ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have placed a banner on an Aire Valley landmark coinciding with Extinction Rebellion's week of national actions.

The banner stating 'Act Now' is positioned 30 metres high on the old gas-holder east of Keighley and can be seen by motorists using the bypass and hill walkers in the Aire Valley.

Campaigners hope it is an "ambitious reminder of our reliance on fossil fuel and the now disused gas-holder's role in the UK's earlier energy transition in the 1970s when we moved from town gas (coal) to natural gas (North Sea)".

An energy transition was possible then and another is well overdue now, campaigners say. They are calling for Government ministers to act with "greater ambition".

Rod Livesey of Extinction Rebellion Bradford said: “This government’s attempts to criminalise our right to peaceful protest will not help the problem go away. Extinction Rebellion will continue to keep the climate crisis centre stage by legal and peaceful actions like this until meaningful government action is taken. Nothing will change without attention. This just may help that."