IN this day and age it is not always easy to relate to those who lay down their lives for their country.
A Bradford-based accountant is urging employers and employees to return P11D forms to avoid financial penalties from the Inland Revenue.
A scheme which aims to recognise booming inner city firms was launched last night at the Royal Armouries.
A JUNIOR rugby league club claims it is being squeezed out of facilities at Barnoldswick's Rolls-Royce sports grounds.
BARNOLDSWICK was bristling with more bugs than MI5 at the weekend, for the second Barlick Bugs festival.
PLANS to extend an outside play area at a nursery in Cowling were given the go-ahead this week despite meeting with strong objections from neighbours.
A THREE year project to restore a Sutton landmark is due to be completed this weekend.
A FARMER who lost his 160-strong herd to foot and mouth is now offering riders a unique equestrian experience.
A DEVOTION to the Catholic Church has taken retiring priest Basil Loftus across the world.
A RAILWAY trust concerned at the deterioration of Hellifield Station is hoping it might soon have a definite say in its future.
A FORMER JCB driver turned police officer has been recognised for his outstanding dedication to crime fighting in Skipton.
THE minister of Grassington Congregational Church, Graham Adams, has been elected president of the Congregational denomination of churches for England, Scotland and Wales.
FIVE Craven hotels and self-catering holiday accommodation have been shortlisted for this year's White Rose Awards for Tourism.
NEWLY qualified teacher Rachel Hayes turned an empty room into a stimulating classroom, open to the scrutiny of Ofsted inspectors, just days into her first post.
FIVE lucky people from Craven are gearing up to become part of the country's biggest sporting event this year.
MOTORCYCLIST Richard James Hopwood lost his life pursuing the hobby he loved on his favourite route through the Dales.
Bradford based Atlantic Global has signed a deal worth £200,000 a year.
In 1844, founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, was murdered.
There was widespread admiration and support for the so-called "Mums' Army" when the women of Manningham took it upon themselves to patrol the streets in the weeks after the rioting last July in a bid to curb the anti-social behaviour of children and youths.
THE Ilkley Gazette has nothing but praise and admiration for the police who are on the front line of society's battle against crime, anarchy and mayhem.
The World Cup has softened the blow of missing two Bulls games for Jimmy Lowes.
Alan Combe is still hanging on for Bradford City's call despite joining Dundee United to start pre-season training.
Jamie Peacock has dismissed Great Britain from his mind and is determined to put one over on St Helen's tomorrow night.
Leeds United have announced that manager David O'Leary has left the Premiership club by mutual consent.
THE ANNUAL two-week festival celebrating the many community and voluntary groups in Guiseley will take off tomorrow.
Jubilee 'a splendid British knees-up'
THE REVIVAL of a traditional feast in Pool-in-Wharfedale saw hundreds of residents flock to the village recreation fields for games, stalls and entertainment.
A SCHOOL'S high-tech new computer suite received its official blessing from a bishop.
A new youth club is to be created in Burley-in-Wharfedale as part of an ambitious three-stage revamp of the Queen's Hall.
DOZENS of Otley market traders are looking forward to better relations with Leeds market chiefs after voicing their grievances at a summit in the town.
A FEEL-GOOD day designed to help assess health needs in Aireborough attracted young people and parents.
A GRIEVING Otley mother has spoken of her relief after finally being able to lay her son to rest.
ANGRY parents fighting to get their children into Otley's Prince Henry's Grammar School are optimistic they will be admitted.
CAMPAIGNING parents are claiming a landmark victory in their fight to stop the closure of an Otley primary school.
A TICKING time bomb under Otley Road, Skipton, could have exploded at any time during the last 60 years.
SEVERAL thousand dollars were raised for two charities at a spectacular Texas Party in Ilkley at the weekend.
CLEANSING bosses in Bradford will be given a list of Ilkley streets and roads which need their drains cleaned after recent heavy rains resulted in flooding.
WHARFEDALE billiards and snooker titles have been decided with Andy Blamire of Guiseley Conservative Club picking up four titles, three individual and one team.
Otley town centre was packed once again on Tuesday night for the 17th annual staging of the Chevin Cycles Town Centre Road Race.
Gardening guru and housewives' favourite Alan Titchmarsh has been honoured with the highest award available to former students in further education.
Bradford's City of Culture bid has been boosted by an auction of work by one of the district's most renowned artists.
The family of a Bradford publican are calling on the Government to help after he was sentenced to six years jail in Thailand for drug smuggling.
Labour councillors have set up their own shadow cabinet in City Hall to challenge Tories and Liberal Democrats on the hung Council.
A nine-year-old girl suffered serious leg injuries when she was struck by a double deck bus as she tried to cross a guided bus lane.
When Daphne Steel carries the Queen's Jubilee Relay Baton through Shipley next week she will represent her community, her country and the Commonwealth country of her birth.
Size does matter to Mike Squires - and the smaller the better.
A pensioner was held at gunpoint by a gang of teenagers who stole his car early today.
A brave pensioner who tried to stop an armed raid on a post office was in hospital today after being beaten up.
Ilkley Harrier Andrea Priestley is the British Fell Running Champion for 2002. Nine Ilkley Harriers (a men's and a ladies' team), plus supporters, travelled to Melrose in the Scottish Borders for the Eildon Two Hills fell race, 4.5M with 1500ft of climb, and a counter in the British Fell Championship.
It was good news for tennis in Ilkley as OHS, the Bradford based occupational health and safety consultants, and Skipton Building Society confirmed their sponsorship of this year's Ilkley Open Tennis Tournament.