• Medals not in Short supply for City of Bradford

    City of Bradford members were frequent visitors to the podium at the ASA North East Region Senior and Junior Short-Course Championships in Sunderland. Sam Lawman claimed two silver medals in the 15-and-over 50 and 100 metres backstroke competitions

  • Fancy coaching a women’s RL team?

    Brighouse Rangers are searching for anyone who may be interested in coaching their women’s side for the 2014 season. The team, who play summer league rugby from March to October, have enjoyed a few successful seasons, including reaching the RFL

  • Bradford quartet make a point in Morecambe

    Four members of Bradford Fencing Club performed with credit at the Bay Open in Morecambe. Peter Fletcher and Kat Robinson were trying to stab their way to victory in the mixed epee event, using the modern equivalent of the ancient duelling weapon

  • Grand gesture from Bradford City players

    City’s players have donated their match fees from the recent FA Cup defeat at Rotherham to Bradford Hospitals Children’s Charity. Skipper Gary Jones was joined today by Kyel Reid, Stephen Darby and Jon McLaughlin as they handed over a cheque for

  • Goodall receives 50-year honour

    Bradford Sunday Alliance League stalwart Brian Goodall has been presented with a special award to mark his 50 years of service to football. Goodall played for Sutton Rovers from the mid-1950s and first registered as a referee in 1964, officiating

  • Marcus must learn not to lose his Ed, says Eccleshill manager

    Eagles boss Lee Duxbury is fast becoming a master at setting out tactics for a ten-man team. Striker Marcus Edwards has been sent off in Eccleshill’s last two games and other players have seen red earlier in the campaign. And while Duxbury is keen

  • Cash boost for Bradford University societies

    Students at Bradford University can apply for a share of £61,000 of funding and expert advice as part of a new initiative. The RBS Enterprising Student Society Accreditation (ESSA) awards, which opened for applications this week, aim to promote

  • Girlington heroin dealer jailed for 18 months

    A drug dealer whose front door was so well fortified it took two minutes for the police to break in with a battering ram was today jailed for 18 months. Mohammed Nasir repeatedly called out to the team of drugs squad officers to “wait” as he frantically

  • Dragons stay can fire up Yorkshire bowler Brooks

    Jack Brooks is heading to Perth in January to step up his preparations for the new county season. The Yorkshire fast bowler will spend a couple of months in Australia at Willetton Dragons – the same club England captain Alastair Cook played for

  • Fundraising boost for Rawdon centre

    Fundraisers have made more than £850 from two store collections at Sainsburys in Greengates in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Leeds Road, Rawdon. The centre, which is on the look-out for new premises after a fire in September caused

  • Inquest opened into Liversedge fire death

    An inquest was opened in Bradford today into the death of John Patrick Nash, 63, who suffered fatal injuries in a fire at a flat in Lower Hall Close, Liversedge. Mr Nash was taken to Dewsbury District Hospital following the blaze on November 28

  • Three out of three for Bradford City women

    There was another full house for Bradford City’s women as all three senior teams took maximum points with a goals aggregate of 19 for and just two against. The first team travelled to Newcastle United and secured a fine 4-0 win that lifted them

  • Festive decorations are the icing on the cake

    Zoe Hopkinson’s Christmas cakes look too good to eat. Decorated with bright little figures – including rosy-cheeked children sitting around a snowman, Santa and his elves taking a breather and a polar bear perched on a wintry wonderland of white

  • Hipperholme Grammar School prizes given out

    The Reverend Ruth Gee, president of the Methodist conference and leader of the Methodist Church in Britain, was the guest of honour at Hipperholme Grammar School’s annual speech and awards night at Bradford Cathedral. Form and subject prizes were

  • Community college to hold open day

    Forster Community College, Bradford, will hold an open day to celebrate the re-opening of its Little Blue Charity Shop on Thursday. The event, which will run at the college on Captain Street from 10am to 4pm, will include a tombola, refreshments

  • Volunteers wanted for Bradford Watch scheme

    Police in Bradford are looking to recruit Neighbourhood Watch volunteers. Officers in Bowling, Barkerend and Bradford Moor Neighbourhood Policing Team are trying to find volunteers on Sticker Lane, Watt Street, Killinghall Drive, Sixth Avenue,

  • Bradford Bulls player says ‘sing for your heart’

    Bradford Bulls star Adrian Purtell and his teammates are encouraging people to get involved with Heart Research UK’s Sing for Your Heart campaign this Christmas. Purtell is an ambassador for Yorkshire-based charity Heart Research UK after he suffered

  • Change of venue for Eccleshill United games

    Eccleshill United will play their next two Toolstation Northern Counties East League home matches at different venues because of storm damage at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, Plumpton Park. Tomorrow’s Division One game against Selby Town will now

  • Bingley shows raise money for Bradford deaf group

    A group of performers has raised £500 for the Bradford Deaf Community Association and is planning to raise more for the charity from its next production. Drama Unlimited will be putting on Beauty and the Beast at Bingley Arts Centre early next

  • Robber strikes at Bradford betting shop

    Police are hunting a robber who threatened staff at a bookmaker’s shop in Bradford, before escaping with an amount of cash last night. The raider struck shortly after 9.30pm at William Hill in Manchester Road. Nobody was injured in the raid

  • Staff snaps chosen for Cleckheaton firm's calendar

    Staff at Cleckheaton-based Flexitallic, a manufacturer of gaskets and sealing solutions, have been in the frame for a photography competition. They were challenged to take shots to win a place in the business’s 2014 desk calendar that is distributed

  • Old-style Dickensian market for Clayton

    Clayton will hold its ninth annual Dickensian market tomorrow with about 100 stalls selling craft items and seasonal treats. The market, which attracted more than 7,000 visitors to the Bradford village last year, runs from 11am to 4pm. The

  • Yeadon Town Hall to stage festive concert

    The final touches are being put to a Christmas concert which will be held at Yeadon Town Hall. Members of Yeadon Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society are busy getting ready for the annual one night event on Friday, December 13. The concert

  • Wibsey News

    DANCE: English country dancing will take place next Thursday from 7.15pm to 9.15pm at Wibsey Primary School, Oakdale Avenue. ENTERTAINMENT: Wibsey Liberal Club is meeting tonight with Paul Harper’s guest night and tomorrow with Chris Dee. On Sunday

  • Woodside News

    SPONSOR: Woodside Academy is seeking an official team sponsor for its football team. Contact Marcus Matthews, sports coach, on (01274) 414350. FAIR: The Friends of Woodside Academy have their Christmas fair on Tuesday, 1.15pm to 4pm. FURNITURE

  • Little Germany IT firm hits record for second year in row

    An expanding legal IT supplier has achieved record results for the second consecutive year as its continues to expand and recruit staff. Eclipse Legal Systems, the UK’s largest independently owned legal IT supplier, increased turnover to 9.3 Million

  • Former Bradford business chief Geoffrey Wilson dies at 88

    Former Bradford business leader and ambassador for the city Geoffrey Wilson has died aged 88. A retired wool merchant, Mr Wilson was president of Bradford Chamber of Commerce from 1973 to 1975. After working for Martins Bank and gaining an economics

  • Wyke News

    CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH: The organisers of a coffee morning held in aid of the MacMillan Cancer Relief thank all who supported this event which raised £270. Tonight the Youth Groups meet in the Church from 6.15pm. Morning worship on Sunday at 10.30am

  • Brighouse and Rastrick Band release festive single

    The Brighouse and Rastrick Band has released a catchy festive single called Santa – A Magical Christmas Song. Back in 1977, the band made it to the Christmas Number 2 spot with The Floral Dance, featuring the voice of Terry Wogan, and has since

  • Barbershop choir concert

    Ladies’ barbershop quartet the Pennine Chimes will be delivering some festive spirit with a Christmas concert. The choir will be performing at Eccleshill United Reform Church on Tuesday, December 10 at 8pm. As well as the concert, there will

  • Event turns traditional music on its head

    Two Bradford music promoters are joining forces to select some of their favourite folk artists to play at an event combining musical traditions. The Music at Bradford University programme and The Topic, which lays claim to being the UK’s longest-running

  • Eclectic line-up of artists for Grassington festival

    Bob Geldof will be appearing at next year’s Grassington Festival, it has been announced. The Boomtown Rats, fronted by Geldof, will bring a taste of punk and fury to the Marquee, getting everyone up and stomping to hits like Rat Trap and Mondays

  • Jane McDonald's new show to air new material

    Jane McDonald is returning to her Yorkshire roots for a concert at St George’s Hall. The Loose Women regular has announced a national tour for 2014 and tickets go on sale today. Jane, from Wakefield, will be in Bradford on October 18 next year,

  • Operator Six announce new single as their swan song

    Bradford band Operator Six is calling it a day after celebrating ten years together. The band will release their final single, Somebody’s Mind, before they split up for what is hoped will be a temporary break. “We will be back in a year or

  • Theatre performance will take a look at the past year

    An uplifting event celebrating the passing year is to be performed at Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill. The Jane Packman Company presents The Wake, involving a party of up to 30 performers and musicians taking audiences on a journey through memories

  • Fiddler On The Roof is a big show in intimate surroundings

    There are two Craig Revel Horwoods. The public version is known for his acid-tongued put-downs of celebrity hoofers on Strictly Come Dancing, while the private version is a dedicated choreographer/ director with a strong reputation in musical theatre

  • Panto stars on a mission to find special mothers

    "There is nothing like a dame’ goes the song – and Keighley Amateurs have the biggest of all. The Amateurs’ production of family panto Mother Goose stars Steven Clark as the Dame and the cast also includes Tim Steere, Fiona Spencer and Brogan Hollindrake

  • Is it fair to have to work longer?

    The prospect of working longer is a subject to spark debate. There are those who will relish retiring later – many people feel they’re not ready to retire in their early 60s and have more to offer within their workforce, while for others retirement

  • Glenn Tilbrook’s still got the sound of Squeeze

    Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook will be taking to the stage in Bingley next week With his writing partner Chris Difford, Glenn was responsible for Squeeze hits such as Tempted, Cool For Cats and Up The Junction. Since an acrimonious

  • Spread the word

    SIR – In Mr Philip Bird’s letter (T&A, December 2) he writes: “Nationalised industries never made any allowances for or take into account an individuals finances”. Well, Mr Bird, in that case could you have a word with the privatised energy

  • Milestone is marker of generosity

    News that the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal has hit the major milestone of £100,000 is a great early Christmas present for everyone involved with it. It is a testament to the generosity of the people of the Bradford district

  • Bank’s lending tricks

    SIR – In their continued desperation to convince middle England that a housing bubble and massive consumer debt is somehow good for both them and the economy, the coalition have shamelessly exploited every Keynsian (socialist) trick in the book.

  • Figures are factual

    SIR – Far from being rattled by Coun Davies’ half-baked assessment of different rates of Government cuts in different parts of the country (Letters, December 5), I am concerned that the debate should reflect the facts not Tory spin. My supposedly

  • Arrogance captured

    SIR – Initially, I meant to suggest the image of defiance from ASBO recipients Cameron Hall and Leonard Badwal (T&A, December 4) be considered for your newspaper’s ‘Picture Of The Week’! However, as this is ‘intended’ to illustrate the more

  • Remove obstacles

    SIR – I have written several times concerning the issues of developing green field (not green belt) and brownfield land, which set out the very problems raised concerning the failure of a bid for inner city land off Ripley Street (T&A, December

  • Museum must be kept as a public gem

    SIR – Though I campaigned for George Galloway in the Bradford West by-election, I find myself at odds with him over his support for the contracting out of cinema services at the National Media Museum to outsider profit-hungry corporations. When

  • Birthday brings back memories

    As I write this (yesterday, if you’re reading on Friday) it’s my daughter’s ninth birthday. Ninth. As in, nine years since she was born. I am almost incredulous at this. The rest of the world, though, seems more than happy to accept that I’m a

  • Is it time for fun in Shipley? Oh, yes it is!

    Mother Goose, Cinderella and Prince Charming will be filling a town with festive cheer tomorrow. Father Christmas will also roll into Shipley, guided by Rudolph, for the Santa Extravaganza event. Traders hope Market Square and Well Croft will

  • Philip Davies opposes media regulation plan

    Philip Davies has urged ministers to call a halt to new rules to regulate newspapers, described as an attack on 300 years of press freedom. The Conservative MP intervened in a Commons debate to demand that “not a penny of taxpayers’ money” is spent

  • Tyersal and Laisterdyke News

    SUTTON COMMUNITY CENTRE: From the end of December the Sutton Community Association is closing and any further enquiries should be made to Affinity Sutton. On Saturday, there will be a Christmas Fair at Sutton Community Centre from noon to 3pm and all

  • Wrose News

    FOOTBALL: In the Craven League Division 11C BPA Raptors beat Oakworth Wasps away 9-1. Scorers were Vincent Henderson (3), James Hebb (3), Billy-Lee Firth and Tyler Brown. In Division 18A BPA beat Silsden 2-1. Scorers were Harry Hall and Josh Finan.

  • Planning file

    The following planning applications have been lodged with Bradford Council: Allerton: conversion of one dwelling into two dwellings, 17 Egerton Grove. Baildon: construction of extension to side, loft conversion and internal alterations, 22 St James

  • Woman's body found in River Aire

    Police are expected later today to identify a woman whose body has been found in the River Aire. The discovery was made yesterday at about 1.35pm close to Leeds train station. It is understood the body could be that of missing Bradford mum

  • Pro game suits Bradford boxer Tetley to a T!

    If Darren Tetley wanted proof of the brutal world he was entering, it wasn’t long in coming. Two seconds into his debut professional fight to be exact. “His first shot caught me right on the chin,” laughed Tetley. “It was like ‘welcome to the

  • Bradford food bank makes urgent ‘help’ plea

    A Bradford food bank has issued an urgent appeal for donations and cash, as it revealed it gave out a record 820 food parcels to desperate families across the district in a month. Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank is distributing seven times more

  • Lots of laughs as Bradford Alhambra panto rehearsals start

    Funnyman Billy Pearce and pop star Chico have been getting to know fellow cast members as they rehearse for this year’s Alhambra pantomime, Aladdin. “It’s going really well, we’re having a fabulous time. I haven’t laughed so much for ages,” said

  • Thornton news

    ST JAMES’ CHURCH: On Saturday at 7.30pm the church will host an evening with Steeton Male Voice Choir and also Thornton Primary School Choir. Tickets are £8 and include refreshments. Children are admitted for free. Tickets are available from Janice

  • Road to Bradford Bulls recovery starts now

    Robbie Hunter-Paul believes this week’s fans’ forum was the first step towards rebuilding the Bulls as he announced that no players or staff had yet departed. Supporters were told of the club’s dire financial position at Wednesday’s forum as it

  • Davies: Wells can achieve ambitions staying at Bradford City

    Andrew Davies today urged City team-mate Nahki Wells: Stick with us for now. The 14-goal striker is expected to be hot property during next month’s transfer window as Championship clubs keenly track his progress. Joint-chairman Julian Rhodes

  • Keighley wildlife sanctuary under the spotlight

    A wildlife charity put under the spotlight because it only spent seven per cent of its apparent income on helping animals has held urgent talks with fundraisers aimed at improving its results. Accounts for Wildlife Rescue Sanctuaries, based in

  • Council to meet soon on three Shipley development plans

    Bradford Council will meet on December 19 to discuss three planning applications for new supermarkets in the Shipley area. One is at the current home of Cardinal shopfitters at Airedale Mills from which the company wants to relocate. Plans

  • Events to mark the opening of City Library

    MONDAY: 12.30pm – official opening and ribbon-cutting; 1.15pm – children’s author Hilary Robinson (invited groups only); 5.30pm – Susan Vickerman, reading from her novel Special Needs. TUESDAY: 10am to 3pm – Stomp and Air Rockets, by Space Connections

  • Events at the Local Studies Library

    MONDAY: 11.45am – official opening and ribbon-cutting; 2pm – talk by George Sheeran on Bradford’s historians and what they have taught us. All welcome; 4pm – Friends of Bradford libraries and Local Studies (invited group only). TUESDAY: Open Day

  • Shipley MP demands tougher court sentences

    Shipley MP Philip Davies is demanding tougher sentences after he uncovered figures for England and Wales which show more than 240 serious criminals walk free from courts every day while only 28 are sent to prison. Mr Davies’s research also found

  • City's library opens a new chapter in City Park site

    A fresh chapter will begin for Bradford when the new City Library throws open its doors next week. Staff and builders were yesterday carrying out the final touches – and stacking books onto shelves – in preparation for Monday’s ribbon-cutting at

  • Wells and Hanson a deadly double act for Bradford City

    Andrew Davies column It might sound biased but I genuinely think our front two are the best in the league. The manager gets the best out of them because of the way we play. Nahki runs the channels and Hans is great with the big diagonal ball

  • Former Shipley boy Luke Friend aims for X Factor final

    X Factor hopeful Luke Friend, who grew up in Shipley, is getting used to being mobbed by screaming fans after reaching the semi-final of the hit show. The singer-songwriter will tomorrow compete against Sam Bailey, Nicholas McDonald and Rough Copy

  • Chancellor’s cash for homes welcomed by Bradford Council

    Bradford has been offered the chance to borrow millions of pounds to build badly-needed homes – but only if it agrees to sell off land. George Osborne used his autumn statement to announce a £300m increase in the amount local authorities can borrow

  • Hunt for developer ‘worthy of Odeon’ site in Bradford

    Bradford Council launched its hunt for a worthy developer of the Odeon cinema last night at an event which also celebrated the anniversary of the City Centre Growth Zone. The Zone has committed over £3 million in business rate rebates to firms

  • Chance to send New Year messages on City Park big screen

    People can wish their friends and family a wonderful start to the New Year with a goodwill message on the big screen in Bradford’s City Park. The screen will display short video messages – which can also be directed at Bradford or the rest of the

  • Heroin gang member ordered to repay £130,000 by court

    A criminal jailed for six years for his role in a multi-million-pound heroin supply chain, and a further 32 months for money laundering, has been ordered to repay more than £130,000 of his ill-gotten gains. Faisal Amin, 27, of Salt Street, Manningham

  • High winds leave a trail of debris across Bradford district

    Strong winds battered Bradford and left a trail of damage across the district, causing havoc on the road and rail network. Police had to close off Undercliffe Road at the junction with Otley Road, in Bradford, after a sheet of steel fencing about

  • Nellie Hinkles

    HINKLES Nellie On October 22, 2013, peacefully, at Westwood Park Hospital, after a long fought series of illnesses, Nellie, aged 97 years, of Clayton. Dearly loved wife of the late George, now reunited, much loved mum of Alan and the late Brian. She

  • Helen Patricia Butterworth

    BUTTERWORTH (Green) Helen Patricia On November 30, 2013, surrounded by those she loved and who loved her. Per ardua ad astra. The loving wife of Paul, loving mum of Em and Max, dear mother-in-law of Dave and Kat, proud grandma of Tom, Jaden and Rufus

  • lawrence brooke

    BROOKE Lawrence Died peacefully at his home on Monday, December 2, formerly of East Bierley and Batley, aged 79 years. Lawrence, dear husband of the late Norma, much loved dad of Tim, Pete and Mike, father-in-law of Lesley and Joanne and dearly loved

  • peggy davis

    DAVIS Peggy On November 30 peacefully in St Luke’s Hospital, Peggy, aged 94 years. Much loved wife of the late Albert, dearly loved mum of Kenneth and Valerie, Peter and Sue and the late Sandra, loving grandma of Richard and great-grandma of Olivia,

  • Josephine (Jose) Harvery

    HARVEY Josephine (José) Geoff, Chris, Francis and family wish to thank most sincerely all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, messages and cards of condolence, attendance at the funeral service and charitable donations

  • Josephine "Josie" PICKLES

    PICKLES Josephine "Josie" Peacefully on December 2, 2013, at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, Josie aged 90 years of Low Moor. The loving wife of the late Eric, much loved mum of Maria and Christine, a dear mum-in-law to Terry, cherished grandma to Rachael

  • george edward kite

    KITE George Edward On November 29, 2013, peacefully at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, George aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, much loved dad of David, dear father-in-law of Alison, grandad of Steven and Michelle, great-grandad

  • alfred puddicombe

    PUDDICOMBE Alfred Please pray for the repose of the soul of Alf, who passed away peacefully on December 2, 2013, aged 89 years. The very dearly loved husband of Mary, the much loved dad of Michael, Margaret, Martin and the late Denise, a devoted grandad

  • Olivia CLAYBURN

    Olivia CLAYBURN Happy 18th Birthday, Olivia Clayburn!! Hope you have a fabulous day. All our love, Dad, Louis, Nanna and Grandad. xxx

  • Thelma PENNEY

    PENNEY Thelma Mary Dear Mum, 7 years ago today you were taken away, In our hearts you will forever stay. Lots of love, Michael, Mark, Andrew, Lynn, Julie, in-laws, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. xxxxx God bless, Grandma, Grandad and Uncle

  • Nicole NICHOLLS

    Nicole NICHOLLS Happy 30th Birthday, Nicky-Nacky-Noo Have a lovely day, Love from Mum. xxxx

  • Barbara STABLES

    STABLES Barbara Ted and family would like to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and charitable donations received during their recent sad loss. Special thanks are extended

  • Lynda Greenwood

    GREENWOOD Lynda Tragically all too soon, on December 1, in B.R.I. , aged 52 years. Forever loved partner and soul-mate of Mick, treasured sister of Kenny, special auntie of Caroline, best mate of Jess and Marie and a fantastic colleague and good friend

  • glenice sagar

    SAGAR Glenice On November 29, 2013, suddenly after a long illness Glenice, aged 71 years. Much loved mum of Stephen and Michael, she will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Service and cremation will be held at Nab Wood Crematorium on Friday

  • elizabeth jackson

    JACKSON Elizabeth On December 5, 2013, peacefully in hospital, Elizabeth aged 89 years, of Bierley. Dearly loved wife of the late Arthur, much loved sister of the late Anne, Jane, Joe, Ernest and Rosie and a much loved aunt, great-aunt and friend to

  • Charles William (Bill) PATTERSON

    PATTERSON (Bill) Charles William On December 3, 2013, peacefully at home aged 92 years. The dearly loved husband of Kathleen, dear dad of Chris, Jane and the late Helen, father-in-law of Ann and Andrew and a much loved grandad of Laura, Stephanie, Alex


    ADAMSON Steve On December 1, 2013, suddenly at his home in East Bowling, aged 58 years. Keeper of the Morris Shop and ex treasurer of the Morris Ring. A dearly loved brother of Mike, Christine and brother-in-law Mervyn, a loving uncle of Jules and Helen

  • Bradford Salem out to break Ripon hoodoo

    Bradford Salem travel to Ripon tomorrow aiming to build on last weekend’s thumping win at Yorkshire Two basement side Baildon. Salem won 62-8 at Jenny Lane, outscoring their hosts by ten tries to one to underline their promotion credentials.

  • Wharfedale quartet miss tough test

    Wharfedale have lost the services of four of their talented young players for tomorrow’s National League One showdown with leaders Doncaster Knights at The Avenue. Leeds Carnegie have called up Christian Georgiou, Jack Barnard, Ben Hooper and Josh


    CITY OF BRADFORD METROPOLITAN COUNCIL HIGHWAYSACT 1980 SECTION 116 PROPOSED STOPPING UP OF APART LENGTH OF CARLISLE ROAD, BRADFORDNotice is hereby given that City of Bradford Metropolitan Council being the Highways Authority for the part length of the

  • IRENE JOHNSON (Deceased)

    IRENE JOHNSON (Deceased) Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having aclaim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementionec deceased, late of 30 Ryefield Avenue Clayton Bradford BD14 6BJ, who died on 03/08/2013, are required to send

  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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

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