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Business growth event – 27 July

An event to promote business growth is to be held in Bradford later this month. Venturefest Yorkshire is a one-day festival later this year designed to help innovators develop ideas and entrepreneurs get investment.  The details of the festival will be outlined at a roadshow event at the Digital Health Enterprise Zone on Great Horton Road, Bradford. The main event

Written on 18th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Low Moor station delayed

The planned opening of a new train station at Low Moor has been put back by ten months. Hidden mines have been found on the site and so further exploratory work needs to be done to assess any hazards and so on. It is hoped that the £10m scheme can finally open this summer. Read more on the T&A website

Written on 15th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Post-16 education review

A review of sixth-form education in Bradford is suggesting larger colleges replace the provision currently done through some of the smaller sixth-forms in schools. The report argues that this change would increase standards and help schools to spend more of their budget on younger pupils. The 16-page report or a 4-page summary can be found on the Council website here.

Written on 15th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News, Skills

Cycle route consultation

A consultation to get people’s views on a new cycle route that links Bradford city centre to the Canal Road Greenway and Shipley is underway. The planned 2.3km cycle route would involve building a cycle track that is physically segregated from traffic and pedestrians to provide a safe link for cyclists between the growing residential areas along Canal Road and

Written on 7th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, News

CSR project reaches the ton!

Raising the Bar 100

The Chamber of Commerce project to encourage firms to demonstrate their wider community-based activities has signed up its 100th supporter. Raising the Bar was launched in Bradford three years ago and will next month celebrate with firms sharing their corporate and social responsibility achievements.  The Chamber of Commerce initiative has also unveiled a new website through which it offers free

Written on 13th June 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, News, News story 1

Curry Capital team are hot stuff!


Voters have asked for a second helping from a team which got Bradford named as Britain’s curry capital for a record fifth year in a row. All four restaurants who represented the district last year have again been selected for this year’s contest through a public vote. They are Akbar’s at Thornbury, Aakash in Cleckheaton, Kipling’s at Greengates and Shimla

Written on 13th June 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Awards, News

Change at the Top

Bradford Council has a new Leader. Susan Hinchcliffe took over from David Green last month following internal Labour Party elections in the city. Cllr Hinchcliffe has accepted a Chamber invitation to speak to local businesses and a date will be announced soon.

Written on 26th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News