• Brisbane lamb curry

    Contributed by Kathleen Parker, formerly of Bradford and now of Queensland, Australia Ingredients 1kg boneless diced lamb (preferably Australian) 100g Ghee 2 onions peeled and sliced 4 cloves crushed garlic 15g chopped fresh ginger 1 piece

  • Time to be a little Savvy

    If you've got a limited budget to spend on a compact car, then essentially you've got two choices. Either you buy a big-name second-hand or go for a slightly more affordable - but lesser known - new vehicle with warranty. Frankly, you'd be silly

  • Bradford, the best secret of all

    Eddie Bennett, who lives in Heaton, has been a Bradfordian since the 1950s - and he wouldn't have it any other way. My nephew Nicky left Windhill for the bright lights of London to make his fortune. Not only was he successful, he managed to bag himself

  • Simple lesson for town council

    THE thud of council tax bills landing on our doorsteps shortly will be ever heavier. Most of us will greet this latest above inflation increase - almost restrained in the light of more recent demands - with a resigned sigh. As ever, local government seems

  • Boycott 'delighted' at Yorkshire role

    Geoff Boycott, one of Yorkshire's greatest-ever batsmen and certainly their most controversial player, is all set to gain a place on the county club's ruling management board. Boycott, now 65 and a Test match commentator, has been nominated to join the

  • Bees are glad that Lander's whistling

    With the appointment of full-timer Steve Lander as referee, Bradford & Bingley already feel they have taken one potential danger out of the equation prior to their top-of-the-table National League Three North clash at Nuneaton. "We can get on with

  • The ordinary boys!

    The badly-shaken Bulls will take a first genuine step to defending their Super League crown tonight. That may seem a little late in the day given the home match with Salford City Reds is round three of the competition. The Bulls have already won at Wakefield

  • Conference to study defence proposals

    A defence conference will be held next month to see how industry will respond to the government's recently published Defence Industrial Strategy. Northern Defence Industries Ltd represents the interests of 200 regional small and medium sized businesses

  • Airport to open another service

    A new service between Leeds Bradford International Airport and Inverness is due to begin operating in the Spring. The 80-minute journey will operate six times a week. Eastern Airways is the firm operating the service. Keith Watson, their head of sales

  • High-flying firm is in administration

    A market-leading Bradford glass company, with clients all over the world, has gone into administration 18 months after celebrating year-on-year growth. CT Glass, a former world leader in producing architectural glass, is now having its business, affairs

  • Town Hall to get £1.2 million facelift

    Keighley's town hall will be transformed into a £1.2 million one-stop shop by June. The new Customer Service Centre will feature Internet access, hi-tech interview booths and multi-skilled staff. Marriages will for the first time be conducted on the ground

  • Tragic death blaze recalled

    EIGHT mill workers dead, three women hospitalised and the town in mourning -- exactly 50 years ago yesterday. But the passing of half a century has not dulled painful memories for one Keighley man who lost his mother in the tragic Eastwood Mills fire

  • Poultry farms feat bird flu disaster

    A poultry keeper fears that rare birds, bred over generations, could be wiped out if the Government reacts to bird flu as it did to foot and mouth. Widescale culling of hens could see the end of pure breeds from which the present stock of poultry had

  • Man admits 'Ripper' hoax

    A man has admitted being the notorious Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer known as "Wearside Jack". But former window cleaner John Humble, 50, from Sunderland, denies four charges of in-tending to pervert the course of justice and is due to go on trial at Leeds

  • Grooming protester to fight council seat

    A Brave mother whose family ordeal sparked off a major sex-abuse "grooming" inquiry is to stand for election to Bradford Council. Angela Sinfield was this week selected by Labour to fight the Keighley West by-election on March 23. The election follows

  • Hospital puts operations on hold

    Patients waiting for a non-urgent operation at Airedale Hospital may not be treated until April. The Keighley News understands that Airedale Primary Care Trust has asked the hospital to "review" any operations without a date until the new financial year

  • Year of hell for man cleared of child rapes

    The man who was cleared of allegations of sexually abusing a young girl has described the year between the accusation and his trial as "sheer hell". A jury at Bradford Crown Court last week found Barry Rowen not guilty of two charges of rape, two of indecent

  • AA leaves driver stranded

    THE partner of a disabled man has spoken out after he was left stranded by the AA. Tim Dobson, of Hawkswick, in Littondale, was left high and dry when his car suffered a puncture between Hawkswick and Arncliffe on January 14. As a member of the AA he

  • Peace worker tells of hope after tsunami devastation

    A GRASSINGTON Peace Group member has visited the area of Indonesia most devastated by the tsunami and returned with a sense of hope for the future. Ann Marsden journeyed to the province of Aceh to visit her son Bill, who is working for the British Red

  • Common sense will defeat bird flu, says farmer

    RARE varieties of birds bred over generations could be wiped out if the Government reacts to bird flu as it did to foot and mouth, it has been claimed. Widescale culling of poultry could see the end of pure breeds, said Edward Boothman, who keeps between

  • James has a way with words

    A CRACOE schoolboy has put pen to paper to be crowned North East regional winner of a national letter writing competition. James Otulakowski, of Cracoe and Rylstone Primary School, was one of 40,000 pupils across the country to enter the Royal Mail's

  • Craven residents find out what they will pay in council tax

    CRAVEN District Council is increasing its council tax by 2.9 per cent. The average Craven householder (band D) can expect a council tax bill of £1,269.59 to land on their mats for the financial year 2006/07. Of this £136.18 will go to the district council

  • New experience is 'off the rails'

    A UNIQUE experience is coming to the Dales in April which links Settle-Carlisle rail travel with self-guided bike trails. Colin Clifford and his partner Jenny Hall have linked up with the Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company to provide the best

  • Pensioner challenges hospital's smoking ban

    A SMOKER of 60 years has warned Airedale Hospital it will not win its quest to become a smoke-free site. Speaking at the Steeton hospital's patient and public involvement forum, Dawn Turtle, 73, said the hospital could not choose who it cared about and

  • Album Reviews

    Shakira -- Oral Fixation Vol 2 The woman with the mighty warble is back after four years with an album just as good as her worldwide hit Laundry Service. There's less of the Arabian and Latin in this new disc with the focus more on the rocky side of her

  • What's On - This week

    Local: Glusburn Institute: pantomime Peter Pan (until tomorrow). Tickets from Forget-Me-Not, Cross Hills. Oakworth Methodist Church: pantomime Little Red Riding Hood (until tomorrow). Tickets from Oakworth Post Office. Bingley Arts Centre: Bingley Little

  • Dalesfolk: Hilary Fenten

    NEW technology. Wonderful when it works, infuriating when it doesn't. But even here in the Dales, not an area usually identified with whiz-kiddery, it is slowly changing the way we live. Today's subject, a lady who not only feels passionately about the

  • Letters to the Editor

    SIR - In June last year both these beloved ponies took part in the Keighley Gala procession. Three weeks later, in July, Gypsy was diagnosed with Cushing's disease (a disease that affects the hormones and the pituitary gland). On the vet's advice, it

  • Company says chemicals are safe

    SIR - Airedale Chemical Co is concerned over the inaccuracies reported in your newspaper last Friday which could mislead residents and businesses local to our site and we would therefore like to set the record straight as follows. Hazardous Substance

  • 'Be on the lookout for stolen cash'

    Bradford's banks and businesses are on alert for crooks trying to launder stolen money from Britain's biggest robbery. Experts have warned that the gang responsible for the theft of at least £25 million from the Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent, will

  • 'Our city is facing a brighter future'

    Bradford business leaders are assuring shopkeepers of a trade boost once the major redevelopment of the city centre is completed. Bradford District Chamber of Trade is urging shopkeepers to weather the disruption caused by the demolition of large sections

  • 'Imams must learn more about England'

    Muslim holy men who arrive in Britain from overseas have "little knowledge" of the rights of women and children, says MP Ann Cryer. The Keighley and Ilkley MP is calling for foreign imams to be educated on child-protection issues and the way women are

  • 'Beat the ban and quit now!'

    Health workers across Bradford and Airedale are encouraging the public to beat a ban on smoking in public places - by quitting. MPs this month voted overwhelmingly for a total ban on smoking in all pubs, clubs and restaurants. The ban, which will come

  • 'Please continue to help the appeal'

    The Pakistan High Commissioner will speak at a dinner in Bradford tomorrow to boost fundraising efforts for survivors of the South Asian earthquake. Dr Maleeha Lodhi, who heads the High Commission for Pakistan in London praised the efforts of Bradford

  • Old folk say: 'Help us keep thugs at bay'

    Pensioners at a sheltered housing complex are demanding protection against vandalism and intimidation. Residents at Northcliffe View in Crag Road, Windhill, Shipley, say they are fed up of youths throwing missiles at their windows and vandalising the

  • 'It was my voice on Ripper hoax tape'

    The identity of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer known as "Wearside Jack" was finally exposed yesterday with an admission by a former window cleaner. John Humble, 50, has been charged in connection with a series of letters and an audio tape which

  • Nine city schools on truancy 'hitlist'

    A third of Bradford's secondary schools are on a Government hit-list for having the country's most prolific truants. Nine schools are being targeted as part of a national crackdown which will see parents fast-tracked to court. The Department for Education

  • Here's your starter for £21m!

    Bradford has 'won the gold medal' in securing £21 million to create hundreds of jobs and new businesses. The Council was chosen from stiff competition to get £21.4 million from the government over the next three years to kick-start new businesses. Bradford

  • Table Tennis: Keighley & District League

    A 10-0 home victory for Embassy 'A' against Ukrainian 'B' gives the Bingley team an eight point advantage with a game in hand over nearest rivals Ukrainian 'A' at the top of the Keighley & District Table Tennis League Division One. Carl White was

  • Rugby League: Cats feel the power of Hawks

    Hillside Hawks 28 Keighley Cats 16 - Keighley dominated the opening minutes and controlled Hillside's attacking advances. The Cats launched a series of attacks with Sara Gatenby breaking through Hillside's defensive line to run full length to score under

  • Soccer: Junior round-up

    Cowling went to unbeaten league leaders Horsforth Yellows and came away with a superb 3-2 victory last week. They showed touches of brilliant football, and dogged defending when required, to earn the plaudits for a wonderful victory. Scorers were Jordan

  • Soccer: Keighley Sunday Cup

    Three Horses 0 Stanbury 5 - Three Horses restricted their opponents to a two goal lead in the first period but lacked a cutting edge up front. The first goal came from a corner which Ben Furness headed home and the second was an overhead kick. The second

  • Soccer: Athletic battle all the way

    Silsden 2 Keighley Athletic 0 - This was a hard-fought cup tie, with Athletic giving their all against high-flyers Silsden. The visitors starter the brighter, harrying the Silsden defence and creating opportunities. As the half wore on Silsden began to

  • Soccer: Silsden sharp shooters

    Silsden 4 St Helens Town 2 - Clinical finishing by Holmes and Longley added to Rhodes' early spot kick gave the Cobbydalers a comprehensive victory against sixth place St. Helens. With 21 goals from their last five matches Geary seems to have finally

  • Judo: Olympic date for young stars

    Members of Keighley Central Judo Club travelled to the London International Judo competition at the Excel Centre at the weekend. The event was billed as 'Dare to dream' as the Excel centre is to be the home of Judo at the 2012 Olympics. It was the first

  • All to play for in the Fair Play Trophy

    CRAVEN league second division sides Pendle Athletic and Gargrave Reserves are neck and neck in the latest tables for the Craven Herald Fair Play Trophy. With about two months of the season to go, the award is still wide open with any of the top seven

  • Upper Wharfedale line up new overseas man

    UPPER Wharfedale have signed Melbourne Cricket Club all-rounder Rob Cooper as their overseas player for this season. Cooper replaces fellow Aussie Rob Hearn who scored over 1,000 runs last season to help the Grassington-based club win the Aire-Wharfe

  • Lawn wary of player burnout

    JOHN Lawn believes the issue of player burnout should also be considered as leagues seek to expand their numbers. The Wharfedale coach said: "In sport in general there are great demands placed on players and sometimes they welcome a break. I'm not saying

  • National one shake-up could still happen

    WHARFEDALE president John Spencer believes that national one will still be extended from 14 to 16 clubs next season (writes Mike Crowther). The RFU council voted narrowly against proposals from First Division Rugby (FDR) and the National Clubs' Association

  • Landlady has set great example

    The reaction received by landlady Carol Taylor in the wake of her announcement that her pub is the first to ban smoking clearly shows one thing. There are just as many people looking forward to returning to a trip to their local as there are threatening

  • Brook's diligence bears fruit at last

    Avenue had to dig deep to stop to the rot but they came back from 3-1 down to draw at Whitby Town last weekend and that will have given them a huge boost in confidence as they take on Witton Albion at Horsfall Stadium. Following seven straight defeats

  • Claridge fills void left by Windass suspension

    Colin Todd will show faith in Steve Claridge tomorrow after putting City's striker hunt on hold. Claridge will partner Danny Cadamarteri at MK Dons as Dean Windass sits out the first of his five-game ban. "They have played together before and Claridge's

  • A record that must improve

    It is depressing to learn that Bradford has the highest number of secondary schools of any district on a Government hit-list targeting Britain's most prolific truants. Nine schools, a third of Bradford's total, out of a national figure of 207 on the list

  • Clare sings film soundtrack

    Kildwick jazz singer Clare Teal is recording the main song for the soundtrack of upcoming movie These Foolish Things. Her rendition of Some Things Are Meant to Be comes as Clare prepares for a national tour. Clare, a BBC Radio 2 presenter, will perform

  • Rugby club saviour dies

    A driver has died six days after being involved in a road accident. Maurice Lambert, of Matthew Close, Riddlesden, lost his battle for life in Airedale Hospital on Saturday. He was 85. The former Royal Marine was driving a VW Polo which was involved in

  • Lianne's song search

    Lianne King is building a career as a singer -- now all she needs are songs! The Steeton woman performs several times a week in clubs and nursing homes across the north of England. She wants a songwriter to provide original material so she does not have

  • Mystery death probe continues

    Investigations are continuing following the death of a Keighley man as he fled from police. Allen Mervyn Duffy was running away from officers in the Becks Road area of the town when he collapsed after consuming an unknown substance. Police and paramedics

  • Ralph - 90 - celebrates a 'wheelie' good life

    A cycle a day has kept the doctor away for a man from Sutton who will celebrate his 90th birthday in style tomorrow. Ralph Hodgson has been cycling since the age of 14. He regularly takes a trip to Cross Hills on his bike for his shopping and his regular

  • Phantom bomber mystery deepens with new sighting

    TWO years after it vanished off the local radar, the phantom bomber of Barnoldswick has returned. In January 2004, a retired policewoman and her husband reported seeing what looked like a Lancaster bomber flying impossibly low over the Rolls-Royce site

  • Helpful teenager sets a shining example

    DEFYING all teenage stereotypes, 13-year-old Jordan Clayton spends his spare time helping others in his community and doesn't ask for a penny in return. The West Craven High Technology College pupil is the youngest person on the honours list for Barnoldswick's

  • Community pulls together to boost village facilities

    AN idea which came out of the foot and mouth epidemic almost five years ago has finally been realised thanks to the dedication of a community group. This week a brand new £130,000 play area was opened in Ingleton following fundraising by the village's

  • New farmhouse wins the go-ahead

    AMENDED plans to build a second farmhouse in Gargrave have finally been approved by Craven District Council's planning committee. Farmer Mark Falshaw was told his previous application for a detached house and garage could not go ahead at his farm at Kelber

  • Roadworks will force long detour

    SKIPTON traffic travelling from Water Street to the High Street will be sent on a detour of the bypass while work is carried out on the town's Mill Bridge. A new, campaigned-for puffin pedestrian crossing is due to be installed with contractors moving

  • Council rejects revised plans for old abattoir

    ENFORCEMENT action could be taken against a development in Cross Hills which is not being built according to planning approval. Work on the old abattoir behind 35a Main Street was halted last summer. Permission had been given to convert the abattoir into

  • 'Pillar of community' jailed for insurance scam

    A "WELL-respected" Dales farmer has been jailed for organising an insurance scam after crashing his four-wheel-drive vehicle. Graham Jackson even enlisted the help of four others - described as "pillars of the community" in Low Bentham - to fake a burglary

  • Residents battle to keep bypass dream alive

    VILLAGERS and local councils have been putting their cases forward this week to keep alive hopes for bypasses around Gargrave, Hellifield and Long Preston. A public inquiry, heard by inspector Dr Martyn Heyes, began on Tuesday following the Highways Agency's

  • Family face losing home due to tax credit mix-up

    A SKIPTON man has blamed a mix up at the Government's taxation office for plunging him into financial troubles and putting his home in jeopardy. Brendan Boylan moved in with partner Jackie Smith and her four children aged 19, 15, 12 and seven at her housing

  • Theatre Review

    Bingley Little Theatre - Wait Until Dark. It may have been first night nerves at Bingley Little Theatre on Monday but for me -- the production wasn't of the high quality I've come to expect. No doubt the cast will have relaxed into their roles by the

  • Blondie moment for Debbie fans

    Full on, old school, new wave, pop-punk entertainment is promised by Blondie tribute band Once More Into the Bleach. Deborah Harry soundalike Sam will sport the "trademark blond hair and sexy pout" as she performs at Glusburn Institute. She will even

  • Cross-dressing capers will bring much mirth

    A writer can't sell his novels so he adopts a female pseudonym -- and wins a romantic fiction competition. In order to get the prize of a publishing contract he must meet feminist publisher Harriet face to face. Leonard has to take on the guise of his

  • Could you help save clubs from closure?

    Two football teams will fold if new changing rooms cannot be found in time for the start of the next season. Up to now Wrose Albion and Wrose Bull have managed to deal with lack of on-site showers and changing rooms at the Claremont Playing fields in

  • Stars help to raise £9,000

    Sporting legends helped to raise more than £9,000 for the Lord Mayor of Bradford's Appeal at a charity dinner. The star-studded bash at Valley Parade was in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Bradford's Special Burns Research Unit. England rugby union

  • I went through hell in facing rape trial

    The man acquitted by a jury of sexually abusing a young girl has told how the false allegations cost him two jobs during a year of torment. A Bradford Crown Court jury found Barry Rowen not guilty of two charges of rape, two of indecent assault, two of

  • Charity auction will boost Reece's fund

    Campaigners are set to hold a fundraising spectacular tonight to help send transplant boy Reece Walker-Sharpe on the holiday of a lifetime. Nine-year-old Reece, of Dudley Hill, Bradford, amazed doctors after making a double-quick recovery from a lung

  • Woods bike track is all-round winner

    A new cycle track has been opened to stop young riders tearing up historic woodland. Buck Wood at Thackley has suffered at the hands of inconsiderate bikers. Now a new £5,000 BMX track has been opened in a bid to protect the woodland. Bradford Council

  • Taxi blitz targets safety worries

    A stop-and-search operation targeting Bradford taxis is under way as part of a police crackdown on law-breakers. Private-hire drivers were stopped by officers and licensing officials to make sure they complied with regulations and were driving safe vehicles

  • Rugby League:: Junior round-up

    Cougar Cubs 56 Hoyland Vikings Under-15s 0 - The search for a new kicker in the Under-15s seems to be over after Chris Burton landed nine goals from ten attempts in very heavy conditions. Burton also bagged a brace of tries as the Cubs crossed the whitewash

  • Rugby League: Albion still fighting at top

    Keighley Albion are keeping up their hopes of fighting for the Pennine Premier League title. They were delivered a blow whent they were beaten 24-14 by second-placed Sharlston Rovers last weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday) they have a chance to make amends

  • Rugby Union: Ethusiasm returns

    Huddersfield YMCA 17 Keighley 25 - Keighley ended a disappointing league run with a much improved performance. There was a sparky edge and enthusiasm which has not always been apparent in recent weeks. The home side had achieved some good results lately

  • Soccer: Youth team on a roll

    Bradford Park Ave 0 Silsden 4 - Silsden's four matches in 2006 - all away from home - have now yielded three wins on the bounce. After last week's scheduled home fixture with Halifax was postponed, the players were hungry to complete a league double over

  • Soccer: Oxenhope spring cup surprise

    Steeton Reserves 3 Oxenhope Reserves 4 - Oxenhope Reserves pulled off the surprise of the round when they defeated Steeton Reserves at Summerhill Lane. Steeton fielded a strong physical team and had the best of the opening exchanges. Oxenhope's confidence

  • Cougars: Eaton injury blow

    Cougars 18 Rochdale 46- PLAYER-COACH Barry Eaton suffered a shoulder injury in the second half of Cougars National Rail Cup clash with Rochdale - and the importance of his contribution to the team was immediately exposed. After a solid opening period

  • Cougars: Phil's Testimonial pay day

    COUGAR veteran Phil Stephenson was presented with a bumper cheque - the proceeds of his Testimonial season - before last weekend's game. During the year a total of £20,413.12p was raised for the popular prop forward to mark his years of serivce. He joined

  • Motorsport: Rallying for charity

    ANDREW MALLINSON will be testing his rally skills against some of the biggest names in the sport when he takes part in the Legend Fires North West Stages rally this weekend. The event is based around Blackpool with spectator stages taking place up and

  • Cougars: Academy stars to get the call

    MORE young Cougar stars are due to be drafted into the first team this week - after an impressive performance against Halifax. The Academy team missed out on victory against Halifax by a hair's breadth even though they faced a team packed with first team

  • Local football results

    All the latest cup and league results from the Craven area. Slater Marchant Craven Challenge Cup: Second round - Settle United 4 Bentham 0; Quarter-finals: Embsay 0 Grassington Utd 2; Skipton LMS 3 Cononley Sports 3 (aet). Skipton Building Society Morrison

  • Letters to the Editor

    Where a disaster is waiting to happen SIR - With reference to your report on February 21 about motorists allegedly interfering with the work of the emergency services, you don't have to look any further than Canal Road, namely Midland Terrace. On Bradford

  • Craven through the years

    100 years ago A NEW organ was dedicated at Christ Church in Skipton. Its arrival removed a great disadvantage under which the congregation at Christ Church had laboured for many years. An old organ entirely inadequate for the requirements of the church