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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. For the second time, village homes will open to the public as part of the Saltaire Festival Arts Trail.Built for workers alongside Salts Mill on the River Aire, 19 of Titus Salt's famous homes will transform the Unesco World Heritage site into a living gallery for more than 80 artists.This year's arts trail will also include a special version for...

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...

2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Edmonds, Christopher T Edmonds, Thomas P ABSTRACT: To investigate whether student response system (SRS) technology increases student exam performance, we conduct a quasi- experiment using six introductory managerial accounting courses. Three courses were taught using SRS technology and three were taught without using SRS technology. The students in the SRS courses performed on average 3.15 percentage points better than students in the non-SRS courses after controlling for age, gender,...

2008-09-05 21:00:05

By Robert Sutcliffe The seven, who have just returned from a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station, will be touching down at 10am on Thursday next week, in Centenary Square, Bradford.After a civic reception the space shuttle crew will visit Odsal Stadium, home of the Bradford Bulls, to give a talk to primary school children about their remarkable mission, which NASA described as the 'nearest to perfect' ever achieved.The children will get the chance to ask the astronauts...

2008-08-04 12:01:01

Chief executive John Parkin, left, and Tony Hallwood, commercial and aviation development director, lend a hand as work gets under way on the first phase of a major scheme to improve Leeds Bradford International Airport. The management team installed by new owner Bridgepoint Capital private equity group has promised to spend Pounds 70m on delivering a "premier league" airport. The owners hope to drive up passenger numbers from three million to five million a year by 2013 and increase the...

2008-08-04 12:00:44

A MAN has denied the murder of West Yorkshire Pc Sharon Beshenivsky and will stand trial next year. Mustaf Jama, 28, pleaded not guilty over a video link to Teesside Crown Court yesterday to six charges which were read to him. Jama denies murdering Pc Beshenivsky on November 18, 2005, during a robbery at the Universal Express Travel Agency in Morley Street, Bradford, and arms charges. He was remanded in custody until his trial at Newcastle Crown Court on January 13 which is estimated...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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