Sept 17: A "FALSE sense of security" has led to an increase in COVID-19 infection rates for wards taken out of the Bradford district local lockdown, the Leader of Bradford Council has claimed.

Council leader, Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, said: “Some of the places which have been taken out of local restrictions are now amongst the highest infected in the district – notably Silsden, Steeton, Bingley, Shipley and Windhill. I worry that coming out of local restrictions has given people in these places a false sense of security."

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BRADFORD Council has written to all 27,000 people in the district who were shielded earlier in the year to give them advice and information to help protect themselves from Covid-19 over the autumn and winter months.

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Sept 16: BRADFORD Council’s Leader has called on the government to provide retrospective grant support for businesses that were unable to open due to the local lockdown.

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The district sees another sharp rise in cases

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Sept 15: A KEIGHLEY campaign group is lobbying to remove the Bradford district's local lockdown restrictions in the town.

Around 200 residents have signed up to the Facebook group Get Keighley Out of Local Lockdown and its members are lobbying Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore to justify why Keighley wards are in local lockdown while other nearby wards with similar or higher cases have had the lockdown lifted.

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Sept 15: Local people say they cannot get coronavirus tests.

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Sept 14: Another school partially shuts down due to a coronavirus outbreak.

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Sept 11: The Government says local lockdowns will remain in place.

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Sept 11: Two more cases reported at a local school.

Sept 11: council asks for cash to fund local test and trace amid claims the national system is an 'utter shambles'.

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Sept 10: Bradford sees another week-on-week spike in cases.

Sept 10: A Bradford family are told they will have to travel to Scotland for a test. 

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Sept 9: A sixth Bradford school confirms an outbreak 

Aug 29: SENIOR members of Bradford Council have accused the Government and local Conservative MPs of “political bias” and only lifting tighter restrictions “if you have a Tory MP”.

Just nine wards of the district have been released from the measures, meaning thousands are still subject to the restrictions imposed last month to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Aug 27:THE DEBATE over how the Government should lift restrictions in Bradford and Kirklees has intensified following suggestions that rules could be assessed on a ward-by-ward basis.


Aug 26: LEADERS of the West Yorkshire Councils that are under stricter lockdown measures have called for these areas to be brought in line with the rest of the UK - and the Government to instead invest in local measures to stop Covid-19 spreading.

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Aug 25: BRADFORD Council has confirmed it has had to break up weddings being held at restaurants around the city, which have been accused of “dodging” Covid-19 restrictions.

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