• Rail plan

    STEAM train enthusiasts, locals and visitors will be rubbing their hands with anticipation at the prospect of Addingham once again appearing on the railway map of Britain. Although a railway line from Bolton Abbey to the village would be a long-term plan

  • Players slammed as club calls it a day

    Drighlington have resigned from the Bradford League. The Second Division club, who have been struggling throughout the close season to hang on to their players, have sent a letter to the league informing them of their decision. The League management committee

  • 'I'm primed for battle'

    Stuart Fielden wants to be the Bulls' 160-minute-man this Easter. The fiery prop - who tonight makes his 200th appearance for the club - is determined to play every minute of the Easter double-headers against Leeds and St Helens and, if he doesn't, coach

  • Some great young talent in Otley Youth Theatre

    Bod Shanks reviews 'Star Bores III - The Random Menace', performed by OY! Theatre at Otley Courthouse. OY! (Otley Youth) Theatre set out its stall with the title for its latest production - this just had to be a comedy! And, indeed, the title did not

  • Family bogged down as leak swamps garden

    A Rawdon family is counting the cost after a six-week water leak turned their garden into a quagmire. Engineers from Yorkshire Water finally located the source of the leak at the weekend - but not before four gardens in Harrogate Road, First Avenue and

  • Rag week is a splash hit for the teachers

    WET teachers, enormous doughnuts and boys dressed as girls went down a storm at Guiseley School's Rag Week. Organised by the Fieldhead Road school's sixth form, last week's fundraising bonanza raised a record breaking £3,033 for three charities. Believed

  • Yeadon Health Centre boost

    FINAL approval has been given for a new £3.5 million health centre for Yeadon - but with the condition that 12 more parking places are provided. Planners approved the scheme for the part two and part three storey centre at South View Road at the Plans

  • Relief as 14 Bramhope pupils get the school of their choice

    PARENTS in Bramhope are celebrating the news that 14 more pupils from the village are to be given places at Prince Henry's Grammar School. The families of 19 children from Bramhope Primary, plus several others who attend different schools, were told at

  • More cash needed for schools

    The restructuring of Bradford's schools from a three-tier to a two-tier system was the right thing to do, but for it to achieve its full potential for improvements in the education available to local youngsters much more government cash needs to be ploughed

  • Store vows to stick to old-style values

    Morrisons' new chief executive has vowed the supermarket giant will not be undergoing any dramatic changes to the way it operates - despite yesterday unveiling a major boardroom shake-up. Bob Stott, who had previously been joint managing director of the

  • Sports star Heidi beats all the odds

    "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." That is the motto of the Special Olympics and for Heidi Karaba, 34, she will be living up to it when she competes in the Special Olympics Great Britain Games in Glasgow from July 1 to

  • Inquest reveals details of RAF crash horror

    WIDOWS of ten servicemen killed when an RAF jet crashed in Iraq broke down yesterday as more traumatic details of the crash came to light. At a collective inquest, which was opened and adjourned in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, coroner David Masters explained

  • Trader's methods of egg production questioned

    AN Ilkley trader's bid to save his farm has sparked a controversy over methods of egg production. Peter Kitching, who sells eggs from The Hen Hut in Illkey car park two days a week will lose his home and business if a bid to build houses on his farm at

  • Bends speed cameras tested

    SPEED cameras put up to tackle speeding on an accident-hit road between Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale have now been unveiled and are being tested ready for use. Last week the Gazette revealed that West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership had agreed

  • Letters to the editor

    Scout groups deserve huge credit for stunning effort SIR, - If you were at Otley Methodist Hall on Saturday night you are already well aware of what a talented group of young people we have within the scout movement in Otley. If you weren't there, you

  • Letters to the Editor

    No easy answers to parking issue SIR, - For any group, concern or council to claim that it has the solution to increasing the parking capacity in Ilkley, suggests they are not in the real world. Ilkley, along with many other wealthy towns within this

  • Fisher clinches his seventh county half-marathon title

    In the ever-popular Ackworth Half Marathon which attracted a large field and Otley AC took a strong team to defend the Yorkshire Championship they had won 12 months previously over the same course. The race was won by Zachary Kilhara, of Birchfield Harriers

  • Otley are rested and ready to take on Rotherham

    FOLLOWING a blank Saturday Otley RUFC travel to Rotherham on Saturday hoping for a repeat performance of their 24-12 victory on Boxing Day at Cross Green. The South Yorkshire side has had something of a revival and now find themselves sixth in the league

  • Guiseley set for a make or break Easter programme

    Guiseley 2 Leek Town 1 AFTER picking up four points and extending their unbeaten run to 12 games Guiseley are still hopeful of making one of the UniBond promotion play-off spots. The make or break Easter programme will make the position clearer with Guiseley

  • Staff in major stride toward charity goal

    A woman is encouraging her workmates to put on their walking boots and stride out in memory of her grandfather. Kim Foster, 24, an executive at Emerald Publishing Limited in Manningham, will be setting out on the Telegraph & Argus supported Shipley

  • Historic fairground to close in autumn

    An historic Shipley fairground is to close at the end of the season. Alan Breeze, the manager of Shipley Glen pleasure ground, on Prod Lane, has announced he will close the business on September 4. He and his wife Wendy have been running the attraction

  • Seized goods donated

    A massive £800,000 worth of counterfeit goods seized during a raid on a Bradford warehouse will be donated to a children's charity. The stock containing more than 15,000 items was seized by West Yorkshire Trading Standards from a lock up in the Dudley

  • 'The fight must go on to stem bad behaviour'

    The battle to combat anti-social behaviour in Bradford is "moving in the right direction" but more needs to be done, it was claimed yesterday. Louise Casey, head of the Home Office's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, said despite the success of Anti Social

  • Doomed plane's signal for help

    The crew of an RAF Hercules which crashed in Iraq killing its pilot from Burley-in-Wharfedale sent a distress signal eight minutes after it took off, an inquest heard. The content of the signal was not revealed but no further contact was made and the

  • Work to start on new social club

    Contractors are poised to start work on a replacement social club - ending four years of frustration for its 1,000 members after it was burned down. Century-old Manningham Ward Labour Club, in Whetley Lane, was destroyed in an arson attack during the

  • New appeal over rape of teenager

    A 14-year-old schoolgirl raped after being snatched off the street is still deeply traumatised a week after her ordeal, police said today. The teenager continues to receive counselling from specially-trained police officers. The girl was bundled into

  • 'Sex abuser has ruined my life'

    A child-abuse victim today told how the respectable married businessman who sexually assaulted him had ruined his life. Michael Hindle, 57, abused two young brothers after becoming friends with their family when they were ten and 12 years old. He filmed

  • Your schools need more money

    The Government must pour more money into Bradford's schools to lift them from the bottom of the table, according to a national watchdog. Education monitor Ofsted today said schools in the district were "satisfactory" but it warned further improvements

  • Fisher clinches his seventh county half-marathon title

    In the ever-popular Ackworth Half Marathon which attracted a large field and Otley AC took a strong team to defend the Yorkshire Championship they had won 12 months previously over the same course. The race was won by Zachary Kilhara, of Birchfield Harriers

  • Rhydding's goals condemn Southport to relegation

    Ben Rhydding Firsts 6 Southport 1 BEN Rhydding concluded their season with an emphatic victory over strugglers Southport. This defeat condemned the Seasiders to relegation from the North Premier League. Rhydding's season has been a curate's egg - good

  • There's plenty to celebrate for Ilkley karate students

    Students from Ilkley Karate Club had plenty to celebrate at the recent record breaking grading examinations held at the Ben Rhydding Methodist Church in Ilkley. Thirtysix students young and old (22 children and 14 adults) were graded by Sensei Stan Knighton

  • Letters to the Editor

    Film festival could work wonders SIR - If a house is "a machine for living in", so is a city. What kind of living is implicit in the Bradford regeneration plan? Squatting under metal mushrooms? It is activities, not constructions, that will regenerate

  • Major leak

    A CAMPAIGN has been launched to save Rawdon Littlemoor School from being demolished. The school is on schedule to move into new, purpose-built premises at New Road Side after the Easter holidays. But what will happen to the old Victorian buildings in

  • FA Cup drops in to reward hard work

    One of the biggest children's football festivals in West Yorkshire took place this week. Dozens of primary schools were represented at the Spen Valley Partnership Festival at Spen Valley Sports College in Liversedge. And the main attraction at a function

  • Defensive duo back after long spell on sidelines

    Paul Tierney and Darren Holloway could return to City's ranks at Doncaster tonight. Colin Todd has promised changes and both full backs are in the squad after coming back from injury. Holloway has not played for two months while Tierney has been sidelined

  • Bravo as Scouts produce an Extravaganza for Tsunami

    Lesley TATE reviews the Otley Scouts 'Scoutaid Extravaganza' at Otley Methodist Church WHO would have thought just a month ago that Otley Scouts could have devised, rehearsed and put on such a fantastic show. Producer Meg Morton must have breathed a huge

  • Weir clean up helps make the River Wharfe bloom

    SHOPPING trolleys, a car bonnet and other assorted rubbish were removed from the River Wharfe during a clean up of Garnett's Weir on Tuesday. Organised by Otley in Bloom, the clean up of the river immediately after the weir was made following the approval

  • Jailed solicitor stole £40,000 from partner

    MEMBERS of the 19 families whose dead relatives' estates were plundered by a disgraced Otley solicitor have greeted his imprisonment with quiet satisfaction. John Richard Ingham, known as Richard, has begun a six year prison stretch after being sentenced

  • Dales path plan may spark rail comeback

    A BOLD plan to create a new railway path to the Dales could give tourism in Addingham a massive boost. Britain's second largest official millennium charity, Sustrans, wants to create the pathway for horses, cyclists and walkers along the route of the

  • Fall leads Aireborough to a gallant Silver Trophy win

    Aireborough 22 Hessle 17 Captain for the day Richard Fall led his team to a gallant victory on Saturday in the second round of the Yorkshire Silver Trophy, beating yet another team higher up the league system. The game was to be a tough one for Aireborough

  • Conway stars as Otley Town leap frog over Campion

    Otley Town 3 Campion FC 2 Campion are somewhat of a Curates Egg of a football team in that you are never really sure what kind of team is going to turn up. For this Premier League encounter however, Campion, like Otley Town, had to name a much changed

  • Man had sex with girl of 13

    A 52-year-old man has been jailed for two years for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Glenard Beaumont met the girl, who was with two prostitutes, when he went to Lumb Lane, Bradford, to buy crack cocaine, Leeds Crown Court heard yesterday. They went

  • Raiders smash way into store

    Police plan to discuss security with a Bradford food store after ram raiders caused thousands of pounds damage in a bid to steal a cash-point machine. The raiders used two stolen cars to smash their way into the front entrance of the Co-op store in High

  • Joginder makes it home in long run

    Joginder Singh has been hailed a hero on both sides of the world after running twice the length of a marathon to raise cash for tsunami disaster victims. The 52-year-old made an emotional journey to his home village of Khanowal in India to complete the

  • Young footballers' fire-tragedy tribute

    Around 700 young footballers from across Europe will mark the 20th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster when they take part in a special Easter tournament. The youngsters from three countries travel to Keighley this weekend for the Valley Parade

  • Schools 'better but should try harder'

    Although Ofsted recognised an overall improvement in Bradford's education system in the last two years, the new report is not without criticism. Inspectors say much of the remaining problems lie in the business contract between Bradford Council and Education

  • Ilkley make progress in the Yorkshire Shield

    Northallerton 7 Ilkley 27 ILKLEY were finally able to play their much-delayed first round Yorkshire Shield away match on Saturday and came away winners of a scrappy, largely uninspiring match against an enthusiastic but limited Northallerton side. Fielding