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Pensioner threatened and car jacked in Bradford

Pensioner threatened and car jacked in Bradford

A 68-year-old pensioner was threatened and forced out of his car by two men on Rooley Avenue, at 10.40am, yesterday morning. The pair, dressed in dark clothing, approached the pensioner’s Red Ford Focus before they threatened and forced him out of his car then drove towards Staygate Roundabout. The man was shocked, but was not harmed during the incident. Detective […]

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Risks posed by e-cigarettes downplayed by health experts

Risks posed by e-cigarettes downplayed by health experts

By Liam Smedley Researchers have said the devices could save thousands of lives and are critical of the World Health Organisation’s claim that e-cigarettes can lead young people to take up smoking later in life. The health experts, from University College London, have suggested that around 6,000 premature deaths could be prevented for every 1 million smokers should they made […]

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Former Chelsea winger pens new deal with Bradford City

Former Chelsea winger pens new deal with Bradford City

Bantam’s Portuguese winger, Filipe Morais, has signed a new deal with the League One side that will see him stay at Coral Windows Stadium until the end of 2014. Morais, who has started four of the Bantams seven matches, confirmed his immediate future to the club after his initial short term contract expired on Sunday. The winger started his career […]

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Child groomer jailed after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Bradford

Child groomer jailed after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Bradford

A man has been jailed for six years after admitting to four counts of sexual assault at Bradford Crown Court earlier this year. Akif Ali, 24, from Lidget Green targeted a then 15-year-old girl for several months on social media before he met and sexually assaulted her in February. Ali, who was already registered as a sex offender, was also […]

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Free Wi-Fi and other services announced for Bradford bus passengers

Free Wi-Fi and other services announced for Bradford bus passengers

By Mark Kielesz-Levine Bus Company, Arriva, announced a number of new services, including free Wi-Fi that will be rolled along their routes in Bradford, which they said will provide a better service for passengers. Other services that have been launched on the 268 route from Bradford to Dewsbury include clearer signs that show where the bus is going and a […]

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Concerns for blind bus passengers in Yorkshire

Concerns for blind bus passengers in Yorkshire

The Guide Dogs charity has issued a “call to action” over the lack of audio announcements on buses. They’re worried that because of this lack of technology many are missing their stops. Debbie Linford from the Guide Dogs charity said: “Cane users and dog users generally learn routes so if for some reason they get off at the wrong stop […]

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West Yorkshire Police appealing for witnesses after boys threatened by man wielding knife

West Yorkshire Police appealing for witnesses after boys threatened by man wielding knife

Police have made a public appeal for witnesses to come forward after two boys were threatened with a knife in Bradford’s Peel Park at 4.55pm last Saturday. The two boys were confronted by a white man and who is believed to be in his late teens or early twenties. In the following altercation the man threatened the boys, aged 14 […]

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Former England rugby player to retire from Bradford Bulls

Former England rugby player to retire from Bradford Bulls

Veteran rugby player, Matt Diskin, is stepping down as captain of the Bradford Bulls at the end of this season. The 32-year-old has had an illustrious career that has seen him play internationally for Great Britain and England as well as a distinguished run for Leeds Rhinos. He also made 86 appearances for the Bulls, having arrived at Provident Stadium […]

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Circus comes under fire from Yorkshire animal rights charity

Circus  comes under fire from Yorkshire animal rights charity

By Ailsa Rochester A circus has been condemned by a Bradford animal rights group over the living conditions of their animals as the circus begins its two week run in the city today. Circus Mondao, which boasts a range of exotic animals, including a zebra and camels, travels across the UK regularly and recently arrived in Thornton to perform their […]

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EU laws over high powered vacuums only the beginning

EU laws over high powered vacuums only the beginning

By Alex Rhodes A controversial ban on the sale of high powered vacuums could be the first of many rulings designed to increase energy efficiency across the continent. The EU is currently debating further changes to energy limits for other electrical goods such as kettles and hairdryers and is expected to reach a decision early next year. Production of vacuums […]

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