Oakworth Village Morris Men will rise at the ungodly hour of 4.30 in the morning next Friday to 'Dance in the Summer' as the sun rises over Cowling Pinnacle. It is an Old English custom that Cotswold Morris sides used to dance on May 1 as the sun was rising to bring fertility to the land for the year.
Take the water companies for instance. Despite the population of the Midlands having to use aqualungs to get to the local newsagent in the last couple of weeks, they were still claiming in a regional newspaper last week that there will be a 'drought' this summer.
THE introduction of car parking charges for visitors at Wharfedale General Hospital is bound to make nearby residents shudder.
GUISELEY report no injury problems as they wait for Saturday's clash with Runcorn in the first leg of the UniBond President's Cup Final at Nethermoor Park.
YEADON soccer player Alastair Long was gutted when his dream of playing against Manchester United was ended by an innocuous incident in Farsley Celtic's game on Saturday.
THE Wharfedale FA Challenge Cup should prove to be something of a classic this time out with the high flying treble chasing Guiseley Reserves taking on cup specialists Rawdon O ld Boys on what will now be a changed date for the final.
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Otley Badminton Club, who currently run six league teams, have finished another reasonably successful league season as it sets out to celebrate its 40 years existence.
ILKLEY runner Jo Prowse has reached her goal - winning an England vest. The mother of four from St James' Road has been picked for England's fell running team for the home international clash in Northern Ireland this weekend.
ILKLEY Rugby Club's junior section goes 'bleep' for the Millenium Scanner Appeal on Saturday, April 25, in a 50/50 sponsored event.
FIFTEEN-year-old Paul Bevington of Addingham has joined the race for a place in the final of the 1998 Daily Telegraph/Center Parcs Junior Golf Championship.
WHAT a difference in less than a week, things were at a pretty low ebb after the performance at Featherstone, but the side really looked like a rugby team against Widnes.
Anthony McGrath and Michael Vaughan both got cut off in their prime at Headingley yesterday as Yorkshire made a gallant effort to make for lost time in the rain-hit championship match against Derbyshire.
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Steve McNamara would love to see Hull Sharks make a big Super League impact but he hopes they're not making the headlines early next week.
RICHARD MOORE returned home after a spectacular international debut in France.
As politically incorrect as it may be, there must have been an added delight for some of those involved in Keighley's winning of the national town centre award. Though they may not be able to say it, we can - Keighley whopped Bradford.
Glusburn screenwriter Simon Beaufoy stepped into the limelight this week when his smash-hit film The Full Monty scooped four major Bafta awards.
DIANE Osadzenko couldn't believe the bare-faced cheek of the male members of her family when they did the "Full Monty" for her 40th birthday.
More than 1,000 new jobs could be coming to Bradford through two major developments, the Telegraph & Argus can reveal today.
Keighley's Town Centre Management group is the best in Britain.
A major new research study has shown that children in Britain and Ireland are more likely to suffer from asthma than youngsters from almost anywhere else in the world. Asthma affects a staggering two million people in the United Kingdom. 9,500 (nine per cent) of children in Bradford and Airedale below the age of 14 have asthma. We take a closer look at how the condition affects children in the Bradford district.
Drenched demonstrators bearing banners and dressed as Teletubbies marched on Haworth's precarious Brow Top Road/Hebden Road junction this week to protest against Bradford council's safety measures.
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An open message to those involved in desecrating the graves of two local men at Utley cemetery. You may not realise it, or accept it, but you are seriously ill and in need of treatment. You must be when you consider what you have done. You prised out of its setting a porcelain photograph of John Lund and smashed it to smithereens, and then disfigured the photograph on the grave of Darren Scott. You have also broken the hearts of their families. Seek help now.
Keighley Police are looking to landlords in the town centre to make it a safer place at night.
THE manager of Settle Swimming Pool appeared in court this week charged with rape and making threats to kill.
A FORMER Guiseley AFC captain's dream of building a top class football coaching centre for youngsters in Aireborough is about to become a reality.
ATTEMPTS to win a major cash boost for a village hall for the millennium have failed.
THE introduction of car parking charges at Wharfedale General Hospital in Otley has been condemned as an unjustified cost on health.
PUPILS and staff at a Victorian Rawdon school are having to work under difficult conditions, it was claimed this week.
LEEDS Euro MP Michael McGowan has paid tribute to Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, who died earlier this week.
SUPPORTERS of the Wharfedale Observer's Missing Link campaign have the chance to tell transport chiefs exactly what they think during a two-day consultation next week.
MOBILE telephone giants Orange have been attacked for churning up the only grass bridleway in Silsden and turning it into a "mudbath".
New safety recommendations have been published following a balloon crash near Silsden last year in which 12 people were injured.
CONISTON Cold villagers poured out on to their normally traffic clogged street to celebrate a night free from noise, pollution and danger.
The contractor employed to build the massive dome on Bradford's new mosque in Darfield Street has been taken off the job because he is "too slow''.
Vandals have smashed the gravestones of two Keighley men who were killed in tragic accidents just four days apart.
GANGS of organised shoplifters have swept through Otley, leaving some traders calling for more police presence in the town.
HEALTH chiefs are seeking public opinion over drastic changes to services provided at Wharfedale General Hospital in Otley.
A boy hailed as a national Child of Courage may be kept out of lessons in a row over the support he receives at school.
A Kestrel which lost its way back home has been reunited with its owner.
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Keighley firm O&K Escal-ators is building on its presence in the USA with a bite of the Big Apple!
A free marketing seminar run by Keighley Local Enter-prise Agency at Cedar House, Lawkholme Lane, has helped a local business to plan its future marketing strategy.
Patients past and present were in high spirits at a children's party held by Airedale Hospital to celebrate 50 years of the NHS.
BALLET dancer Katherine Strange has won a place at the prestigious Northern Ballet School but cannot go unless she raises the £7,500-a-year fees.
A Bradford MP is attempting to arrange a meeting in support of the T&A's Save Our Classic Buses campaign.