August 2010

Libby Walker was among children who learned about conserving the wildlife of Wharfedale at Ilkley’s Manor House Museum. A wildlife expert was called in to the Castle Yard museum as part of the International Year of Biodiversity.

10.17am Friday 27th August 2010

August 2010

These two schoolgirls are preparing to embark on a 32-mile cycle trip to raise money for flood victims in Pakistan. It was seeing reports about the country’s worst ever floods that spurred 11-year-olds Tilly Melechi and Maya Booton to take action.

12.39pm Wednesday 25th August 2010

August 2010

Little Macey Newbury is the apple of her grandma’s eye after raising the alarm when she knocked herself unconscious. The quick-thinking nine-year-old brought Carol Brophy a glass of water, a pillow and an ice pack after she banged her head cleaning.

12.37pm Wednesday 25th August 2010

August 2010

Young performers have taken to the stage to show off the skills they have been learning at a summer school. Former professional ice skater Catherine Halford, who runs AKA Dance Academy in Queensbury with her daughter, has set up a summer school.

3.59pm Tuesday 24th August 2010

August 2010

Families are being invited to take part in a range of activities at Red House Museum in Gomersal. The fun includes creating peg dolls of themselves using coloured felts, foils, ribbons and lace, and a mosaic greeting card.

3.59pm Tuesday 24th August 2010

August 2010

Ponies Digby, Badger and Bobby have been busy giving children rides during the summer holidays at the Ponderosa Centre, near Heckmondwike.

10.43am Friday 20th August 2010

August 2010

Catherine Mason (left) and Chloe Lightowler from The Deli in Bingley Road, Saltaire, with the Macmillan Cancer Care World’s Biggest Coffee Morning mascot

3.52pm Thursday 19th August 2010

August 2010

Eight-year-old Katlain Schofield found this new-born lamb too cute to resist at St Leonards Farm Park in Esholt. The latest as-yet-unnamed addition to the farm is just days old, having been conceived by a rare breed Jacob sheep and a Herdwick ram.

11.30am Wednesday 18th August 2010

August 2010

Falconer Kevin Ryan shows off one of his magnificent birds at a falconry display which also featured eagles and vultures at St Leonard’s farm park in Esholt.

12.43pm Tuesday 17th August 2010

August 2010

Volunteers got stuck in to clean up a former railway line between Eccleshill and Fagley. The route from Wharncliffe Grove has been blighted by littering and fly-tipping.

4.01pm Monday 16th August 2010

August 2010

The Aqua Clinic diving pool has been constructed in the basement of diving instructor Garry Hudson’s shop, Duck And Dive, in Shipley, as a not-for-profit enterprise to encourage disabled and disadvantaged people into sport.

3.57pm Monday 16th August 2010

August 2010

More than 50 crafty youngsters tried their hand at mask-making during a day of arts and crafts at Cottingley Cornerstone Centre in Littlelands, with many creating colourful works of art with the help of staff from Shipley-based Kirkgate Studios.

11.30am Thursday 12th August 2010

August 2010

Heaton councillors Imdad Hussain (on the left) and Rizwan Malik (right) prepare to get stuck in to a charity car wash to raise money for the Pakistan flood aid appeal.

1.05pm Wednesday 11th August 2010

August 2010

Thomas Woods, who at 83 is the oldest person so far to sign up for Bradford's Sky Ride cycling event later this month.

10.01am Tuesday 10th August 2010

August 2010

Kieron and Imogen Graham enjoy a ride on the donkeys at Bingley Show 2010

11.30am Monday 9th August 2010

August 2010

Three hairdressers have conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks, raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Lyndsay Bishop, Stacey Mount and Hannah Campion were one of only two groups to finish, after organisers stopped the event due to bad weather.

11.50am Thursday 5th August 2010

August 2010

More than 40 children have been putting bat to ball to improve their cricket skills. The youngsters took part in the eighth annual coaching week, run by the Ben Rhydding Cricket Club, held in conjunction with the Ilkley Summer Festival.

11.49am Thursday 5th August 2010

August 2010

Sue Macinstosh warms her hands by the fire of one of the refurbished cottages at Bradford’s Industrial Museum. Sue is a member of The Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums who are celebrating their 50th anniversary next month.

11.06am Wednesday 4th August 2010

August 2010

Curious visitors are in for a shocking time at Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley this summer. There are experiments with batteries and generators, magnets and plasma globes to try, and an ‘electric fence’ to touch at The Shocking Electricity Exhibiti

10.51am Wednesday 4th August 2010

August 2010

England’s top female cricketers have been offering their tips to a host of youngsters. National vice-captain Jenny Gunn, Yorkshire pace bowler Katherine Brunt and off-spinner Danielle Hazell offered up some advice to girls from across the Wharfe Valle

10.20am Wednesday 4th August 2010

August 2010

Schoolgirl Millie Griffiths is about to ‘push off’ for a fundraising adventure through the Outer Hebrides. This summer the Calverley 12-year-old will cycle across six islands in six days in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

4.46pm Tuesday 3rd August 2010

August 2010

A new programme to help the district’s sporting youngsters achieve excellence has been launched. The Sporting Excellence Programme is a partnership between Bradford Council and SportsAid, which provides financial support for emerging talented athletes

1.11pm Monday 2nd August 2010

August 2010

Families can turn into nature detectives at weekly activity days at Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum. Visitors were invited into the museum to use its collections to inspire them to create minibeast mobiles and nature sketchbooks for their own drawings

1.11pm Monday 2nd August 2010

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