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29/12/1999 - Log on to beat the burglars - Telegraph & Argus
Communities will soon be able to call up crime trends affecting their own street at the touch of a button.
21/12/1999 - 'Diana' firm buy popular gym club - Telegraph & Argus
A company whose gyms include one used by the late Diana, Princess of Wales has bought a Bradford health and fitness centre, it was revealed today.
15/12/1999 - Death of biker leads to renewed drink drive warning - Telegraph & Argus
A coroner has issued a festive message to drivers after hearing how a motorcyclist involved in a crash had been drinking.
06/12/1999 - Steps to put shine on The Parade - Telegraph & Argus
A long-awaited scheme to rejuvenate The Parade in Cottingley will get underway this week.
30/11/1999 - No more tailbacks as work moves up a gear - Telegraph & Argus
Roadworks which caused chaos on one of the districts busiest roads are expected to finish this week.
29/11/1999 - 3m mill scheme binned in re-think - Telegraph & Argus
Controversial plans to demolish Cottingley Mills and create up to 200 jobs in a 3m scheme have been scrapped.
29/11/1999 - Sean saves the show - Telegraph & Argus
Schoolboy actor Sean Mackie made sure the show went on - after a frantic dash to Blackpool.
29/11/1999 - Joel hopes pedal power will get him to Belize - Telegraph & Argus
Teenager Joel Manning turned to pedal power in his bid to reach Belize on a Raleigh International expedition.
23/11/1999 - Groups set for a Millennium cash bonanza - Telegraph & Argus
Organisations across the Shipley district are celebrating the Millennium with cash boosts.
22/11/1999 - Hello again - and this time I'll marry you! - Telegraph & Argus
More than 55 years ago, a tongue-tied Peter Whitwham lost his nerve and failed to woo flame-haired beauty Muriel Jennings.
17/11/1999 - Artists team up to help tackle blood diseases - Telegraph & Argus
An evening of music and dancing is the latest event being held to raise funds for patients with blood disorders at a centre in India twinned with Bradford.
13/11/1999 - Forums will give lots of air-time - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley rural folk are to have their say with three Neighbourhood Forums in less than a week.
14/10/1999 - Road delay anger - Telegraph & Argus
Motorists suffered half hour hold-ups between Bradford and Bingley as they returned home at peak rush hour last night. Temporary traffic lights have been installed outside the Sun Inn in Bradford Old Road, Cottingley, as Yorkshire Water carries out roadworks. Chairman of Bradford Council's Highways sub...
13/10/1999 - Fur flies in protest on circus animals - Telegraph & Argus
Animal welfare campaigners today called on people to boycott a circus whose big top show includes performing elephants, lions and tigers.
17/09/1999 - Lazy drivers ruin beauty spot - Telegraph & Argus
A councillor has branded lazy motorists litterbugs after a beauty spot was turned into a rubbish tip.
15/09/1999 - How brave Robert, 20 fulfilled his dying wish - Telegraph & Argus
A university student who was dying of a brain tumour fulfilled his life-long dream to make a daring bungee jump.
11/09/1999 - New twist in school chaos row - Telegraph & Argus
Parents have been warned to contact their children's primary schools to check they are open - despite an announcement that the classroom chaos was expected to end on Monday.
08/09/1999 - Classroom chaos hits education - Telegraph & Argus
Education chiefs today released a damning list of class closures at new primary schools across Bradford - but the Telegraph & Argus can reveal it does not show the full extent of the crisis.
07/09/1999 - Rescued from the scrapheap - Telegraph & Argus
Allan Dixon is hoping for promotion at Bradford's Motorworld - six months after he felt he was on the scrapheap after failing to get a job despite sending off 327 applications.
03/09/1999 - Snowballing work keeps David busy - Telegraph & Argus
While most of us basked in the summer sun, David Wilford was thinking of snow, ice skaters and carol singers.
22/05/1999 - Residents plea to delay tree felling - Telegraph & Argus
Campaigners have condemned plans to fell 150 trees this November to make way for the Bingley relief road.
21/05/1999 - Helping the city to bloom - Telegraph & Argus
Congratulations to Ilkley for its success in the "Towns" category in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. A bouquet must go to Hawksworth, too, for taking a closely-run second place in the "Small Villages" category. In fact, the Bradford district did not do too badly at all. Although...
20/05/1999 - Fairy tale come true - Telegraph & Argus
The glitz and razzmatazz of the British premiere of a film about the Cottingley fairies has scooped a top award for Bradford.
01/05/1999 - Motorists facing more snarl-ups from repairs - Telegraph & Argus
Motorists face mayhem on two of the district's busiest routes next week through separate roadworks.
30/04/1999 - Cabdriver is jailed for sex kidnapping - Telegraph & Argus
A private hire driver who subjected a woman passenger to a terrifying ordeal has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
27/04/1999 - 'Cabbie insisted on sex' - Telegraph & Argus
A cabbie has gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting a woman passenger he picked up after a wedding celebration.
27/04/1999 - Chapman expected to retire soon - Telegraph & Argus
Yorkshire reserve wicketkeeper and second team captain Colin Chapman is expected to announce his retirement from first-class cricket shortly.
15/03/1999 - Jackie's luck of the Irish - again! - Telegraph & Argus
A Cottingley woman has conquered Crufts for the second time - capping an amazing weekend of howling success for the area.
11/03/1999 - 100,000 road safety package - Telegraph & Argus
Two dozen highway maintenance, lighting improvement and traffic calming schemes are set to get the green light.
02/03/1999 - Man shot his wife and daughter dead - Telegraph & Argus
A verdict of unlawful killing has been returned on a mother and her two-year-old daughter gunned down in America at an inquest in Bradford today.
26/02/1999 - Emmott has now left the building - Telegraph & Argus
A caretaker's dream finally came true at his retirement party when he swapped his overalls for a glamorous sequinned suit and was transformed into his hero - Elvis.
25/02/1999 - Watchdogs seek your NHS experiences - Telegraph & Argus
A new initiative to find the good and bad in the health service has been launched by health watchdogs.
25/02/1999 - Paris pipe dream goes down the parade spout - Telegraph & Argus
Ambitious plans to transform Cottingley's run-down shopping parade into a Parisian-style boulevard have fallen through.
22/02/1999 - NHS ops handed to private clinic - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford Health Authority chiefs have been slated for opting to spend about 150,000 with a private hospital in a desperate attempt to slash waiting lists.
20/02/1999 - Gertrude reaches 100 - Telegraph & Argus
Former Keighley woman Gertrude Moulden celebrates her 100th birthday on Sunday.
19/02/1999 - Robbie undergoes surgery - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford Bulls skipper Robbie Paul has taken advantage of a weekend break to have minor surgery on a niggling knee complaint.
19/02/1999 - Goodbye Melanie, superstar - Telegraph & Argus
Tears flowed as a grieving mum finally laid her daughter and granddaughter to rest two months after they were gunned down in America.
14/02/1999 - 120 school staff in the dark over jobs - Telegraph & Argus
More than 120 school caretakers, cleaners and secretaries still do not know where they will be working after their schools shut this summer.
12/02/1999 - 'I'm still waiting to lay them to rest' - Telegraph & Argus
A grieving mother whose daughter and granddaughter were gunned down in America three months ago has spoken of her anguish at still being unable to lay them to rest.
30/01/1999 - Funeral on hold after US shooting - Telegraph & Argus
A grieving Skipton father has had to postpone his daughter's funeral after she was shot dead by her American husband.
19/01/1999 - Voice loss costs man his career - Telegraph & Argus
A well-known auctioneer has been forced to give up his job after losing his voice through cancer.
18/01/1999 - Tragic pair's bodies brought back - Telegraph & Argus
The bodies of a mother and her two-year-old daughter, who were shot by the woman's American husband, have been brought back to Bradford to be buried together.
12/01/1999 - Snow chaos - Telegraph & Argus
Peak time snow chaos hit parts of the district today as motorists struggled along skid-pan roads in efforts to get to work and school.
11/01/1999 - Money is well spent - Telegraph & Argus
The Alhambra theatre remains (as it has often been described) a jewel in Bradford's entertainment crown. It had its problems a few years ago but has now pulled itself back, thanks largely to its ability to attract big-name shows guaranteed to bring in the audiences.
08/01/1999 - Mum wins battle to bring bodies home - Telegraph & Argus
A grieving mother has won her battle to bring the bodies of her murdered daughter and granddaughter back to West Yorkshire.
07/01/1999 - Tragic pair may be flown home soon - Telegraph & Argus
A woman has been given a boost in her battle to bring home the bodies of her dead daughter and grand-daughter for burial after they were murdered in America.
06/01/1999 - 1.6m for repairs to our roads - Telegraph & Argus
A 'rollercoaster' main road is expected to get top priority in a 1.6 million package to improve routes across the district.
04/01/1999 - Sweet-talking assistant Jean bags thousands for charity - Telegraph & Argus
A sales assistant in charge of a store's pick-and-mix counter has helped sweet-talk customers into donating thousands of pounds for worthy causes.

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