• Dead woman is just a statistic

    THE death of a young person is incredibly sad - but imagine dying and no-one caring enough to claim your body. Six months ago a young woman was found dead in a stream on Penyghent, near Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and despite the best efforts of the local

  • Bulldozed by Rhinos

    Bradford Bulls 12 Leeds Rhinos 42 All the king's horses and all the king's men better report for duty. They'll certainly be needed to stitch the fragile Bulls back together again after Brian Noble's already patched-up side were ruthlessly ripped to shreds

  • Furious Noble suffers ref rage

    Bulls coach Brian Noble admitted he was baffled by referee Karl Kirkpatrick's display as defending Super League champions Leeds Rhinos romped to a record 42-12 victory at Odsal last night. Noble stopped short of singling out Kirkpatrick's inept and at

  • Put this city on the right track

    There will be no partying in Bradford over rail operator GNER's decision to celebrate the renewal of its contract for main-line rail travel from this region with the cancellation of one of our two direct trains to London. It is disheartening news not

  • On This Day

    In 1306, Robert Bruce was crowned King of Scotland. In 1876, the first international foot-ball match took place between Scot-land and Wales. Scotland won 4-0. In 1958, Elvis Presley got a regulation short back and sides haircut from an army barber. From

  • Trouser-splitting Proby returns

    Ask about famous former Haworth residents and most people's thoughts would immediately turn to those literary sisters. But another one-time resident of the Bront village, who was a legend in his own right, is returning to the region. Sixties' teen idol

  • Hospital kept quiet about MRSA

    A pensioner who contracted MRSA in Airedale Hospital was discharged to a residential home for the elderly without his family being told he had contracted the superbug. Frank Priestley, who is suffering from the early stages of dementia, was moved to Bradford

  • Jobs axe falls at college

    Up to 50 lecturers' jobs are set to go at Keighley College as it struggles with a £1 million shortfall. But college principal David Gates insisted the move was part of an ambitious plan to provide the best possible service for students at a new £25 million

  • Yobs on the rampage

    Vandals have gone on the rampage at a school destroying hours of work put in by members of an award-winning gardening club. In a number of incidents over a period of several days at Haworth Primary School, the greenhouse was damaged, bulbs stolen, plants

  • New buyer sought for troubled print firm

    A BARNOLDSWICK company has gone into administration resulting in 65 redundancies. Administrators have been appointed by the court to take over print communications company cp3I Ltd - formerly known as Carrprint - on Calf Hall Road. Administrators from

  • Craven gives a warm welcome to royal visitor

    PRINCE Charles received a warm welcome when he arrived in Clapham on Tuesday. He heard about residents' efforts to make the village more appealing in the aftermath of the foot and mouth crisis and then launched a £1 million Donate to the Dales Appeal.

  • Mum explains why her family is very precious

    A BRADLEY mother has spoken about the emotional rollercoaster of undergoing IVF treatment after her husband had cancer. The highs and lows of undergoing the treatment were highlighted by Emma and Alistair Harrison when they featured in the ITV programme

  • Let battle of the bands commence

    Fourteen local bands will compete in junior and senior sections during Keighley's Battle of the Bands next month. This week we look at more of the groups preparing to take to the stage at Victoria Hall on April 2. Breaking up is not hard to do for Keighley

  • Dalesfolk: Karen Slater

    AT the age of 42, when most mothers are beginning to dream of putting their feet up, Karen Slater had - to my way of thinking - a somewhat odd way of spending a nice day out. She would run up the 3,561 feet of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England

  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - In answer to Mr Hudson's letter in the Keighley News, Friday, March 18. As an old fashioned, retired nurse I have to disagree with the PS in his letter. Every time I have to visit in the hospital I am disgusted at the state of the corridors and

  • Look who's going back to school!

    Successful lung-transplant boy Reece Walker-Sharpe is going back to school. The eight-year-old can barely wait to catch up with his lessons and friends just two months after an operation to save his life. Reece, from Dudley Hill, Bradford, has amazed

  • 'We're having a right royal knees-up'

    Bradford's Elaine and Ian may be sharing the same wedding day as London's Charles and Camilla but the similarities between the two celebrations will end there. While the heir to the throne and Camilla Parker Bowles will enjoy a wedding feast funded by

  • Rugby Union: Crusaders clock up Shield win

    Pocklington 24 Keighley 31 - This much postponed Yorkshire Shield first round tie at Pocklington was always likely to be a testing challenge. The hosts have enjoyed a successful season, currently lying in third place in Yorkshire League Two. In the event

  • Rugby League: Town have champagne on ice

    Keighley Town 32 Dudley Hill 15 - Keighley Town ran out worthy winners in a hard fought victory over promotion rivals Bradford Dudley Hill. It was the visitors who started the brightest, they scored 2 early tries in the first 5 minutes to leave Town stunned

  • Soccer: Junior round-up

    Long Lee Under-11s produced one of their best displays of the season to beat Otley 1-0. After a goalless first half Long Lee stepped up a gear and, after Matthew Stowell hit the crossbar with a header, Rhys Palmer followed up to drill home the rebound

  • Soccer: Keighley Supplementary Cup

    An Anthony Foulger strike was the difference as Steeton edged past local rivals Silsden to claim a place in the Keighley Supplementary Cup Final on 18th April with Cross Hills. In a game played in summer like conditions it was Silsden who took the game

  • Soccer: Sunday Alliance League

    PREMIER DIVISION CUP Semi-Final 2nd Leg Stanbury Park Rangers 0, New Variety Club 2 (Variety win 5-2 on aggregate) - Both teams started nervously with midfields battling for domination and it was Stanbury, trailing 3-2 from the first leg who took the

  • Cycling: Robbo is on a high

    Matthew Robinson riding for All Terrain Cycles achieved his highest finish of the road season so far in the Danum Trophy over 60 miles at Brampton, South Yorkshire, on Sunday. He captured second place after 10 laps of the hard undulating course. Alead

  • Athletics: It's Rosie ahead on the fells

    THE first round of the English Junior Fell Running Championships took play on Pendle Hill last weekend, with over 140 runners taking part. Keighley & Craven Athletic Club had several athletes taking part with 10-year-old Rosie Hellawell the star of

  • Mary makes it three Yorkshire titles for Skipton

    A VIRTUOSO performance by Mary Wilkinson brought Skipton Athletics Club its third Yorkshire title of the year when she triumphed in the Yorkshire Half-Marathon Championship last Sunday at Ackworth, near Pontefract (writes Roger Ingham). Completing the

  • Reds bid to reach Yorkshire Shield semi-final

    SKIPTON finally play their long-awaited Yorkshire Shield quarter-final match at Heath tomorrow (3pm). Heath are currently in the league above the Reds, but are struggling near the foot of the table. The Sandylands outfit will feel capable of progressing

  • Letters to the editor

    Don't lose faith in the health service SIR - May I congratulate John Greenwood who in his letter "Our super NHS" (T&A, March 16) uses the word "currently" in the context of free at the moment. How about if the free NHS became 'all users to pay for

  • Craven through the years

    100 years ago THE annual parish meeting at Embsay was a fiasco said the Herald. It explained that there were two schools in the village, one Church of England and the other used mostly by Nonconformists although there were other denominations. But the

  • Looking to the future

    Doncaster Rovers 1 Bradford City 1 The big news came four hours before kick-off when Marc Bridge Wilkinson penned a two-year deal. City made sure there would be no summer bunfight for their man of the moment by signing him outright. It may prove to be

  • Police call for end to forced marriage

    Police were this week calling for forced marriages to be made a specific criminal offence in a move welcomed by Keighley MP Ann Cryer. Currently families who compel their children to marry can be charged only with offences such as assault or kidnap. Officers

  • Tsunami horror shocks Charlie

    A Keighley man who was born in India has spoken of his distress after witnessing first-hand the impact of the tsunami tragedy. Charlie Bhowmick visited the seaside resort of Cherai Beach during a fortnight-long trip to southern India. The normally idyllic

  • Bus service to be slashed after funding dries up

    AN award-winning rural transport initiative which operates a daily bus service from Clitheroe to Settle is to be cut dramatically due to the lack of funding. The Bowland Transit is operated by Lancashire County Council and was launched in April 2003 by

  • Campaigners urged to keep up the pressure

    THE inclusion of Kildwick level crossing in the district's future transport plans has been welcomed by councillors. It includes plans to bridge the crossing and introduce a railway station. The crossing is just one of four major schemes to be included

  • Local actress prepares for debut in racy TV drama

    VIEWERS tuning into top ITV1 drama Footballers' Wives on Thursday can expect to see home-grown talent, Elaine Glover. Twenty-two-year-old Elaine, who is from Skipton, plays an au pair who looks after Tanya and Conrad's baby. She is a good time girl who

  • Cat owner devastated by pet's brutal death

    A CAT lover from Gargrave has been left heartbroken after her cat was found severely injured, possibly after a brutal attack. Angela Underwood, of Neville Road, told the Herald that her 11-year-old cat Jasper had been found dead by a group of local boys

  • Canalside site set to be released for housing

    CRAVEN District Council is poised to release council-owned land to build affordable homes for local people. Land between the Horse Close estate in Skipton and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal is likely to be developed as a site for affordable housing to buy

  • Out: This week

    Out of town: Alhambra Theatre, Bradford: musical Jesus Christ Superstar (tonight/tomorrow); Birmingham Royal Ballet in Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet (Tuesday-Saturday). Phone 01274 132000. Burnley Mechanics: National Blues Festival (tonight-Sunday).

  • Sixties band hop for F.A.B reviews

    The Big Bang take their hard-edged 60s covers to the Bridge Tavern, Bradford, tomorrow, Oxenhope Social Club on April 2, and Keighley's New Variety Club on April 9. The Keighley band's new CD entitled FAB is out now, and will be officially launched at

  • Union to be vocal at Skipton

    A spring recital by Keighley Vocal Union will feature a double bill of music by Haydn and Karl Jenkins. The celebrated Kettledrum Mass and The Armed Man, popular on radio station Classic FM, will be performed in on April 16. Bradford Chamber Orchestra

  • The Curmudgeon

    WITH the first Easter trippers beginning to trickle into the dale earlier in the week, one particular visitor was not all that welcome. Although, as it turned out, we were pretty lucky to have him. The Inspector, who is in fact a Detective Inspector,

  • Vital bus service under threat

    SIR - It is with great regret that I must report the imminent end on May 21 - unless we can change minds - of the Clitheroe-Settle B10 bus which has run for two years through the villages of Ribblesdale. This service ties those former parts of Yorkshire

  • Historic building to become apartments

    A building which once housed one of Bradford's oldest businesses is to be converted into apartments. Bradford developers Khan and Kahn have bought the former H R Jackson china shop in Darley Street. They plan to convert the upper floor into apartments

  • Window cleaner falls to his death

    A window cleaner plummeted to his death after falling from a block of flats. The man died yesterday morning after the fall from the fifth floor of a six-storey block of flats in Ilkley. What should have been a day of celebration for residents of the 21

  • Textile workers seek better rates of pay

    Workers in Bradford's wool textile firms are demanding better rates of pay amid reports of a revival in the fortunes of the industry. Negotiations got underway in Bradford yesterday between the Transport & General Workers' Union (T&G) and the

  • Fury as London link cut to one a day

    Rail operator GNER was today urged to rethink its decision to axe one of only two direct daily rail services between Bradford and London. Keighley MP Ann Cryer, who yesterday joined a union protest in London against the impact of rail privatisation, led

  • Boxing: Liam lifts a double

    YORKSHIRE Schools boxing finalist Liam O'Reilly has clocked up a sparkling double for Keighley Boxing Club. The 16-year-old conceded both weight and experience to Ray Batty from Boston, Lincolnshire in a contest at Nottingham, but he boxed impeccably

  • Table Tennis: Keighley & District League

    Embassy 'A' are Champions of the Keighley & District Table Tennis League. That much was confirmed as a result of their 9-1 home victory against Nelson Nomads in their final match of the season which puts them 20 points clear of Nemesis 'A'. In theory

  • Rugby League: Junior round-up

    Dewsbury Celtic 44 Cubs Under 14's 8 - Missing several key players the Cubs struggled to find their rhythm against a very efficient and well organised Celtic team. However they held their own in the first half going in to the break only eight points adrift

  • Soccer: Girls victory

    Keighley Ladies pulled off a 3-1 win over Republica to book their place int he next round of the cup. After a solid opening period with defences controlling the game, Keighley struck with Becky Granger testing the keeper from 40-yards. She unleashed an

  • Soccer: Craven League

    Oxenhope Rec made it seven straight wins with a sparkling display against Cononley. It took two minutes for star man Dan Moriarty to smack the ball into the roof of the net from 20 yards after good work from Simon Knaggs. After five minutes it was 2-0

  • Soccer: Silsden's cup dream dies

    Cammell Laird 1, Silsden 0 - Stand-in goalkeeper Chris Wheater misjudged a shot from the League's leading scorer in the fifth minute of Silsden's cup second-leg clash - but he recovered to produce a series of outstanding saves and keep the tie still alive

  • Cougars: Ashy springs goal kick surprise

    London Skolars 16, Cougars 41 - MATT FOSTER raced in for a classy opening try as Cougars launched a storming first half performance. Skolars handed them the opportunity on a plate when their opening kick-off went out on the full. From the resulting penalty

  • Soccer: Minors miss out

    Keighley Minor lost 1-0 in their vital match with Harrogate on Wednesday evening. Keighly domintated the game but could not make their chances tell. A draw would have been enough to see them through but Harrogate scored midway through the second half.

  • Rugby League: Girls get county call

    Cougar Wildcats have been selected to play for Yorkshire. The Cubs' girls squad have had players selected for the county Under-16 and Under-14 squads. The girls (pictured above) are (from left) Jade Carlton (15), Rebecca Whitley (13), Bridie Reeves (15

  • Cougars: Stars of the future

    INTERNATIONAL youth teams form England and France are set to put on a display of top class rugby at Cougar Park on Tuesday evening. The England Under-16s schoolboys team is largely made up of players who are already on the books of Super League teams

  • Hodge has key role for Oxford heavyweights

    CRAVEN'S Andy Hodge takes his place in the heaviest ever crew for the 151st Boat Race this Sunday. The former Upper Wharfedale School pupil, from Hebden, lines up as strokeman for Oxford in a crew weighing an average of 15 stone 7lbs per man - one and

  • Keeping yobs at bay

    In just about every area of the town and surrounding villages there's a number of young people who are running wild. The vandalism -- ranging from the petty to the downright life-threateningly dangerous -- is leading to justifiable discontentment among