• Yorkshire suffer dramatic two-run defeat

    Yorkshire’s hopes of making a major impression on this summer’s FLt20 competition suffered an opening-night setback after they were unable to chase down a modest total and slumped to a final-over defeat to Durham Dynamos. Chasing an under-par 142-6,

  • Burdocks have the golden touch

    Silsden’s Natasha Burdock and Liam Burdock won gold for Quest Taekwondo in the Sheffield Open at Ponds Forge. Liam also won a silver, along with Zak Spencer (Baildon), Hannah Mayes (Wibsey), Jake Barnett (Baildon) and Rebecca Weir (Baildon). Bronze

  • Politicians in row over jobs creation

    A war of words has broken out between Bradford West MP George Galloway and the leader of Bradford Council David Green. Mr Galloway has accused Councillor Green of “keeping calm and carrying on” while a national emergency is engulfing the city, and declared

  • Soames looking forward to reunion

    The JCT600 Bradford League’s only two unbeaten teams are set to meet in tomorrow’s Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup quarter-finals. League champions WOODLANDS take on Division Two leaders YEADON at Albert Terrace and one man who is looking forward

  • Cowen on Olympic mission for Rio

    Jenny Cowen insists that missing out on the Olympics in London will only give her more determination to make it next time round. The 21-year-old diver from Cross Roads, near Keighley, was an outside bet for inclusion in this summer’s showpiece

  • Broken arm is a cruel blow to 'Sibbeesh'

    Well, 54-0 is certainly an embarrassment! We took to the field last Friday confident of getting the win, but we caught Saints red hot and they simply blew us away. We have several ready-made excuses with injuries and off-field distractions

  • Yeadon C off to a flier

    Yeadon C finished runners-up in Division One of last season’s Bradford Summer League but have made a great start as they look to go one better this time. Three victories to date see Yeadon setting the pace, with their latest coming at Embassy A. Mann

  • Farsley AFC seeking new press officer

    Farsley have an interim press officer after James Grayson called time on his four-year spell at the club due to increased work commitments. Grayson recently finished his degree in sports journalism at Huddersfield University and his career in the industry

  • Drugs factory found in disused railway tunnel

    More than 500 cannabis plants have been found in a disused railway tunnel near Clayton. The discovery close to Baldwin Lane was made today by a Network Rail worker carrying out a routine inspection. Police confirmed they got a call reporting the cannabis

  • Armitstead has Classic ambition

    While Olympic hopeful Lizzie Armitstead prepares for the biggest challenges of her cycling career, her brother Nick is quietly getting ready for the race he would most like to win. The 26-year-old plumber, who rides with the Otley-based Dirtwheels

  • Storming display by 'Whirlwind'

    They say it’s an ill wind that blows no good – but the ‘Whirlwind’ that blew into Bingley night did nothing but good. Six-time World Snooker Championship runner-up Jimmy White played Keighley pool ace Chris Melling in a five-frame exhibition at the newly-refurbished

  • Holt still has Olympic target in sights

    Sarah Holt admits she is frustrated that she has not thrown further this year but, with one major championship outing effectively booked, she remains determined to seal a second. Holt threw right on the hammer qualifying standard for the upcoming European

  • Lund hits peak form in Sheffield

    James Lund impressed as he retained his ASA north-east regional 100 and 200 metres breaststroke titles for the second year running. The 12-year-old City of Bradford swimmer recorded times of 1min 23.71sec and 2:58.74 respectively in his signature events

  • Silver service at Thackley

    Thackley's trophy cabinet at Dennyfield is well stocked after a good season, so the club will have to step up to the mark to defend their cups in the coming season. The first team lifted the Baris Northern Counties East League Cup in May, after a 3-1

  • Sponsor for Ilkley tournament

    Law firm Clarion have become a key sponsor for the JM Glendinning Group International Tournament at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club from July 8-14. On finals day, from 9-11am, under-11s can take part in the club’s Search For A Star event to unearth

  • Guiseley seeking three more pre-season friendlies

    Guiseley have four confirmed friendly fixtures but manager Steve Kittrick is hoping to add another three warm-up games. They get their first taste of pre-season action with a trip to Nostell MW on Saturday, July 14. A week later (July 21) they host

  • Join Hearts fans in Bradford

    Heart of Midlothian fans in Bradford are being invited to join the York Hearts Supporters Club. The group, who have about 40 members, are looking to expand their membership to include West Yorkshire as well as York and the surrounding area. The group

  • Singh wins magistrates golf prize

    Rachim Singh is celebrating after winning the Bradford Magistrates Golf Day. Singh, of the Petherbridge Bassra company, headed 24 magistrates and solicitors who took part in the event at Northcliffe near Shipley. The evening prize presentation was attended

  • Wibsey Warriors awards winners

    Ryan Smith and Andy Carman retained the player of the year prizes for the first and ‘A’ teams at Wibsey Warriors’ annual awards evening. Michael Kite and Jimmy Rodger picked up the players’ player awards, with Rodger also named young player

  • Size matters for Chris Nolan's Batman in trilogy finale

    Tickets are now on sale for The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience, which opens at the National Media Museum and around the world on Friday, July 20, at 5am. The early morning screening is intended to coincide with the midnight opening in New

  • Hendrix hope for injured teacher in coma

    A Keighley teacher who was left in a coma following an unprovoked attack in Thailand made a breakthrough after lifting his arm in response to a Jimi Hendrix song. But keen guitarist Adam Pickles, 40, has now been put back on a ventilator and is showing

  • Alan Price’s Animal instinct to keep making music

    He’s been rocking for nearly half a century, but Alan Price insists he has no intention of stopping just yet. And the singer songwriter from the North-east will remind everyone of the highlights of his career and a taste of what is still to come when

  • MP in plea over Otley man's Greek jail plight

    An MP has called on the Foreign Secretary to make an urgent statement on the plight of an Otley man languishing in a Greek prison. And last night, Greg Mulholland said he wanted a debate in Parliament about the treatment of Fran Prenga, 34, and other

  • Kiki Dee-lighted to be back

    Bradford singer Kiki Dee was back in the district yesterday to help launch a book about the music scene here in the 1950s and 60s. When Bradford Rocked, by Derek AJ Lister, chronicles Bradford groups from the period 1954 to 1966, and creates a flavour

  • School’s delight at Ofsted findings

    Children and staff at a primary school are celebrating an Ofsted report which praises its “inspirational leadership” and outstanding pupil behaviour. The inspectors single out Haworth Primary School for its “exceptional” curriculum, and say the school

  • Scheme may be a life-saver

    NHS workers were at Princeville Children’s Centre, Willowfield Street, Bradford, talking to families about diabetes this week. It was part of a week of special diabetes events being run across the district, in areas where prevalence of type

  • Great music in the Aire with castle event

    This year’s Aire Do festival will once again take place in Cliffe Castle Park and Gardens in Keighley. The seventh annual event, taking place over July 28 and 29, features a range of local acts including Skeletal Family, Foxes Faux, Halcyon Days, Keep

  • Robbery sparks an appeal for witnesses

    Police yesterday appealed for witnesses to a Bradford robbery. Officers are seeking information about an attack on a 45-year-old man on the Pitty Beck Wetlands, off Bell Dean Road, in Lower Grange. The man was assaulted by two men at about 5.30pm on

  • Pension changes cause major impact for Bradford people

    Changes to the state pension age could have differing implications for healthy retirement prospects, depending on whether they live in the more deprived or more affluent parts of England. A report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a clear

  • Friday, June 15, 2012

    25 years ago: A massive blaze gutted the Comet electrical superstore in Keighley, damaging the entire stock of a supermarket next door. 50 years ago: Bradford’s chief medical officer Dr John Douglas urged parents to ensure their children were protected

  • Offer wasn’t so sweet

    SIR – I am writing to you to voice my outrage at Tesco. I visited the Valley Road store in Bradford on June 8 to take advantage of the brilliant offer for half-price Kellogg’s Coco Pops. Tesco is not my usual supermarket, but because Coco Pops are my

  • Race was fantastic

    SIR – Congratulations to all those who completed the Race for Life 5k in Ilkley last weekend. I took more than 700 pictures of the event and posted them on my Facebook page, If you find a picture of yourself, feel free to copy

  • Ambitious jobs plan is welcome

    The ambitious and imaginative Get Bradford Working scheme launched by the Council today is a welcome move to tackle the blight of unemployment in the district. The £7.7m project has been given further impetus by the devastating news yesterday of the

  • No call for charity bags

    SIR – With regard to the letter from J Citmhell (T&A, June 11), I have left out unused charity bags on several occasions for collection and reuse. However, I have given up as they are invariably left behind by the bag collectors. A polite notice in the

  • Greenfield incongruity

    SIR – The T&A on Tuesday, June 12, carried the excellent news that Space Connections will move to the Inspire Business Park at Eccleshill. By any definition, this company is high- tech. What is it doing on a brownfield development partly-funded by the

  • Pleas were ignored

    SIR – Councillor Andrew Thornton, Bradford’s executive member for sport and leisure, stated: “We want more people to take regular exercise, but we recognise that it’s not always easy to fit into a busy day.” (T&A, June 7). So saying, Keighley Leisure

  • Insulting opinion

    SIR – In one short letter (T&A, June 9), Mike Pollard manages to dismiss republican government as eccentric, despite two of the most successful economies on the planet (USA and Germany) being republics, write off the NHS and insult public service

  • Right spot for protest

    SIR – There they were, the anti-monarchy protesters, directly opposite Traitor’s Gate. What an ideal place to protest. Four hundred years ago, they’d have been thrown into the tower. Why were these people not lined up further up river among the flag-waving

  • What is next for county soldiers?

    Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has reportedly confirmed the British Army will be cut from 102,000 soldiers to 82,000. His Whitehall department, however, won’t be drawn on the suggestion by Tory MP Patrick Mercer that the 3rd battalion of the Yorkshire

  • ‘Nail’ crucifixion sculptor dies at 80

    A Bingley sculptor who once used 200 nails torn from an old Bradford mill to depict the crucifixion of Christ, has died aged 80. The artwork was part of an alternative Easter exhibition created by Graham Carey using reclaimed and recycled materials to

  • Bradford gets ready to stage first science festival

    Details have been released of the first Bradford Science Festival, which is to be held in the city this autumn. Space Connections, organisers of the event, have announced it will take place from Wednesday, October 17, and finish the following Sunday,

  • Bradford RSPCA in crisis due to rise in abandoned cats

    Staff at Bradford’s RSPCA Centre say they have reached crisis point after being inundated with unwanted cats and kittens. The Mount Street animal home now has 28 kittens and more than 130 cats desperately needing new homes. Cattery supervisor Claire

  • ‘Nail’ crucifixion sculptor dies at 80

    A Bingley sculptor who once used 200 nails torn from an old Bradford mill to depict the crucifixion of Christ, has died aged 80. The artwork was part of an alternative Easter exhibition created by Graham Carey using reclaimed and recycled materials to

  • New hydro schemes are threat to wildlife

    SIR – While any renewable energy production, however small, is welcome, the report on Hirst weir estimates an average output of 41kw over 12 months sufficient for about 17 homes, not 100 as has been suggested. This is developing technology, but the report

  • Halle Orchestra joins Sir Tim Rice for outdoor event

    The Halle Orchestra is to perform an open-air concert in the Yorkshire Dales. The orchestra will be joined by Sir Tim Rice, international baritone Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Fox and Barry Banks at the concert at Giggleswick, North Yorkshire, on Saturday

  • Claire Sweeney loves feisty Rita role

    ita is a feisty Liverpudlian hairdresser intent on self-improvement. Frank is a jaded university professor who has hit the bottle. Both are disillusioned with life, and both are about to embark on a journey of discovery Willy Russell’s Educating Rita

  • Tejai is moonwalking in Michael Jackson’s footsteps

    Three years ago, Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 only weeks before he was due to appear in the UK for a series of concerts at London’s O2 Arena. But tomorrow, St George’s Hall is putting on a tribute show, all the way from the USA. Forever Michael

  • Tom Cruise is on song in riot of rock classics

    ROCK OF AGES (12A, 123 mins) **** Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Mary J Blige. Director: Adam Shankman. Bow down to the gods of rock

  • Seeing is believing as taut thriller’s sly plot unravels

    RED LIGHTS(15, 113 mins) *** Starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones, Joely Richardson, Craig Roberts, Leonardo Sbaraglia. Director: Rodrigo Cortes. This intriguing thriller follows paranormal investigators

  • Twice the fun for Akshay

    ROWDY RATHORE (15, 143 mins) Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nasser. Director: Prabhu Dev South Indian actor Prabhu Dev is best-known for his vivacious dancing and larger-than-life histrionics on the silver screen throughout the 1980s and 1990s

  • Driver hurt after car hits Odsal factory

    A woman had to be taken to hospital after her car left the road and collided with the wall of a factory. Odsal firefighters were called to the Astonish factory unit in Staithgate Lane, near the M606 in Odsal, just before midnight on Wednesday following

  • Triumph against the odds is pulse-racing

    FAST GIRLS (12A, 90 mins)**** Starring Lenora Crichlow, Lily James, Lorraine Burroughs, Rupert Graves, Lashana Lynch, Emma Fielding, Phil Davis, Bradley James, Noel Clarke, Tiana Benjamin, Dominique Tipper, Hannah Frankson. Director: Regan Hall. Audiences

  • Bradford Players perfomance was streets ahead

    42nd Street Little Germany Theatre As the curtain rose on a dozen pairs of feet tapping in perfect unison, it would be fair to say that a few people shifted a little further forward in their seats to get a closer look. The Bradford Players chorus

  • Why I have my eye on the sky...

    And so it begins. As the number of weeks until the time when we decide to load up the car and head off to somewhere near the seaside for a camping holiday clicks into single figures, I begin to fret about the weather. Not without due reason, obviously

  • Bradford Bulls teenager Bateman on senior England radar

    John Bateman leads his country out tonight with a ringing endorsement from England boss Steve McNamara – and a potential World Cup spot within his grasp. The Bulls back-rower will captain England’s Academy against France at Odsal and head

  • Saunders tempts Syers to quit Bradford City

    David Syers has revealed that the ambition of former City striker Dean Saunders persuaded him to quit Valley Parade for League One outfit Doncaster. The Leeds-born midfielder turned down the offer of a new Bantams contract to join Rovers

  • Council and union fight for travel giant centre

    Pressure is to be put on Thomas Cook bosses to try and get the firm to reconsider their shock decision to close the company's Bradford operations centre with the loss of 468 jobs. Bradford Council leader, Coun David Green and Brian Brock from the TSSA

  • Charity’s concern over homes slump

    The number of affordable homes being built in Bradford has slumped, new figures have revealed. Just 115 new starts were made across Bradford between April 2011 and March this year – down from 210 the previous comparable 12 months. The

  • Bradford Council unveils education strategy

    Education chiefs were today unveiling a new strategy to raise educational attainment across the district. The strategy will focus on improving standards in all key areas, with a particular focus on English and maths, by providing targeted support for

  • Man crushed by runaway truck in Keighley

    A vehicle recovery worker was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being crushed against a wall in an accident at a Keighley garage. The 31-year-old man had been about to set off to recover a broken-down vehicle when his truck suddenly

  • Bradford NHS worker in £146,000 deceit

    A former health service assistant finance manager, who wrongly kept more than £146,000 of NHS money in accounts he controlled, has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work in the community for his “dishonest conduct towards a public institution

  • Coffee-table killer is back in court

    A paranoid schizophrenic who bludgeoned his sister-in-law to death with a coffee table because he believed she had put a “curse” on him has pleaded guilty to manslaughter 12 years on. Javid Akhtar, 52, admitting killing his brother’s wife, 47-year-old

  • £7.7m scheme for new jobs by Bradford Council

    Bradford Council has unveiled its plans for a four-pronged £7.7 million programme to Get Bradford Working, creating more than 1,000 jobs, apprenticeships and work placements in a bid to tackle high levels of unemployment in the district.

  • The four-pronged scheme for jobs

    The four-pronged attack outlined Employment Opportunities Fund A £4.5m job creation fund to provide an intermediate labour market with around 350 temporary 12-month jobs created. This would be targeted at 18 to 25-year-olds, people with

  • Papers set to be signed on Odeon site development

    The developer behind plans to redevelop Bradford’s Odeon site is gearing up to begin marketing the scheme to potential tenants as a vital legal agreement is due to be completed within days. John Downes, managing director of Langtree, which intends to

  • Jack Kirton

    KIRTON Jack 3 years today. We often think of bygone days, When we were all together, The family chain is broken now, But memories live forever. From your loving wife Doreen and all the family. xxx

  • Brian Wood

    WOOD Brian Martin Peacefully, in his sleep, aged 60 years. Dearly loved brother of Barry, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin. Funeral service and celebration of Brian’s life will be held at Rawdon Crematorium, on Friday, June 22, at 1.00p.m. Family flowers

  • joyce dawson

    DAWSON Joyce On June 11, 2012, in her 91st year, peacefully at Berwick Grange Care Home and formerly of Baildon. The beloved wife of the late Eric, precious mother of Janet and Pamela and a much loved mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral

  • Robert BASTIEN

    BASTIEN Robert Julie and Melissa would like to thank most sincerely all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind messages of sympathy, cards of condolence and generous donations to Diabetes UK and The Coronary Care Unit, Bradford Royal Infirmary


    HODGSON Philip On June 2, peacefully, in Dewsbury District Hospital, Philip aged 85 years and of East Bierley. Much loved husband of the late Nancy, dear dad of John, father-in-law of Denise, dearly loved grandad of Rebecca and Jonathan and great-grandad

  • Myra Lamb

    LAMB Myra Suddenly, on June 11, Myra aged 76 years of Shipley. The very much loved wife of Arthur, loving mum of Gareth, Sandra, Tony and Cheryl, step mum of Tracy and the late Debra and an adored grandma, great-grandma and sister. Will relatives and

  • Dennis Rushworth

    RUSHWORTH Dennis Peacefully after a long illness on June 8, 2012, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Barbara, much loved dad of Gary, Jayne, Janette and Dave, grandad to Lee and Dawn and great-grandad to Jack, also dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle

  • Graham CAREY

    CAREY Graham On June 9, 2012, suddenly at his home, aged 80 years. The dearly loved father of Hannah, Emily, loving grandad of Mabel. Funeral service will be held at St. Wilfrid's Church, Bingley, at 1.00p.m., on Wednesday, June 20, prior to interment

  • Kenneth Whittingham

    WHITTINGHAM Kenneth On June 10, suddenly at his home in Heaton, aged 88. Dear husband of the late Elsie, loving father of Michael and Anne, father-in-law of William, much loved grandfather of Clare and James and special great-grandfather of Amelia. Funeral

  • irene smith

    SMITH Irene (nee Wroe) June 15, 1924. Forever in our hearts. From all your loving family xxx

  • Kenneth Long

    LONG Kenneth On June 9, 2012, in Manorlands Oxenhope, after a short illness Ken aged 74 years. The dearly loved partner of Sylvia, dear father of Edward, Andrea, Michael, Andrew and Julie, also a loving and much loved gran gran. The funeral service will


    LEE Hazel June 15, 2011. We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. We think of you, Mam, We often speak your name, Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame. Your


    LEE Hazel June 15, 2011. To say how much I miss you Mam, I don't know where to start, Because the day you left me, My world just fell apart. I love and miss you Mam, Always and forever. Love from Peter and Karen. xx Gran, love and miss you. Love,


    LEE Hazel June 15, 2011. Each day we think about you And realise you have gone, We cannot explain the emptiness, That life has now become. They say that time's a healer, But we are not too sure, For every time we think of you Mam, We miss you more and


    LEE Hazel June 15, 2011. This day we shall remember with heartache, tears and regret, It's the day you were taken from us Mam, How could we ever forget. Love from John, Nicky and family. xx

  • Brenda COURTNEY

    COURTNEY Brenda In memory of a loving wife, mum and nanny taken by the angels June 15, 2009. Always in our thoughts and sadly missed by Harry, Sharon, David, Calum and grandchildren. xxx

  • Ida GRANT

    GRANT Ida (formerly Milner) Treasured memories of our dearly loved sister and auntie. To hear your voice, To see you smile, To sit with you and talk a while, would be our dearest wish today. Love you always, forget you never. From Eileen, Mavis

  • Gale Hartley

    HARTLEY Gale Treasured memories of our beloved daughter. Thinking of you, today and every day. Lots of love, Mam, Dad and Carol. xxxxxx

  • ralph turner

    TURNER Ralph On June 10, 2012, peacefully, in hospital, of Buttershaw, aged 88 years. A much loved husband of over 60 years of Janet, dearly loved dad of Ralph, Malcolm, Linda and the late Janice, dear father-in-law, a proud grandad and great-grandad

  • doug fearn

    FEARN Doug Pauline and family would like to thank relatives and friends for their cards of condolence and messages of sympathy received at this sad time. Special thanks to all staff at Critical Care Unit at Hartlepool Hospital and G.P. Dr. Sidhu, thanks


    CHAPMAN Annie On June 13, 2012, peacefully, in hospital, aged 97 years. The beloved wife of the late Allan, a dearly loved aunt and friend to many. Funeral service and cremation at Nab Wood Crematorium on Thursday, June 21, at 12.40p.m. Would friends

  • barry prentice

    PRENTICE Barry Wendy and family wish to sincerely thank all family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence, floral tributes and charitable donations of over £300 received in their sad loss of Barry. To the Rev. Christine

  • Barrie (Badger) Moon

    MOON Barrie (Badger) On June 11, 2012, in the Bradford Royal Infirmary, following a short illness bravely borne, Barrie aged 52 years, of Birkenshaw. The much loved husband of Susan, devoted dad of Jamie and Becki, a loving son of Isobel, a dear brother

  • Rita Thompson

    THOMPSON Rita On June 13, 2012, peacefully, in hospital after a hard battle, Rita, aged 59 years of Great Horton. Dearly loved partner of Stephen and the loving mum of Sharon and Diane. The funeral service will be held at Scholemoor Crematorium, on Wednesday

  • kathleen dryden

    DRYDEN Kathleen Please pray for the repose of the soul of Kathleen, aged 58 years, who died June 9, in hospital. The dearly loved wife of the late Danny, the much loved mum of Tracey and Adele and a loving grandma and a dear sister. May she rest in peace

  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District

    City of Bradford Metropolitan District NOTICE is given that the following applications have been made under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, Planning (Listed Building & Conservation Areas) Act 1990, and related legislation Listed Building Consent