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  • Cougars: No surrender pledge

    COUGAR players have pledged there will be 'no surrender' against Hunslet on Sunday - after they hoisted the white flag in a spectacular second half collapse at Batley. After holding the Mount Pleasant side until moments before the half time hooter, they

  • Cougars: Throw in the towel

    Batley 56, Cougars 4 - EFFORT and enthusiasm rocked a tough Batley side to their boots in blistering opening period at Mount Pleasant - but all the hard work evaporated in a spectacular second half collapse. The scale of the Cougar decline was so impressive

  • Darts: Gary beats the World Champ

    KEIGHLEY darts champions Gary Thomspon and Mark Scott beat the new World Champion when the Embassy Darts Roadshow rolled into the area this week. Gary, who is the current Keighley & District Champion, took just 15 darts to see off the World Champion

  • Table Tennis: World Juniors date for Steve

    YOUNG table tennis star Stephen Denny is celebrating his selection to take part in the Junior World Championships. Fifteen-year-old Stephen, a member of Oakbank Table Tennis Club, will compete with the English Schools Table Tennis Association team. The

  • Athletes: School athletes in national cross country

    Oakbank students took part in the English Schools cross-country championships last weekend, but found conditions difficult. Laura Greenham produced the best local performance of the day finishing in 110th place in the senior girls event, which saw almost

  • Athletics: Hike bounces back in style

    HUNDREDS of runners and marathon walkers are due to take part in the Wuthering Hike tomorrow. The Hike - formerly the Haworth Hobble - was a victim of Foot and Mouth Disease last year, when organisers; had to cancel the event. The 31-mile moorland marathon

  • Soccer: Keighley & District Alliance

    SHOULDER of Mutton turned the tables on Bocking Rangers whent they knocked them out of the Jeff Hall Cup. Only seven days earlier Bocking had rattled up a 4-0 league victory, but this time is was Shoulder who had the edge with a powerful second half performance

  • Rugby League: Amatuer round-up

    Keighley Albion 0 Normanton Knights 44 Albion's nightmare continued as they gave away a penalty for offside in the second minute of the game. Knights converted to take an early lead. Andy Bowness was stopped by a last ditch tackle but Albion were made

  • Lock yobs up at night, say councillors

    Young thugs who are terrorising a Bradford estate should have a curfew slapped on them to get them off the streets, say councillors. Residents, many of them elderly, have suffered a living hell as the young hooligans have made their lives a misery. One

  • Culture bid makes its debut in capital

    Bradford's Capital of Culture bid was unveiled to the nation last night at a glamorous theatrical event attended by an array of celebrity guests. Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell - who will have a final say on who wins the Capital of Culture 2008 title

  • Fozia shines after times of adversity

    When Fozia Shah was 12 years old, her mother was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Zoora Shah had poisoned Mohammed Azam, with whom she was having an affair, with arsenic. After her mother's conviction in 1993, Fozia and her siblings fled to

  • Prison for man who ran off with girl, 13

    A man who twice ran away with a 13-year-old girl has been jailed for 30 months by a judge. But Judge Geoffrey Kamil criticised a legal loophole which means that he could not ban Andrew Roberts, 25, from working with youngsters in the future. Because Roberts

  • Five years for pair in savage attack

    A shopkeeper so savagely beaten his ear had to be stitched back on spoke today after his two attackers were both jailed for five years. Michael Snowden, who runs a fruit and vegetable shop in Main Street, Haworth, said: "I'm delighted that justice has

  • Dad was hurled into car's path

    A young dad was killed when his high-powered motorbike clipped a car, throwing him into the path of another vehicle, an inquest heard. Coronor David Hinchliff heard that moments before the accident Andrew Pollard, 30, of Charterhouse Road, Idle, had gone

  • Prepare to be well entertained!

    Bradford is set to be awash with colourful entertainers from around the world when its first international festival opens in June. At the launch event for the revamped festival, at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television yesterday, the

  • Watch scheme grows in bid to prevent crime

    Communities in south Bradford have stepped up the fight against crime by increasing Neighbourhood Watch schemes by almost a third. Police chiefs revealed that over the last ten months, 52 new schemes have been launched, taking the division's total to

  • Closer look could pick up cancers

    People suffering one of the most common cancers could live longer, thanks to ground-breaking work by a doctor at Airedale General Hospital, Steeton. Research by Dr Peter Turkington, a specialist registrar, has led to new guidelines designed to help doctors

  • Cancer victim will live rough on expedition

    An anthropologist who has overcome two bouts of breast cancer is about to take on another challenge - half way round the world. Anna Craven, 60, is preparing to live under canvas for 16 days in the cold and wet of a Chilean river basin. Mrs Craven, of

  • 'Diet patch' firm grabs US market

    A web site has boosted international sales of a Shipley company's products. The Aromacology Patch Company, the Shipley-based makers of the Crave Control scented diet patch, has made inroads into the American and Japanese markets through its direct sales

  • Sad farewell to brave Christine

    Family and friends gathered at St Michael and All Angels Church in Halifax Road, Shelf, to pay tribute to courageous cancer victim Christine Bailey yesterday. The 43-year-old died after losing her battle against adrenal cancer which affects only one in

  • Gigs galore for the Poorboys

    When you're a wild Celtic rock band there's one time of the year when you can't have a night off. But it's not only this weekend's St Patrick's celebrations that keep Keighley's favourite band Johnny and the Poorboys busy. As they enter their third year

  • Ten years after - Oxnop sing on

    A group of former am-dram performers got together for an impromptu sing as part of a charity concert in a pub. Ten years later and the Oxnop Singers boast more than 30 members, an extensive repertoire and a proud track record. They celebrate their anniversary

  • Yellow brick road leads to a wizard show

    THEATRE: The Wizard of Oz Think of the Wizard of Oz and you are taken back to childhood Christmases and Judy Garland skipping through a magical technicolor dreamworld. Fortunately the West Yorkshire Playhouse has managed to capture the colour, wonder

  • Cheeky sailors wow the judges

    Judges could "sea" that these two girls were the best dancers of their age in a major competition in Cheshire. Carla Calkeld, left, and Jodie Bloomer, both aged ten, dressed in home-made sailor suits to win the under-12 starters section. Carla's mum Marie

  • Tiller'sr boys on the band trail

    Derek Tiller has family links with both Chipperfields Circus and the Tiller Girls dance troupe. But he promises there'll be neither high kicks nor monkey business as he takes up the baton for Haworth Band. Derek, pictured right, is the amateur brass band's

  • Cougars: Throw in the towel

    Batley 56, Cougars 4 - EFFORT and enthusiasm rocked a tough Batley side to their boots in blistering opening period at Mount Pleasant - but all the hard work evaporated in a spectacular second half collapse. The scale of the Cougar decline was so impressive

  • Savage attackers jailed for five years

    Two men have each been given five-year jail sentences after being convicted of carrying out a savage attack on a village shopkeeper. Registered doorman Robert Wilson, 35, of Albion Street, Cross Roads, and Anthony Duncan, 28, of Carperley Crescent, Denholme

  • Bessie's legacy of cancer care

    Airedale Hospital is to use a huge legacy from a local woman to help finance a new day care centre for breast cancer patients. Trustees at the Steeton hospital have approved the use of £300,000 left to it by Bessie Richardson towards the development of

  • Mad'ouse get their mates in a spin

    Meet the Keighley teenagers who are spinning discs to keep their classmates off the streets and out of trouble. The boys have formed the Mad'ouse collective to stage discos on the Bracken Bank estate for youngsters. They have applied for cash from grant-giving

  • Firemen pay tribute to New York hreoes

    Monday marked six months since terrorist attacks brought New York to its knees and shocked the world. Six months on, three firemen from Keighley travelled to the city to hand over a cheque for £5,000 to a fire crew which attended the World Trade Center

  • Hooligans wage war on cancer victim

    Police are to step up action against hooligans terrorising the Braithwaite council estate. And a community volunteer has called for those responsible to be stripped of their human rights. John Philip spoke out after the firebombing of a car belonging

  • Video urges children to fight forced marriages

    The family of a teenager murdered in an execution-style hit have appealed for an end to the reign of violence on Keighley's streets. In the six months since Yasser Hussain Nazir was gunned down on the forecourt of a petrol station, three other young Asians

  • Hotels count cost of Foot & Mouth

    New figures reveal the full impact of last year's foot and mouth crisis on businesses. More than a quarter of hotel and catering firms across the UK lost upwards of £50,000 in the second half of the year as a direct result of the outbreak. The disease

  • Rail strike set to hit tourism

    The planned rail strike this Easter has come as a blow to tourism promoters hoping for a boost following the foot and mouth epidemic. The stoppages are expected to hit holidaymakers and day trippers. The 600 conductors working for Arriva Trains Northern

  • Fish for awards!

    People in Bradford with big business ideas are being given the chance to win £5,000 worth of professional support with the launch of Business Link's West Yorkshire Big Fish Awards. Designed to give the next generation of entrepreneurs a boost during the

  • Goldfinder may refuse to join expedition

    Keighley's "Mr Goldfinder" Keith Jessop may refuse to join a multi-million pound expedition to help solve the 25-year-old mystery surrounding the sinking of a Hull trawler, the Gaul. Keith, 67, one of the most famous wreck hunters in the world, had been

  • Children spell out their message on crime

    Children have criminals bang to rights after putting the police in the picture about their feelings. At least 400 local youngsters have entered a poster competition run as part of Partners Against Crime. Police and other partners were bowled over by the

  • The eagle has been landed

    The European eagle owl which attacked an Oakworth girl has been captured. Bradford Council countryside service rangers have nabbed the giant bird, which had been terrorising walkers on Ilkley Moor. It is now being cared for by a licensed keeper from the

  • Student means test is unfair

    By Katy Jordan, 18, who is studying English language at Keighley College Last year a new scheme was introduced to Keighley College, the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). The scheme had been piloted in other areas and proven beneficial. Students whose

  • Humiliating exit 'could be blessing in disguise'

    The Bradford Bulls' humiliating Challenge Cup exit could be a blessing in disguise, coach Brian Noble said today. The Bulls were surprisingly beaten by arch-rivals Leeds Rhinos at the first hurdle. As the their Super League rivals prepared for cup action

  • Wetherall pushing for first team recall

    Bradford City Reserves 1, Everton Reserves 2: There must be better places to spend your 31st birthday than Odsal on a wet and windy night. But that was how David Wetherall "celebrated" his day, slogging through dreadful conditions to continue his injury

  • Duckett will show Wakefield no favours

    Next year he could be organising Wakefield's pre-match entertainment, but this weekend Bulls operation manager Ryan Duckett will attempt to heap misery upon the West Yorkshire club. Duckett's Otley take on Wakefield tomorrow in National Division One,

  • Nail down an action plan for future of town

    The announcement that Silentnight is proposing to close its Keighley factory has understandably sent shock waves rippling through the town. For nearly 25 years the firm has occupied the Dalton Lane site, playing its part in providing employment and hence

  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - A couple of weeks ago, the T&A carried a feature highlighting the obvious dangers of not wearing car seatbelts, particularly for child passengers. There was a photograph and lots of powerful arguments for complying with the law, and I thought

  • Soccer: Craven League

    Despite the rain some matches in the League managed to go ahead, although conditions in many places were fairly rough, but the games got played and that is a bonus in this traumatic winter. In the Silentnight Premier Division, Oxenhope were looking to

  • Soccer: County Amateur League

    Steeton 3, Dudley Hill Rangers 1 - After a goal in the first 10 seconds from Alex 'Jigsaw' Familio, Steeton could not have made a better start. Things soon changed and Rangers found their feet, coping with the slippery surface a little better than Steeton

  • Soccer: Wharfedale Triangle League

    Keighley Athletic bounced back from the previous weeks cup defeat with a resounding victory over Ilkley Dynamos. The Wharfedale side had no answer to the pace of their Keighley neighbours. Alex Familio opened the scoring for Athletic inside the first

  • Soccer: Wharfedale Sunday League

    Sandy Lane got the better of forth placed Wrose Albion as the weather played havoc with the match. There was rain in one half and wind in the other, but after ten minutes it was Wrose Albion who took the lead as both sides miss plenty of chances. In the

  • Soccer: Junior round-up

    Long Lee Under-8s A produced another solid performance to beat Burley 5-0 in difficult conditions. Tom Marshall with another hat-trick, Liam Dickerson and Man of the Match Luke Narey did the damage and extended Long Lee's run to 15 wins out of 15. Long

  • Rugby Union: Keighley stage escape act

    Ripon 14, Keighley 15 - Even the Great Houdini could not fail to have been impressed by Keighley's dramatic escape at Ripon. Warren Knowles' match winning try in the third minute of injury time clinched a win which had seemed unlikely once the home side

  • Bowling: Ready for new season

    The countdown has begun for the start of the 2002 bowling season and it gets under way locally at Silsden Bowling Club on March 17, with the open doubles event sponsored by local tradesmen. Finals are on March 24, entries to Barry Turnbull as soon as

  • Table Tennis: Keighley & District League

    Oakbank put 14 points between themselves and a relegation spot with an excellent away win at Embassy 'B'. Once again Gareth Wiles enjoyed a max to bring his personal tally for the season to 35 from 36, but Mick Czuba, playing up from Division Two for

  • Robyn's family say a big thanks

    The family of six-year-old cancer sufferer Robyn Brooks today thanked Bradford people for their help in raising money for treatment which could save her life. Karen and Garry Brooks said they were touched by the level of support for their daughter after

  • Trader is held in police raid on phone shop

    Police seized stolen mobile phones and a suspected 'ID changing' computer system during a raid on a Bradford shop. Officers swooped on Rainbow Video in Little Horton Lane as part of an ongoing campaign against street robberies in the area. Advertising

  • Funeral of manager in sailing tragedy

    The funeral was taking place today of a former Bradford man who died in a yachting accident in the Lake District. Father-of-five Michael Walker, 53, died after the yacht, called Hitchhiker, was blown over by freak gusts on Lake Windermere. He was dragged

  • Gay students plan to counter abuse

    Gay and lesbian students at Bradford University are staging an anti-homophobia week. The initiative comes after gay and lesbian students have been spat at and verbally abused at the Great Horton Road centre. One young woman had a brick thrown through

  • Man jailed abroad fights for his cash

    Bradford-born Asaf Darr is facing the daunting prospect of having to return to the foreign country where he was wrongly imprisoned for 18 months. Precious-metal trader Mr Darr, 46, and two Dutch colleagues were arrested in the Dominican Republic in November

  • Artwork for path unveiled

    New artworks which will be displayed along the Spen Valley Greenway have gone on display to the public at Cleckheaton Town Hall. The exhibition showcased 12 artists' initial proposals, and several of them will eventually be commissioned to produce their

  • Contracts probe after fiasco at roadworks

    A roadworks fiasco has sparked an inquiry into how Bradford Council manages its contracts. Council leader Councillor Margaret Eaton has demanded an internal investigation after an initial six-week programme to install two roundabouts in Cottingley, near

  • Down Memory Lane with Ian Dewhirst

    Here is an example of pre-war enterprise on the part of Leonard Hawkridge, who had Leonard's Stores in Bradford Street, made Leonard's Pure Ices in his cellar, and sold them round the neighbourhood from this three-wheeled cycle. His sister, Mrs Sarah

  • Jos a Mo - He's from Keighley

    Keighley actor Mo Manir banked on not getting muddy as he found himself tip-toeing through a game of rugby. He was one of five people from West Yorkshire chosen to star in a new Abbey National TV advertisement. Mo, 41, of Drake Street, Showfield, took

  • Brunswick are 'singing the shoes'

    Forget Pop Idol, just head to Brunswick Warehouse! The shoe retailer has hit the right note with staff in Keighley after introducing its own company song. Originally written as a joke, the 'Brunswick chant' has become quite a hit. Staff love it so much

  • Cougars: No surrender pledge

    COUGAR players have pledged there will be 'no surrender' against Hunslet on Sunday - after they hoisted the white flag in a spectacular second half collapse at Batley. After holding the Mount Pleasant side until moments before the half time hooter, they

  • Darts: Gary beats the World Champ

    KEIGHLEY darts champions Gary Thomspon and Mark Scott beat the new World Champion when the Embassy Darts Roadshow rolled into the area this week. Gary, who is the current Keighley & District Champion, took just 15 darts to see off the World Champion

  • Athletics: Hike bounces back in style

    YOUNG table tennis star Stephen Denny is celebrating his selection to take part in the Junior World Championships. Fifteen-year-old Stephen, a member of Oakbank Table Tennis Club, will compete with the English Schools Table Tennis Association team. The

  • School athletes in national cross country

    Oakbank students took part in the English Schools cross-country championships last weekend, but found conditions difficult. Laura Greenham produced the best local performance of the day finishing in 110th place in the senior girls event, which saw almost

  • Table Tennis: World date for Steve

    YOUNG table tennis star Stephen Denny is celebrating his selection to take part in the Junior World Championships. Fifteen-year-old Stephen, a member of Oakbank Table Tennis Club, will compete with the English Schools Table Tennis Association team. The

  • 'Hitler's Games' memories for sale

    A Keighley woman's sporting legacy, and priceless piece of British history, is to go under the hammer on Tuesday. The auction is to take place following the discovery of an incredible collection of memorabilia belonging to Marian Wharton, who was a member

  • Graeme is picked to bowl for England

    A Haworth man is bowled over after discovering he has been selected to play in the World Games Special Olympics next year. Graeme Cunningham, 33, from Brow Road, has been picked for the British ten pin bowling squad and hopes to travel to Dublin next

  • Couple tell of cruise ship drama

    A Laycock couple were among hundreds of holidaymakers left high and dry when their ship ran aground off the Cuban coast. John and Marion Wood, of Laycock Lane, were on the last leg of a Latin American cruise aboard the Black Prince, to celebrate their

  • Flossie of the Brontes

    A photograph of a dog, hidden among archives for decades at the Bront Parsonage Museum in Haworth, is believed to be Anne Bronte's pet spaniel, Flossie. It is likely to have been taken in the late 1840s, before Anne's death in 1849, and in the very early

  • Silentnight factory closure shock

    Plans by a furnishings giant to close its Keighley factory, with a loss of 220 jobs, have sent shock waves through the town. And the company has been criticised for failing to seek outside help in a bid to stay in Keighley. Silentnight Furniture last

  • Family calls for an end to killings

    The family of a teenager murdered in an execution-style hit have appealed for an end to the reign of violence on Keighley's streets. In the six months since Yasser Hussain Nazir was gunned down on the forecourt of a petrol station, three other young Asians

  • Raiders threaten guard with sword

    Masked raiders threatened a night watchman with a Samurai-type sword and tied him up in a robbery on an engineering plant on Sunday night. The two raiders punched him, trussed him up with electrical cable and fled in a stolen car after breaking into the

  • Railway's 'meals on wheels' is a big hit

    Customers have been so pleased with a steam railway dining train that a waiting list has had to be established to keep bookings on track. Bosses at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway say that interest in their Mother's Day luncheon train was so great

  • Asylum seekers rescued from blaze

    Keighley fire crews rescued a family of six asylum seekers from a blaze in a ninth floor flat at the weekend. Fire engines were rushed to Delph House on Parkwood Rise on Saturday night after a fire had started in a bedroom. But before rescue services

  • College is awarded IiP status

    Bradford College, the largest in West Yorkshire, has gained the Investors In People title. The title was gained after it completed its 18 month action plan to gain accreditation. Bradford College, which employs 2,000 staff, had to submit its bid for the

  • International day unites women

    International Women's Day celebrations triumphed in Keighley and succeeded in uniting women of all backgrounds. Chairman of Powerful Whispers Christine Grayson says: "The event at the Sangat Centre went very well and was steadily busy. About 120 people

  • Tribute to a local hero

    Among the hundreds of uniform white graves, one in particular caught Iain and Joyce Hewitt's attention. They had travelled from Keighley to Flesquieres Hill, a British War cemetery in France, for personal reasons and stumbled across the grave of a young

  • Research leads to quicker cancer treatment

    People suffering one of the most common cancers could live longer, thanks to groundbreaking work by a doctor at Airedale Hospital. Research by Dr Peter Turkington, a specialist registrar, has led to new guidelines designed to help doctors spot lung cancer

  • On This Day

    In 1877, the first Test match took place between Australia and England in Melbourne. In 1909, G. S. Selfridge opened the first department store in London. In 1966, singer Tom Jones won a Grammy for Best New Artist. From the Telegraph & Argus of March

  • Hospital is one of the best

    Airedale Hospital has been rated one of Britain's top hospitals in a new survey. The 610-bed hospital, which has an average of 26 doctors and 98 nurses per 100 beds, was ranked in the top 16 hospitals in Britain with eight stars out of a possible ten

  • Brothers return to living time warp

    Two brothers took a trip down memory lane on Monday when they visited Keighley for the first time in 62 years Clive and Colin Jones, the sons of former Keighley rugby star Wyndham Watkin Jones, left Keighley in 1940 and had not been back since. The brothers

  • Thomas is still on track

    Despite the problems faced my many rail travellers recently, Thomas the tank engine still managed to make it into Bront country over a week early. Thomas will be running on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway this weekend. Entertainment for the children

  • Nessfield band is in harmony

    A newly formed school band hit a high note when it performed in concert for the first time. The 20 members of Nessfield Primary School band, aged eight to 11, performed for an appreciative audience of parents and classmates. Since the schools' re-organisation

  • Soccer tournament is a winner

    The Lord Mayor of Bradford was on hand to present trophies at a junior football tournament. The tournament, which was organised by Cathy Liddle and Sue Hellewell of Guard House Primary School, was aimed at 'Challenging Racism through Sport'. Eight schools

  • Crime but no punishment

    Sixth form students at Greenhead High School found themselves on the wrong side of the law recently. But their criminal deeds and misdemeanours were all committed for a good reason. A group of 22 upper and lower sixth form students acted out a number

  • Hel;ping to find the next Kewell

    Leeds United have been training the children of Oxenhope Primary School to become football stars of the future. The school is taking part in a course of five coaching sessions provided by the Premiership club. School PE Co-ordinator Cathy Smith said:

  • Hothfield play their cards right

    Pupils at Silsden's Hothfield School have combined art, literacy and technology to win double recognition from Education Bradford. The projects were part of Education Bradford's launch week, which officially started the £360 million ten-year contract

  • How can this chaos be solved?

    News that Council leader Margaret Eaton has called for an investigation into the delay in completing roadworks in Cottingley New Road is welcome but already well overdue. For what seems a simple matter of road realignment and widening, the work has taken

  • 'This is no time for boo-boys'

    Boo-boy target Wayne Jacobs today urged fans to back City to the hilt in tomorrow's critical relegation clash at Rotherham. Jacobs felt the wrath of a section of supporters after his mistake led to the final goal in the 3-1 home defeat against Birmingham

  • Bower has chance to earn new deal

    Mark Bower has been handed the chance to win himself a new contract. The 21-year-old keeps his place in the middle of City's defence for a potentially bruising afternoon at Rotherham tomorrow. And Bower - one of seven players whose deals are up in the