• Cameron visits Airedale Hospital

    Tory leader David Cameron praised Airedale Hospital during a visit to the site today. Mr Cameron, who spent half the day talking to staff and patients at the Steeton hospital, said Airedale's example refuted Government arguments that district general

  • Man bailed in stabbing investigation

    A 23-year-old Keighley man arrested in connection with the stabbing of a youth has been released on conditional police bail. The man was being held on suspicion of wounding. A 17-year-old boy was taken to Airedale Hospital on New Year's Eve suffering

  • Lampkin runner-up in final ride with Montesa

    Dougie Lampkin of Silsden, completed his eight-year term with the Spanish/Japanese squad at Repsol Montesa HRC with a solid runner-up spot behind his young team-mate Toni Bou at the International Invitation Indoor Trial at Sheffield on Saturday. Lampkin

  • Devastated

    Vandals ruined Christmas for a group of disabled children. The yobs destroyed much-used amenities at a Keighley centre which provides respite care to families. Youngsters staying at the Clockhouse Project could not go on trips during the holidays.

  • ‘Stupid’ mistake

    A teenager told magistrates he had made a stupid mistake when he took his mother's car. Ashley Parkinson, 18, of Walton Street, Sutton, told the Skipton bench last Friday that he had taken the car to pick up his girlfriend on December 3. Prosecutor

  • Bhutto killing sparks fears

    politicians and community leaders in Keighley have voiced sadness and fear for the future in the wake of the murder of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Mrs Bhutto was killed by a suicide bomber in the city of Rawalpindi last Thursday.

  • Jobs look safe as deal is struck for Ponden Mill stores

    The jobs of workers at 33 Ponden Mill stores look to be secure after a deal was struck for the shops to pass into new hands. Ponden Mill's Keighley-based parent company, Marston Mills, went into administration last month. Managers blamed difficult trading

  • Heavy rainfall may have contributed to cave death

    A Keighley woman killed in a caving accident has been named as Caroline Jane Fletcher. Ms Fletcher, 28, from Riddlesden, and her male companion drowned in an underground cave when they were trapped by rising water. The man has been named as Stuart John

  • Old man’s seat back

    A legendary bench has been returned to its rightful place in Silsden. People say T'Old Man's Seat,' in Elliott Street, has been a popular village institution for more than a century - and to sit on it you had to bide your time and earn your right. Graham

  • Council pledges to act over fly-tipping

    The senior partner of a recruitment business claims that a "disgusting" amount of fly-tipping near his premises is creating a fire hazard. Denis Pagden - of Rotherwood Recruitment Agency in Cavendish Street - says broken glass, scattered clothes and

  • Liars face fines

    Tenants of former council houses in Keighley could be fined away for lying about damage to their homes. A crackdown has been launched on people who make false reports of criminal damage. Bradford Community Housing Trust now runs the thousands of houses

  • In-form Brownlee wins year end race

    An in-form Bingley Harriers runner finished off 2007 with a bang when he set a new course record in winning the Auld Lang Syne Fell Race held at Penistone Hill near Haworth on Monday. Alistair Brownlee of Horsforth won the race in convincing fashion

  • Views are sought on new health centre

    A new health and wellbeing centre could be provided in Keighley within the next four years. Health chiefs plan a major three-month consultation among townspeople and organisations early next year. People will be urged to think creatively about how to

  • Dream cruise cancelled as firm folds

    A couple from Steeton spent the festive season at home after having their dream river cruise cancelled at the last minute. Hazel and Robert Nicholas were due to travel to Germany on December 23 on a five-day cruise along the Rhine. The first they heard

  • Cutest baby in town is crowned

    Paige Swain has been crowned the cutest baby in Keighley in 2007 Her mum Kim Nelson, 20, from Silsden, entered Paige, then eight weeks, into the Keighley News Baby of the Year 2007. The contest was sponsored by the Airedale Shopping Centre. Kim said

  • Thousands raised by run

    Out of the farm and on to the roads went dozens of vintage tractors at the weekend. They were among 90 historic vehicles taking part in the latest Brontë Tractor Run. Tractors, wagons, jeeps and Land Rovers travelled 24 miles around Denholme, Cullingworth

  • Elsie gets set for 100th birthday celebration

    A Silsden nursing home resident is looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday this Saturday. Elsie Dewhirst, who lives at The Gables, said: "I feel very well apart from my legs - I've been troubled with arthritis for a long time but I've had a

  • Award for King's Arms

    The King's Arms pub, in Silsden, has won a coveted award. The Campaign for Real Ale Keighley and Craven branch has crowned the King's Arms joint winner of its "Pub of the Season" award and commended its improvement over the past four years. CAMRA branch

  • It’s the 12 goals of Christmas for Victoria

    In the Keighley & Aire Valley Alliance League AC Victoria brought Santa's sack with them when they played host to Keighley Athletic and conjured 12 goals out of it. They also played Scrooge as they only conceded one goal as it finished 12-1. Scorers

  • Workers walked to York and back

    The 19th-century engineering achievements of a Cullingworth family are highlighted in a history group's journal. The Bradford Antiquary portrays the lives and careers of the bridge, road and rail-building of the Craven family. Angela Holmes, Cullingworth's

  • Chief says village is not being

    The district's biggest landlord has denied claims that it is neglecting its tenants in Cullingworth. Bradford Community Housing Trust insists the village is among its key priorities for improvements. Housing manager Harry Whittle made the assurance

  • £50,000 grant has Rod walking on air

    Church leaders have secured £50,000 towards a renovation project to improve village life. Community groups which use Cullingworth Methodist Church have been calling for extra facilities, as organisations such as the village Sunday school have expanded

  • Cougars ready for first test at Batley

    The Keighley Cougars, riding high after two big friendly victories, will face their first real test of the pre-season when they travel to Batley on Sunday. Cougars head coach Barry Eaton said he is hopeful of gauging a few more things about his team

  • Tim to ride down hell mountain

    Mountain bike riders are being challenged to tackle one of the most demanding rides in the sport's calendar - and raise cash for disabled people at the same time. Tim Ferguson, an outdoor education instructor, is to take on The Mountain of Hell in his

  • Have the courage to turn vandals in to the police

    It just had to happen, didn't it? Shortly after a team of volunteers from the Bradford & Bingley bank made improvements to a garden haven at the Clockhouse Project - along came the vandals to wreck it. Not only did they destroy the garden, but over the

  • Pink Floyd a hit!

    When 21-year-old Kelly Gorman decided to open her own hair salon, she never imagined that Pink Floyd would be the secret of her success. In an Utley hairdresser's named "Unruly", a pink parrot plays a surprising host to visiting customers, welcoming

  • Readers express their opinions

    Cross boundary penalties on trainsAlthough I do agree with Mr Beale that the Skipton to Colne line should be reopened, I do feel it may be a so-called "white elephant". As a regular commuter between Keighley, Manchester, Hebden Bridge and Burnley I

  • Keys to unleashing Mighty power

    Pastor Ron Axon writesOne thing that puzzled me for years is that the Holy Spirit seemed to be much more powerful in the days of the early New Testament Church than he does today in the Western Church. The Holy Spirit is God and God does not change.

  • Back Chat

    Keighley Cougars begin the New Year in a positive frame of mind after a cracking start to their pre-season fixture schedule. Head coach Barry Eaton's nine new signings have bedded in well and his sizable squad looks to be in good form after they pummeled

  • Days of real snow are a thing of the past

    In this scene, which we tend to view nostalgically as Christmassy but which was probably just plain miserable for those involved, the weather has halted an early Keighley electric tramcar. It has stopped in South Street, the King's Head being visible

  • Days of real snow are a thing of the past

    In this scene, which we tend to view nostalgically as Christmassy but which was probably just plain miserable for those involved, the weather has halted an early Keighley electric tramcar. It has stopped in South Street, the King's Head being visible