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July 2010

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.

10.37am Monday 2nd August 2010

July 2010

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.

1.28pm Friday 30th July 2010

July 2010

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.

12.31pm Thursday 29th July 2010

July 2010

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.

3.05pm Wednesday 28th July 2010

July 2010

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.

3.04pm Wednesday 28th July 2010

July 2010

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.

4.42pm Tuesday 27th July 2010

July 2010

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.

3.11pm Monday 26th July 2010

July 2010

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.

3.09pm Monday 26th July 2010

July 2010

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.

12.12pm Thursday 22nd July 2010

July 2010

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.

12.10pm Thursday 22nd July 2010

July 2010

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.

11.51am Thursday 22nd July 2010

July 2010

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.

12.36pm Wednesday 21st July 2010

July 2010

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.

12.36pm Wednesday 21st July 2010

July 2010

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.

2.46pm Tuesday 20th July 2010

July 2010

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.

3.05pm Monday 19th July 2010

July 2010

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.

3.03pm Monday 19th July 2010

July 2010

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.

2.55pm Friday 16th July 2010

July 2010

Kayaking, sailing and canoeing were the order of the day for about 60 students who took part in this year’s Doe Park regatta.

2.53pm Friday 16th July 2010

July 2010

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.

1.40pm Thursday 15th July 2010

July 2010

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.

1.38pm Thursday 15th July 2010

July 2010

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.

1.57pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

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.

1.55pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

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.

1.52pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

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.

1.51pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

Hundreds of people joined a day-long festival celebrating the life of a 24-year-old rugby player who died after suffering a brain haemorrhage. During the day, 21 teams dressed in wacky costumes took part in a five-a-side soccer tournament.

1.50pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

Cullingworth Gala Queen Alisha Horsfield, ten, pictured with attendants Sami Mahmood and Holly Morden, was crowned by last year’s queen before leading a procession with the Imperial Crusaders Marching Band from Station Road.

1.48pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

Youngsters in fancy dress celebrated the Nations of the World theme for this year’s Cross Roads Gala. The gala King and Queen were followed by the Spen Valley Scout and Guide Marching Band, vintage tractors and a disabled riding group in a procession.

1.47pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

There was lively entertainment at Cottingley Community Association Fun Day. Cottingley village school choir performed alongside the May School of Dance and Performing Arts, from Cross Hills and there was a dog show.

1.45pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

About 10,000 people flocked to West Yorkshire Fire Service’s Gala at its Bradford Road headquarters to see hundreds of different attractions at the major event.

1.42pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

About 2,000 people were at the Baildon Carnival opened by MP Philip Davies and carnival queen Amy Barry. Among the attractions were donkey rides, here being enjoyed by from the left, Courtney Smith, Bradley Smith and Alfie Dyer.

1.36pm Monday 12th July 2010

July 2010

Yorkshire in Bloom judges made their summer visit to the Addingham, and on their list of places to visit was Addingham Primary School where pupils, including Isobel Tetley, grow their own vegetables, flowers and plants in the grounds of the school.

4.51pm Friday 9th July 2010

July 2010

Three 11-year-old pupils, Ismail Khan, Husman Khan and Akhtar Zaman, who are leaving Copthorne Primary School this summer and boast full attendance during their seven years at the school, were rewarded with mountain bikes.

4.29pm Friday 9th July 2010

July 2010

A cat rescue group is being stretched to breaking point as volunteers struggle to cope. The Wharfe Valley Branch of Cats Protection has found itself on the front line of cat rescue across much of the district in recent years.

4.22pm Thursday 8th July 2010

July 2010

Pupils at Fagley Primary School got stuck in to keeping the streets around their school tidy ahead of a celebration of their eco-warriors project.

4.19pm Thursday 8th July 2010

July 2010

Fantasy characters from the story of Alice In Wonderland and a supply of ice creams kept children happy as St John’s Church of England Primary School, in Bierley, Bradford, to mark a fourth successive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report.

4.12pm Thursday 8th July 2010

July 2010

As part of their Eco School programme, Sutton C of E School Council ran an assembly calling for improved recycling and pupils, including Poppy Murgatroyd and Joel Livock, worked together to look at reducing, recycling and re-using rubbish.

2.34pm Wednesday 7th July 2010

July 2010

A fun day out for dogs and their owners is hoped to raise £1,000 for the Dogs Trust. The event will be held in the field behind the dog-friendly Causeway Foot Inn, Ogden, between Denholme and Halifax, on Sunday, July 25.

2.34pm Wednesday 7th July 2010

July 2010

Cyclists Matthew Haddock and brother-in-law Andy Forse hope to have raised £1,000 for charity. The men spent the weekend cycling 180 miles from Haltwhistle in Northumberland to Carlisle, then across the Yorkshire Dales to Settle and then Sowerby Bridge

2.33pm Wednesday 7th July 2010

July 2010

A former international rugby player gave awards to pupils at their presentation evening. Doddie Weir, who played for Scotland and the Barbarians, was at Thornton Grammar School, from where one of his relatives, head teacher John Weir, retires this year

3.43pm Tuesday 6th July 2010

July 2010

A group of schoolgirls are making their mark on the fashion world after setting up their own company making T-shirts for PE. The girls, aged 10 and 11, from Rawdon St Peter’s Primary School, have sold more than 120 customised T-shirts.

3.41pm Tuesday 6th July 2010

July 2010

Hundreds of people gathered on the streets of Oxenhope to witness men in ‘mankinis’, Thunderbirds and Batman race while carrying bales of straw. The annual Oxenhope Straw Race didn’t disappoint as racers in fancy dress did their bit for charity.

1.17pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

Oakworth Gala Queen Leah Barrett, centre, is joined by page Charley Smith and attendants Lexie Allsopp, left, and Lauren Thompson at the village's annual event.

1.16pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

The crowning of Lindsey Lyness as Keighley Gala Queen kicked off the town’s annual extravaganza. These pupils from Nessfield Primary School performed Michael Jackson's hit Thriller as part of the day's entertainment.

1.13pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

There was a mythical and magical theme running through Wilsden Gala parade on Sunday. These youngsters were taking part in the parade through the village.

1.12pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

Ice creams were the order of the day for these two youngsters at Holme Wood Gala.

1.10pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

Children from Denholme Primary School's street-dance troupe limber up in readiness to provide entertainment at Denholme Gala.

1.06pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

Four pupils from Ben Rhydding Primary School have made it through to the final of a national science quiz competition. Nina Borg, Anson Song, Neena Ugail and Hannah Riley won the regional semi-finals of the Quizcall competition at Rawdon High School.

12.13pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

School leavers dressed up as space explorers and androids to teach their peers about accepting people’s differences. Wycliffe Primary School’s production, called ‘The First Kids in Space’, told the story of space cadets who land on another plane

12.25pm Monday 5th July 2010

July 2010

Pupils at Greatwood School, Skipton, had a double treat for pensioners on a housing estate. They invited the residents to an ugly bug ball – and then entertained them with a clown dance.

1.47pm Friday 2nd July 2010

July 2010

Families who are part of the ground-breaking Born in Bradford (BiB) initiative descended on Lister Park yesterday for a teddy bears’ picnic. The event included games, attractions and healthcare information for children, adults and teddies alike.

1.47pm Friday 2nd July 2010

July 2010

A local girl is aiming for the top after securing a place at one of the world’s most prestigious ballet schools. Genni Debney, 11, of Valley Drive, Ben Rhydding, beat off competition from 1,000 other hopefuls to book her spot at the Royal Ballet Schoo

1.46pm Friday 2nd July 2010

July 2010

Schoolchildren have been left heartbroken after vandals threw rocks into their nature pond, killing about 50 tadpoles, in the latest in a series of attacks. The pond is at St Mary’s and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, in Upper Nidd Street.

2.12pm Thursday 1st July 2010

July 2010

Healthcare workers and patients at Mayfield Medical Centre in Pasture Lane, Clayton, are backing a charity appeal. Two staff members, Louise Adamson and Sonia McAvan are preparing to trek across the desert landscapes of Jordan for Marie Curie.

2.11pm Thursday 1st July 2010

July 2010

Firefighters spent five hours rescuing a dog stuck in a hole in Cottingley Woods this evening. Reggie, the five-year-old Patterdale Terrier, became lodged in an burrow after being let off the lead by owner Matthew Hobbs, of Ghyll Wood Drive.

2.10pm Thursday 1st July 2010

July 2010

Bradford student Phillippa Cairns has recorded an album of wedding songs. The Greatest of These, recorded at St Joseph’s Church, off Manchester Road, features Bradford musicians including Phillippa’s former school friend Laura Groves.

2.10pm Thursday 1st July 2010

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