December 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Civil servant of almost 30 years Jason Feeney, of Apperley Bridge, has been awarded a CBE for his work at the Pension, Disability and Carers Service of the Department for Work and Pensions.
He is pictured with wife Wendy, son Josh and daughter Lucy.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Two young performers have stepped in to ensure the show goes on, after one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs slipped on ice and ended up in hospital.
His role in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been taken on by Sunbeams Catriona Ford and Katy Barber.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils and staff at a Bradford school got into the festive spirit by wearing pantomime outfits.
The children at Frizinghall Primary School were also treated to a performance of Cinders And Buttons by theatre company Pyramid Pantomimes.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Volunteers and fundraisers at Kirkgate Studios and Workshop enjoyed a party to raise money for heating for the building.
Tili-Etta Fawcett, four, and Heather Mills are pictured helping with the fundraising efforts.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Festivities for residents at Abbeydale Residential Home in Ilkley will be a double celebration this year.
This year’s fun will include a toast to Winifred Illingworth, who will be 100 tomorrow.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hundreds of gifts, including games and books, collected in a Christmas Toy appeal run by West Yorkshire Fire Service have been handed over to the Salvation Army to be distributed to children across the county.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children at Shipley Church of England Primary School in Otley Road caught an early glimpse of Father Christmas as they broke up for Christmas.
Gifts were handed out during an assembly.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More than 40 youngsters participated in a special nativity production.
Teddy Tots and Teddy Toddlers group made their stage debut when they performed Jesus’s Birthday at St Mary’s New Horizons in Green Lane, Wyke, Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A scout leader has been honoured for giving 50 years service.
Neil Tillotson has spent his whole scouting life with the 1st Kildwick and Farnhill Troop.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: These youngsters from Eldwick Primary School met Robbie the robo-pharmacist on his first day at work at Baskind Pharmacy in the village. 
They were asked to come up with a name and draw their version of the device, with its special dispensing powers.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Enterprising youngsters at Skipton Girls’ High School organised a talent show for fellow pupils.
Young enterprise team Say it Loud has been looking at issues affecting young people, and decided to hold a talent competition to boost girls’ confidence.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff at Red House Museum in Gomersal, including Paulione North, pictured, have been decking the hall with boughs of holly… and other traditional decorations.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Taking part in Knowleswood Primary School's The Wizard of Oz were, from the left, Holly Durno-Gumbley (fairy), Joshua Bunn (wizard), Rhys Barrett (lion), Callum Dickinson (scarecrow), Lewis Johnson (tin man), Sarah Grocock (Dorothy) Connor Jeffrey (witch
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Residents have clubbed together to win the battle of the biggest Christmas tree in Ilkley.
A towering 21ft pine has been installed in the atrium of Wells House, thanks to its management committee and subscriptions from apartment owners.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff at the Skipton branch of the Yorkshire Building Society have launched their Christmas appeal which will raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Volunteers manned Skipton’s Sense shop and organised an online auction of goods to raise at least £3,000 for the charity.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Grandmothers returned to school to teach children to knit. 
As part of their work on the Second World War, children at Water Street Primary School in Skipton found out how people learned to recycle and make their own clothes.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford schoolgirls have sharpened their culinary skills for a cook-off.
Forty-four teams of teenagers at Belle Vue Girls’ School, in Heaton, took part in the competition and were whittled down by judges in two heats over three weeks.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford schoolchildren donated items to a Christmas fair thrown by a group of parents and school staff.
The Friends of High Crags Primary School in Shipley hosted stalls selling festive gifts and games such as ‘Guess The Weight’ in the school hall.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters from a Keighley nursery decorated Christ-mas trees at the Salvation Army’s High Street headquarters.
The group of four children from Strong Close Nursery was taking part in this year’s Salvation Army Christmas tree appeal.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils from Sandy Lane Primary School, including Lewis Day. were among more than 600 young people, aged from five to 18, got health-wise when they joined in an interactive day of events run by the NHS.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A team of young mathematicians are celebrating gaining the runners-up slot after taking on dozens of schools from across West Yorkshire. 
Year Six pupils at Westville House School, Ilkley, took on teams from 31 schools in a closely fought final.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 15ft Burmese python was one of the very special guests at Calverley Guides. 
Guider Julie Mitchell, who volunteers at an exotic animal rescue centre, also brought Tiny along with a five-foot monitor lizard, a tarantula, a raccoon and a skunk.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teachers at Carrwood Primary School in Eversley Drive, Holme Wood, were there on Wednesday while all the youngsters were at home due to the bad weather and went wild with the Christmas decorations as a surprise.

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