Epic run is shore to prove a winner

Keighley News: Sam Boatwright is training to take on an incredible 2,500k run around the UK coastline for charity, Help For Heroes

1:20pm Sunday 8th January 2012

A Silsden man is set to tackle a gruelling challenge to raise money for charity.

Riddlesden Gala hailed a success

Keighley News: Briony Humphreys goes patriotic at Riddlesden Gala

11:50am Friday 17th June 2011

Riddlesden Gala has been hailed a massive success.

Concern over Silsden Moor wind turbine plans

Keighley News: Councillor Michael Elsmore

6:30pm Thursday 17th February 2011

Councillors and residents in Silsden have objected to a plan to build four wind turbines at Haygill Farm on Silsden Moor.

Cougars hit Northern heights to qualify

Keighley News: Ollie Pursglove is tackled against Workington. Picture by Charlie Perry

12:00am Monday 15th February 2010

Keighley Cougars 38, Workington 10

Call for hospital parking fees to be scrapped

11:32am Thursday 17th September 2009

A cancer charity has called for hospital car parking charges for regular patients to be scrapped, branding them a “tax on sickness”.

Verdict on 229-homes plan deferred

Keighley News: Councillor Andrew Mallinson at the site for the proposed new homes

10:39am Thursday 17th September 2009

Controversial plans to build 229 new homes in the heart of Steeton were deferred by councillors yesterday afternoon.

New town mayor sets up 'special' awards

9:20am Thursday 10th September 2009

Outstanding adults who make a contribution to Silsden could now be recognised with a mayor’s award.

Details of rail station survey are set to be published

8:40am Thursday 10th September 2009

The results of one of the most comprehensive studies ever undertaken about Steeton and Silsden Railway Station are due to be published at the end of this month.

Airedale Hospital stages open day

11:10am Friday 4th September 2009

Airedale Hospital is staging its annual open event next Friday.

Arson probe after inferno guts mill

9:00am Thursday 27th August 2009

Police are hunting arsonists who struck at a late 19th-century mill in Silsden.

Future of war memorial plaques is in doubt

8:50am Thursday 20th August 2009

The future of three war memorial plaques dedicated to Silsden men and women who gave their lives for their country is in question.

Thousands of youngsters take up free swimming offer

8:40am Monday 17th August 2009

Free swimming has boosted the number of young people taking a dip at the Keighley pool.

Garden tribute to caring arthur

Keighley News: Arthur’s grandson Daniel Goff, his daughter Sharron Haley, centre, and Lynette Howfield.

2:50pm Saturday 15th August 2009

A memorial garden has been unveiled in tribute to a Keighley community stalwart who died last year.

Football players get kicks to raise cash for children’s unit

2:40pm Friday 14th August 2009

Teams from Keighley pubs and a club took part in a six-a-side football tournament to help children being cared for at Airedale Hospital.

Swine flu advice while on holiday

1:40pm Friday 14th August 2009

people heading off on holiday are being urged to take extra care with hygiene as a precaution against swine flu.

Tenants urged to give views on home improvements

11:50am Friday 14th August 2009

Incommunities tenants across the district are being urged to have their say on improving homes and neighbourhoods.

£171m goes into schools rebuild

10:00am Friday 14th August 2009

The second phase of the district’s ambitious school rebuilding programme is now the biggest, single project in the country at £171.5 million, with the money set to be released later this month.

Cancer patient died following operation

10:50am Thursday 13th August 2009

A man who underwent surgery as he battled cancer died days later because of complications, an inquest heard.

Youth council wins £30,000 for park project

8:30am Thursday 13th August 2009

Silsden Youth Council has secured more than £70,000 in funding for an activity area for older children.

Pupils play a key role

Keighley News: Pupils at work

9:10am Thursday 23rd July 2009

Children from East Morton Primary School, pictured above, played an important role in their village’s first Yorkshire in Bloom assessment.

Disney-themed gala unites community

Keighley News: Cross Roads Gala Queen Brooke Johnson and king Andrew McCurry, centre, are joined by their attendants and page boys

9:00am Thursday 16th July 2009

Captain Hook and princess outfits were the order of the day, as hoards of people marched the streets for this year’s Disney-themed Cross Roads gala.

Gala had real 'village feel'

Keighley News: East Morton Gala Queen Sarah Leanne Dugdale with here attendants and retiring queen Lydia Ellis-Feather and, right, a cowgirl joins the Wild West theme

8:50am Thursday 16th July 2009

East Morton residents enjoyed a gala with a real “village” feel last Sunday.

Christmas lights will shine says council

9:30am Thursday 9th July 2009

Silsden Town Council is striving to ensure the streets are adorned with Christmas lights this year.

Call to cut speed limit is rejected

9:20am Thursday 9th July 2009

Steeton with Eastburn Parish Council voted to reject a proposal to reduce the speed limit on Keighley/Skipton Road from 60mph to 40mph.

Police warn of fake notes

9:10am Thursday 9th July 2009

Forged £20 notes are circulating in the district, a police inspector has warned.

Church members plan to move into school

9:30am Thursday 2nd July 2009

A school hall is set to become the temporary home of Silsden Methodist Church.

Queen Sarah will lead gala parade

Keighley News: Sarah Leanne Dugdale

10:10am Thursday 18th June 2009

Sarah Leanne Dugdale, 13, has been chosen as this year’s East Morton Gala Queen.

Record-breaking gala

Keighley News: The Queen of Hearts and her pack on the Ilkley Road Sunday School float were the group winners.

9:00am Thursday 18th June 2009

This year’s Riddlesden Gala broke records on a day blessed by sweltering weather.

Barbara is trekking to ancient city

8:50am Wednesday 17th June 2009

An Oakworth woman will march across part of Jordan later this year to raise money for Bradford Marie Curie Hospice.

Survey reveals commuters clog up car park

10:10am Thursday 11th June 2009

A survey of commuters who use Steeton and Silsden Railway Station car park has shown that passengers travel from as far away as Preston to use the station.

Police make appeal for Watch co-ordinators

10:10am Thursday 11th June 2009

Police have launched a desperate appeal for Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators due to a chronic lack of leaders in Steeton and Eastburn, the parish council heard.

Flower festival boost to church

10:00am Thursday 11th June 2009

A flower festival to raise money for a church will take place next month.

Youth drop-in centre is now up and running

9:00am Thursday 11th June 2009

A Friday-night drop-in centre complete with the latest entertainment mod cons has officially opened its doors to the youth of Silsden.

Church plans to celebrate 150 years

8:20am Thursday 4th June 2009

Members of Eastburn Methodist Church are celebrating its 150th anniversary.

Sounds of 60s and 70s are returning

4:20pm Thursday 21st May 2009

A Steeton pub is turning back the clock to raise cash for Manorlands.

Help call for bloom contest

10:00am Thursday 21st May 2009

Villagers are being urged to dig in to help their community blossom in the Yorkshire in Bloom contest.

Strong opposition to 230 homes scheme

10:50am Thursday 14th May 2009

Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council has recommended that plans for 230 houses next to Thornhill Road should be refused on several counts.

‘Artist at heart’ dies, aged 81

9:00am Thursday 14th May 2009

Art, poetry and song enthusiast Derrick Green has died, aged 81.

New bridges open up woodland footpath

Keighley News: Walkers make use of one of the new bridges

8:50am Thursday 14th May 2009

An East Morton beauty spot has been made more accessible following footpath improvements.

Mayor’s anger over state of canal path

2:30pm Thursday 7th May 2009

Silsden’s mayor claims British Waterways is endangering birds.

Double delight as CCTV is turned on

Keighley News: Cllr Andrew Mallinson, left, celebrates the installation of CCTV with, from left, John Snell, Philip Snell and Andrew Snell

8:50am Thursday 7th May 2009

CCTV cameras are finally watching over Silsden’s main street.

New ticket may ease parking problems

9:30am Thursday 30th April 2009

A new Metro season ticket allowing cheaper rail travel from Skipton to Leeds could diffuse car-parking problems in Steeton, it is hoped.

Drop-in centre launch delayed

11:20am Friday 24th April 2009

The opening of a drop-in centre intended to reduce anti-social behaviour in Silsden has been postponed.

Family is moved by wartime pilgrimage

Keighley News: Charlie Clarkson’s granddaughter Heather Blades at Villa Cini in northern Italy

11:16am Thursday 23rd April 2009

A woman has visited the Italian villa from where her grandfather once ordered targets to be bombed in the Second World War.

Robyn is the new Gala Queen

Keighley News: Queen Robyn Burden, centre, with Danah Tiler, left, and Faith Jordan.

8:50am Thursday 9th April 2009

Robyn Burden has been crowned Silsden Gala Queen.

Badly parked cars danger

8:50am Thursday 9th April 2009

A resident from Thornhill Road attended Steetong-with-Eastburn Parish Council meeting to call for action over badly parked cars on the road, which created an obstruction for other drivers and were a potential danger, he said.

Frowning over ‘smiley’ faces

8:30am Thursday 9th April 2009

Speeding motorists and badly parked cars were controversial topics among residents and councillors at last week’s Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council meeting.

Dog fouling problem will be on agenda

8:30am Thursday 9th April 2009

Silsden’s town mayor has called on all residents concerned about dog fouling to attend the next neighbourhood forum meeting and present their views and solutions to the persistent problem. Cllr Liz Trainor said Bradford Council dog warden Terry Singh had agreed to attend the meeting and she expressed her wish for progress on the issue. She said: “We really need to grab this by the horns and come forward with constructive ideas. I hope this will be a constructive meeting.”

Parking chaos blamed on fans

8:30am Thursday 9th April 2009

Lazy drivers are creating chaos in Silsden at weekends, town councillors have claimed.

Leisure land will not be leased to residents

5:39pm Wednesday 8th April 2009

Land left in trust to the villagers of Steeton when an elderly woman died will not be leased to residents who live next to it.

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