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  • Post offices in Keighley will close

    The axe has fallen on all four post offices earmarked for closure in Keighley and Ilkley, it was announced today. Branches in Bradford Road, Stockbridge; East Morton; Belgrave Road, Keighley; Leeds Road in Ilkley; and a further post office in Farnhill

  • Head teacher given praise from the top

    Long Lee Primary School head teacher Louise Smith has won high praise. Tribute was paid by Ofsted's chief inspector for education, children's services and skills, Christine Gilbert, at a conference in Bradford recognising outstanding schools and colleges

  • Search is on for country roads being plagued by sat nav drivers

    Has your village become a victim of satellite navigation drivers? Have normally quiet country lanes become busier as drivers of all kinds use technology to find their way? If so we we want to know about it. As readers can see, these drivers found themselves

  • Barriers to business identified

    The "Let's Talk Business Roadshow", launched in London last autumn, arrived at the Asian Women's Centre, in Keighley. Promoted by the Conservative Party and the National Black Women's Network, the roadshow was created to showcase the spirit of black

  • ‘Missing Dorma’ is back on song

    Keighley's "Missing Dorma" has turned up. The giant-sized papier-mache statue of the great Italian tenor Pavarotti has spent the last year entertaining warehouse workers. His whereabouts have been revealed after an appeal by Keighley Festival organisers

  • Hospital midwives praised for care levels

    Airedale Hospital's maternity department has been praised in a national assessment. The Healthcare Commission maternity review named Airedale as one of the better performing NHS trusts in the country for providing high-quality, value-for-money services

  • New sports club for disabled opens

    A £2,000 donation has given a boost to an indoor sports club for disabled people, which was officially launched last week. The cash - from Keighley Area Committee - was handed over to the new pool, snooker and table tennis club at its base in the Temple

  • Young Knives play BD1

    The BD1 LiVE phenomenon - a series of concerts at St George's Hall which brings great bands to town and showcase the talents of local acts - continues this month. There are gigs by Art Brut on Saturday February 16 and Young Knives on Friday February

  • Keighley Town Council precept rises by 15 per cent

    Most Keighley taxpayers will be paying 28p per week for the 2008/9 financial year, to support the work of their town council. Councillors have agreed to levy a precept for a total of £341,500 towards the cost of running services. This is a 15 per

  • Juniors kicking off £500,000 project

    Oakworth Juniors football club has unveiled ambitious plans for a new £500,000 changing block. Members have already found most of the cost of the building at their playing fields. The club, which serves more than 200 youngsters, now has to find the

  • Haworth artists unveil the Sunflowers

    The Sunflowers group at Haworth is presenting its first art exhibition. The display will open at the Bridgehouse Lane shop on Sunday, February 10, from noon to 8pm. Featured is the work of Olga Scatchard of Keighley, contemporary oils; Alex Smith, Keighley

  • Normandy veteran dies at 89

    A war veteran who was injured in Normandy during the Second World War has died. Norman Rhodes Smith died at Airedale Hospital on Monday. He was 89. He was born in 1918 and initially lived in Thwaites Brow. He joined the Duke of Wellington's Regiment