• Sutton Juniors to play in Holland

    Two teams from Sutton Juniors will be heading to Holland in May thanks to a massive fund-raising effort. A total of 51 people representing Sutton U-11s A and B squads, will be leaving by coach on Friday, May 23, to stay in Lumenburg. The Sutton teams

  • Tribute to Leanne is a Florida dream

    A total of £2,000 was raised for the family of a Keighley Star barmaid who tragically died about seven weeks ago. A charity football tournament held on Sunday at Oakbank School raised £1,070 for the family of Leanne Smith, who died of an aneurysm at

  • Back Chat

    It's nice to see Aaron Hollindrake having some good success on his return to Steeton AFC. The striker, who had been struggling with a knee injury earlier this year in a stint at Guiseley, has been a hit since his return to the Summerhill Lane side he

  • On the path to cricket success

    A number of youngsters from the Keighley area have been selected by the Yorkshire Cricket Board to take part in the Pathways to Cricket Excellence Scheme. Ben Whitfield of Keighley Cricket Club, Andrew Wear of Denholme CC and Matthew Price of Bradley

  • Charlotte receives Yorkshire awards

    A South Craven School pupil has been rewarded for her cricketing prowess. Charlotte Boulton was recognised at a dinner organised by the Yorkshire Women's Cricket Association. She was presented with the U-15s and U-17s batting award and the U-15s Player's

  • Club pays tribute to ‘Wilkie’

    Keighley Cricket Club are mourning the death of their long-serving member Brian Wilkinson. Wilkie' as he was popularly known, gave more than 50 years service to the club. He died on Saturday in Airedale Hospital from lung cancer aged 75 and already tributes

  • Welcome return home for Cougars

    Keighley Cougars will make a welcome return home after receiving a 50-16 thrashing at the hands of Halifax at The Shay on Tuesday night. The Cougars have played three of their four Northern Rail Cup games on the road, and there was no away magic for

  • Prolific Halifax trample Cougars

    Halifax 50 Keighley Cougars 16 High-scoring Halifax have amassed 142 points in their three previous Northern Rail Cup matches. Limbering up for Tuesday's home leg against the Cougars by taking on the NRL champions from Melbourne, Halifax weathered the

  • Albion delve into junior rugby programme

    Keighley Albion ARLFC have started up a junior rugby programme at the club. A total of 18 children aged four to 12 have been training at the club's two Burgess Playing Fields grounds, and more recently indoors at Marley because of the weather conditions

  • Slow start costs Keighley in loss at Scarborough

    Scarborough 18 Keighley 0 Keighley flattered to deceive at Scarborough, when for the opening 30 minutes they played some of their best rugby of he season. During this period they could, and perhaps should, have built up a potentially match-winning lead

  • Author discusses weird Elizabethan remedies

    A top children's author has visited Sutton Community Primary School to discuss death and witchcraft in the Elizabethan period. Sarah Matthias, who grew up in Bingley, also engaged children about the weird and wonderful remedies which were used in that

  • Pupils go high-tech

    Budding engineers are entering into the age of technology at Eastburn Junior and Infant School. The group of year six pupils belong to a new young engineers club at the school and are currently working on "electronic buggies", which will be able to ride

  • Scouting stalwart dies at the age of 83

    A dedicated Keighley Scouter and former member of the Royal Navy has died, aged 83. Sidney William Olsson, who was born in Hull, first worked as a joiner and then in construction management until 1955. During this time he was enrolled in the navy in

  • Tribute paid to influential teacher

    AN "inspirational" Keighley art teacher who has influenced hundreds of lives has died, aged 95. Seonaid Robertson taught at the old Keighley Grammar School - now Greenhead High School - in the Second World War years and has also published books about

  • Diamond day for couple

    A couple have been married for 60 years today. Donald and Lucy Sands, of Haworth, will officially celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on Saturday with a gathering of relatives and close friends. Mrs Sands, 86, first met her husband at a staff

  • Film to give fair trade reflection

    The fifth in a series of films being shown to celebrate five years of Haworth's Fairtrade status will be screened in the village on Sunday. Black Gold, which is about the coffee industry, will be shown in West Lane Baptist Church, at 6pm. Fairtrade refreshments

  • Liberals say ‘don’t axe Park Wood’

    A public meeting is being held in Keighley next week as part of a campaign opposing a relief road through Park Wood. Local Liberal Democrats have organised Wednesday's meeting, in Long Lee Village Hall, at 6.30pm. They have launched a "Don't Axe Park

  • Recycling lorries can't get to village

    Some Sutton residents have spoken out about a lack of recycling facilities in the village. People living in certain areas have to put all their waste into one bin because they are not provided with recycling bins for plastic or glass. For residents

  • Ban for driver who dropped cans of lager

    A woman suspected John Houldsworth was drunk when he bought lager at a filling station and then dropped several cans at the side of his car on the forecourt, Bingley Magistrates were told. She reported him to police. Houldsworth, 56, of Parkwood Street

  • Man is jailed after biting off ear during wake fight

    A 23-year-old man who bit a mourner's ear during a fight at a wake has been jailed for unlawful wounding. Roberto Traviato was operated on by plastic surgeons after being injured during the incident, at The Volunteers pub, in Lawkholme Lane, Keighley

  • MP slams trust rent increases

    INFLATION-BUSTING rent rises for residents on a Keighley estate are adding insult to injury, says MP Ann Cryer. She branded housing bosses as "a bit cheeky" for imposing weekly increases of around eight per cent. Many tenants of Bradford Community Housing

  • Ex-partner sent threatening text messages

    Jealousy prompted a 26-year-old man to send threatening text messages to his ex-partner. In one, Andrew Philpotts told her: "I'm coming round to open you up, you grass". It was one of 26 messages which had been sent by him, Bingley Magistrates were

  • End of the road warning by court

    A 22-year-old woman was rapped by magistrates and given a suspended prison sentence for failing to complete a £450 compensation order. Emma Templeton, of West Bank Road, Keighley, appeared in Bingley Court from police cells on Friday after being arrested

  • Man jailed for arson attack on friends’ flat

    A man has been locked up for three-and-a-half years for setting fire to a flat where his three friends were sleeping. John Tretton, 47, stormed around to Owen Neilson's home at midnight and pushed lighted paper through the letterbox, Bradford Crown Court

  • Readers asked to track down lorry driver

    MP Ann asks for patience after office changes Mark Taylor, my PA and caseworker has, after seven years, moved on to establish his own business. From April 4, Jim Pressley, my main caseworker for nearly 11 years, will also leave my employment, due to

  • Experience the unity of worldwide prayer

    Elaine Marshall of St Mark's Church writesFriday, March 7, is the Women's World Day of Prayer service. This is when women from across the world join together to pray for its needs. Over three million women worldwide will be praying and worshipping and

  • Harvey, 4, leaps to first birthday

    Four-year-old Harvey Wilde has never been more excited for tomorrow to come - because he can finally celebrate his first birthday. Little Harvey, who lives in Steeton, was born on a leap year four years ago and has never been able to celebrate his birthday

  • Sunday School memorial stone is laid

    This was the scene on February 14, 1914, when Mr T H Haggas laid a memorial stone for a new Albert Street Baptist Sunday School. He was the great-grandson of John Town, founder of Keighley's original Baptist chapel. Another stone was laid by Mrs Allan

  • Market Hall’s new canopy is revealed

    Plans have been unveiled for a new canopy at Keighley Market Hall. The glass-fronted structure will be built on the pedestrianised area in front of the current entrance in Low Street. The scheme forms part of a phased redevelopment of the hall, including

  • Pitch in and use sports facilities

    The manager of a Keighley recreation centre says the facility is currently underused. Oakbank Recreation Centre is based within Oakbank School and has been up and running for more than 20 years. But manager Andrew Sharp-les said even people living nearby

  • Act to protect local loyal businesses

    Two major developments which will impact on the future prosperity of this area have been revealed this week. Firstly, more details of the new £20m Asda superstore have been submitted covering "reserved matters" on design issues. The exact location of

  • Hospital gets tough on washing hands

    Disciplinary action could be taken against Airedale Hospital staff who persistently fail to wash their hands often enough. The stark warning was issued at a meeting of Airedale NHS Trust. Chief executive Adam Cairns said the feedback he had received

  • Checkout Asda's new store plan

    These pictures - obtained exclusively by the Keighley News - show for the first time what the town's new £20m Asda superstore will look like. It is to be built off Bradford Street, on the site currently occupied by Peter Black's distribution centre.

  • Bradford council tax to rise by 2.2 per cent

    The council tax for the Bradford District is to go up by 2.2percent this year. A joint statment has been issued by by Bradford Council Conservative Group Leader Cllr Kris Hopkins, Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Jeanette Sunderland and Green Party

  • Of Mice, men and a marvellous crew

    Down on the farm there's drama as some itinerant workers find out next week. They're appearing in Keighley Playhouse's production of classic American story Of Mice and Men. Experienced director Geoff Whitley helms John Steinbeck's stage adaptation of

  • MUSIC from February 28

    * Welsh T Band plays blues at the Vine, off South Street, Keighley, on March 6. Also in March: acoustic duo Eric Harrison and George Clapton (7), Recovery (13), keyboard player Stormin' Norman (14), singer Robert Drummond (20), Me and My Mates (21)

  • Lions 3D -- National Media Museum

    The king of beasts gets the right royal treatment on the five-storey-high IMAX cinema screen. And it's a sight to frighten even David Attenborough as the old monarch clashes with a young pretender. No Disney cartoon this, but the real thing filmed on

  • WHAT'S ON from February 28

    * King's Hall, Ilkley: Ilkley Amateurs present dramatic musical The King and I (Tuesday-Saturday 7.15pm & March 8 at 2.15pm). Phone 01943 816617. * Bingley Arts Centre: Bingley Amateurs pantomime Pinnochio (March 12-14 7.15pm) & 15 (2pm & 6.30pm).