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REVEALED: Candidates standing in Bradford local elections

REVEALED: Candidates standing in Bradford local elections

The list of candidates standing in this year’s local elections in Bradford has been announced by the council. Over 100 candidates are vying for your votes across Bradford’s 30 wards.   See below for candidates standing in your ward. To find out which ward you live in, find out here: http://democracy.bradford.gov.uk/mgFindMember.aspx Baildon Name of Candidate […]

WIN PREMIUM TICKETS TO BML 2015!

WIN PREMIUM TICKETS TO BML 2015!

The Local Leader Magazine has teamed up exclusively with the organisers of Bingley Music Live to offer one lucky person a pair of weekend tickets to this year’s festival to be held in the town’s Myrtle Park from 4-6 Sept 2015. BUT…. they aren’t just any tickets! The package includes two weekend tickets, with backstage […]

BRADFORD BUS STRIKE TO GO AHEAD – THOUSANDS TO BE AFFECTED

BRADFORD BUS STRIKE TO GO AHEAD – THOUSANDS TO BE AFFECTED

A district wide strike will take place next week amid a dispute between city bus drivers and their bosses. 380 First Bus drivers, who are members of the Unite Union in Bradford, will walk out on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th April. They accuse First Bus of running the bus depot down with the intention […]

PAW PRINTS OPEN DAY SUCCESS AT EASTER WEEKEND

PAW PRINTS OPEN DAY SUCCESS AT EASTER WEEKEND

By Adele Boocock-Crabtree “Many of you will not have heard of Paw Prints Cat Rescue, and that is something we are trying to change”, says Adele Boocock-Crabtree, one of the many volunteers for Paw Prints Cat Rescue. The rescue has been open since 2012 and was founded by Elaine Rodgers. Over the past year or […]

Animals

Out and about with the RSPB

Out and about with the RSPB

Guided walk to Low Wood, Riddlesden. By Eleanor Stoyles.

RSPCA pets of the month: Pearl, Ariel and Gabriella

RSPCA pets of the month: Pearl, Ariel and Gabriella

This month, the RSPCA have three adorable gerbils to rehome.

Misty’s story

Misty’s story

Read the story of Misty, a cat who ends up in a shelter when her owner dies, in her own words.

Greyhound summer

Greyhound summer

A fabulous time for Sheffield Retired Greyhounds.

Past Times

Putting on the Bradford Ritz!

James looks back at the history of the Ritz cinema on Broadway (later the Cannon and ABC), from its opening to its sad end and demolition. The Ritz is one of the most fondly remembered cinemas in the Bradford city centre, attracting a lot of attention from the Bradford public throughout its life. The cinema […]

The tale of Joseph Wright: from donkey boy to don

By Lisa Firth Beginning work as a lowly donkey boy at the age of six, Joseph Wright was an unlettered Thackley millhand who could barely read a newspaper until he was 15. But life changed for the young man when he started work at Salts Mill in Saltaire. With access to the free schooling Sir […]

We built this city on department stores!

In the 20th century, Bradfordians were in love with a certain type of shopping outlet – the department store! Bradford’s first opened in 1814 with the final one closing in 1995. But what brought the beloved British institution to the high streets of Bradford and what is the story behind them?If you mention a department […]

Merrie Wilsden

Merrie Wilsden

Astrid Hansen recalls one of the earliest modern Wilsden Galas, held in 1973.

Event News

Bradford fire disaster play to raise funds for Burns Unit

Bradford fire disaster play to raise funds for Burns Unit

An award-winning play, which will be performed in Bradford this week on its tour, will pay homage to the lives lost in the Valley Parade tragedy three decades ago. And the student theatre company behind the show “The 56”, named after the fifty-six spectators who lost their lives in the fire, are hoping to achieve […]

A Day at the Grandest of Departs!

By local journalist, Brogan Cope, who has kindly written for us on her experiences of the day that showed off our fantastic county to the entire world! On Saturday the 5th of July something incredible happened to Yorkshire, Le Tour De France came and grabbed the attention of thousands of people –not just from Yorkshire, […]

Local girls fundraise for World Challenge

Four girls from Baildon are currently fundraising for a World Challenge event in which they will be taking part in activities in Thailand and Laos. Alice Copland, Eleanor Piotrowicz, Maddie Aust and Emma Fitzpatrick are planning to carry out an expedition across the Asian countries where they will be trekking, brick laying in a schooling […]

Art at Cottingley Cornerstone

Art at Cottingley Cornerstone

This November, the community centre is staging an art exhibition.

Lifestyle

St Ives fungus walk

St Ives fungus walk

Thanks to Kath Gabbitas of Friends of St Ives for sending in these piccies of their recent fungi walk. Find out more at www.friendsofstives.org.uk

Yorkshire parkin

Yorkshire parkin

Recipe supplied by Adele at Made 2 Measure Catering: telephone 07801 270703.

Carrot cake

Carrot cake

Recipe supplied by Adele at Made 2 Measure Catering: telephone 07801 270703.

Rodley Reserve bird walk

Rodley Reserve bird walk

RSPB Airedale & Bradford started the new season of walks at Rodley Nature Reserve on 14th September, with guides Peter and Barbara Murphy. A small group of us made the walk, which was on a cool sunny day, perfect for spotting birds. The Rodley Nature Reserve site was previously a sewage works and is now […]

Food & Drink

Mini summer puddings

Mini summer puddings

Recipe supplied by Adele at Made 2 Measure Catering: telephone 07801 270703. Makes 6.

French onion tarte

French onion tarte

Serves 6. Recipe supplied by Adele at Made 2 Measure Catering: telephone 07801 270703.

Banana loaf with pistachio and icing topping

Banana loaf with pistachio and icing topping

Recipe supplied by Adele at Made 2 Measure Catering: telephone 07801 270703.

Salmon lasagne

Salmon lasagne

Serves 4-6. Recipe supplied by Adele at Made 2 Measure Catering: telephone 07801 270703.

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Local Election candidates announced for Bradford

Local Election candidates announced for Bradford

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bradford Council today announced the nearly 200 candidates who will be standing in 30 wards across Bradford. The upcoming election will be incredibly important for the Labour Party – who must win 18 seats of the 30 in order to keep control of the Council. Labour, Conservatives, Lib Dems and the Green Party are fielding […]

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Loyalty card launched for local business

Loyalty card launched for local business

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new venture aimed at promoting independent businesses in Bradford is gathering pace, and is looking for recommendations from Bradfordians. The Oi Card is a new way to explore Bradford, and to have a more rewarding day doing so, because it’s a loyalty card that rewards cardholders when they visit some of Bradford’s best-loved independent […]

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Plan for the Odeon is the ONE for Bradford!

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

James & Megan look at community group Bradford One’s plans for the former Odeon cinema in the city centre, currently under consideration by Bradford Council. The future of the former Odeon building in the city centre has long been a topic of discussion both inside and outside City Hall. Tragically, the plug was pulled on […]

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How will the change affect me?

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 21st July 2014, The Local Leader will become a business in its own right with James Slater and Megan Carson as the joint owners. But how will this affect you? From November 2011 to July 2014, The Local Leader Magazine has been an enterprise project run financially through Titus Salt School. All profits which […]

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Update on Eccleshill Treatment Centre

| May 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Update on Eccleshill Treatment Centre Update provided by Bradford and Districts Clinical Commissioning Group on Eccleshill Treatment Centre I am writing to update you on progress towards re-procuring the diagnostic services currently provided by Care UK at Eccleshill Treatment Centre. As you may recall, the outcome of a recent tendering process left us unable to award […]

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