• What’s in store at an open mic event in town?

    Didgeridoo players, hand drummers and cappella singers have already appeared at Keighley’s monthly mic night. Organisers say they have no idea what unusual performances may be in store for the third session this month. Anyone is welcome to go along

  • Step back in time at garden party

    Organisers of this year’s Manorlands garden party are revisiting the 1940s activities of the hospice’s founder. Lady Sue Ryder – wife of Group Captain (later Lord) Leonard Cheshire VC – was born in Yorkshire and during the 1940s she nursed

  • Salon trainee aims to be cut above the rest

    Britain’s Olympic athletes will be looking their best thanks to a trainee Keighley beautician. Siobhan Heliwell will work as a salon junior serving the Olympic Village during the summer’s Games in London. The 24-year-old from Denholme will provide manicures

  • Man arrested after rooftop drama

    A man was arrested following a rooftop drama in Keighley town centre early this morning. Police were called at 1.40am to reports of people on the roof of a building and firefighters were subsequently alerted. Keighley Fire Station crew commander Richard

  • On song Tim’s a big hit, except in Colne!

    A Haworth musician who sang his way from Blackpool to Filey escaped a sore throat – but brought back more than £1,000 for charity. Tim Moon walked 150 miles coast to coast, singing as he strummed on his bouzouki, in a bid to help the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

  • Firm joins fight against hate crimes

    Keighley's biggest bus company is involved with a new campaign against hate crimes on public transport. Transdev is part of the recently-formed Safer Transport West Yorkshire, along with police and the transport authority Metro. The organisation wants

  • Walkers’ 127-mile trek for Estelle

    A fundraising launch night is being held at the Keighley Cougars ground tomorrow to help boost a 127-mile charity walk bid. Thwaites Brow resident Alistair Dickinson will walk the length of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath with three of his friends.

  • Boxing buddies reunited

    Keighley’s mayor was reunited with a star of the boxing world at a sportsman’s evening. Councillor George Metcalf, himself a former professional boxer, met up with John Conteh at the Engineers’ Club, in Russell Street. The club had invited Mr Conteh

  • ‘Church could end up burnt down’

    A district councillor has called for action to be taken over a decaying and vandalised church after urban explorers exposed the shocking state of the 166-year-old building. Photographs show smashed pews and cupboards, plaster ripped from walls and evidence

  • Have your say on bid for park upgrade

    People are being invited to have their say on a bid to redevelop Cliffe Castle Park which could attract as much as £3.3m in grant money. Following a successful ‘stage one’ bid by Bradford Council, work is underway for stage two of the Heritage Lottery