of a new report about how Bradford Council could reduce its carbon footprint. The Carbon Management document contains recommendations for reducing the local authority’s effect on the environment

  • All wrapped up in fun

    The countdown to Christmas truly got under way for children at a primary school. Parents were invited into St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, in High Busy Lane, Shipley, for a creativity morning. Armed with glue, scissors and paper, the mums, dads

  • Shop owner was 'left in fear' at lunge

    A man who was barred from a Bradford store lunged towards the shopkeeper when he refused to serve him, a court heard yesterday. Matthew Simmonds, 31, queued up to buy a can of strong lager at the Cottage Stores in Sandbeds, Queensbury, Bradford magistrates

  • Students go into the Dragons' Den

    Hundreds of students at a Bradford school were among the first to take part in a day of special workshops to help them come up with enterprising ideas. The event at Immanuel College in Thackley was part of a new scheme launched by Bradford Council called

  • Nostalgic gifts that still appeal

    Traditional toys are top of the Christmas wish list this year. Many of the most in-demand toys are those we remember from our own childhoods. Experts claim this is partly down to the recession, with many people preferring to buy toys that will stand

  • Error that only adds to tragedy

    When a judge feels it necessary to criticise the Crown Prosecution Service, it is usually because something has gone badly wrong. So Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC’s comments regarding its handling of a case involving the death of a motorcyclist should

  • This extra pressure isn’t what area needs

    SIR – I would ask Mr Chapman to consider that some of the opposition to Tescos in Bingley (T&A, December 8) might be to the choice of the auction market site rather than to the firm itself. Is it really sensible to place a supermarket next to a large

  • The money’s not here

    SIR – The weather, lack of traditional German goods, and high prices are being blamed for the demise of the German market. The Council’s self-satisfied reaction is to pat itself on the back for ensuring that they have paid for the unexpired lease of

  • Epic adventure is larger than life

    Bradford movie-goers are being given the chance to see the year’s most eagerly-awaited film, Avatar, in glorious IMAX this Christmas. From next Wednesday, Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience is showing on the huge screen, taking audiences

  • Jewel going to waste

    SIR – As I have said before, it could only happen in Bradford. We now find that the unique Shipley Glen Cable Tramway (pictured), one of the jewels in our list of tourist attractions, will again not be open this Christmas, as further funds are still

  • Make cathedral shine

    SIR – Now that incongruous bridge across Hall Ings has been removed, the area looks so much bigger and one has an unimpeded view of City Hall and the underrated Britannia House. However, looking across the city centre from the Telegraph & Argus offices

  • New Bulls shirt on sale

    Bulls fans can finally get their hands on the club’s new home shirt. The first delivery of 2010 shirts arrived at Odsal this week, although a full range of sizes is not yet available. Supporters can purchase men’s shirts in XL or large from the Bulls

  • Not the time or place

    SIR – On Friday, having read about the problems of “non shoppers” in the German Christmas market, I thought that, as I was in the town centre, I would take a look. So at 9.50am I went down and found that it didn’t open until 11am. By 11am, I had finished

  • A super example

    SIR – I have just received a the Leeds City Council newspaper, About Leeds. It headlines a ‘super theatre’ in Leeds, to be opened by 2012. I quote: “The 12,500 seat arena is expected to generate £25.5 million per year for the local economy and will bring

  • No-one is listening

    SIR – I totally agree with Mark Nicholson’s letter (T&A, December 7). What is the use of Bradford Council asking it’s electorate’s views on anything when they pay scant regard to the response? During the Gulf War enquiry, when Sir Jeremy Greenstock

  • TRAILER: Family ties are severed

    THE STEPFATHER (15, 101 mins) ** Starring Dylan Walsh, Penn Badgley, Sela Ward, Amber Heard, Braeden Lemasters, Skyler Samuels, Paige Turco, Sherry Stringfield Thrillers about families in peril are two-a-penny and sadly, Nelson McCormick

  • TRAILER: Sharp twists in deadly road trip

    CARRIERS (15, 84 mins) *** Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Emily VanCamp, Christopher Meloni, Kiernan Shipka As swine flu and countless other viruses have reminded us with shocking clarity, the things that we should

  • TRAILER: Let the wild rumpus begin!

    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG, 101 mins) **** Starring Max Records, Catherine Keener, Pepita Emmerichs, Mark Ruffalo and the voices of James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Dano Based on Maurice Sendak’s beloved

  • Halley is number one!

    Dave Halley is the biggest winner in the Bulls’ number game after earning the No 1 spot. The 23-year-old speedster has been rewarded for a breakthrough year by making the leap from No 20 as Steve McNamara released his 2010 squad numbers

  • Law can scale the heights, says McCall

    Stuart McCall is convinced Nicky Law will make the grade as a Championship player again. McCall comes face-to-face with his former prodigy on Saturday when Law returns to Valley Parade with Rotherham. The midfielder played 35 games on loan with City

  • Tributes pour in to crash victim Danielle, 20

    A head teacher has paid tribute to a young, ‘bright and bubbly’ Keighley woman who died when her car was involved in a head-on collision on Tuesday. Fire crews took two hours to free Danielle Heggarty, 20, from the wreckage of her silver Corsa

  • Driver hunted as boy, 12, left injured in road

    Police are hunting a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene after hitting a 12-year-old boy and leaving him in a serious condition in hospital in an early morning incident. The boy is thought to have been crossing a junction in Lidget Green

  • More city centre violence caught on CCTV

    This is the moment when a man is knocked out cold with a single punch – the latest in a series of horrifying violent incidents in Bradford city centre. CCTV footage has been released by a property owner in Ivegate following more disturbances

  • City Hall in plan to beat the cold

    Bradford Council is fighting fuel poverty by providing insulation and cladding on park homes that can be very cold in the winter. The Council has introduced the Bradford Community Warmth Park Homes Project that will fund wall cladding and insulation