Buyer sought to develop prime city centre site

PLANS to turn a city centre car park into offices, apartments or a hotel are moving forward after the land was put up for sale to potential developers.


Shipley mum scoops £14m lottery jackpot but passes on the Champagne

EVEN BEFORE the customary spraying of the Champagne bottle at a phalanx of photographers made it “official”, Bev Doran had started to settle into her millionaire’s lifestyle.

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Former West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pilling

Plans to stop comebacks by fire brigade ‘boomerang bosses’

The Government has announced plans to stop ‘boomerang bosses’ retiring from senior positions in local fire brigades only to be re-employed on similar lucrative terms.

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Donald Trump is no longer welcome in Bradford, according to MP Naz Shah.

Naz Shah: Donald Trump was welcome in Bradford. Now it would only reinforce and condone his divisive, racist and sexist messages.

JUST over 3,500 of my constitutents have signed the e-petition on preventing Donald Trump’s state visit, which amounts to nearly 60 people out of every 1,000 registered voters in Bradford West.​ What we have seen in the past month has been chilling and many of us are asking where the slippery slope really leads.

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CREATIVE PARTNER: Simon Armitage in a recreation of Branwell Bronte's bedroom at the Bronte Parsonage Museum  .  Picture Bruce Rollinson

The lost boy

Poet Simon Armitage has curated a new exhibition for Branwell Brontë’s bicentenary year. Yvette Huddleston reports.

Kieran Milledge, who wasjailed for 21 weeks for animal cruelty after he swung a dog against a train's wall and pushed his foot in the dog's face.

Shocking pictures of animal abuse after convictions in Leeds and Bradford

THE MAXIMUM prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.

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Inside Bradford's historic Alhambra Theatre. PIC: Simon Hulme

If all the world’s a stage then Bradford’s Alhambra truly is a palace

This great county of ours has produced some true titans of the stage down the years including the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Dame Diana Rigg and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Bradford City's Charlie Wyke prods home  his second goal against Bolton Wanderers (Picture: Tony Johnson).

Bradford City miss their just desserts again after Bolton comeback

BAKEWELL TART was viewed as an ingredient in Bradford City’s seven-match winning home run at the end of last season by then manager Phil Parkinson.

NO WAY THROUGH: Barnsley's Tom Bradshaw is foiled by Brighton goalkeeper, David Stockdale on Saturday. Picture: Glenn Ashley.

Familiar faces: Derby dates loom large as Yorkshire rivals jostle for position

BARNSLEY head coach Paul Heckingbottom is refusing to be downhearted despite his side passing up the chance of propelling themselves firmly into Championship play-off contention after a 2-0 home loss to leaders Brighton.

David Hockney in his home city of Bradford, February 1970

So, just who is the real David Hockney?

There’s a story Christopher Simon Sykes likes to tell about David Hockney. It was the early 1960s and, having just graduated from the Royal College of Art, he moved into a new flat where the bedroom also doubled as his studio. At the end of the small bed, which was squeezed into a corner, was a chest of drawers. “David painted a message rather carefully on the chest of drawers,” says Sykes, who secured unprecedented access to Hockney’s archive, notebooks and paintings to write a two-volume biography of the Bradford-born artist. “It said in large capital letters GET UP AND WORK IMMEDIATELY. As he said: ‘The first thing I saw every morning when I woke up was the sign, and not only did I read the sign but I remembered that I had wasted two hours painting it, so I jumped out of bed’.”

Romaine Vincelot is expecting a physical contest as former manager Phil Parkinson brings Bolton to Valley Parade (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Bradford City v Bolton Wanderers: Bantams aim to get just reward at the expense of Phil Parkinson

AS a self-confessed Anglophile, a beefy footballing contest brimful of northern soul is perfect for Romaine Vincelot.

Huddersfield Town coach David Wagner

Something for the weekend? Four cracking encounters to savour

THE magic of the FA Cup or some juicy EFL fare - just what is your footballing poison on Saturday?

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Colin Doyle expects a busy time

Bradford: Ready for onslaught as Phil Parkinson returns

BRADFORD CITY goalkeeper Colin Doyle says that the Bantams must prepare themselves for an aerial bombardment and physical endurance test in tomorrow’s spicy occasion with Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers.

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An asylum seeker family in Bradford.

YP Letters: City’s response to those who seek sanctuary

From: Will Sutcliffe, Chair, Bradford City of Sanctuary.

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Nazi memorabilia in the bedroom of a teenager who made a pipe bomb, as he has avoided a prison sentence.

Bradford teen who made pipe bomb and stored Nazi memorabilia is spared prison sentence

A TEENAGER who made a pipe bomb which was found in his Nazi memorabilia-filled bedroom has avoided a prison sentence.

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Coroner’s appeal for family to come forward

Police are trying to trace the family of a pensioner who died at his home in West Yorkshire.

Food banks are used mostly by white clients, a survey has found

In a city like Bradford, why are nearly all the people who use food banks white?

MUSLIMS are being unintentionally excluded from using food banks and other community food aid, according to a new study carried out in Yorkshire.

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Bradford City boss Stuart McCall

Bristol Rovers 1 Bradford City 1: Lumley denies Bantams as rivals start to close in

BRADFORD CITY manager Stuart McCall was left frustrated after a third draw in four league games.

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Firefighters tackle Blaze at Bradford's Lahore cafe

Firefighters tackle Blaze at Bradford's Lahore cafe

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a cafe in Bradford this morning (Sunday).

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Bristol Rovers v Bradford City: Stuart McCall confident City can stay pace with League One leaders

A BIG week for Bradford City kicks off today with their sixth lengthy trip of 2017 but Stuart McCall insists his players will be fully focused on keeping the club’s play-off push on track.

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