Bradford

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  • Bradford County Court News
    Towanda Daily Review, PA -
    ... Defendant faces a minimum sentence of incarceration in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for up to 30 days and a maximum sentence of incarceration of ...
  • Bradford County Property Transactions
    Towanda Daily Review, PA -
    ... Graceson Brotzman and Bradford County Sheriff to Chase Manhattan Bank and Equity One ABS Inc., both of Marlton, NJ, for property in Athens for $2,070.77. ...
  • McMaster set for Swindon
    BBC Sport, UK -
    But boss Andy King's plans may change after Robins striker Sam Parkin was sent off against Bradford on Saturday, earning himself a three-game ban. ...
  • Council sets vote on station reopening
    Boston Globe, MA -
    The Bradford Fire Station is still closed. ... Haverhill has a central fire station and three satellite stations, including Bradford. ...
  • Former Bradford Coach Dies
    The Scotsman, UK -
    Australian Ron Willey, who coached Bradford to the Premiership final and Yorkshire Cup success in 1989-90, has passed away in his native New South Wales at the ...
This page is about Bradford, the city in West Yorkshire, England. For other places named Bradford, see Bradford (disambiguation).


Bradford is the major settlement in the City of Bradford, in the north of England in the county of West Yorkshire. It was a centre of the West Riding wool industry.

The Bradford-Leeds area is England's 4th largest metropolitan area. It has a large number of recent immigrants, and approximately 19% of the population are from ethnic minority groups, particularly from Pakistan. Asian immigrants' restaurants have led to the city being dubbed "the curry capital of Europe".

It is home to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.

Bradford was the birthplace of the writers J. B. Priestley and John Braine and the composer Frederick Delius. Priestley is commemorated by a statue in the city. Wm Morrison Supermarkets also originated in Bradford. It is also the birthplace of the rock band Terrorvision and Richard Whiteley, the host of Countdown.

The University of Bradford has more than 7,000 students. It received its Royal Charter in 1966, but traces its history back to the 1860's. It used to be famed for its Modern Languages Department.

Bradford is the home of the very successful Rugby League side Bradford Bulls and the less successful football club Bradford City.

Geography

Bradford is located at 53°45'00" North, 01°50'00" West (53.7500, -1.8333)1.

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