YP Letters: Why are Leeds and Bradford worlds apart?

From: Marilyn Meer, Sutton Court, Bingley.

Harry Kane celebrates England's last gasp winner against Tunisia in the World Cup.
Harry Kane celebrates England's last gasp winner against Tunisia in the World Cup.

THREE weeks ago my family took me on a shopping trip to Leeds. I am aged 81, and I was stunned as we approached Leeds station to see the size of the city as it is today.

We went round dozens of shops and everywhere was thriving.

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I had read that Bradford would not be having a big screen for the World Cup, but Leeds would be showing the England matches.

This attitude of Bradford Council just illustrates how Bradford has become so run- down.

I remember in the 1950s going into town on a Saturday morning shopping. It was great and I felt proud to be growing up there. Now my heart bleeds to see the state of it and I feel like crying.

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield.

I DON’T object to a game or two of football on TV, but I honestly do not think that everybody 
likes the game enough to have our much-loved regular programmes being moved 
away from their usual slots 
or ditched altogether, just 
so that football can be 
shoved down our throats 
ad nauseam.