Anyway enough of my ramble. The problem I faced was when it came to using the jQuery library with an UpdatePanel; UpdatePanel’s are server-side controls which allow you to process server-side code dynamically without reloading a page, the process is normally referred to Partial Page Rendering.
Now when I attach my code to a event handler so that it would fire in real-time within the UpdatePanel it would cause a Postback to occur. This is what I wanted as the page’s ViewState needed to be updated among other things. The problem occurred when the first Postback occurred, after this my jQuery library was no longer attaching itself back to the form controls. I lost my ability to fire any other functions from jQuery.