December 2009

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.

10.31am Thursday 31st December 2009

December 2009

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

10.28am Thursday 31st December 2009

December 2009

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.

11.08am Wednesday 30th December 2009

December 2009

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.

12.00pm Tuesday 29th December 2009

December 2009

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.

1.00pm Thursday 24th December 2009

December 2009

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.

9.47am Thursday 24th December 2009

December 2009

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.

11.11am Wednesday 23rd December 2009

December 2009

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.

11.11am Wednesday 23rd December 2009

December 2009

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

11.07am Wednesday 23rd December 2009

December 2009

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.

9.27am Monday 21st December 2009

December 2009

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.

10.51am Friday 18th December 2009

December 2009

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

10.42am Friday 18th December 2009

December 2009

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.

11.52am Thursday 17th December 2009

December 2009

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.

11.50am Thursday 17th December 2009

December 2009

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.

10.54am Wednesday 16th December 2009

December 2009

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.

10.54am Wednesday 16th December 2009

December 2009

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.

10.54am Wednesday 16th December 2009

December 2009

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.

10.49am Wednesday 16th December 2009

December 2009

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.

3.28pm Tuesday 15th December 2009

December 2009

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.

3.26pm Tuesday 15th December 2009

December 2009

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.

3.23pm Tuesday 15th December 2009

December 2009

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.

11.57am Friday 11th December 2009

December 2009

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.

10.38am Thursday 10th December 2009

December 2009

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.

10.37am Thursday 10th December 2009

December 2009

Pupils at Skipton’s Water Street School acted as guides to former students who were invited back to chat about their school days. Pupils invited those who attended the school in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s to a special coffee morning.

10.34am Thursday 10th December 2009

December 2009

Village gardener and healthy food champion Steve Thorpe gave awards to winners in the Haworth in Bloom. Lilian Evans, of Belle Isle Road, won the garden of the year, Njoy hair stylists, the business section and Amy Thorpe the tallest sunflower.

10.30am Thursday 10th December 2009

December 2009

Hundreds of special stars made City Hall’s Christmas tree dazzle as people remembered absent loved ones or said ‘thank you’ to those who had made a difference during the year. A record number of Christmas Stars were hung for the Lord Mayor's Appeal.

11.36am Tuesday 8th December 2009

December 2009

A plaque has been made in honour of Polish airman Antoni Ulicki who fought in the longest air battle in the Second World War, and whose remains were only located 23 years after he died, following a campaign in the Telegraph & Argus.

11.34am Tuesday 8th December 2009

December 2009

Folk and fishing came together for a lively charity fundraising event in an Otley town centre. The big name who had been hooked at the Kirkgate Arcade was folk singer, comedian and broadcaster Mike Harding, who signed copies of his new fishing book.

11.33am Tuesday 8th December 2009

December 2009

Children across Central and Eastern Europe will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the efforts of pupils from Keelham Primary School. They are helping the Rotary Shoebox Scheme, which sends out toys, toiletries and household goods to those in need.

11.29am Tuesday 8th December 2009

December 2009

The young ones shone at a five-a-side soccer tournament at Zara Sports Centre at Belle Vue Girls’ School. Year Four Five and Six pupils were competing, and the competition was won by Lidget Green, who beat Heaton 4-0 in the final.

2.38pm Monday 7th December 2009

December 2009

Anything you can sing, I can sing better - that’s what Bradford City’s goalkeeper Simon Eastwood and defender Luke O’Brien seem to be saying. They will be among the players and staff at a carol service at Bradford Cathedral tomorrow night.

2.36pm Monday 7th December 2009

December 2009

A Shipley Scout pack has called on the community to help it buy a disused church building to use as its base. Membership of the 1st Shipley (Windhill) Scouts dwindled to a dozen six years ago, but now stands at more than 100.

2.34pm Monday 7th December 2009

December 2009

Anyone still devoid of a festive glow could hardly have failed to embrace the Christmas spirit in a Bradford village this weekend. Everything you needed was available at the fifth annual Clayton Dickensian Market.

2.31pm Monday 7th December 2009

December 2009

Telegraph & Argus readers are being asked to give a gift and raise a smile for children with cancer this Christmas. Colin Nesbitt’s Little Heroes Cancer Trust has started its Holiday Toydrive appeal and needs festive shoppers to help.

1.17pm Friday 4th December 2009

December 2009

Shop owners Caroline Spellman and Rebecca Clark proudly show off their prestigious elite fashion industry award after being voted the Kidswear Retailer of the Year at an awards ceremony in London.

12.36pm Thursday 3rd December 2009

December 2009

Adults with learning difficulties at Springfield Community Gardens helped to create ten life-size figures made of willow for Bradford Cathedral’s nativity.

12.35pm Thursday 3rd December 2009

December 2009

More than 100 impoverished children around the world will be receiving toys, toothbrushes and educational equipment thanks to Cullingworth Primary School pupils. The children have collected 160 boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Shoebox Appe

12.33pm Thursday 3rd December 2009

December 2009

A voluntary organisation which won an accolade in the Bradford’s Best Community Awards is appealing for more members. Worth Valley Community First Responders, who won the Best Community Group award are appealing for others to join their ranks.

12.29pm Thursday 3rd December 2009

December 2009

A Bradford man has adorned his house with scores of Christmas lights to raise money for charity. Peter Downes, 41, of All Alone Road, Idle, has raised £3,000 for Bradford’s Marie Curie Hospice over the past two years with his festive decorations.

2.27pm Wednesday 2nd December 2009

December 2009

A Bradford primary school is the third most improved in the entire country, according to the latest exam results for 11-year-olds. Progress made by pupils taking Key Stage 2 SATs at Princeville Primary School has been ranked the best in Yorkshire.

2.23pm Wednesday 2nd December 2009

December 2009

A team of young people held a fundraising family day to boost their volunteering expedition to Cuba. Ten Bradford teenagers leave for a disadvantaged area of the South American country on Sunday to help at a school and children's hospital.

1.31pm Tuesday 1st December 2009

December 2009

Staff and pupils at an Ilkley primary school are celebrating after receiving another excellent report from Ofsted inspectors. All Saints Primary School, which was judged as outstanding two years ago, has improved even more say inspectors.

1.31pm Tuesday 1st December 2009

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