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21/06/2004 - Shop's new owner - after 134 years
A clothes shop which has passed through four generations of the same family has been sold - after 134 years.
10/06/2004 - Master plan for town unveiled
An iconic and spectacular glass tower, a new railway station and a 25,000 all-seater rugby stadium will all form part of the vision for Keighley in 2020.
09/06/2004 - Science website is just ingenious!
Rare photos of Queen Victoria, 19th century Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and heart-throb actor Clark Gable are going on an amazing new 1 million website which went online today.
05/06/2004 - Bouncy castle firms caught in party sting
Two bouncy castle businesses have had inflatables stolen in an identical sting on the same day.
01/06/2004 - Delays expected as bus lane extended
Drivers face more delays on a major Bradford commuter route as workmen prepare to spend the summer digging up the road.
28/05/2004 - `So much to thank them for'
A Yorkshire Air Ambulance patient now on the road to recovery has thanked the helicopter crew who came to his rescue and saved his life.
26/05/2004 - Electronic eye on wreckers
CCTV cameras have been installed on the walls of shops on The Parade, Cottingley, to stop gatherings of youngsters causing a nuisance.
11/05/2004 - School's joy at Ofsted improvement
The hard work of children, parents and teachers has been hailed for pulling a school out of serious weaknesses.
24/04/2004 - Speed cameras are switched on at last
Speed cameras on a one-mile stretch of busy road in Cottingley will finally be switched on more than a year after they were earmarked to go live.
23/04/2004 - Charles to see plans for centre
A multi-million pound project which aims to give a village a new heart looks set to be given the royal seal of approval.
07/04/2004 - A radical solution is needed
No-one, surely, can be too surprised at the news that the number of vehicles crawling past Saltaire roundabout since the opening of the Bingley relief road has increased considerably (by 2,000 a day, according to Bradford Council's principal traffic engineer, Phil Sawley). It was obvious that when the Bingley bottleneck was removed many motorists would stop looking for alternatives and take the most direct route.
07/04/2004 - Thousands more clog roads
Thousands of extra cars a day are choking roads in Bradford since the opening of the Bingley Relief Road, council chiefs admitted last night.
05/04/2004 - Bid to bridge generation gap
Older and younger people in Bingley have been getting to know each other in a series of workshops designed to combat anti-social behaviour.
05/04/2004 - Accountant given managing role
One of Bradford's leading accountancy firms has announced the appointment of a new managing partner.
26/03/2004 - Funding row grinds hand-over to a halt
Bradford Council was today on a collision course with the Highways Agency over who is responsible for further easing traffic congestion on a key commuter route.
22/03/2004 - Village revamp a step closer to reality
A centre which will help regenerate a village is expected to move a step closer to reality at a high-profile meeting tomorrow.
09/03/2004 - Call this teenage kicks?
I have occasion to sometimes call in at a petrol station in the Cottingley area on my way in to work and have seemingly become a sideline observer in a war of attrition between the manager, an Asian gentlemen of fairly advancing years, and a group of schoolchildren.
08/03/2004 - Grinding to a halt
Highways bosses were today urged to take action to deal with commuter chaos in the Aire Valley.
08/03/2004 - Relief - but at what price?
It took three public inquiries and 30 years to get Bingley's relief road up and running.
23/02/2004 - Silicon Valley plan for Aire towns
One of the top consultants in Europe could be coming to the Aire Valley to conduct a nine- month appraisal of how the area can be transformed into `Silicon Valley'.
12/02/2004 - Developer disturbed residents
A property developer faced court action for working outside permitted times on a housing scheme in Cottingley.
09/02/2004 - `She meant the world to us all'
Tributes were paid today to a woman who lived her short life to the full. Donna McDonald, 23, of Cottingley, spent more than half her life under the threat of encephalitis, an inflammatory disease of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord.
24/01/2004 - "Someone is going to be killed here"
Parents in Cottingley fear for the safety of their children as they cross the road to the village school.
19/01/2004 - I owe my life to friend who hosed me down
A man who was so sure he would die after falling into a vat of caustic soda that he drew up his will is now recovering at home with his wife
13/01/2004 - Skate park plan fight
A health club is fighting plans to put a skate park and games area on its doorstep because of a catalogue of run-ins with youths.
12/01/2004 - Prescott brings relief to Bingley!
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was today in Bingley to officially open the town's 47.9 million relief road.
07/01/2004 - Press for more road relief
Anyone hoping the traffic nightmare would have disappeared with the opening of the new Bingley relief road will have been bitterly disappointed this week as commuters got back into the swing of things after the festive break.
06/01/2004 - More relief needed for road bottleneck
Bingley's new relief road has been causing greater commuter chaos, fuming motorists today claimed.
05/01/2004 - Rush hour chaos on relief road
Motorists in the Aire Valley faced commuter chaos today despite the long-awaited new 47.9 million Bingley relief road being up and running.
02/01/2004 - Bishop's double honour for hospital chaplain
The Bishop of Bradford has appointed a hospital's chaplain an honorary canon.

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