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Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

By Abbey Maclure and Elisha Atkinson   The chair of Bradford Chamber of Commerce has called for a new through station in Bradford to be at the heart of new transport plans. Business and Transport leaders in Bradford said the station was crucial to provide opportunities for young people and improve connectivity to other cities. Nick Garthwaite, president of Bradford […]

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Leeds homeless volunteers see numbers needing help increase by six times in the last three years

Michelle and Angela- founders of Ang & Shells City Square homeless fee.

By Kamile Banyte Two local women who have organised their own homeless kitchen have seen the number of rough sleepers who attend their feed increase from 15 to over 90. Ang & Shells City Square homeless feed kitchen is made up of a small team of volunteers. They use donated ingredients to cook and serve fresh hot meals to dozens […]

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Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

By Kamile Banyte and Will Ford Bradford’s Council Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee are going to receive an annual update on the cycling strategy this evening. The strategy ‘keeping the wheels spinning’ was introduced in 2016 and aims to promote better infrastructure for cycling and encourage public to choose cycling as a transport mode. The committee will be updated on […]

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Bradford Council’s hands were tied over Victorian orphanage demolition, says Civic Society chair

Bradford Council’s hands were tied over Victorian orphanage demolition, says Civic Society chair

The head of Bradford’s Civic Society has expressed frustration at the decision to demolish the city’s Victorian orphanage. Bradford Council has granted permission to demolish Joseph Nutter House, next to Horton Park. The Orphanage was opened in the 1880s and was more recently used as a college, but has been empty since 2016. The Chair of the Bradford Civic Society Si […]

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Children in care in Bradford achieve higher school results than the national average.

Children at modern school facility

By Charlotte Lascelles and Abbey Maclure Children in care in Bradford have shown an improvement in their school results. A report to Bradford Council revealed that school results , from early years to key stage four, showed real improvement despite the challenges that children in care may face. Achievements in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 1 are higher […]

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Former Welcome to Yorkshire employee ‘not surprised’ by claims against Sir Gary Verity

Gary Verity at the route launch of the Tour De Yorkshire 2019.

By Amy Goodall and Abbey Maclure A former Welcome to Yorkshire employee has said he is “not surprised” at complaints against former chief executive Sir Gary Verity. Sir Gary resigned last month on health grounds, but concerns have been raised about his expenses and behaviour towards staff. Sean Murricane, who worked at the tourism agency from 2010 to 2012, recalled […]

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Campaign group Bradford Live win multi-million pound bid to develop the Bradford Odeon.

Campaign group Bradford Live win multi-million pound bid to develop the Bradford Odeon.

By Harry McMullen Local campaign group, Bradford Live have won the council bid to develop the Bradford Odeon. The Odeon, which has been derelict since 2000, will undergo and £23million pound refurbishment turning the site into a state of the art performance space. The project is expected to be completed by Autumn of 2020, 150 years on from the completion […]

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Horsforth Walk of Art festival looking for new artists and venues

Horsforth Walk of Art festival looking for new artists and venues

by Abbey Maclure A community arts festival in Horsforth is looking for artists and venue holders to sign up for this year’s event. Horsforth Walk of Art will be held on 6-7 July and will showcase art, activities and workshops in different locations across the town. The event is free and organisers are looking for a variety of artists, from […]

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VIDEO: Canadian rockers Dilly Dally hit Leeds

VIDEO: Canadian rockers Dilly Dally hit Leeds

By Tom Reyer Canadian rockers Dilly Dally travelled to Leeds on January 24 to play the first leg of their current UK tour. The quartet were here three years ago at Brudenell Social Club and have returned this month to tour their new album ‘Heaven’. They played a rousing set at Headrow House and I caught up with them to […]

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Stitching the Cathedral

‘Stitching the Cathedral’ is approaching its completion at Bradford Cathedral. Designed by artist Polly Meynell, the project to stitch kneelers for the main altar has aided in providing Bradford with a community project, open to everyone. Filming and editing: Polly Robinson

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