September 2010

A ballet workshop on The Nutcracker is one of the attractions at the Ilkley Literature Festival and youngsters Gemma Bristow and Mabel Vincent are looking forward to taking part. A host of famous authors, broadcasters and stars are due to appear.

9.56am Thursday 30th September 2010

September 2010

Bradford City’s club captain Zesh Rehman has launched his Zesh Rehman Foundation Programme. Twenty children, aged nine to 11, at Hill Top Church of England Primary School, Low Moor, Bradford, were the first to benefit.

9.16am Thursday 30th September 2010

September 2010

Children from a Burley-in-Wharfedale school put their best feet forward in a series of sponsored walks. Some pupils at Ghyll Royd Nursery and School, in Ilkley Road, Burley, walked six-and-a-half miles as part of a week-long festival.

10.30am Wednesday 29th September 2010

September 2010

Television cook Prue Leith cut a ribbon to officially open a Bradford primary school’s new cooking room. The South African-born restaurateur, who is a judge on the BBC programme Great British Menu, was at Shibden Head Primary School in Queensbury.

9.51am Wednesday 29th September 2010

September 2010

Bradford children have taken part in a book challenge. The two-hour event took place at St John’s Church Hall, East Bowling, for local parents and toddlers to enjoy special book corners which have been funded by Bradford Council’s Early Years Service

10.22am Wednesday 29th September 2010

September 2010

Pupils at a school will all receive free tennis lessons after a county player joined the teaching staff. New teacher Lucy Turner plays for Cambridgeshire and earned a Ladies Blue at Cambridge University as team captain.

9.08am Tuesday 28th September 2010

September 2010

Rugby-playing police community support officer Charlene Henegan, 22, is swapping her beat for a pitch down under after winning a place on the England team’s tour of New Zealand.

9.29am Tuesday 28th September 2010

September 2010

A Scout is having no luck with his ‘bob-a-job’ efforts as he tries to raise funds for a trip to Sweden. Callum Denison Smith has been selected as one of six Scouts to represent Wharfedale at the World Scout Jamboree and needs to earn about £2,000.

11.53am Monday 27th September 2010

September 2010

The Leeds and Bradford branch of the British Association of Barbershop Singers is offering a six-week course called Learn to Sing, aimed at both newcomers and those who have not sung for a while.

10.12am Tuesday 21st September 2010

September 2010

Madeline Hankin tries on a hat from the vintage fashion fair in Victoria Hall, Saltaire, as part of the Saltaire Festival

12.02pm Monday 20th September 2010

September 2010

Teenagers on the Otley Young Citizens’ Panel, made up of Prince Henry’s Grammar School students, has produced a film to address concerns the older generation can have about teenagers.

11.56am Monday 20th September 2010

September 2010

Hundreds of children in their Victorian Sunday best welcomed distinguished guests to a re-enactment of the original opening of a Roberts Park at Saltaire.

3.03pm Friday 17th September 2010

September 2010

The school year started with a bang for students at Ashlands Primary School in Ilkley as they embarked on a week of scientific investigations.

3.03pm Friday 17th September 2010

September 2010

A Baildon licensee is the first in the north to be entered into an ale academy of excellence – after just six months in the job. Tommy Brown took over The Junction, Baildon Road, Baildon, after Bill Arnold stood down.

2.59pm Friday 17th September 2010

September 2010

Budding movie makers from Ilkley Grammar School will show off their talents at a national film festival. Nine media studies pupils will see their efforts screened at the Co-operative Film Festival at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

10.51am Thursday 16th September 2010

September 2010

A young sporting ambassador has paid an inspirational visit to a Shipley school. Swimmer Anne Bochmann, 17, who won three gold medals at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade in 2008, visited Titus Salt School, to talk to pupils.

10.50am Thursday 16th September 2010

September 2010

Pupils at Addingham Primary School did not bottle out when it came to helping a water appeal. The children collected £250 in coins as part of Oxfam’s Bottle for Change campaign, which aims to reduce the spread of water-borne infection.

10.18am Wednesday 15th September 2010

September 2010

This tiny donkey is the latest addition at Blue Hills Farm in Birkenshaw. The female foal, named Lucky, was born to the farm’s resident donkeys Jack and Jill. She is first donkey to be born at Blue Hills since it opened 43 years ago.

9.29am Wednesday 15th September 2010

September 2010

Eight-year-old Alycia Booth has been busy appearing on stage and screen over recent weeks. The youngster, who attends theatre school Stage 84 in Idle, played the role of one of the orphans, Kate, in the professional production of Annie at the Alhambra.

10.33am Tuesday 14th September 2010

September 2010

A fundraiser inspired by a friend struck down with multiple sclerosis is planning a massive charity event with a host of big names this month. Jeff Wilson started raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society after Brendon Dennis was diagnosed.

10.33am Tuesday 14th September 2010

September 2010

For some people gardening is simply a chore, while for others it’s a productive way of relaxing. But for green-fingered 86-year-old Delphine Maw who has lovingly tended the same Otley allotment for more than 60 years, it’s a real passion.

10.33am Tuesday 14th September 2010

September 2010

People are being invited to make paper flowers to raise awareness of how climate change may hit gardens in the country. Cassandra Cowie at Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, shows what can be done as part of The National Trust campaign.

10.33am Tuesday 14th September 2010

September 2010

Green Lane School, in Manningham, Bradford, has received the prestigious International School Award for its work with pupils in Peshawar, Pakistan, and an annual link with Norwegian university students.

2.56pm Monday 13th September 2010

September 2010

Chief Guide Liz Burnley joined girls in Ilkley and from across Wharfedale for a picnic and presented coveted Baden Powell Awards to mark the centenary of Guiding.

10.22am Thursday 9th September 2010

September 2010

Two members of the first class to be taught at an Ilkley school returned to their old classrooms as preparations begin for a special anniversary. Westville House School, Carters Lane, is preparing to toast its golden jubilee this year.

12.46pm Wednesday 8th September 2010

September 2010

Thousands of music lovers descended on Bingley at the weekend for the town's music festival, which continues its emergence as one of the most notable music events in the UK. Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon was among those appearing.

12.03pm Monday 6th September 2010

September 2010

These talented youngsters got into the groove this weekend, paying tribute to pop and disco hits from the 1970s and 80s. The young dancers took to the Alhambra stage for DM Academy’s big show, Earth, Wind and Fire.

12.02pm Monday 6th September 2010

September 2010

Allotments tended by homeless people in Bradford, who created an award-winning display at this year’s Chelsea Flower Festival, have been opened up to visitors. The Down to Earth site in West Bowling provides a therapeutic environment for needy people.

12.02pm Monday 6th September 2010

September 2010

At the age of 70 she was learning to drive, at 80 Edith Dean married for the second time, in her 90s she was still catching access buses to do her own shopping – and now she has reached the grand old age of 105.

2.40pm Friday 3rd September 2010

September 2010

Young members of Bradford District Faiths Forum have appealed for “family packs” to be sent to Pakistan to help those affected by the floods. The group came up with the idea after seeing shocking images of the devastation.

10.57am Thursday 2nd September 2010

September 2010

A two-year-old “squealed for joy” after builders found her family’s rare-breed pet dog which is believed to have been stolen. Georgina Russell was devastated along with sister, Katie, 11, brother Joshua, eight, and mum Michaela, when Samson went mis

10.56am Thursday 2nd September 2010

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