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Bradford Hole[edit]

One of the main things mentioned in the media about Bradford is the Bradford Hole - the Westfield shopping centre that has remained little more than a hole in the ground for years. I bet bbc.co.uk (for example) would have dozens of stories on the subject. Surely worth a mention? --81.23.54.142 (talk) 23:24, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, I have just noticed that there is a whole page on the subject at Westfield Bradford and yet no mention here - is the Bradford Tourist Board censoring this page? --81.23.54.142 (talk) 23:27, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Okay, so there is a brief mention in the economy section. Perhaps a subheading there with a proper summary of Westfield Bradford and a See Also: Westfield Bradford would be a good idea? --81.23.54.142 (talk) 23:34, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Like many similar city articles, this article presents a ridiculously upbeat image of its subject. It's fine and laudable that Bradfordians should take pride in their city, but this is ridiculous. It's presented as heaven on earth, which I don't think is wholly accurate. --Ef80 (talk) 21:16, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Bradford's population figure[edit]

Bradford's population is 522,452[1], the figure given on the Bradford page is for a boundary that no longer exists, it changed in 1974. If you look at both the City of Leeds and Leeds pages, both give exactly the same population, why should the City of Bradford and Bradford pages be any different, it doesn't make any sense and does the City of Bradford a disservice.Epicforest (talk) 20:41, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

The City of Bradford population should be greater than the Bradford population as it cover a greater area than the settlement. The problem is the Leeds page which should have a lower figure than the City of Leeds page. There is many problems over the Leeds page that needs to focus on the settlement and not on the wider borough. Material relevant to the borough needs moving from one to the other. The problem keeps getting a mention but there is no real impetus to sort out the problem. The problem is stirring-up the dormant users and IPs that caused all of the disruption on the page in the past. Keith D (talk) 22:27, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Maybe a merging of both pages would end the problem so there is just one Bradford page and one Leeds page? I notice it's been mentioned before on the City of Bradford talk page. The old boundaries don't actually exist anymore, Looking at the new Leeds boundary sign just outside of Pool on the Harrogate road, shows how far Leeds has grown due to the 1974 boundary changes and the same can be said of Bradford with it's boundary sign between Steeton and Cross Hills on the Skipton Road.Epicforest (talk) 08:30, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

This has been mentioned and dismissed a number of times. The pages should remain separate as per other examples of this type of situation where the settlement and the borough are different things and cover different areas, including other settlements. The problem arises just because of naming rather than any other reason. Keith D (talk) 10:38, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

I'd prefer one Bradford page, as it would be quite straight forward to cover all in it. It seems the Leeds page already does this and makes the City of Leeds page redundant.Epicforest (talk) 11:20, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Demographics - Old Census Data[edit]

The demographics section is based on old census data. Any update with the latest census data available? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.5.0.204 (talk) 11:00, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

In the demographic section there is now three items saying exactly the same thing, there is a paragraph containg the population make up figures, a box containing the same figures as the paragraph and a pie chart containing the same figures as the box and the paragraph. I'm removing the pie chart.Bradford4life (talk) 12:57, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 17 October 2013[edit]

Add the following edit to the lead:

Bradford is the birthplace of Zayn Malik, a member of the band One Direction.

128.206.197.199 (talk) 16:59, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Not done: Sorry, but to single out this one above all others listed in the Bradfordians section would be to give him undue weight. To get into the lead section, one really needs to have been world-famous for a long time. --Stfg (talk) 09:32, 18 October 2013 (UTC)


Religion section[edit]

The figures have been updated in the box above in this section making the ones I've removed redundent.Bradford4life (talk) 11:17, 5 July 2014 (UTC) The statistics were sourced. New figures are available from the 2011 census. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradford4life (talkcontribs) 17:07, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Is there a reason the Religion section does not contain a paragraph about the Muslim population? 176.24.20.202 (talk) 12:21, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

No -- 213.38.213.226 (talk) 15:11, 7 July 2014 (UTC)