November 2010

Three teachers from Sierra Leone visited Craven to cement an international schools relationship. The teachers, from the West African country, were visiting the Skipton cluster of schools through the British Council Global Partnerships project.

11.28am Monday 29th November 2010

November 2010

Organisers of a cheerleading event enjoyed by hundreds of girls fear it could have been held for the last time due to the Government’s axeing of the School Sports Partnership funding.

10.06am Monday 29th November 2010

November 2010

Schoolchildren have sown the seeds for a yellow flourish of flowers come springtime – and all in the name of charity. Sarah Ali and Phong Hoang were among pupils at Princeville Primary School who planted 135 daffodil bulbs in the school grounds.

10.41am Friday 26th November 2010

November 2010

A Christmas tree dedicated to the memory of lost loved ones has been planted in Ilkley. Installed by Marie Curie Cancer Care Ilkley support group, the memorial will be the focus for a new ‘lights to remember’ event on The Grove on Saturday, December

9.57am Friday 26th November 2010

November 2010

Graeme Willson and sisters Joy Godfrey and Chris Bailey will welcome visitors into their art studios on Sunday to see their recent work and find out more about the artists’ creative processes, as part of Ilkley Arts Festival.

10.34am Thursday 25th November 2010

November 2010

Prince Charles visited Bulmer and Lumb as part of his visit to the Bradford district and took time out to share a joke with James McDonald.

10.59am Wednesday 24th November 2010

November 2010

Prince Charles paid a visit to the British Wool Marketing Company on the Euroway Trading Estate during his tour of the Bradford district.

10.56am Wednesday 24th November 2010

November 2010

Keighley boy Charlie Hiscock plays the leading role in a major TV drama starting next week. The 11-year-old Oakbank School student stars in Combat Kids, which will be shown on BBC1 and CBBC.

8.52am Monday 22nd November 2010

November 2010

A woman will shave off her hair to support her father who is fighting leukaemia. Laura Philipson, 25, from Guiseley, will sacrifice her locks to raise money for crucial research at the Yorkshire Cancer Centre in the Bexley Wing of St James’ Hospital.

9.10am Friday 19th November 2010

November 2010

Schoolgirl Rebekah Horsfield has a new “feathered” friend under her wing. The white dove flew on to her school bag as she strolled home from class earlier this week, and he has been by her side, on her shoulder and head ever since.

9.32am Friday 19th November 2010

November 2010

A 12-year-old Ilkley Grammar School pupil is on top of the world after winning a global title. Kate Dalzell triumphed in the recent World Karate Confederation World Cup in Caorle, Italy.

11.15am Thursday 18th November 2010

November 2010

Schoolchildren have been encouraged to sing to a different tune by members of the Ilkley Choral Society. Singers in the group visited Ilkley Grammar School to promote choral singing among younger people.

11.15am Wednesday 17th November 2010

November 2010

Hill Top Church of England Primary in Common Road, Low Moor, Yorkshire’s best-performing state primary based on its Key Stage Two results over the last four years, has been named 10th best in the country.

10.23am Tuesday 16th November 2010

November 2010

10.15am Monday 15th November 2010

November 2010

Eccleshill Youth Football team has joined forces with the NHS Treatment Centre, on Harrogate Road, to encourage the local community to find out how they can help keep fit and healthy.

9.55am Monday 15th November 2010

November 2010

Children in Pudsey were shown the art of baking in a bid to raise money for this year’s BBC Children in Need appeal. Staff at Asda Pudsey hosted a Bake the Bear workshop so children could join in with the cooking fun and get some expert baking tips.

9.25am Monday 15th November 2010

November 2010

A grandmother has overcome a debilitating condition to win the ultimate prize in the world of martial arts. Marita Thain has gained a black belt in karate despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

9.55am Friday 12th November 2010

November 2010

Staff and volunteers at The Brathay Trust in Barkerend, a charity for disadvantaged young people in Bradford, have been filmed pitching their ideas for a garden allotment area in a bid to win £50,000 in lottery cash.

10.02am Thursday 11th November 2010

November 2010

Ale lovers across Yorkshire and beyond are preparing to sample the frothy delights of the 2010 Otley Beer Festival.

10.45am Wednesday 10th November 2010

November 2010

He might be 105 but Karam Chand is not too old for a party. The great-grandfather marked his birthday today with friends and family at his home in Girlington, Bradford.

10.36am Wednesday 10th November 2010

November 2010

Artist Kitty North has hit upon a novel way to promote her work – by wearing a dress using images from her paintings. Kitty wore the special outfit for the opening of her exhibition in the brasserie and bar of The Devonshire Arms Hotel, Bolton Abbey.

10.10am Wednesday 10th November 2010

November 2010

An Otley-based photographer has won a national award for an exhibition she produced with young offenders. Asha Munn, who runs Eyes Wide Open, has won the William Archer Platinum Award for Photography for the My Town project.

10.02am Wednesday 10th November 2010

November 2010

Wrecked walls in Wilsden are being transformed by a group of determined volunteers.

10.26am Tuesday 9th November 2010

November 2010

Children learned how to dance flamenco style at a Spanish-themed day in Bradford. Pupils at Heaton Primary School, Haworth Road, sampled tapas dishes and non-alcoholic sangria at the event which was held to teach them about Spanish culture.

10.18am Tuesday 9th November 2010

November 2010

A nine-year-old primary school pupil is being championed as the youngest radio presenter in the UK. Daisy Watkiss fronts Crazy Daisy’s Lazy Saturday slot on Drystone Radio, based in Cowling, near Skipton.

9.59am Tuesday 9th November 2010

November 2010

A beauty from the past could hold the key to solving the mystery of the country’s most famous brands. The unknown model was discovered on a chocolate box belonging to the founder of Bettys, Frederick Belmont.

10.08am Monday 8th November 2010

November 2010

A Caribbean carnival costume in the style of a Victorian dress has been made at Bradford’s Industrial Museum. The brightly-coloured dress was made as part of the Black History Month celebrations

10.43am Friday 5th November 2010

November 2010

An eight-year-old boy has landed a role in a new TV series starring James Nesbitt. Robbie Leach, of Tyersal, Bradford, is in Monroe, a new ITV hospital drama.

10.39am Friday 5th November 2010

November 2010

Four sixth-form students from Benton Park School, Rawdon, Emma Hildyard, Alex Teasdale, James Simpson, and James Brearley are organising a Christmas Fair to raise funds towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition to Morocco.

9.45am Friday 5th November 2010

November 2010

A sprinkler system has been installed at Guiseley’s new Guide hut, which is being built after the previous hut was destroyed in an arson attack. The system was donated by the Yorkshire Sprinklers company.

9.57am Friday 5th November 2010

November 2010

Talented youngsters from Stage 84 performers have won a glittering array of trophies. Mia Dearnley, Amelia Elgie, William Cooke and Oliver Lovatt were all awarded first places at the Blackpool Festival of Speech and Drama.

10.58am Wednesday 3rd November 2010

November 2010

A Bradford primary school has begun a scheme to help boys narrow the learning gap with girls. Atlas Ambassadors, held by Atlas Community Primary School, Manningham, aims to encourage boys to recognise and boost their achievements.

9.57am Wednesday 3rd November 2010

November 2010

A historic printing press that may be the only one of its kind still in circulation has been delighting residents in Addingham. Print historian Brian Aldred was given the metal Victorian parlour press as a gift while working at Sheffield University.

9.32am Wednesday 3rd November 2010

November 2010

Staff at an inner-city farm are celebrating a new arrival. This baby hare is the newest inhabitant at Prism City Farm in Walker Drive, Girlington.

11.29am Tuesday 2nd November 2010

November 2010

Families had their arithmetic skills challenged during a half-term maths show at Eccleshill Library. Author Kjartan Poskitt, who penned the book Murderous Maths, led one-hour sessions for children and signed copies of his books.

11.06am Tuesday 2nd November 2010

November 2010

Everything from abst-ract landscapes to portraits will be on show at Menston Arts Club’s November exhibition. Members’ work will be on display at Kirklands Community Centre on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14.

2.34pm Monday 1st November 2010

November 2010

The grandaughter of Bradford City’s first chairman Alfred Ayrton watched her first ever football match on Saturday at Valley Parade. Mary Needham was invited after donating an illuminated silver presentation case to Bradford Council Museums.

2.31pm Monday 1st November 2010

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