• Exciting events put town on map

    by Mike Hellawell Our Lady of Victories At 3.41pm on Sunday the Olympic Torch will reach our town. A truly momentous occasion. Who would have thought it would be carried through our streets prior to the Games. Keighley is certainly on the map this

  • Council ‘undercutting’ magazine says owner

    A community magazine owner’s complaint about the sale of advertising in Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council’s newsletter triggered sharp exchanges at a council meeting. Liz Barker had expressed her concern over the council’s publication

  • New lab opens at Airdale Hospital

    A refurbished cardiac catheter laboratory with the latest equipment has opened at Airedale Hospital. Changes to the internal structure of the lab, carried out as part of the refurbishment, were completed at the end of last month. A spokesman for the

  • Driver’s call for deer warning signs after near-miss

    A motorist who narrowly avoided crashing his car after swerving to avoid a deer is calling for action. Thomas O’Connell is asking for warning signs to be erected alongside the A650 Aire Valley trunk road, at Marley. “That area is apparently known for

  • ‘Caring’ event to be staged

    A charity is staging a series of events across Keighley and Bradford as part of Carers’ Week, which runs until Sunday. The Carers’ Resource has launched information displays at all the district’s main hospitals, including Airedale. The initiative is

  • Keighley pupils gearing up for maths contest

    A Keighley school has steered a course to the national final of a maths challenge. Parkwood Primary has beaten off competition from 1,000 schools across the country to reach the ultimate stage of the Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Challenge.

  • Volunteer Angie is in line for top award from Bupa

    A woman is in the running to win one of the region’s top awards for her two decades of volunteering. Angie Kirtley, of Denholme, has been shortlisted for Bupa’s Yorkshire and Humber Employee Volunteer of the Year, awarded by Business in the Community

  • Town council backs project to promote tourism

    Keighley Town Council agreed in principle at its latest meeting to support the extension of a project to promote the Worth Valley to visitors. Coun Graham Mitchell said ‘Revealing the Worth’ comprised posters, maps and interpretative panels at Keighley

  • How dancing keeps Marjorie in line – at 90!

    A 90-year-old woman is defying the advancing years with some nifty footwork at a Keighley line-dancing club. Marjorie Gill (pictured), of Dean Street, Haworth, is a member of the ‘Alley Cats’, who meet at the Sue Belcher Community Centre, in Bracken

  • MP presses Prime Minister over high-speed rail link

    Keighley MP Kris Hopkins has welcomed assurances by the Prime Minister over the future of a high-speed rail link to the North, calling overcrowding on trains serving Bradford district “unacceptable and unsustainable”. Speaking at Prime Minister’s questions

  • Directors resign at town developer

    A company planning a £30 million housing and industrial development in Keighley has changed its top management. The three directors of the Worthington Group PLC, which hopes to build on the former Chatsworth Works site, have resigned. The departing

  • Weather artwork forges Bronte sisters link

    A new exhibition exploring how the turbulent weather on the moors above Haworth inspired the lives and works of the Bronte sisters opens tomorrow. Artist Rebecca Chesney has produced a series of screen prints relating weather patterns to key dates during

  • Scooters up for auction

    Mobility scooters ridden from Yorkshire to Torquay to raise money for Manorlands are now being auctioned off to boost funds. Six Young Farmers, including two from the Worth Valley club (pictured left), travelled 301 miles in a week on the scooters to

  • Former reporter among honours

    A former Keighley News reporter, a humanitarian aid worker from South Craven and a school governor are among those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Ian Hargreaves, who began his journalistic career as a trainee reporter at the