• Guiseley make big Gains as they climb to third

    GUISELEY are right back in the promotion play-off hunt after lifting themselves up to third place in the Vanarama Conference North with a 2-1 win at Gainsborough Trinity. Former Norwich City forward Oli Johnson set up the first and scored the second

  • Lee back in town to promote latest novel

    RESPECTED rugby league author Geoff Lee will be signing copies of his latest book 'Two Seasons' at WH Smith in Bradford this weekend.Lee originally hails from St Helens and went to school with BBC commentator Ray French but has lived in West Yorkshire

  • Pennine League saga rumbles on

    WEST Bowling and Queensbury will take to the field again this weekend amid increasing turmoil which has engulfed the Pennine League. The Premier Division was reduced to only seven teams, which meant that a full fixture list was unviable, threatening

  • Umpires warn: Dales Council League may fold

    THE Dales Council League have just finished their 59th season – but there are fears they may not last much longer.Keith Dibb, a life member of the Dales Council Umpires' Association, said after the league's annual meeting at Pudsey Congs: "I want

  • New deal for Harrison

    BRADFORD motorcycle ace Dean Harrison has signed a two-year deal with the Northern Ireland-based Mar-Train Racing team.The 25-year-old, who won the lightweight TT race on the Isle of Man this summer, will be Mar-Train's sole competitor in the Supersport

  • Bradford at forefront of research to improve dementia care

    BRADFORD is at the forefront of a study which is expected to result in improvements to the care given to those living with dementia in care homes. The research is being led by the Bradford Dementia Group and University of Bradford, supported by

  • Get in a spin

    KEIGHLEY stalwart Richard Robinson is running spin bowling classes at JMS Cricket on Parkwood Street every Saturday (10-11am). Those wishing to attend should contact Jonathan Smith on 01535-604777.

  • Long trip takes its toll on Vics

    VICTORIA Rangers paid the price for a slow start in their 32-24 Division One defeat at Dalton.The journey to Barrow is the longest trip in the Pennine League programme and it clearly took its toll as the Vics suffered a disastrous opening quarter, after

  • Longer format preferred in Dales Council League

    A MOVE to shorten matches in the Dales Council League was thrown out during their annual meeting at Pudsey Congs Cricket Club.Baildon proposed that the number of overs per innings be reduced from 45 to 40, with Crompark seconding it, but only six clubs

  • West Bowling Under-12s clinch victory from jaws of defeat

    WEST Bowling staged a spectacular comeback to win the Yorkshire Junior League Under-12s' Division Two championship 32-28 at home to Brighouse Rangers.Bowling scored tries through Lewis Knopwood and Sam Sharpe as they trailed 18-10 at the break and were

  • Zoe's got Christmas covered with top cake creations

    NOTHING completes a festive dinner table quite like an iced Christmas cake, and now is the time to start the baking process. Elves, snowmen, carol singers, polar bears, even Santa himself make appearances on the top of Zoe Hopkinson's Christmas cakes,

  • Racing jacket replaces fan’s lost item

    A SOUVENIR from the glory days of Bradford speedway has been handed over to a fan to replace a treasured lost item. Bradford speedway enthusiast John Murphy presented a lime green racing jacket, worn by the pit crew of legend Simon Wigg, to fellow

  • PC sniffs out a suspect

    A BRADFORD police officer’s keen nose helped lead to the arrest of a suspected cannabis dealer. PC Derrick Pryce was on patrol in the city centre on Friday night when he caught the smell of the drug. He followed his nose and it led him to a 19-

  • MEP hails Prince’s religious tolerance

    A YORKSHIRE MEP has written to the Prince of Wales to congratulate him on his call for religious tolerance. Prince Charles had said it was an “indescribable tragedy” that Christianity was under threat in the Middle East. Ukip MEP Amjad Bashir

  • Council opts in to ‘green’ home plans

    KIRKLEES will soon decide whether to club together with other local authorities on a new “green” home improvement scheme. Bosses at Kirklees Council will decide whether to join the project, which will see one company endorsed by authorities across

  • House firm says orders on the rise

    HOUSEBUILDER Redrow has reported rising orders and prices, in spite of the return of a more “traditional” autumn housing market. The firm, which is building 330 new homes on the former Clariant – originally Sandoz – site in Horsforth, said its

  • Movember moustache for Mackie

    CITY business leader Paul Mackie is to use part of his speech at the Bradford Chamber of Commerce dinner this month to promote the campaign to get more men tested for prostate cancer – after he himself was diagnosed with the disease in September.

  • 'Big Bold plan' to fix Britain's roads

    PRIME Minister David Cameron has responded to industry calls for more infrastructure investment by announcing that next month’s Autumn Statement will unveil ‘the biggest, boldest and most far-reaching road improvement programme in four decades’.

  • Design for 1920 First World War memorial is found in Bradford

    A BRADFORD man has uncovered the design for a church war memorial drawn up in 1920 to honour those who died for their country in the First World War.The document, which is drawn on fabric, is dated July 1920 with the name of Empsall and Clarkson architects

  • Bank's figures show a rapid growth

    CHALLENGER bank Aldermore said it continues to grow at a rapid pace after lending £4.4 billion since its launch in 2009. The group, which has a regional office in Cleckheaton, said lending was up 30 per cent in the year to date and by 10 per cent

  • Company all set for a £2.1m booster

    TECHNOLOGY firm Filtronic said it expected to raise £2.1million through a share placing to help fund developments in the growing 4G telecommunications market. Yeadon-based Filtronic,which designs and produces microwave electronics products for

  • Pub gets set for royal battle with Game of Thrones day

    SWORD and sorcery comes to Silsden on Saturday when the Robin Hood pub hosts a 12 hour Game of Thrones spectacular - complete with its own 'Iron Throne'. Landlord Darren Robinson is a massive fan of the hit TV programme which follows the brutal

  • Success for firm's sales

    SPECIALITY chemicals maker Croda International said group sales lifted four per cent in the third quarter since July 1 – led by strong showings at its consumer care and performance technologies units. But the Yorkshire-based firm said a strong

  • 'Buried treasure' discovered in field

    A MEDIEVAL ring found in a field in Silsden was declared as treasure at an inquest in Bradford yesterday. Assistant Coroner Dr Dominic Bell said the silver gilt signet ring was discovered by treasure hunter Stephen Auker, who dug it up from a depth

  • Council's leisurely offer for six weeks

    PEOPLE can enjoy six weeks of full and unlimited use of health and fitness facilities for less than 50p per day with a new festive offer from Bradford Council. Anyone who signs up for a Clubactive membership between November 10 and January 11 will

  • Volunteers to help the vulnerable

    VOLUNTEERS in the Reach Out For Bradford scheme will be working with people who are at risk of resorting to crime to fund their addictions as part of an afternoon of action tomorrow. The project, led by City Centre Neighbourhood Police Team, brings

  • Getting support out to all carers

    PEOPLE who work in the Bradford district are invited to find out about the range of support services offered to carers at charity Carers’ Resource base at Park View Court, St Paul’s Road, Shipley, tomorrow. It follows an initial event last week

  • Ex-Service Diary Dates

    Diary Dates Today, The REME Association meets at 14.00hrs at Central Division Social Club. Thursday, The Royal British Legion, Guiseley Branch, meets at 14.00hrs at The Guide Hut, The Green, Guiseley. Tuesday, The Royal Naval Association

  • Royals open memorial gardens

    TWO Royal heads of state joined in remembrance at the opening of a commemorative garden at Wellington Barracks in London. Her Majesty The Queen and His Majesty Philippe, the King of the Belgians, attended a service of dedication at the Flanders

  • Worries over climate's too-fast changes

    SIR – At the weekend, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its strongest warning yet to world leaders in a report based on contributions from over 1,000 scientists from across the world. It concluded the Earth

  • A seasonal Holly at club

    BIRMINGHAM Conservatoire graduates Snapdragon, alias the Holly Thomas Band, are appearing at Undercliffe Cricket Club’s weekly jazz session tomorrow from 9pm-11pm. They are led by vocalist Holly Thomas, who has recorded an album of poetry, The

  • Charity’s great work

    SIR – It’s so important at this special time of year to remember those families who dread Christmas rather than look forward to it. For many children, family issues like bereavement, isolation, financial hardship, food shortages and terrible housing

  • Children in misery

    SIR – I will be thinking of the some 90,000 children who will wake up homeless in Britain this Christmas, equating to the three children for every school in the country warned of by housing charity Shelter warned on Sunday, November 2. Launching

  • Students go pink in aid of cancer cause

    SIXTH-form students at Ilkley Grammar School wore pink and raised more than £300 for the Breast Cancer Campaign. The group paid to dress in pink and also sold pink cakes in the Post 16 Cafe – raising £323 in total. The work of the Breast Cancer Campaign

  • Local cash much better

    SIR – Coun Val Slater says (T&A, November 4) that under changes in the planning rules the council could still claim money from the developer as with the S106 system, but the cash would have to fund community improvements of the development sites

  • The act of remembering should be a humble act

    SIR – The service of Remembrance has a deep and personal meaning for me. However, every year I come away dismayed at the amount of time used up reading the names of local businesses and establishments. Laying a wreath is the least any of us can do.

  • Swan causes traffic chaos

    MOTORISTS in Shipley found themselves in a flap after this swan caused “traffic chaos” at a major road junction. A spokesman for the Shipley Neighbourhood Policing Team said police received a number of calls from worried members of the public about

  • Orchestra stages music festival again

    MUSICIANS in Cross Hills, Keighley, will again host the Yorkshire Music Festival, which includes the annual North Central Area Accordion Championships. Craven Accordion Orchestra will offer competition classes for piano and guitar during the festival

  • City hall to discuss housing proposal

    HOMES could be built on the site of a former scrapyard, if planners give the go-ahead later this week. Gary Bennett wants permission to build 66 homes on the land at Castle Mills, Becks Road, Keighley. A similar application was refused by planners

  • Mosque to host child seminar

    A KEIGHLEY mosque has issued an invitation to the public to attend a child sexual exploitation seminar next week. Keighley Muslim Association, which is organising Wednesday’s event, said it had been “deeply appalled and shocked” at the extent of

  • Blaze leads to fire safety appeal

    A RECYCLING firm has issued a plea for people not to include cinder from fires in their household waste, after burning embers caused a blaze in one of its warehouses. Fire crews from across Bradford and Calderdale were called to a waste transfer

  • Dementia advice given

    A TALK on how to make life better for people who suffer from dementia will be given in Baildon. The Dementia Friends in Baildon event will be held at St John’s Church Hall, Hall Cliffe on Wednesday, November 19, between 7.30pm and 9pm. Churches

  • Santa gets back into his grotto in nursery

    SANTA Claus is returning to a Harden nursery after raising £75,000 there during the past two decades. The charity partnership between the Stephen H Smith’s Garden Centre and Keighley Lions has continued for 20 years. Lions volunteers man Santa

  • Volunteers sought for collections

    MARIE Curie Cancer Care is seeking volunteers for its street collections in Keighley and Haworth before Christmas. The charity said more helpers were vital for the success of the collections. Proceeds will provide one-to-one nursing care for

  • Scheme set up to help end dog fouling

    BRADFORD Council community development workers will be in Lund Park, Keighley, between 11am and 1pm on Thursday, November 20, to help promote the Green Dog Walkers (GDW) Scheme. The scheme aims to stop dog fouling in and around parks and public

  • Horses at risk from poisoning

    HORSE owners in the Bradford area have been warned of a rise in the seasonal problem of sycamore poisoning this year. The condition, caused by eating sycamore seeds, can be fatal but the scale of the problem varies from year to year and it is not

  • Choral start to festivities

    START the Christmas season early with a special festive event at Bolling Hall in Bradford. Spend a traditional Christmas afternoon at the Bolling Hall Road venue with mulled wine, mince pies and a traditional festive kitchen. Songs will be

  • Students to show off their artwork

    STUDENTS at a Bradford school will see their artwork go on display in a Farsley art gallery this week. A total of 155 pieces of original artwork produced by Bradford Grammar School Art students, aged 11 to 18, will go on show at Sunny Bank Mills

  • Police bike is donated to help charity

    A FORMER police motorbike has been given a new lease of life after being tasked with providing emergency medication. The BMW bike has been handed to Whiteknights EVS charity and used to deliver in out-of-hours emergencies. The bike was presented by

  • Join trek to help hospice

    MORE people in Bradford are still needed to sign up for a trek in Sri Lanka for the city’s Marie Curie Hospice. The fundraising challenge is all set to take place from November 6–15 next year and will take in varied terrains and landscapes from

  • Childcare centre is praised by Ofsted

    A CHILDCARE and education centre in Bierley, Bradford, has been rated “good” by Government inspectors. Bobbins, based on the grounds of Newhall Park Primary School, was inspected by Ofsted last month, with the result announced last week. The

  • Solicitors to get behind will project

    MORE than 40 solicitors in the Bradford area are taking part in this year’s Will Aid drive. The project sees solicitors waive their usual will-writing fees, with clients instead making a donation to charity. All the money donated is shared

  • Pub inspired by popular TV show

    SWORD and sorcery comes to Silsden on Saturday when the Robin Hood pub hosts a 12 hour Game of Thrones spectacular – complete with its own ‘Iron Throne’. Landlord Darren Robinson is a massive fan of the hit TV programme, which follows the brutal

  • Healthy eating on agenda at sessions

    GET advice on healthy eating at a weekly session held in Bradford. The Good Food Advice Stall – Health Trainers will next take place on Friday between 9.30am and noon, at Oastler Market, John Street. The NHS Health Trainer Service will also

  • Chance to sing Gloria at cathedral

    WARM up your vocal cords and join a singing performance at Bradford Cathedral. Singers are sought for the come and sing Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ at the Stott Hill site on Saturday, November 22. The rehearsal starts at 1.30pm, with the performance

  • Teen athlete fixes date for his triathlon

    A TEENAGER heading to the Special Olympics World Games has set a date for his sponsored triathlon. James Crossley, of East Morton, (pictured) will run, cycle and canoe a total of 32 miles along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on November 29.

  • MPs fear EU-wide justice plan

    SHIPLEY MP Philip Davies has defied fierce pressure from Number 10 to oppose the European Arrest Warrant – but the planned vote descended into shambles. Mr Davies vowed to join a Tory backbench revolt against the measure, warning it would drag

  • Design of 1920 is found

    A BRADFORD man has uncovered the design for a church war memorial drawn up in 1920 to honour those who died for their country in the First World War. The document, which is drawn on fabric, is dated July, 1920, with the name of Empsall and Clarkson

  • Inquest set to open after party death

    THE inquest into the death of a man who was stabbed at a house party is due to open this morning at Bradford Coroners’ Court. Marek Benak (pictured) was at a party in Great Horton Road, Bradford, when he allegedly became involved in an argument

  • £2m boost for pupil premium

    DISADVANTAGED primary school pupils in Bradford will be in line for a share of £2.5m to be distributed across the region to help boost their education. But it will be next summer before schools are told exactly how the cash will be divided up.

  • Character of ‘jewel’ must be preserved

    THE long-term proposals to develop the World Heritage Site in Saltaire are eagerly awaited and, on the face of it, seem to represent a reasonable strategy to take the village forward over the next 30 years. However, there has to be a certain amount

  • Family pets are 'stolen and killed'

    ANIMAL owners are being warned to be extra vigilant after family pets were stolen and killed. Matthew Rubery and Katy Hughes were shocked to find their four rabbits were missing and even more horrified to discover their two guinea pigs were dead

  • Car wrecks traffic lights

    A CAR went out of control and wrecked a traffic light pole in the centre of Bradford before the occupants got out and fled. The incident happened around 6pm yesterday on Hall Ings when a Renault Laguna hit the pole, knocking the light box from

  • Young Bantams must pass history lesson for Liverpool date

    HISTORY will warn City’s youngsters against looking beyond tonight’s FA Youth Cup home clash with Barnsley (7.00).The prize at stake is a mouth-watering trip to Liverpool in the third round. But it was the same two years ago – when City blew it on penalties

  • Stead backs strength in numbers to keep the Bantams in goals

    CITY may lack an out-and-out goalscorer in their ranks – but according to Jon Stead, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This time last year, Nahki Wells had nine goals to his name and was about to add a hat-trick against Coventry. Ten months

  • Bradford Bulls ace Addy makes his position clear

    DANNY Addy is keen to nail down a regular starting spot at loose forward next season. Addy has filled a number of positions – prop, second row, loose forward, half-back, hooker and even centre – during his Bulls career. Now Bradford’s Mr Versatile

  • Bradford City Runs adds £10,000 to Crocus Cancer Appeal

    THE Bradford City Runs event has raised more than £10,000 to fund cutting-edge work in the fight against cancer. More than 1,000 runners young and old joined one of four courses in the city - a children's race, a 5km, a 10km and a half marathon

  • Homemade Remembrance tribute raises £100 for Poppy Appeal

    AN office worker's homemade Remembrance tribute was so admired by colleagues that she made and sold 70 of them, raising £100 for the Poppy Appeal. Liz Shale, who works as an administrator at the Bradford Commissioning Group's Douglas Mill base,

  • Funding lifeline for stroke support group

    A STROKE support group which was struggling to survive after its funding was slashed has been given a reprieve.Earlier this year the co-chairmen of Shipley Stroke Club faced tough decisions about which of its services to drop and feared closure, but now