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December 2010

For some it is a fun and invigorating way to welcome in the New Year, while others claim it is a great hangover cure. But whatever the reason, up to 150 people are expected to descend on the White Wells spa in Ilkley tomorrow to brave the cold plunge.

9.57am Friday 31st December 2010

December 2010

A project championing health and mental well-being in Bradford is marking a successful second year having recruited and trained 700 volunteers so far. The Seniors Show the Way project is a district-wide scheme encouraging people to adopt a healthy life

10.20am Thursday 30th December 2010

December 2010

Cycling in the UK is booming and no more so than in the Bradford district, say experts. Official figures show that the range and number of people either starting in or returning to the saddle, for a whole variety of reasons, is increasing.

12.56pm Wednesday 29th December 2010

December 2010

Staff at Bradford’s PDSA PetAid hospital have performed more than 5,100 operations this year – including some rather unusual ones. Admissions to the animal centre in East Bowling included a cat which had chewed and swallowed part of a cassette tape.

12.56pm Wednesday 29th December 2010

December 2010

Trading standards chiefs are warning people in Bradford to check the small print on gym membership contracts – or face paying out even if the membership is cancelled. Now is a peak time for joining gyms but people could be hit hard in the pocket.

12.53pm Wednesday 29th December 2010

December 2010

Bradford’s longest-serving registrar has retired after 36 years and tens of thousands of births, deaths and marriages. Robert Wallace, 64, is now planning to spend more time with his wife Sandra, their children and grandchildren.

10.25am Friday 24th December 2010

December 2010

Fidgeting, taking the stairs and shopping can account for shedding between 100 and 800 calories per day, according to research carried out at the University of Bradford.

10.46am Thursday 23rd December 2010

December 2010

The annual pantomime at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre` has opened, starring Billy Pearce in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

9.48am Wednesday 22nd December 2010

December 2010

Schools across the district have been taking part in Nativity plays and Christmas productions.

9.57am Tuesday 21st December 2010

December 2010

Dramatic moments from Coronation Street’s half-century are to be re-lived on Bradford’s Alhambra stage. Characters from the nation’s favourite soap will be treading the cobbles in Corrie!

11.53am Monday 20th December 2010

December 2010

Today was expected to be one of the busiest of the year at Leeds-Bradford Airport as thousands of people fly out of the county in the great Christmas getaway.

11.01am Friday 17th December 2010

December 2010

Results of Key Stage 2 Standards Assessment Tests for ten and 11-year-olds show the number of pupils in the district achieving Level Four or above in English and maths jumped by five per cent this year to 73 per cent – the same as the national average.

10.03am Wednesday 15th December 2010

December 2010

Rapper Jack Kemp has left his ‘life of crime’ behind to make it big in the music industry. The 20-year-old, of Bolton Woods, Bradford, says music has saved him from getting on the wrong side of the law and ending up in prison like his friends.

12.21pm Tuesday 14th December 2010

December 2010

Bradford has been crowned England’s Curry Capital after a highly-praised campaign by restaurants across the district. The Bradford Council-backed bid came a whisker away from capturing the Curry Capital of Britain prize, beaten by two points by Glasgo

11.39am Thursday 9th December 2010

December 2010

Yorkshire-based soap Emmerdale was today criticised by an alcohol-awareness charity for its ‘rose-tinted’ portrayal of drinking.

10.07am Wednesday 8th December 2010

December 2010

A 17-year-old lad popping into HMV in Bradford a couple of weeks before Christmas… nothing very special about that. Unless the teenager in question is Zayn Malik, who was bringing his buddies from X Factor finalists One Direction to his home town.

10.24am Tuesday 7th December 2010

December 2010

Caw blimey! A mystery green parrot, nicknamed Percy, has found himself the perfect perch in Michael Delaney’s garden. For almost a week, the fine-feathered friend has been a regular visitor to Mr Delaney’s home in Bradford Road, Clayton.

9.37am Monday 6th December 2010

December 2010

It's set to be a proper Tyke Christmas when youngsters at a village primary school perform their own Yorkshire Nativity next week. The action will be transplanted from Bethlehem to God’s Own County for Harden Primary School Nativity play.

10.48am Friday 3rd December 2010

December 2010

Bradford is getting in the habit for hosting smash hit West End shows, with the announcement that Sister Act is the latest production coming to town.

11.33am Thursday 2nd December 2010

December 2010

Residents in Bradford can pick up crime-prevention tips on a new interactive police website. The Bradford South Division Neighbourhood Policing Team page now features a house which people can click to enter and take a tour.

10.55am Wednesday 1st December 2010

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