End of an era with cinema demolition

The seats and screens of Shipley’s former cinema have been ripped out to make way for luxury flats. Bulldozers have moved in to demolish the building on Bradford Road – 90 years after it first opened its doors. The venue, formerly known as Shipley Flicks and Unit 4, will disappear within three weeks. Plans for […]

An exterior view of the Unit Four Cinema, observed from the west, in Shipley, West Yorkshire

This cinema, originally named the Prince’s Hall Picture House, was opened in 1911 and built upon the site of the former Shipley Pavilion to the design of architect William Illingworth. After a major renovation in 1962, the cinema came under the Stars Cinema chain in 1972, where it was transformed into a four-screened facility. The […]

Luxury homes plan for listed former school building in Manningham

A LONG empty Grade II listed former school could finally be brought back into use if new plans are approved. The former Belle Vue School on Manningham Lane is one of the most impressive buildings on the street – one of the main routes into and out of Bradford city centre. But the building, most […]

This is what is being built on the old Coal Board site in Bestwood Village

Some twenty-nine homes are being built on the former Coal Board site in Moor Road, Bestwood Village and the developer plans to have them all ready within just 18 months. The project is the brainchild of Narinder Sekhon, who has plans to create 20 houses and nine apartments at the development, which has been named […]

Home Secretary visits Bradford haulage company as part of last minute campaigning push

HOME Secretary Priti Patel visited a Bradford company yesterday as the main political parties take part in one last electoral push. Mrs Patel made an early morning visit to Shipley Transport – based in Low Moor. The business is in the Bradford South constituency – one of the Conservative’s key targets in West Yorkshire. She […]

Barrister and councillor to go head-to-head to woo Tory members for West Yorkshire mayoral pick

One of the candidates bidding to be the Conservative pick for the West Yorkshire mayoral race has said he was not concerned by the rapidly approaching election after turning around a General Election campaign “within weeks” in 2019. Bradford-born barrister Narinder Sekhon, who is currently fighting coronavirus, was revealed yesterday as one of the two […]

Inside the £12.5m block of flats up for sale in Huddersfield

Take a look inside the large student apartment complex worth £12.5m currently on the market in Huddersfield. Rightmove have uploaded the pictures of The Palace Studios in Huddersfield town centre to their website, where it has been listed by Fleming & Co (Estates) Ltd for an eye watering £12,583,000. The property has been redeveloped in […]

Guests from all faiths enjoy celebratory Vaisakhi dinner at the Dubrovnik Hotel

DIGNITARIES and guests from all faiths attended a special Vaisakhi celebration dinner at the Dubrovnik Hotel, in Bradford, this evening. The event had been organised by the Yorkshire Sikh Forum. The forum’s chairman Nirmal Singh said he was very proud to welcome guests to the celebration. He said: “We extend a very warm welcome to […]

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