• Leeds-Bradford Airport bosses in success vow

    More than nine out of ten flights out of Leeds-Bradford International Airport are on course when they fly over Burley-in-Wharfedale, a forum was told tonight. Bosses from the airport agreed to give a presentation at the Burley Neighbourhood

  • ‘City Park work is on schedule’

    Bradford Council’s £24.4 million City Park scheme will be finished on time, despite disruption caused by the harsh winter. Regeneration chiefs insist progress has been made in the last 12 months to the site outside City Hall and the project is expected

  • Bradford pair up for the Challenge

    Bradford Dudley Hill and West Bowling travel with optimism in the first round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup on Saturday. Hill appear to have a good chance of progressing when they make the long journey to Cumberland League Division One Kells. While

  • Queensbury trio in for tough test

    Queensbury are back in Pennine League Premier Division action at Sharlston Rovers on Saturday. Bury, who are improving rapidly, draft Joe Bryan, Lewis Symonds and Jack Evison into the mix for the trip to a Rovers side bidding to catch leaders Queens

  • Menston man's 100th birthday is celebrated

    Two clubs in Menston are toasting a landmark birthday of a long-lived member. Jack Hilditch joined in the first of several celebrations today as he prepared for his 100th birthday tomorrow. Menston Retired Men’s Forum got the celebrations

  • Bingley's galas begin

    Bingley Swimming Club have attracted 18 primary schools and six secondary schools to their NSPCC schools’ galas, which start tomorow night with a semi-final at Shipley Pool. The second semi-final is next Friday and the final is on February

  • Five Bradford Bulls youngsters make national academy

    Five Bulls starlets have been included in the England Academy squad for 2011. Hooker Adam O’Brien keeps his place among the 38-man group after starring in the recent Test series triumph over Australia Schoolboys and has been joined by four new call-ups

  • Group's dyslexia school hope on Bradford and Leeds border

    A mainstream school which caters for dyslexic children could be built in the district following a proposal by the Leeds and Bradford Dyslexia Association. The group is currently on the lookout for a site somewhere on the border of Bradford and Leeds

  • £122,000 garden to lift community

    A £122,000 project to create a playground and recreation area next to a community centre is taking shape. Work has started to transform a patch of mud next to Bolton Woods Community Centre in Livingston Road, into a community garden.

  • Wethers so proud of tearful Bradford City lads

    David Wetherall has revealed his pride in City’s youngsters after their FA Youth Cup exploits. The young Bantams suffered penalty shoot-out agony at Preston to miss out on a place in the last 16. But Wetherall insists the rookie players should have

  • Inman started Keighley's defensive solidity

    Graeme Sheffield has hailed predecessor Jeff Inman for his part in establishing Keighley’s defensive strength. The Rose Cottagers go into Saturday’s home game with Castleford on the back of an impressive two clean sheets. The 13-0 victory over Heath

  • Nick Lister returns at fly half for Baildon

    Baildon, who host Northallerton on Saturday, have dropped to third in Yorkshire Division Three after their 17-9 derby setback at Old Modernians last weekend. “They wanted it more than us and played the conditions better, and we were under-par,” explained

  • Bradford Salem targeting seven wins

    Yorkshire Division One basement boys Bradford Salem, who beat Selby 7-5 last weekend, have targeted seven wins from their last 12 games in their survival bid. Salem, who suffered a five-point deduction earlier in the season for fielding the ineligible

  • Cleckheaton aiming to cash in

    Cleckheaton’s match at Hartlepool Rovers on Saturday marks the start of three successive matches against the bottom three in North One East. “We are hoping to cash in in terms of league points,” said Cleckheaton spokesman Alan Bentley.

  • McGee praises maturing Baldwin

    Having been the object of some criticism before Christmas for his lack of discipline, Wharfedale skipper Rob Baldwin is now receiving bouquets rather than brickbats over his self-control. The No 8 had his face stamped on at Stourbridge on Saturday

  • Otley aiming for at least a bonus point

    Otley, buoyed by their 18-17 home victory over Blackheath last weekend which moved them out of a relegation place in National League One, aim to get something out of their visit to second-placed London Scottish on Saturday. The team spirit

  • Bees are relishing top-four matches

    Bradford & Bingley start what could be a season-defining four weeks of fixtures on Saturday. The Bees, who have risen to second in National League Three North, are at home to fourth-placed Darlington Mowden Park. A week on Saturday they travel to Chester

  • Bradford Park Avenue work hard after heavy defeat

    Avenue boss John Deacey was glad of a fixture-free midweek so that he could work with his players on the training ground and rectify the errors that crept in last time out. The team finally had a home league game last Saturday, 73 days after their previous

  • Latest Bradford City injury came out of nothing

    Lee Bullock column It’s fair to say I’ve had a lot better weeks than this last one. Two losses on long away trips and then a bad injury which is going to keep me out for a while. It’s so frustrating. I’ve had to wait for ages to get in the team and

  • Farsley facing battle to get back on track

    FARSLEY go into Saturday’s clash of the Kool Sport Northern Counties East League top two still leading the Premier Division but with confidence dented. Parkgate have home advantage against Neil Parsley’s men but trail their visitors by only two points

  • Angling lines

    BRADFORD & DISTRICT SEA AC: Our trip to Whitby on Sunday has a couple of places still available. Anyone wishing to go should call Dave on 07711-987833 to book. It will be an 8am sail from Whitby. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, February 15 at the

  • Silsden set for return to action

    Silsden are hoping to stage their first home game of 2011 with a visit from fellow Vodkat League Premier Division strugglers Ashton Athletic. The Cobbydalers drew the only match they have played since the turn of the year and manager Chris Reape has

  • Lions aim to exploit extra space on travels

    After vying for the Blue Square Bet North leadership since the start of December, both Guiseley and Alfreton Town lost ground during the week. That does not make the Lions’ trip to Lincolnshire to take on fifth-placed Boston United on Saturday a minor

  • Sports prepare for cup contest

    Albion Sports hope to finally play their much-delayed West Riding County FA Challenge Cup fixture against Bardsey on Saturday. The third-round tie was originally scheduled for December 4 but fell repeated victim to the bad weather. A home victory for

  • A sound record at Bradford panto

    Phil Cluskey could probably recite every line of the Alhambra pantomime in his sleep. As a sound operator at the Bradford theatre, he watches every performance of the panto from the sound desk at the back of the stalls – and he has seen every single

  • Thursday, January 20, 2011

    25 years ago: It was warned that young motorcyclists in Bradford could be left with no training courses after the County Council was wound up in March. 50 years ago: Bingley Urban Council’s decision to apply to the Ministry of Housing and Local

  • Race for Life is growing strong

    Race for Life will be bigger than ever in the Bradford district this year with two new races added to the list of events. At Race for Life, women of all ages and levels of fitness join together to walk, jog or run 5k to raise money for Cancer Research

  • Weapons that glorify violence

    Bradford, more than anywhere, knows the true cost of human suffering weapons like crossbows can inflict. So it is no surprise that a shop stocking replicas of the potentially lethal weapon, along with Samurai swords and knives, has found itself

  • Can a price hike hit booze appeal?

    Cheap and readily-available alcohol has long been blamed for contributing to binge drinking, so it’s no wonder the Government is looking at hitting the public where it hurts – in the pocket. Under plans to ban the sale of alcohol below cost price, it

  • Hospital bans 'sex scenes' TV channel

    Hospital bosses have slashed the number of television channels which can be viewed by patients in a waiting room, following a complaint about an unsuitable programme. Only Sky News and BBC 6 music channel are now being broadcast at Airedale General Hospital

  • Crossbow removed from Bradford shop display

    An under-fire shopkeeper agreed to remove a “deeply offensive” imitation crossbow from the window display of his city centre store following intense pressure from campaigners. Prominent members of Bradford’s Christian community, the city’s

  • Ilkley visitor centre plan is up for debate

    Plans to build a cafe and visitor centre near a well-known beauty spot are expected to go before Bradford Council planners next month. It had been hoped that the plan, for a site near the Cow and Calf Rocks at Ilkley, would go before the Council’s Keighley

  • Junior soccer team sponsored for new kit

    A young Bradford football team is taking great pride in its new kit. The under-13s squad at Manningham All-Stars have been sponsored by Bradford firm 24/7 Scaffolding. Khalil Hussain, who helps the team train at Manningham Sports Centre, said: “It’

  • Museum visitors to get animated

    Visitors to the National Media Museum will have chance to create their own Lego stop-motion films, produce animations using a Nintendo DSi and play Animation Bingo during a week of activities planned for the half-term break. A range of free activities

  • Traders’ joy at U-turn on roads in Little Germany

    Traders in Little Germany, Bradford, have welcomed a report which recommends the reversal of controversial road changes in the area. It comes after Bradford Council faced opposition from business owners to their trial of a one-way system in

  • Have your say on £28m Bradford health plan

    The public is to be asked to join with staff, patients and governors of Bradford’s hospital trust to decide which services will be housed in a new £28 million ward block. Directors of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust agreed

  • Menston housing plans go public

    Plans for a development of up to 135 new houses have been validated by Bradford Council. Taylor Wimpey submitted the application for outline planning permission for the development on Bingley Road, Menston, in December and the plans will now go out to

  • Sutton pavement is made narrower

    Work is being carried out to reduce the width of pavements near a school. Sutton-in-Craven Parish Council had received complaints from residents upset that the new pavements on Holme Lane, near South Craven School, were not built to specification when

  • Wizard celebration at Lady Lane Park School, Bingley

    A school was full of lions and tin men when children embraced a Wizard of Oz theme day. Pupils at Lady Lane Park School, Bingley, celebrated its 23rd anniversary by performing the production with M&M Productions. Candles were blown out on a birthday

  • Pair in for a backlash

    SIR – Do Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg appreciate the pampered existence that they were born into? They have proved that neither of them has any conscience, nor do they care that the cuts they are making go far beyond what is needed. Both have shown themselves

  • Reassurance needed

    SIR – The confidence or rather lack of it in UK politics and politicians alike is being further undermined by the latest constitutional crisis about the latest MP to be convicted over expenses. Most ordinary people believe there should be no question

  • Boxing clever for busines awards

    Creative education provider Junior Jam has 40 employees and has long-running contracts with schools, local education authorities and youth services across West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. It has entered into the Small Business

  • What’s it all costing?

    SIR – Your report (T&A, January 13) is fulsome in its praise of the achievements of Jane Glaister (pictured) in benefitting Bradford, for which she was paid between £107,000 and £117,000 a year. However, you have omitted to tell us what compensation

  • Sun has warmed up

    SIR – Noel Shaw (Letters, January 13) is right to state that climate is primarily caused by the sun and that carbon trading is an opportunity for the market to make money rather than reduce the level of CO2. However, the sun doesn’t wax and wane – it

  • Age-change reasons

    SIR – I read with interest the item, ‘Campaigners hail retirement age ban’ (T&A, January 14) and the reasons to support this change. To pick out two of these reasons, we have: 1 – “Older workers can play an incredibly important role in the workplace.

  • Just let us enjoy our lives, cigs or no cigs

    SIR – Re Arthur Normington (Letters, January 17) on the smoking ban in pubs. Arthur is quite obviously not a user of pubs. Unfortunately, neither are most other non-smoking anti-fun people. I, on the other hand, use my local at least five nights a week

  • Officers visit site over Shipley plan row

    Bradford Council is considering legal action against a developer who knocked down a garage against agreed planning conditions. A demolition company moved on to a site between Alton Grove, Norwood Avenue and Wharncliffe Road, Shipley, and demolished the

  • Arncliffe GP ‘beached car on drystone wall’

    A family doctor impaled her car on a drystone wall then took a drink of vodka, a court heard. Jane Hornsey, a GP in Keighley, later gave a breath test which revealed she was almost three times the drink-driving limit. The 53-year-old

  • Bradford debt counsellors set for a busy time

    Men are more less likely than women to ask for help with spiralling personal debts, Bradford’s debt counselling charity has revealed. And, according to Christians Against Poverty (CAP), in the vast majority of cases it is women who have to take the first

  • Thursday, January 20, 2011

    The following have been dealt with by Bradford Magistrates: Barry John Artuchiewicz, aged 27, of Raeburn Drive, Buttershaw; theft, original offence of theft re-sentenced, 12 months’ community order, 200 hours’ unpaid work, £75 compensation; commission

  • Pantomime is a high-flying treat

    Airport bosses have played the ‘good fairy’ for producers of a local pantomime by donating children’s goodies to be given away during performances this week. Leeds-Bradford International Airport provided the giveaways for children attending Snow White

  • Progress on retail mall vital say Bradford property chiefs

    Keeping tabs on developer Westfield to try and ensure progress on the mothballed £320m Broadway shopping centre will be a priority for Bradford property chiefs over the next two years. Paul Mackie, new chairman of the Bradford Property Forum, said trying

  • Dream comes true for Keighley couple

    Joiner Mick Bower and his partner Stacey Cutts have fulfilled their dream of running a business after opening their shop selling hand-made furniture. The couple, from Keighley, have opened for business – four days a week to start with – after getting

  • Bradford jobless figure rises

    Dole queues across Bradford have increased – bucking the national trend. And the percentage of people claiming out-of-work benefits remains higher than other parts of West Yorkshire. Official monthly figures released by the Office of

  • VIDEO: Man's body discovered in Bingley

    Police were called to an embankment in Bingley this morning after the body of a man was discovered. Officers were called to a location near the junction of Crosley Wood Road and Kingsway, in Bingley, at about 7.30am following the discovery

  • TRAILER: What’s the story..?

    MORNING GLORY (12A, 107 mins)**** Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson, Ty Burrell, Patti D’Arbanville, Matt Molloy Laden with polished one-liners, Morning Glory is a frothy comedy based around a

  • Dive into a dark tale

    BLACK SWAN (15, 108 mins)**** Starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder Natalie Portman collected a Golden Globe award as Best Actress on Sunday for her tour-de-force portrayal of an emotionally-fragile ballerina

  • Couriers ‘lured to Lidget Green attack by gang’

    Two couriers were beaten, stripped and bound by armed robbers who lured them to an empty Bradford house and stole cash and their parcel van, a Court heard. The Polish men were delivering and collecting packages across the country when they

  • Odd coupling of love and laughs

    THE DILEMMA (12A, 111 mins)*** Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah This curious amalgam of heart-tugging drama and buddy comedy lurches from class to crass. Every time director Ron Howard

  • Variety is the spice of new season

    Formidable flamenco-jazz guitar virtuoso Eduardo Niebla, a world-renowned swing band, a spoof world-music act and a dark new production set in Victorian Yorkshire are all part of the new season at Otley Courthouse. Eduardo kicks off his tour showcasing

  • Brother speaks of distress at deaths of Bradford family

    A teenager has told a murder trial jury of his distress when he learned his older brother had caused a Bradford house fire in which two young children were killed. Arshed Mahmood, 18, said he was very upset by the deaths of Alina Shah, ten,

  • Work experience scheme being piloted in Bradford

    A new initiative to provide this year’s school-leavers the chance of work experience in the construction industry is being piloted across Bradford. The initiative by CITB-ConstructionSkills offers youngsters the opportunity to enrol on a two to four-week

  • Body found in house 'wrapped in plastic bags'

    The body of a young woman was found wrapped in plastic bags and hidden under a bed at a Bradford bedsit, it has emerged. The grim discovery was made by police called to the property in Hallfield Road, Manningham, after a man was found hanged

  • A right royal response for Megan Slater

    Schoolgirl Megan Isabella Slater was not really expecting a reply to her letter to the future King of England. But when an envelope with the royal crest on it arrived, her family was in no doubt where it had come from. Her grandmother, Deanna Middleton

  • Nine held in raids after shooting in Keighley street

    Police arrested nine people and seized drugs in dramatic early morning raids following a shooting incident in the district. Homes and businesses across Keighley were raided by officers, led by the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET) yesterday

  • Bantams boss Taylor ready to 'take a chance' on Flynn

    Michael Flynn is poised to enter City’s stuttering League Two campaign against Burton on Saturday. The midfield talisman has played just half an hour of football all season. But Peter Taylor hopes his presence in the squad can provide a timely boost

  • Body found in hunt for missing Bradford student

    A body discovered in the River Wharfe has been confirmed as that of missing Bradford College student Steven Johnson. The 22-year-old was reported missing by his family on Sunday after he failed to return from a Saturday night out with a friend in Wetherby

  • Fieldhouse wraps up Eagles revenge

    ECCLESHILL UNITED exacted swift revenge on Kool Sport NCE League Division One rivals Bottesford Town with a 3-1 home win. It was the perfect response as, after losing away to their Scunthorpe opponents last Wednesday, the Eagles won by the same score