In a bid to involve itself more in the lives of residents, Ilkley Parish Council for the first time this year decided to set a precept on the Council Tax. For just a few pennies more on their weekly bill, Ilkley residents will provide a separate fund parish councillors can use to complete projects which will be a great benefit to the whole of the town.
MUCH-NEEDED flood defences at Castley have moved a step closer to reality after gaining the approval of Harrogate planners.
A CHARITY'S fundraising manager hopes to become the fastest seven-foot mobile phone in London when he runs the London Marathon.
ALMOST full Guiseley Ceme-tery is to be extended into a neighbouring meadow.
CONCERNS about the look of the planned new £14 million Wharfedale Hospital are threatening to delay its start date next month.
Bradford Council's proposed adoption of a new rule in its code of conduct which requires members to declare gifts and hospitality received as they carry out their duties is to be welcomed.
In 1970, the ill fated Apollo 13 space mission took off for the moon.
Bradford's businesses are being urged to give away old computers to help children - and save the environment.
It may be a little far-fetched to suggest that the name of Wharfedale will ever be mentioned by wine buffs in the same breath as Champagne, Tuscany or Bordeaux, but a pioneering Otley business is putting the region on the wine producing map.
THE first steps to remove around 20 per cent of cars parked in Ilkley's streets could be set in motion by the end of the month.
Many villagers turned out to watch Ilkley MP Ann Cryer unveiling the plaque to commemorate the reopening of Addingham's Memorial Hall.
Evidence of drug taking has been found in Addingham by volunteers involved in the annual village clean-up.
Ilkley has taken the first step in its 2002 bid to be crowned floral champion of Yorkshire.
The Ilkley Gazette is to make a star appearance in a Dutch murder mystery!
THE gauntlet looks likely to be thrown down to profit-hungry housing developers today as planners meet to debate the extension of Ilkley's Conservation Area.
HISTORIC Monkman's Restaurant in Pool-in-Wharfedale is set to be demolished - despite strong opposition.
A HEARTBROKEN woman has spoken of her anger after cemetery workers 'desecrated' her partner's grave at Yeadon Cemetery.
Chris Caisley has been left in no doubt what it would mean to St Helens if they became the first side to beat Bradford Bulls in the Tetley's Super League at Valley Parade.
Bradford Park Avenue 1, Accrington Stanley 0: Never has a 1-0 victory over superior opposition been so disappointing.
City boss Nicky Law was today charged with misconduct by the Football Association.
ONE woman's fight to chronicle the history of her village has led to the formation of a special community group.
Manor Park residents are up in arms about a 66ft mobile phone mast which appeared 'out of nowhere' - and has ruined their view.
THE BOSS of a lighting firm has spoken of his sadness at the decision to cut 86 jobs at Guiseley's Crompton Ligh-ting factory - but pledged that the firm will stay in the town.
VINTAGE car enthusiasts from across the country were out in force in Wharfedale last weekend.
GENEROUS sponsors are needed to help get Otley's own radio station back on the airwaves this summer.
OTLEY'S pleasure boats may not appear at all this year, it is feared - and the blame has been laid squarely with the city council.
AN award-winning Otley businessman says he will have to shut up shop - if tough new advertising laws are brought in.
A CHURCH in Menston has become one of the few Anglican churches in the Bradford Diocese to pioneer the admission of children to communion services before they have been confirmed.
Wharfedale and Airedale were brought to a standstill on Tuesday morning as the district paid tribute to the Queen Mother.
RESIDENTS of a Yeadon street fighting for it to be resurfaced have won their battle.
The search is still on for an 'emergency family' to ensure that a trip to Ilkley for children dying of cancer can go ahead.
A MASSIVE blunder by Bradford Council's elections unit sent Ilkley Parish Council into a spin this week and left the town with less money for local community projects than it should have.
SIR, - I am sorry but I did not see Mr John Parkin's request for an explanation of the £300,000 loan to Otley Council, but I am happy to try to explain what is a complicated situation.
Two events are seared into the memory of firefighter Eric Wilson, who has retired after nearly three decades in the West Yorkshire brigade.
Bradford servicemen and women have been urged to put accounts of their war experiences into an historical archive to raise money for injured soldiers.
Police chiefs have started a major consultation scheme with the district's ethnic minorities and urged them to boost the number of black and Asian recruits joining the force.
A war veteran who kept a permanent 'sentry duty' against burglars has been able to stand down thanks to a generous businessman.
Bradford councillors will soon face expulsion if they fail to declare gifts and hospitality.
The futures of about 80 workers at a Bradford discount clothes store are hanging in the balance after it was announced it will close next month.
Detectives probing the death of a man in a house blaze have launched a murder inquiry.
Treasured historic records at a Bradford church which was stormed by 50 youths have been handed to professional archivists for safekeeping.
Bradford's European Capital of Culture bid is king of the road - from the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall.
The judge who has helped put more than 50 Bradford rioters behind bars is to receive one of the highest civic honours the city can bestow.
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Ilkley AFC 0, Burley Trojans 0: THIS keenly fought encounter between the local rivals was shaded on scoring chances and possession by Ilkley, though neither side found the breezy weather, hard playing surface and over-fussy refereeing easy to manage.
New figures show that Bradford has one of the worst records in the country for problems involving tethered horses.
A councillor will be in the pink today when he swaps City Hall for rock stardom.