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2008-10-08 06:00:22

Wi5Connect, a pioneer in "enterprise social learning communities," today appointed renowned entrepreneur David Bradford to the company's Advisory Board.

2008-09-27 00:00:26

By PHIL CORRIGAN Footage of pupils cooking up a storm will feature in a national film festival. Year 11 students at Sir Thomas Boughey Co-operative Business College, in Halmerend, created a six-minute film, entitled Au Marmite, as part of their French lessons.

2008-09-24 12:00:23

By Michael Blackley SEVERAL flights that operate from Edinburgh Airport risk being cut in the event of HBoS's head office being moved out of the Capital, business leaders warned today.

2008-09-22 21:00:22

By Peter Dominiczak More than 80 members of the cast and crew of Nineteen Seventy- Four turned the newspaper offices into a film set to accommodate an all-star cast including the likes of David Morrissey and Sean Bean.The three films set in West Yorkshire are being produced for Channel 4 and are based on author David Peace's acclaimed Red Riding Quartet novels set against the backdrop of the police hunt and eventual conviction of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper.The three books which...

2008-09-12 21:00:08

By Fiona Evans The team of seven, who have just returned from a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station, were given a civic reception with the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Howard Middleton, before talking to schoolchildren about their mission, which NASA described as the "nearest to perfect" ever achieved.The crew, whose trip aims to motivate young people, also met staff and students at Bradford College and Bradford University as part of their two-day mission to West...

2008-09-11 21:00:17

By Fiona Evans The annual festival, which gets under way today and runs until September 21, boasts 97 events celebrating dance, music and art.

2008-09-10 21:00:22

By Fiona Evans Bradford Council is running the pilot scheme in 90 per cent of the district's schools during the first half-term to boost the take- up of school meals.Council leader Kris Hopkins said: "Jamie Oliver highlighted the need for school meals to be both healthy and delicious, and I am pleased to say Bradford has been doing that for many years."Having dinner at school gives children an opportunity to socialise with other pupils and develop friendships outside of the classroom, as...

2008-09-09 21:00:17

By Fiona Evans The 12 youngsters from schools across Bradford spent three weeks of their summer holiday and two weeks of the new autumn term developing a piece of theatre based on knife crime, which will be shown in secondary schools, parents, family and friends.Working with police school liaison officers from West Yorkshire Police's Bradford South division and theatre education company, Twisting Yarn, the pupils have spoken to a senior detective and a coroner for the research through the...

2008-09-09 21:00:14

By John Collingridge City Reporter The regional airline, which yesterday reported record full-year profits up 20m to 35.4m, is the second airline to announce large expansion plans at Leeds Bradford.Irish budget carrier Ryanair last month said it hopes to expand to up to 20 routes from the airport depending on talks with its management.Flybe chief commercial officer Mike Rutter said it plans to expand the number of routes flown to 15 or 16 from the current four.Within three years Flybe hopes...

2008-09-09 21:00:14

By Fiona Evans A Parish Boy's Progress is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic, Oliver Twist, and also features Fenella Fielding, star of Carry on Screaming.Directed and produced by Tony Homyer, a care worker and former-professional actor, the film took over four years to make.He worked with actors from Keighley Day Services as well as the wider Bradford district who have learning disabilities alongside professional actors to produce the 105-minute film.Steven Ginn, who has learning...


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.