• Weather fails to dampen spirits

    A sudden bout of wet weather failed to halt festivities for hundreds of people in Riddlesden. The village’s latest gala included a procession and an afternoon of entertainment at Riddlesden St Mary’s Primary School. The procession began from the Marquis

  • Student steps up for a good cause

    A student from Keighley is raising cash to help the fight against cancer after her aunt was diagnosed with the illness. Samantha Carr, 20, of Oakbank Drive, will take part in a sponsored 5km run on July 8 as part of the Race for Life initiative. Her

  • Cougars launch night for 127-mile charity trek

    A fundraising launch night will be held at the Keighley Cougars ground next month to help four men who are tackling a 127-mile charity walk. Alistair Dickinson, of Thwaites Brow, plans to walk the length of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with three of his

  • Mystery over ‘electric shock’ jolt to riders

    Confusion surrounds the cause of a power fault which led to four horses suffering electric shocks. Electricity network company Northern Powergrid said the fault had been traced to a house. But the occupant denied the problem was there. Horse riders

  • Health threat that may afflict up to 32,000 across district

    A week of events is being held across the district to raise awareness of diabetes. Activities, including health checks and information highlighting symptoms and risk factors related to the condition, are being staged by NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds

  • Changing face of town centre

    This between-the-wars Keighley view along East Parade has changed drastically with the demolition of Alexandra and Low Street Mills seen here on the right. The small shop nearest the camera on the left became a well-known newsagent’s, run by John Tollins

  • Judge spares chef from jail

    A chef plundered £5,000 of cash and gold jewellery from his boss’s home during a work break before resuming his shift, a court heard. Khoer Ahmed was branded “a disgrace” by a judge at Bradford Crown Court after betraying the trust of the man who had

  • Teacher Adam ‘recovering’

    Friends of a Keighley teacher who is in a coma following an attack in Thailand say he is showing signs of recovery. Adam Pickles, 40, has overcome pneumonia and a fever and is now breathing unaided, while he recovers from the attack, which left him needing

  • Keighley dancer lands Olympic ceremony role

    A Keighley man has been chosen to dance during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. Nathaniel Scott has landed the honour after working in the entertainment industry for the past two years including appearances on top TV shows. He has just started

  • Building students set to carve out a niche

    Construction students in Keighley have been given a masterclass in restoring Victorian and Edwardian buildings. About 45 students at the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College were taught by contractors who are currently restoring historic Keighley buildings

  • Hope in battle for bridleway

    Rights-of-way campaigners have claimed a partial victory in a battle to preserve a well-used bridleway believed to be an ancient packhorse route. Landowner Robert Thompson has withdrawn controversial plans to reclassify and downgrade the route in Cullingworth

  • Hero’s son in stolen medal plea

    A family is appealing for the return of a treasured Military Cross stolen in a burglary. The medal, in a presentation case, was taken with other items during a break-in at the family’s Cross Roads home. The son of the recipient said

  • Art with South Asian theme goes on display at hall

    An exhibition exploring facets of South Asian art this week went on display at Central Hall in Keighley. The Sab Rang (All Colours) exhibition examines the subcontinent’s cultural heritage, from calligraphy to contemporary wall art. The exhibition,