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  • Speeding

    RESIDENTS of a quiet road in Guiseley are demanding that action is taken to slow speeding drivers. Despite being narrow and full of bends, Thorpe Lane is used as something of a race track, with most travelling far in excess of the 30 mph speed limit.

  • As Ilkley lose out to frost yet again its a busy time

    Ilkley's vital league fixture with bottom of the table Pocklington was called off on Friday evening when a hard frozen pitch made staging the match apparently impossible. The forecast was for continuing cold and snow. As it happened, despite the pitch

  • Ilkley have to fight back after Spa take the initiative

    Spa Athletic 1, Ilkley AFC 1 Another hard-earned point for the Booth's sponsored Ilkley AFC who once again allowed the home team to take the lead before dominating the game for long periods. However, Spa also managed to miss a penalty in the first-half

  • Ilkley Reserves extend their unbeaten run to 13 games

    Ilkley Reserves 6, Tockwith Reserves 0 Another comprehensive victory made it 13 games unbeaten for the Guyson sponsored Ilkley Reserves who passed the 60 goal mark for the season with this 6-0 drubbing of Tockwith. Having been held to a 0-0 draw by their

  • Ladies stay top of table

    Ben Rhydding Ladies 3, Driffield Ladies 0 Ben Rhydding Ladies maintained top spot in the Northern Premier League with an emphatic, if unconvincing, victory against visiting Driffield. After a lengthy break from league fixtures the Ilkley side were unable

  • Bracken Ghyll course stand up

    Bracken Ghyll: Weather conditions during January have varied between Arctic and monsoon but the course has stood up well and all competitions are on schedule with no backlog. Robert Hosier followed up his January Monthly Medal win by taking the Monthly

  • That's rich! Ilkley is Yorkshire's Millionaires' Row

    More than 100 millionaires live in Ilkley making it one of the richest towns in the country, according to a new survey. Figures show there are 112 millionaires living in the town - the same as in upmarket Poole in Dorset. And it is one of the few places

  • Harry Potter and a lizard wheeze

    A menagerie of Bradford animals has had a starring role in the latest Harry Potter film. Bradford couple Doreen and Richard Brook supplied reptiles for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as well as last year's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Homes plan for hospital

    A developer plans to build about 250 homes, a school and offices on the site of a Victorian hospital despite traffic-congestion fears. London-based Raven Group is hoping to develop the sprawling High Royds Hospital in Menston into a housing estate which

  • Tax fears as police cash rises

    West Yorkshire Police has been granted a five per cent increase to its budget to tackle crime. But a police authority member warned today that Council Tax bills would have to go up next year to avoid cutbacks to the number of beat bobbies. The Government

  • Chance for young stars to shine

    Youngsters will get the chance to shine when a hit TV talent show comes to Bradford. A stage version of ITV's Stars In Their Eyes is on the look-out for children aged between eight and 16 to audition for the show which begins its national tour at St George's

  • Refugee tailor was a cut above the rest

    Tributes were today paid to a well-known master tailor who ran a business in the Bradford district for more than 35 years. Pawlo Walowka, who has died aged 80 at his home in Shipley, followed his dream to set up a tailoring shop after he came to England

  • New boys make their mark in Chorley win

    Chorley 2,Guiseley 3 Their first goals in a Guiseley shirt for striker Alan Bailey and centre-back Jon Wordsworth extended Guiseley's unbeaten run to eight matches. They took the spoils in a hard-fought win at Victory Park on Saturday. Prior to the game

  • Snooker star Hunter returns to his roots

    FROM practising as a 13 year-old at The Manor Club in Yeadon to defending his Benson and Hedges Masters title this week at Wembley World No 9 snooker player Paul Hunter has not changed a lot. Perhaps not as shy as he was back then and obviously more accomplished

  • Letters to the Editor

    'Alliance exists in spite of denials' SIR, Readers may well be under the impression that the content of your report concerning Otley Civic Centre was written with the full knowledge of all who were mentioned in your report. Please therefore permit me

  • Motorists struggle in inch of snow

    Motorists in and around Ilkley struggled with treacherous conditions after just one inch of snow this week - while Bradford Council insisted it had delivered a 'Rolls-Royce' service. Relatively light snow flurries on Monday caused a major headache for

  • Tributes paid to well-known stalwart Jeff

    THE town is mourning the death of the one of the well-known stalwarts of the local Royal British Legion branch. Jeffrey (Jeff) Hunter, 76, has died suddenly after a long illness. He was born in Wetherby, the youngest of three children. His father's job

  • Council money pushes skate park towards halfway mark

    A campaign to build Ilkley's own skateboard park has taken a huge leap forward - thanks to a £15,000 grant from Bradford Council. Pipedream, the charity behind the project, already has £5,000 in the bank thanks to the generosity of local individuals,

  • It's going to be a big farewell for the famous institution

    It will be the end of an era when the doors of High Royds Hospital finally close but staff are determined to make it a memorable occasion. The former West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum first opened in 1888 and on February 25 the doors will be closed on

  • Victims urged to unite in bid to sue taxi company

    VICTIMS left stranded by the collapse of an Ilkley taxi firm are being urged to club together to sue for their money back. Many customers lost money following the collapse of Skyline Atlanta, a company specialising in taking people to and from airports

  • Publishing firm signs major deal

    Bradford-based publishing firm Emerald has signed a major deal with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS). The international organisation, which is based in the UK, serves the purchasing and supply sectors. Emerald, which has a portfolio

  • Young engineers can get head start

    The engineering sector is to get a helping hand from the University of Bradford. The institution is urging sixth-form students looking to gain hands-on experience in the industry to apply for its Headstart residential course. The course, which kicks off

  • Stairlift firm is heading for the top!

    In 1991 a business was set up in a cramped terraced block on Bradford's Sackville Street. The firm was founded with one aim - to help people who struggled with stairs. Today, Acorn Stairlifts boasts that it is selling tens of thousands of its products

  • On This Day

    In 1952, King George VI died. In 1958, Manchester United footballers died in the Munich air crash disaster. In 1982, the Telegraph & Argus Saturday edition appeared in a tabloid format. From the Telegraph & Argus of February 6th, 1978... The Belgian

  • Top rank printing placing

    The Bradford printing division of greeting cards giant Hallmark has been ranked in the top 50 of a new survey which lists the 500 biggest printing firms in the UK. The division, which used to be called Unique Images, is based on Dawson Lane. The firm

  • Bad news for the criminals

    It can sometimes be difficult for the police to secure a conviction - not because they haven't prepared their case thoroughly but because vital witnesses decide against giving evidence. This can happen when the witnesses feel intimidated - not necessarily

  • Investigation reopened into woods murder

    A MURDER investigation into a body found in an Otley wood has been reopened after a convicted killer received two more life sentences. Dangerous sexual sadist John Taylor, the convicted murderer of teenager Leanne Tiernan, is serving four life sentences

  • Wharfedale's peace protesters prepare to march on London

    WHARFEDALE peace protesters will join thousands at a national rally against the war in Iraq in London next weekend. So far, two coach loads of people will make their way from Otley to London for the Stop the War Rally in Hyde Park on Saturday next week

  • A Calamity to miss this

    YOUNG stars are taking to the boards this week for the all dancing, all singing smash Calamity Jane. Some 60 students from Otley's Prince Henry's Grammar School have been getting down all week for the wild west musical. Calamity Jane will be playing at

  • A Calamity to miss this

    YOUNG stars are taking to the boards this week for the all dancing, all singing smash Calamity Jane. Some 60 students from Otley's Prince Henry's Grammar School have been getting down all week for the wild west musical. Calamity Jane will be playing at

  • Concern as police face shake-up

    Policing in the area faces a massive shake-up as the six Leeds police divisions are rearranged in to just four. Weetwood police division, which takes in Otley, Wharfedale, Aireborough and Horsforth, is set to become part of a new division with Pudsey

  • Community is the key for new officer

    Community policing is one of the most effective ways of cracking crime, according to the newly appointed Community Police Officer for the area. Inspector Mark Hartley has replaced Andy Oddy and he hopes to continue the work already started across Otley

  • Councillor calls for cameras to enforce bends speed limit

    A new 40mph speed limit introduced along Manor Park bends this week must be enforced by using speed cameras. That was the argument put forward by Ilkley district and parish Councillor Anne Hawkesworth at this week's meeting of Ilkley Parish Council. Coun

  • Harry Potter is a wizard way to spell out the gospel

    A village church is hoping to fill the pews - via the Hogwarts Express. JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels, about a boy who goes to a school for wizards, have inspired themed services at Burley-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church. They include dramatised readings

  • Council tax bills are set to soar

    COUNCIL Tax payers in Burley and Menston face an 11.5 per cent hike in their bills this year. Bradford Council is considering increasing its proportion of the bill by 8.9 per cent -more than three times the rate of inflation. On top of that, the West

  • Thieves leave man in hospital

    A man was attacked in Rawdon when he tried to stop a gang of thieves from stealing his car. The man sustained a head injury and concussion and was kept in hospital for a night after the attack in Layton Lane at 5pm on Saturday, February 1. The man had

  • Bikers riding the Wharfedale TT 'destroy' village life

    VILLAGERS are calling for action against bikers who have turned their village into a version of the notorious Isle of Mann TT Race. Hundreds of high powered motorbikes steam through Farnley and Norwood during the summer on their way to the Dales on a

  • It's going to be a big farewell for the famous institution

    It will be the end of an era when the doors of High Royds Hospital finally close - but staff are determined to make it a memorable occasion. The former West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum first opened in 1888 and on February 25 the doors will be closed

  • Ambitious plans aim to restore historic bridge

    AMBITIOUS plans to restore Otley Bridge and build a new footbridge have been launched by town councillors. As part of its £244,600 budget for next year, the council is to commission a feasibility study looking at the bridge and the possibility of a completely

  • Otley group hope EP will be a big hit

    Otley four-piece Juxtaposition have their sights set on stardom as they prepare for the release of their debut EP The band, made up of two sets of brothers, Will Saunders, 20, Lee Mallinson, 19, Jonie Saunders, 18, and James Mallinson, 17, are also booked

  • Wolves earn Bulls' respect

    Brian Noble today warned: Underestimate the Wolves at your peril. Last year the Bulls were beaten 17-4 by Leeds at this stage of the Challenge Cup, coming off the back of their World Club Challenge victory over Newcastle Knights. Skipper Robbie Paul,

  • Patterson wants Eagles revenge

    When Gary Moorby suffered his debut thrashing at the hands of the Sheffield Eagles, Lee Patterson was there. But unlike the majority of the lads who will be running out for revenge on Sunday in the Challenge Cup fourth round, the forward was on the right

  • Stiff opposition too much for Australia

    Former Batley Grammar School pupil David Stiff enhanced his chances of a Yorkshire debut this season with a stunning bowling performance for England in their third under-19s Test against Australia in Sydney. The 18-year-old paceman, who stands 6ft 5in

  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - Sal Lal (T&A, January 31) is way out of touch with reality if he thinks that Judge Gillick will be the only person disappointed with the rioters' reduced sentences. This Muslim writer is disappointed, as are many other Muslims of integrity living

  • Forrest pulls up trees as he proves a winner for City

    DANNY Forrest was the toast of Bradford City fans everywhere after netting his first senior goal in Saturday's Nationwide Division One game against Ipswich Town. It was a dream home league debut for the 18 year-old from Burley-in-Wharfedale. Just a few

  • Ilkley karate students are top of the class

    Students from Ilkley Karate Club had plenty to celebrate at the recent grading examinations held at the Ben Rhydding Methodist Church in Ilkley. Forty-three children were graded by Sensei Stan Knighton (8th Dan) a former world and European Champion. Sensei

  • The Orienteers brave the mud

    More than 250 runners braved the mud and the sleet to take part in Airienteers event at Middleton Woods near Ilkley. This was a Colour-Coded orienteering event which meant that runners could choose courses of varying distances and technical difficulty

  • Kelly nets all four as Ben Rhydding win

    BEN Rhydding men's first team continued their excellent run at the top of the league with this narrow 4-3 win over Sheffield Hallam. All four of the Ben Rhydding goals were scored by Australian super striker Dan Kelly. Ben Rhydding lls 1, Boston Spa 1

  • Operation hold-ups to be cut for 6,000

    An £8 million hospital scheme to create new wards and theatres will slash waiting times for thousands of patients. Two extra wards and two theatres will be created at Bradford Royal Informary - adding 56 beds - to ease pressure on the over-stretched hospital

  • Building society in big cash blunder

    A Bradford-based building society that wrongly overcharged mortgage holders millions of pounds in repayments apologised today for the "decidedly embarrassing" error. Monthly payments were accidentally withdrawn twice from 25,000 homeowners' accounts due

  • Crime scene visit in search for gunman

    The detective leading the hunt for the killers of Tasawar Hussain took his team out of murder HQ and onto the streets to view for themselves the spot where the he was gunned down. Around 40 officers took a break from reading the hundreds of statements

  • Kimberley's guest surprise at school

    Chart-topping singer Kimberley Walsh stunned pupils at a school radio launch by making a guest appearance with her sister Sally. The Girls Aloud star, and former pupil at Beckfoot School, Bingley, who is pictured with some of the youngsters, wowed the

  • Reserves help balance books

    Hospital chiefs have dipped into capital reserves to prop up an ailing bank balance. Cash intended for maintaining buildings at Airedale General Hospital near Steeton, has been moved to its revenue account so Airedale NHS Trust, which manages the hospital

  • Campaign to help robbery witnesses

    Robbery witnesses who play a vital role in catching criminals will get support through a pilot project in Bradford. Victim Support in West Yorkshire has teamed up with the force's Major Crime Unit for the Street Crime Project. The scheme extends the help

  • Forrest pulls up trees as he proves a winner for City

    DANNY Forrest was the toast of Bradford City fans everywhere after netting his first senior goal in Saturday's Nationwide Division One game against Ipswich Town. It was a dream home league debut for the 18 year-old from Burley-in-Wharfedale. Just a few

  • Third placed Orrell see off Otley's challenge

    Orrell 42,Otley 8 With no clubhouse, razed to the ground some months ago, and no efforts from the home officials, who were never in evidence, to organise any hospitality, the Otley supporters found themselves back home from Orrell much before they usually

  • Wharfeside and Milford enjoy friendly

    Otley Wharfeside 3, Milford 3 This league fixture was played as a friendly, when at kick-off time it became clear there was no referee. Lee Travis stepped into the breach to referee his first and last game! Otley's squad was depleted with Pel Jackson

  • Weather hits the Triangle League programme

    MANY games involving Wharfedale Triangle league teams were postponed on Sunday due to the poor weather conditions. Both West Riding FA County Sunday Trophy quarter-finals involving Triangle League teams were postponed. There were Keighley Athletic v Buttershaw

  • Pool unable to raise their game against the top flight Barwick

    Pool AFC 0, Barwick in Elmet 3 AFTER a series of league victories against bottom half opposition Pool failed to raise their game enough to cope with top flight Barwick in this West Yorkshire League divisional cup tie. Playing a 3-5-6 formation the home

  • Otliensians were unable to penetrate Leeds' defence

    Otliensians 0, Leeds Corinthians 10 Otliensians opened this Yorkshire Three encounter with high hopes of reversing their defeat by Corinthians at Middleton earlier in the season. They suffered some last minute changes with Matthew Payne suffering from

  • Musical helps to ease dad's war fears

    Rehearsing his part in the musical Me and My Girl is proving a welcome distraction for Peter Whitley as his son Jason prepares for a lead role in the potential war against Iraq. Mr Whitley, from Meadow Close, Harden, plays the leading man Bill Snibson

  • School earns special praise

    A Heckmondwike school is among seven in Kirklees to have been singled out for national praise as being good and improving schools. Fairfield Special School in Dale Lane is among only 32 highlighted in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region. More than 600

  • Letters to the Editor

    Ignorant businessmen are blamed Sir, - I have read with interest the continued problem of overcrowding on the Leeds to Ilkley trains, and, being a regular user of the rush-hour trains, I have found a simple solution to the problem. The answer is quite

  • Trust chiefs hit snag over future of hospital

    PROPOSALS to close Ilkley's Coronation Hospital have hit a snag with the news that alternative treatment space for services has disappeared. Local health service bosses were hoping to move some of the services from Coronation Hospital to an empty unit

  • Ilkley school is among best

    An Ilkley primary school has consolidated its Beacon status by being named as one of the country's most successful schools. Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School was singled out for praise in the annual report of HM Chief Inspector of Schools, David Bell

  • Don't go to war, boy urges Prime Minister

    Don't lead us into a war - that's the plea being made to Prime Minister Tony Blair by an eight-year-old boy from Burley-in-Wharfedale this week. Burley and Woodhead C of E Primary School pupil Nicholas Lockyer has been so worried about an impending US

  • Anger in village as housing scheme likely to go ahead

    PLANNERS look likely to give the go-ahead to a controversial housing development despite repeated objections from villagers. Member of Keighley Area Panel were today being recommended to approve the demolition of a house and the building of two new homes

  • Councillors angry over huge increases in Council Tax bills

    COUNCIL Tax payers in Ilkley, Burley and Menston face an 11.5 per cent hike in their bills this year. Bradford Council is considering increasing its proportion of the bill by 8.9 per cent - more than three times the rate of inflation. On top of that,

  • Fire chief slams 'scaremongering tactics'

    A West Yorkshire fire chief has hit back at claims that there will be cut backs in Wharfedale's fire service. Chief Fire Officer Phil Toase has dismissed claims that the fire talks could lead to job losses at Rawdon Fire Station, which covers Wharfedale

  • Villagers back campaign to save their pub

    A CAMPAIGN to save a village pub is winning strong support from local people, who fear the heart is being torn out of their community. Ben Rhydding residents suspect that time is being called on the Wheatley Hotel, which has been closed since June of

  • Council chooses its new leader

    Ilkley Parish Council has chosen its new leader elect for the coming year. Councillor Kate Brown was nominated for the post of chairman, which she has held before and will take up if re-elected in May, at this week's full council meeting. The vote became

  • Totty scoops new deals worth £5m

    Construction company Totty has signed three more major contracts with leisure giant Whitbread. The deals, worth a combined value of £5 million, will see the Bradford business work on a variety of projects for the firm. It will help construct a Brewsters

  • Relics of the past give a bright future to firm

    The future looks bright for an Ilkley firm which specialises in relics of the past. Redman Design, which helps museums with exhibitions, has seen a 65 per cent rise in turnover over the last 12 months - thanks largely to the rise in projects funded by

  • Financial firm ensures stage is set for community input

    Bradford-based financial services company Provident Financial has signed a two-year deal with West Yorkshire Playhouse to help bring theatre to the community. The firm has agreed to sponsor the Arts Development Unit until 2004, helping the Playhouse to

  • Recovery firm buys mobile HQ to travel in style

    A commercial disaster recovery firm in Skipton has invested in a new hi-tech coach. ISS Ark & General has made purchased the vehicle so it has a mobile headquarters for its disaster site co-ordination. The vehicle, which has a purpose-built office

  • Rawdon cutbacks denied by chief

    A West Yorkshire fire chief has hit back at claims that there will be cutbacks in Wharfedale's fire service. Chief Fire Officer Phil Toase has dismissed claims that the fire talks could lead to job losses at Rawdon Fire Station, which covers Wharfedale

  • Lives put in danger as cars are pelted

    Motorists' lives are in danger in Otley because of youths pelting cars with stones, rocks and other objects from a footbridge over a busy dual carriageway. Police have condemned the youngsters involved in at least four incidents in a matter of weeks.

  • Street shocked at murder as suspect is put under guard

    A Yeadon man is under guard at a hospital on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a quiet cul-de-sac. The man, who police have not been named, is currently receiving treatment at Leeds General Infirmary and is under police guard. The

  • Future of fair depends on you

    ADVENTUROUS plans to turn Otley Victorian Fayre into a four day event have been revealed. Some want to develop the one day pre-Christmas fayre into a four day spectacular featuring torch light processions, late night shopping and a fair. But unless it

  • Schoolboy writes to Prime Minister with plea to avoid a war

    Don't lead us into a war - that's the plea being made to Prime Minister Tony Blair by an eight-year-old boy from Burley-in-Wharfedale this week. Burley & Woodhead C of E Primary School pupil Nicholas Lockyer has been so worried about an impending

  • Action group launched to combat speeding traffic

    SPEEDING drivers are being targeted by a fed up Guiseley resident. Thorpe Lane resident David Beckwith fears it is a matter of time before someone is seriously injured by a speeding driver. And now, in a bid to force drivers to stick to the 30mph speed

  • Otley Show's 200th AGM takes place

    WHARFEDALE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: Notes of the minutes of the 200th Annual General Meeting held last Thursday. The Treasurer reported a surplus of just over £3,000 which was very reasonable given the bad weather and the absence of Cattle and Sheep. John

  • Family fast tracks to a £2 million success story

    AN Otley model car shop that started life in the corner of a newsagents has grown into a £2 million business empire In 1975 Howard and Sue Cliff bought a newsagent's shop in Gay Lane and two years later started selling aeroplane and boat kits as a sideline

  • Gimme five -- Law sets new target for survival

    Five more wins will secure City's place in Division One, boss Nicky Law insisted today. The Bantams are one of the hottest form teams as they pull clear of the relegation dogfight. Law's men have won five of their last seven games and with home clashes

  • Boycott plea to Bantams fans

    The Football Supporters Federation are today urging Bantams fans to boycott Saturday's clash with Wimbledon. With the Dons chairman Charles Koppel moving the Division Once club to Milton Keynes, many fans have chosen instead to support newly-formed side

  • Foster and Clarke end partnership

    Professional caddy Billy Foster from Bingley has parted company with Ryder Cup star Darren Clarke after seven-and-half years. The pair have travelled the world together for major tournaments including Ryder Cups, and Clarke says he had to make the most

  • Former Don well qualified to talk non-league

    Leicester's Director of Football will stand up after tonight's Bradford Park Avenue Sportsman Dinner at the Midland Hotel and regale the expectant throng with soccer anecdotes. No doubt cockney legend Dave "Harry" Bassett will entertain those present

  • More Letters to the Editor

    Ignorant businessmen are blamed Sir, - I have read with interest the continued problem of overcrowding on the Leeds to Ilkley trains, and, being a regular user of the rush-hour trains, I have found a simple solution to the problem. The answer is quite