Category Archives: Councillors

#TweetBD Day 6 – Welcome to BD1K

The penultimate day of the competition and, hyperbole aside, we have a player who’s effort, strength and sleight of retweeting hand would surpass those of Hercules, the Hulk and Harry Houdini combined, surely cementing fist spot. Stand up and take … Continue reading

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#TweetBD – Who’s Selling our City and District?

Social media is good for many things: sharing photos of kittens, telling people what you’re having for tea and living celebrities’ lives vicariously 140 characters at a time. However, increasingly it’s being used by companies to advertise their wares; how … Continue reading

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Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe on Employment, Education & Culture in Bradford

A while ago, I wrote to some of Bradford’s politicians, both councilors and MPs, saying how much I loved Bradford and how disappointed I was that, it seems to me, progress has not been made in key areas since Lord … Continue reading

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Education & Children’s Services in Bradford – Councillor Ralph Berry

I’ve written to Bradford’s political leaders asking them what they see as their biggest successes, current projects and future plans for improving Bradford. The first person to reply was Cllr Ralph Berry (Labour, Wibsey) who is on the council Executive … Continue reading

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Dear X, what are you doing with Bradford?

Sometimes you don’t know what to do but you know you have to do something. That’s the place I’m in right now. I don’t know what to do about Bradford but I know I have to do something. I sat … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities: Bradford 2012

I love living in Bradford. When I tell people that, often I get a quizzical look, a pitying look or eyes rolled up as they struggle to recall the Bradford I’m talking about because it can’t be that Bradford that … Continue reading

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Bradford – A Rudderless Ship Stuck in a Mire of Bad Publicity

Bradford started August faced with bad news – we are seen as a ‘problem  city’: we are a divided, segregated and leaderless city which has failed to overcome past economic downturns, never mind the current mire. We are in a … Continue reading

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