• Roger teaches Prince to be pilot

    A former Sutton man has been flying high with royalty. Squadron Leader Roger Bousfield, 36, has been teaching Prince William to fly at RAF Cranwell, in Lincolnshire, since the beginning of last month. Sq Ldr Bousfield said he felt very privileged to

  • Luke’s future online

    Cononley teenager Luke Bayer is today bringing the X-Factor to a new local education Internet site. Luke, pictured, is due to attend the launch of Bradford district's online prospectus At 15, Luke is at the age where he will be

  • Sean lands mischievous boy role in Emmerdale

    A schoolboy is to appear in a popular television show. Sean Webster, nine, has already appeared in ITV drama The Royal and in a television advert for Green Giant sweetcorn. Now the Denholme Primary School pupil will make his debut in ITV's Emmerdale

  • Plea to get growing club off the ground

    Businesses in Silsden are being asked to help get a school growing club off the ground. Ruth Leech, head teacher of Hothfield Junior School, said around £900 was needed if the dream of a beautiful garden lining the building - filled with flowers and

  • Back Chat

    This week I'm going have to travel back across the pond to talk about one of the biggest upsets ever in Super Bowl history. Yes, I stayed up until into early hours of Sunday morning to watch the one of the biggest sporting extravaganzas in the world,

  • Clarets deal is a big boost for young Jake

    A Keighley schoolboy's years of hard training have been rewarded with a two-year apprenticeship at a professional football club. Jake McEneaney, 16, said he was "overwhelmed and delighted" to learn last Thursday that he had been accepted into Burnley

  • BigK 10K sees good response

    There continues to be a fantastic response to the Keighley BIGK 10K challenge on Sunday, March 16, in aid of the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope. Many runners and walkers of all standards have returned their entry forms and many groups and organisations

  • Cougars launch charitable trust

    A pioneering move to inspire people to lead more positive and healthy lifestyles by harnessing the power of sport has been launched by Keighley Cougars. Community Cougars Foun-dation, a charitable trust, will provide a platform for people to promote

  • Striders venture out in the snow

    Silsden's Graham Pearce finished fourth in the 27th running of the Rombalds Stride on Saturday. Pearce, who runs for Pudsey & Bramley Harriers, finished the 25-mile course in 2.51.05 The race over Baildon and Ilkley Moors followed by the Otley Chevin

  • Cougars to host Halifax

    After a tough game at Whitehaven to start their Northern Rail Cup campaign, the Keighley Cougars have another challenging fixture this Sunday when they host Halifax. The match against the National League Two side at Cougar Park will kick off at 3pm.

  • Five see red in Sunday cup tie

    Silsden Sunday 2 West Bowling 3 Silsden's Sunday team were knocked out of the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup in a hot-tempered game which saw five players sent off. West Bowling were quick out of the blocks, scoring a goal in the first minute. Silsden

  • Pub can play music longer

    Publicans have convinced licence bosses that their quiet village inn will remain so. Keighley and Shipley licensing panel agreed to allow a variation of the licence at the New Inn, in Main Street, Wilsden. Recorded music can now be played for an extra

  • Major makeover for popular youth hostel

    Shared dormitories and bathroom facilities will be a thing of the past at a youth hostel in one of the most visited villages in the country. In their place will be state-of-the-art single rooms, en-suite facilities, more family accommodation and better

  • Village events will be in marquee

    Micklethwaite Village Society is carrying out various improvements with cash from Bradford Council. The money was given to the tiny village near East Morton as part of an action planning process. Residents' complaints and ideas for improvements have

  • Bridge repair will be ‘very expensive’

    Gale force winds have wrecked a footbridge to a popular beauty spot. And county bosses say they are unable to give a date when Ridge Mill Bridge, at Cowling, will be repaired. It has been left twisted after being hit by a tree uprooted in fierce winds

  • Fraudster ordered to repay £41,733

    A father-of-three from Cullingworth who allowed fraudsters to use his company paperwork and bank account to steal money from a health care trust has been given a suspended prison sentence. Three years ago businessman Rupinder Singh Athwal succumbed to

  • Eden Camp -- Malton

    There can't be any more suitable places for a Second World War museum than a former POW camp. Simply walking around the site of Eden Camp is enough to recall the spirit of the times. It sets the scene perfect for the brilliantly created displays inside

  • Rock nights are rolling

    The first of the year's rock nights at Glusburn Institute got off to a storming start, say organisers. More than 150 people watched a powerful mix of music from local bands Room to Move, Ridings and Eris. David Pedrick, one of the organisers, said it

  • MUSIC: Kerrang Tour 2008.

    If you thought a Kerrang gig was solely based on heavy metal then you would be wrong. Kicking off the Leeds date of the rock magazine's live tour was experimental/indie band Circa Survive who received a mixed reception. They played well but didn't get

  • Teacher banned after porn images found

    A science teacher caught stashing hundreds of pornographic and racist images on a laptop at a Cullingworth school has been banned from teaching. Stephen Moon cannot re-apply as a registered teacher for two years according to a prohibition order made

  • Fraud paid for holidays

    A 61-year-old council cleaner has been jailed after she confessed to cheating the benefits system of more than £76,000 over six years. Karen Henry pleaded guilty to 12 counts of falsely obtaining benefits and was sentenced by a judge at Bradford Crown

  • Council attacked as woman bankrupted

    A national advisory group has condemned Bradford Council after it made a disabled woman bankrupt over an unpaid £1,100 council tax bill. Naseem Raj, of Keighley, who receives Disability Living Allowance, faces losing her home as the size of her debt,

  • Lenten lunches begin

    The first of a series of Christian Aid Lenten lunches is to be staged tomorrow, beginning at noon, at Keighley's Salvation Army centre. The annual initiative is sponsored by Keighley Churches Together. The Salvation Army centre, in High Street, will

  • Stolen car was driven at terrified police officer

    A police officer feared he would be crushed to death when a teenager drove at him in a stolen car, a court heard. PC Adam Beecroft must have been "frightened to death" Bradford Crown Court was told. The officer's hand and leg were struck, leaving him

  • Wounding charge

    A 32-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to wounding her partner with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. Tina Richardson, who is remanded in custody, will stand trial in April after denying the charge, which relates to an incident in November last

  • Two arrested by drugs squad

    Two people were arrested when their car was stopped and searched by officers from the police district drugs team. The Renault Megane was pulled up in Oakworth Road, Keighley, yesterday afternoon as part of a pre-planned operation. The occupants - a

  • From smoking to airport sale spending

    Parking bays for disabled were fullI had reason to visit Holy Family School for an appointment and being disabled I expected there to be at least one disabled parking bay. There were in fact two, both of which housed the school mini-buses! Neither one

  • European Union Chamber Orchestra

    The sixth Bradford International Concert at St George's is Hall was given by the 19-strong European Union Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1981. Bravely standing throughout, the ladies in a variety of full-length gowns and men in white tie and tails behind

  • Elevators rise with blues in Keighley

    The Elevators return to Keighley Blues Club after a two-year absence, on February 29. The outfit -- voted the club's Band of the Season -- took a break following the death of frontman John Whippy. They'll be back with a new singer, new guitarist, and

  • How do Christians Fast?

    The Reverend Dr Jonathan Pritchard, priest at St Barnabas and All Saints has written this explanation of Christian fasting on behalf of Churches Together in Keighley.Fasting? What about fasting? What do you think? Could you? Do you? All the world's major

  • MUSIC from January 7

    * Inspiral Carpets singer Tom Hingley, hollow Horse and Daniel Orlick play acoustic gig at New Variety Club, Russell Street, tonight. * Sounds of Swami play the Cricketers, Coney Lane, Keighley (tonight, acoustic) and with Whipchord at the Head, Bradford

  • Oakworth panto promises spectacle

    Spectacular is one of the words used by members of Oakworth Methodist Church to describe their annual panto. And it appears to be the right word even though the show is staged in the surroundings of a village church. In previous years the stage crew

  • Green will be family friendly

    Work began this week on flattening the unpopular grass mound on Church Green, in Keighley. Much of neighbouring Church Street will be cobbled as part of the same regeneration project. Archaeologists will explore underneath the green before it is re-seeded

  • Calling-card idea to shop knife carriers

    Schoolchildren in Keighley are being asked to "shop" knife-carrying classmates. Special business-type cards appealing for information are being distributed to secondary schools. The cards, being sent to 140,000 students across the region, urge youngsters

  • Good way to get information to end knife culture

    It is a fact of life that a number of children see nothing wrong with taking a knife or other weapon with them to school. It is equally sad that the culture has reinforced the belief that it is wrong to "grass" on your mates. But for the protection of

  • WHAT'S ON from February 7

    * St George's Hall, Bradford: The Nutcracker (tonight); Soweto Gospel Choir (Friday); Lorna Luft sings mother Judy Garland's songs (Wednesday); audience participation, singing, dancing, games and magic in family show Basil Brush in the Caribbean (Tuesday

  • History of early mills has gone unnoticed

    Photographed about 100 years ago, this is one of Keighley's small early mills whose history seems to have gone unnoticed - Lower Holme Mill, beside the North Beck, a mile out of town. It is not even mentioned in John Hodgson's otherwise comprehensive

  • Woman foils robbery at jewellery shop

    Two members of the public intervened to prevent a smash-and-grab raid at a Keighley jewellers. Mother-of-three Lesley Steadman ran out of her office to try to stop a man throwing a concrete block at the window of Herbert and Brown jewellers, in Low Street

  • Motorist cut up police car

    A 25-year-old Keighley man was caught drink-driving after cutting up a police car on a roundabout, a court heard. Darren Wayne Dunne's Seat Leon sped across the turning to Skipton's Snaygill Industrial Estate as a police patrol attempted to turn right

  • MP attacks housing trust in Commons

    Bradford Community Housing Trust has been shamed in Parliament for allegedly causing many of its tenants to live in squalor. In a Commons debate on housing standards on Tuesday, Keighley MP Ann Cryer told how BCHT - the district's biggest provider of

  • Baby Molly is delivered in candlelight by dad

    Proud mum Louise Skinner gave birth at home by candlelight after a storm caused a power cut. Her partner rock band drummer Graham Lee helped with the delivery - following instructions given over his mobile phone by a 999 service controller. After 6lb