May 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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,
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 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.

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