Margaret Almond
Margaret Almond is your community correspondent for Cross Hills. She can be contacted on 01535 632653

South Craven grants help for recycling projects

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012

South Craven charities and community groups could get cash aid for recycling projects.

South Craven School pupils to take part in Olympics opening ceremony

8:00am Monday 4th June 2012

South Craven School pupils are among those chosen to form a guard of honour for Olympic athletes when they make their way to the opening ceremony.

Cross Hills brewery Naylor’s says cheers to residents

8:50am Thursday 3rd May 2012

A brewery is helping residents taste the fruits of their labour by handing out bottles of cider.

Cross Hills woman Kathleen Burgess celebrates 100th birthday

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kathleen Burgess

2:50pm Friday 20th January 2012

A long-time Wharfedale resident is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

Cross Hills campaign group helps reduce dog fouling

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jill Hirst, who owns boxer April, founder of the Glusburn and Cross Hills Dog Fouling Action Group

8:50am Wednesday 28th December 2011

Dog fouling in a village where eight dogs were poisoned earlier this year has declined since a pressure group was set up to campaign for a clean-up.

Cross Hills students take to the stage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Back row, Charlotte Davis, Alix Barlow, Daniel Elrick, Connor Mcavoy and (front) Lucy Short, Jenny Atkinson, Sam Meakin, Tom Willetts, Ben Simons and Luke Suri

2:25pm Friday 16th December 2011

Eighty students from South Craven School, Cross Hills, stepped into the limelight with their annual production.

Cross Hills dog deaths are still a mystery, say police

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The path where the dogs died

6:50am Thursday 30th June 2011

Dog-owners in a village between Keighley and Skipton whose pets died from a suspected poisoning may never find out what happened to their animals.

Sutton fundraiser Josephine Teale set to get a soaking

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3146816

1:27pm Friday 24th June 2011

A woman who is raising money for children with disabilities is to get a soaking for the cause.

Owner of restored Denholme mansion worried windfarm will slash its value

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard Chadwick in front of Bracken Hall

8:30am Wednesday 22nd June 2011

A businessman who has spent more than £1 million renovating an historic country mansion near Bradford says he will be forced to sell up at a “massive loss” if plans for a wind farm near his home get the go ahead.

Silsden band concert to help Cross Hills church hit by flood

5:41pm Wednesday 8th June 2011

Silsden Town Band is holding a fundraising concert on Saturday to help a church that was flooded last Christmas Eve.

Cross Hills Library hours set to be cut

12:01pm Monday 6th June 2011

A revised set of proposals for North Yorkshire’s public libraries service could see fewer staff and shorter opening hours at Cross Hills Library.

Three more dogs die in Cross Hills poison mystery

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Philip Barrett at the entrance to the footpath closed off by police

7:03pm Tuesday 31st May 2011

Three more dogs are suspected of being poisoned after walking along a footpath.

Eight dogs killed in Keighley 'poison' outbreak

7:10am Tuesday 31st May 2011

An investigation has begun after eight dogs died from suspected poisoning after walking along the same footpath near Keighley.

Memories of May Day at Cross Hills

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3146815

10:47am Friday 13th May 2011

Memories of May Day dances were brought to life when staff at a Cross Hills care home organised for a maypole in the grounds.

Cross Hills girl Daisy Watkiss gets her Blue Peter date

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3146815

10:54am Thursday 5th May 2011

Schoolgirl Daisy Watkiss, the youngest DJ in the country, will be featured on Blue Peter next week.

Students help HIV and Aids sufferers

10:35am Thursday 5th May 2011

School pupils have been working to improve the lives of people in southern Africa who have HIV and Aids.

Two schools win academy status

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Education Secretary Michael Gove

8:59am Thursday 5th May 2011

Two schools have been given academy status and another school is a step closer to receiving the designation.

Cowling youngster wins support slot to top musicians

12:00pm Tuesday 19th April 2011

A 12-year-old boy is to warm up for a world-renowned musician during a concert in Cross Hills, near Keighley.

Cross Hills man's prizewinning tractor

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Geoff Dunn with his tractor

10:50am Friday 1st April 2011

Geoff Dunn, 65, of Westland Close, Cross Hills, near Keighley, restored a 1967 Massey Ferguson 135 tractor ten years ago.

Grants go towards Cross Hills Rest centre roof

10:46am Friday 1st April 2011

Two grants have helped put a roof over the head of pensioners.

Tickled pink by fundraiser at Cross Hills School

9:36am Monday 28th March 2011

African drumming, singing, dancing and comedy sketches featured in a school charity event in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Slimmers aid baby unit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pauline Howard, pictured with hospital staff and group members

11:05am Tuesday 22nd March 2011

Slimmers in Cross Hills, near Keighley, have been counting the pennies while losing the pounds – and helping babies into the bargain.

Investigators probe Cross Hills hire depot blast

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The explosion at Speedy Hire captured by reader Keith Addison

8:20am Tuesday 8th March 2011

Police and health and safety inspectors are continuing to probe a blast which ripped a hole in an industrial building, shaking houses and showering debris on to a passing train.

Explosion rocks Cross Hills industrial estate

5:33pm Friday 4th March 2011

Firefighters were scrambled to reports of an explosion in Cross Hills, near Keighley, this afternoon.

Cross Hills soldier was over drink-drive limit

2:55pm Thursday 6th January 2011

A soldier due to serve in Afghanistan has been banned from driving.

Seven members of Cross Hills care home staff become pregnant

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Katarzyne Staron, Claire Ellison with Iris, Rachel Hird with Ryan, Donna Lambert with Elise, Sarah Whyte with Bethany, Bernie Kelly with Latisha and Sharon Sorsby

9:20am Thursday 6th January 2011

Seven members of staff at the same care home have become pregnant – after sitting on two chairs in the main office!

Cross Hills car dealership's charity donation

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Frank Greenway presents the cheque to Manorlands fundraiser Rachel Cunningham

9:21am Thursday 6th January 2011

A Cross Hills car dealership has donated £1,500 to Manorlands in support of the hospice’s 2011 Keighley BigK 10k fundraising event.

Speeding Cross Hills driver escapes ban

10:56am Tuesday 4th January 2011

A sales rep escaped a driving ban for speeding after telling magistrates he would lose his job.

Garage's donation gets event on the road

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andrew Wood

9:47am Thursday 30th December 2010

A Cross Hills car dealership has donated £1,500 to Manorlands in support of the hospice’s 2011 Keighley BigK 10k fundraising event.

Glusburn and Cross Hills Parish Council rescinds precept decision

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Parish Council chairman, Councillor John Harker

9:58am Friday 24th December 2010

A council has rescinded a decision to raise its precept by 16.7 per cent.

New farm building approved at Cross Hills

10:04am Thursday 16th December 2010

Cattle will be subjected to “less stress” thanks to a new livestock building at a farm, it has been claimed.

Friends presented with Polish medals

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From the left, Peter Whitaker, Romana Pizon and Jim Hartley with Pro Memoria medals from the Polish Consul

9:55am Tuesday 7th December 2010

Three people from the district have been given one of the highest Polish honours for their work in highlighting the lives of people who fought for the country’s freedom.

School looks into academy status

12:07pm Monday 29th November 2010

Governors are to start consultations on whether their school should become an academy.

DJ Daisy a radio star aged just 9

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3131230

9:54am Tuesday 9th November 2010

A nine-year-old primary school pupil is being championed as the youngest radio presenter in the UK.

New pastor welcome at Cross Hills church

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stephen Emmott welcomes Paul Gamston, right

11:01am Monday 8th November 2010

A church has welcomed a new pastor.

Cross Hills toilets to stay open

10:09am Wednesday 27th October 2010

Public toilets have been saved from closure.

Cross Hills residents anger at building plan

8:54am Monday 27th September 2010

Residents in Cross Hills, Keighley, are angry about a proposed extension of an agricultural building at New Laithe Farm, off Station Road.

Emily Cummins named in world's top ten young people

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Emily Cummins

9:30am Thursday 2nd September 2010

A 24-year-old inventor whose ingenuity is helping transform lives in Africa has been named as one of the world’s top ten outstanding young people.

James is off to a flying start

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Carlton

10:37am Wednesday 4th August 2010

A newly-qualified Royal Air Force officer is flying high after graduating from a prestigious military college. James Carlton, a former pupil at South Craven School, Crosshills, graduated as an acting pilot officer from an initial officer training course at the officer and aircrew cadet training unit at RAF Cranwell, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Yorkshire Day event boost for hospice

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thom Hardaker

3:02pm Tuesday 3rd August 2010

Cross Hills and Glusburn Manorlands Support Group raised £800 for the Oxenhope hospice.

Pupils raise £1,200 for Airedale Hospital baby ward

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sara O’Hara, left, from the Airedale Hospital neo-natal ward, receives a cheque from pupil Kate Willetts

10:12am Friday 23rd July 2010

South Craven School pupils have raised £1,200 for an Airedale Hospital department.

Adventures beckon for South Craven School, Cross Hills, student Emily Yates

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Emily Yates

10:52am Friday 16th July 2010

A wheelchair-using student at South Craven School, Cross Hills, near Keighley, will be living with Bedouin tribes and scuba diving from the end of this month.

New sports hall at South Craven School, Cross Hills, gets go-ahead

11:13am Thursday 15th July 2010

A plan to build a new sports hall at South Craven School, Cross Hills, near Skipton, has been given the go-ahead.

Airedale train delays caused by man on track

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The level crossing at Eastburn

11:49am Friday 9th July 2010

Delays to trains between Skipton and Bradford were caused early today after police received reports of a man trespassing on the tracks.

Chance to go batty on walk

9:44am Friday 9th July 2010

Cross Hills Naturalists’ Society is holding a bat walk around Kildwick, near Keighley, on Saturday, July 17.

School steps up help over autism

11:40am Monday 5th July 2010

South Craven School has a new facility which will mainly specialise in helping pupils with autism.

Debt fears rise along with VAT

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Matt Barlow, chief executive of Christians Against Poverty

4:00am Monday 28th June 2010

Only days after the Government’s belt-tightening budget, a debt advice company has been flooded with pleas for help.

Five jump to it to help footballers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Pearce

2:54pm Tuesday 22nd June 2010

Three generations of a Sutton-in-Craven family have risen to new “heights” to raise money for a local football club.

Novelist to speak at Library

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Novelist to speak at Library

1:45pm Tuesday 18th May 2010

Best-selling crime author Sophie Hannah is visiting Cross Hills library to talk about her writing and books.

Villagers return to the polls

2:00pm Monday 17th May 2010

Residents in Glusburn and Cross Hills, near Keighley, will be back at polling stations on Thursday, May 27, to vote in a parish council election.


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