• Match called off after torrential downpour

    Silsden 0 Glossop North End 1 (abandoned after 45 minutes) The weather was a detriment to all of the weekend games but none more so than Silsden's Vodkat League Division One game at Cougar Park, which was abandoned at half-time following incessant rain

  • Plucky Long Lee lose to Oxenhope in cup

    Oxenhope 3 Long Lee 2 In a repeat fixture of two weeks ago in the Keighley Cup, Oxenhope came up against local rivals Long Lee again, in the quarter-final of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy. The home side found themselves comfortably 2-0 up after just

  • Steeton CC to take part in Cricket Force project

    Steeton Cricket Club is preparing to take part in NatWest Cricket Force on Saturday, an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) initiative with NatWest, aimed at rejuvenating local cricket clubs and giving volunteers an opportunity to get involved. Steeton

  • ‘Flatts set their sights on double

    Crossflatts FC is all set for an exciting end to the season. With only two games to play, Crossflatts are neck and neck with rivals Rawdon at the top of the Wharfedale Triangle League's Premier Division. After beating second from bottom Horsforth Rangers

  • Back Chat

    Local Sunday football side, Crossflatts FC, put on a good do on Friday night when they brought in Manchester boxer Ricky Hatton for their Sportsman Dinner. The club were able to bring in such a big-name speaker thanks to sponsorship by local firms, Direct

  • Hatton entertains fans at dinner

    Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton, was the guest speaker at a Sportsman Dinner for Crossflatts Football Club held at the Hilton Hotel in Bradford last Friday. Hatton, who is in training for an IBO title defence against Juan Lezcano on May 24, said that a fight

  • Cougars’ winning streak goes on as pitch fears eased

    The Keighley Cougars won at Blackpool on Sunday to set up a clash of undefeated teams when the locals host Oldham in two weeks' time. After a less than convincing 34-26 victory against a Blackpool side that has not won in 46 games, Cougars' head coach

  • Loyalty of football man is rewarded

    A Bradley man who loves his football and in particular his local team Silsden AFC, has been applauded by a BBC radio show. Sixty-year-old Jim Rosser, a retired Geography teacher, was recognised for the work he does with Silsden, where he is the PA announcer

  • Sub sinks Keighley in friendly with Foresters

    Keighley 3 Wharfedale 2nds 8 In the most demanding of conditions Keighley and the Wharfedale Foresters contributed to a remarkably open game at Utley on Saturday. Incessant heavy rain failed to stifle the ambitions of both sets of backs who kicked,

  • Tributes paid after loyal pair step down

    Two long-serving South Craven School staff have retired. Pam Blackie, a faculty and midday supervisory assistant, and Joan McCartney, a teaching assistant, called it a day at the end of term. Mrs Blackie, 62, had been at the school since 1983 and Mrs

  • Pilot project helps children to go green

    Pupils at Oldfield Primary School are among the first in the UK to join a pilot environmental scheme. The school is one of just 27 across Yorkshire and the north east to take part in the Green Check project. The aim of the venture - devised by "green

  • Diamond couple’s day to remember

    A Cononley couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. Ted and Morva Clelland were pen pals during the Second World War while Ted served in Burma. A romance ensued on his return and they married in Chatham Register Office in 1948, following

  • Activities to be taken to youths

    Councillors in Steeton and Eastburn are not giving up their fight to provide young people with activities, despite the flop of two meetings called to address the issue. After repeated complaints from youths about a lack of things to do in the area, Steeton

  • £50,000 to spend on new look for village

    Playgrounds, traffic calming and a recreation centre are among planned improvements in Cross Roads. The village park could also be lit up as part of "urban village" proposals just unveiled. Bradford Council has given £50,000 for the project to spend

  • Quartet enjoy fantasmagorical stage roles

    Four children this weekend finish a fantasmagorical two months on the professional stage. The youngsters from Oxenhope and Cullingworth have been performing in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Barnaby Packham has played the demanding lead role of

  • Group’s search for funds is desperate

    A pioneering Keighley project for people with learning disabilities is desperately seeking cash. A three-year Comic Relief grant to cover People First's £30,000 annual running costs finished last month. The group has enough in its reserves to continue

  • Veteran shocked by war memorial damage

    A stone pillar next to Haworth's war memorial has been damaged. The flat stone top of the pillar, next to the steps leading up to the structure, was wrenched loose and toppled to the ground. The memorial commemorates local people who were killed in

  • Church clearance scheme resumes

    Members of the congregation at Christ Church, in Oakworth, are encouraging more people to get involved in an environmental project this Saturday. They will be resuming work to enhance their church's overgrown grounds. The project began last year with

  • Man hid bag of cannabis in pants

    A man was found hiding a bag of cannabis in his pants, magistrates heard. Mohammed Faisal Ayub, 21, pleaded guilty to possession of £20 worth of the class C drug. The court heard on Friday that Ayub and a friend were stationary in a VW Passat, just

  • Deportation mum is given date for appeal

    A mother facing deportation along with her daughter to the United States has been given a court date later this month when immigration officials will consider her appeal. American citizens Lee-Ann Korpal and daughter Camille Beutler, of Main Street,

  • Grant is music to the ears of elderly

    Cullingworth seniors are tuned in after buying a piano with lottery cash. The instrument will be well used by the performers who entertain the village's Over-60s Club. The club, which meets weekly, regularly plays host to singers, pianists and choirs

  • Inquest told of hospital release

    Estate agent Denis Knowles died within hours of being sent home from hospital after treatment for a heart attack, an inquest was told. Mr Knowles had still been working from his Silsden office at the age of 81 up to his death on January 8 at his home

  • College construction to start within weeks

    Education chiefs have announced a start date for construction of the new multi- million-pound college in Keighley. Park Lane College Keighley should be enrolling students for the beginning of the new academic year in September 2010. It follows the

  • Aldi aims to extend superstore floorspace at store

    A Keighley supermarket is planning to extend. Aldi is seeking to build on to the southern elevation of its Gresley Road store. The scheme would see floorspace increase by almost a quarter, from 765 to 960 square metres, and the store entrance would

  • Masterplan is adding to traffic problems

    Action must be taken to tackle potential traffic problems caused by Airedale Masterplan projects, it is claimed. Bradford councillors want regional and national bodies to address the transport implications of the schemes. These include plans to improve

  • Chicks prove a hit with web audience

    A cracking idea has proved to be eggs-actly what the viewing public wants to watch in the feathered version of Big Brother. Over the last few days thousands of dedicated viewers have watched the births of baby chicks live on internet blog-site

  • Alarm for traders as shops close down

    Shopkeepers are calling for more help as signs of an economic slump hit Keighley. With empty shop windows in Cavendish Street, North Street and several along one arcade in the Airedale Centre, shop owners are appealing for more to be done to assist independent

  • Absconded prisoner Geary is still on the run

    A Keighley man who absconded from an open prison a fortnight ago is still on the run. Richard Geary, pictured, and a fellow prisoner walked out of HMP Sudbury, in Derbyshire, on March 19. Police have appealed for anyone with information about the whereabouts

  • Families in street battle

    Eleven men were arrested after a dispute between two families escalated into a mass brawl. Two people were injured during the street battle, in the Knowle Park area of Keighley. Community tensions were sky high following the incident and flared up again

  • From shabby streets to outdoor reunions

    Make thoroughfare more attractive It amazes me and many people of Keighley that the main thoroughfare (North Street) is in such a shabby state, the row of shops are a mess, one being empty for 17 years, yet around the corner the council is spending £2

  • Act to keep small shops in business

    It has long been said that one of the ways Keighley can survive and boom as a shopping centre is to have smaller specialist shops, offering great customer care. Fortunately it has attracted a number of shops of that type and the reputation of the town

  • Jesus has turned beer into furniture

    By Bryony Partridge Christ Church, Oakworth writes.You may remember Hot Chocolate singing the theme song to the film The Full Monty, with the opening line "I believe in miracles". Do you believe in miracles, I wonder? Jesus got a name for being a miracle

  • Many original and striking costumes

    Children attending Sutton-in-Craven Council School in the 1930s used to enjoy especially spectacular "breaking-up" parties before the Christmas holidays. The juniors had games and competitions while the seniors - in a phrase of the time - "held high

  • Voices of the young in Airedale

    The accent is on youth as the Airedale Male Voice Choir prepares for its annual charity concert. The Keighley group will be joined by Keighley Amateurs Junior Singing Club for the May 18 concert. Airedale musical director John Smith describes the

  • Bainbridge leads Bronte arts season

    Dame Beryl Bainbridge and poet Simon Armitage are among the guests at the Bronte Parsonage's Contemporary Arts Programme in April. Dame Beryl, novelist and journalist Justine Picardie and Daphne Du Maurier's daughter, Lady Tessa Montgomery, will be discussing

  • WHAT'S ON from Thursday April 3

    Bradford Alhambra: family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (until Saturday); Nederlands Dans Theater 1 perform silent Screen, a choreographic collage and Toss of a Dice, "dance on a knife edge" (April 15/16); Disney's High School Musical (21-26). Phone

  • MUSIC from April 3

    John Driver sings at the Vine, off South Street, Keighley, tonight. Also Raymond's Karaoke (Friday), singer Brian Cowling (April 10), acoustic duo Eric Harrison and George Clapton (11). Christine Aguilera tribute act Dirrty performs at K2 nightclub

  • A writing Korea for a John

    Keighley-born author John Waddington-Feather is publishing his work on a Korean website. OhmyNews is featuring short stories and articles by the Anglican priest and former teacher. In one article, "On Vibrant Bradford", he writes about his upbringing

  • Fair Trade began with the Co-op

    Fair Trade is the message this spring from a touring theatre company that often performs locally. Mikron will this time present its show, telling the story of the co-operative movement, in Huddersfield, Holmfirth The show begins in the early 19th century

  • All set for Shakespearean operas

    A three-in-one set will be used by Opera North for the three productions in its spring Shakespeare season. Verdi's Macbeth, Britten's A Midsummer Nights Dream and Gounod's Romeo et Juliette will be at Leeds Grand. Robert Hayward plays the title role