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2008-07-26 00:00:28

ANALYSTS say low-cost airline Jet2.com is contracting after an overly ambitious expansion. Dart Group, which owns the airline, yesterday told shareholders it would not be paying a dividend "given both the current economic climate and trading performance for the year". In its preliminary results, the group, which is based at Leeds Bradford International airport, said turnover for the year ended March 31 was up 23 per cent to Pounds 429m, after its expansion of scheduled flights. It said...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Shawn Regan, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 22--HAVERHILL -- The city is close to finalizing an agreement to buy a half-mile stretch of abandoned railroad bed on the Bradford side of the Merrimack River for a recreational pathway. Mayor James Fiorentini will ask the City Council at its meeting tonight to authorize him to finalize a deal with Pan Am Railways to buy three parcels of land for up to $500,000. The rail bed stretches from just east of the Comeau Bridge to...

2008-07-17 00:00:30

YORKSHIRE is set to get two more of the Government's flagship academies after Bradford councillors approved plans to close one school and begin the closure of two others. Rhodesway School will close in August, next year, to make way for an independently-run academy sponsored by electrical giant Dixons, which already runs one successful secondary school in the city. Wyke Manor Secondary School and nearby High Fernley Primary School are also set to make way for a new through-age academy for...

2008-07-09 00:00:25

"OPEN defiance and unacceptable language" greeted a school inspector during an assessment of a Bradford secondary school, it was revealed yesterday. Queensbury High School in Deanstones Lane has been placed in special measures after being judged to be failing its pupils. Inspector Mark Wilson's damning report painted a disturbing picture of some pupils smoking openly on site as they felt "secure to do so because of inadequate staff supervision". A two-day visit to the school in May led...

2008-07-08 00:00:22

The final hurdle to building a new secondary school and special school in Keighley looks set to be cleared. Bradford Council wants to build a two-school campus on the site of Greenhead High School, Utley, which would accommodate staff and pupils from the existing secondary school and up to 100 pupils from special schools across Bradford. Keighley area planning panel will be advised to back the scheme, which already has outline planning approval, when it meets on Thursday. The schools...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Alex Lundy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 4--The Milwaukee County Parks Department has given summer jobs to border collies, to make the shore at Bradford Beach less hospitable to E. coli-spreading gulls. "The beach had such a challenge with the seagulls," Parks Director Sue Black said. "This is a low-tech solution. It's been very, very successful." The program started two weeks ago as part of an effort to improve the beach's environment. Gull droppings on the beach contain E. coli...

2008-07-04 00:00:19

Chairman of Leeds Bradford Airport Sir Graham Hall has resigned. Deputy chairman Alan Lewis has replaced him with immediate effect. Mr Lewis is an advisory partner in European private equity firm Bridgepoint, which bought the airport last year. He is also a former board member of Birmingham Airport. (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-02 00:00:19

Leeds Bradford International Airport has revealed ambitious plans to introduce new medium and long-haul routes and expand passenger numbers. Bridgepoint Capital, the private equity firm which bought the airport for Pounds 145.5m a year ago, has promised to spend Pounds 70m to improve the experience of passengers and help boost business and tourism in the region. Tony Hallwood, the airport's new commercial and aviation development director, said plans to enhance the terminal would be made...

2008-06-25 00:02:27

A BLUE plaque to commemorate the history of local radio broadcasting in Leeds by the BBC will be unveiled later this week. The celebratory Leeds Civic Trust plaque will be unveiled by the deputy director-general of the corporation, Mark Byford, who started his career with the BBC in Leeds, on Thursday. The BBC was created in 1922. Two years later it began its first local radio broadcasts from Leeds with the official opening of the Leeds/Bradford relay station by John Reith, the first...

2008-06-14 00:00:25

AN INNER-CITY Yorkshire school which went from special measures to being ranked as outstanding is being hailed as an inspiration for other failing schools to follow in a new report calling for a zero- tolerance approach to unruly pupils. Watchdog Ofsted says schools in special measures improve dramatically when new headteachers law down the law over raising standards, behaviour and expectations. The report published today also says creating a strong school identity can help to change the...


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