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30/12/2003 - Let the good times roll! - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley's relief road is already paving the way for a boom in trade and attracting new businesses, according to the town's chamber of commerce.
29/12/2003 - No relief for town hit by the rat-runners - Telegraph & Argus
A solution may never be found to relieve congestion at a busy roundabout, which is expected to get worse now the Bingley Relief Road is open.
29/12/2003 - New Year hopes for brave Frank - Telegraph & Argus
The wife of a businessman who suffered horrific burns when he fell into caustic soda will be celebrating the New Year in the knowledge her husband is on the road to recovery.
23/12/2003 - Blessed relief for Bingley! - Telegraph & Argus
The red cones were thrown aside, traffic signs uncovered and it was full steam ahead for the new 47.9 million A650 Relief Road.
23/12/2003 - A relief but now let's move on - Telegraph & Argus
At last the traffic has started to flow around Bingley rather than crawl through it. It has been a long, long wait for the relief road to become a reality, with the Telegraph & Argus among those who campaigned for it all the way to secure the transport improvements which we believed would make a great deal of difference to the quality of life of many of our readers.
22/12/2003 - It's open today! - Telegraph & Argus
Long-suffering commuters were given a special Christmas present today as the Bingley Relief Road opened.
15/12/2003 - Relief road open for Christmas - if it stays fine - Telegraph & Argus
Thousands of motorists will receive an extra special present for Christmas - but only if the weather stays dry this week.
08/12/2003 - Relief road likely to open next year - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley's long-awaited relief road may not open until next year, the Highways Agency admitted today.
05/12/2003 - Burns man may be home for Christmas - Telegraph & Argus
Furniture stripper Frank Bland, who suffered horrific burns when he fell into a vat of caustic soda, might be home for Christmas.
03/12/2003 - Musical tribute to our fantastic city - Telegraph & Argus
The district's diverse communities are being urged to come together to show off Bradford's rich history in a mammoth musical.
18/10/2003 - Bobby dazzler in law - Telegraph & Argus
Eleven plus failure Alan Walsh is something of a late developer.
19/11/2003 - So what's the hold-up John? - Telegraph & Argus
Campaigners today claimed that the opening of the Bingley relief road was being deliberately delayed so Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott could perform a grand opening ceremony.
18/10/2003 - Bobby dazzler in law - Telegraph & Argus
Eleven plus failure Alan Walsh is something of a late developer.
17/11/2003 - Accountant makes waves - Telegraph & Argus
David Warren is helping to change the image of the accountancy profession.
17/10/2003 - Man who fell into vat makes progress - Telegraph & Argus
A furniture stripper who fell into a vat of caustic soda has regained consciousness with his sight intact.
13/11/2003 - Check-up at the dentist saved my life - Telegraph & Argus
A Bradford man has urged everyone to visit their dentist regularly after a routine check-up saved his life.
06/10/2003 - Pupils join police officers to pull over drivers - Telegraph & Argus
Pupils at a Bradford school are the driving force behind a new scheme aimed at cracking down on speeding motorists.
03/11/2003 - Bedside vigil for man in burns horror - Telegraph & Argus
The distraught wife of a furniture stripper who fell into a vat of caustic soda was today keeping vigil at his bedside.
30/10/2003 - Village plans a better future - Telegraph & Argus
Results of a questionnaire which took 18 months to complete will be revealed at a half-day conference all about Cottingley next month.
27/10/2003 - Success of rewards scheme for schools - Telegraph & Argus
Businesses in Bradford are being urged to team up with local schools after the success of a scheme to reward high achievers in maths.
25/10/2003 - I'm not dead, insists cancer victim - Telegraph & Argus
An investigation has been launched after civil servants stopped the benefits of a cancer patient and wrote to her family telling them she had died.
22/10/2003 - Girlfriend tried to revive man - Telegraph & Argus
A grieving girlfriend today told how she struggled in vain to bring her workaholic partner back to life after he collapsed at work.
21/10/2003 - Fundraiser back on the road - Telegraph & Argus
Organisers behind a cancelled charity walk on Bingley's relief road are planning an alternative money-spinner.
10/10/2003 - Mum's urgent plea on cancer - Telegraph & Argus
A Bingley district mum who fought breast cancer and now supports other patients is urging women to check themselves regularly.
24/09/2003 - Lord Mayor tours the `challenging' relief road - Telegraph & Argus
The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Allan Hillary, has been given a special tour of the 48 million Bingley relief road.
23/09/2003 - 5,000 seized - to cover 1,000 debt - Telegraph & Argus
A man's 5,000 life-savings have been taken from his bank account by Bradford Council - to recover a debt of just 1,000.
18/09/2003 - Relief road opening delayed again - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley's long-awaited 48 million relief road may not be open until the end of the year at the earliest.
12/09/2003 - Tunnel plan for Shipley revivied - Telegraph & Argus
adical traffic-busting schemes, including resurrecting a plan to build a road tunnel from Cottingley Bar to Shipley, have been unveiled by Bradford Council.
11/09/2003 - New relief road is `history in making' - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley's 50 million relief road is on track for its grand autumn opening.
26/08/2003 - Don't blame us for protest, say Greens - Telegraph & Argus
A Green councillor has refuted claims that a "protest" he organised to coincide with a charity event on the Bingley Relief Road sparked off fears that resulted in its cancellation.
16/08/2003 - Road developers cancel big festival - Telegraph & Argus
A once-in-a-lifetime charity event on Bingley Relief Road has been scrapped over fears from protests by eco-warriors.
02/08/2003 - Ticket to ride on new bit of road - Telegraph & Argus
Children are being offered a ticket to ride on Bingley's new relief road.
25/07/2003 - Church visited by Prince to be razed - Telegraph & Argus
A Cottingley church visited by Prince Charles is to be razed to the ground after being condemned as a dangerous building.
23/07/2003 - Kim's right behind her mate Sally - Telegraph & Argus
Sally Dawson's biggest fan on her Fame Academy debut will be a girl who's already been there, seen it and sung it - none other than Kimberley Walsh.
10/07/2003 - 'Back our bike protest' - Telegraph & Argus
Cyclists are being urged to join a mass pedal-push along the A650 between Cottingley and Crossflatts - to highlight the need for a cycle lane.
10/07/2003 - Villagers offered a say in play scheme - Telegraph & Argus
Cottingley residents are being asked for their ideas about plans for play equipment for the village.
08/07/2003 - Cameras cut road death toll in district - Telegraph & Argus
Speed cameras have helped to reduce road casualties across the district, according to Bradford's traffic bosses.
07/07/2003 - David adds his support to clean-up - Telegraph & Argus
Being an accountant was never supposed to involve jobs like this. David Warren donned green wellies and plundered the River Aire for junk as he showed his support for a campaign to clean up Bradford's image.
05/07/2003 - Hubble bubble school toil's no trouble - Telegraph & Argus
Move over Harry Potter, the girls are taking over....
05/07/2003 - Meeting called as skate park halted - Telegraph & Argus
Skateboarders and their parents are being urged to find out why Bradford Council has put off their plea for a skateboard park.
28/06/2003 - What a relief! - Telegraph & Argus
Local people can now get a clearer idea of how the 47.9 million Bingley Relief Road scheme is taking shape.
27/06/2003 - School to shout about its success - Telegraph & Argus
A Bradford school is looking to shout its success far and wide.
12/06/2003 - Peat snag puts back road fun - Telegraph & Argus
A charity weekend on Bingley's 48 million relief road has been postponed - because of peat.
03/06/2003 - Row over site for new skate park - Telegraph & Argus
Campaigners are battling to keep up to 100,000 for vital play equipment within a Bradford village after an alternative site was deemed peripheral.
21/05/2003 - Villagers get say on where cash goes - Telegraph & Argus
Residents in a Bingley district village are being urged to have their say on how a grant of 20,000 should be spent.
30/04/2003 - Protest at move to build in hamlet - Telegraph & Argus
Cottingley residents have protested against plans to build homes on a hamlet they claim is too small and lacks facilities for more housing.
25/04/2003 - 50m relief road opening on track - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley's 50 million relief road is on course for an autumn opening.
23/04/2003 - Petrol station robber grabs cash bag - Yorkshire Post
A SECURITY guard was ambushed early yesterday as he delivered money to a cash machine at a petrol station in Saltaire.
15/04/2003 - Players warm up for private function - Telegraph & Argus
Cottingley is blowing its own trumpet about a new brass band.
09/04/2003 - New site sees form go Global - Telegraph & Argus
A company which recently relocated to Bingley has officially opened its doors.
08/04/2003 - Elderly millionaire is back in town to buy the humble hotel where he was born - Yorkshire Post
MILLIONAIRE George Moore has never forgotten his humble roots in Knaresborough, so when his birthplace at the Mitre Hotel in the town came up for sale he bought it.
05/04/2003 - Six speed cameras are gone in a flash - Telegraph & Argus
Shocked drivers have been left baffled by the mystery of six speed cameras that were here today - and then gone tomorrow!
04/04/2003 - Your chance to be first on 48m road - Telegraph & Argus
Bingley residents will be able to set foot on the town's 48 million relief road for the first time at a charity extravaganza.
26/03/2003 - Casualty toll cut by new road cameras - Telegraph & Argus
Casualties at a Cottingley blackspot have been reduced with the introduction of six high-visibility speed cameras - even before they have been switched on.
19/03/2003 - Beware the scam survey by burglars - Telegraph & Argus
Police are warning Bradford residents to beware a fake telephone survey being used by burglars.
12/03/2003 - 40,000 move is the solution - Telegraph & Argus
Global Display Solutions Ltd has splashed out 40,000 relocating to Bingley in a move which the firm says will boost turnover and staffing levels.
12/03/2003 - Church crime `is increasing every year' - Telegraph & Argus
Two-thirds of Bradford's church buildings have been damaged and vandalised in the last two years, a senior church leader warned today.
11/03/2003 - I'm quitting city, says crisis boss - Telegraph & Argus
The company responsible for running crisis-hit Woolston House in Bradford is expected to go into voluntary liquidation.
10/03/2003 - 40,000 move is the solution - Telegraph & Argus
Global Display Solutions Ltd has splashed out 40,000 relocating to Bingley in a move which the firm says will boost turnover and staffing levels.
10/03/2003 - Skateboard plans set to be unveiled - Telegraph & Argus
Bradford Council is to reveal proposals for an alternative site for a controversial skateboard park in Cottingley.
06/03/2003 - Speeders snapped - Telegraph & Argus
Drivers beware! Eight speed cameras on a one-mile stretch of road have been switched on.
04/03/2003 - You're so resilient, Prince tells village - Telegraph & Argus
Prince Charles has told a village how "immensely resilient" it is.
26/02/2003 - Residents protest over homes plan - Telegraph & Argus
A group of Bradford residents are fighting a proposed development which they fear will ruin their community and cause traffic chaos.
26/02/2003 - Centre `will create new village heart' - Telegraph & Argus
A centre which will "create a new heart" for a vandal-hit village is set to be built with the backing of Prince Charles.
25/02/2003 - Jamie makes the Tabloid news - Telegraph & Argus
Fresh-faced popster Jamie Pearce had pupils at two Bingley schools dancing in the aisles on a whistle-stop tour to promote his new single yesterday.
24/02/2003 - Church roof vandals ignore the dangers - Telegraph & Argus
Gangs of young vandals are putting their lives at risk by playing on the roof of a village church.
21/02/2003 - Charles' sorrow with a bouquet - Telegraph & Argus
Prince Charles has sent a huge bouquet of flowers and a personal message expressing his `support and deep sorrow' to a vicar after vandals desecrated a war memorial which the Prince had rededicated just months before.
15/02/2003 - Yob-hit village calls for CCTV - Telegraph & Argus
Angry villagers are calling for CCTV cameras after a war memorial was desecrated, just months after it was rededicated by Prince Charles.
14/02/2003 - The scum who must be caught - Telegraph & Argus
Wickedness. That is perhaps the best word to describe the latest attack on the war memorial outside St Michael and All Angels Church in Cottingley just months after it was rededicated by the Prince of Wales.
14/02/2003 - Charles' despair as memorial wrecked again - Telegraph & Argus
Prince Charles today told of his "deep upset" after vandals desecrated a Bradford war memorial which he had rededicated only months before.
14/02/2003 - Shock at vandal damage - Yorkshire Post
The Prince of Wales said yesterday he was "deeply shocked and saddened" that a war memorial he rededicated after it was wrecked by vandals has been desecrated again.
14/02/2003 - `Chaos due to relief road' - Telegraph & Argus
Work on a major roundabout for Bingley's 47.9 million relief road is being blamed for causing commuter chaos.
12/02/2003 - Giant crane completes the relief road jigsaw - Telegraph & Argus
One of the country's biggest cranes has rolled on to the Bingley relief road to lift the final beams of an enormous low-level bridge into place.
12/02/2003 - Giant crane helps protect nature site - Yorkshire Post
A HUGE 800-tonne crane is working to complete a major section of the 47.9m Bingley relief road.
04/02/2003 - Final countdown to the end of the road - Telegraph & Argus
A progress update on Bingley's relief road is to be unveiled alongside youngsters' artistic views of the project.
27/01/2003 - Appeal to launch new town council - Telegraph & Argus
A campaign to give power to the people of Bingley has started. Councillors in the town are urging voters to back a petition to create a separate council, which needs 1,250 signatures.
24/01/2003 - Karate: Young stars make the grade - Telegraph & Argus
YOUNG `karate kids' took their grading examinations last weekend as they took their first steps up the sport's ladder.
16/01/2003 - Site protesters put skate plan in a skid - Telegraph & Argus
Protesters fighting a proposed skateboard park in Cottingley have vowed to step up their campaign.
15/01/2003 - People power halts care home closure plans - Yorkshire Post
PEOPLE power has led Bradford Council to abandon plans for the closure of four care homes.
07/01/2003 - On This Day - Telegraph & Argus
In 1867, Drake Street Railway Station, Bradford, was renamed Exchange Station.
06/01/2003 - 1m battle to save our green space - Telegraph & Argus
Some of Britain's biggest house builders are waiting to swoop on the district's green belt as barristers prepare for a major public inquiry which starts tomorrow.
03/01/2003 - Aire Valley is a property hot spot - 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 reports.
01/01/2003 - Cameras cut road crashes to zero - Telegraph & Argus
A one-mile stretch of road covered by eight speed cameras has seen crashes slashed - despite them not even being switched on.

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