July 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff at a private nursery in Cottingley are celebrating a near-flawless inspection report. 

Kiddi-Creche Private Day Nursery, in Cottingley New Road, has been graded ‘outstanding’ in 16 of the 17 areas inspected by education watchdog Ofsted.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters are trying their hand at keeping fit using new interactive technology at Richard Dunn Sports Centre. 
The iZone provides equipment designed to help children exercise while they play. 
The equipment includes an interactive dance floor.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A taste of the forthcoming Moor Music Festival was brought to travellers on the Airedale railway line last night. 
At Bradford Forster Square people were encouraged to build a festival in a flowerpot at a “Make Your Own Festival” stall.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The young friends of little orphan Annie will be played by children from Bradford theatre school Stage 84 when the production comes to the Alhambra next month.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eight children at All Saints’ Church of England Primary School, in Little Horton Green, were awarded a set of wheels after their names were picked out of a prize draw of pupils who had recorded flawless weekly attendance.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More than 300 children who recorded full attendance at school over a full term this year have cruised around their neighbourhoods in a limousine as a reward. 
Half-hour trips were given to groups of children at Heaton Primary School, in Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters at Cottingley Village Primary School have been collecting donations of bedding and cat food for a Bradford animal shelter. 
The pupils made Cat Rescue in Allerton their class charity and were visited by Brenda Satterley, who runs it.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of the district’s oldest residents celebrated her 104th birthday with a visit from Bradford’s Lord Mayor, Coun Peter Hill. 
A party was thrown in Beatrice Mitchell’s honour at Elmhurst Residential Home in Undercliffe.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford teenager has raised £500 for a support group for young people with autism by completing the three Yorkshire peaks challenge. 
Joshua Harley-Sellers, 15, of Buttershaw, completed the 24.5-mile route in under 11 hours.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters at Bradford’s Margaret McMillan Primary School celebrated what would have been the 150th birthday of the school meals pioneer from whom their school took its name.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters at Barkerend Primary School were treated to a taste of life in the fast lane when a new Audi R8 pulled up at the school gates.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hollywood star Sir Patrick Stewart experienced life as a firefighter during a visit to Bradford. 
The Mirfield-born screen legend was at West Yorkshire Fire Service’s Birkenshaw headquarters to meet staff.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bierley Community Centre has been spruced up with a fresh lick of paint and outside areas tidied by volunteers from the legal department at Bradford-based Yorkshire Building Society and colleagues from the Chelsea Building Society.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A new hotel about to open in Bradford city centre has sponsored a local junior football club. 
Bingley Juniors received their new kit from Roger Clark-Coates, general manager of Jurys Inn.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Wibsey Park Bowling Club turned back the clock to celebrate the park’s centenary. 
Stripy suits, straw hats and flowing dresses were adopted as the dress code for the historic occasion.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: All the noise, colour and chaos of the Rio Carnival came to Belle Vue Girls School in Bradford as up to 1,000 pupils from schools across the community got together to celebrate summer.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: When Norman and Joan Kirkbright tied the knot they had just a week together before they were separated for five years by war. 
But Mrs Kirkbright never doubted that her husband would return safely. 
Now the couple are celebrating 70 years of marriage.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kayaking, sailing and canoeing were the order of the day for about 60 students who took part in this year’s Doe Park regatta.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The triumph of good over evil – and of fizzy drinks over weapons – has been celebrated in a school’s end-of-term play. 
All of the junior children at Burley & Woodhead C of E Primary were involved in staging three performances of The Lemonade Kid.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils at Southmere Primary School in Great Horton, hosted children from three other city primaries, Home Farm, Brackenhill and Hollingwood, to take part in a football tournament.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A traditional fell race returned to the Addingham Gala after more than 20 years.
The theme for this year’s gala was At The Movies, with a parade led by Accrington Pipe Band and carnival queen Sophie Wright heading down Main Street.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Visitors’ eyes turned skywards as a magnificent World War II Dakota aircraft flew over a tourist attraction as part of a 1940s-themed weekend at Heckmondwike. Joining in the fun were , from the left, Charlie Huxley, Jack Tilt and Lysette Hacking.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Villagers turned out in force for East Morton Gala, enjoying the biggest parade in the gala’s 49-year history. Taking part in the fancy dress were Nicola Jenkinson with daughter Tyler Adamson.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bellydancers joined fundraisers at Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, near Keighley, for their annual garden party. 
The event was football-themed to coincide with last night’s World Cup final and raised thousands of pounds for Sue Ryder Care.

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