Tag Archives: City Park

Bradford Christmas Lights Switch-On – Exciting!

I never thought I’d say this but, I’m really looking forward the Christmas Lights Switch-On in Bradford on November 17th. Suffice to say, it’s at my new favourite place, City Park, and I know they know how to put on … 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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The Spice of Life – World Curry Festival in Bradford

Spices filled the warm autumn air. I drank them in. The spices mixed with drums and laughter, crashing water and joyful chatter. The air was alive. The city was alive. CityPark was alive and hosting The World Curry Festival. A … 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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George Galloway feels sorry for me – but has he done enough to make me happy?

I upset George Galloway the other day. So much so, in fact, he “feels sorry” for me. But how did I get Gorgeous George’s sympathy, and is it well-placed? I wrote some moths ago, just before the last General Election, … Continue reading

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Bradford’s Mutineers – Putting Bradford Back on the Cultural Map

Is Bradford turning a corner? Is it on its way up and away? Is Bradford changing and growing and becoming what’s been promised for too long? I believe so. Together, we can change people’s views of Bradford, we can change … 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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