More than 300 Keighley residents dropped-in on a special health roadshow.

The roadshow was held at Keighley Bus Station from 10am to 4pm last Thursday and was organised by Airedale Primary Care Trust (PCT).

The event gave people the opportunity to learn more about their health. They were offered free blood pressure tests and blood glucose tests -- to check for diabetes.

Various health professionals from Airedale PCT were on hand, giving out leaflets and advice on exercise, diet and stopping smoking.

Nurse practitioner registrar, Nessa Butler, said: "The road show was very well attended, with lots of interest from people.

"The main reason for the on-the-spot tests was because there are a lot of people out there with undiagnosed diabetes and high blood pressure -- and that's across the age groups. Those who were found to have elevated levels, were referred to their GP for further tests."

She added: "Out of the 325 people we tested, there were 40 elevated results for diabetes. That's 12 per cent, well above the national average of 2.5 per cent."

The PCT will be holding further road shows in Bingley and Ilkley in March and April.