• Chicken and Coconut

    Contributed by Neil Barrass of Southampton England Ingredients (for 2 people) 500gr Chicken Breast(cut to bite-size cubes) 150gr Dessicated coconut 1 pint of milk (low fat, of course) 1 large onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon of oil/butter

  • Ford's drive to diesel

    It seems like only a few years ago that diesel was unimportant to Ford. They sold a few but they didn't make a song and dance about it. But it's a sign of our changing motoring landscape that diesel is now central to just about everything that Ford

  • Protest against Clarke's bully-boy tactics on merger

    Home Secretary Charles Clarke's attitude to the proposals to merge West Yorkshire Police into a regional "super-force" is akin to that of a spoiled playground bully. Before consultations have concluded he has announced he wants the force to amalgamate

  • Craven through the years

    100 Years Ago SKIPTON Rugby Club captain John Green played a key role in the England victory over Scotland and was reselected to play against France. Without him Skipton travelled to play Headingley in the Yorkshire Cup. There was a "pitiful" gate of

  • Boxing back to a packed house

    BOXING came back to Skipton when Eastburn Amateur Boxing Club staged its first ever boxing dinner show at the Rendezvous (writes Chris Gorman). A packed house recalled the days when hundreds filled the Drill Hall for professional contests. The evening

  • Boxing night success

    IT MAY not have been as glamorous a setting as Madison Square Garden, or even the Manchester Evening News Arena, but Eastburn's Boxing Dinner, held last Friday, certainly packed a punch. The event, which took place at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton,

  • Trials and tribulations

    CONTROVERSY marred the opening round of the British BikeTrial Championships at the weekend. But that did not deflect from a strong and successful outing for local riders at the Addingham Moorside event. Leading the hopes for the Keighley district were

  • Rugby Union: Revenge is sweet for Keighley

    Keighley RUFC 28 Bridlington 8 Keighley overcame a strong Bridlington side in a fast open game, avenging a humiliating defeat by 48 points to ten back in September on the visitor's home soil. After a shaky start they eventually outplayed the opposition

  • Fax outfoxed by Cougars in major upset: Cougars 38 Halifax 18

    It's been a long time coming, but the Cougars finally achieved their first Northern Rail Cup victory of 2006 in the most impressive manner imaginable. Super League hopefuls Halifax were simply blown away as Keighley dominated their big spending opponents

  • Teresa died 'after series of blunders'

    A "catalogue of mistakes" led to the tragic death of Bradford mum Teresa Innes, an inquest ruled today. Bradford Coroner Roger Whittaker said that he would be writing to the Royal College of Surgeons expressing his concern that surgeons do not routinely

  • Contract probe will not be made public

    The findings of a Bradford Council probe into its staff's poor handling of the biggest contract in the authority's history are to be kept secret. The admission follows a damning report by the independent Audit Commission which found basic failings in

  • Shock figures on forced marriages

    A community-led conference organised to tackle the issue of forced marriages was to start today in Bradford as shocking new figures were revealed on the scale of the problem. The conference follows the publication of a report which shows that Bradford

  • Smokie fan the old flames of passion

    "Our careers have gone on for so long and the stage has become our home. These days our home is wherever you guys are." Smokie's founder member Terry Uttley looked like he was about to wipe a tear from his eye as he addressed a happy crowd at last night's

  • Supplements help Reuben fight back

    A little boy suffering from a rare blood disorder could be benefiting from a medical breakthrough. For the past eight months Reuben Grainger-Mead has been testing a custom-made mix of supplements equivalent to a multi-vitamin for his special condition

  • Posties deliver top class charity snaps

    Two Bradford postmen have put down their mail bags and picked up their cameras to help raise money for children's hospices. Charlie Wilson and Tony Pickering, employees with Royal Mail, have had their photographs included in a book that will be sold to

  • Soldiers start march to the top of Everest

    Intrepid Otley soldier Dick Gale has set out on his attempt to be in the first British team to climb Everest by its treacherous West Ridge. The military mountaineers - including the 36-year-old warrant officer from the town's Bradford Road - have left

  • Army turned my life around

    A former teenage "tearaway" who swapped stacking supermarket shelves for a job tackling weapon and oil smugglers is finishing his first tour of Iraq. Eighteen-year-old soldier Thomas Robertshaw is looking forward to seeing family and friends after a six-month

  • Letters

    SIR - Poor Trumpton, in bother again! As if it wasn't enough to be thwarted over some baubles, lose a secretary, have complaints of too thin cushions, we now have a Mayoress doing a political back flip. No sir, I am not laughing but angry that my beloved

  • Dalesfolk: Isobel Stirk

    MY late mother was a lifelong admirer of anything Bront. She had read all the books and poems, went to see all the films, and in the later years of her life drew great pleasure whenever one of their classics was serialised on television. But, being a

  • Movement swaggers in

    Street Light City Movement plays the second Gasienda rock night organised by Poorboys singer John Gow. The young Keighley band, which plays mostly original songs with the odd cover, is joined by Dusty Not Digital and Blindlight. The Movement came together

  • Album reviews

    Exoterik -- Omega Point Raping the Reverie, something of an epic with a running time of over six minutes, opens this recording from a band that features Keighley's veteran drummer Steve Riley. Anneka Latta's keyboards and vocals, along with the distorted

  • Rooney leads protests over job cutbacks

    Controversial proposals to axe thousands of jobs from benefits centres were condemned by a powerful Commons committee led by a Bradford MP. Terry Rooney, a Labour backbencher, said service to the unemployed had been "truly appalling" since the Government

  • Ex-restaurateur blames TV chef for her downfall

    CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay has been blamed for ruining the life of one of the victims of his "Kitchen Nightmares" series. Susan Ray's latest tale of woe surfaced in Skipton Magistrates' Court where she was convicted of drink driving. Her Silsden restaurant

  • Taxi drivers have just days left to pass extra test

    MORE than a third of Craven's taxi drivers have not passed a test they were ordered to take by the end of this month. There are 171 taxi drivers licensed by Craven District Council and 58 have failed to produce a taxi test certificate from the Driving

  • Trio train for South Pole expedition in a hospital freezer

    IF you think it's been a bit chilly recently, spare a thought for 22-year-old Toby Williams, who spent an afternoon in minus 25 degrees Centigrade temperatures training for an expedition to the South Pole. The former Ermysted's Grammar School pupil from

  • Closure timetable revealed for youth hostels

    EARBY Youth Hostel will close on October 31 this year, with Stainforth remaining open until October 2007. The two hostels are among 32 being sold across the UK to help raise funds for a £18 million investment programme. The closure timetable was revealed

  • MP speaks out against 'merger mania'

    NORTH Yorkshire's police force is set to disappear within two years, forced into an amalgamation of all four existing Yorkshire forces. But the move to one regional force has been attacked by sceptics on all sides who believe it will lead a concentration

  • Businesses band together to combat local crime

    A SCHEME aimed at combating crime and anti-social behaviour has been embraced by businesses in South Craven. Around a dozen shops, post offices, pubs and petrol stations have signed up to Radio Link, a scheme which is proving to be a success for businesses

  • Piggery could be used for wine venture

    AN Addingham man could soon become one of the most popular people in the village as he plans to open his own vinery. Former roofing merchant Dave Barritt has applied to Bradford Council for planning permission to convert a former piggery at Middle Moor

  • Retiring doctor reflects on medical changes

    SKIPTON doctor Christopher Craig has been reflecting on changes that have taken place in medicine over the past three decades. Dr Craig is due to retire today (Friday) after 31 years at the town's Dyneley House surgery. A native of Buckinghamshire, he

  • Playground faces new threat

    RESIDENTS in the Keighley Road area of Skipton are to resist any attempt to close their Bold Venture playground. They are prepared to resurrect their campaign of 2000 which successfully persuaded Skipton Town Council not to close the site. The threat

  • Community helps school plan 'wedding of the year'

    LOCAL businesses have flocked to help a school project that is spiralling into the event of the year. Pupils and staff at Threshfield School have just one week to wait before the climax of a wedding project that has captured the community's imagination

  • Telescope man wins first-round victory

    AN astronomer has won the first round of his fight to keep a three-metre high radio telescope at his Horton-in-Ribblesdale home. John McKay erected the equipment, which resembles a large satellite dish, behind his house on Bransghyll Terrace. He was then

  • Pupils make progress after school upheaval

    A SETTLED atmosphere has been noted at Giggleswick Primary School since the recent upheaval caused by work to extend the classroom areas. Inspectors for Ofsted said that overall the school's effectiveness was satisfactory, with some good features that

  • Much-loved pram stands the test of time

    THEY don't make 'em like they used to - especially when it comes to prams. Jean Leaver's Osnath Gainsborough is a coach-built model, sprung on car-like suspension and more than 40 years old. Mrs Leaver, 67, originally bought the pram for her son Richard

  • £60,000 flooding scheme bows out

    A £60,000 project helping householders to combat the threat of flooding will end this month. And as a parting shot, the Flood: Local Action Plan (FLAP) is providing powered water pumps for residents who find their homes deluged. The Aire Valley's flood

  • Children should be told old fashioned fairy stories, says dad

    Modern versions of children's fairy tales are so sanitised that they stop youngsters learning valuable lessons about life, according to a local religious leader. Mujeeb Rahman, general secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, said he was prompted

  • Strike will close schools

    Schools across Keighley could be forced to close over looming strike action on Tuesday. Unison is organising the protests which will see over 400 local government workers, including many school workers, go on strike over Government moves to change their

  • Volunteers stage night vigil to stop vandalism

    Volunteers working to improve a patch of Denholme have been forced to "stake out" the area at night to prevent thieves and vandals destroying their hard work. Members of Denholme Environment Action Group have been toiling away on the project outside the

  • Disabled drivers set up an action group

    Mounting frustration over the lack of parking provision for disabled people in Keighley has prompted the formation of a new pressure group. The Keighley Blue Badge Action Group (KBBAG) has been set up to represent the interests of motorists with disabilities

  • Race equality scheme for staff is 'failing' in health service

    A non-executive director of Airedale Primary Care Trust has claimed that "very little progress" has been made in parts of the trust's race equality scheme. A report on the scheme, set up three years ago, revealed that the number of black and ethnic minority

  • MP supports bid to stop abuse in Muslim schools

    Keighley MP Ann Cryer has backed calls from a Muslim leader to tackle child abuse at Islamic religious schools. A report published this week by the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain suggested that up to 40 per cent of madrasas hit or scold their pupils

  • Ripper hoaxer is jailed for eight years

    The man who deceived police during the Yorkshire Ripper case was this week jailed for eight years. Unemployed alcoholic John Humble was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after admitting perverting the course of justice. The first victim of the real killer

  • Perfect timing for KN winners

    A newly born baby girl and a birthday this week -- the timing couldn't have been more perfect for two winners of the joint Keighley News and Westgate readers competition. New mum Nazia Khan, 24, of Cliffe Street, Keighley, and birthday boy Graham Brewer

  • Results lead to drop in shares

    Shares in Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons fell by just over four per cent yesterday following their annual results. Morrisons posted a loss of £313 million for 2005, the first annual loss in its 107-year history. The company had actually made £61

  • Cannes trip hailed a success for city

    Delegates who travelled to Cannes to promote Bradford's regeneration on the world stage have hailed their trip as a success. Regeneration chiefs and Bradford businesses were all present at this month's MIPIM (Marche Internationale des Professionals d'Immobilier

  • New care home opens its doors

    A new £2.1 million care home in Sutton will throw its doors open to professionals involv-ed in elderly healthcare. Orchard Care Homes is to hold an educational open day from 11am to 3pm on April 12, at Sutton Lodge and Sutton Hall, in Cornmill Walk. Various

  • Youth council may be set up for teenagers

    A youth council might be set up for teenagers in Steeton and Eastburn. It was one of the suggestions put forward at an Eastburn Neighbourhood Forum meeting when a group of ten youths turned up to make their views known. The youths turned up 15 minutes

  • Pupils get an insight into hospital work

    Students from Holy Family School were given the chance to get hands-on experience of working in the health service during a pilot project launched by medics at Airedale Hospital. The scheme, organised by staff at the hospital, is part of a partnership

  • Survey to study use of transport by villagers

    A probe into the traffic habits of villagers has been launched in a bid to make travel safer and improve the environment. Transport consultants have been employed to carry out a survey by the Oakworth Urban Village Project. The cost is being met from

  • Model train fans flock to show in greater numbers

    It was full steam ahead at the weekend as over 1,000 model railway enthusiasts from across the country travelled to see the Keighley Model Railway Club's 31st exhibition. Well known model railway layouts were on show both Saturday and Sunday, including

  • No break for Harris

    The only thing Iestyn Harris intends on breaking is a few Wigan tackles now he has avoided long-term injury. The Bulls skipper is fit for tonight's Super League showdown despite fearing he had fractured his arm just seven days ago. Harris was crocked

  • Danny in danger of losing his place

    Colin Todd will spend the next 24 hours deciding who will partner Aaron Wilbraham in attack at Walsall. Joe Brown's dramatic goal against Blackpool has given the City boss plenty of food for thought for tomorrow's battle with another League One struggler

  • Clarke: 'How can GB compete?'

    Phil Clarke launched a scathing attack on the RFL and Super League clubs after quitting as Great Britain team manager, before admitting: Brian Noble has not got a chance of international success. After five years in the role, the former Wigan star delivered

  • Sharpe goes on a signing spree

    New Avenue manager Phil Sharpe has appealed to fans to give him a chance after his first three Northern Premier League games ended in defeat. He was barracked at Ashton last Monday following the 3-0 defeat but he had to put out a weakened side and tomorrow

  • Fossils for sale as shop plan crystalises

    The healing power of crystals will be offered at a new shop in the town's Royal Arcade from this weekend onwards. The store, called The Earth Inside, will open for business tomorrow, though the official launch takes place this afternoon. Labour councillor

  • Letters to the Editor

    No wonder folk turn to fly-tipping SIR - Recently I took a black bin liner of household rubbish to the council household waste site at Low Moor. When I arrived I couldn't get the vehicle under the barrier because of the roof bars on top so I decided to

  • We still have lots to prove say Dales

    WHARFEDALE travel to high-flying Waterloo on Saturday still aiming to exorcise the ghosts of their meek capitulation at Stourbridge in their last away match. Coach John Lawn confesses that motivating his side has been easier than usual. "There was a lot

  • Ermysted's win Northern title

    Ermysted's won the Year Eight boys team competition in the Northern Schools Cross Country Championships. Alex Sinclair won the individual title with his form mate Billy Pinder runner-in the event staged at Woodbank Park, Stockport in cold and wet conditions

  • Boatwright chalks up his 50

    RELIEF all round after Skipton ended their long losing streak means Reds supporters can relax and enjoy what should be an intriguing contest at Sandylands on Saturday now that relegation is mathematically impossible. Roundhegians are the visitors, needing

  • Cougars ready for a Rough ride

    KEIGHLEY Cougars aim to end the week on a high when they face Oldham Roughyeds in the Northern Rail Cup at Cougar Park on Sunday, 3pm kick-off. A stunning 38-18 win over local rivals and Super League hopefuls Halifax last weekend raised a few disbelieving

  • Khuram has golden touch

    PROMISING martial artist Khuram Ilyas struck gold in the Karate England All Star National Championships in Sheffield last weekend. Khuram, 18, took the gold medal in the U21s at the championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, in an event that featured the

  • Back Chat

    THE look of disgust and embarrassment on his face said it all. It was Monday morning and one Halifax RLFC supporting reporter here was still trying to come to terms with his side's defeat at the hands of the Cougars on Sunday. Full credit to Peter Roe

  • Pigeon fanciers are all in a flutter over bird flu claims

    THe spectre of bird flu reaching British shores influenced the agenda at Oxenhope Homing Society's annual prizegiving. The event, held at Branshaw Golf Club, marked the 60th year of racing for the club. President Ken Ambler spoke of the members' concerns

  • Racing: It's back to the flat at Redcar

    Redcar creates racing history on Saturday by hosting the traditional first big race of the 2006 British flat season on turf, when the £100,000 William Hill Lincoln Heritage Handicap heads a quality programme. It's the first time for over 40 years this

  • Girl, 15, raped by man twice her age

    A 15-year-old girl from Bradford was raped by a man more than twice her age who persuaded her to go for a drive in his car. The rapist bought the teenager a takeaway meal before driving her to a secluded country lay-by where he carried out the sex attack

  • 'Society has a big job ahead'

    The new chairman of Bradford's Civic Society appealed today for thousands of people to join in to create a "great new city". Property consultant and developer Anthony Mann said the new organisation needed expertise as well as the support of the community

  • Death claims need 'rigorous review'

    Claims that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 may have doubled the number of baby deaths in Bradford need to be subject to more scrutiny, Bradford health experts said today. Professor Neil Small, a professor of health research in the School of Health

  • Bobbies swapping city streets for rural beat

    West Yorkshire Police officers are flocking to the neighbouring North Yorkshire force in search of a better quality of life. In the last two years, up to 40 bobbies are said to have swapped inner-city working for the quieter challenges of rural policing

  • Family in tribute to 'gentle' Andrew, 41

    A dry-stone waller died after falling in his home on the day of his aunt's funeral, less than a month after the death of his father. Tributes have been paid to Andrew Chappellow, 41, who died at Leeds General Infirmary four days after falling in his house

  • Church is now fully restored

    A congregation is celebrating completing a major restoration programme on its 18th century church. St John's Church in Rooley Lane, Bierley, was considered for demolition in 2000 but now thanks to the dedication of the parishioners and their vicar the

  • Tax bill 'bumf' is waste of paper

    SIR - When I received my council tax statement earlier this week, I was amazed to find the envelope crammed full of glossy leaflets describing how the increased council tax will be spent in 2006/2007. While it is no doubt necessary for us to be informed

  • Artist on home soil for his first solo exhibition

    Haworth artist Martyn Carver will hold his first solo exhibition at the village's Tourist Information Centre, from April 11-23. Mr Carver, 31, who is influenced by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, will display about 20 paintings. He said

  • This week

    Local Cliffe Castle Museum: Bront sisters sculptures (until April 23). Phone 01535 618231. Out-of-town Alhambra, Bradford: Opera North in Puccini's La Rondine -- The Swallow (Wednesday) and Kurt Weill's satirical operetta Arms and the Cow (Thursday-Saturday

  • Driver tells of his regret over fatal accident

    The driver of a high-performance sports car which crashed into a tree killing a 26-year-old Ilkley woman has spoken of his regret. Scott Dry, who denies causing the death of Rachel Scantlebury by dangerous driving, made his remarks as he gave evidence

  • Motorbike enthusiast dies from fumes in his own garage

    A CORONER has warned of the risks associated with engine fumes after a Hellifield man died from carbon monoxide poisoning in his own garage. Coroner Geoff Fell returned a verdict of accidental death on Andrew Dicken, 38, of Thorndale Street, who died

  • Wine company reveals plans for canalside caf bar

    THE basement of a Skipton wine shop could be turned into a specialist caf bar. The Thresher Group, which owns Wine Rack on Water Street, has applied to Craven District Council for permission to create a caf on the building's lower ground floor, which

  • Rugby star returns to his roots

    AFTER 20 years in this country, 10 of them living in Skipton, big rugby league star Joe Grima has returned to his native New Zealand. He arrived to play rugby league and while he reached the top in his chosen sport, he also made a big impact in the community

  • £200,000 set aside for local road projects

    SKIPTON is set for a £200,000 programme of work on its roads and pavements in the next year. Highways officers will soon embark on the next stages of the town's traffic management strategy for 2006/07. Today (Friday) and tomorrow North Yorkshire County

  • Parish challenges validity of tree prosecution

    PARISH councillors who were prosecuted after pruning protected trees say the order was not valid in the first place - and they want their money back. Members of Glusburn Parish Council believe they were made an example of by Craven District Council in

  • Chamber breathes new life into Barlick

    THIS weekend's French market in Barnoldswick illustrates how far the town's Chamber of Trade has come in just 12 months. After several false starts and moderately successful Victorian-themed days in past years, the organisation was launched in February

  • Tenants launch protest over closure of allotments

    ALLOTMENT holders facing eviction in Barnoldswick say they will not give up their plots without a fight. Tenants on the Havre Park site have been served eviction notices by landowner Silentnight and have been told to clear all structures from their allotments

  • Big Sweep Team are hitting streets

    As Bradford Council embarks on its sweep to purge Keighley's streets of litter this weekend, a councillor claims people are being put off using official domestic tips. John Philip, who is a member of a group arranging its own litter clear in Keighley

  • Restaurant closes

    The Quarry House pub and restaurant above Cross Roads has closed despite having dozens of bookings for Mother's Day. The long-established restaurant, which was run by the owners of Haworth Old Hall, closed last week with the loss of about 20 jobs. Families

  • Golfers teed up on cancer

    Members of a golf club heard about the dangers of prostate cancer as part of a week of initiatives designed to raise awareness of the deadly disease. Members of Airedale men's health team gave a talk to golfers at the Branshaw club, in Oakworth, on Wednesday

  • Blind get chance to access new Braille facility

    Blind and partially sighted people in Keighley will soon have easier access to documents with the launch of a new Braille transcription service. The service can be accessed through the Keighley and District Association for the Blind, which recently received

  • Renegades put out 'perverts' leaflets, says BNP

    Renegade BNP supporters were behind a leaflet entitled "Perverts in Politics" -- according to the BNPs Yorkshire regional organiser. As Nick Cass distanced the official party from the leaflet, West Yorkshire Police were still investigating whether it

  • Jordan in line for an award

    Keighley College brickwork apprentice Jordan Ashworth has been nominated for one of the national Learning and Skills Council's prestigious Apprenticeship Awards. The Personal Achiever of the Year award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate apprentices who

  • Abuse level at hospital is average says report

    Medics have more chance of being harassed or abused by patients in Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital than at Airedale General Hospital at Steeton, a watchdog reports. With 33 per cent of staff reporting abuse, Bradford Teaching Hospitals

  • Traffic-clogged village to be looked at in major study

    A survey is to be held into the number of visitors who flock into one of the most popular tourist traps in the country. The probe, to be launched in the summer at the height of the season, is part of a plan to free Haworth, the home of the Bronts, of

  • Charity begins at home for the B&B

    Bradford and Bingley has raised more than £45,000 for a national children's charity. The money was raised for the Wallace and Gromit children's charity which helps to improve the quality of life for children in hospices up and down the country. The funds

  • Patients needed to serve on liaison groups

    Volunteers from the Keighley area could play a part in improving the UK's cancer and radiology services. The Royal College of Radiologists is seeking recruits to serve on two patient liaison groups. People from all walks of life with experience of radiotherapy

  • Crackdown on illegal riding of mini-bikes

    Keighley people been urged to 'shop' nuisance bikers in a new crackdown. Bradford Council is urging people to report the illegal use of quad bikes and mini motorbikes to the authorities. Information leaflets are being distributed to spell out the dangers

  • Stage is all set for children's Bront opera

    School children are preparing to take centre stage as the lives of the Bronts are transformed to opera. Youngsters from four primary schools in the Bradford district -- including Lees -- are performing in Haworth Parish Church on Thursday, at 1.30pm and

  • Massed choirs in full voice to celebrate centenary

    Guests at a 100th birthday party had to sing for their supper as Keighley Vocal Union celebrated its centenary. The leading Keighley choir invited other local singing groups to join it for a special concert last Saturday. Each of the choirs, including

  • Helping addicts break out of cycle

    A strategy to help drug abusers break out of the destructive cycle of crime and addiction has been promoted at the March meeting of the town's anti-crime partnership. The event at the Keighley Disabled People's Centre featured a presentation from the

  • Time to ban these marriages

    If the Government is dithering about whether or not to make forced marriage a new criminal offence - and there are real concerns that it might not go ahead with a ban when it announces its decision in a few weeks - it should consider the situation in

  • Fehintola getting taste for high life

    Femi Fehintola has had his eyes opened to the fame and fortune that boxing can offer. Now the Bradford Moor super-featherweight is declaring: I want some of that! The unbeaten prospect is back home from an "unbelievable" experience in Monte Carlo, where

  • Challenge Cup final place up for grabs

    Previous winners Tyersal and Bay Athletic clash this evening for the right to play in the final of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup. Tyersal won the competition in 1994 and fellow County Amateur Premier Division outfit Bay were champions two seasons

  • Ring-rust worry as Bees face Hoppers

    National League Three North leaders Bradford & Bingley, who are at home to Preston Grasshoppers tomorrow, are worried about ring-rust. The surprise postponement of the Bees' match at Darlington last weekend has not only extended their season to May

  • Fashion legacy ends but shop name to live on

    After 88 years the Firths of Haworth legacy has come to an end. But the name will still remain as a new owner carries the name forward into a new generation. Nikki Carroll, 33, originally from Haworth, is hoping to keep Firths of Haworth, a ladies dress

  • Big prizes for second time

    A Keighley-based telecoms firm has beaten the market's big guns to win a top industry prize two months running. Link Telecom has received 100 Bluetooth headsets to give away and £4,000 to boost sales after its success in a competition run by mobile companies

  • A regional force cannot be local

    NORTH Yorkshire's Police force is doomed. Despite the inevitable promises of "consultation" it is quite clear that the Home Secretary has every intention of rushing through his grand strategy of producing bigger police forces no matter what. Sadly responding

  • It is time to let the Odeon die

    Councillor the Rev Paul Flowers is Superintendent Minister of the Bradford-Great Horton Methodist Circuit and councillor for Great Horton Ward. He writes in a personal capacity. Hardly a week seems to go by without at least one or two letters in the