• 'Happy Slapping' killers jailed

    Two teenagers, who told a 15-year-old girl to film them beating a vulnerable man to death then gleefully showed it to friends, have been locked up for a total of 13 years. A judge told Mark Masters, 19, and 17-year-old Sean Thompson that nothing could

  • Draw leaves Shamrocks bottom of the division

    Keighley Shamrocks 1 Brighouse Town 1 Keighley Shamrocks failed to take full advantage of a game in which they dominated from start to finish but ended up with only one point and in doing so dropped to bottom spot in the West Riding County Amateur Premier

  • Silsden get back on the winning track

    Ramsbottom United 0 Silsden 2 Silsden got back to winning ways on a rain soaked pitch on Saturday with second half goals by Danny McNulty and Andy King. Silsden at last had beaten the Rams at the fifth attempt, although having struck the woodwork twice

  • Francesca keeps up family golf tradition

    A youngster from Keighley has made her debut in a senior competition at Branshaw Golf Club. Francesca Buxton, 11, played in the Valentine Scramble and helped her team to a runner-up finish. The four-person side, competing in the event in mid-February

  • Back Chat

    It was an interesting week in the Keighley rugby world. On Saturday Keighley RUFC pulled off an upset of sorts when they held league leaders Sandal scoreless. Not so unusual you might think, but Sandal also held Keighley scoreless. So you could say

  • Swim gala glory for Parkside

    The Parkside School swimming team put in an impressive performance in the recent Annual School Gala held at Shipley Pool. Parkside's rivals at the gala, hosted by Bingley Swimming Club, included Oakbank School, Holy Family School, Bingley Grammar School

  • PowerPlay is a world first for local club

    Keighley Golf Club has secured a place in the golfing hall of fame after becoming the first in the world to attract over 100 players to compete in a PowerPlay Golf - the new golf format featuring two flags on each green - tournament. An impressive 112

  • Eaton to use his squad in final Northern Rail Cup game

    Head coach Barry Eaton will be taking a look at the depth of his Keighley Cougars' squad when they host Workington Town in the final game of the Northern Rail Cup at Cougar Park on Sunday (kick off 3pm). Eaton said: "I'm going to give one or two players

  • Keighley chalk up rare 0-0 scoreline

    Keighley RUFC made club history last Saturday when they battled to a 0-0 draw against Yorkshire 1 leaders Sandal at Utley. Draws themselves are not so common but pointless ones are. According to statistics provided by Keighley RUFC secretary Alden Phillips

  • Haworth riding arena decision delayed

    Planners have deferred an application to build a covered hore riding area for disabled people. Keighley area planning panel today delayed a decison to give the Haworth Riding for the Disabled Group time to submit more information in time for the next

  • Three-car pile up on Bingley bypass

    One woman has been injured in a three-car pile up on Bingley bypass this morning. The crash happened at about 7.40am outside Marley Sewage Works in the direction of Bingley, causing long tailbacks in the morning rush hour traffic. The injured woman

  • Beavers thrilled at flag victory

    Haworth's Beaver Scout colony is celebrating winning this year's Challenge Flag competition. A team of four children from the group - Matthew Worstead, Luke Green and Sasha and Kerrianne Stott, pictured, - beat off competition from other Beaver colonies

  • Katie had the Q-factor

    A queen has succeeded to the Silsden throne and will be officially crowned on the town's gala day. Katie Bush, 11, from Hothfield Junior School, will represent Silsden in more than six galas across the area. The event which saw her picked to perform

  • Daniel’s butties break £10,000 mark

    Silsden teenager Daniel Wilkinson has broken the £10,000-mark with his fundraising efforts, as reported in last week's Keighley News. With the help of his family, 13-year-old Daniel began raising money for cancer charities after being diagnosed with

  • Police chief says he does ‘give a damn’

    A parish council has told a top police officer that more needs to be done to let elderly people know of changes in the way the force responds to crime. Airedale and Bradford North divisional commander Chief Supt Allan Doherty attended Steeton-with-Eastburn

  • Delight as lollipop lady takes up role

    Aire View Infants School has welcomed a fluorescent-jacket-wearing woman to help in its battle to keep children safe on Silsden's busy roads. New lollipop lady Anne Jennison will stand on Kirkgate to help children cross the congested main street on their

  • Drug abuse led to death

    An unemployed man died from abuse of drugs, an inquest heard. Bradford Coroner Roger Whittaker found that Steven Dodds, 42, of Barley Street, Keighley, a long-term heroin user, had died after injecting the drug on June 29, 2007. The deceased had been

  • Rail fans make tracks to exhibition

    There'll be a direct rail link from Keighley to Kendal this weekend as model railway buffs display their layouts. Creations from all over the country will be assembled at Keighley Model Railway Club's annual exhibition. The Mill Street layout, by the

  • Memorial bench to honour ‘Mr Civic’

    A memorial bench will be erected to overlook "Dennis Knowles's part of Silsden". Silsden Civic Society wants to put a bench in the town's memorial gardens honouring their late chairman. Committee member Maureen McWhinney said that the society - which

  • Cadets need new hands

    Keighley Sea Cadets are setting sail into a new era. And the unit, formed more than 60 years ago, is seeking new recruits at the helm. Several members of the current management committee, which has steered the corps to great achievements over the years

  • Fight is on again to stop homes scheme

    residents fighting plans for a development near a flood plain have reignited their campaign after heavy rain washed through the town. Plans for 120 new homes to be built in Sykes Lane by developer Taylor-Wimpey outraged residents across Silsden when

  • Takeaway breached food hygiene laws

    A takeaway has been ordered to pay £1,845 for breaching food hygiene laws. Iftikhar Matloob, the manager of Sholay's Takeaway, in Alice Street, Keighley, pleaded guilty to three offences at Bingley Magistrate's Court last Thursday. Bradford Council

  • Patients targeted to buy drinks — claim

    Youths in Steeton have been accused of using mentally ill patients to buy them alcohol. The allegation was made at a Steeton with Eastburn Parish Council meeting by Councillor John Weller. He told the council: "I have had reports that some people are

  • Head teachers unite in defence of Greenhead

    The head teachers of five secondary schools have spoken out in a show of support for Greenhead High School, which was branded as inadequate' in an Ofsted report. In a joint statement the heads condemn Greenhead's negative Ofsted report as "unfair."

  • Now college classed as being inadequate

    Most areas of Park Lane College Keighley are "inadequate", according to Government inspectors. The Ofsted team, which visited the college in January, has blasted its leadership, standards of achievement and effectiveness of provision. The capacity of

  • Hair firm rapped by adverts watchdog

    A company has been criticised by advertising chiefs after complaints about its adverts being offensive to Christians. Silsden-based Jemella, which produces the world-famous Good Hair Day (ghd) hair products have been rapped for using part of the Lord's

  • ‘Evacuees’ head into lessons

    Lessons were disrupted at Sutton C of E School as the children had to dive under their desks to shelter when air raid sirens went off. Class three re-enacted part of the school's history when they held an evacuee day to bring their topic, children during

  • Pals running scared to help boost charity

    A group of seven women who have never run competitively are preparing to take on the Sport Relief BIGK 10k race in aid of Manorlands hospice. The women who are in their thirties and forties know each other through fitness classes and are awaiting the

  • Estate agent Barry opts to retire

    One of Keighley's best known estate agents has retired after 29 years in business. Barry Inman posted a message on his website saying: "It is with deep regret that I have to advise, after 29 eventful and interesting years, the time has finally come

  • Anger as youths in attacks get away with police warnings

    A club secretary who was attacked by yobs in Haworth Park has voiced his disgust after one of his assailants was given a "final warning" by police. Mick Caine, 52, was assaulted on January 25, after repeatedly asking a group of loitering teenagers to

  • No holding back as readers tell us what they think

    Redressing balance of reportI am writing in reply to your lead story last week about the Ofsted report of Greenhead High School. As a parent of two children there I would like to redress the balance. Greenhead High School does indeed deal with some very

  • Shock as firm goes into administration

    More than 90 people have been left jobless after a Silsden-based card manufacturer went into administration. Employees of Riverdale Publishing, on Keighley Road, arrived for work on Friday only to be told not to come back again. Some of the workers,

  • God seized the day on Easter morning

    The Rev Malcolm Foy of All Saints Parish Church writesThis Sunday is Palm Sunday. It is the time when the church remembers Jesus's arrival in Jerusalem, with his disciples, to take part in the Passover festival, a great celebration remembering how God

  • Warnings do nothing for victims

    MOst right thinking people will be at a loss to understand the actions taken - or the perceived lack of it - following two violent attacks by teenage yobs in Haworth. In the first attack, which was featured on the front page of this newspaper, the vicious

  • Thousand workers gather for mill centenary

    Here are some of the 1,000 workers who gathered in the cricket field adjoining Sutton Mills, on July 8, 1938, to celebrate the centenary of worsted spinners and manufacturers T & M Bairstow Ltd. Rather unusually, we are facing the crowd watching a ceremony

  • Battle of the Bands dates revealed

    Dates and venues have been announced for this year's Battle of the Bands organised by Keighley Musicians Centre. There will be eight heats, with Victoria Hall hosting semi-finals on May 23 and June 27 and a final on July 5. Junior heats include Keighley's

  • MUSIC from March 13

    Recovery play the Vine, off South Street, Keighley, tonight. Also keyboard player Stormin' Norman (Friday), singer Robert Drummond (March 20) and Me and My Mates (21). Baccapipes Folk Club hosts Mary Humphreys and Anahata (Friday) and singers nights

  • Bronte links to the old school room

    An exhibition of historic photographs of Haworth will help publicise a planned facelift for the village's Old School Room. The restoration project aims to highlight the building's close links with the Brontë family and safeguard its future. The schoolroom

  • Grand musical season in Leeds

    There's getting to be quite a menagerie at the Grand Theatre in Leeds. No sooner had Doctor Dolittle and his animals packed up and there's been an invasion of moggies. The mega-popular musical Cats began its three-week residency this week and will run

  • WHAT'S ON from Thursday, March 13

    Bradford Cathedral: Yorkshire Cathedrals Girls Choirs Festival features 120 voices at Evensong (Saturday 5.30pm). Phone 01274 777720. King's Hall, Ilkley: Ilkley Amateurs present dramatic musical The King and I (until Saturday 7.15pm & Saturday at 2.15pm