• Alternatives to going to casualty

    A campaign has been launched by the district's GPs to raise awareness of options available to the public in health emergencies. It follows concern that many people were attending accident and emergency departments when they should have used another service

  • Community centre must find cash for repairs

    Braithwaite residents must find cash to repair their damaged community centre. Bradford Council owns the Whinfield Centre, in Keighley, but will not fund structural repairs to the roof and wall. The volunteer management committee - made up of residents

  • Shepherd to mangage England team

    A Thai boxing instructor from Steeton has been named as manager of the England Thai boxing team. Robin Shepherd, 29, who was born at Embsay and runs Thai boxing gyms at Eastburn and Bingley, steps into the position which was vacated by previous manager

  • Reilly’s brace nets victory for Silsden

    Silsden 2 Winsford United 1 Two fox in the box goals from Lee Reilly midway through the second half of the game at Cougar Park on Saturday have taken Silsden to sixth place in the league. Always a tough nut to crack, Winsford led at half-time but a

  • Sarah's a champion in the making!

    Young Sarah Johnson is showing some star qualities as the Oakworth girl won two silver medals at the Wellow House Open Table Tennis Tournament in Nottingham at the weekend. Nine-year-old Sarah, a pupil at St Anne's School in Keighley and a member of

  • Cougars aim to correct defensive errors

    Keighley Cougars head coach Barry Eaton is targeting an improvement in defence when his side travel north for their Northern Rail Cup tie against Workington on Sunday. In two matches in the cup competition the Cougars have suffered losses to National

  • Galaxy dream comes to an end

    TWO Keighley area footballers have missed out on the chance to play with David Beckham at Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy. John Butcher of Keighley and Thomas Dibb of Denholme were among four footballers from Yorkshire who were invited back for trials

  • Back Chat

    This week I'd like to talk a little bit about a great experience for two of our local footballers. John Butcher of Keighley and Thomas Dibb of Denholme are flying back to Yorkshire today after finishing a football journey in sunny Southern California

  • Keighley’s relegation worries deepen

    Sheffield 12 Keighley 0 Keighley's relegation anxieties deepened after their defeat at Sheffield. With the sides on level points before the game it was a crucial encounter and the loss leaves the Utley men only three places off the bottom of the league

  • MUSIC from February 14

    * Baccapipes Folk Club hosts singers' night (Friday) and Flossie Malavialle (February 22), in Keighley Ukrainian Club, 9 Henry Street, off Cavendish Street. Phone 01535 605310. * Simon Kaylor Quartet plays jazz at Welcome Home Sexy club at New Beehive

  • Keighley's Junior gym is in big demand

    Hundreds of young people have been making the most of a gym especially aimed at the under 16s. Bradford Council's sport and leisure service opened the district's first junior gym in January last year, at Keighley Leisure Centre. And since then its popularity

  • Pantomimes continue until weekend

    Pantomimes continue in four local villages until the weekend. * Harden Players present Alice in Wonderland runs from tonight until Saturday (7.30 pm) and Saturday at 2p in Harden Congregational Church. Book at Harden Post Office. * Cinderella is at

  • WHAT'S ON from February 14

    * Bradford Gallery, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Carlton Street, Bradford: Create a Vision exhibition (Monday-February 29. Phone 01274433334. * St George's Hall, Bradford: Bootleg Beatles (March 22); Russian State Opera of Siberia in Puccini's Madam Butterfly

  • Prison threat for labourer

    A labourer who failed to pay off a £100 fine for breaching a community rehabilitation order imposed in September 2005 is facing a prison sentence. Craig Walsh, 32, of Elliott Street, Silsden, had paid only £50 of the fine in over two years, despite having

  • Number of yobbish acts on trains is cut

    Anti-social behaviour on the district's rail network has been slashed. Incidents in the British Transport Police (BTP) Bradford neighbourhood policing area, which includes the Airedale line, have fallen by more than 40 per cent. In the period between

  • Man jailed after going ‘almost berserk’ in pub

    A 25-year-old man who assaulted a pub manager and caused damage estimated at more than £2,500 has been jailed for a year. Recorder Ian Graham said David Whittingham appeared to have gone almost berserk as he swung around bar stools, smashing beer pumps

  • Station is target for car vandals

    A British Transport Police officer has said that Steeton and Silsden Railway Station is being monitored for anti-social behaviour. Sgt Richard Price attended a meeting of Steeton with Eastburn Parish Council last Wednesday and spoke about his powers

  • Community church raises £1000 for hospital

    Women members of a church have raised more than £1,000 for the Airedale Hospital children's unit appeal. Fundraisers from the Worth Valley Community Church officially handed over the cash to a representative from the hospital on Sunday. The women collected

  • Deputy mayor’s benefits fraud

    The deputy town mayor of Denholme has admitted working while claiming more than £5,000 in benefits. Dennis Bibby, of Station Road, Denholme, pleaded guilty at Bradford Magis-trates' Court last Thursday to receiving housing benefit and council tax relief

  • Man is put on remand

    A 59-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after a woman was found with serious injuries in a field at Cowling. William Robert Davies, of no fixed address, but from the Colne area, appeared at Bradford

  • Denholme's deputy mayor stands down

    The deputy town mayor of Denholme who has admitted working while claiming more than £5,000 in benefits, has resigned from teh town council. Dennis Bibby, of Station Road, Denholme, pleaded guilty at Bradford Magis-trates' Court last Thursday to receiving

  • Riddlesden flats plan rejected

    Plans to turn a derelict warehouse at Riddlesden into flats have been rejected. Keighley Area Planning Panel voted by three votes to two last Thursday to turn down the application for the canal-side plot, off Bar Lane. Members said they feared the development

  • Taking lead to welcome breasfeeding mums

    Breastfeeding mums are being welcomed at Keighley Leisure Centre. Bradford Council is offering facilities at all its sports centres and swimming pools. It is supporting a Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust (tPCT) campaign to encourage

  • Table tennis set bats round ideas

    Community workers now go for a paddle when they want to talk about their work. They certainly keep their balls in the air as they plan joint projects in Keighley. They're thrashing out the details over a ping-pong table rather than a conference table

  • Oakworth biker’s polished performance

    An Oakworth man's careful restoration work has brought him success at a major motorcycle show in the Midlands. Colin Cooper won the "Best Honda" category in the eighth Japanese Motorcycle Show, staged at Donington Park. The judges were highly impressed

  • Rugby player tried to bite ear

    A 21-year-old man who used to play rugby league for Keighley Cougars attempted to bite a man's ear during a disturbance. Christopher Clough, of Western Street, Keighley, admitted at Bingley Court on Tuesday to being drunk and disorderly outside the Old

  • School road is like a race track, say dads

    More than 350 Silsden residents are petitioning for greater road safety for their children when walking to school. Parents Garry Wilkinson and David Driver are leading the campaign, which calls for the speed limit in Elliott Street, near Aireview Infants

  • Silsden road is like a rac track say dads

    More than 350 Silsden residents are petitioning for greater road safety for their children when walking to school. Parents Garry Wilkinson and David Driver are leading the campaign, which calls for the speed limit in Elliott Street, near Aireview Infants

  • Old Bronte school names shortlisted

    Two former teachers at the former Brontë Middle School are about to chalk-up a place in history. And ex-pupils at the Keighley school, which became redundant during the shake-up from a three to two-tier education system about seven years ago, will decide

  • Baby murder trial date is set

    A Keighley man has been committed for trial accused of murdering a baby boy 21 years ago. Stephen Knox, 50, of Ingrow Lane, will face trial at Leicester Crown Court on November 3. He has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mark Harrison, in Leicester, on

  • Girl, 17, locked up after fatal stabbing

    A 17-year-old girl who killed a man by plunging a knife into his groin has been sent to detention for three years. The teenager drank a bottle of vodka and smoked cannabis before she struck the fatal blow, Bradford Crown Court heard. Her victim, Anthony

  • Emergency - Save our St John base

    Keighley's St John Ambulance headquarters is to close. The organisation says the sale of the Russell Street building will not affect its training or coverage of public duties. But the move has angered Keighley Town Council, which has voiced its opposition

  • From post codes to precepts - your views

    Cowling is in Craven - not BradfordIt is very kind of Bradford Council to send us their "Community Pride" newsletter and I do, in fact, read it - however Cowling is in Craven district and not Bradford. I have complained two or three times already about

  • God's Kingdom is invading Earth

    Stephen Smith of Airedale Church writesJesus taught his followers to pray "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as in heaven". Those are words prayed, recited or muttered regularly by Christians across the globe - yet all too often without

  • Short lived re-creation of Victorian street

    This scene shows neither York nor Bath, but Haworth - and it's all indoors in the former Hipperdrome Cinema, in Belle Isle Road! The Bygone Days Memorabilia Museum was officially opened by actress Kathy Staff (Nora Batty in Last of the Summer Wine)

  • Girl, 15, filmed death of Keighley man

    A teenage girl has admitted filming the death of a Keighley man who was killed by her friends in a so-called "happy slapping" attack. Gavin Waterhouse, 29, died from a ruptured spleen following the "unprovoked and cowardly" attack in the Beckside area

  • Rubbing salt into St John Ambulance wound

    Bradford is only ten miles from Keighley - those words should come back and haunt Philip Gee, the executive director for South and West Yorkshire St John Ambulance. He was commenting on the rightful anger and concern at the decision to close the organisation's