FAMILIES in Bradford have been finding out about a major childhood research study at a pop-up shop in the city this week.

Born in Bradford, the UK's largest study into the health of babies, is marking its tenth anniversary with the special event at the Kirkgate Shopping Centre.

Launched in 2007, the BiB study involves 13,500 children from across the city and district and has already published new insights into the health of babies and primary school children.

This week families have been invited to find out more about the study and take part in play and educational activities at the centre.

Dr Rosie McEachan, BiB programme director, said: “Our oldest child turning 10 is an important milestone for us as we embark on the next stage of our project researching what influences good health and wellbeing as families grow up."

The next phase of the BiB research will focus on growing up and will see the team meeting thousands of families over the next two years on a giant BiB bus currently located at St Lukes Hospital.

Catherine Riley, Kirkgate Shopping centre manager says: “We are delighted to be working with Born in Bradford on the Easter holiday week activity at the centre."