January 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: When Chris Jeng realised his girlfriend was not going to make it to hospital in time to give birth, he prayed for divine intervention.
And it came in the form of paramedic Karen Towers and emergency medical technician Sara Brooke who were driving past.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It was no longer all Greek to them after pupils at a Bradford school had a lesson on Ancient Greece from a restaurant owner.
George Psarias, co-owner of The Olive Tree, Rodley, hosted pupils of Crossley Hall Primary School, who are studying Greece.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An Ilkley chef was hoping to impress industry experts at The Great British Pub Food Awards this week. 
Sabi Janak, of the Ilkley Moor Vaults pub, was one of three finalists taking part in the national cook-offs for the Sunday roast category.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A school is helping pioneer a social networking system to protect pupils from cyberbullying. 
Eastburn Junior and Infants School, near Keighley, is piloting a safe Facebook-style system developed by Keighley company, WebAnywhere.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils and staff at Sandy Lane Primary School, Bradford, donned silly hats to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. 
A total of £500 was collected for the disaster appeal, with some children even creating their own wacky headgear.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The daughter of a woman killed in an horrific car crash is organising a charity night for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which was called out to help her mother, Diane Scott, after the crash.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Boxing superstar Amir Khan has been teaching apprentices a lesson they won’t forget. 
The World Light Welterweight champion was at a Bradford customised-car workshop to motivate its young staff about ‘boxing clever’, staying focused and working har
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A school’s catering service has been given a clean bill of health by inspectors. 
Pool-in-Wharfedale C of E Primary School’s staff are celebrating after being awarded a five out of five excellent star rating for hygiene by Leeds City Council.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The daughter of Smokie bassist Terry Uttley has launched an internet campaign to get the Bradford band back in the charts. 
Holly Faye Uttley has won support from the team behind the campaign that got Rage Against The Machine to be Christmas number one.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: When six-year-old Jake Turton kept being sick his parents thought he was just ‘playing up’ to avoid school. 
But in fact he had an aggresive brain tumour. Now recovering from surgery, he received a surprise visit from Bradford Bull's James Donaldson.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An eight-year-old bookworm has won a novel prize in a national writing competition. 

Lady Lane Park School pupil Toby Smith’s triumph in the national contest run by Usbourne Books earned the school a visit from children’s author Sue Mongredien.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: It is a staple of the British diet and the potato is being celebrated in Bradford ahead of National Potato Day. 
Children enjoyed a workshop at Allerton Children’s Centre, Avenel Road, where they got to grips with the vegetable.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Two Baildon women are going to the ends of the Earth for charity and while Lynn Moorhouse will be shivering in Sweden, Claire Simmonds will be sweating across a Moroccan desert.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An Ilkley woman is planning a career break with a difference on a charitable expedition to Central America.
Spanish speaker Lisa Rushforth has been accepted as a volunteer manager on a three-month expedition to Costa Rica and Nicaragua this summer.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A community has welcomed a new cafe run by volunteers. 
Café 106.9 FM, opened in Cowling, near Skipton, by Drystone Radio, flourished during the recent snows and doubled its turnover.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ale connoisseurs are being challenged by an Ilkley inn to design their own brew, and win a brewery masterclass.
The Cow And Calf, on Hangingstone Road, is inviting drinkers to dream up their perfect ale.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The St James’s Panto Players are presenting their 42nd pantomime, Goldilocks, with all proceeds going to charity.
“The cast includes adults and children as young as four,” said Craig Cairns, of the Players. “It’s a family show with lots of laug
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: All Saints C of E Primary School, Ilkley, pupils Amy Hale and Katie McNamara have been selling buns in school to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti, one of many fundraising events for the earthquake victims.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford women are being urged to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and become part of the biggest female-only team in the UK. 
This year Race for Life in Bradford is on Sunday, June 13, at 10.30am and 1pm in Lister Park and entry is now open.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rucksacks and certificates have been presented to pupils at Ley Top Primary School in Allerton, Bradford, for raising money for the British Heart Foundation. 
About 150 pupils raised £279 by taking part in a skipping challenge called Jump Rope for Heart
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Allerton Primary School pupils were joined by religious representatives to celebrate the success of a community cohesion project. 
Staff at Bradford Interfaith Education Centre also took part in a special assembly.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Talented teenage violinist Layth Hanbali is tuning up to play for a national orchestra. 
The seventeen-year-old pupil at Ermysted’s Grammar School, Skipton, has been selected to play for the Palestinian Youth Orchestra in his home country.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Wee Calum Carslaw will be piping in the haggis as part of Burns Night celebrations in Ilkley. 

The 12-year-old, from Burley-in-Wharfedale, will play A Man’s a Man and other traditional tunes at St Margaret’s Church on Saturday.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Campaigners who have worked hard to support children in poverty-stricken Haiti are opening a disaster fund to help those hit by the devastating earthquake.
The Ilkley Haiti Fund is opening a disaster fund to help those most vulnerable affected.

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