• Hitman sprays garage with bullets

    A gunman burst into a garage and sprayed bullets around the workshop. Two men working in the premises - at Bradford Street, Keighley - escaped injury. Police say the incident was a targeted attack and they are keen to reassure the public about its safety

  • Parrott eyes Melling rematch

    Snooker legend John Parrott, who lost to Keighley's Chris Melling in a one-frame exhibition at the Telegraph & Argus Classic in February, will get his chance for a rematch, this time at Melling's hometown club. Parrott will play Melling in a best of

  • BigK 10K is a huge success for town

    More than 320 starters toed the line in Victoria Park on Sunday morning for the inaugural Keighley BIGK 10K in aid of the Sue Ryder Care Centre at Manorlands in Oxenhope. The overnight rain had cleared to leave a bright but chilly day and the runners

  • Eaton predicts tough league campaign

    As the National League Two season kicks off this Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Keighley Cougars' head coach Barry Eaton is predicting this season's league campaign will be one of the toughest ever. Eaton said: "It's certainly going to be tougher than

  • Keighley FA celebrates centenary

    The Keighley and District Football Association celebrated its 100-year anniversary at a Steeton Hall dinner. The event, held on the anniversary of the very first Keighley FA meeting on March 8, 1908, brought together 74 people including guests from the

  • Golden Wedding couple make special donation

    The Community Cougars Foundation held its public launch on Sunday hosting a wide range of activities at Cougar Park that were linked with the BigK 10K charity race in Keighley. "I was very pleased with the outcome," said Matt Foster, director of the

  • Back Chat

    It's going to be another weekend of sporting action. Whenever you get a Bank Holiday in this country, it seems like an extra schedule of games is on over the weekend to satisfy the sporting hunger that many of us have! Personally I'll be far too busy

  • Oxenhope battle to reach cup final

    Long Lee 0 Oxenhope 3 Oxenhope secured their place in this season's Keighley Challenge Cup final by defeating Long Lee in a hard fought semi-final. The defending Craven League champions took the lead after ten minutes with a well-worked goal, a through

  • Keighley beat plucky Moortown in Yorkshield Shield

    Keighley 33 Moortown 19 Keighley beat Moortown in the second round of the Yorkshire Shield on Saturday at Utley. Although Moortown are two divisions below Keighley, they are used to winning, hence their position at the top of their league. The early

  • Power cut hits Haworth

    More than 160 households in Haworth were hit by a power cut this morning. A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Electricity Distribution UK (YEDL) said its workers had identified a fault in an overhead power line and had isolated the affected area. She said 167

  • Drivers hit their brakes for pupils

    Primary School pupils have been defending their right to road safety by speed-gunning passing cars. Children from Aire View Infant School, in Silsden, are concerned that cars travel too fast on the road outside their school and created mock speeding

  • BigK 10K great success

    MORE than 300 people took part in Keighley's first official 10k race on Sunday, which has been hailed as a "great success" by organisers. People from across the county gathered to run the BIGK 10K race to raise thousands of pounds for Manorlands hospice

  • Recreation ground in line for windfall

    Oxenhope's recreation ground might be first in line to benefit from a £10,000 cash windfall from the sale of Leeds Bradford Airport. Cllr Maw told members they needed to decide what exactly they would like to spend this money on. The cash is part of

  • Village missed out on gully cleaning

    Blocked gullies continue to be a problem in the village, according to Cllr Maw. Responding to a complaint from a member of the public, he and Cllr Hindley said recent heavy rain had exacerbated the issue. Parish council clerk Elaine Pearson said a recent

  • Rural communities have ‘high priority’

    Bradford Council has made great strides in recognising the needs of rural communities like Oxenhope, according to the city's senior policy officer for rural affairs. Dave Melling, a guest speaker at last Thursday's parish council meeting, told members

  • Easter packed with activities

    A range of play and sports activity schemes is being held across the district during the Easter holidays. Events based around themes such as healthy living, the environment and physical activity are being provided by Bradford Council's sport and leisure

  • Riders all revved up for Goldwing get-together

    More than 300 leather-clad bikers descended on Keighley on Sunday to compare their luxury machines. The enthusiasts came from as far afield as Cornwall and Scotland to admire each other's Honda Goldwing bikes, at the Colin Appleyard showroom, in Worth

  • Bluesmen are old but not out!

    Keighley music fans have a treat in store next Friday when Two Old Gits Play the Blues. The oldsters in question, drawing on more than 10 decades of the blues, are King Rollo and Dr A. The pair have themselves been performing for four of those decades

  • Housing development for 22 homes is thrown out

    An application for 22 new homes in Steeton was rejected, despite support from planning officers. The officers had recommended that the proposals for 18 apartments and four terrace homes at Longlands, Skipton Road, deserved approval. They said the development

  • Scheme gets the go-ahead

    Plans for 33 new homes in Lees Lane, Haworth, have been given permission. The proposals for the two, three and four-bedroom houses had been recommended for approval by planning officers. The homes will be built on a site between Lawcliffe Crescent and

  • Good Friday witness

    Keighley Churches Together is staging a Good Friday witness. Tomorrow's event is being held outside Keighley Market Hall, in Low Street, at 11am. Afterwards refreshments will be served at the Keighley Salvation Army centre. And on Sunday, a sunrise

  • Man was attacked after train journey

    A man needed stitches to his mouth and treatment to a head wound after being attacked following a train journey from Bradford to Keighley. Christopher Joy punched and slapped Paul Parks after calling him a poodle and a mosher, Bingley Court was told

  • Muslims mark special birthday

    The Prophet Muhammad's birthday on Sunday saw one of the biggest-ever gatherings of Muslims in Keighley. More than 3,000 people from the town and surrounding areas took part in the annual procession. The aim was to present a message of unity, peace,

  • Trader scrawled graffiti on traffic cone

    A market trader from Keighley who scrawled religious graffiti on a traffic cone has been ordered to pay the police £4.90 in compensation. Adnan Mumtaz Ahmed pleaded guilty at Skipton Magistrates' Court on Friday to writing "Islamic Army of Iraq. Media

  • Man taken to hospital after house blaze

    A blaze gutted a bedroom and caused severe smoke damage to the first floor of a house. Firefighters - some wearing breathing apparatus - took about 20 minutes to bring the inferno under control. Following last night's incident, at a semi-detached house

  • Brontë film

    The Brontë Parsonage Museum is screening the 1992 film version of Wuthering Heights as part of its contemporary arts programme. The screening is at the West Lane Baptist Centre, in Haworth, next Friday, at 7.45pm. The film stars Sinead O'Connor, Ralph

  • Restaurant break-in

    Thieves broke into a storeroom at a Cross Hills restaurant and stole food items worth about £500. The raiders struck at Tams, in Main Street, overnight on Wednesday last week and their haul included one box of Chinese rice wine, three boxes of bamboo

  • Petrol station fight had public ‘in fear’

    A petrol station worker who lost his job after fighting with his girlfriend's former partner while on a nightshift has been given a suspended prison sentence. Shakeel Quyam, 23, confronted Hiron Miah after he turned up with a group of friends at the

  • Village history to boost 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

  • Call it puppy love ...

    When a five-year-old border collie called Belle died while giving birth to four puppies, it seemed her offspring might struggle to survive. But a three-and-a-half-year-old female rottweiler has successfully adopted all four of them. The dog, called

  • Blaze at business premises

    A fire in an electrical supply box smoke logged a building. Employees at Powerrun, in South Street, Keighley, tried tackling the blaze themselves but had to call the fire service. Firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, used a dry powder extinguisher

  • Story of amazing history of extraordinary people

    The story of Keighley and its extraordinary people is being told through a new permanent exhibition. It explores the rich history of the town and its colourful characters and has been financed thanks to a £25,000 handout from the Wolfstan Foundation

  • Jail for man who worked at drug farm

    A sophisticated cannabis farm was uncovered in a four-bedroom, detached house after suspicious neighbours alerted police. Drugs officers raided the property in View Road, Keighley, when residents expressed concern about lights being on all night and

  • Pensioner, 71, took overdose

    A pensioner who was depressed after losing his mobility following a stroke took an overdose, an inquest heard. Thomas Hawley, 71, of Heather Grove, Keighley, died at Airedale Hospital on December 13, last year. A post-mortem examination revealed Mr

  • More houses for mill scheme

    A developer has won approval to build more homes at the expense of apartments in a major Keighley scheme. Skipton Properties said the change to its original plans was needed to cope with a slow down in the housing market. It has been given the go-ahead

  • From horses to parking - you have your say

    Are we in danger of patronisation?For some years I enjoyed the unique experience helping young people to sail sea-going yachts operated by the Ocean Youth Trust. On one trip eight out of the twelve crew were youngsters who had been affected by cerebral

  • Events showcased good side of town

    There can't be many places the size of Keighley which could boast such a wide variety of attractions as seen in the town last weekend. You had the model railway exhibition; the Goldwing motor cycle rally, the march to celebrate Mohammed's birthday, plus

  • Bishop says he is white sheep of family

    The Rt Rev Dr David James Bishop of Bradford writesI don't come from a church-going family - I'm the white sheep so to speak. My mother must have been very surprised therefore when I at the age of five, said to her: "When I grow up I'm going to give you

  • 3000 watched Coronation tableaux pass

    Billed as "the outstanding feature" of Keighley's Coronation festivities in May of 1937 was a procession of 28 tableaux illustrating the part played by the monarchy in Britain's history. Their titles evoke their era. Utley Junior Council School portrayed

  • ALBUMS: One Night Only, Tegan and Sara, Colin McIntyre

    Already being lauded by many in the music press, One Night Only really delivers the goods on the album Started A Fire. Just For Tonight opens the album and the production and sound is big and brash. They don't mess about but go straight for the jugular

  • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra -- St George's Hall

    An unusually large audience warmly greeted the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra's visit last Saturday as part of their current UK tour. Two orchestral warhorses began and ended the programme, the conductor's firm discipline being admirably suited to Beethoven's

  • Musical ride back to the 80s

    A nostalgia trip is on offer next month as Sutton Amateurs take audiences Back to the 80s. They'll be recreating the days of the big hair and Rubik's cubes with a host of well-known 1980s pop songs. Back to the 80s is set in an American high school

  • WHAT'S ON from Thursday March 20

    Bradford Alhambra: family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (until April 5). Phone 01274 432000. Victoria Theatre, Halifax: Beauty and the Beast on Ice (Wednesday-March 29 7.30pm, including Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm); Halifax Amateurs in The Wizard of

  • MUSIC from Thursday, March 20

    Heavy metal covers band 24 Hour Binge plays the Cricketers Arms, Coney Lane, Keighley, tonight. Singer-songwriter Tim Moon plays with Pillowfish at the Topic Folk Club, Bradford, tonight. Robert Drummond sings at the Vine, off South Street, Keighley

  • Steeton's super centenery sing-song

    Steeton Male Voice Choir's 100th birthday bash is going to be a noisy affair. The 70 singers have invited dozens of mates from other choirs to join them for a grand old sing-song. And they hope nigh on 2,000 more people will nip down to Bradford to