• Letting children become obese is child cruelty

    Yet more projects have been launched aimed at tackling obesity among young people. Locally youngsters are currently taking part in hour-long physical activity sessions followed by fun workshops based around healthy eating and increasing exercise. Great

  • Gang of yobs beat club steward

    A club secretary was attacked by youths plaguing a village park after asking them to move on. Mick Caine was punched to the floor and kicked by gang members. The 52-year-old lost two front teeth and sustained cuts and bruising in the incident, at Haworth

  • Nurses sad to be leaving

    Two nurses from Brontë Park nursing home, at Haworth, have paid tribute to their former residents. Pictured are Laurie Sloan, 67, from Silsden, and Carol Farley, 50, from Keighley, who are departing from Brontë Park after seven years of commitment to

  • Residents to get new road

    A developer is to surface a currently unadopted road. Skipton Properties will carry out the £70,000 improvement work at Damems Lane, Keighley, near the company's Brambles housing development. Sarah Barraclough, Skipton Properties' sales and marketing

  • Brian has wound up village for 40 years

    A Cononley man has kept the village clock going by winding it more than 170,000 times over the past 40-plus years. Brian Nelson, pictured, of Main Street, has been winding the clock on the Village Institute every Sunday since 1963. Mr Nelson climbs

  • Have your say over quarries and waste

    South Craven residents are urged to share their thoughts on the future of quarrying and waste management in the county. The move ties in with the release of a new framework by North Yorkshire County Council's mineral and waste planning office. Issues

  • Beryl is one of top carers

    Beryl Frith has been named as one of the country's most caring people in an award to honour those who look after loved ones. The 82-year-old retired insurance agent from Cross Hills was nominated by her husband, Leslie. Beryl, who worked for the Wesleyan

  • Worried dad repeats call for action

    A Father-of two who voiced concern about vehicles speeding through Denholme six months ago has repeated his demand for action. Chris Maddocks told the Keighley News last July that local people were taking their lives in their hands every time they walked

  • Funding group’s great year

    Bradley's Young Fundrais-ers group has had another successful money-raising year in support of charity. The group was formed five years ago by youngsters in the village who wanted to do something for Children in Need. The following year they supported

  • Police set to roll out their new powers

    Police in South Craven have been given new powers to try to stop disorderly behaviour on the streets. PC Andy Wooler, from Cross Hills Police Station, told Glusburn Parish Council about the introduction of Direction to Leave Notices. PC Wooler said

  • Elvis at Institute!

    Elvis Presley and U2 are among performers headlining at Glusburn Institute this winter and spring. Not the real thing, mind, but tribute acts sharing the limelight with puppets, local bands and panto performers. Steve Preston draws on 20 years' experience

  • Got a grot-spot to clean?

    Residents of Cullingworth, Harden, Wilsden and Denholme can nominate more "grot spots" for a clean-up. The areas could be included in the community clean-up programme for the 12 months beginning this April. Bradford Council has issued the invitation

  • Society will help older folk get out

    An over-50s society has been created in Steeton. The society was set up after a meeting at Steeton Methodist Church revealed there was a need for some older people to get out of their homes and into a new environment. The club will run social events

  • Youngsters learn to play with puppets and shadows

    Light, shadow, music and narration have been used to create an atmospheric production at Lees Primary School. A group of 22 year five pupils staged a shadow play for the rest of the school after two days of instruction from men hired by a Wakefield-based

  • Pupils find keys to music success

    Finding the keys to musical success are these students at Harden Primary School. They joined a workshop in keyboard and guitar playing led by specialist teachers. Tutors from the Yamaha Music School, in Saltaire, visited several schools in the area.

  • Chest of free books hits 10,000 mark

    Bookstart, in Bradford, is celebrating the delivery of the 10,000th chest of free packs of books and resources for young children. Bookstart is a national scheme which involves handing out free packs to young children to help them enjoy reading with

  • Keighley struggle to win penalty-ridden contest

    Keighley 24 Redcar 5 Keighley struggled at times to overcome bottom placed Redcar in a generally dour contest in which the ambitions of the players were too often stifled by a referee whose frequent use of the whistle and his back pocket led to a string

  • Moriarty’s brace helps Silsden beat the leaders

    In a game which flowed from end to end the Cobbydalers capitalised on Martin Packer's early goal and ran out worthy winners against league leaders Newcastle Town. Silsden completed the double over the promotion favourites to extend their unbeaten run

  • Haworth CC opens indoor nets to seniors and U-17s

    In preparation for the 2008 season Haworth Cricket Club have senior and U-17s indoor nets booked for Monday evenings from 7.45pm to 8.45pm at Parkside School Sports Hall, with both nets in use until Monday, March 17. All senior players and potential

  • ‘Old faithful’ Ian wins Splash again

    Twenty-five years of organising the Soreen Stanbury Splash Fell Race and it's good to see some things don't change, said Haworth's David Woodhead. Soreen are still supporting the race by giving out a malt loaf to all finishers and that "old faithful"

  • Melling will play Parrott

    Chris Melling from Keighley and Jason Walton from Bingley have won the right to play a former world champion in a one-frame exhibition at the Telegraph & Argus Snooker Classic at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre on Saturday, February 23. Melling will face

  • Tosney lands a big win on boxing night

    Young Harry Tosney of Eastburn Boxing Club was named best boxer of the night when the club hosted a boxing evening at Bradford City Football Club last Thursday. The 12-year-old Tosney, who has never lost a bout on home ground, boxed brilliantly throughout

  • Has anybody seen our Pavarotti?

    Pavarotti is alive and well and living somewhere in Keighley. At least, a 10ft tall, papier mache statue of the great Italian tenor is, say Keighley Festival organisers. The heavyweight figure - the real-life Pavarotti died last year - was last seen

  • Back Chat

    I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Newcastle United - going back to the days when Paul Gascoigne first emerged in the famous black and white stripes. So it's been sad to see the club's decline in recent years. And unless I'm proved wrong, I can't

  • Hollindrake returns to Steeton

    Steeton Football Club received a boost when former player Aaron Hollindrake made his return the club last weekend. The striker, who played first team football for Silsden last season, joined Guiseley at the start of this sason and played a few games

  • Three are accused of manslaughter

    Two men and a woman are set to stand trial at Bradford Crown Court on July 14 charged with killing Keighley man Kevin O'Brien. Debi Graham, 21, and Dean Swan, 31, of Acres Street, Knowle Park, and Andrew Richard Graham, 22, of Aireville House, North

  • Cougars kick off cup campaign

    Still licking their wounds after an 84-4 pasting at the hands of Bradford Bulls, the Keighley Cougars will be looking to sneak a win when they travel to White-haven on Sunday for the first of six Northern Rail Cup matches. Cougars have been drawn in

  • Child-sex trial

    A former Lothersdale man is to stand trial on June 2 accused of child sex offences. Richard Gill, 36, now of Haworth Road, Allerton, Bradford, is accused of indecent assault, sexual activity with a child and perverting the course of justice. He appeared

  • Creative writing on offer

    BUDDING writers are being given the chance to sharpen their creative skills as part of Bradford District Care Trust's bid for foundation status. People are invited to attend creative writing sessions at Victoria Hall, in Keighley, where local poet Bruce

  • Charlotte’s pine tree is felled

    A tree in the Brontë Parsonage Museum garden was felled on Monday because it had deteriorated and become hazardous to the public. The cypress pine was one of a pair said to have been planted by Jane Eyre author Charlotte Brontë and her husband, Arthur

  • Driver’s £90 bill

    Eastburn man Lee Harrison was fined a total of £50 by Skipton magistrates for failing to produce car documents. At court last Friday, Harrison, 22, of Harewood Avenue, pleaded guilty to failing to produce his driving licence and insurance documents on

  • Spit, Sawdust and the Sounds of Swami

    Sounds of Swami are to join fellow Spit and Sawdust veterans for a weekend festival in Stockport. The Keighley alternative rock band toured last year with fellow up-and-coming bands on the SAS tour. Fellow performers included The Scabs, The Fractions

  • MUSIC from January 31

    * Me and My Mates play the Vine, off South Street, Keighley, tonight. * Random Hand play West Riding, Huddersfield, tonight. * Aftermath play Old Turk, Dewsbury, on Saturday. * Honeytoad play the Head, Bradford, on Saturday. * Exoterik play the Primrose

  • Panto fun around the villages

    Kids take the stage by the dozen next month as four village pantos are performed in one week. The family shows will be presented in Oakworth, Cullingworth, Glusburn and Harden. Two of the shows have casts entirely of children while another has a record

  • WHAT'S ON from December 31

    * St George's Hall, Bradford: European Union Orchestra with cello soloist Julian Lloyd Webber (Saturday); Cornish comedian Jethro (Tuesday); Russian State Ballet of Siberia presents The Nutcracker (Wednesday/Thursday 7.30pm, Thursday 2.30pm); Soweto

  • Callum left hoping after treatment

    A ten-year-old boy has returned home after receiving vital cancer treatment in Geneva. Callum Mynott, from Stockbridge, has a rare form of throat cancer and required specialist radiotherapy abroad because the treatment was not available here. Friends

  • From Keighley library lights to pride in town

    Lights left blazing in empty libararyMy wife and I walked past Keighley Library, at 10pm, on Tuesday, after an enjoyable visit to Keighley Playhouse. We were amazed to see that not only did the library have every single light on but there was a large

  • To live without hope is impossible

    David Miller of Keighley Shared Church writesDuring the whole of 2008, Christians Together in England and Wales will celebrate HOPE 08. All the major denominations will be working together to bring hope in our villages, towns and cities. The beginning

  • Staggering tally of spiked bayonets

    This cheery if austere wartime Christmas party was held by the staff of clothing manufacturers W Martyn (Keighley) Ltd, of Holycroft Mills, Oakworth Road, in 1944. The photograph has been supplied by Mrs Dorothy Kayley, of Sunnyhill Avenue, who appears

  • Lead stolen

    Lead has been stolen from the roof of a Keighley accountants for the second time in a few weeks. The first theft at Glenn J Wrighton & Co, Devonshire Street, led to damaged ceilings after heavy rain. When builders repaired the roof this week they discovered

  • Masterplan progress on the agenda

    Progress on the Airedale Masterplan will be discussed by Keighley councillors next week. They will hear about Keighley Railway Station improvements and a new community centre for Haworth. Members of Keighley Area Committee will also see detailed plans