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Real Lives

Bradford's Ben Whitehouse who is one of the candidates on Channel Four's 'Kitchen Impossible.'

Bradford's Ben Whitehouse chats about his time as a trainee in Channel Four's Kitchen Impossible.

Fred Hoyle with Chandra Wickramasinghe, one of his research students

Celebrating the life of Fred Hoyle, who coined the term Big Bang Theory

Anna Warrington talks to officials from Bishoftu water company

Helping communities without water

If not detected early enough, selective mutism can lead to depression, anxiety and OCD in adulthood. Picture posed by a model

The "living hell" of selective mutism

A young fan outside the Bradford City ground

Let's hear it for the City Girls, wearing claret and amber with pride

Fundraiser: Rachel Drake with Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd and Debra Horsman, manager of The Haven in Leeds.

Inspirational mum Rachel Drake shares her breast cancer experience.

Pudsey actor Jack P Shepherd with the Coronation Street cast

Coronation Street star Jack opens new theatre school to pass on the drama skills that turned his life around

Stephen Williams with the book he wrote with his sons in mind.

Inspired by his boys' fun in the woods, Bradford dad becomes a children's author

Some of the creations at Been Busy in Silsden.

Angela is busy keeping vintage crafts alive

George Deane, who has witnessed a great change in attitudes since his arrival in Bradford more than five decades ago

West Indian man suffered 'blatant racism' on arrival in UK - but says Bradford now embraces diversity

Allan at the City ground shortly before he retired

Legendary former Bradford City player stays positive on dementia journey

Marianne Eyles-Smith at work on her duck-inspired art

How artist draws inspiration from comical ducks full of personality

Pilates which can help with some of the aches and pains associated with menopause

Get the lowdown on menopause effects

Coach is thrilled to meet ‘pilates elder’ to learn to strengthen body and mind

Experiencing "senior moments" may be a good sign rather than a cause for concern, research suggests.

Why ‘senior moments’ may be good sign

The Bradford Bridge Club

How bridge players keep an active mind with club meetings

Mike the horse, Haworth

Every picture has a story to tell for prize-winning photographer Dave

Anne Gilvarry, ophthalmic surgeon

Cataract patients getting younger, warns Bradford surgeon

Imogen Moss, five, Evie Moss, seven, Elijah Stollery, 11, Katie Pearson, 10, Fraya Stollery, eight and Angharad Cuthell, seven, are learning the traditional skill of bread making at Love Bread in Brighouse.

Food project helps to pass baking skills down generations for the love of bread

Entrepreneur, Terry King, OBE, enjoys the flexibility self-employment brings which means she can often work from home and spend time with her family.

How employment is keeping older workers young at heart

Neil Gillan with his wife Helen and dog Kevin

Heart attack victim with bleak prognosis suddenly 'sat up, removed oxygen mask and asked for glass of water'

Retirement offers people the chance to visit new parts of the world such as the Grand Canyon

When age is no limit to travelling, don't let insurers stop your holiday

Poppy Pickering cake shop Ilkley. Geoff Marshall making chocolates

How Dominique switched careers and tasted sweet success with her imaginative cakes

Gabriel Marsh-Papworth and, from left, Isaiah Serrant, Zaviar Cheema, Arsenijs Kalinins, and Zahraa Miah enjoy the graduation ceremony at Russell  Street Nursery

Boy, four, who survived against odds as mum battled cancer while pregnant prepares to start school

Richard Barrett, who has only weeks to live, and his friend Rachel Imris who is running the Leeds 10k to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Woman to tackle first 10k run as close pal fights on against motor neurone disease

Elderly African & Caribbean residents from Mary Seacole Court Day Centre got help with the cooking by young people from Brathay Trust, LtR Olga Thompson, & Antonia McLaughlin

‘Auntie Liz’, 93, has a taste for success with Caribbean cookery sessions

Brittany Stead, who is a member of the Great Britain women's goalball squad and also plays for Kirklees. The 18-year-old's ambition is to secure a place in the Goalball paralympics in Rio in 2016. Goalball is the only paralympic sport designed specificall

Paralympics is the aim as goalball teenager Brittany gets called up for Team GB

Gabby Logan paid a visit to Fulneck School to launch a charity appeal as her cousin's little girl has mitochondrial disease. Kim Nicholson with Betsy Kay, Paddy Kay, Gabby Logan and Oscar Kay

Presenter helps family raise awareness of baby Betsy's chronic illness

Baby Daisy Presto with her parents Mike and Sarah and some of the items the family are donating the the BRI neonatal unit

Parents of premature baby show appreciation to hospital by donating 300 items to neonatal unit

Steph Donnelly is hoping to reduce myths about stoma bags with a charity dinner dance

Fundraiser hopes to end stoma stigma with fashion show dinner dance

Women on a QED Integration course which the organisation is delivering across Yorkshire and London

'We should offer immigrants the same opportunities that my family has enjoyed'

Box tree chef, Simon Gueller, who is embarking on a charity cycle ride three weeks along the route of the Tour de France.

Michelin-starred chef plans to eat up the miles in £1m Tour de France charity challenge

Stella Litras with young people at the Brathay Trust

Mentors pass on stage skills to talented youngsters

Colourful couple: Lucy and Jacob who created colourful 'Save the Date' cards for their Big Day.

How to make your wedding day all the more special – and save money!

Charlotte Meek and Fiona Drake who set up The Stitch Society in Keighley to share their skills with others.

How group is getting crafty to relax and stitch the worries away

Francesca Martinez

'No-one is normal' - How author Francesca refused to let cerebral palsy hold her back

Anyone for Tennis? The more mature members of our society are keeping fit into their twilight years.

You’re never too old in fitness quest

A man on a bicycle

Riding to health and a happy life


Life with an allergy can be severely dangerous

Laura Fletcher gets ready for the London Marathon

Mum to run London Marathon for meningitis research after baby daughter suffers brush with death

Razia Amini with one of the sewing machines she is sending to Burkina Faso for a sewing centre for women

Grandmother's bid to create sewing centre in poverty stricken Burkina Faso

Janet Swift, right, pictured with fellow choir members Judith Ayton and Karen Mounsey during a trip to record at the Abbey Road studios

Pensioner sings the praises of singing for health

Passion for fashion: Maureen Russam

Maureen reignites the ‘make do and mend’ dress trend

Sammy Murray Brown teaching her Balletbefit class at Victoria Hall Saltaire (20988657)

Dance your way to fitness with the secrets of ballet

Robena Sheikh, whose husband Zahir spent his last weeks at Bradford’s Marie Curie Hospice, with her son, who was four when his dad died, and daughter, Zaynah

How Marie Curie Hospice was there for us in our time of need

Embargoed to 0001 Thursday November 27Picture posed by model.File photo dated 03/03/14 of of a young girl using a set of weighing scales as one in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, the latest evid

Parents’ time on TV could have effect on children

Sean Penn as Jim Terrier in The Gunman

Ageing action men are a sign of our times

How Disney Aim High project is helping children achieve their dreams

How Disney Aim High project is helping children achieve their dreams

Patricia Jackson and her daughter, Susannah Jackson, with their cds of children's stories based on hypnosis

Pair's hypnotic children's tales entrance a younger audience

Irene Bottomley and Betty Bramley join in with the Extend class at Brookfield Care Home

Age is no barrier at this fitness session

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