May 2010

Bradford primary school pupils were rewarded for helping to improve their neighbourhood. About 60 pupils at Farnham Primary School, Horton Grange, received certificates for taking part in a day of action with Bradford Council.

2.13pm Wednesday 26th May 2010

May 2010

The district’s new first citizen Councillor Peter Hill has chosen the Nell Bank centre in Ilkley as the charity to benefit from this year’s Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Coun Hill was sworn in as Lord Mayor of Bradford at a ceremony at City Hall.

2.12pm Wednesday 26th May 2010

May 2010

The quality of the beer has been recognised at an Ilkley bar with the award of a sought-after standard of excellence. The Yard, off Brook Street, has proudly taken on a Cask Marque award.

2.12pm Wednesday 26th May 2010

May 2010

Louise Pickles has achieved her mission of breathing new life back into a former community centre. After extensive refurbishment she has converted the disused Towngate Rooms, Baildon, once used for community activities, into Pickles Deli and Cafe.

2.10pm Wednesday 26th May 2010

May 2010

Up to 50 youngsters and their parents have taken part in Wilsden’s second annual Toddle Waddle to raise money for children with meningitis. They followed a trail of 40 balloons around the village, starting and finishing at the Village Hall.

3.02pm Tuesday 25th May 2010

May 2010

Children on a Keighley housing estate have gone from fearing for their safety, to enjoying activities and regular play sessions with a volunteering team. Three full-time staff have been working at the Parkwood Rise development since September last year

2.43pm Tuesday 25th May 2010

May 2010

A 12-hour marathon of musical films is being screened at Bradford Playhouse to raise funds for children’s cancer charity Candlelighters. The event, Musicalathon, is also aimed at offering entertainment as an alternative to the World Cup.

2.43pm Tuesday 25th May 2010

May 2010

Difficulty in finding a reliable law firm led a West Yorkshire-born barrister to launch a new concept in high street solicitors. Former Emmerdale and Dancing on Ice star Roxanne Pallette was there to help Morrish launch their rebranded offices.

2.42pm Tuesday 25th May 2010

May 2010

Shelf welcomed a national footballing legend to the village. Sir Geoff Hurst, the man whose dramatic hat-trick clinched England its one and only World Cup trophy at Wembley in 1966, was offering tips to the next generation of wannabe superstars.

12.28pm Monday 24th May 2010

May 2010

Residents soaked up the sun at Roberts Park in Saltaire as Saturday heralded the reopening of the park following a £4.5 million refurbishment. A family day organised by Bradford Council in conjunction with the Friends of Roberts Park ran all afternoon.

12.28pm Monday 24th May 2010

May 2010

Ellen Fish and Edna McMahon brought some World Cup fever to Bradford and District Senior Power’s recent Spring Fling. Ellen, 78, and Edna, 77, of Bradford, donned red and white hats and boas for the social celebration at the city’s Midland Hotel.

12.28pm Monday 24th May 2010

May 2010

Bradford’s Great Victoria Hotel played host to some storybook characters – all in the name of charity. The Bridge Street hotel hosted an ‘Un-Birthday Tea Party’ in the style of Alice in Wonderland.

12.26pm Monday 24th May 2010

May 2010

Georgina Hobson has two reasons to be looking forward to this weekend’s 201st Otley Show. The ten-year-old designed the cover for this year's programme and her family is entering five charollais rams into the sheep classes.

4.17pm Friday 21st May 2010

May 2010

Residents have been shown how to create a garden from alternative materials at an Adult Learners’ Week event at Shipley Library. The week is supporting the International Year of Biodiversity with an emphasis on doing something to help the planet.

4.16pm Friday 21st May 2010

May 2010

The parents of a severely-disabled boy have thanked local people who have rallied round to help their son. They have all chipped in to buy a special trike which will help Jack’s body to develop.

4.14pm Friday 21st May 2010

May 2010

Children’s creative writing was inspired by Captain Hook and a Viking at Allerton Primary School. Student actors from Tong High School thrilled pupils, as two ‘police officers’ told of how a boat had crashed ashore and its armed crew was at large.

12.21pm Thursday 20th May 2010

May 2010

An award-winning podcast produced by pupils at a Springwood Primary School, Bradford, is encouraging their non-English speaking peers to embrace the native tongue.

12.21pm Thursday 20th May 2010

May 2010

Male staff at Skipton’s Tesco showed their sensitive sides and dressed in pink for charity. A record number of female staff at the store are taking part in Sunday’s Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.

12.21pm Thursday 20th May 2010

May 2010

Three film buffs want to put their village on the movie map with the start of Shipley Film Society. The society will host its first screening of Woody Allen’s romance Vicky Cristina Barcelona (certificate 12), at Kirkgate Community Centre on Saturday.

12.20pm Thursday 20th May 2010

May 2010

Pupils at a Bradford school took on a sponsored maths challenge to raise money for disadvantaged children. Children at Keelham Primary School, Denholme Gate, were sponsored for each correct answer they gave, raising £1,076 for the NSPCC and Childline.

12.03pm Wednesday 19th May 2010

May 2010

Children’s imaginations ran riot at Wilsden Primary School when they chose to dress up as pirates. Reception class pupils were asked to come up with a costume idea as part of the term’s topic of animals and life under the sea.

12.03pm Wednesday 19th May 2010

May 2010

Addingham Primary School’s library has been stocked with over 500 new books as part of Bradford Council’s Ward Investment Project Fund. Pictured with some of the new books are, from the left, Amelia Gawtry, 11, Ethan Copping, 11, and Lucy Millington,

12.03pm Wednesday 19th May 2010

May 2010

A gallery is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a special showcase. Picture This, in Queensbury, is displaying work by artists the gallery has previously featured, including Terrorvision guitarist Mark Yates, at an open day on Saturday, May 29.

12.02pm Wednesday 19th May 2010

May 2010

Young Bingley Juniors footballers joined club officials, councillors and Council staff for the opening of a new sports facilities at Gilstead recreation ground. The new building includes changing and store rooms, showers and a food preparation room.

2.08pm Tuesday 18th May 2010

May 2010

People packed the cobbled streets of Haworth to enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane during the annual 1940s weekend. Many had donned old-style military uniforms or civilian outfits to add to the authenticity of the event.

10.45am Monday 17th May 2010

May 2010

More than 600 aspiring models turned up at Bradford’s Kirkgate shopping centre yesterday to try their luck in the Telegraph & Argus 2010 Modelsearch contest.

10.44am Monday 17th May 2010

May 2010

Coronation Street actor and star of The Full Monty Steve Huison is selling his prized pants on eBay. The Shipley actor has decided to part with the red leather thong he famously wore in the 1997 hit film.

10.40am Monday 17th May 2010

May 2010

Footballers from across Bradford will be able to play at a new five-a-side venue if plans to convert a cloth warehouse into a sports centre are rubber-stamped.

10.06am Monday 17th May 2010

May 2010

Youngsters at Sandy Lane Primary School strutted their stuff on the catwalk at a fashion show. The event, sponsored by Asda, saw pupils aged from six to 11 and five members of staff model clothes in aid of the Bradford Burns Unit Appeal.

1.33pm Wednesday 12th May 2010

May 2010

Aspiring film-makers Laura Rawlings and Jonathan Pinfield are to fly the flag for Bradford at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

3.27pm Tuesday 11th May 2010

May 2010

Qaisera Aziz, Jamila Latif, Joan Learoyd and Tracy Learoyd put their best feet forward at the Shipley Stride.

3.24pm Tuesday 11th May 2010

May 2010

Smiling Jake Clapham has been crowned the bonniest of Bradford’s babies in the Telegraph & Argus Happy Tots competition 2010. His cheeky grin won over voters who placed him first in the six to 12-month-old category, and saw him crowned overall winner.

12.36pm Wednesday 5th May 2010

May 2010

While most boys dream about becoming a train driver, Charlie Noon has already set the wheels in motion. The 11-year-old is a regular fixture on the trains to and from his home – travelling in his train driver’s uniform.

12.36pm Wednesday 5th May 2010

May 2010

Ilkley Carnival defied Bank Holiday washout predictions by bringing thousands of people into the town. One of the first major events of the year for the district, this year’s Ilkley Carnival was already being declared the biggest in the event's histor

12.34pm Wednesday 5th May 2010

May 2010

Dads can build on relationships with their children by taking them on a woodworking course in Shipley. Kirkgate Studios and Workshops in Kirkgate is running a lottery-funded course aimed at Bradford fathers, grandfathers, or male carers.

10.38am Wednesday 5th May 2010

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