• West Riding County Amateur League win warm-up match

    The West Riding County Amateur League representative team warmed up for their FA Inter-League Cup tie in September with a comfortable 2-0 victory over a Silsden side made up of first-team and under-19s players. Terry Ryan and Jordan Coduri scored goals

  • Ilkley Lido re-opens

    Ilkley Lido re-opened this morning after the popular facility was forced to close on Thursday for repairs to a pump that circulates water. On Thursday, Bradford Council said the closure was down to “essential maintenance.” When quizzed further

  • Bradford hospitals see warm weather illness surge

    Bradford sun-worshippers are being warned that just two bouts of severe sunburn could be enough to double their chances of getting skin cancer. The warning has come from one of UK’s leading skin cancer experts Professor Andrew Wright. His referral

  • Bradford Bulls v Hull FC - live blog

    9:32pm Great 40-20 kick from Luke Gale gives the Bulls great chance to build pressure on Hull's line... 9:23pm Hull are turning the screw on Bradford here, forcing another goal-line

  • Ruthless Yorkshire clean up in three days

    Jason Gillespie hailed a “ruthless” performance as Yorkshire returned to the top of the LV= County Championship table with a fifth win of the season inside three days against Derbyshire at Chesterfield. The White Rose county’s first-team coach

  • East Bierley weapons collector denies gun charges

    A historic weapons enthusiast told a jury he believed a walking cane firearm he is accused of owning illegally dated from “the Sherlock Holmes era.” Richard Bamford said he did not think the ‘flimsy’ weapon was in working order and he had never

  • Second arrest over Holme Wood shooting

    A second suspect was arrested today in connection with a man being shot in the face in Bradford. The 29-year-old man, who is from Bradford, has been bailed while investigations continue into the shooting, which happened outside Holmewood Social

  • Otley footpath row moves up the disputes list

    A long-running row over a blocked footpath has crawled up Leeds City Council’s ‘disputes’ waiting list – to number 26. It has now been more than six years since scores of residents submitted evidence to support Piggy Lane being adopted. They

  • Farsley kick off season at Clitheroe

    The new season will feel closer for Farsley following the release of the Evo-Stik League’s fixture-list during the week. Four weeks today, on August 17, Farsley will make the short journey over the Pennine ridge to take on Clitheroe. The Division

  • Man spared jail after attempted burglary

    A Bradford man whose co-accused was jailed for four years for attempted burglary has been spared an immediate jail sentence for the offence. Judge David Hatton QC told Damian Kennedy: “You have taken giant leaps to turn your life around, with very

  • Street star Debbie has a tale or two to tell

    Former Coronation Street actress Debbie McAndrew – Angie Freeman – has been making a new name for herself as a playwright, whose works have been performed by Halifax’s Northern Broadsides Theatre Company. Last year her version of Gogol’s satirical

  • Bogus caller

    A bogus caller is believed to be operating in an area of Bradford, police have warned. Officers from the Queensbury, Royds and Wibsey neighbourhood policing team said a man claiming to be a BT worker called at a property on Raeburn Drive, Buttershaw

  • Caravan bid turned down

    A caravan storage business will not be allowed to expand its Wilsden premises after council planning officers deemed the plans “inappropriate”. Kurt Kunz had applied for permission to change the use of agricultural land next to Coppice Cottage

  • Ten wickets needed in five sessions for Yorkshire

    Yorkshire have strengthened their grip on their LV= County Championship match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield by bowling the hosts out for 235 during today’s third morning. The hosts, replying to 617-5 declared, resumed this morning on 94-5

  • Summer of entertainment is coming soon

    A series of music, art and film events will take place across various sites in Bradford and Leeds this summer. Called Recon, the festival will feature local bands including Gang of Four, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Hookworms, Cut Hands, Black Pus

  • Schools get set for Knockout contest

    Children at five primary schools in Bradford district will battle it out in an ‘It’s a Knockout’ final at Shipley Pool tomorrow. A total of 120 pupils at St Joseph’s in Keighley, Priestthorpe and Crossflatts in Bingley, and Hill Top in Bradford

  • Children can enjoy fun with pirates

    The centre of Shipley will be breached tomorrow as a crew of swashbuckling pirates descend on Market Square for this year’s Pirate Day celebrations. The Scurvy Shark ship will be docked from 11am to 4pm as masked characters entertain shoppers and

  • Police reveal detail of Wibsey home raids

    A house was burgled in the early hours of the morning while the owners sat outside with the back door open, said police. Crime statistics for Wibsey revealed the burglary on Raymond Drive was one of four in the area between July 10 and Wednesday

  • Look behind the scenes at the Northern Ballet

    Northern Ballet is offering audiences the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ by going behind the scenes to a rehearsal. The event takes place at the company’s headquarters at Quarry Hill, Leeds, on Wednesday, August 14, from from 5.40pm to 6.30pm

  • Haworth steampunk festival planned

    The dates for a planned two-day festival in Haworth celebrating the increasingly popular Steampunk movement have now been confirmed. The event should take place on November 23 and 24 – the weekend after the village’s Victorian Christmas Market.

  • Children's movies pass screen test at National Media Museum

    Films made by Bradford children have been screened at the National Media Museum. Youngsters have been taking their seats at the 2013 Co-operative Film Festival this week to watch their short films being shown on the big screen. More than 150

  • Man due in court over Cross Hills robbery

    A 23-year-old man, charged with robbing a woman in her home in Cross Hills, is due to appear at Bradford Crown Court next Friday, July 26. Frederick Michael Smith, of Greenroyd Mill, Sutton-in-Craven, near Keighley, is also charged with a burglary

  • Vulnerable affected by mental health contract change

    Mentally ill people had to leave their homes after changes to a health contract, it has been revealed. Vulnerable adults experiencing mental illness are given housing support, either in specialist accommodation or in their own homes. The firms

  • Free safety checks on infant car seats

    Free safety checks were carried out on child car seats at a Spen Valley supermarket as part of a major safety awareness operation. Nearly half the child car seats checked in the Kirklees Council safety session were incorrectly fitted. The checks

  • Hair-erasing fundraising for Keighley couple

    Keighley couple Sue and Pete Finnie raised around £1,200 by having their heads shaved to help young people living with a rare condition. The pair, of Utley, wanted to pay tribute to Keighley teenager Amy Knowles whose complex disorder means the

  • Great Horton pub to become opticians

    Planning permission has been granted for a Bradford pub to be turned into an opticians. Council planners believe the change of use of The Royal Hotel, at 738 Great Horton Road, would not harm ‘visual and residential amenity or highway safety’ in

  • Shakespeare plans for Bradford Cathedral

    Bradford-based ACT (Actors Community Theatre) is bringing Shakespeare to Bradford Cathedral. Rather aptly, the production, which celebrates ACT’s tenth anniversary, is A Midsummer NIght’s Dream. Intertwining plot lines weave the impending marriage

  • Evening with Simon Shorten raises cash for Manorlands

    Keighley Playhouse raised £587 for the Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice from An Evening With Simon Shorten. “It was a fantastic occasion,” said organiser Kathryn Tonks. “Simon arrived direct from the West End in London where he was rehearsing for his

  • Plans made already for next year's Keighley Festival

    Next year's Keighley Festival programme is already filling up only days after the end of this year's nine-day jamboree. Hosts of four flagship attractions -- some held for the first time this year -- have already agreed to provide full-day activities

  • Bradley pupils stage A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Enthused by a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest at St George’s Hall in Bradford, youngsters at a primary school decided they would have a go at The Bard themselves. The result was A Midsummer Night’s Dream, staged by children in years five

  • Home of Distinction: Charming cottage in a beautiful spot

    Brackendale, Thackley, BD10 0SJ £225,000 Dacre, Son & Hartley, Saltaire (01274) 581794   Margaret and Terry Pollard started married life in 1966 opposite the cottage they were eventually to buy 11 years ago – a property which although

  • Victim support

    An MP has welcomed moves to tackle domestic violence against women and girls. Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew asked the Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, Theresa May, what steps she was taking to reduce domestic violence. He welcomed

  • Thieves target charity event in Keighley

    Thieves have stolen a generator that was going to be used at a fundraising concert for a cancer hospice today. Two men in a green Passat stole the 3 1/2 KVA generator from Highcliffe Farm, Lees Moor, near Keighley, at around noon yesterday.

  • Crime update for Royds Ward

    Police have released a weekly crime update for the Royds ward in Bradford. There has been one house burglary, one other burglary and a robbery when a ten-year-old boy had his BMX bike stolen by a 13-year-old boy who has been named. One burglary

  • Stay alert and tot up the points

    When I was a child I used to be given small volumes in the Observer’s Book Of... series, which were designed to pass the long hours in a car journey or sitting on a beach in the rain, spotting things like coastal birds or plants. Some of these books

  • Pub crawl humour just goes round in circles

    THE WORLD’S END (15, 109 mins) *** Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike. Director: Edgar Wright The apocalypse is nigh in The World’s End, the concluding chapter of director Edgar Wright

  • The sky’s the limit for youngsters

    A school’s high-fliers got a memorable end-of-term treat, courtesy of the Royal Air Force. A four-person RAF team landed a Sea King search and rescue helicopter in the grounds of Green Lane Primary School, Bradford, yesterday. The whole school

  • Georgie Henley marks 18th birthday with film role

    Ilkley actress Georgie Henley has just celebrated her 18th birthday – and is gearing up for the launch of her new movie. Georgie (second left) shot to fame in the big-screen adaptations of CS Lewis’ classic children’s books about the magical world

  • West Yorkshire Police happy as crime declines

    Crime is down in West Yorkshire for the ninth year in a row, according to Office for National Statistics figures. The annual Crime Survey revealed yesterday that overall crime in West Yorkshire fell ten per cent in the year to March, 2013, compared

  • Edna nominated for Community Stars award

    A “truly inspirational” pensioner has bounced back from her health problems and now motivates others. Edna O'Hara, 75, from Broadway, Bingley, has been nominated for one of the Telegraph & Argus Community Stars awards. When she was diagnosed

  • Bradford Bulls: O'Brien tipped to be 'huge star of future'

    Dewsbury head coach Glenn Morrison is predicting big things for highly-rated Bulls prospect Adam O’Brien. With dual captains Heath L’Estrange and Matt Diskin currently hogging hooking duties, O’Brien has featured in only five games off the bench

  • Sporty offer for summer activities

    Football and archery are some of the activities on offer from Guiseley AFC’s Community Foundation over the summer. The activities, which all take place between July 29 and August 23, will include under 11s football sessions every Tuesday and Thursday

  • Diocese’s demise

    SIR – Our Bishop says: “It has come as no surprise that the Diocese of Bradford has been praised in the Respublica Report,” yet voted for its demise himself. Iain Morris, Caroline Street, Saltaire

  • Baby talk mystery

    SIR – In David Rhodes’s pro-monarchy rant (Letters, July 15), he says I am on a hiding to nothing when I suggest nobody yet knows if Kate Middleton’s baby will be suited to be head of state. His tone is abrupt. He suggests an advocate of equality

  • Enough is enough

    SIR – How much longer is the UK going to put up with a bunch of Europeans telling us what we can and cannot do? They have now ruled that whole life jail terms without the possibility of review amount to a breach of human rights, which means that

  • Countryside at risk

    SIR – The countryside is increasingly at risk from inappropriate development caused by inadequate planning policies, a weakening of local democracy and a focus on short-term economic growth regardless of the environmental consequences. The Government

  • Chance to remember

    SIR – I am writing to say thank-you to Bradford Council which, on July 9, accepted the suggestion (Letters, June 27) that Eccleshill War Memorial be lit up on August 4, 2014, for one month to commemorate the start of the First World War. It will

  • Putting record straight

    SIR – Ian Lyons, of Baildon Lib-Dems, is trying to mislead people by claiming Conservative councillors “dismissed” a petition calling for action at the Green Lane/Otley Road junction. I am chairman of the Shipley Area Committee and this matter was

  • City deserves better

    Sir – I am disappointed to report that the Conservative-led Shipley Area Committee has dismissed the concerns of 1.001 residents demanding a safer junction at Baildon Bridge, as a ‘political stunt’. Both Conservative and Labour councillors openly

  • Stopping cutting service is OK by me

    SIR – I for one will not be sorry when the Council’s grass cutters cease to mow the verges where I live. I am now in my mid-eighties and for the past 27 years have mown my own and my neighbours’ verge at the front of my property, and also the long

  • Project to examine the experience of South Asians in Bradford

    Today’s younger generation of South Asian families in Bradford have experienced a very different life to the one that awaited their forefathers settling here more than half a century ago. Back then there was none of the infrastructure that Asian

  • Vigilance is still needed on roads

    While 15 people killed on Bradford’s roads last year is 15 too many, efforts to improve safety do appear to have borne some fruit. That represents a fall of almost half the number of deaths from the total of five years ago. At the same time

  • Tinchy Stryder added to Bingley Music Live bill

    Tinchy Stryder is one of the names to complete the Bingley Music Live festival line-up announced today. He will join Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, who are being hailed as this summer’s must-see festival act, and Primal Scream, hot on the heels of

  • Bradford walker hot foots it for Ilkley grandson

    A Bradford grandad is off on foot once again to raise funds for a charity that is fighting the condition that threatened his grandson’s life. The 53-year-old community worker from Thorpe Edge, who changed his name to Muppet, sets off on Sunday

  • Barkerend man jailed after hammer-wielding gang raided home

    A 22-year-old man has been jailed for three years for bursting into a terrified family’s home at night, smashing the windows and damaging cars. A jury yesterday found Forhad Ahmed guilty of burglary with intent to do unlawful damage at a house

  • Four chickens stolen in Roberttown

    Four chickens have been stolen in the Spen Valley. Police in Roberttown are appealing for information following the theft of the chickens. It happened overnight from Monday to Tuesday of this week. They were taken from a coop off Roberttown Lane. Two

  • Eccleshill village fair planned for weekend

    Eccleshill residents are invited to get together for the third village fair tomorrow from 11am until 5pm The fair is by Eccleshill Village Steering Group with support from Bradford Council’s Neighbourhood and Parks & Landscapes Services. It

  • I had Hull of a time but Bulls are made for me

    Jamie Foster column: It’s Hull FC tonight and a reunion with the club where I enjoyed a successful loan spell in the second half of last season. I was very grateful for how I was treated there because the Hull fans took to me like one of their

  • Shooting suspect is questioned

    Detectives continued to quiz a suspect last night about a street shooting in Bradford, as the victim underwent further surgery. A 27-year-old man, named locally as Eugene Nelson, suffered serious injuries to his face and shoulder after being peppered

  • Noisy neighbour breached order

    A music fan gave his neighbour no peace by blasting out high volume sounds on the morning of his birthday, Bradford Magistrates heard yesterday. Ex-soldier Shaun Innes was found guilty of twice breaching a noise abatement order when he lived in

  • New Airedale Hospital maternity centre is opened

    Mums can look forward to giving birth in purpose-built facilities now that a new maternity unit is up and running at Airedale Hospital. The Airedale Birthing Centre was officially opened by TV weather forecaster and mum-to-be Lisa Gallagher and

  • City Park 'has put Bradford back on the map'

    The mirror pool at City Park, Bradford, is among the places to be to cool off as the summer heatwave continues. The multi-award-winning city centre attraction, built at a cost of £24.5 million, is also proving its financial worth – bringing in

  • Ilkley cancer research collection raises £344

    The Ilkley branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research held a collection at Tesco in the town and raised £344.70. Jane Cooper, of the charity said: “We would like to thank all those who supported our charity.”

  • Yorkshire celebration at Oakwell Hall

    God’s own county will be celebrated in a Yorkshire-themed event. The Deputy Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Ken Smith, will officially open the Yorkshire Day celebrations which run from 11am until 4pm at Oakwell Hall museum and country park in Nutter Lane

  • Court File

    The following have been dealt with by Bradford and Keighley magistrates: Peter William Varey, aged 40, of Rhine Street, East Bowling; possession of article for use in the course of, or in connection with, theft, criminal damage, community order

  • Numerous blazes across the district keep fire crews busy

    Bradford firefighters were kept busy with numerous fires across the district in the last few hours including a major house blaze in Undercliffe. At 2.50am today four crews were called to the house fire in Northallerton Road  with persons reported

  • Bradford City: Doyle fit and firing from start this year

    The days of Nathan Doyle playing catch-up are behind him. As City swelter through their week’s boot camp in Ireland, the midfielder is in the midst of the perspiring pack. It may be hard work – but nothing compared to what he faced when he

  • Airedale Hospital plans for new A&E unveiled

    The public have been given their first look at plan for a multi-million pound A&E unit at Airedale Hospital which will almost double it in size. First announced in May, Bradford Council has now received a planning application for the demolition

  • Lib Dem MP David Ward angry at being suspended

    David Ward has again insisted he has done nothing wrong – hours after being suspended by Nick Clegg for his latest explosive comments about Israel. The Bradford East MP came out fighting after the Liberal Democrat leadership dramatically withdrew

  • Bierley primary school pupil Molly is one in a million

    A schoolgirl showed she was one in a million when she chose to treat her friends to a special day out. Molly McLoughlin, five, was the millionth customer to visit St Leonard’s farm Park in Esholt last month. She received a gold medal, a goody

  • Riddlesden Golf Club hosts tournament in memory of Rene

    A golf event in Riddlesden tomorrow will raise money for an epilepsy charity in memory of a Keighley man who died of the condition. Keen golfer Rene Mancakas died on June 21, 2008, after having a fit in his sleep. He was aged just 36. Since

  • Children can enjoy Shipley pirates fun

    The centre of Shipley will be breached tomorrow as a crew of swashbuckling pirates descend on Market Square for this year's Pirate Day celebrations. The Scurvy Shark ship will be docked from 11am to 4pm as masked characters entertain shoppers and

  • Baptism service takes place at River Wharfe in Ilkley

    Sunbathers looked on as members of Christchurch in Ilkley held a service at the ‘rocky beach’ on the River Wharfe. The reason for the unusual location was that two young members of the church wanted to be baptised in the river. Minister, the

  • 30 the new 25 as Wells sets Bradford City goal sights high

    Nahki Wells is ready to raise the bar in League One by declaring: I can score 30. City’s top scorer bagged a 26-goal haul in their hugely successful promotion campaign – and now he has set his sights on topping that tally at the next level.

  • Farmer's son denies firearms charges

    Police seized firearms and CS gas canisters when they searched the home of a farmer’s son after they were called to a domestic dispute, a jury was told. Richard Bamford, 38, is on trial at Bradford Crown Court accused of illegal possession of a

  • Arsonists attack former cafe

    A disused cafe was set alight by arsonists early yesterday. Firefighters were called to the former Hollybank Cafe in Great Horton Road shortly after midnight, after a pile of rubbish outside the building was set on fire. They were called out

  • Police praise for justice campaign

    A pioneering restorative justice scheme in Bradford, aimed at linking up offenders with their victims, has been flagged up as a good example to share with other communities in West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel, at a meeting

  • Designer Craft Fair to be held at Otley Courthouse

    Locally-made craftwork will be on sale when Otley Courthouse holds its monthly Designer Craft Fair on Sunday, July 28. The event will feature between 15 and 20 stalls whose holders all design and create the wares they will be selling. The July

  • Group is launched to save Wilsden gala

    A group set up to ensure the future of Wilsden gala holds its first meeting on Monday. The gala committee was set up by Lisa Firth after the event was called off for the second time in three years due to a lack of volunteers. She put a call

  • Superstore wrecked in blaze that could cost £5.5m

    Bosses of a Bradford supermarket last night vowed to re-open after a devastating fire that could cost the firm more than £5million. The Pakeezah store in Ingleby Road was destroyed by a blaze yesterday afternoon that needed about 70 firefighters

  • Number of fatal road accidents in Bradford falls

    The number of fatal accidents on the district’s roads has halved in five years, new figures show. A report into the Bradford district’s road safety record also reveals that the number of crashes causing injury is down. Last year there were

  • Heritage funding available to help revamp Keighley town centre

    A call has gone out to Keighley businesses to make sure the town looks as attractive as possible when the Tour De France passes through next year. The Townscape Heritage Initiative is a £2.7 million project to improve Keighley town centre by restoring

  • Shop is wrecked in fire

    A shop was destroyed and its stock destroyed in a fire yesterday. Fire crews from Fairweather Green were called to Fancy Store on Duckworth Lane at 10.15am. A spokesman for the fire service said an electrical fault sparked the blaze near the

  • Work shuts pool at Ilkley Lido

    Disappointed swimmers hoping to take a break from the sweltering heat with a cooling dip in Ilkley’s outdoor pool were disappointed yesterday when they arrived to find it closed. On one of the hottest days of the year, essential maintenance work

  • Campaign launched to show national pride

    A former Bradford police inspector is involved in a campaign to instill more national pride to mark the arrival of the royal baby. The idea of the Fly With Pride campaign is to encourage a sense of national unity between people from every culture