March 2010

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.

11.30am Wednesday 31st March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.30am Wednesday 31st March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.29am Wednesday 31st March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.28am Wednesday 31st March 2010

March 2010

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.

1.57pm Monday 29th March 2010

March 2010

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.

1.57pm Monday 29th March 2010

March 2010

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.

1.56pm Monday 29th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.26am Friday 26th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.26am Friday 26th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.26am Friday 26th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.26am Friday 26th March 2010

March 2010

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.

12.04pm Thursday 25th March 2010

March 2010

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.

12.03pm Thursday 25th March 2010

March 2010

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.

12.03pm Thursday 25th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.56am Wednesday 24th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.55am Wednesday 24th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.52am Wednesday 24th March 2010

March 2010

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.

2.19pm Tuesday 23rd March 2010

March 2010

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.

2.01pm Monday 22nd March 2010

March 2010

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.

2.01pm Monday 22nd March 2010

March 2010

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.

2.00pm Monday 22nd March 2010

March 2010

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.

2.00pm Monday 22nd March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.50am Friday 19th March 2010

March 2010

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.

11.49am Friday 19th March 2010

March 2010

TV and sporting stars turned out for a ceremony to honours Bradford and district's young achievers. The Bradford Young Citizens Awards were presented at a glittering event at St George's Hall. Matthew Cairns-Poole won the Outstanding Achievement Award.

12.22pm Thursday 18th March 2010

March 2010

Young performer Alexa Lee came away from a drama festival with a clutch of glittering first place trophies. Alexa, 14, from Baildon won five awards at the Robertshaw Speech and Drama Festival in Bingley.

12.22pm Thursday 18th March 2010

March 2010

Youngsters and their mums celebrated Mother’s Day with a puppet show at Thornton Primary School. Children watched and joined in with Who’s Been Sitting In My Chair? – an interactive show which saw Goldilocks going on a bear hunt.

12.22pm Thursday 18th March 2010

March 2010

Pupils at Russell Hall Primary School, Queensbury, got a taste of the great Bard during their creative arts week. Actors from the Young Shakespeare Company visited the school for a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream.

11.02am Wednesday 17th March 2010

March 2010

British Olympic hope Anne Bochmann gave Year Seven pupils a swimming lesson at Dixons Allerton Academy. The 17-year-old took time out of her training to visit the Bradford school as part of the Wells Sports Foundation Sporting Ambassador programme.

11.01am Wednesday 17th March 2010

March 2010

Young performers in Bradford and its twin city of Hamm have joined forces for a new musical being performed in both English and German. The youngsters will be honoured at City Hall on the day the show, called Alpha Code Two-Zero-One is performed.

3.10pm Tuesday 16th March 2010

March 2010

Children in Ilkley brewed up some colourful creations in a school competition marking Fairtrade Fortnight. Pupils of All Saints C of E Primary School, Easby Drive, were invited to come up with their own design for a mug, promoting the Fairtrade cause.

3.09pm Tuesday 16th March 2010

March 2010

A chess academy which helps children learn new skills and improve their behaviour is expanding to work with more Bradford schools. Bradford Council’s Bradford North Area Committee has awarded the Renaissance Academy £25,000 to build on its success.

11.49am Monday 15th March 2010

March 2010

Firefighters across the region are working to raise £25,000 for the Bradford City Burns Unit Appeal. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has set the target to provide vital funds for the pioneering research unit at Bradford University.

11.48am Monday 15th March 2010

March 2010

Rowdy behaviour fuelled by booze has been slashed in Silsden thanks to a project backed by police and youth workers. Calls reporting anti-social behaviour have fallen by almost half since the project was set up.

11.46am Monday 15th March 2010

March 2010

Young project leaders have started a £100,000 appeal to help fund their new state-of-the-art youth centre in Bradford. Work to convert a former mill in Thornton Road into the Culture Fusion centre begins in September.

11.42am Monday 15th March 2010

March 2010

Schoolchildren were under starters orders as they helped unveil the new half-marathon Bradford City Run. A group of 120 pupils from Heaton St Barnabas Primary School stood in formation to create the logo for the run at its finish line in Lister Park.

11.53am Friday 12th March 2010

March 2010

Pupils took part in circus activities as part of celebrations to mark a Bradford special school’s closure. A circus skills workshop and face-painting, biscuit-decorating and badge-making sessions were held at Greenfield Special School in Idle.

11.25am Thursday 11th March 2010

March 2010

Young performers at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bradford, have triumphed in a pilot dance scheme. The pupils, aged between 7 and 11, beat four other primary schools in the Junior Dance Challenge at Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College.

11.23am Thursday 11th March 2010

March 2010

A charity supporting British soldiers needs support of its own if its first charity ball is to be a success. Support Our Soldiers founder and Bingley mum Karen Webster has 100 more tickets to sell before the big night this month.

11.22am Thursday 11th March 2010

March 2010

Chefs at the National Media Museum are making a giant cake for Bradford’s City of Film celebrations. The massive orange sponge will spell out the word ‘Bradford’ with each edible letter measuring around 1m high and 60cm wide.

11.12am Thursday 11th March 2010

March 2010

A young entrepreneur is hoping for the sweet taste of success after investing in a 1950s-style ice cream parlour in Saltaire. Owner Suki Hill, 20, said: “I was looking for quality and for something a little bit different to everybody else."

10.27am Wednesday 10th March 2010

March 2010

Pupils from Thornbury Primary School brightened up their week with a ‘yellow day’ to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Bradford. The children also baked buns and made fridge magnets which were sold at a parents evening to raise £1,130.

10.27am Wednesday 10th March 2010

March 2010

Children followed in the footsteps of their Dancing On Ice heroes when their playground was turned into an ice rink. Bowling Park Primary School, West Bowling, pupils got their skates on and attempted to glide around as part of a special week of events

12.54pm Tuesday 9th March 2010

March 2010

Young poets, chocaholics and designers from Prince Henry's Grammar School, otley, and St Joseph’s Primary School, Otley, including Maya Lao, have all been doing their bit to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

2.35pm Monday 8th March 2010

March 2010

The Calendar Girls stepped out for a cause close to their hearts. Ros Fawcett, Angela Knowles (formerly Baker), Christine Clancy, Lynda Logan and Beryl Bamforth donned outfits from the Joseph Ribkoff collection for a fashion show at Ragdoll, Pudsey.

2.35pm Monday 8th March 2010

March 2010

Three generations of the same family are appearing on stage together to celebrate Baildon Players’ 60th anniversary. Pictured are, from the left, front, Graham Smith, Anna Dearden and Liz Dearden. Back, Heather Busfield and Philip Smith.

2.35pm Monday 8th March 2010

March 2010

Children dressed eggs as Humpty Dumpty at a Big Breakfast Week celebration at Allerton Children’s Centre. Parents, carers and work experience volunteer Samina Akhtar, pictured with 19-month-old Zaina Obaid and her mum Kousar, lent a hand.

2.33pm Monday 8th March 2010

March 2010

Children made bookmarks and listened to stories at Eccleshill Library as part of a number of events to mark World Book Day. Charley Mai Cocker and mum Kelly were among those enjoying the activities on offer.

11.10am Friday 5th March 2010

March 2010

A day-old porcupine – yet to develop its quills – was among the animals that paid a visit to Ashlands Primary School. Polly Robinson and fellow pupils were thrilled to help feed the Indian crested porcupine.

11.05am Friday 5th March 2010

March 2010

Youngsters at a Westfield Junior School, Yeadon, raised more than £300 for Haiti with a ‘dress as you like day’ and a bun sale. Pupil Chloe Glass, 11, is pictured trying one of the buns.

11.49am Thursday 4th March 2010

March 2010

Young performers have returned from the Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield with handfuls of glittering trophies. The prizewinning youngsters from Stage 84 in Idle included Alycia Booth and Amy Cockroft.

11.49am Thursday 4th March 2010

March 2010

A former Bradford mill worker has celebrated his 100th birthday with family visiting from Australia David and Vivienne. Leslie Kerslake had a party at The Orchards Care Home, Heaton, where he has been a resident for almost a decade.

11.48am Thursday 4th March 2010

March 2010

Four fundraisers have been congratulated on their efforts by Bradford City footballer Zesh Rehman. The defender was at Low Ash Primary School, Shipley, to award signed footballs, to Dominic Baldwin, Owen Briscoe, Fabio Castenheira and Alicia Rosconie

11.46am Thursday 4th March 2010

March 2010

Walkabout Creature Veronica of Thingumajig Theatre helped paint the Marie Curie Hospice Bradford yellow as Marie Curie Cancer Care unveiled its annual Great Daffodil Appeal, encourgaing veeryone to wear a daffodil pin.

3.05pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010

March 2010

The Epilepsy Action 10k road race has been given a cash injection by a Bradford not-for-profit organisation. Sovereign Health Care, based in Manningham Lane, has given more than £59,000 to the Yeadon-based epilepsy charity over the past 23 years.

2.02pm Tuesday 2nd March 2010

March 2010

Hundreds of model boat fans moored up Yeadon Town Hall for the Leeds and Bradford Model Boat Club’s Yorkshire Model Marine Expo. The 200 exhibits included the Titanic and the Royal Yacht Britannia, a replica of the boat built for George IV in 1893.

2.02pm Tuesday 2nd March 2010

March 2010

A woman who threw a message in a bottle into the sea almost 50 years ago has been reunited with the Dutch boy who found it and became her penpal. Freda Sleight, now 93, has been corresponding with 61-year-old Alfonso Bleyendaal for 48 years.

11.55am Monday 1st March 2010

March 2010

Visitors to a farm are being invited to name a baby Shetland pony which was unexpectedly brought into the world. Owner James Wainhouse is offering a free family ticket for two adults and two children to visit his farm park.

3.03pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010

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