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UP FRONT THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE IDLY TALKING ABOUT THIS MONTH

Harrogate Road and New Line Junction Improvement Scheme Plans to improve significant routes within Bradford’s transport network The junction is a key commuter route between Bradford, Rawdon and Harrogate, and is the primary access to and Leeds Bradford Airport. New Line is a major route between Keighley, Shipley, Bingley and Leeds. On an average weekday, an estimated 40,000 vehicles use this junction and often experience lengthy delays. The plans aim to create a new P-loop junction, to reduce congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Plans include widening of both Harrogate Road and New Line on all four sections of the cross roads with new cycling lanes, pe-

destrian islands and signal controlled crossings. The start of the roadworks has been delayed by the need to secure compulsory purchase orders for 58 plots of land, but is due to be completed by February 2020 and is expected to cost £6.8 million. To find out more about the scheme you can: Call: 0800 028 8141 Post: FREEPOST Bradford Highways Consultation Email: info@ harrogateroadnewline.com or visit the website on www.harrogateroadnewline. com

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Thackley Footie

New Gym opens in Greengates

Thackley Juniors to hold their 2nd annual tournament

The Lion Gym has recently opened at Robin Mills in Greengates. What sets it apart from others is this is an England Boxing Affiliated gym and also a registered charity and is not run to make profit, and is staffed by qualified instructors and a group of volunteers. With memberships at 10 per month it’s probably the cheapest you’ll find. LSFA aims to encourage youngsters and adults into

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physical fitness. Facilities include Cardio Vascular Machines, large free weights areas and boxing studio. Women Only Sessions will also soon be available. Contact The Lion Gym for more details. THE LION STRENGTH & FITNESS ACADEMY Robin Mills, Unit 1, Suite 15 Leeds Road, Greengates Bradford, BD10 9TE www.theliongym.co.uk

FRI 06 - SUN 8 JULY If your kids are football crazy get them down to Dennyfield. This event is to host grassroots football tournament from under 7s to under 15s and also to include the local community in a family fun weekend for all. With bouncy castle, inflatable pitch, inflatable slide, stalls, swing chair ride, rocking wooden boat ride, balloon

modeller, face painter, game stalls, pop corn & candy floss stall, bar and burger & food outlet, plus much more. For the local dog walkers and all in the local community please be aware that the local area will be busy on those days. THACKLEY A.F.C is at Dennyfield, Ainsbury Avenue. BD10 0TL.


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Deano Dominant Dean Harrison victorious in Isle of Man TT In the Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 held on June 6th Dean led from the start of the four lap race which was run in almost perfect conditions. An opening lap of 128.188mph gave Harrison a 3.6s lead. Harrison stamped his authority on the race through lap two and with a lap speed of 129.099mph, he’d extended his lead to 8.3 seconds as he came into the pits. Going into the fourth and final lap, Harrison had a comfortable lead of 19.5 seconds. The Bradford rider broke the race record by 8.749s in the process. This is Harrison’s second

TT win, adding to his first victory in 2014. Dean gave credit to the fans, saying “Thanks to all the fans around the course. Great to see all the programmes waving in the air, thanks for coming out and supporting our sport.”

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WHAT’S ON MUSIC, THEATRE, COMEDY AND MORE TO DO THIS MONTH

GIGS... SUN 1ST JULY DORI AND THE OUTLAWS Brewery Tap, Idle RYAN WILLIAMS: The Alexander, Idle JOSEPH O’BRIEN: The Bold Privateer, Wrose PECULIAR BLUE: The Beerhouse, Idle

Titanic The Musical Life jackets will not be required

MON 2 JULY YUNOHANA VARIATIONS Fuse Artspace, Bradford FRI 6TH JULY THE DEPARTMENT: Brewery Tap, Idle RACHEL FULLER: The White Swan, Idle JAY ORCHARD: The Bold Privateer, Wrose THE MOTIVES Buttershaw WMC FRI 6TH - SUN 8TH Dragonfest VI: The Underground, Bradford SAT 7TH JULY SNAKE OIL: Brewery Tap, Idle LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS - Yorkshire Wind Orchestra: Holy Trinity Church, Idle SUN 8TH JULY LAURA MICHAELS: The Alexander, Idle FRI 13TH JULY MOTUS: Brewery Tap, Idle LUKE HOYLAND: The White Swan, Idle SAT 14TH JULY SONS OF ROBIN: Brewery

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TUE 24 - SAT 28 JULY In the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Based on real people aboard the most legendary

ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they

Baildon Proms Music to celebrate the World Cup SATURDAY 07 JULY Baildon Proms 2018 is a local fundraising event and will take place on Saturday 7th July at 6.30 until 10.30 in the centre of Baildon village. This is the 5th year this fabulous event will have taken place and the line up for entertainment is as

great as ever. Returning again are the award winning Hammonds Saltaire Brass Band and Tribute to the Legends, Alan Beck. Two new acts are also on this year, local acoustic singer Laura Erby and The Two Voices, bringing an Italian feel to the event.

too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever. TITANIC THE MUSICAL is at The Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford BD7 1AJ, from Tues 24 -Sat 28 July. For tickets call 01274 432000 or visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

All profits raised from the Proms this year will go to support the Marie Curie Bradford hospice, Baildon Link Community Centre and St. John’s Church community fund. BAILDON PROMS tickets are on sale now at Ronkowski and Hall, 12 Westgate, Baildon, BD17 6ND Tel: 01274 588165. www.baildonproms.16mb. com

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Huw Eddy & The Carnival Indie folk band take centre stage

SATURDAY 14 JULY Up-and-coming indie folk band, Huw Eddy & The Carnival from Leeds will light up the main stage in Centenary Square with energetic songs with vocal melodies that will tug at the heartstrings. The band blend indie folk with rock and roll and Americana influences finished off with

the soulful and uncompromisingly powerful voice of lead singer, Huw Eddy. HUW EDDY & THE CARNIVAL are playing at the Centenary Square Stage, City Park, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY from 6pm Sat 14th July. For further info visit www.bradfordfestival.org.uk

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Bingley Show at Myrtle Park Entertainment for all the family

SATURDAY 21 JULY Bingley Show remains one of the most prominent and crowd pleasing agricultural based shows in Yorkshire.. Bingley Agricultural Show provides entertainment for all the family with its wide variety of exhibits. The animals, the crafts, the flowers, the vegetables, and all the marquees and stands which create a great agricultural show will be there. As well as the Main Ring Events, Street Entertainers,

Trade Stands, Fairground, Local Brass Band, Food Courts, Local Crafts to mention but a few, there will also be animals galore. Go and visit the Cows and calves, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Mice, Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Ducks and Geese. The Bingley Show has everything needed for a fun family day out and is one of the largest one-day

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NATALIE MERCHANT: King’s Hall, Ilkley SOAPGIRLS: The Underground, BD1 3QR SUN 15TH JULY ACOUSTIC ARENA: Brewery Tap, Idle TONY LEE: The Alexander, Idle GEORGE HODGSON: The Bold Privateer, Wrose FRI 20TH JULY EMPRESS: Brewery Tap, Idle DAN PATCHETT: The White Swan, Idle SAT 21ST JULY SEXSHOP RAMRAID: Brewery Tap, Idle EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION The Underground, Bradford THE GOOD CITIZENS: Al’s Dime Bar, Bradford SUN 22ND RORY HOLL: Brewery Tap, Idle LAUREN BROOK: The Alexander, Idle FRI 27TH JULY RUBBER KAZOO: Brewery Tap, Idle ABIGAIL: The White Swan, Idle

show’s in the country with attendances of over 14,000 people. THE BINGLEY SHOW is at Myrtle Park,Myrtle Place, Bradford, BD16 2LF on Sat 21 July. For advance tickets visit www.bingleyshow.co.uk. Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £22. Adults £8. Children £4. Senior Citizen £6. On gate prices are: Family £28. Adults £10. Children £5. Senior Citizen £8. Children under 5 get in free.

SAT 28TH JULY ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, THE NEGATIVES, ACOLYTES: Trap Door, The University of Bradford. BALLS TO THE WALL: Brewery Tap, Idle ROBBIE WILLIAMS BY CARL BRIGGS: The Bold Privateer, Wrose SUN 29TH JULY JAM SESSION with WHISKEY SHED: Brewery Tap, Idle MATTI & SARAH: The Alexander, Idle

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THEATRE... THU 5TH - SAT 7TH JULY LOOT: The Bradford Playhouse, Bradford TUES 10TH - WED 11TH JULY BING LIVE!: Alhambra Theatre WED 11 JULY 100 WAYS TO TIE A SHOELACE: The Bradford Playhouse, Bradford THUR 12 - SAT 14 JULY HAIRSPRAY Yeadon Town Hall FRI 20 JULY THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR: BOWIE EXPERIENCE Alhambra Theatre SAT 21 JULY SISTER ACT Bingley Arts Centre TUE 24 - SAT 28 JULY TITANIC - THE MUSICAL: Alhambra Theatre THUR 19 - SAT 21 JULY TWELFTH NIGHT Bradford Cathedral

DANCE... THU 19 JULY KEVIN & KAREN TOUR 2018: KEVIN & KAREN CLIFTON: Alhambra Theatre

Kevin And Karen Strictly Come Dancing stars brand new show comes to the Alhambra THURSDAY 19 JULY Expect a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa. It’s a high-energy performance filled with sassy tunes,

heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes. Kevin and Karen will dazzle audiences as they weave their own spellbinding style of ballroom magic. Backed by a supporting cast of dancers and a live 12-piece show band, Kevin and Karen’s most famous, edge-of-your-seat routines are brought to the stage propelled by passion.. KEVIN AND KAREN are at The Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford BD7 1AJ, on Thursday 19 July. For tickets call 01274 432000 or visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

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Everyone remembers the day Elder scrolls came to the new generation of consoles and now we are getting another part of Tamriel to explore in the new Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset. Start your adventure in Summerset. Explore the home of the High Elves, unlock a new skill line of abilities, and save the world from destruction. But I know most of you will be the ones causing the destruction, so long as you save Summerset what does it matter eh? The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (PS4, Xbox One, PC) MotoGP 18 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) Jurassic World Evolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Far Cry 3 Classic Edition (PS4, Xbox One) Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Switch, Xbox One, PC) The Crew 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch)

ARTS... UNTIL SUN 8 JULY LUCY PITTAWAY Cartwright Hall, Bradford

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WHAT’S ON

Knowledge Is Power Akala, Lowkey & LayFullStop are at Bradford Literature Festival FRIDAY 06 JULY Join award-winning vocal artists Akala, Lowkey, and Layfullstop for an iconic evening of music and spoken word performance. Akala is famed for lyricism that combines influences from across music and literature with passionately felt political convictions. As comfortable reciting Shakespeare as he is performing on Radio 1Xtra’s Fire in the Booth, he is a unique talent. Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer, and social entrepreneur, and the co-founder of the Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. He has appeared at numerous festivals in the UK and internationally, and

has led innovative projects in the arts, education and music worldwide. He regularly appears on television and in print journalism, speaking on subjects such as race, music, and youth engagement. British-Iraqi rapper Lowkey is one of the biggest names of the UK hip-hop

scene, known for his bold music that gives voice to the most pertinent issues of the day. Fusing politically charged lyrics and deft dissection of topics such as race, war, global poverty and politics with anthemic choruses and unrelentingly energetic performance, Lowkey is a towering figure of the scene who renews the old tradition of conscious hip-hop activism for the war on terror generation. LayFullStop is a female artist from Manchester whose unique tracks mixing hip-hop and soul have built her a cult online following. AKALA, LOWKEY & LAYFULLSTOP are at The Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford BD7 1AJ, on Friday 06 July. For tickets call 01274 432000 or visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

FESTIVALS... FRI 13 JULY BINGLEY BANTAMS BEER & GIN FESTIVAL Valley Parade, Bradford FRI 13 -SUN 15 JULY BRADFORD FESTIVAL City Park, Bradford SAT 21 JULY FAKE FESTIVAL, HARROGATE The Stray, HG1 1BJ 28 JULY-29 JULY LEEDS RUM AND REGGAE FESTIVAL Stylus, Leeds LS2 9JT

EVENTS... SAT 7 JULY WROSE CARNIVAL: Wrose Recreation Ground, BD18 1AB

Jam on Tap Whiskey Shed Jam Session a jam session for all lovers of rock to come down and listen to them play AND to listen to other musicians in the area get up and perform to their hearts content! Now, to me, that sounds like a good time. I know where I’ll be at the end of the month. If you want to get in on the fun then just pop over to The Brewery Tap (Albion Road, Idle) to see just how many talented people there are in your area. Rock on!!. WHISKEY JAM is at The Brewery Tap, 51 Albion road, BD10 98QE Idle, Bradford, from 4pm, Sunday 29 July. To find out more call 07455350905 or visit www.thebrewerytapidle.co.uk

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SUNDAY 29 JULY Have you ever wondered where that music was coming from in Idle? Well, wonder no more! It’s the Whiskey Shed jam sessions at The Brewery tap. This is a great pub filled with people who love the classics like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Motorhead, Sex Pistols, etc., who also have live and local bands playing every Friday and Saturday night. So if you love the rock music of the past then this is the place to go. Now, you’re probably thinking, “Wow! This place sounds like my kind of pub!” Well, guess what? It gets better! On the last Sunday of each month one of Idle’s local bands, Whiskey Shed, has

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Valentino’s Street Band A blend of international music will get you dancing in the street

SATURDAY 14 JULY Valentino’s Street Band will play a variety of international musical styles with insatiable energy as they parade around City Park. Powerful horns, sizzling accordions, burning rhythms - Valentino’s will dance in the street, propelling festival proces-

EXPOS... UNTIL MON 2 JULY UNMISTAKABLY BRADFORD Bradford Industrial Museum UNTIL FRI 31 AUGUST THE BRONTE SISTERS BY BRANWELL BRONTE Bronte Parsonage Museum

OTHER... SAT 7 JULY RECORD AND RETRO FAIR Caroline Social Club, Saltaire FRI 27 JULY PSYCHIC NIGHT Great Northern, Thackley

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sions with lively Jazz, Funk, Calypso, New Orleans, Latin and Cumbia. VALENTINO’S STREET BAND are playing at City Park, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY Sat 14th July. For further info visit www.bradfordfestival.org.uk

Tour de Yorkshire art on show UK’s best selling artist displays Tour de Yorkshire art collection Bradford’s at Cartwright Hall UNTIL SUNDAY 8 JULY Lucy Pittaway brought her official Tour de Yorkshire collection, as well as other works of art to the Bradford Council-run gallery for the exhibition. This is Lucy’s third year as the official artist for Yorkshire’s flagship sporting event and sees her continue to create bright and colourful depictions of the race as 5 commemorative pieces for the people of Yorkshire and beyond. Each piece includes the start and finish towns and cities along with iconic landmarks and areas of historic interest along the route. The paintings themselves follow the names of the four stages, being ‘Arts

and Culture’ for Beverly to Doncaster, ‘Yorkshire Heritage’ Barnsley to Ilkley, ‘Market Towns’ for Richmond to Scarborough, and ‘The Yorkshire Terrier’ for the final stage of Halifax to Leeds. Lucy’s fifth piece is simply called ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ illustrating the wonderful Yorkshire crowds cheering on the riders up the Park Rash climb.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to purchase Lucy’s beautiful artwork and a range of merchandise such as tea pots, plates, mugs, calendars, diaries, notebooks is available in the gallery’s shop. LUCY PITTAWAY EXHIBITION is at Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS until Sunday 8 July For details visit www.bradfordmuseums.org

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We are... The League MOVIES 80’s Punk Rockers to play at Bradford’s Trap Door

04 JULY The first purge 06 JULY Terminal Tag Mary Shelley Ideal Home Whitney 12 JULY Skyscraper

SATURDAY 28 JULY Anti-Nowhere League abandon the Streets of London and head to Bradford this month to cause hell at Trap Door. Still loved by many for tunes including ‘I Hate People’ and ‘Animal’, ‘So What!’ you might ask. Support is from The Negatives, probably Bradford’s

first punk band formed back in 1978, who famously penned the anthem “We’re From Bradford”, a favourite track of the late, great John Peel. TRAP DOOR is at The University of Bradford, Student Central, Longside Lane, BD7 1DP

20 JULY Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Hotel Artemis Escape Plan 2: Hades A Prayer Before Dawn

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best songs from different generations of music such as Kings of Lyon (Kings of Leon), New2 (U2), The Stones (The Rolling Stones) and Flash (Queen). But of course when you’re at a festival you need drinks, it wouldn’t be a festival without alcohol, so the guys in charge have an inside bar where you can get your refreshing pint after a

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Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. 13 JULY Incredibles 2 God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Harrogate Fake Festival

SATURDAY 21 JULY You know all those famous bands you listen to and want to see live but can only see at separate times? What if you could see tribute bands playing your favourite songs all in one day?! Well that’s what the Fake Festival provides. Tribute bands from all over the country come to gather in one place to perform the

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long dance out in the field, there is also food traders at the event so you can eat a burger, drink a pint AND listen to great music all in one place! Sounds like a good deal to me. FAKE FESTIVAL is at The Stray, Harrogate, HG1 1BJ, on Sat 21st July. For tickets see www.fakefestivals. co.uk/2018/Harrogate

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, race against time after a mission gone wrong. 26 JULY Mission: Impossible - Fallout 27 JULY 2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

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Twelfth Night Al fresco at Bradford Cathedral THURS 19 - SAT 21 JULY The timeless tale of man loves woman. Girl disguised as boy loves man. Woman is pursued by idiots, loves girl disguised as boy. Girl disguised as boy has to fend off woman, pursue man and somehow maintain cunning disguise. Idiot pursues woman whilst dressed in bad fashion. Drunkards hatch plan that can only seem sensible after vast quantities of alcohol and, sorry to spoil it for you, everything (sort of) works out in the end and they (nearly, it’s a bit odd in that respect) all live happily ever after. There’s drink! There’s sex! (offstage, thankfully) There’s strange dancing! (onstage, sadly).

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The performances will be held outdoors in the Cathedral grounds, if it turns nasty, the show will go on indoors. ACT are always keen to find new members. Find out more at www.actbradford.org.uk Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT is playing at Bradford Cathedral on: Thurs 19th July 7.15pm Fri 20th July 7.15pm Sat 21st July 2.30pm Sat 21st July 7.15pm Tickets are £10 and £7 from the Cathedral Office or by calling 0113 393 0929. Some will be available on the door. You can also buy online at: www.eventbrite. co.uk/e/act-summershakespeare-twelfth-nighttickets-43163203303

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WHAT’S ON Huw Eddy & The Carnival from Leeds, Valentino’s Street Band, Anjaana, and Buffo’s Wake. The festival will offer a wide range of arts and crafts workshops. Morwenna Catt

Bradford Festival The best of International, British and local talent takes over City park

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10 JULY Shining Resonance Refrain (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) MXGP Pro (PS4, Xbox One, PC) 13 JULY Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch, 3DS) Lego: The Incredibles (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) Octopath Traveler (Switch)

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FRI 13 - SUN 15 JULY This year’s Bradford Festival features over 20 musical acts, 16 street theatre shows, five dance pieces and 13 workshops and will be staged in City Park. Entry is free. Bradford arts organisation, The Brick Box will perform The Little Bubble which has been developed specifically for City Park. Hilarious Welsh company, Kitsch & Sync, return to the festival with Babs and Stella’s Intergalactic Spectacular. Celebrated Bristol-based street theatre company, Frenetic Engineering, bring Talent Show an interactive piece where anything goes. Audiences will be able to experience BBC Radio 4’s first venture into immersive 3D storytelling in “Tell them I’m here!” Quake, Trapped Man by BAFTA Award-win-

ning video production company, BDH Immersive and BBC Radio Drama North. Dance lovers will enjoy Culinary Duel by highly innovative, Etta Ermini Dance Theatre. Live music will be provided by local, national and international music to suit a wide range of tastes. The line up will include upand-coming indie folk band,

from Shipley will set up a Viking-themed tent where people can make magical runes. People will be able to create themselves in miniature in a unique crafting workshop by local arts company, Creative Flair. Festival goers will also enjoy a range of fun fair rides and buy specialty foods and unique gifts from a food, drink and craft market. The Bradford Festival runs from 4-9pm Friday, 12-9pm Saturday and 12-8pm Sunday, 13-15 July at City Park, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY. For further info visit www.bradfordfestival.org.uk or follow Bradford Festival on Twitter and Facebook.

Want to know what it’s like to be a superhero and defeat bad guys? Then the new Lego game The Incredibles would be perfect for you. With a great history of games, this new instalment to the Lego universe is bound to entertain kids and adults alike as well as capture the nostalgic memories of those that grew up with this superhero family. Which superhero will you be?

17 JULY Sonic Mania Plus (Switch, PS4, Xbox One) 24 JULY The Banner Saga 3 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

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HAIR & BEAUTY

HAIR & BEAUTY MAKE SURE YOU’RE BEAUTY, NOT THE BEAST...

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SUNBLOCK APPLICATION Make sure to apply it 20 to 30 minutes before leaving your home so it has time to soak into your skin and keep applying it every 2 hours. CLOTHING - Testing your clothes before you go out is a good way of making sure you aren’t going to get burnt underneath your clothing. Place your hand inside the clothing and hold it up to a light to see if you are too exposed because some clothing is too thin and will apply little to no protection. And I know wearing shorts and vest tops are tempting in the heat but exposing too much skin can result in some serious burns if not addressed. For further info on how to look after your skin go online to: www.nhs.uk/ live-well/healthy-body/ sunscreen-and-sunsafety/


HAIR & BEAUTY

Sharp dressed man We take a look at the comeback of the hot towel wet shave. I’m sure many people have noticed that wet shaving is making a come back. But why? And how is it better than using a modern razor? Why would you want a hot towel on your face? Well, lets find out. One of the main reasons it’s becoming popular again is because of just how nostalgic it is. A lot of people remember seeing their fathers and grandfathers going to the barbers or standing in the bathroom using a double edged razor or a straight edge and just that alone triggers memories of the past that many people can relate to. There are health benefits too. You get a lot less irritation, so

it creates a massive improvement on your skin, its softer on your wallets too, at Lincoln Classic Barbers on The Green in Idle you can get a hot towel wet shave for only £15. It’s environmentally friendly AND it gives you a few moments of relaxation and comfort that’s priceless. The sensation of just having the hot towel on your face is enough to relax even the most active of people.

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1. Plait Trim Military Cap £15.00. Accessorize. 2. Pom Pom Floppy Hat £20.00. Next. 3. Round Hat £8.00. George at ASDA. 4. Floral Straw Hat. £18.00. Burton. 5. Aztec Embroidered Cropped Kaftan. £32.00. Accessorize. 6. Yellow Floral Flippy Shorts. £20.00. Miss Selfridge. 7. Red Floral Pleated Shorts. £15.99. New Look. 8. V by Very Tassel Trim Shorts. £38.00. www. littlewoods.com 9. Kimono £20.00, Silver Bralette £6.00. Primark. 10. Metal Festival Cat Eye Sunglasses. £15.00. Accessorize. 11. Octavia Octagon Sunglasses. £12.00. Accessorize. 12. Red cateye sunglasses. £10.00. Next. 13. Tortoiseshell sunglasses. £14.00. Next. 14. Red Denim Tie Front Crop Top. £20.00. Miss Selfridge. 15. Bikini Top. £8.00. Primark. 16. Striped straw beach bag. £35.00. Next. 17. Blouse £14.00, Shorts £12.00. Matalan. 18. Black Tassel Sandals. £15.00. George at ASDA. 19. Red Tassel Sandals. £12.50 George at ASDA. 20. Leaf Drop Sandals. £29.99. Deichmann. 21. Floral Wrap Up Sandal. £19.00. George at ASDA.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

HEALTH & FITNESS WE LOOK AT MAKING THE BEST OF WHAT WE’VE GOT...

LOCAL GYMS...

Fitness KISS Keep It Simple… Seriously

CORE GYM 800 Harrogate Road, Greengates, Bradford, BD10 0QS 01274 619603 info@core-gym.com FLACKS FITNESS Norman Lane Bradford, BD2 2JU 01274 402 599 info@flacksfitness.co.uk KENTS GYM 80 Undercliffe Rd, Bradford BD2 3BN 01274 632727 PUREGYM Unit M4, Enterprise 5 Retail Park, Bradford Road, Idle, Bradford BD10 8EG 0345 013 3423 info.bradford@puregym. com THE LION GYM Robin Mills, Unit 1, Suite 15 Leeds Road, Greengates Bradford, BD10 9TE 077617 222 70 info@theliongym.co.uk

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A few months ago many people set themselves New Year’s resolutions, often only keeping them until the end of January! If you are still persevering well done you are in a small minority that keep any resolutions, especially those involving food and exercise. As with many goals, starting out is the easy bit, continuing through the inevitable difficulties is where the struggle really is. A big night out, cold mornings that trap us under duvet and the scales not moving are just some of the reasons that cause us to slow down or give up entirely. These are, though, legitimate things affecting anyone with health and fitness goals. It is how we respond to the bumps in the journey that is the difference be-

tween reaching the goal or being back to square one. That is where keeping it simple is important. Try adopting these simple principles and take steps to a healthier and fitter you! 1) Move more 2) Eat a bit better 3) Enjoy 1) and 2) 4) Keep going with 1) and 2) long enough to see and feel the results There is so much health and fitness advice (good and bad) readily available through all media chan-

nels we should be the healthiest generation ever. Yet the opposite is true! Find an activity you enjoy - walk, cycle, play in the park with your kids, use a fitness app - just do something you enjoy and you will be able to keep going. When it comes to eating habits the key is sustainability and simple swaps. It will be a lifelong struggle to eat a certain “healthy” diet if it is time consuming to prepare and unenjoyable. Swap sugary cereal for oats and fruit, the lunch time sandwich for a salad option, forgo a pudding a couple of evenings and drink a little less each weekend and the changes are more sustainable and realistic. So keep it simple… seriously - you can enjoy getting healthier and fitter if it is enjoyable and sustainable.

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Dispelling the Diet Mentality How Chris Harrison is taking nutrition back to basics After going through his own 5 year journey, and also seeing cracks within the current fitness industry regarding nutrition, Chris Harrison took it upon himself to master his trade and set up Impact Nutritional Coaching. Formed in June 2017, Chris’ primary focus is optimising health, both in body and in mind. In his words “If we’re not healthy on the inside, then we can’t expect to be healthy on the outside and look our best”. Once optimal health is achieved, things quickly fall into place. Impact’s main aim is to

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provide bespoke nutritional coaching, which is easy to follow, particularly concentrating on people who live busy, normal lives. This doesn’t mean he preaches living life like a hermit, far from it. Chris is a firm believer in enjoying life to the fullest and incorporating a flexible lifestyle, and his coaching methods strongly align with this ethos. IMPACT NUTRITIONAL COACHING Chris Harrison 07979156398 chris@impactnutritionalcoaching.co.uk


BUSINESS

BUSINESS A LOOK AT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND BUSINESS EVENTS.

Do you want more business? At Dominion Creative we’ve be helping our customers win more business for 17 years! We see all kinds of people from our office in Idle, from sole traders to members of large corporates. They ask us to produce anything from a business card to full blown marketing campaign. What they are really saying is “I want more business!” We’ve been helping people win more business since in 2001. As a team of creatives we look at each customer’s

needs and deliver bespoke design and marketing solutions to drive sales to their door. It’s a fact that good design sells. Bad design – or even just average design – may do more damage to your business than you realise. As a design company, we understand the importance of communication. But why pay for design when the latest software has

really clever wizards which let you knock up a design in no time? Well, design isn’t about knowing which buttons to press, it’s about creating the mood, delivering the message and making the sale. If you want to look professional, you should leave it to the professionals. You wouldn’t build a house without foundations, so let us help you to create the foundations of your business?

Our services include design, marketing, websites, sign-age, publishing, promotional items and printing. So if you want more business, give us a call, it could be the best call you ever make! DOMINION CREATIVE are based at 12a High Street, Idle,Bradford, BD10 8NN. Visit the website on www.dominioncreative.com

Fed up with your job? Time for a change? Thinking of starting your own business? You are an expert at what you do. But If you are not a marketing professional then you’ll need to learn and plan how to promote your new venture to give yourself the best possible chance of success. To book your free marketing consultation, contact us now. send us an email to

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FOOD & DRINK

FOOD & DRINK DON’T JUST STICK TO YOUR USUAL HAUNTS, TRY SOMEWHERE NEW TO EAT!

Idle’s Eateries If you enjoy good food, Idle Village has something to cater for all tastes. It’s no secret that Idle Village has lots to cater for. Idle Talk takes a gastronomic journey down the high street to find out more about the wide range of mouth watering delights on offer. Starting at the top of the hill is the multi award winning chippy, TOWNGATE FISHERIES. Winner of this year’s National Fish and chip awards, Towngate offers beautifully cooked, sustainably sourced fresh fish, prepared by some of the most experienced fryers in the land. We opted for the Special (Large Haddock) at £5.40 which was delicious and just melted in the mouth. Along with traditional chip shop sundries, scampi, sausages and fish cakes et al, they also offer a healthy choices menu for those with smaller appetites and poached fish for those with wheat allergies.

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Idle’s award winning Towngate Fisheries

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Treat yourself to a delicious Curry at Khyber where you are welcome to bring your own booze!

The Arabia from Pizza Napolena. Order yours online at www.pizzanapolenaidle.com

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TOWNGATE FISHERIES 56 High Street Idle, Bradford BD10 8NN T: 01274 612032 www.towngatefisheries. co.uk

As we walked down the hill we found on Jasper Street, due to open soon, DEXTER’S AMERICAN DINER, we can’t wait to come back at give that a try. As we walked across the road at the roundabout and approached The Green we find KHYBER, Indian and Kebab restaurant. Khyber was the first restaurant to open in the village 35 years ago, Continued on page 22

THE IDLE SANDWICH COMPANY 31 Bradford Rd, Bradford BD10 9PB 01274 612038 RAJSHAHI 49 Thorp Garth Bradford BD10 9LD 01274 622662 www.rajshahi.co.uk MAMA’S PIZZA 57 Bradford Rd, Bradford BD10 9PB 01274 620630 VICTORY CHINESE 9 Bradford Rd, Bradford BD10 9P 01274 621484




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Naughty... But nice... Try a Fresh Cream Cake at the Idle Sandwich Company

and even now it’s still a very popular place to go for the locals. That in itself is a testimony to the fine quality of the food. Diners are invited to bring their own alcohol so they can enjoy their favourite tipple with an excellent curry. Khyber also offer an outside catering and takeaway service. Two doors down we come to PIZZA NAPOLENA IDLE, where you can buy

A mouth watering Vegetable Curry at Rajshahi

Nothing beats the taste of Mum’s cooking

Open 7am - 2pm Mon - Fri 7am - 1pm Sat + Sun

Outside Catering Available

Mum's Kitchen - Idle 31 The Green, Idle, Bradford, BD10 9PT 01274 616589 www.mumskitchenidle.co.uk

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freshly made Pizza’s with a wide variety of toppings. The pizza dough is freshly made and the toppings are generous. They have a wide range of other meals and sundries including kebabs and curries as well. We opted for The Arabia. Oh Yum! This is something special, and is made from a unique recipe you won’t find anywhere else. We recommend you

try it. Their meal deals are great value for money and if you decide to order online at w w w. p i z z a n a p o l e n a i d l e . com. you’ll also receive a free fudge cake! Well there’s always room for dessert isn’t there? Next we came to QUICKBITES sandwich shop on the corner, ideal for a lunchtime snack. The owner has been a chef for almost 30 years and sells curries as well as sandwiches. He comes recommended for his panini’s and wraps, chicken tikka wraps being very popular with the locals. Then we turned right and wandered down Bradford Road where we found The IDLE SANDWICH COMPANY where we sat down and had some tea and delicious fresh cream cakes. We also had the meal deal to take out for later. This includes a sandwich, can of pop and a

packet of crisps or choccy bar for only £3.50. Then we walked round to Thorpe Garth where we visited RAJSHAHI Indian Restaurant. The food here was delicious and the staff very welcoming. They are also fully licenced with a well stocked bar! On Sunday afternoon you’ll find it’s always busy as they offer an Indian Buffet from 3.30pm until 10.00 pm. At £8.95 per adult and £5.95 per child for all you can eat this is fantastic value for money and offers a wide range of starters, curry’s, naan bread, rice and sides to suit every palette. They provide a take away service too with free delivery if you spend £8 or more. Also on Thorpe Garth we found MAMA’S PIZZA, well known for it’s Pamesans, and next door the newly opened VICTORY Chinese takeaway. Continued on page 24

MISS BUTTERFINGER’S TEA ROOM 26 The Green, Bradford BD10 9PX 07752 772584 PETTY’S FISH AND CHIPS The Green, Bradford BD10 9PT 01274 985019 MUM’S KITCHEN 31 The Green, Bradford BD10 9PT 01274 616589 www.mumskitchenidle.co.uk IDLE BEERHOUSE 7 Albion Rd, Bradford BD10 9PY 01274 616587 email: idle@beerhouses.co.uk www.beerhouses.co.uk DRAGON CHEF 2 Albion Rd, Bradford BD10 9PY 01274 415168


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FOOD & DRINK Great for an early morning fry up, lunchtime sarnie or, if you don’t feel in the mood for cooking this evening, perhaps a healthy jacket potato with lashings of filling for tea. Customers with K9 friends are also welcome as dog bowls and treats are placed outside for those pampered pooches! And in support of our national team they have reduced the price of sandwiches for the

Enjoy lunch al fresco at Mum’s Kitchen

Taking a wander back to Albion road we found MISS BUTTERFINGER’S TEA ROOM. A delightful step back in time offering a mouth watering range of cakes, pastries, scones and cream teas in a very traditional setting. Crossing the road we find PETTY’S Fish and Chip Shop who offer a number of popular meal deals. Next we come to the newly opened MUM’S KITCHEN.

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days that England play in the World Cup. Let’s hope they go all the way to the final! Next we came to The IDLE BEERHOUSE. As well as offering a wide range of wines, spirits, beers, ciders and cask ales, from Wednesday to Sunday they offer a range of freshly made food sourced from local suppliers. We opted for the Allotment Brunch at £7.50. Opposite the Beerhouse are 4 takeaway outlets next to each other. First we found DRAGON CHEF Chinese Takeaway, and next door is IDLE SPICY KITCHEN, offering Indian, Halal and American/Italian style dishes. Here you will also find authentic home style traditional curries along with modern recipes with their own twist. The fresh chicken Balti is based on a family recipe passed down

through generations. Next door is IDLE BALTI which was established in 1997, and was the first Indian takeaway in the village, and has been very popular ever since. Here they specialise in takeaway curries and use only fresh meat and vegetables from local suppliers. One more door down we find the IDLE PIZZA AND CURRY HOUSE who, as the name suggests, offer a mix of Indian and American/Italian style meals. After all that we needed to sit down and relax for a while, so we opted for a nice cup of coffee at the IDLE LOUNGE COFFEE SHOP, where combined with the best tasting coffee for miles around you will also find a wide range of snacks, sandwiches and cakes. The cream teas are heavenly. The Idle Lounge has a contemporary interior and a very relaxing atmosphere. The perfect place to wind down with your friends or family... Oh sorry! What’s that? Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream! Oh go on then. Cinder Toffee Crunch Please. Well, it would be rude not to. IDLE SPICY KITCHEN Albion Rd, Bradford BD10 9PY 01274 621444 IDLE BALTI 10 Albion Rd, Bradford BD10 9PY 01274 619990 IDLE PIZZA & CURRY HOUSE 12 Albion Rd, Bradford BD10 9PY 01274 921112 IDLE LOUNGE COFFEE HOUSE 20 Albion Rd, Bradford BD10 9PY 01274 955859


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Life is like a sandwich... you have to fill it with the best ingredients. The humble sandwich has come a long way since the 1700’s when Lord John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich decided he couldn’t leave the gambling table and asked the casino waiters to put some meat between two slices of bread. Well that may not be a totally accurate historical account but is interesting none the less. Who would have thought back then that two slices of bread could contain such deliciousness! The sandwich has since become a staple of the British diet, so I was keen to try the goodies on offer at the Idle Sandwich Company on Idle’s Bradford Road. Mark and Sharon took over the business two years ago following Mark’s 30+ years working in the catering industry, still retaining the same brilliant staff. It’s safe to say there isn’t much Mark doesn’t know about how to make a delicious meal. There is much more than sandwiches on the menu however. From 7.30am you’ll find local tradesmen enjoying a fabulous fry up, the Belly Buster is only £6.00 and there’s enough on the plate to more than

With over 3,500,000,000 sandwiches being bought in the UK every year, I feel confident in saying some of the best ones come out of the kitchen at the Idle Sandwich Company. satisfy the biggest appetite. Breakfast sandwiches come with free tea or coffee and school kids receive a discount. And if you don’t see what you want on the menu, they will always try and accommodate. Delivery is available to local customers and is free (within 3 miles) with orders over £6.00. They also have free wifi and offer a loyalty card scheme. Their produce is all sourced from local providers or made freshly on the premises. Their home made cheesecake is divine! They also specialise in outside catering for any occasion and any amount of people. If you have a corporate event, birthday

or wedding party then why not give The Idle Sandwich Company a call. Mark and Sharon have done a fabulous job over the past couple of years. It’s a shame there are only 3 seats available!

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ON THE ROAD

ON THE ROAD WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST DEALS ON WHEELS

Introducing the new Volvo V60 Volvo’s new premium estate is in showrooms from July 12 The new Volvo V60 premium mid-size estate is now available to order in the UK, with on-the-road prices starting at £31,810 for the D3 Momentum manual version. Every engine is a powerful yet efficient Drive-E unit, designed and built by Volvo. The V60 also brings much of the cutting-edge connectivity, entertainment and safety technology from the larger 90 series cars – the S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV – to the premium midsize estate segment. A choice of three 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engines is

initially offered – D3 and D4 diesels, and a T5 petrol. The D3, D4 and T5 V60s are all front-wheel drive. Both diesel engines are available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the petrol comes with the eight-speed automatic as standard. The D3 offers 150hp, combined fuel consumption of up to 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions from just 117g/km. The D4 has 190hp, combined fuel consumption of up to 64.0mpg and CO2 emissions also from just 117g/km. The 250hp T5’s numbers are

SPECS • New V60 premium midsize estate available from £31,810 (OTR). • Four trim levels available at UK launch: •Range of efficient diesel (150hp D3 and 190hp D4) and petrol (250hp T5) engines. • Tax-efficient D3 version has CO2 emissions from just 117g/km. • Company car tax from only £147 a month. • PCP and PCH from £299 a month, with BCH from £316. • Generously equipped as standard, including nine-inch touch screen, voice-activated control system, power-operated tailgate, LED headlights and sat nav.

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from 43.7mpg and 150g/km respectively*. These figures are sure to make the V60 attractive to company car drivers and private buyers alike.

Monthly costs

Other attractive figures are the V60’s monthly costs. Company car tax starts at just £147 a month for a D3 Momentum manual, while BCH (Business Contract Hire) is from £316 a month, based on a D3 Momentum, an initial rental of £1896 +VAT, a 36-month contract and 10,000 miles per annum. PCP (Personal Con-

tract Purchase) starts at £299 a month, also based on a D3 Momentum, with a customer deposit of £4,387, a 48-month contract and 10,000 miles per annum. PCH (Personal Contract Hire) costs are also from £299 a month, based on an initial rental of £3,999, a 48-month contract and 10,000 miles per annum. The V60 is available to order now - first customer deliveries expected in late Q3 2018. For more information go to www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/ new-models/v60


ON THE ROAD

Used car checklist Thinking of buying a used car? Here’s Idle Talk’s list of things to look for It’s not just about rocking up and liking the look of the car - instead you need to look at everything, from the paintwork to the tyres, seatbelts and headlights. Here’s our list of top things to check: MILEAGE. The average covered is around 10,000 miles a year, so if the odometer’s figure appears wildly out for its age, ask why. If the answer doesn’t stack up, be suspicious. Crooks may have ‘clocked’ the odometer. You can also check the last service for the mileage to see if this is in line with the figure. Check the pedals, an over worn accelerator pedal might suggest the car has done a higher mileage that stated. An HPI

check will also check this, as well as tell you if the car’s previously been written off, or cutand-shut (parts from two cars welded together). Watch out for category D cars too. These have been in crashes previously, and often cost £1,000s less than you’d expect. OVERALL CONDITION. Cast a beady eye over the car’s condition, crouching down to look for scratches and dents, and check doors open and close properly. REPAIRS. See if there are any signs of poor repair, such as gaps between body panels after crash damage. CHECK THE OIL. Do this by lifting out the dipstick to see if the level is correct.

THE ENGINE. Look at the engine for signs of oil or water leaks, as well as the surrounding parts – and look under the car for any signs of leaks too. TEST THE RADIO. Plus all other gadgets to make sure they work. CHECK LIGHTS! Turn them on and check they work, including the indicators. Also check you can open and close the

windows easily. IS IT SAFE? Vitally, does the car seem in safe condition to drive. Trust your gut – if the seats are sagging and the car looks like it’s ready for the scrap heap, continue your search elsewhere. TYRES Check for tread and inflation. Don’t be fooled by shiny tyres. Many dealers will add a coat of tyre paint to make them appear new.

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Idle Talk Issue 1, July 2018  

IDLE TALK is the free regional magazine for people living in Bradford, UK, who embrace arts, culture, and entertainment, seven days a week.

Idle Talk Issue 1, July 2018  

IDLE TALK is the free regional magazine for people living in Bradford, UK, who embrace arts, culture, and entertainment, seven days a week.

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