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REVEALED: Candidates standing in Bradford local elections

REVEALED: Candidates standing in Bradford local elections

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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WIN PREMIUM TICKETS TO BML 2015!

WIN PREMIUM TICKETS TO BML 2015!

| August 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Tour de Yorkshire joy for North & East Yorkshire!

Tour de Yorkshire joy for North & East Yorkshire!

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the past two days, North and East Yorkshire have played host to, what is becoming, one of the best cycling races around. On Day 1 (Friday), riders raced from Bridlington to Scarborough before Day 2 took them from Selby to overwhelming crowds in York. The TdY has done wonders for our beautiful county already […]

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The 56: Moving, emotional yet a fitting reminder of the fire

The 56: Moving, emotional yet a fitting reminder of the fire

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

 “Nobody dies at football matches in fires. It doesn’t happen.” “The 56” is a production aimed at retelling the stories of survivors, their relatives and members of the emergency services, from the darkest day in Bradford’s history – the City fire of 11 May 1985 that killed 56 football fans. We went to see the […]

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BRADFORD BUS STRIKE TO GO AHEAD – THOUSANDS TO BE AFFECTED

BRADFORD BUS STRIKE TO GO AHEAD – THOUSANDS TO BE AFFECTED

| April 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

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 […]

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PAW PRINTS OPEN DAY SUCCESS AT EASTER WEEKEND

PAW PRINTS OPEN DAY SUCCESS AT EASTER WEEKEND

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Bradford fire disaster play to raise funds for Burns Unit

Bradford fire disaster play to raise funds for Burns Unit

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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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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The end of an era, Mr Bingley?

The end of an era, Mr Bingley?

| April 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

As Bingley finally frees itself, both literally and figuratively, from the shadow cast by the old Bradford and Bingley building, Lisa Firth reflects on the site’s past – and its future. Love it or hate it, the concrete monster that until recently loomed over Bingley is enmeshed with the town’s history and identity. Dominating the […]

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