• Flood warning for Glusburn beck

    Firefighters were on standby today after a flood warning was issued for Glusburn Beck in Cross Hills and Sutton. The Environment Agency issued a warning that 3.41pm this afternoon It said that heavy downpours were likely over Yorkshire and

  • 'Victoria Park bandstand was very well-used'

    Viewed across Victoria Park in all its Regency elegance, the Mansion House – mill-owner William Sugden’s original Eastwood House of 1819 – is seen here long before the addition of the Keighley Leisure Centre. Bought by public subscription, albeit with

  • Haworth Festival is heading for success

    Haworth Festival is heading for success thanks to the help of many local people, says one of its organisers. John Sargent promised that everyone would find events they liked during the nine-day jamboree beginning tomorrow. Among more than 15 activities

  • Silsden's reluctant champ defends national crown

    Claire Smith admits she will be out of her comfort zone when she defends her national title next week. The Silsden golfer was a surprise winner of the English Ladies Mid-Amateur Championship at Coll-ingtree Park last year. She went largely under the

  • Coach Demetriou eyes top-four place

    Player-coach Jason Demetriou insists Cougars can take heart from their second-half performance against Batley ahead of this Sunday’s trip to Hunslet (3pm). Keighley slumped to a third successive home defeat last weekend after John Kear’s men claimed

  • Harlequins are voted league's top team

    Cowling Harlequins have been rewarded the Pennine League team of the year award in recognition of their commitment. The side finished rock bottom of Division Six last season, losing 15 of their 16 games and conceding more than 1,100 points. But club

  • Keighley people urged to support local shops

    Keighley people are being urged to support the town’s independent businesses. Keighley Town Centre Association (KTCA) made the plea as it threw its weight behind national Independents’ Day, a campaign supporting local retailers. The town has seen several

  • Family is rescued from house blaze

    A Stockbridge mother has spoken of her fears for her four children during a suspected arson attack at their home. Sam Downton and her children had to be rescued from a bedroom by Keighley firefighters on Monday night. She had grabbed Alesha, ten, Ashley

  • Dying mum's special final gift to Abby, 4

    A Keighley woman fighting cancer gave her young child some spectacular memories before she died. Kirsty Deakin and husband Steven took daughter Abby to Disneyland Paris where the four-year-old was given the princess treatment. Kirsty, who died earlier

  • Freedom to make the right choice

    DANIEL MOSBY Airedale Church writes What’s the point? I want to share with you what I have discovered to be the answer to that eternal question. There is more to our existence than first appears. When we die I am certain that, if we have chosen

  • The torch relay - your views

    Concern at sponsors’ role in the torch relay As part of the Olympic fervour being stirred up, my family and I went to Keighley on Sunday afternoon to see the Olympic Torch Relay pass through on its way to Skipton and to eventually finish for the day

  • Hard act to follow – but we must try

    They came in their thousands to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Torch passing through the area. Crowds the size of which have not been seen for years – or even seen before – packed the streets along the route. For many it reminded them of great occasions

  • WHAT'S ON from Thursday June 28

    Bingley Arts Centre: Bingley Little Theatre in feelgood The Darling Buds of May (until Saturday 7.30pm). Phone 01274 432000. Oldfield House, Oldfield: picnic show tunes concert Some Enchanted Evening ( July 7). Phone 01535 670354. Oakworth Methodist

  • MUSIC from Thursday June 28

    Skipton Town Hall: tribute band Limehouse Lizzy (tomorrow). Exchange Art Centre, Russell Street, Keighley: retro Indie club night (tomorrow); folk singers Steve Tilston and Grace Notes (Saturday); pop-punk festival Make a Scene (Sunday); Indie band