February 2010

A project to transform an area of neglected land into a green spot for growing food and enjoying the outdoors has been launched in Fagley. Residents have started to transform Beaumont Park with members of Fagley Youth and Community Centre.

12.50pm Thursday 25th February 2010

February 2010

Customers and staff at a Bradford chippy have raised almost £1,400 for the NSPCC. Profits from the 1,600 portions of chips sold during National Chip Week at Towngate Fisheries, Idle, are being donated to the charity, plus £100 from a collection box.

1.21pm Wednesday 24th February 2010

February 2010

A desire to escape the nine-to-five routine and raise money for charity has led two Bradford men to head for Nepal for a gruelling challenge. Naveed Hameed and Sajjad will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

4.31pm Tuesday 23rd February 2010

February 2010

A Bradford horse riding school has raised almost £2,000 for two charities with a 24-hour sponsored ride. Throstle Nest Riding School, Fagley Lane, Fagley, presented its Riding for the Disabled group and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with £914.28 each.

4.28pm Tuesday 23rd February 2010

February 2010

Olwyn Halliday - aged 86 - has notched up 25 years as a volunteer helping Oxfam in its Duckworth Lane shop two days a week.

11.05am Friday 19th February 2010

February 2010

A group of 250 young performers are taking inspiration from the circus to dazzle audiences. The youngsters, aged three to 18, at the Stardom School for Performing Arts in Shelf, are rehearsing for their new show at the Victoria Theatre

10.58am Wednesday 17th February 2010

February 2010

Chefs Geoffrey Baraud and Craig Thorpe (right) show how to flip a pancake for today's Shrove Tuesday bonanza at the Great Victoria Hotel in Bradford where they will be serving up dozens of tasty pancakes during the day.

10.50am Tuesday 16th February 2010

February 2010

Travelling across the globe to take part in a top TV show was a ‘Total Wipeout’ for fitness instructor Melanie Pollard. The 26-year-old flew to Argentina to be a contestant on the popular Saturday night obstacle course show presented by Richard Hamm

4.40pm Friday 12th February 2010

February 2010

A best-selling author and illustrator visited youngsters at Manningham Library as part of the Bounce into Books national festival. Saviour Pirotta has written more than 60 books with novelty titles for toddlers to short novels around myths and legends.

4.37pm Friday 12th February 2010

February 2010

Young choral singers have hit the right note by winning Bradford Theatres’ first school choir contest. The S Club choir at Sandal Primary School, Baildon, won the BD1 LIVE Goes Choral event at St George’s Hall.

11.24am Thursday 11th February 2010

February 2010

Bradford children have been grilling stars of EastEnders about their roles in the soap. Actors Himesh Patel, who plays Tamwar Masood, and Charlie Hawkins, who plays Darren Miller, were at the National Media Museum.

11.24am Thursday 11th February 2010

February 2010

Cricket legend Fred Trueman was toasted in his adopted home town by a lifelong pal in a new ale named after him. Memories of the Yorkshire and England fast bowler were recalled by former Yorkshire team mate and international Test umpire Dickie Bird.

11.22am Thursday 11th February 2010

February 2010

Bradford youngsters have teamed up with professional film-makers to produce a warning to the next generation of internet users. Pupils at Carlton Bolling College came up with their own ideas to promote safe surfing online among young users.

10.44am Wednesday 10th February 2010

February 2010

The story of a boar which terrorised medieval Bradford is the inspiration behind a pantomime with a difference. The myth of how the boar’s head first appeared on the city’s crest will be brought to life in Harden Players' "The Beast of Broad Ford".

10.44am Wednesday 10th February 2010

February 2010

A grandmother who started writing romantic fiction when she retired has had her first novel published, at the age of 73. Shirley Heaton, of Baildon, describes her book, Relative Strangers, as a “story of sexual attraction and biological intrigue”.

10.43am Wednesday 10th February 2010

February 2010

The faces of primary school staff and children have been incorporated into a wallhanging designed by parent and textile artist Christine Hughes. Made by parents and parishioners, the work at St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School, Wibsey, took two year

3.38pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

February 2010

Little Paris Cowens is recovering in hospital after receiving a new liver. The one-year-old underwent a nine-hour transplant on Thursday at St James’s Hospital in Leeds after spending only a few months on the transplant list.

3.36pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

February 2010

These children were kept busy doing their bit to protect the environment by planting hundreds of trees in their corner of the district. Hundreds of trees have been planted by the Baildon C of E pupils to create a copse at the school.

1.06pm Monday 8th February 2010

February 2010

A new group of pupils have been signed up to act as sporting role models to their peers. Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College, in Reevy Road West, Bradford, has launched its sports academy.

1.05pm Monday 8th February 2010

February 2010

A popular fundraising event for good causes could be out for a duck unless new volunteers step forward to take it on. The Ilkley Moor Lions Club duck race, run for more than a quarter of a century, is held annually on the River Wharfe.

1.03pm Monday 8th February 2010

February 2010

Silly hats were the order of the day during fundraising at a school in Shipley. Wycliffe CE Primary pupils and staff donned colourful and imaginative head wear to collect money towards the Haiti earthquake aid effort.

10.36am Friday 5th February 2010

February 2010

Real-ale fans are getting ready for the third Ilkley Beer Festival as the barrels roll in to the Kings Hall and Winter Garden ready for today and tomorrow’s fundraising event. Tickets have already sold out for the festival.

10.36am Friday 5th February 2010

February 2010

Youngsters at Lidget Green Primary school were out in force yesterday, helping make Bradford’s roads safer. The pupils handed out road safety leaflets they designed to motorists caught speeding in Cemetery Road.

10.35am Friday 5th February 2010

February 2010

A revolution in the education of hearing-impaired children has started in Bradford. The first of three centres with acoustically-tuned classrooms has opened at Girlington Primary School, in Girlington Road, Bradford.

11.03am Thursday 4th February 2010

February 2010

A mum has spoken of her shock after midwives at Bradford Royal Infirmary provided milk for her new-born baby that was nearly five months past its best-before date.

11.03am Thursday 4th February 2010

February 2010

A range of health support and advice was on offer to Bradford & Bingley’s 900 head office staff at a health awareness event. Members of the Seniors Show the Way project, joined other organisations, to give advice to staff during their working day.

11.03am Thursday 4th February 2010

February 2010

Sunglasses would have come in useful at Wilsden Primary School. Children and staff paid at least £1 to go to school in brightly-coloured clothes as part of a fundraising rainbow day. Donations totalled about £650 for charities providing aid to Haiti.

10.19am Wednesday 3rd February 2010

February 2010

Pupils at Lidget Green Primary School are gearing up for a litter pick as they become junior wardens for the day. Neighbourhood wardens and police community support officers are to work with children from the school on local issues.

10.17am Wednesday 3rd February 2010

February 2010

A beer brewed in honour of one of Yorkshire’s greatest cricketers will be unveiled by one of his closest friends. Umpire Dickie Bird will be raising a tankard of Freddie Trueman Yorkshire Ale in Skipton on February 10, in memory of the cricketer.

9.59am Wednesday 3rd February 2010

February 2010

A Bradford theatre company is staging the pantomime Cinderella this month to help a young persons’ cancer charity. The show, in aid of The Laura Crane Trust, will be at Bradford Playhouse in Chapel Street, Little Germany.

12.26pm Monday 1st February 2010

February 2010

Professional rugby players descended upon a Bradford primary school in a new scheme. Bradford Bulls Craig Kopczak and Rikki Sheriff dropped into Springwood Community Primary School to put pupils through a training session and open the new library.

12.26pm Monday 1st February 2010

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