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28/12/2002 - Laura launches support network - Telegraph & Argus
An amputee whose life has been changed by a surprise 11,500 donation towards new cosmetic limbs is launching a website to help others.
28/12/2002 - Gift helps high-and-dry sea cadets - Telegraph & Argus
A wealthy Yorkshire businessman has presented Keighley Sea Cadet Corps with a surprise Christmas gift.
27/12/2002 - Building that must be limited - Telegraph & Argus
The forecast that property prices in the Aire Valley are likely to soar once the Bingley relief road opens will be encouraging for those who already own houses around Crossflatts and Bingley and have seen the value of them depressed (relatively speaking) by the present congested road conditions.
27/12/2002 - `Valley house prices to soar' - Telegraph & Argus
Home-owners in the Aire Valley can expect the value of their property to soar when the long-awaited Bingley relief road opens next year, according to a new survey.
22/12/2002 - Christmas without Daddy... but I cannot let my two boys down - Yorkshire Post
THE three murderers of father-of-two Kevin Jackson are today beginning life sentences, as his devastated widow and young sons face their first Christmas without him since their lives were cruelly shattered.
21/12/2002 - Dad who paid the highest price - his life - Telegraph & Argus
Criminals helped detectives track down the vicious killers of Kevin Jackson, a senior detective has revealed.
20/12/2002 - Three found guilty of car theft murder - Telegraph & Argus
A third man was today found guilty of the vicious murder of a father-of-two as he tried to stop his father-in-law's car being stolen.
20/12/2002 - Guilty: Now car-theft murderers face life - Yorkshire Post
TWO men face life sentences after being convicted of murdering a father-of-two who was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver when he disturbed a car theft.
18/12/2002 - Car-theft case jury still out - Yorkshire Post
THE jury will continue considering verdicts for the fifth day today in the trial at Leeds Crown Court of three men accused of murdering a father of two who disturbed a car theft.
17/12/2002 - Verdict awaited on murder charges - Yorkshire Post
A JURY trying three men accused of murdering a father-of-two who interrupted a car theft, has found two of them guilty of trying to burgle a house intending to steal car keys four days earlier.
13/12/2002 - Skateboard park bid now in limbo - Telegraph & Argus
A planning panel could not make a decision on plans for a skateboard park in Cottingley because of an article by a barrister in a planning magazine.
06/12/2002 - Family horror as dog electrocuted - Telegraph & Argus
A investigation has started after a family's pet dog was electrocuted by a live cable running under a public path.
03/12/2002 - Accused 'hid while attack took place' - Telegraph & Argus
One of three men accused of the murder of a father-of-three told a jury he was hiding in a garden when the attack took place.
03/12/2002 - Defendant denies attack on chase man - Yorkshire Post
A MAN yesterday denied he was involved in attacking a householder who chased him and a friend after they were disturbed trying to take a vehicle for joyriding.
29/11/2002 - `Youngsters will be killed' - Telegraph & Argus
A concerned mum today warned that pupils will be killed outside her child's school unless extra car parking space is introduced.
29/11/2002 - Textile dynasty is ended - Telegraph & Argus
The last direct descendant of a family which ran Listers textile empire in Bradford has died aged 94.
25/11/2002 - Row continues over skate-park plans - Telegraph & Argus
Angry residents in Cottingley have formed an action group in a desperate bid to block plans for a controversial skateboard park.
17/11/2002 - Murder accused's break-in bid arrest - Yorkshire Post
ONE of three defendants accused of murdering a man who tried to stop a car theft, was arrested four days earlier for attempting to break into a house intending to steal a car from the owner, a jury heard.
16/11/2002 - Murder suspect `involved in raid' - Telegraph & Argus
A man accused of stabbing a father-of-two to death with a screwdriver was arrested for allegedly trying to steal car keys from a house just days before the killing, a court was told.
14/11/2002 - Call for asbestos inquiry - Telegraph & Argus
A village primary school where asbestos was not removed adequately now faces further work over the Christmas holidays after a fresh hazard was spotted by a contractor.
13/11/2002 - Anger at skate-park decision delay - Telegraph & Argus
A community-group leader has accused planners of delaying a vital village plan to help get youngsters off the street.
12/11/2002 - Rats making mum's life a nightmare - Telegraph & Argus
A Council tenant is demanding action to rid her home of rats.
09/11/2002 - 'Speed-camera alley' is pointer to future - Yorkshire Post
IT'S been dubbed the most intensively monitored road in Britain and Yorkshire is to get many more like it.
08/11/2002 - Skirl of the wild - Telegraph & Argus
The rolling hills of the Aire Valley may be a far cry from the Scottish Highlands - but for a lone bagpiper the view from the top of Nab Wood is pure inspiration.
06/11/2002 - Skirl of the wild - Telegraph & Argus
The rolling hills of the Aire Valley may be a far cry from the Scottish Highlands - but for a lone bagpiper the view from the top of Nab Wood is pure inspiration.
05/11/2002 - Ward set for quick return - Telegraph & Argus
Ashley Ward could be fit for an amazing return against Nottingham Forest a week on Saturday.
31/10/2002 - Commuters hit by roadworks chaos - Telegraph & Argus
Roadworks in the Aire Valley are being blamed for causing traffic chaos. The work at points along busy routes from Bingley to Bradford is resulting in major congestion at peak times.
28/10/2002 - Wool trade boss Alfred dies at 89 - Telegraph & Argus
One of the biggest names in Bradford's once booming wool trade has died.
25/10/2002 - New centre may end wait for surgery - Telegraph & Argus
Waiting lists for some operations in Bradford could be wiped out if an innovative new health centre is built.
24/10/2002 - Joy over six speed cameras - Telegraph & Argus
Speed cameras on a one-mile stretch of a busy road in Cottingley have been welcomed by campaigners and residents.
23/10/2002 - Retrial of `sex case' dropped - Telegraph & Argus
Prosecutors have dropped their case against the alleged members of a paedophile vice ring which was said to have operated from a Bradford Council house.
22/10/2002 - Prosecution drops charges in child prostitution case - Yorkshire Post
THE Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to proceed with a child sex case which dramatically collapsed at Bradford Crown Court last September.
22/10/2002 - Asbestos probe at 14 schools - Telegraph & Argus
An investigation has begun after an inspection of 44 schools found asbestos in 14 of them.
22/10/2002 - Asbestos discovered in nine more schools - Yorkshire Post
NEW checks for asbestos ordered at schools across Bradford have revealed the potentially deadly material in nine more buildings previously given the all-clear.
21/10/2002 - `More art wanted on bridge design' - Telegraph & Argus
Designs for a bridge at the historic Cottingley fairies' site have been sent back to the drawing board.
18/10/2002 - Pervert targets tenth victim - Telegraph & Argus
A serial sex attacker preying on women in Bradford has targeted his tenth victim.
18/10/2002 - Violent sex attacker claims his 10th victim - Yorkshire Post
A VIOLENT young man thought to be behind a series of sex attacks on women and girls in West Yorkshire has claimed his tenth victim and is unlikely to stop offending until he is caught, police warned yesterday.
16/10/2002 - Village is divided on skate plan - Telegraph & Argus
A huge debate broke out last night over plans for a skateboard park in Cottingley.
16/10/2002 - Bypass on schedule with latest milestone - Yorkshire Post
WORK on the Bingley relief road is on track to be completed around this time next year following the success of a major milestone in the 47.9m project.
15/10/2002 - Patients is a virtue for initiative - Telegraph & Argus
Health workers in North Bradford are looking for patients with long-term medical conditions to volunteer to become expert patients.
13/10/2002 - TESTS being carried out across Bradford have revealed asbestos in four more schools which had previously been given the all-clear.
11/10/2002 - Relief at end of the road! - Telegraph & Argus
The final beam of Bingley relief road's biggest bridge-frame has been dramatically lifted into place.
10/10/2002 - Sex beast makes another approach - Telegraph & Argus
A seventh woman has told detectives how she was accosted by a serial sex attacker on the prowl in Bradford.
08/10/2002 - Checks at 47 schools after asbestos goes unnoticed - Yorkshire Post
NEW checks have been ordered at nearly 50 schools being rebuilt across the Bradford district amid fears that asbestos may not have been properly removed.
07/10/2002 - Schools in asbestos scare - Telegraph & Argus
Fresh checks have been ordered at 47 schools being rebuilt across the Bradford district, amid fears asbestos has not been removed properly.
01/10/2002 - Charles attacks shallow vandals - Telegraph & Argus
The Prince of Wales has condemned "shallow rooted" young vandals who desecrated a village war memorial.
01/10/2002 - Charles attacks village's 'shallow' vandals - Yorkshire Post
The Prince of Wales condemned "shallow rooted" young vandals who desecrated a West Yorkshire village war memorial but said he hoped it would remind parishioners of the need to reconnect with a disillusioned generation.
30/09/2002 - Prince wants to 'reconnect' youths - BBC
The Prince of Wales has described how some young people are "shallow-rooted and bereft of a spiritual and moral dimension".
28/09/2002 - Charles andgered by vandal attack - Telegraph & Argus
Prince Charles is to unveil a new war memorial in Cottingley after being stirred by news that the village's original monument was vandalised.
17/09/2002 - Roadworks delay blow for residents - Telegraph & Argus
Residents in Harden, near Bingley, have been told they will have to cope with the disruption caused by long-running roadworks until March next year.
17/09/2002 - Skating park victory likely - Telegraph & Argus
Teenagers battling to get a skateboard park off the ground are set to have their dream realised - despite strong opposition.
17/09/2002 - Prince Charles heads for Bradford - Telegraph & Argus
Prince Charles is to rededicate a war memorial which was attacked by vandals in a visit to Bradford later this month.
16/09/2002 - Prince to visit vandalised memorial - BBC
The Prince of Wales is to attend a ceremony to rededicate a damaged war memorial in Bradford.
13/09/2002 - Patient's suicide after transfer to clinic - Telegraph & Argus
A woman identified as a suicide risk was found hanged shortly after being transferred from hospital to a privately-run clinic, a Bradford inquest heard.
12/09/2002 - Relief road `roars ahead' - Telegraph & Argus
Work on Bingley's relief road is now said to be well ahead of schedule.
06/09/2002 - Brian says bye to Gaping Gill - Telegraph & Argus
While some of Brian Varley's contemporaries are happy to pick up their pension and enjoy a quiet life, he straps on a safety helmet and heads off into the dark.
29/08/2002 - Season over for City's Kearney - Telegraph & Argus
Tom Kearney today put a brave face on his disappointment as he prepared for a season on the sidelines.
23/08/2002 - Athletics: Officers axe coach - Telegraph & Argus
A top local athletics coach has been thrown out of Bingley Harriers after being found guilty of gross misconduct by UK Athletics.
22/08/2002 - Ousted trainer: I'll still coach - Telegraph & Argus
A veteran trainer has vowed to carry on coaching despite being expelled from a top athletics club after being found guilty of gross misconduct by the sport's governing body.
10/08/2002 - Relief road project crosses first bridge - Telegraph & Argus
The first road bridge over Bingley's relief road is complete - despite torrential rain hampering progress on other parts of the multi-million project.
09/08/2002 - Potholer to make last trip to cavern - Telegraph & Argus
A former Keighley man is making his final trip to Gaping Gill, the cavern that inspired his love of caving 50 years ago.
08/08/2002 - Husband of tragic Gail joins T&A campaign - Telegraph & Argus
A grieving husband is backing the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Can... Cancer Research Appeal in memory of his wife who died from the disease.
02/08/2002 - Flood alert as rain lashes Yorks - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford was today on flood alert after 80 per cent of August's average rain fell in just 24 hours.
31/07/2002 - Question that needs an answer - Telegraph & Argus
The outcome of the public-consultation exercise over the future of transport in the Aire Valley was hardly a resounding roar of approval for the Option B - the one which favours extra investment in public transport over a major road-building programme to eliminate the bottleneck which will be created ...
29/07/2002 - Snooker star has quadruple bypass - Telegraph & Argus
Snooker ace Joe Johnson is recovering at his Bradford home after undergoing a major heart operation.
24/07/2002 - Manhunt after woman attacked - Telegraph & Argus
Police were today hunting for a 21-year-old man after a woman was found with serious injuries at a house in Cottingley.
19/07/2002 - Bankrupt threatened manager - Telegraph & Argus
A middle-aged bankrupt assaulted a Keighley building society manager during a row over documents, magistrates heard.
17/07/2002 - It's time to ease this bottleneck - Telegraph & Argus
Something appears to have gone badly wrong with the much-needed survey of public preferences for dealing with the traffic problems of the Aire Valley. It seemed likely that there would have been a tremendous response from local people to the chance have their say over what should happen next, once the...
17/07/2002 - Youngsters urged to join crime fight - Telegraph & Argus
Young people are to be offered mobile phone `top-ups' in return for information on robberies, as officers step up the fight against street crime.
17/07/2002 - Drivers receive new net benefit - Telegraph & Argus
Road safety chiefs have started a website to warn drivers where high-visibility and mobile speed cameras are located on Bradford's roads.
15/07/2002 - Oakbank take swim title - Telegraph & Argus
Oakbank School won the Secondary Schools championship at Bingley Swimming Club's annual schools' gala.
15/07/2002 - Council frets over 700,000 repair bill - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford Council is seeking assurances that it will not be faced with a 700,000 repair bill when it takes responsibility for a two-mile stretch of road.
13/07/2002 - Europe at heart of treatment solution - Telegraph & Argus
Heart patients in Bradford could be sent to hospitals across Europe for vital treatment from next month.
12/07/2002 - Boring? No, it's rocket science! - Telegraph & Argus
Scientific thrills and spills have been drafted into one Bradford school as teachers hit back at MPs' claims that the subject is too boring.
10/07/2002 - Pupils are the Mars stars - Telegraph & Argus
Children at a Cottingley school have won a science competition by using a mixture of drinking straws, fruit pastilles and cocktail sticks.
06/07/2002 - Relief road 'behind time' - Telegraph & Argus
Workers have been offered overtime to build Bingley's relief road - which they claim has fallen three months behind schedule.
05/07/2002 - FA's fair play for church - Telegraph & Argus
While the rest of the country was going football crazy over the World Cup, organisers of a summer fair were feeling as sick as a parrot after having to postpone their event.
04/07/2002 - Therapy boost for people with learning difficulties - Telegraph & Argus
Water, music and light have widened access to therapy for people with learning disabilities in Bradford and Keighley.
27/06/2002 - Tightlipped over fundraising efforts - Telegraph & Argus
Two 12-year-olds have kept quiet for a full day at school - and raised at least 75 for the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Can...Cancer Research Appeal.
04/07/2002 - Therapy boost for people with learning difficulties - Telegraph & Argus
Water, music and light have widened access to therapy for people with learning disabilities in Bradford and Keighley.
27/06/2002 - Tightlipped over fundraising efforts - Telegraph & Argus
Two 12-year-olds have kept quiet for a full day at school - and raised at least 75 for the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Can...Cancer Research Appeal.
26/06/2002 - Tragedy as bike mum struck post - Telegraph & Argus
A mother-of-two lost control of her motorbike and crashed into a lamppost, an inquest heard.
25/06/2002 - `Relief' as jury clears hypnotist of patient rape - Telegraph & Argus
A hypnotherapist accused of raping one of his patients while she was under hypnosis has been cleared of all charges.
21/06/2002 - Swimming: Schools reach gala final - Telegraph & Argus
Nine primary schools took part in Bingley Swimming Club's annual schools gala on Saturday.
21/06/2002 - Man attacked building society manager - Telegraph & Argus
A 50-year-old man struck a Keighley building society manager on her shoulder, magistrates were told.
21/06/2002 - I am impotent, says hypnotist - Telegraph & Argus
A hypnotherapist accused of raping one of his patients told a court he had been physically incapable of having sex for 20 years.
21/06/2002 - Doctor boosts Vanzie hopes - Telegraph & Argus
It's all systems go for Bobby Vanzie's world title dream.
19/06/2002 - The good, the bad... and the ugly - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford Council's Best Value Performance Plan takes a long hard look at the highs and lows of all its services since the turn of the new century and looks ahead to goals taking the district up to the year 2006.
18/06/2002 - Hypnotist denies sex attacks - Telegraph & Argus
A hypnotherapist carried out a series of rapes on one of his patients by hypnotising her, a court heard.
18/06/2002 - Op threat to Vanzie title bid - Telegraph & Argus
Bobby Vanzie will let a specialist decide if he can put off a hernia operation to push ahead with his bid for a world title.
15/06/2002 - I won't let Ellis forget beautiful mum - Telegraph & Argus
A heart-broken husband today paid tribute to his "beautiful" wife who died of lung cancer aged 35.
12/06/2002 - Boundary move could put Council leader out of ward - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford Council leader, Margaret Eaton, could be `moved' out of her own electoral ward under radical proposals to change the entire district.
06/06/2002 - Lucky Lyndon will be at the game - Telegraph & Argus
Company director Lyndon Robinson, 38, will tomorrow be living the dream of every England football fan when he takes his seat for the match against Argentina in Japan.
25/05/2002 - Head leads appeal for crossing patrol - Telegraph & Argus
A headteacher is leading a campaign for a crossing patrol after a series of accidents involving her school's pupils.
21/05/2002 - Backing as hidden cameras scrapped - Telegraph & Argus
Road safety groups in Bradford and motoring organisations today welcomed Government proposals to scrap hundreds of hidden speed cameras and replace them with highly visible cameras at accident blackspots.
21/05/2002 - Patience is a new virtue for Anderson - Telegraph & Argus
Broken arm victim Paul Anderson today revealed he has taken a vow of patience.
14/05/2002 - Splash out... and help our cancer campaign - Telegraph & Argus
The people of Bradford are being invited to chill out, relax and have fun with the Telegraph & Argus and raise money for cancer research at the same time.
13/05/2002 - Speed cameras installed to cut roads death toll - Telegraph & Argus
High-visibility speed cameras are being installed at some of Bradford's most notorious accident black spots in a bid to cut the number of road deaths, it was announced today.
08/05/2002 - Vandals kick Christ figure's head about - Telegraph & Argus
The head of a wooden figure of Jesus was kicked about like a football in a sacrilegious attack on a war memorial.
07/05/2002 - Christ figure smashed as vandals hit church again Tuesday - Yorkshire Evening Post
VANDALS tore down a figure of Christ and smashed it to pieces in the latest in a spate of attacks on a Yorkshire church.
30/04/2002 - Workmen in a flap to help save the ducks - Telegraph & Argus
Traffic was held up by workers on the Bingley relief road - for ducks.
25/04/2002 - Chemist mistakes due to chatting - Telegraph & Argus
A chemist handed out the wrong prescriptions because she was too easily distracted by gossiping colleagues, a disciplinary hearing was told.
12/04/2002 - Storytime with a difference! - Telegraph & Argus
Pupils at Nab Wood School in Cottingley had the chance to quiz children's author Jamila Gavin, during a visit to the school.
06/04/2002 - Four women locked up for 'vigilante' attack - Telegraph & Argus
Four young women have been locked up for launching a "vigilante" attack on a vulnerable woman they falsely accused of being a child-molester.
25/03/2002 - Withers injury blow to Bulls - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford Bulls could be without full back Michael Withers for up to two months.
22/03/2002 - 450,000 pool for disabled patients - Telegraph & Argus
Handicapped adults in the district are taking the plunge in purpose-built facilities for the first time in ten years.
19/03/2002 - `Priority' pledge on roundabouts work - Telegraph & Argus
Long drawn-out roadworks in Cottingley are to be given top priority, a Bradford Council boss has promised.
18/03/2002 - Villagers pledge to continue plan fight - Telegraph & Argus
Villagers say they will fight to have as much say as they can on a contentious housing bid in Cottingley.
18/03/2002 - Atmosphere is electric - Telegraph & Argus
Children took part in a hair-raising experiment.
15/03/2002 - Contracts probe after fiasco at roadworks - Telegraph & Argus
A roadworks fiasco has sparked an inquiry into how Bradford Council manages its contracts.
15/03/2002 - How can this chaos be solved? - Telegraph & Argus
News that Council leader Margaret Eaton has called for an investigation into the delay in completing roadworks in Cottingley New Road is welcome but already well overdue. For what seems a simple matter of road realignment and widening, the work has taken an inordinate length of time to show any progress...
14/03/2002 - Children win skate park fight - Telegraph & Argus
Children battling for a skateboard park in the village have achieved their goal.
13/03/2002 - Villagers delighted at windfall - Telegraph & Argus
Residents in Cottingley have welcomed a community scheme which will see at least 20,000 being poured into new facilities.
11/03/2002 - 50,000 to be spent improving roads - Telegraph & Argus
Councillors will decide how 50,000, earmarked for highway maintenance or street lighting schemes in Shipley over the next year, should be spent.
02/03/2002 - `What a relief the new road will be' - Telegraph & Argus
Hundreds of people turned out to see an up-to-date display of the Bingley relief road route yesterday.
23/02/2002 - School under fire for 'rowdy' pupils - Telegraph & Argus
A second Bradford secondary school has been labelled as having `serious weaknesses' by the schools watchdog Ofsted.
21/02/2002 - Roads packed, buses empty - Telegraph & Argus
More than 61 per cent of commuters travelling from the Aire Valley into Bradford city centre travel by car. Just 10 per cent use the bus and 29 per cent use the train.
15/02/2002 - Give your views on road chaos - Telegraph & Argus
When the Bingley Relief Road is opened, the traffic which currently grinds along Main Street will instead flow smoothly along its new route. Free from the noise of cars, lorries and buses stopping and starting in the present never-ending queue, the heart of the town will be transformed as a shopping...
04/02/2002 - Residents strive to improve village - Telegraph & Argus
Villagers have joined forces to fight crime and revive flagging community spirit.
26/01/2002 - Multi-million pound boost for communities - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley could be left without a supermarket for 18 months while the 11m redevelopment of Myrtle Walk Shopping Precinct takes place.
26/01/2002 - 200,000 boost for Shipley area - Telegraph & Argus
Millions of pounds will be poured into community schemes across the district after marathon meetings of the district's area panels - including more than 200,000 to boost the lives of people in the Shipley area.
24/01/2002 - Pensioner attacked by woman mugger - Telegraph & Argus
A plucky pensioner was recovering in hospital today - and may require surgery - after being attacked by a woman mugger in daylight.
18/01/2002 - The joy of text on Valentine's Day - Telegraph & Argus
Greetings card giant Hallmark is making sure romance will be ringing out round Bradford with their new mobile phone picture messaging service launched in time for Valentine's Day.
08/01/2002 - Cannons hit charity bullseye - Telegraph & Argus
Members and staff at Cannons Health Club in Cottingley have raised more than 1,300 this year for the mental health charity Mind.
04/01/2002 - House prices may boom in heritage village - Telegraph & Argus
Saltaire home owners are set to benefit from buoyant property prices boosted by the village's new-found World Heritage Site status, estate agents predicted today.
04/01/2002 - Student Chris is taking the plunge - Telegraph & Argus
A biology student is trying to raise enough cash to join an expedition to protect coral reef and rain forests.

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