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  • Church puts faith in children

    AN Otley church has come up with a novel way to raise church funds - the vicar is actually giving money away. The Rev Graham Buttanshaw, pictured right, vicar of All Saints Church in Otley is offering the children of All Saints Junior School £2 each and

  • Charity car park is back in business

    FRUSTRATED weekend shoppers fed up with having to spend time trawling Skipton for a car parking space may have to look no further. Skipton Building Society and The Rotary Club of Skipton have joined forces to reopen the charity car park on the ground

  • New exhibition attracts record crowds

    CRAVEN Museum had its busiest Sunday ever last weekend as hundreds of guests flocked to Skipton for the launch of the Celtic Craven exhibition. After the event had been opened by Channel 4's Carenza Lewis from the Time Team series, more than 500 people

  • Golf: Lucky Thirteen

    Thirteen-year-old 13-handicapper Alistair Houldsworth scored his first hole in one at Keighley's par-three 14th on Friday. The talented youngster, who has been playing golf for two years, said he was shaking as he and his friends watched his five-iron

  • My walking stick? It's blooming useful

    Walking sticks being used to train sweet peas and zimmer frames doubling as clothes horses have been uncovered by Bradford physiotherapists hunting missing equipment. And a scheme to make sure more loaned hospital equipment is returned is expected to

  • Sister act in London Marathon

    TWO Addingham-born sisters completed a very successful double at Sunday's London Marathon. Barbara Rayner, 45, of Moor Park Drive, was inspired to take part in the event after watching her sister, Kathryn Blades, compete in two previous events. Mrs Rayner

  • Charlie makes his Wharfedale swan song

    Wharfedale 34 Lydney 0 A TIDAL wave must have exploded along the banks of the Severn estuary such was the size of the black and white exodus to the Dales, punctuating the local dialect with their own spectacular vernacular redolent with reverberant rusticana

  • Cougars: Party rolls along

    AFTER a dazzling Centenary show the Cougar party is set to continue with an Easter Parade of talent which starts tomorrow with a Good Friday spectacular. The Cougars get their show on the road against Hunslet Hawkes at 7.30, but before that there is a

  • Soccer: Craven League round-up

    SIX midweek matches were cancelled as the weather again took a toll on the Craven League. Cross Hills completed their programme with a goalless draw in their game with Oxenhope Recreation. They ended the campaign with 30 points and can be overtaken by

  • Is the latest playground craze as harmless as you think?

    Pokemon is the playground craze of the moment - and what began life in Japan as a hand-held Nintendo game four years ago has now become Pokemadness. The Pokemon empire has grown into a five billion dollar industry worldwide and has ensnared children in

  • Familar faces return

    NEW White Wells cottage tenants Mark Hunnebell and Joanne Everall welcomed some familiar faces in for a cup of tea this week. The new tenants were delighted to see Derek and Christine Arnold, the previous tenants of the famous spa cottage. Mr Arnold said

  • Website gets fired up about fell walk

    Businessman Michael Melvin is using his business website to attract surfers as interested in his passion for fell-walking as his love for gas fires. For Mr Melvin, a keen fell walker, is writing a series of walks in the Yorkshire Dales and posting them

  • City braves in a thriller

    Bradford City 4 Derby County 4 On an afternoon when fans were asked to fly the flag for Bradford City, Paul Jewell's men showed they are not ready to wave the white flag of surrender just yet in the Premiership. The Bantams went into the game with Derby

  • Soccer: County Amateur League

    PHOENIX kept up their chase for the Premier Division title with a 3-1 victory over Golcar United. The Keighley side are now on 50 points with Brighouse Town leading the chase on 48 points while Hemsworth have 46, but have a game in hand on Phoenix. Goalkeeper

  • Ilkley Under-12s

    seeking promotion Ilkley U-12s...................7 Cookridge.............0 Ilkley Under-12s played hosts to Cookridge knowing two more victories would see them promoted. From the start Ilkley took the game to Cookridge with Gilbert beating his man and

  • Another final for Pool

    Ilkley AFC..........1 Pool AFC.............5 IN the second semi-final of the Wharfedale FA Airedale International Challenge Cup played at Otley Town last Monday, Pool, after turning round at the interval a goal down to Ilkley, scored twice in the opening

  • Otliensians secure Division Two status

    Otliensians...54 YORK RI...........0 OTLIENSIANS in their last league game of the season secured their place in Yorkshire League Two next season with a most convincing win over York RI. The improvement seen in recent games came together in this final

  • UNDER-9S FESTIVAL WIN

    OTLEY Under-9s won the Preston Grasshoppers festival without conceding a try. Ten boys travelled to Preston for a festival which has an excellent reputation with many top clubs entering. The day was sunny and warm and offered an excellent opportunity

  • Magnificent London Marathon run by Fisher

    IAN Fisher finished a magnificent 32nd place in Sunday's London Marathon recording an extremely impressive time of 2hr 20min 25sec. This was over six minutes faster than his previous best time for the distance set at last December's Majorca Marathon.

  • Rugby League: Junior round-up

    Cougar Cubs travelled to league-winners Clayton for their last match of the season and despite some stunning individual performances went down 32-14. Clayton were very powerful in attack and defence and the Cubs couldn't stop them running in six tries

  • This time capsule is urn-usual

    A group of youngsters have urned themselves a place in history by burying modern-day items. The children, all from a Bradford out-of-school club, chose some of their favourite items to preserve for future generations with the help of an underground time

  • Donna bares her past

    A Keighley woman is unrepentant after "shaming" her father through the pages of a glossy men's magazine. Donna Cooper, 21, appears scantily clad in the latest edition of FHM to fire a broadside at her dad in a "wrathful ladies" column. It names Neil Beauchamp

  • No cash for bridge

    A CALL for a footbridge over the Addingham bypass has fallen on deaf ears as far as Government funding is concerned. A letter from the Highways Agency to parish councillors says that although many footpaths cross the busy road, there had been no reports

  • Wartime air crash anguish now over

    AN Ilkley man who rushed to the scene of a fatal wartime plane crash has ended more than 50 years of anguish for a Scotsman. John Reilly, 76, of Lanarkshire, lost his best friend, Felix Byrne, in the crash on moorland between Ilkley and Addingham on January

  • Fears for dad in Zimbabwe crisis

    An East Morton woman spoke yesterday of her hopes for an emotional reunion with her father who is caught up in Zimbabwe's bloody land invasion crisis. And Lynne McMillan told of her father's growing anxiety about the situation in Zimbabwe - which has

  • Widow upset at sand dumped on grave

    A PENSIONER who visited her teenage daughter's grave in Ilkley cemetery was horrified to find yellow sand dumped all over it and the bulbs she had planted missing. Jean Smith, 78, said: "It really upset me and I could have burst into tears - It looked

  • Cougars: Club makes it rout 66

    Cougars 66, Barrow 6 - Cougars ran rampant to celebrate their Centenary in style. On and off the pitch it was a great afternoon for the club, with memories of the club's golden years shining through. Players from every decade from the 1930's took to the

  • Guidelines pledge after dad's death

    Health chiefs at Bradford hospitals are set to change guidelines for doctors on saving patients' lives. And the move was today backed by the relatives of a 70-year-old man who say hospital staff stood by and did not resuscitate him after he stopped breathing

  • Success welcome at mat makers

    Six trainees with a Bingley firm have all passed their National Vocational Qualifications with flying colours. The trainees - all in their early 20s - work for Primeur at Castlefield Mills, the UK's largest manufacturer and distributor of domestic doormats

  • Lives at risk for a few pence

    Keighley people are putting their lives at risk - for the price of a battery. The stark warning from the town's fire chief follows two house blazes where smoke detectors were fitted, but the batteries removed. Assistant Divisional Officer John Davies

  • Railway Children battle lines are drawn

    Supporters of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway have hit back at rival claims that another town was the inspiration for the classic tale The Railway Children. Since a film of the novel was made in the town more than 30 years ago, Keighley has enjoyed

  • Cross Hills wait for title fate

    TOP of the table Cross Hills completed their Craven Premier League programme with a goalless draw at Oxenhope and must now sweat it out as they await other results. Embsay's hopes of the title vanished when their injury-hit side went down 3-0at Keighley

  • Cycling: Memorial Race

    RIDERS turned out in force for the first running of the Nick Denby Memorial Road Race last weekend. Nick, 35, who was a powerhouse of the local cycling scene, died of leukaemia in June last year just a few months after the birth of his daughter Evie.

  • Christian Viewpoint

    By the Rev David Swales, Vicar of Oakworth - When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged him on a tree, They drove great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary. When Jesus came to Birmingham they simply passed him by, They never hurt a hair of him

  • Otley grab title in style

    BLACKHEATH........8 OTLEY...................55 OTLEY ended their league campaign in the style of true champions demolishing Blackheath on their home turf with winger Mark Kirkby notching a hat-trick of tries. Kirkby's last try equalised his club record

  • Guiseley need a miracle

    Hamstrung by not being able to select from strength and unable to force the necessary quality out of the players at his disposal Guiseley manager Bobby Davison looked a dispirited man after Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Whitby Town. A defeat which looks to

  • Yew Tree beat Trojans

    Trojan Res...2 Yew Tree.......4 YEW Tree travelled to Burley on a very wet Thursday night hoping to put a run of winning results together. Yew Tree started in positive fashion trying to play football and find feet. The conditions did not help this style

  • Soccer: Wharfedale Sunday League

    SANDY LANE opened up the race for the Premier Division title with a 4-1 victory over St Annes Celtic in the Wharfedale Sunday League. Lane took a 2-0 first half lead before Jimmy Spencer pulled one back before half time. After the break they took a firm

  • Storm in the council chamber

    A WEST Craven councillor's warning to a rival councillor that "I'll have you outside" was intended as a threat of physical violence, members of a standards watchdog group have decided. Barnoldswick councillor David Whipp never denied using the words,

  • 'Miracle' Alice says thanks to ward 27

    A Bradford youngster who suffered horrific injuries in a car crash that killed her father is now raising money for the medics who helped her walk again. Eight-year-old Alice Mattick, who was the front-seat passenger in a van driven by her father Robert

  • Kosovar family starting new life as centre shuts

    The last family of Kosovar refugees is beginning a new life after their Shipley reception centre was shut down. Of 109 refugees who arrived in the city in June last year, 69 have been rehoused in the Bradford area while 20 have gone back to Kosovo and

  • We join forces with Schools Website

    Newsquest, one of the three largest publishers of regional newspapers in the United Kingdom, including the Keighley News, teamed up with the United Kingdom's leading education website this week. The website, Schoolsnet.com (www.schoolsnet.com) announced

  • Club welcomes first woman member

    A Keighley social club broke with 34 years of tradition this week by allowing women to become members for the first time. St Anne's Social Club, in Spring Gardens Lane, welcomed its first female member Liz O'Brien after its committee voted in favour of

  • Ilkley artist provides culture in store

    ILKLEY artist Graeme Willson believes a visit to the supermarket should be a truly cultural experience. Mr Willson, along with assistant Nik Walford, has just completed three giant murals which will be suspended inside the front entrance of a brand new

  • Boxing: Paddy scores a big hit

    PADDY DOWNING made an impressive debut to his boxing career, getting a prolonged standing ovation after a narrow points defeat. He battled the experienced Solomon Quasir all the way in a fight which had the crowd on their feet from the first to last bell

  • Soccer: Junior football

    Oakworth Under-10's A threw away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Wilsden. Adam Marks volleyed the opener late in the first half which Oaks had dominated. Marks extended the lead with a long-range effort before Wilsden came back in the second half with

  • Rugby players make acting debut

    RUGBY players will make their acting debut as marauding Scottish savages in this summer's Settle community play. A team from the Settle-based North Ribblesdale rugby club has agreed to put on kilts and run warlike, screaming, shouting and brandishing

  • Privatised schools plan is attacked

    Radical plans to bring in a private company to manage Bradford's schools have become a hot topic at the teaching unions' annual Easter conferences. One of the three major unions has already voted to condemn the move and the other two look set to follow

  • Full steam ahead

    Volunteers on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway are building up a head of steam for eleven consecutive days of steam train operation over Easter. Steam trains will be running on the line - used to film the classic 1970 movie The Railway Children

  • Ben Rhydding hockey colts win tournament

    THE Boys and girls of Ben Rhydding Hockey Club Colts staged their annual festivals. In the morning the Under-10 boys took centre stage playing six-a-side, the regular format for Yorkshire Under-10 hockey. Teams were invited from Adel, Almondbury, Doncaster

  • Bowls: Roadies are the men to beat

    THE Worth Valley League is underway on local greens despite the cold weather. The league, which is sponsored by McDowell Ltd, has three divisions and several cup competitions which are also sponsored. The first division is also sponsored by McDowells

  • College set to be sold to new store

    THE future of Park Lane College in Otley could be secured shortly, we can reveal. Developers Litton Properties, acting for Sainsbury's, has confirmed that it is '99.9 per cent certain' that Park Lane's current facilities in Bondgate will be moved to the

  • Community policeman receives high praise

    RETIRING community policeman Dave Robson was praised for his loyal service to the town by Otley councillors this week. Otley Mayor Councillor John Eveleigh, above left, thanked Pc Robson on behalf of the whole town and said he would be sorely missed.

  • Liam is a true track champion

    A DISABLED youngster has struck gold in an athletics event and carried off three top awards. Liam McNiece, of Weston Lane, in Otley, right, won one silver and two gold awards in the 100m, 400m and shot events in the Yorkshire Electricity Disability Sport

  • Daughter's namesake beats Grand Natuonal odds

    AT an age when most people are looking forward to retirement George Dilger embarked on a new career which has seen him taste glory on one of the biggest sporting stages in the world. Mr Dilger, 71, and his wife Maureen, 58, were over the moon when their

  • Menston Post Office up for discussion

    THE future of the village post office will be one of the items on the agenda of the next meeting of Menston Community Forum in June. Peter Finlay, the sub-postmaster of Menston Sub-Post Office, will take the floor and spark discussion on the future of

  • Gang attack on woman

    A young woman was pulled to the floor and kicked in the face by a teenage gang after a night out in Keighley. The 21-year-old woman was walking home from the town centre with an 18-year-old male at 2.30am on Saturday. They had reached Braithwaite's Coronation

  • Swimming club could sink without pool cash

    MEMBERS of a Wharfedale swimming club fear that it will fold before it reaches its 100th anniversary after a £1.6 million Lottery bid to improve swimming facilities failed. Ian Riley, committee member of Otley Swimming Club, claims the failed bid to improve

  • Former MP dies

    FORMER Horsforth and Aireborough MP Sir Giles Shaw has died, aged 68 years old. Born in York, he represented the constituency, including Pudsey, for 23 years before standing down in 1997 when the seat went to Labour. A Cambridge graduate, Sir Giles took

  • Officers commended for arresting acts

    TWO policemen based at Weetwood have been given commendations. PC Bill McGuinness, was attacked by a group of youths while off-duty with his wife and family in Otley in March last year. The youths assaulted him while he was arresting one of them for being

  • Marathon effort benefits charities

    A 43-year-old mother of two has completed her first ever London Marathon at the weekend - and raised more than £1,000 for charity at the same time. Candy Gable, of Fieldhead Road, Guiseley, made her debut in the Flora London marathon on Sunday, clocking

  • Loyal employee retires after four decades

    A LOYAL employee who has recently had to endure two and a half hours of travelling every day to get to and from work has retired after 40 years. Bill Richardson worked for Reward Manufacturing Co Ltd for 37 years whilst it was based in Leeds and then

  • Council ban press from closure debate

    SKIPTON Town Council added insult to injury this week when it held discussions about the closure of Bold Venture playground in private. Members of the safety and amenities committee agreed to exclude the press on the grounds that it would be "prejudicial

  • Holiday video could solve crime

    Keighley CID are hoping a home movie of a family holiday to America will lead them to the owners of a stolen camcorder. The video tape, one of four recovered with the stolen Sony Super 8 camcorder, features a mother and father with their son and daughter

  • I'd rather we'd won

    Hat-trick hero Dean Windass would have gladly swapped his match ball for all three points in Bradford City's eight-goal thriller against Derby. The Bantams knew that victory was vital against fellow strugglers Derby but despite taking the lead twice Paul

  • Ilkley Youth share spoils

    Waddington.............1 Ilkley Youth...........1 After last week's disappointing performance, the prospect of a trip to face championship contenders Waddington posed a stern challenge to the Guyson sponsored Ilkley Juniors Youth quest for promotion.

  • Craven through the years

    100 years ago THE landlord of the Greyhound Hotel in Barnoldswick applied for a special licence on the town's cricket field for two matches in April. It was to run from 2-7pm or until the wickets were drawn. The licence was turned down, however, after

  • Eleanor climbing the wall of success

    ELEANOR Kitchen, aged 10, from All Saints' Primary School, is due to represent Yorkshire and Humberside in the finals of the British Regional Youth Competitions series in climbing on May 6 at the International Climbing Centre in Wales. She took part in

  • Burning ambition

    Heather Peace is more accustomed to putting out the flames as London's Burning firefighter Sally Fields than burning up the pop charts. But, like many a TV star before her, she's hoping that will soon change. The 24-year-old Bradford actress is hoping

  • Beds firm honours its pledge

    BEDS giant Silentnight is to honour its pledge to hand over allotments in Sutton and give the village's cricket club a 99-year ground lease. Its chief executive Bill Simpson told the Herald the firm had now instructed solicitors to draw up the lease for

  • Car firm fails in demolition bid for hospital

    A bid to pull down a historic hospital building has failed. Objections to the demolition of the listed former Bradford Children's Hospital outpatients' wing were submitted to Bradford Area Planning Panel. JCT 600 applied for permission to develop the

  • Mystery of missing Bronte man deepens

    Demands for the veil of secrecy surrounding the continuing suspension of Bronte Parsonage Museum director Mike Hill to be lifted have been made by leading members of the Bronte Society. Former society secretary Cathy Geldard has sent a letter to society

  • Bid to protect 'neglected' beauty spot

    PLANS to prevent cars damaging an historically important Dales beauty spot have been approved. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has backed proposals by the Ribblehead Commoners Committee to protect common land on Blea Moor from deterioration

  • Gangs terrorise old folk

    Elderly residents living in a sheltered housing complex in Keighley have pleaded with the town's top police officer to stop gangs of youths terrorising their estate. Speaking at the Airedale Police Community Forum on Monday, Jean Myers, warden of the

  • Jeanetta hits 100

    BRADFORD'S deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Peter Lancaster and the Deputy Lady Mayoress, Sheila Lancaster, visited Ilkley for the celebration of Jeanetta Webber's 100th birthday. Staff at the Riverview Nursing Home, Stourton Road, held a party and baked

  • Skipton win the title

    Yorkshire Div Three Skipton 34 Stocksbridge 23 SKIPTON duly completed their league campaign with the victory which saw them achieve the double of league title and cup winners - but not before giving their supporters a few scares. With Stocksbridge actually

  • Cougars: Karl Harrison's view from the dugout

    SUNDAY's win was absolutely terrific the guys were red-hot, and I'm still recovering from the pace of it all. It was probably our best defensive display of the season and that is where all the best teams lay their foundations for victory. The tackling

  • Addingham take step towards promotion

    Addingham...........2 Skipton Town.......1 ADDINGHAM took another step towards promotion back to the premier division in this division one cup final rehearsal. The home side just about deserved the win, but there was no true cutting edge to the performance

  • Yeadon five in City squads

    FIVE young cricketers from Yeadon CC have been named in the Leeds City boys squads at their age groups. Yeadon's James Todd, who played for Leeds City last season, is named in the Under-15 squad along with Otley's Richard Smith. Both boys are aged 14

  • Rugby Union: Season's curtain call

    Beverley 32, Crusaders 6 - The curtain closed on Crusaders' league programme with a defeat at Beverley. The young side flattered to deceive in the early stages and were good value for a lead of six points, which they held by courtesy of two long range

  • Rugby League: Town take derby prize

    A PURPLE patch midway through the first half saw Keighley Town score four tries without reply to send them to victory over Silsden Park Rangers. Town's first try came after centre Mark Fudge had hoisted a huge bomb which Silsden failed to defuse. Scrum

  • Rugby League: Cats final flourish

    Birkenshaw 4, Albion Cats 34 - The Cats brought the curtain down on a memorable season with a comprehensive victory over local rivals Birkenshaw. With the championship already in the bag Keighley fielded an experimental line up but the players drafted

  • Racing: KN Sport beats the bookies

    We did it! Readers who permed last week's Scoop6 selections are now £4,432.50 better off after scooping the win and place dividends - and in with a chance of landing a share of this weekend's bumper £360,961 bonus pot. With a total of 71 outright Scoop6

  • Consultant reveals sewer problem will never go away

    SEWER problems in South Craven will never go away no matter how much money water companies have to spend on them, a drainage consultant has revealed. Independent consultant Chris Wotherspoon said that a lack of cash was preventing Yorkshire Water from

  • Internet firm suggests building society merger

    A SKIPTON businessman has made an audacious bid to merge with Britain's eighth largest building society. Peter Gregory approached the Chelsea Building Society with a proposal to merge with his new venture, the Totalise internet company. The proposal was

  • Pligrim hit by meningitis

    Pilgrims returning from Mecca were today urged to be on the alert for meningitis after a case of the disease was identified in Bradford. The person was infected with the rare W135 strain of the illness - which has also been seen across the country in

  • Classic cars push the boat out

    Classy chassis will be on display over Easter to raise cash for for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. A classic car show with more than 50 vintage vehicles will take place at The Airedale Heifer, Sandbeds, on Easter Monday to raise cash The charity

  • New effort to resolve parking congestion

    HOLIDAY cottage owners could be urged to ask visitors to use car parks in a bid to ease on-street parking congestion in Settle. The town council is to look into approaching the owners of self-catering cottages, particularly those in the older parts of

  • 'Thanks for gift of life to Sally'

    The parents of six-year-old heart swap girl Sally Slater have written to the donor's family to thank them for saving their daughter's life. And the youngster's father said they have been overwhelmed by the public's response to Sally's plight and hope

  • Soccer final campaign start

    THE first of the Craven FA Cup finals takes place on Friday as Barnoldswick United take on Colne United in the final of the Norman Pratt Trophy. The match kicks off at 6.30pm on Barnoldswick United's ground. Ingleton will face Barnoldswick United in the

  • Bulls have the jitters

    Bradford Bulls 32, London Broncos 12 The Bulls got whatever the Murrayfield equivalent is of the "Wembley wobbles" but their defensive strength meant they were rarely in any serious danger. After an 18-point burst in the opening quarter it was inevitable

  • Compo: Now the last farewell

    When Compo dies this weekend, a little piece of Yorkshire will die with him. Phil Gould spoke to actor Tom Owen, whose father Bill Owen played the mischievous character in Last Of The Summer Wine until his death last summer Walking into the hotel bar

  • Soccer: Keighley Alliance League round-up

    Keighley Victoria reached the Division One League Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Bocking. Good football was played by both sides in the first half, but Victoria's pressure told and Bocking conceded an own goal. Bocking then threw men forward and piled

  • Ilkley U-9s net six

    Menston U-9s......1 Ilkley...... 6 This was Ilkley's finest team performance of the season, against a well-fancied Menston side. Early Menston pressure was successfully resisted, and Ilkley took the lead when Stephen Loy turned in a Stephen Bunn corner

  • Raise your glass to St Annes Club

    Life is all about choices. Quite often making that choice is difficult and the outcome may not be entirely to everyone's satisfaction. But the alternative is unpalatable. Therefore what a refreshing change it is to report on the choice by St Anne's Social

  • Privatising schools

    ALTHOUGH details are conspicuous by their absence, Bradford Council has announced a scheme whereby the delivery of education in the district could be handed over to a private company or companies. The local authority has issued a statement full of good

  • Police target under-age drinkers

    POLICE in Barnoldswick took decisive action last weekend to tackle a growing problem in the town. Youths and children, some as young as 10 or 11, have been seen drinking in the streets and causing a variety of problems. Often they have gathered in groups

  • Financial adviser jailed after admitting 26 offences

    A SKIPTON financial adviser who stole thousands of pounds from an 80-year-old widow has been sent to prison for two-and-a-half years. Stephen Ward, who operated from an office in Newmarket Street, Skipton and then from his home address in Otterburn, near

  • Ref shows red card to City

    Bradford schools under 19 footballers have finally found a venue for their much-vaunted clash against their Glaswegian rivals. As reported last week in the Keighley News team coach Paul Ryan was frustrated at not being able to provide a pitch for the

  • Donations to Marie Curie centre falling

    DONATIONS to Ilkley's Ardenlea Marie Curie centre are falling - and fundraisers believe the reason is a 'wasted money' fear. The Queens Drive-based centre was due to shut on November 1 of this year, but fundraiser Brenda Doyle told the Gazette that this

  • Crossing delayed in row over location

    WORK to provide a pedestrian crossing on Leeds Road for children at Ashlands School has been delayed because of a row over where to put it. The Government's Highways Agency was due to begin work on installing the £30,000 crossing earlier this month but

  • Residents unite to fight against new homes

    RESIDENTS from across South Craven are being urged to come together and prevent acres of green land being swallowed up for homes. The battle cry has gone out following a crisis meeting of representatives from parishes across the district. As the Herald

  • Bulls fans will get a Warm welcome

    Rugby league fans are being urged to get into good voice for their Challenge Cup Final clash - by going to a rock concert. Bradford band Warm have organised a special gig in Edinburgh the night before the big match between Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos

  • Campaigners win fight to stop housing

    OPPONENTS of proposed housing development in Ilkley are celebrating after planning bosses overturned a recommendation to give it the go-ahead from their own advisers. After making a site visit to Whinfield, on Hebers Ghyll Drive, off Grove Road, members

  • A disgrace

    THE controversy surrounding the obtrusive and garish blots that are the infamous 'Welcome To Leeds' signs is a year old and shows no indication of abating. That is a disgrace in itself. This newspaper has led the campaign for the removal of the ill-advised

  • Dear Reader

    I was asked last week if I saw it as a newspaper editor's role to get so involved with the community. It came in the wake of my accepting carrying on as chairman of the steering group looking at giving Keighley a new community voice. The situation is

  • Simply Smith

    LOVE 'em or loathe 'em, we cannot function as a society without banks. And to those small towns and villages, and the four hundred thousand customers that have recently lost or are soon to lose their high street bank, I can only offer my sympathy and

  • Scores from the local bowling greens

    THE Airedale and Wharfedale Bowling Association is now underway with Evening League matches played on Monday, April 10. Results were: Monday Singles, Division One - Bramley Libs A 166 (9) Farsley A 191 (21), Woodside A 173 (12) Rufford A 192 (18), Rodley

  • Elvidge smashes century for Yeadon

    YEADON made a superb start to their Bradford League season - a season in which they compete in Division One following their promotion as champions last season. They travelled to Baildon for the opening day and the home side batted first and were struggling

  • Dawn represents England in Sweden

    DAWN Johnson of Guiseley represented England in the Six Nations Under-17 badminton championships in Jonkoping, Sweden, over the weekend. England were placed third with Denmark winning the competition. The Guiseley School pupil played in the individual

  • Jo nets vital goal

    GUISELEY'S Jo Ellis helped secure the Home International title for the England Under- hockey team when she scored a vital goal against Scotland. In the tournament at Milton Keynes England tied for first place with Ireland going into their last game against

  • Pool into final

    POOL AFC...........4 MASHAM............2 AS cup fever gripped the village of Pool a confident Masham side, runaway leaders of the Harrogate League Second Division, were determined to enjoy their brief dabble in such high quality competition. They started

  • Wharfedale Junior Cup

    final at Otley Town THE Wharfedale FA Junior Cup was relaunched this year after a gap of 25 years. The Skylark Leisure Junior Cup final will take place at Otley Town AFC on Good Friday, evening, April 21. The match between Baildon Trinity Athletic and

  • New maypole will be erected on village green

    A NEW maypole is to be erected on Linton's village green for the enjoyment of future generations. The old maypole had to be taken down recently as it could not stand the ravages of time and had been slowly rotting away. Villagers say it had been very

  • Signs of hope for Ribb

    Pocklington 45 North Ribblesdale 19 THIS appears a heavy defeat for Ribb, but in the final analysis they emerged with some credit against the league champions. Poor form had left the side with an almost tangible lack of confidence evident in the opening

  • Pensioner dies after boating accident

    INVESTIGATIONS were continuing this week into how a Cross Hills pensioner ended up in a river following a boating accident. Seventy-one-year old Edward Scott, known as Ed, suffered a fatal heart attack after he was plucked from the water by a coastguard

  • Sailor dies after fall from boat

    A pensioner has died of a heart attack after falling out of his dinghy while sailing. Seventy-one-year-old Edward Scott, of Elmfield Road, Cross Hills, died in the ambulance after being rescued by coastguards between Fleetwood and Knot End, Lancashire

  • Cricket: Brothers hit the spot on opening day

    KEIGHLEY cricketers launched the Bradford League campaign with a bang -- taking two opposition wickets with their first two balls. The Lawkholme club had three brothers in the team, thought to be a club record, with Ross, Dale and Alex Towler in the XI

  • Armed robbery at supermarket

    SHOPPERS thought a security guard would be beaten to death in a vicious armed robbery outside an Otley supermarket. Two masked men approached a security guard as he left the Safeway store in Westgate at 2.25pm on Monday and set about him with a baseball

  • Hundreds join protest at Lottery refusal

    HUNDREDS of people have put their names to a petition calling for the lottery to reconsider its decision not to fund £1.6 million of improvements to sports facilities in Otley. Town Mayor Councillor John Eveleigh launched the petition last week after

  • Has Dave planted the seeds for a dot.com fortune?

    FAME and fortune could be beckoning for green-fingered Dave Thompson. Dave, a keen amateur gardener from Yeadon, set up a gardening advice website in a potting shed-cum-computer room in an old broom cupboard beneath the stairs less than three months ago

  • Clubs face bleak future claim

    OTLEY'S sports and social clubs could go under unless there is a major change in how they are run, it has been claimed. John Morgan, chairman of Otley Sports Council, is concerned that an increasing number of young people's clubs and organisations are

  • Sally continues to make progress

    HEART transplant girl Sally Slater has spoken her first word since her heart transplant operation. Six-year-old Sally, from Kirkby Malham, asked doctors for orange juice shortly after being taken off a ventilator at the Freeman Hospital, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Darwin Gardens now a Millennnium Green

    Organisers of Ilkley's Millennium garden scheme are celebrating after it was granted Millennium Green status. The Countryside Agency has awarded the Darwin Gardens project a £26,925 grant along with the prestigious title. And top novelist Jilly Cooper

  • Yorks fans see red over tourist signs

    A Keighley tourism stalwart is seeing red over these road signs which have been placed around the district. They may point the way to Yorkshire's own Bront Country but for many a true Tyke they will be a blooming thorn in the side. For the signs proudly

  • Rugby Union: White Rose victory

    Yorkshire recorded their first victory over traditional rivals Lancashire in six attempts at Under-15 level in the Roses battle last weekend. The 15-5 win completed an unbeaten season for the team. Earlier victories against Durham and Leicestershire set

  • Sam wins county

    tournament Sam Horrix, aged nine, from Ilkley deserves to be smiling. He won the Under-10 County Match Play tennis tournament at Hull last weekend. The two-day event saw 16 of the top players from Yorkshire and surrounding counties battle it out. Sam,