April 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hopeful treasure-hunters came in their hundreds to Saltaire when the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow began filming in the historic village.
Crowds of people clutching their family heirlooms poured through the doors of Victoria Hall.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Scarecrows have invaded Cononley near Skipton for the second year. 
The village staged its first scarecrow festival in 2009 to celebrate the centenary of Cononley Institute and it proved so successful, another has been arranged for May Day Bank holiday.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bingo-playing Annie Webster is expecting a full-house at her 103rd birthday party today. 
Mrs Webster, who moved from Shipley three weeks ago to Sunningdale Care Home North Park Avenue, close to Lister Park, Bradford, is a fan of bingo and wordsearches.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Trophy-winner Sarah Toulmin proudly displays the flower arrangement which won her a top prize. 
Sarah, who works at her family’s Eastells Florist in Shipley, won the Bretherick trophy for her ‘Skyline’ design awards at the Harrogate Spring Flower S
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A patchwork coat provided inspiration at a storytelling day at a Bradford school. 
Story-telling Laureate Taffy Thomas invited children at Springwood Primary School, Manningham, to help him come up with stories based on each individual patch.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist who fell in love with a woman from Cameroon is to put on an exhibition in memory of his late wife and her country. 
Barry Langroyd Hanson said his show coming to Bradford’s Industrial Museum next month would mark his continuing love for both.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TV presenter and broadcaster Timmy Mallett has swapped his famous mallet for a palette, to immortalise the famous film The Railway Children.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A businessman had to buy a car to make the 1,300-mile journey home from his holiday in Spain following the travel chaos caused by volcanic ash. 
Craig Atkinson, 35, was on holiday in Benidorm with his wife Donna and three-year-old son Max.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It’s blooming beautiful in Shipley this spring. 
Yorkshire in Bloom judges have been in town visiting projects at Shipley Library, Northcliffe Allotments and Victoria Mills. 
John Grice’s topiary tea pot and tea cup was an attraction on the tour.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A warm and sunny day gave a boost to Addingham’s chances in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition, but poorer weather greeted the judges in Ilkley. 
The judges were paying their first visit of the year for the spring round of judging.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of Bradford’s oldest residents has notched up another birthday reaching the grand old age of 105. 
Dorothy Coates celebrated the occasion with a new hair-do and a visit from the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor John Godward
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A church’s congregation has a new flock helping to maintain its grounds. 
Goats and sheep, on loan from a nearby farmer, are nibblng away in the grounds of St Wilfrid’s Church in Calverley to keep them looking well-cared-for.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Friends and family of Annie Harris were gathering at Shipley’s Cliffe Vale Care Home today to help celebrate her 100th birthday. 
Son Jack, 74, of Wrose, said: “She’s a very good mum and enjoys a game of bingo and a glass of whisky!”
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teacher Liz Farley will take on the London Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for brain tumour research. 
The 30-year-old, of Riddlesden, Keighley, is joining more than 30 other fundraisers in Brain Tumour UK’s London Marathon team.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Young cricketers raised money for Manorlands Hospice by catching eggs without them ‘hatching, cracking or splatting’. 
Wilsden Cricket Club’s U9s received money for each egg successfully caught at the event, with one player catching 45 intact.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The sun came out and fundraisers put their hats on at the weekend to raise cash for children battling against cancer. 
The Elm Gallery at Addingham Moorside hosted a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in aid of the Ilkley Candlelighters appeal.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford hospital staff are urging people to saddle up for a long-distance bike ride to raise funds in memory of a late colleague. 
Father-of-two Steve Jones, a charge nurse at Bradford Royal Infirmary, died at the age of 37 in 2008.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A trumpet player has joined the handful of women to be accepted into the Scots Guards band. 
Megan Owen, 19, will be joining the Scots Guards on Monday to complete a fitness test.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Holiday fun hatched at Lees Primary School in Keighley. 
To herald the Easter holidays, pupils got creative in the classroom. 
They brought the season to life and ushered in spring with an array of brightly-coloured, Easter artwork.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It’s blooming beautiful in Baildon this spring. 
The village is reaping the rewards of the work of Baildon In Bloom volunteers who planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs around the village as part of their Golden Daffodils For Spring promotion.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A tetraplegic sports fan has backed a team of cyclists whose fundraising efforts will support disabled athletes.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There’s been a baby boom down on St Leonard’s Visitor Farm in Esholt. 
The award-winning farm has already welcomed a host of new arrivals including a pygmy goat, Shetland foal, chickens and ferrets.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Celebrity-spotters were out in force yesterday to get a glimpse of their Coronation Street idols.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jewellery designer Rowan Grant, of Shipley, has had some of her quirky designs accepted by London flagship store Selfridges

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