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Bradford,

city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 293,336), N central England, on a small tributary of the Aire River. It is a center of the worsted industry, which dates from the Middle Ages. Bradford has an important wool exchange, along with the making of other fabrics (including synthetics). Electroplating, electrical engineering, and the manufacture of machinery and automobiles are also important. Stone quarries are nearby. The city of Bradford is home to a large number of Britain's Pakistani population. District landmarks include the memorial hall, dedicated to Edmund CartwrightCartwright, Edmund,
1743–1823, English inventor and clergyman. He was the inventor of an imperfect power loom that, when finally patented (1785), became the parent of the modern loom. It was the first machine to make practical the weaving of wide cotton cloth.
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, inventor of the power loom; St. Peter's Church (1458), now the cathedral of the diocese of Bradford; and the Conditioning House, a unique textile-testing establishment. The Univ. of Bradford, Bradford Technical College, Bradford Regional College of Art, and Margaret McMillan Memorial College of Education are there.

Bradford,

city (1990 pop. 9,625), McKean co., NW Pa., in the Alleghenies, near the N.Y. line; settled c.1823, inc. as a city 1879. The growth of the city was initiated by the discovery of oil (c.1871), but oil-related industries have been eclipsed by diverse manufacturing, including cigarette lighters, machinery, and lumber products. A campus of the Univ. of Pittsburgh is in the city. Nearby are Allegheny National Forest (with its dam and reservoir) and Allegany State Park (N.Y.); the area is popular for hunting and fishing.

Bradford

 

a city in Great Britain in the county of West Riding; part of the West Yorkshire urban concentration. It is situated on the eastern slopes of the Pennines. Population, 294,400 (1968). Bradford is a major center of the wool textile industry. In addition, the city has various machine-building industries (including electrical and textile machine-building); other important industries are printing, chemicals, clothing, and food processing.

Bradford

1. an industrial city in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: a centre of the woollen industry from the 14th century and of the worsted trade from the 18th century; university (1966). Pop.: 293 717 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in West Yorkshire. Pop.: 477 800 (2003 est.). Area: 370 sq. km (143 sq. miles)
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21 Reevy Crescent, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United kingdom, BD6 2 BT
Address and contact details are as follows: Dalesman House, Merrydale Road, Euroway Trading Estate, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD4 6SD.
Speaking outside Bow Street Magistrates Court in Central London, Miss Page, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, said: "Words cannot express the sheer relief that this decision has brought.
Marie Hoyle, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, donated a kidney to her husband Alf, aged 51, after he had waited for a transplant for nine years.
At Bridlington Magistrates' Court he admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Mrs Gledhill, of Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Mrs Kathryn Wilkinson, aged 44, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, was "doorstepped" last night by a team from Sainsbury's to tell her she had won the prize in the chain's Millennium Game Card draw.
A spokesman for Cheshire Constabulary said a woman of 54, and a man, aged 30, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, were arrested this morning.
By fax on 01274 652233 or by post to: Secretary, British Wool Marketing Board, Wool House, Roysdale Way, Euroway Trading Estate, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 6SE.
The hearing was told that the family had gathered on July 15 this year at the home of Ms Green and her partner Mr Dennis Van Niekerk, in Ravenscliffe, Bradford, West Yorkshire, to mourn the death of Ashley's cousin, who had been buried the day before.
The closing date is 6pm on Thursday, October 18, and they can be sent by fax (01274 652233) or by post to the Secretary, British Wool Marketing Board, Wool House, Roydsdale Way, Euroway Trading Estate, Bradford, West Yorkshire, DB4 6SE.
Girls working in Bradford, West Yorkshire, said they would still go on the streets because they can earn more money there.
Six weeks after his final appearance, he collapsed and died in a street in his home town of Shipley, near Bradford, West Yorkshire.