December 2009

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: They may be small, but not all five-week-old Chihuahua puppies can fit into the palm of your hand. 
But one Bradford breeder of the tiny dogs is looking after the smallest puppy she has ever seen.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A teenager who was given the gift of a lifetime from the last Christmas has just enjoyed a “fantastic” year exploring the countryside she loves.
Otley-based charity Hang On To A Dream raised £9,400 to buy her the off-road, battery-powered wheelchair
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sam Riley is making a name for himself in Hollywood – but he still found time to check on his sister Annabel’s progress in Menston as she took on the lead role of Roberta in a production of The Railway Children at Ilkley Playhouse.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children at the school in Sutton-in- Craven between Keighley and Skipton looked at the English tradition of decorating the Christmas tree and then at traditions from other countries. 
Patrick Keogh is pictured with with Sri Lankan masks.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: On Christmas Eve 60 years ago Charlie Pedder and his bride-to-be Muriel walked down the aisle at St James’s Church in Thornton, Bradford. 
They celebrated their diamond anniversary with friends and are planning a short break in Morecambe.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children spending Christmas in hospital were given something to smile about. 

Bradford-based charity Little Heroes Cancer Trust paid a visit to Airedale General Hospital near Keighley to make a festive toy drop.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Creative students at Ilkley Grammar School put on performances and offered visitors a chance to buy unique works of art at a creative arts evening. 
Refreshments were provided by students raising money for the 2010 World Challenge expedition to Ecuador.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A soldier wounded in Afghanistan helped Skipton and Craven Lions Club raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity. 
Greg Stevenson attended the fair in Skipton Town Hall which raised £1,250 for the charity.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Telegraph & Argus readers have brought some Christmas cheer to children spending the festive season in hospital. 
You have been dropping off donations at T&A collection points supporting the Christmas Toydrive organised by the Little Heroes Cancer Trust
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A tea room is serving up the secret of seasonal success, according to food critics. 
Bettys Craft Bakery’s vintage Christmas cake beat brands from supermarkets, department stores and specialist bakers at a national food-tasting test in London.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters at a Guiseley primary school created a toy mountain when they responded to an appeal to help children less fortunate than themselves. 
The St Oswald’s pupils brought in gifts galore for a toy appeal for children in West Yorkshire.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A merrier Christmas looks set for youngsters from disadvantaged families thanks to shoppers’ generosity. 
Staff from Farcliffe and Lilycroft Children’s Centre in Toller Lane collected hundreds of gifts given to a ‘Secret Santa' stall in Kirkgate Ce
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children at a Burley-in-Wharfedale school thought of under-privileged youngsters when they put gifts under the Christmas tree. 
Pupils at Ghyll Royd School in Burley collected toys for the Children's Charity Circle.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford schoolgirl is looking forward to following in her brother’s footsteps by seeing her name in print after a poem she wrote was selected to be published. 
Lucy Newell, 8, wrote the poem, called Rocket, at Wellington Primary School, Eccleshill.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There have been more than bells jingling this week as Craven College Radio took to the airwaves.
It is the first time the media department has broadcast at Christmas and the schedule has reflected this with plenty of seasonal music, stories and chat.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Almost 200 young instrumentalists and singers from across the Bradford district made sweet music at a Christmas festival in Saltaire. 
Taking part were Bradford Youth Orchestra, Bradford Youth Wind Orchestra and Home Farm and St Paul's Primary pupils.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Santa Claus will visit disadvantaged children in Bradford, thanks to a community Christmas hamper project. 
The Gateway Community and Children’s Centre in Ravenscliffe, has collected donations and bought food hampers and presents for families.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Former students at a Bradford dance school will be returning to take part in a show celebrating its 25th anniversary. 
More than 100 students are taking part in the show, Nydza Dance Spectacular, A 25 Year Celebration.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A group of students taking part in a fire and rescue course have produced a calendar to raise money for charity. 
The Year Ten pupils at Beckfoot School, Bingley, spend an afternoon each week studying at Fairweather Green fire station.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A diabetic mum has praised her twin sons who she said saved her life when she fell unconscious when her blood sugar level dropped. 
Julie Richardson, of Crack Lane, Wilsden, said without the actions of ten-year-olds Kyle and Jordan she would have died.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Olympic and World Team Pursuit champion Ed Clancy visited children at the East Bradford Cycling Club. 
The children’s Saturday Bike Club at Richard Dunn Sports Centre welcomed the four-time gold medallist as a reward for two of the U12 teams.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Aspiring model Tiffany Glenton has given up a life in the Navy to become a military pin-up. 
The glamorous 18-year-old got so sea-sick she decided to return to land and come back to Bradford. And now she is a calendar girl.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Money from the sale of assets seized from criminals is helping keep children safe in Bradford with the purchase of 500 fluorescent jackets. 
PCSO Denis Bennett with seven-year-old Ellie-Mai Roberts, one of the first recipients of a jacket.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The countdown to Christmas truly got under way for children at a primary school. 
Parents were invited into St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, in High Busy Lane, Shipley, for a creativity morning.

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