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Betty Newell
Betty Newell is your community correspondent for Bingley. She can be contacted on 01274 563324

Bingley News

10:00am Monday 27th January 2014

WALK: The Bingley Walking Group will meet tomorrow at The Tramshed in Saltaire at 2pm to walk back to Bingley through Hirst Wood. New walkers always welcome to join in.

Sainsbury's U-turn over store plan for Bingley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The site in Bingley

6:00am Friday 8th November 2013

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is walking away from Bingley after promising for three years it would develop the defunct Bradford & Bingley headquarters.

Police follow up new leads on missing East Bowling woman

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Seemberjeet Kaur who has missing for more than a week

7:00am Friday 8th November 2013

Police investigating the disappearance of Bradford woman Seemberjeet Kaur are following up new leads.

Bingley news

3:57pm Friday 13th September 2013

CHURCH: Bingley United Reformed Church will hold their morning family service at 10.30am. Church member Frank Dickinson has just added to The Prince of Wales Park Memory Bank. Just after the war he was in a cycle speedway team from Wrose and raced in the Park with a certain Jack Tordoff. More memories to Allan Mirfield.

Reunion for former pupils of Holy Family School, Keighley

9:00am Thursday 17th January 2013

A reunion will be held on Saturday for people who attended Holy Family School, Keighley, in the mid-’80s.

Students to stage play at Bingley Arts Centre

8:00am Thursday 17th January 2013

The Hiding Place, showing the dilemma faced by a Dutch woman who helped Jews escape during the Nazi Holocaust, is tackled in a gritty new play being staged at Bingley Arts Centre.

Keighley and Saltaire women plan a ramble - in pyjamas!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WALK: Charlene Frear and Angela Harker getting ready to walk the Leeds-Liverpool canal in their pyjamas to raise money for charity

7:00am Monday 12th November 2012

A pair of fundraisers are rambling in pyjamas as they walk the wintry Leeds-Liverpool Canal in aid of Children in Need this week.

Criticism for Royal Mail as closure dates of collection offices are revealed

7:00am Thursday 25th October 2012

The closure dates for Royal Mail collection offices in Shipley, Bingley and Thornton in Bradford, have been revealed, amid criticism that an alternative collection point for Bingley is highly unsuitable.

Tributes paid to Keighley store worker who died in crash

7:00am Thursday 4th October 2012

Colleagues of a Bingley man who died in a crash have paid tribute to a popular person who had a “bright future.”

Bingley volunteer transport scheme could be extended

8:00am Saturday 15th September 2012

A Bingley voluntary scheme to drive elderly and disabled patients to doctors’ surgeries may be extended to outlying villages.

Accident driver was over legal drink limit

10:00am Tuesday 14th August 2012

A man was involved in a collision when he was more than twice the legal alcohol limit for driving, a Court heard.

Bingley's Lady Lane Park School pupils skip to it for charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lewin Storton takes part in the event

11:00am Wednesday 25th April 2012

Big-hearted pupils at a Bingley school are jumping for joy in their latest fundraiser.

Doubt cast by Bingley group on operetta link to East Riddlesden Hall

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bingley Gilbert and Sullivan Society chorus member Peter Robinson at East Riddlesden Hall

3:20pm Sunday 15th April 2012

New research has cast doubt on long-held links between East Riddlesden Hall and famous operetta Ruddigore.

Two freed after car crash in Bingley

7:30am Saturday 3rd March 2012

Two people were taken to hospital after a road accident in Bingley.

Bingley News

12:40pm Monday 27th February 2012

MEET: Crossflatts over-50s club meets at the Community Centre, St Aidan’s Square, each Wednesday at 2.30pm. This Wednesday David Aldred will be showing a slide show entitled ‘From Bolton Bridge to Grassington’.

Action for Blind People organises events at Bingley pool

8:50am Friday 24th February 2012

Blind and partially-sighted children from across the district have been invited to make a big splash at two swimming days.

Bingley police get tough on drunk revellers

8:40am Monday 20th February 2012

Police have outlined their latest successes in efforts to crack down on drink-fuelled problems in a town centre.

New Bingley priest is former London stockbroker

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Reverend Beverley Mason

9:30am Friday 3rd February 2012

A former stockbroker in the City of London, whose life changed dramatically after a year’s sabbatical in Africa, has been appointed priest in charge of a Bingley church.

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.

Visitors take a close look at Five Rise Locks in Bingley

10:10am Monday 30th January 2012

Thousands of visitors flocked to the famous Five Rise Locks over the weekend to catch a rare glimpse of the 18th century structure.

Damart staff raise £5,000 for Heart Research UK

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, back, Chris Aitken, Phil Myerscough, Barbara Harpham, Kaye Leatham, Andy Ingham, Damian Northrop, Damart managing director Andy Hill, and (front) Diane Smith, Jeanette Askin, Alex Ryan and David Smith

9:00am Friday 27th January 2012

Workers from Bingley-based home shopping fashion brand, Damart, have raised more than £5,000 for Heart Research UK.

Sudden death shocks family

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andy Bell

8:10am Friday 27th January 2012

Tributes have been paid to a popular Bingley jeweller and Bradford City photographer who died suddenly this week.

Lock gate project swings into action

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HIGHLIGHT: Above, new lock gates being lowered into position at Five Rise Locks, Bingley

8:00am Wednesday 25th January 2012

Spectators gathered to watch a huge crane remove two sets of lock gates from the world-famous Bingley Five Rise Locks during an ongoing maintenance project yesterday.

Bingley mum issues danger alert on ‘bling dummies’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bethany Davison from Bingley holding a dummy clip

8:00am Tuesday 24th January 2012

A warning about a fad of ‘bling dummies’ has been issued by a Trading Standards chief amid fears they could choke a baby to death.

Plan to demolish Bingley swing bridge rejected

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Latest plans to replace the swing bridge across the canal have been rejected

8:00am Thursday 19th January 2012

Developers were handed another blow yesterday in their bid to steal a march in one of Bradford’s longest- running planning sagas.

"Hundreds of new jobs heading for Crossflatts"

2:40am Wednesday 18th January 2012

Hundreds of jobs could move into the Aire Valley after nationalised lender Bradford & Bingley submitted plans for major expansion at its Crossflatts headquarters.

Aire Valley parking proposals dubbed 'mad'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun Simon Cooke

1:24pm Monday 16th January 2012

A senior councillor has criticised “mad” proposals to introduce on-street parking charges in Shipley and Bingley after an influential committee urged the Council to re-think its plans.

Volunteer lock-keepers sought for Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Barry Whitelock and British Waterways’ Rebecca Dent at the canal

12:10pm Monday 16th January 2012

Volunteer lock-keepers are being sought on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal as work continues on one of its famous landmarks.

Plaque boost for struggling Bingley pubs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Landlord Kevin Roberts, with the plaque, and members from the Civic Trust

4:20pm Saturday 14th January 2012

A historic Bingley pub has been commemorated with a civic plaque as landlords in the town vow to fight back in the face of tough competition and difficult trading conditions.

Bingley school to become academy

8:40am Saturday 14th January 2012

Governors of a Bingley secondary school have decided to break away from the control of Bradford Council.

New bridge planned to improve access to Micklethwaite homes site

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The present swing bridge

8:30am Friday 13th January 2012

One of Bradford’s longest-running planning sagas has taken a twist after developers submitted plans to improve access to the site.

Five Rise Locks wonders revealed in renovations

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Engineers survey the drained locks at Five Rise Locks in Bingley

8:50am Tuesday 10th January 2012

Visitors to Bingley’s world-famous Five Rise Locks will this month get a rare glimpse of parts of the engineering masterpiece normally hidden underwater.

Work gives a flavour of Bingley history

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Friends members (from left) Pam Laking, David Lawson and Kath Gabbitas

8:20am Monday 9th January 2012

Tourists visiting a Bingley park will be given a flavour of 150-year-old recipes following the restoration of a kitchen rarely seen since Edwardian times.

Bingley Little Theatre takes on Bingley Arts Centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bingley Little Theatre president Tony Cross and chairman Jonathan Scott outside Bingley Arts Centre

8:00am Friday 6th January 2012

A theatre company has taken over Bingley Arts Centre and plans to transform it into a vibrant venue for professional and amateur acts.

Bingley cafe in line for top title

9:29am Thursday 5th January 2012

A cafe in Bingley could be in line for the title of Britain’s Best Builder’s Breakfast.

Tributes as former teacher dies

8:20am Thursday 5th January 2012

A former teacher who trained in Bingley and taught in Shipley and Keighley has died at the age of 78 following a short illness.

Bingley deaf dog finds a caring home

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Digby the border collie with Barbara Sykes

9:40am Wednesday 4th January 2012

A deaf sheepdog saved from death by a Bradford rescue centre has marked its first birthday.

£420,000 bid to reduce risk of floods in Bingley

10:30am Tuesday 3rd January 2012

Yorkshire Water is spending £420,000 over the next six months to help reduce the risk of sewage flooding homes in Micklethwaite, near Bingley.

Record year or Bingley poppy appeal

8:30am Thursday 22nd December 2011

The Royal British Legion Bingley branch raised a record amount from its Poppy Appeal this year.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School continues its success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Head teacher Mary McAndrew with pupils at successful Joseph's Catholic Primary school in Bingley

1:00pm Friday 16th December 2011

Pupils at a Bingley primary school continued their impressively high standard after once again being named in the top 200 in the country.

On-street parking charge proposed for Keighley, Ilkley, Bingley and Shipley

9:00am Tuesday 13th December 2011

Free on-street car parking could be scrapped in Keighley, Bingley, Shipley and Ilkley in a move which would generate more than £250,000 in revenue for Bradford Council every year.

Bingley woman's joy at winning body building contest

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anna Millington in training

9:54am Friday 7th October 2011

Former glamour model Jodie Marsh may have hit the headlines this week when she unveiled her new muscular physique during a bodybuilding competition, but she was outshone in the contest by a woman from the Bradford district.

Climbing wall is businessman's latest adventure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Beers, owner of Hang Fast with his son, Jamie, at the company’s premises in Bingley

1:20pm Friday 12th August 2011

Rock climber John Beers is determined that his new £100,000 business venture will get off the ground.

‘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.

Bingley Show date move hailed a success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Charlotte Ormondroyd with her bull in the main ring at Bingley Show

7:10am Wednesday 27th July 2011

A combination of good weather and the introduction of equine classes helped Bingley Show to have one of its best years ever, organisers revealed today.

Bingley traders call for a new town manager

11:40am Tuesday 26th July 2011

Traders in Bingley have called for a new town centre manager to be appointed following the retirement of the previous post holder in May.

Youth cafe opens for Bingley youngsters

10:40am Tuesday 26th July 2011

Young people in Bingley will have a place of their own after the completion of a major project to bring a youth cafe to the town.

The Coral to perform at Bingley Music Live

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Coral

10:20am Friday 22nd July 2011

An indie band lauded by two of the country’s most talented guitarists has been added to the star-studded line-up appearing at this year’s Bingley Music Live.

Bingley planning-row wedding shop finally opens

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sarah Scaif outside her Simply Wedding and Designer Dresses shop in the former Springfield surgery

9:57am Thursday 14th July 2011

A wedding shop owner who won a long-running battle to expand her business has now opened a shop in a disused doctors’ surgery.

Stereo MCs join Bingley Music Live lineup

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stereo MC

11:06am Tuesday 12th July 2011

Five more acts have joined the line-up for the fifth Bingley Music Live festival in September.



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