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21/12/2001 - `We can't afford flooding defence' - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley was today reported to be on a list of flood-hit areas where the Environment Agency cannot afford to install defences.
23/11/2001 - 'Truancy is being tackled' claims head of governors - Telegraph & Argus
The head of governors at a Bradford school - branded the fifth worst in the country for truancy - claims "everything possible is being done" to curb the problem.
22/11/2001 - Decorator inspired by classical music - Telegraph & Argus
Ask David Wilford for a title for his mural and he is stumped.
21/11/2001 - Former soccer star's asbestos death - Telegraph & Argus
A former Bradford City and Bradford Park Avenue goalkeeper died as a result of being exposed to asbestos as a teenager 60 years ago, an inquest has heard.
16/11/2001 - Changing face of valley - Telegraph & Argus
The major construction of the 47.9 million Bingley relief road is beginning to take shape.
13/11/2001 - Damage to bus after route error - Telegraph & Argus
A bus suffered serious damage after its driver took a wrong turning and became wedged.
13/11/2001 - Now Athers faces op on knee - Telegraph & Argus
Peter Atherton faces an exploratory knee operation tomorrow that will keep him out of action for at least a month.
02/11/2001 - Mum's safety drive on road outside school - Telegraph & Argus
A concerned mum is petitioning for traffic-calming measures outside her children's school.
02/11/2001 - Listen to what the people say - Telegraph & Argus
The extent to which planning decisions affect the lives of ordinary people is often overlooked when developers' demands are being considered. So it is good to hear of cases like that of the rendering plant at Thornton where residents opposing plans to extend its operations have now won their fight...
27/10/2001 - Bags of help needed to save shopper bus - Telegraph & Argus
The organiser of a shopper bus for pensioners in Cottingley is appealing for help in keeping the service on the road.
22/10/2001 - Final touches - Telegraph & Argus
US firm Hallmark Cards is putting the finishing touches to its new multi-million pound UK head office in Bradford.
19/10/2001 - Skateboard plea by village youngsters - Telegraph & Argus
Youngsters in Cottingley are fighting to get a village skateboard park off the ground.
28/09/2001 - Windmill row fuelled by neighbours' complaints - Telegraph & Argus
A retired engineer who harnesses his own energy with a wind generator is locked in a bitter dispute with Bradford Council after he was told to pull it down.
27/09/2001 - `Child prostitution' hearing collapses - Telegraph & Argus
A court case in which a mother and daughter stood accused of luring schoolgirls into prostitution has dramatically collapsed.
14/09/2001 - Girl tells of sex acts - Telegraph & Argus
A schoolgirl has told a jury she was paid money to perform sexual acts with a man in the back of a Bradford shop.
12/09/2001 - `Punters paid for sex in child brothel' - Telegraph & Argus
A mother and daughter ran a child brothel from their Bradford Council house where punters paid for depraved sex services from young girls, a court heard.
07/09/2001 - Wedding: Stephens - Shuttleworth - Telegraph & Argus
Alison May Shuttleworth was 40 minutes late for her wedding due to traffic hold-ups in Cottingley.
05/09/2001 - Building firm sorry for schools delay - Telegraph & Argus
Bosses at building firm Bovis - which is heading the 171m school rebuilding programme - today apologised to parents as seven schools were forced to delay the start of term.
30/08/2001 - Family calls for help as sewage floods garden - Telegraph & Argus
A family is demanding council action after being unable to use their bathroom for a month because the drain in the garden is spewing other people's sewage.
29/08/2001 - Cash windfall to go on Christmas lights - Telegraph & Argus
Thousands of pounds are set to be spent on Christmas lights in Shipley - despite opposition from a councillor who wants the money spending on safety schemes instead.
24/08/2001 - 'Garden watch' to fight crime - Telegraph & Argus
Fed up gardeners are cultivating an Allotment Watch scheme following a wave of break-ins at their Bingley plots.
21/08/2001 - Fairy tour scrapped on safety grounds - Telegraph & Argus
Health and safety fears have put paid to plans to welcome members of the public to the famous Cottingley Beck - home to the legend of the Cottingley Fairies.
16/08/2001 - TV star opens up fairy garden - Telegraph & Argus
The world-famous fairy dell at Cottingley is to go on show to the public for the first time - thanks to Emmerdale star Dominic Brunt.
16/08/2001 - Blooming great! - Telegraph & Argus
Jubilant residents of Hawksworth and Calverley are celebrating rosy results in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition.
16/08/2001 - Curry-chain boss snaps up hospital - Telegraph & Argus
A disused hospital has been snapped up by a restaurant owner planning to convert it into four homes.
16/08/2001 - Funding approved for new hospitals - Telegraph & Argus
Plans to build three new hospitals in Bradford have been boosted by a massive cash injection.
27/07/2001 - Relief-road show is in town - Telegraph & Argus
Hundreds of people were today expected to visit Bingley Arts Centre on a fact-finding mission to discover more about the town's relief road.
27/07/2001 - Bridge of size is so beautiful, say designers - Telegraph & Argus
A multi-million pound viaduct offering spectacular views of Bingley is to be built over the River Aire as part of the town's relief-road project.
23/07/2001 - Write wedding - Telegraph & Argus
A bridesmaid has travelled more than 3,000 miles for her best friend's wedding - while meeting her in the flesh just days before.
18/07/2001 - Pray tell us what you'd like to have! - Telegraph & Argus
Church leaders in Cottingley are calling on the village to come up with suggestions for a multi-purpose community centre to replace their crumbling church.
17/07/2001 - Pupils warned to stay off road site - Telegraph & Argus
Children in Bingley are being warned about the dangers of playing on the construction site of the town's relief road.
03/07/2001 - Victorian school takes on 21st century look - Telegraph & Argus
A village school founded 125 years ago is being doubled in size to turn its Victorian buildings into a 21st century learning centre.
02/07/2001 - At last! Relief for Bingley after 30 years - Telegraph & Argus
Work began at long last today on the 47.9 million scheme to create the Bingley relief road - more than 30 years after it was first mooted.
22/06/2001 - Traders' fury as vandals strike - Telegraph & Argus
Vandals have put a village's chances of a Yorkshire in Bloom title at risk.
16/06/2001 - Children say `bonjour' to Europe - Telegraph & Argus
Teachers at Nab Wood Grammar School, Cottingley New Road, Cottingley, said "bonjour" to 50 primary school children during a European day.
15/06/2001 - It's all on the cards! - Telegraph & Argus
There seems to be a card for every occasion.. and new ones appear to be thought of with the passing of every year.
14/06/2001 - Tearful son in tribute to war veteran in hit-and-run - Telegraph & Argus
A grieving son today paid tribute to the elderly war veteran killed by a hit-and-run driver in a stolen car.
07/06/2001 - Shirley's community gift is no fairy tale - Telegraph & Argus
In a timeless moment two young girls sit quietly by the water's edge. One is occupied reading a book and the other dabbles her feet in the water while gently blowing seeds from a dandelion head.
06/06/2001 - Sports bid to stop gang disturbances - Telegraph & Argus
A Cottingley man is spearheading a campaign for sports pitches and a meeting place for young people in the village, following a spate of disturbances involving gangs.
17/05/2001 - 100 new jobs as firm switches HQ - Telegraph & Argus
Britain's biggest greeting cards company will this month offer 100 new vacancies to job hunters across the district.
16/05/2001 - Parents issue plea for some road relief - Telegraph & Argus
A Cottingley mum fears her children and other pupils are at risk from congestion largely caused by parents outside their school.
08/05/2001 - Teenagers terrorise community groups - Telegraph & Argus
Community groups meeting at a Cottingley church are barricading themselves into the building after being intimidated by youths.
02/05/2001 - Tanks of tranquillity - Telegraph & Argus
A husband and wife team are planning to bring some calm to the district's offices and waiting rooms through a fishy new venture.
01/05/2001 - Appalling lack of sensitivity - Telegraph & Argus
People arrange for flowers to be sent to funerals because they are considered to be a fitting tribute to the person who has died. Also, they lighten the sombreness of the occasion.
30/04/2001 - Council offering advice point - Telegraph & Argus
Residents in Frizinghall will have a council information point on their doorstep from now on.
29/04/2001 - Salt still helping schools - Telegraph & Argus
More than a dozen students, eight schools and several organisations based in the Shipley area have benefited from grants awarded by a foundation set up more than a century ago by Saltaire's founder Sir Titus Salt.
07/04/2001 - Crate news as Jeff makes it to final milk round! - Telegraph & Argus
Jeff Taylor, pictured, is hoping to prove he is the cream of the crop after making it to the final of the milkman of the year competition.
28/03/2001 - Work on bypass `will finish months early' - Telegraph & Argus
The newly-appointed contractors for the Bingley Relief Road say they hope to finish the 47.9million project months ahead of schedule.
26/03/2001 - Voice of village to provide a vision - Telegraph & Argus
An Eldwick man wants people to take the future of their village into their own hands to protect its identity.
14/03/2001 - Fairy treasures go to mystery bidder - Telegraph & Argus
Another photographic hoax in the style of the Cottingley Fairies has puzzled its owner and intrigued an expert.
13/03/2001 - 'Fairy' pictures fetch 6,000 - BBC
Old photographic plates relating to the Cottingley Fairies hoax fetches 6,000 at auction - nearly twice as much as expected.
09/03/2001 - Revealed - another Cottingley Fairies mystery - Telegraph & Argus
Another photographic hoax in the style of the Cottingley Fairies has puzzled its owner and intrigued an expert.
28/02/2001 - Cash boost to help needy pupils learn - Telegraph & Argus
Disadvantaged pupils will benefit from a 35million programme to boost access to activities they might otherwise miss out on.
24/02/2001 - Such a lot to be proud of - Telegraph & Argus
Like most Bradfordians, I've heard all the jokes.
14/02/2001 - Pair in the running for marathon finish - Telegraph & Argus
A Bradford man is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity by following in the footsteps of one of the city's best known athletes.
07/02/2001 - Passenger is punched in bus attack - Telegraph & Argus
A Saltaire man was recovering today after being attacked in broad daylight on a bus.
02/02/2001 - Use-it-or-lose-it plea for Shopper - Telegraph & Argus
An urgent plea has gone out for more passengers to join a shopper service which helps the elderly and people with mobility problems.
30/01/2001 - Now more children face `lost' lessons - Telegraph & Argus
Parents at another Bradford school fear their children will miss out on weeks of education because of the schools reorganisation.
30/01/2001 - Parents right to be angry - Telegraph & Argus
It may be that parents, teachers and children have adapted well and learned to work around the disruption caused by the schools reorganisation process. It may even be that for many it has been a smoother process than was initially feared.
29/01/2001 - The price of peace (and quiet) - Telegraph & Argus
Hundreds of thousands of pounds are to be spent protecting homes against noise from Bingley's long-awaited relief road.
25/01/2001 - Parents' fury at lost two weeks - Telegraph & Argus
An MP is pressing education chiefs and a head teacher to reconsider giving pupils two extra weeks holiday because of the schools reorganisation.
18/01/2001 - Volunteers go west to meet Mounties - Telegraph & Argus
Volunteer student crimebusters are hoping to go west in search of help from Canada's Mounties to boost Shipley's pioneering anti-crime partnership.
17/01/2001 - 500 new jobs on the cards - Telegraph & Argus
Greetings card giant Hallmark and the Abbey National bank today presented a boost to Bradford's economy with the announcement of up to 500 new jobs.
11/01/2001 - Now shutdown school pupils face squeeze - Telegraph & Argus
Pupils who have already lost three weeks of lessons now face being crammed into classrooms normally used by half the number of children.
06/01/2001 - Fury over school's four-week closure - Telegraph & Argus
Furious parents have hit out at plans to close Cottingley Village Primary School for an extra two weeks at Easter because of the reorganisation programme.
04/01/2001 - We will knock down our `unloved' church - Telegraph & Argus
Dramatic plans to replace one of the district's most unloved buildings - Cottingley's St Michael & All Angels Church - have been revealed.

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