March 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teams of young entrepreneurs who have reached the finals of a competition will be selling their ideas on market stalls in Bradford. 
The 31 groups that entered the Step Up Market Challenge had to come up with a product they could sell to the public.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A troupe of Brownies trod the boards to help raise funds for a new church building and to help Romanian orphans. 
They were among acts in a Showtime Spectacular charity production staged at Wrose Methodist Church, Shipley.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Woodland creatures have taken over at Betty’s Cafe Tea Rooms in Ilkley for Easter. 
Easter bunnies may be part of tradition, but the celebrated tea rooms have introduced badgers and ducks, as well as lambs and hens to their range of Easter treats.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A group of parents have set an example for children at school meal times. 
Once a week, six parents have joined their reception children for lunch at Ley Top Primary School, Allerton, as part of the Talking Tables project.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Computers were shut down and light switches flicked off at a Bradford primary school. 
Children and staff at Bradford Moor Community Primary School, in Marchbank Road, marked Earth Hour, a global call to action to every individual in the world.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A gifted 11-year-old musician has written an orchestra composition for this year’s Bradford Schools’ Prom. 
Saltaire Primary School pupil Jake Jones, of Shipley, was shorter than his first trombone when he started to play three and a half years ago.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children learned about the art of making healthy packed lunches when a supermarket’s team visited their school. 
Youngsters at Greengates Primary School learned what sorts of food complemented each other to make up a lunch box, and then had a taste.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A 78-year-old grandfather attempting a 127- mile walk from Liverpool to Leeds received a civic send-off from the Lady Mayoress of Bradford, Jean Godward. 
Jeffrey Long, of Bingley, will tackle the route along the canal for the Lord Mayor's Appeal.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Unsung heroes from the Shipley area have been honoured for their voluntary efforts at an awards ceremony.
The winners included Jake Rowan, a young boy who has been helping his community in Burley-in-Wharfedale since the age of six.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Controversial comedy filmmaker Chris Morris was in Bradford as his latest movie premiered in the city. 
He was joined by actors Asher Ali, Kayvan Novak and Riz Ahmed who play three Jihadis in Three Lions, a comedy farce about wannabe terrorists.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford-based theatre company for disabled actors has been awarded a £50,000 commission from the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. 
Mind The Gap, which operates from a state-of-the-art base in Lister Mills, was one of ten organisations to receive funds.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: These children are devastated after their favourite play equipment was stolen during an overnight raid on their Bradford nursery. 
Heartless thieves made off with goods valued at about £8,000 after breaking into a locked metal container at Buttershaw.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A pair of students have set off on the trip of a lifetime as part of a 1,800-mile charity rally in two old bangers. 
Gareth Parfitt, 20, of Baildon and his friend, Jordan Paver of Rawdon, are part of the Not Top Gear team heading to Gibraltar.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: When budding entrepreneurs at Tong School came up with a good idea the school was so quick to label it a success they funded it. 
A group of Year Nine pupils took up a design and produce challenge and ended up with stickers to decorate mobile phones.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils in Ilkley are celebrating after being named among the country’s best Children in Need fundraisers. 
Ilkley Grammar School’s efforts contributed more than £4,800 to last year’s appeal.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton was at the National Media Musuem for a screentalk as part of Bradford International Film Festival. 
The star of comedy series Up The Garden Path spoke about her work in theatre, TV and film.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Two men who will cycle more than 3,850 miles for charity this summer would like everyone in Keighley district to post £1. 
Steve Brier and Brian Thorpe are raising money for Airedale Hospital stroke unit and the Muscular Dystrophy campaign.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children got their hands on some hi-tech classroom kit to develop writing skills. 
Thirty pupils at Shirley Manor Primary School, Wyke, were yesterday kitted out with netbooks – mini laptops – thanks to Challenge City Learning Centre in Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Scientific students designed and built hovercraft to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week. 
The Year Ten pupils at Grange Technology College used their technological and maths skills to produce the unique vehicles which were later raced.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More than 20 young actors from two Bradford schools took the stage for a performance to mark the end of a four-month project about conflict resolution. 
Pupils from Titus Salt School and Grange Technology College  performed in the play My Life.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Little Amelia Fearnside was so moved by the plight of young earthquake victims in Haiti that she put pen to a very big piece of paper. 
The seven-year-old, who goes to Sandy Lane Primary School, wrote asking businesses to help her raise money.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Students from Guiseley will be helping out in schools and orphanages in Ecuador as part of a four-week trip this summer. 
The 13-strong group from Guiseley School, which includes a teacher, will travel to Ecuador in July.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Drama students devised their own play to kill off the competition at a regional event. 
Performance Drama School’s entry at the Bingley Robertshaw Festival was based on the board game Cluedo.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A bronze statue of cricketing legend Fred Trueman was unveiled by his widow Veronica in his adopted home town. 
About 200 people, including his friend and retired umpire Dickie Bird, gathered at the Leeds-Liverpool Canal basin in Skipton for the event.

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