Police launch campaign to tackle burglary in East Morton

7:00am Tuesday 24th July 2012

Police launched their new Gotcha campaign, which aims to reduce sneak-in burglaries, in East Morton .

Bingley campaign group nears £60,000 appeal target

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Greenhill Action Group

11:00am Wednesday 1st February 2012

Campaigners against a housing development on green fields near Bingley have almost raised the £60,000 needed to fight a planning appeal next month.

‘Bingley schools bursting at seams already’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Beckfoot School at Bingley

9:20am Thursday 4th August 2011

Community leaders have warned that schools in the Aire Valley are already “bursting at the seams” and could not cope with more children if a proposed 400-home development is approved.

Crane driver is cleared of causing death in East Morton crash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Allan Woodrow

8:10am Friday 29th July 2011

A crane driver has been cleared by a jury of any blame for a horror crash in which a popular farmer died.

Anger at venue for Bingley planning decision

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Campaigners Mick Meares and Caroline Illingworth outside the Bingley venue which they want to use

9:30am Friday 24th June 2011

Campaigners are angry that a major decision on a 400-home development on green fields near Bingley will be made in Bradford rather than the Aire Valley.

Bradford youngsters unite for community project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3146816

10:25am Thursday 23rd June 2011

Students and staff from 15 of the district’s schools yesterday showcased work completed as part of a community cohesion initiative.

East Morton to mark 50th gala

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Natasha Foster

10:31am Friday 17th June 2011

East Morton Gala is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

MP Philip Davies blasts Micklethwaite and Menston homes plans

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Philip Davies MP

7:10am Friday 17th June 2011

New house-building should be in the centre of Bradford rather than the outskirts of the district if the city is to be regenerated, an MP has warned.

'Stand off' over Sty Lane, Micklethwaite, land

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Greenhill Action Group and Shipley MP Philip Davies at the existing swing bridge at Micklethwaite

10:46am Wednesday 15th June 2011

Campaigners opposing 400 new homes in Micklethwaite believe land earmarked for the proposed development may no longer be allocated for housing.

MP backs campaign to stop plans for homes at Sty Lane, Micklethwaite

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Back, Richard Butler (left) and MP Philip Davies with  Mick Mears (left) and Graham Hey at the Micklethwaite site

9:46am Saturday 11th June 2011

Campaigners fighting to save a greenfield site near Bingley from development have warned a nearby village would be choked with traffic if plans are approved.

Tong, Fulneck and Micklethwaite protestors' joy over land plans

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Canon Gordon Dey, chairman of the Tong and Fulneck Valley Association

9:52am Thursday 9th June 2011

Green space defenders in Bradford have welcomed Government proposals for communities to get new powers to protect green spaces they enjoy.

East Morton Institute offering artistic courses

12:27pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

People will be able to explore their creative side on two art courses at the Morton Institute, near Keighley, this summer.

Photographer puts Micklethwaite housing protest in the picture

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ann Miller

11:20am Thursday 2nd June 2011

A photographer from Micklethwaite will be displaying pictures of wildlife on the canal as part of a protest against a development of more than 400 homes.

East Morton road dug up twice in week

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dimples Lane, East Morton

8:40am Thursday 14th April 2011

Villagers were astonished when Council workmen turned up to surface a road – just five days before it was due to be dug up by water contractors.

Marathon effort for brothers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonathan Holmes (left) his son Toby and his brother Richard Holmes

12:00pm Wednesday 30th March 2011

Brothers Jonathan and Richard Holmes are preparing to take part in the London marathon to raise vital funds for charity.

Builders consult public on Micklethwaite homes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Part of the Sty Lane site that is proposed for the development

8:10am Friday 11th February 2011

Developers behind a huge scheme of more than 400 homes on countryside say they will consult the public ahead of applying for planning permission next month.

Stones fall off at new East Morton slimming group

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: tINA sHEPHERD

10:28am Friday 7th January 2011

A Slimming World group launched less than four months ago is going from strength to strength.

Micklethwaite homes campaign to go more 'visible'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown

10:48am Wednesday 24th November 2010

Residents protesting against a proposed 475-homes development on green fields in Bingley have resolved to make their campaign a more visible one.

VIDEO: Robbers target Crossflatts supermarket

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Polkice stand guard outside the Tesco Express store

11:10am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

Three masked men tried to rob a Bingley supermarket in a daylight raid today.

Micklethwaite homes protesters holding meeting

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown

8:10am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

Objectors to a proposed 475-home development on green fields in Bingley are stepping up their campaign with a public meeting tonight.

Quiet start predicted for grouse season on Rombalds Moor

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Edward Bromet, chairman of the Moorland Association

6:30am Tuesday 10th August 2010

It might be all quiet on the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ itself, but a leading moorland figure is cautiously optimistic for this year’s grouse-shooting season.

Campaigners to press Minister on Sty Lane new homes plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Campaigner Terry Brown near the Micklethwaite land

9:40am Monday 26th July 2010

A campaign group battling controversial plans for 475 new homes on green fields will press a Government Minister to back their fight.

Village turns out for East Morton Gala

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Morton Gala Queen Mollie Foster with attendants, from the left, Lilidh Kerr, Jess Mitchell, Eliza Town, Lizzie Holden and Lexie Foster

11:54am Monday 12th July 2010

Villagers turned out in force forEast Morton Gala, to spend an afternoon in the sun, with children enjoying crowd favourites such as a bucking bronco and bouncy slide.

East Morton man earns honour for Lions role

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Keith Hardwick Trott

9:24am Friday 9th July 2010

A man who has been with Keighley Lions since it was founded 55 years ago has won recognition for his decades of service.

Anger over new plans for homes next to Sty Lane site

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mick Meares

7:10am Thursday 8th July 2010

Campaigners fighting plans for hundreds of houses are urging Bradford Council to have a re-think over proposals to build even more homes.

Mollie to rule for the day

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: East Morton Gala Queen is Mollie Foster

11:52am Friday 25th June 2010

This year’s East Morton Gala Queen is Mollie Foster.

Ditching of homes blueprint is hailed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun David Heseltine (left) with Mick Meares who has organised a petition

7:40am Monday 14th June 2010

Campaigners opposing the building of 475 homes near Bingley have welcomed the coalition Government’s plans to scrap a blueprint to deliver 50,000 houses across the district.

Couple take slow boat to 'home'!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil and Christine Coleman have travelled more than 200 miles back to West Yorkshire

5:30am Tuesday 8th June 2010

A canal-faring couple have returned to their Keighley home from Berkshire by narrowboat – a journey which has taken them six-and-a-half weeks.

Homes protesters take to canal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Protesters with their canal boat

6:30am Tuesday 25th May 2010

Campaigners fighting plans for a 475- home development on green fields near Bingley have received more than 1,000 votes of confidence in a single weekend.

Protesters hand in Micklethwaite development objections

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown (right) hands over the letters of objection to Bingley Councillor David Heseltine (left)

10:21am Saturday 15th May 2010

Terry Brown, chairman of Greenhill Action Group, has handed over more than 1,000 postcards and letters of objection from residents fighting a 475-home development in Sty Lane, Micklethwaite.

VIDEO: Homes bid protesters may meet developers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of the public attend the meeting at Bingley Grammar School

11:10pm Wednesday 12th May 2010

Hundreds of objectors to a proposed new housing estate in Micklethwaite were promised a public meeting with the developers at a packed gathering tonight.

5,000 join fight to block homes plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown, chairman of Greenhill Action Group, at the site of the

10:28am Wednesday 12th May 2010

More than 5,000 people have objected to plans for 475 homes on green fields near Bingley, ahead of a crunch meeting tonight.

Hundreds urged to fight housing plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown

10:14pm Thursday 22nd April 2010

Hundreds of people attended a public meeting tonight to come up with tactics in their bid to defeat a controversial plan for a 475-home estate in the Aire Valley.

Police concerned over Sty Lane homes plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: GAG members (from left) Ashwin Vyas, Richard Tassell, Nadia Chapman,    Val Shepherd, Mick Meares and Chris Morley at Bingley market on Saturday

8:20am Monday 19th April 2010

Police have expressed concerns about plans to build 475 homes in the Aire Valley.

Firm fined over tractor tragedy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The crane which ran out of control and killed Colin Chew

5:35pm Wednesday 14th April 2010

A company which owns a crane which went out of control on a steep hill and collided with a tractor and muck-spreader causing a farmer’s death has been fined £1,600 by a Court.

Karen in with slim chance of race place

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Karen as she is now

9:10am Tuesday 30th March 2010

Weighing in at more than 15 stones, Karen Hitchin, hated being the centre of attention.

Protest meeting set over homes plans

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: GAG chairman Terry Brown at the site

9:40am Sunday 28th March 2010

A group campaigning against developers’ plans to build 475 homes is set to rally public opposition at a community meeting.

Hold-ups hitting Bingley homes protest, say campaigners

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: GAG chairman Terry Brown at the site

6:10am Friday 19th March 2010

Campaigners fighting a massive housing development which will swallow up huge swathes of countryside claim they are being hamstrung by delays in the planning process.

Drivers quizzed on housing plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A plan of the proposed development

9:24am Monday 15th March 2010

A campaign group will quiz hundreds of motorists and pedestrians over developers’ proposals to build more than 400 homes on countryside near Bingley.

Protesters fight bid to build 475 new homes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown, chairman of Greenhill Action Group, at the site of the

7:00am Tuesday 9th March 2010

Villagers have declared a ‘call to arms’ in their battle to stop hundreds of houses being built in the Bingley countryside.

Woman is brought down from pub roof

7:05pm Monday 7th December 2009

Police say a woman found on a pub’s roof from where she was rescued by firefighters had not committed a criminal offence.

Dr Morris retires after 40 years

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr Morris Brown who has retired after 40 years as a GP

4:53pm Monday 7th September 2009

A dedicated and popular former hospital doctor and GP has retired after caring for thousands of patients during a 40-year medical career in the Bradford district.

Role for children in bloom contest

11:47am Tuesday 21st July 2009

Children at East Morton Primary School, near Keighley, played an important role in their village’s first Yorkshire in Bloom assessment.

Sarah is Queen of East Morton

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gala Queen Sarah Dugdale

10:27am Monday 22nd June 2009

Sarah Leanne Dugdale, 13, has been chosen as this year’s East Morton Gala Queen.

Burglars force door

12:20pm Friday 8th May 2009

Police are appealing for information following a break-in at East Morton.

East Morton path opened after facelift

11:29am Friday 8th May 2009

An East Morton beauty spot has been made more accessible following footpath improvements.

Name the grot spots in clean-up bid

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor David Heseltine, Shipley Area Committee chairman

11:40am Wednesday 6th May 2009

Shipley residents are being urged to nominate “grot spots” as part of a new £330,000 two-year drive to tidy up the area.

‘Help glue children have a better life’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kate Barker pictured with villagers in Kenya

8:20pm Wednesday 29th April 2009

A teacher was so moved by the plight of street children in Africa she is hosting a charity ball to pay for outreach workers to help turn their lives around.

Mums will be in the club

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Georgina Mumby, Jane Courtney-Mumby, Luke Barber, Susan Barber and Nathan Mumby

6:18pm Tuesday 21st April 2009

Two mums have set up a pre-school club to serve children in East Morton at a church in Eldwick.

Curate on the move

9:13am Monday 6th April 2009

The Reverend Mike Cansdale, currently curate at St James’ Church in Silsden, has been appointed as priest-in-charge of St Mary’s at Riddlesden and at St Luke’s in East Morton.


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