• Firm fined for health and safety breaches

    A Keighley photo processor was fined a total of £37,000 today after pleading guilty to six breaches of health and safety regulations. Bradford Council was first alerted to problems at the Max Spielmann shop in Bow Street after a display unit fell on

  • New signing Wallbank hits a hat-trick to sink derby rivals

    Oakworth 1 Oxenhope Reserves 3 Defending Craven League Division One champions, Oxenhope Reserves moved into a challenging position in the table by taking all three points in a hard fought local derby at Oakworth. On a stamina sapping pitch Oxenhope

  • Steeton on losing end of seven-goal thriller

    Steeton 3 Crag Road United 4 Steeton lost by one goal in a pulsating seven-goal thriller at Summerhill Lane on Saturday. However the game will be remembered more for two controversial penalty decisions. Steeton made the best possible start when the

  • Dougie looking forward to new challenges with Beta

    Dougie Lampkin of Silsden is set to begin his search for a record breaking eighth outdoor title as part of the Italian team Beta. Lampkin said: "I am pleased to be reunited with Beta once again, and I am looking forward to the 2008 season and the challenge

  • Another Lampkin trial rider emerges

    Eighteen-year-old Ben Lampkin has joined other members of his famous family on the trial riding scene. Ben, a pupil at Ilkley Grammar School, lives at Addingham but was born at Silsden. His father is Steve Lampkin and is related to Dougie, John, Harry

  • Back Chat

    One bit of rugby news that interested me this week was the call up of Gloucester's Tongan winger Lesley Vainikolo to England's 32-man Six Nations squad. The 28-year-old former rugby league player who spent six years at Bradford Bulls, played league for

  • Girlfriend, boyfriend win New Year run

    Fifty-three brave souls turned out for the Silsden New Year's Resolution Fun Run 2008. The 24th running of this event on New Year's Day saw victory for local residents in both male and female categories. In fact Silsden's Tamara Hird and her boyfriend

  • Testimonial for Foster

    Retired Keighley Cougar stalwart Matt Foster will be reunited with his old team, Doncaster Lakers, when they come to Cougar Park for a pre-season match which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday. The game against the Doncaster side, who were relegated from National

  • Keighley gears up for 10K charity challenge

    A blockbuster "BIGK" 10K challenge is being planned in Keighley on Sunday, March 16, to raise money for the Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope. The Keighley News is lending its full support to the event, representing as it does an ideal opportunity for everyone

  • Property boom town

    Estate agents have forecast a bright outlook for Keighley's housing market this year. Nationally the market hit a low point in the months before Christmas and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors anticipates a challenging year. But Dacre Son &

  • GCSE results improving in three schools

    schools in the Keighley district recorded contrasting results in GCSE performance last year. National league tables for both GCSE and A-level results are released today. Holy Family Catholic School, in Keighley, and Parkside School, in Cullingworth,

  • Blood clue to catching burglar

    Blood found on a plastic duct in a derelict property belonged to Damien Holmes, Bingley Magistrates were told. Holmes, 19, of Mannville Grove, Keighley, pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal at Wharfedale House, Keighley. Prosecutor Raj Kumar

  • Drunk is fined

    Stephen Camp, 25, of North Queen Street, Keighley, was fined £40 and ordered to pay £45 costs by Bingley Magistrates when he pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Rydal Street, Keighley, at 11.30pm on Boxing Day. The court heard that the police

  • Man jailed after stolen lead found in pram

    A man who tried to escape with stolen lead in a pram has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison. Peter Parker, 32, of Coronation Way, Keighley, also admitted breaching two community service orders. He had failed to attend virtually every work session

  • More jobs axed at headquarters of Ponden Mill

    Another 45 jobs have been axed at the Keighley headquarters of the firm behind national soft furnishings chain Ponden Mill. The Marston Mills Group, based in Royd Ings Avenue, went into administration late last year, citing increased overheads and a

  • Calming is delayed

    Traffic calming planned for a rat-run road through Spring Bank has been postponed. Public transport chiefs will be consulted before speed humps are approved for Hainworth Wood Road. Keighley Area Committee wants to know how the proposed speed-reducing

  • MP slams erosion of post services

    Keighley's MP has told Royal Mail that people will not be fooled by any strategy to slowly erode the district's postal provision. Mrs Cryer was reacting to plans to axe four of the area's post offices: at Bradford Road in Stockbridge, Belgrave Road in

  • Boxer died after fall from ladder

    An amateur boxer fell to his death as he carried out roof repairs, an inquest heard. Darren Michael Davitt, pictured, 41, of Whinfield Avenue, Keighley, was cleaning a gutter at the back of a house in West Lane, Keighley, when the accident happened.

  • ‘Affair’ damage man faces court

    A 21-year-old man admitted damaging a door lock and smashing windows in the house of his girlfriend in a row over an alleged affair. Hameed Khalifa, of Devonshire Street, Keighley, admitted breaking two windows and damaging the lock at the house in Cartmel

  • Centre for disabled will serve everyone

    The transformation of the former Keighley Disabled People's Centre has been highlighted by councillors. Keighley Area Committee heard how the renamed Temple Row Centre will in future serve the entire community. Many activities will bring disabled people

  • Mel is fraction of her old self

    Unlike most women who have just got married, young professional Melanie Howcutt kicked off the 2007 New Year feeling depressed and overweight. At the age of 26, she weighed nearly 17 stones and had been overweight for most of her adult life. But, one

  • Teaching assistant banned after admitting drink-driving

    A member of staff at Malsis School, in Glusburn, has been disqualified from driving. Gareth William Archer, 22, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court last Friday . Prosecutor Caroline May said that at around

  • Tory leader praises workers at hospital

    The NHS needs fewer Government-imposed targets and more trust in its employees according to the Conservative party's leader, speaking during a visit to Airedale Hospital last Thursday. David Cameron - who spent half the day talking to staff and patients

  • Traffic calming plans are approved

    Traffic calming on Spring Gardens Lane, in Keighley, has been given the go-ahead despite residents' objections. Speed tables, parking restrictions and a cycle lane will be placed on the road, which runs past Holy Family School. The measures, requested

  • Mounting debt drove woman to steal £4,013

    A debt-ridden 22-year-old woman who stole more than £4,000 from the dental surgery where she worked as a practice manager has been made the subject of a one-year community order. Tearful Carlie Moulds was told by a judge at Bradford Crown Court last

  • It’s yes to parking ban

    Approval has been given for a parking ban around a junction at Wesley Place, in Keighley. Keighley Area Committee last week agreed waiting restrictions at the Haincliffe Road/Hainworth Wood Road junction. The restrictions are designed to make it easier

  • Council democratic, insists the mayor

    Keighley mayor Councillor Brian Hudson has strongly rejected suggestions that the town council is undemocratic. But he added he believed two of its councillors had been the subject of a "witch-hunt". He was responding to public reaction to reports that

  • Nick’s close shave for memorial to student

    Friends of a schoolgirl who died in a road accident are planning to remember her in a special way. Amy Howard's pals hope to raise enough money to buy a flowering tree or get her favourite band, McFly, to turn on Christmas lights. Among those fundraising

  • Tributes are paid to tragic potholer

    More tributes have been paid this week to a potholer from Riddlesden who drowned on a caving expedition. Caroline Fletcher, 28, and a colleague died after getting into difficulties while exploring a cave system in the Yorkshire Dales. Her body and that

  • Shops add some cheer with the big give-away

    "Secret agents" have targeted shoppers in Keighley. For more than a month during the festive period, unsuspecting shoppers were approached and handed a free gift voucher to use at a Keighley business. The lucky shopper was then invited to visit the

  • Teenager in car crash is given chance

    A teenager who crashed a car into a police vehicle injuring the driver has been given a chance by a judge to continue his studies to become a mechanic. Liam Anderson was driving a Vauxhall Corsa, which had been taken without consent, when it hit the

  • Medical centre keen to get patients’ views

    Silsden and Steeton residents are being invited to become actively involved in changing the way their local medical centre operates. Silsden Group Practice has tested a programme called "Critical Friends", which involves patients suggesting ways their

  • Council coughs up donation for growing club

    The Growing Club, at Hothfield Junior School, in Silsden, has received a financial spurt to get it off the ground. At its meeting, Silsden Town Council decided to donate £150 to the club, which has been set up to encourage children to learn about plants

  • Advice for community groups

    Community groups in Cullingworth and Denholme needing advice on how to secure funding have been invited to an event on January 26. The Shipley constituency funding fair takes place at the Kirkgate Community Centre - in Shipley - from 10.30am to 2pm.

  • Plenty on for children at reservoir

    Children's activities planned for this year will make the most of recent improvements at Doe Park Reservoir. Pond dipping and nature areas will be introduced at the water activities centre in Denholme. The reservoir reopened last summer following extensive

  • Centenarian Nora dies

    A 100-year-old Glusburn woman died peacefully with her family around her. Nora Adams Clarkson died in Airedale Hospital last Thursday, a month short of her 101st birthday. Mrs Clarkson, who was one of nine children, was born in Lincolnshire and lived

  • Kath is talk of the club

    Worth Valley Young Farmers achieved a crop of successes in a public speaking competition. The contest, at Harrogate, was open to Young Farmers Club members from across Yorkshire. And top of the Worth Valley crop was club secretary Kath Wood, who won

  • Kate makes her mark with a bridge

    The best Christmas present for 24-year-old Kate Gower has been her own railway bridge. This is no toy for her train set but the 270-tonne, £3.2 million real thing she designed herself. The civil engineer from Cross Roads abandoned some of her festivities

  • Rail museum at crossroads

    The group running Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel is at a crossroads in its development, says a leading member. Michael Cope says the Vintage Carriages Trust has to consider the right way forward. Challenges include how to find more space for storing and

  • Student’s anger at lack of urgency from college

    A woman has received a certificate more than a year after taking a course at Park Lane College Keighley. Vivien Driver took a ten-week Start IT course in September 2006 to improve her computer skills but it was only last Friday she received her accreditation

  • 'Star Wars' pensioner jailed for 40 days

    A Keighley pensioner has been jailed in Scotland for her role in anti-nuclear protests in Edinburgh. Helen John, 70, was one of two women who daubed slogans on the High Court building in Edinburgh in November, 2006. John, a veteran activist who

  • MUSIC from January 10

    * Baccapipes Folk Club hosts singers night (Friday) and male trio Lime Scurvy (January 17), in Keighley Ukrainian Club, 9 Henry Street, off Cavendish Street. Phone 01535 605310. * Keighley singer-songwriter Steve Tilston hosts folk-rock performer

  • There's still Room to Move!

    Organisers of a concert at Glusburn Institute this month have assured rock fans it is still on. Word-of-mouth and Internet rumour is claiming the January 19 gig has been cancelled. But promoter David Pedrick insists the show will go ahead at 7pm. Confirmed

  • Spandex night at the Cricketers

    Spandex Caravan return with their punk and metal music to the Cricketers Arms, Coney Lane, Keighley, on January 24. Other gigs: young local indie band Sharp Darts, Thursday, January 10; traditional Irish night with Phoenix, 11; blues from Crosscut Saw

  • CLASSICAL: Square Chapel Orchestra

    The Philharmonic in Vienna, the Halle in Bradford, and, last Saturday, the Square Chapel Orchestra in Halifax, all waltzing us into the New Year. We heard a terrific programme of Viennese music - a Suppe overture, Strauss waltzes and polkas, operatic

  • CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Horrible Histories, Broken Sky

    The Horrible History of the World. The first coloured Horrible Histories has been republished as part of the dinky Handbooks series. Smaller than a normal paperback, with a plastic cover, it's an excellent introduction to Terry Deary's books. He takes

  • Pure magic in Oakworth panto

    Little Tommy Tucker is this year's pantomime adventure from Oakworth Methodist Sunday School. More than 40 children will take to the stage for what organisers promise will be "pure magic". They say: "The storyline may be different but the scenery,

  • WHAT'S ON from January 10

    * St George's Hall, Bradford: Bag of Quips comedy club (tomorrow). Phone 01274 432000. * Mart Theatre, Skipton: Elizabethan music from York Waits (Tuesday). Phone 01756 799912. * Bradford Alhambra: Billy Pearce in panto adventure Peter Pan (until

  • Art clubs unite at Cliffe Castle

    Two local art clubs unite next month (January) for their annual exhibition of paintings and drawings at Cliffe Castle. Keighley Art Club and Bingley Art Society have displayed work together at the Keighley museum for many years. A kaleidoscope of home-grown

  • Stories for sale in the market

    Magical stories from faraway lands entertained families and children at Glusburn Institute last weekend. Families were treated to a lively afternoon as Satellite Arts actors opened up their market stall of stories. Tale Traders used puppets, music,

  • From pensions to pints you express your views

    Waiting for pensioners to dieWell Christmas has gone and the New Year is with us. What a New Year, gas prices going up through the roof; train prices increased by up to 11 per cent; ramifications filter through meaning food and basic needs will increase

  • Let’s resolve to be more open and welcoming

    Tim Garthwaite writesThe holiday is safely over. One of the allegedly "worst Mondays in the year" was put to bed this week and life returns to normal. We have even survived whatever New Year resolutions we might have briefly toyed with last week! But

  • This group of women were also on song

    Eighteen months ago Down Memory Lane featured a photograph of the men and boys of Haworth Parish Church Choir in the 1950s, but this group includes the ladies. It has been supplied by Mrs Elsie Hudson, of Sutton Court, Bingley, who appears as Miss Elsie