Welcome back to the T&A's Review of the Year 2017, where we take a month-by-month look back at what made the news in Bradford through what's been very busy year.

We'll be posting two months worth each day from now until New Year's Eve, with a full rundown of the year's most read stories on New Year's Day.

Without further ado, here's a flavour of what you were reading in August...

Trader who ran after shoplifting gang with baseball bat calls for action

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

“Enough is enough” was the defiant message from Wyke residents and crime-hit traders in the village as yet more footage of teenage gangs terrorising shops emerged.

The terrifying video caused a stir on social media, leading to disgust and calls for the community to come together to tackle the problems causing misery in the area.

Huge fire at toy factory

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Central Bradford was ablaze as firefighters tackled a major fire at a toy factory.

Bradford Station Commander Ronnie Goldwater said it was the volume of emergency calls made to the control centre in the early stages which promted the Service to deploy so many appliances early.

A total of 15 crews from across the Bradford district, including OdsalShipley and Bradford, and from as far away as Pontefract, Huddersfield and Raistrick tackled the blaze at Simba Smoby Toys, Broomfield House, in Hall Lane.

Renovation work finally gets underway at St George's Hall

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The much-delayed restoration of St George's Hall finally got underway, with the T&A being given exclusive access to the building to document the early stages of the revamp.

The £8.5 million refurb, which was over a year late getting started, is now cracking on apace and expected to be completed in the autumn of 2018.

Minicab firm blasted for Facebook post laughing off illegal manouvre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Minicab firm Wrose Village Taxis which boasted that its drivers do 'whatever it takes' to get passengers there on time in response to a photograph of an illegal manoeuvre

A minicab firm was was rapped by the council after a driver was caught on camera travelling on the wrong side of the road - and then laughed off the incident on the firm's official Facebook page.

A picture posted on Facebook showed a Wrose Village Taxis cab travelling on the wrong side of what is thought to be Valley Road, Bradford, in an attempt to jump a queue of traffic and included the message: “Totally down wrong side of road, completely blocking oncoming traffic...all to save 30 seconds.”

But the photograph was then shared by Wrose Village Taxis on its Facebook page with the boast: “Wrose Taxis...Driving In Bradford Town!!!! We Will Get You There On Time!!!!! Whatever It Takes....Lmfao.”

Hundreds of Harleys roar through BaildonBradford Telegraph and Argus: Harley Davidson rally Baildon.

Hundreds of Harley Davidsons roared through Baildon as part of the annual bank holiday rally.

Bikers converged on the district for the event and spectators packed into Baildon to catch a glimpse of the iconic American machines, which made for an impressive sight as they passed through the town.