• Germany trip for Holy Family students and staff

    A group of 35 Keighley pupils enjoyed a visit to western Germany. The lower school students from Holy Family, accompanied by members of staff, travelled to Kamp-Bornhofen. Group leader Cain Godfrey said: “We went on a boat cruise on the Rhine,

  • Planting the seeds of learning at Strong Close nursery

    Learning is blossoming for youngsters at Strong Close Nursery School & Children’s Centre in Keighley. A new garden area has been opened at the Airedale Road site. Deputy head Julie Groves said: “It provides numerous learning opportunities

  • Trio from Keighley Laboratories takes on key roles

    Three long-serving managers at Keighley Laboratories have been appointed divisional directors. Michael Emmott, Matthew Mellor and David Wright have between them clocked up almost 100 years working for the firm. They were appointed in recognition

  • Eastwood Works engineering firm in takeover

    A Keighley company is anticipating a bright future following its takeover by a national group. The business which was once called ESF is now TFC Engineering Services. The company is based at Eastwood Works, in Parson Street. Area sales manager

  • UKAR staff complete healthy heart scheme

    Workers at a mortgage service company in Crossflatts have completed an awards scheme that encourages them to look after their hearts and keep healthy. Colleagues at UK Asset Resolution Ltd (UKAR) – which has its office in Croft Road – have finished

  • East Morton couple take over bike parts firm

    An East Morton couple have taken over a company that makes special stabilisers for disabled bike riders. Val and James Muff will assemble the Adjustabilisers through their business, Good Designs, then distribute them in the UK and Europe. The

  • Motorist ‘had been unaware of six-month driving ban'

    A Sutton motorist had been banned from driving without his knowledge, Skipton magistrates were told. When Maciej Klimkiewicz, 33, was stopped by police on the A629 at Skipton on August 16, a check revealed he had been banned from driving more than

  • Badger baiter wins appeal over lifetime animal ban

    A man jailed for his involvement in badger baiting has won an appeal to have his lifetime ban from keeping animals reviewed in ten years’ time and not 50. Anthony Lee, 23, of Coronation Way, Keighley, admitted taking part in an animal fight on

  • Keighley man sat in tree for seven hours after police chase

    A man shinned 45 feet up a tree and refused to come down for seven hours after he and his friends were involved in a police chase in a stolen 4x4. Instead of deploying Special Branch, the force called in the police helicopter, a dog handler and

  • Bikers face new charge over Thornton couple's fatal crash

    Two Keighley motorcyclists who were cleared of causing the deaths by dangerous driving of a solicitor and her husband are facing new charges. Helen Slater, 37, and her 40-year-old builder husband Dean were killed in August 2010 when they were thrown

  • Women's pride in war effort

    On September 23, 1916, the 6th Battalion of the West Riding Volunteers organised a fundraising Keighley flag day and procession of war tableaux. A captured German gun was exhibited, while the Skipton Volunteer Prize Band and the Keighley Borough

  • MUSIC from Thursday September 13

    Baccapipes Folk Club, 9 Henry Street, Keighley: singer and writer of iconic folk songs Bill Caddick (tomorrow, 8.30pm), singers night (21). Phone 01535 605310. Exchange Arts Centre, Russell Street, Keighley: punk covers band Glory Holes (tomorrow

  • Families enjoy show day fun

    The sun finally came out and gave Bradley residents a family day to remember. Large crowds enjoyed a traditional afternoon of entertainment, with Punch and Judy shows, a tug of war competition, Earby Brass Band and the annual fell faces combining

  • ‘Responsibility’ row over water

    A Riddlesden woman says she is struggling to find a solution to a “river of water” which flows across her property whenever there is heavy rain. Caroline Thackray, of Banks Lane, said the flooding across her garden and drive had been an issue for

  • Police open day is declared a success

    Thousands flocked to Keighley’s police station to attend its third annual open day. The event was arranged by the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team and was described as extremely successful. Visitors could watch and enjoy a variety of activities

  • Fantastic effort by community for a wonderful cause

    You have done it once again – you wonderful people. Around 600 of you answered the called to put on your shoes and boots and take part in Manorlands’ first ever Starlight Hike. The result was an incredible £52,000 being raised to help maintain the

  • ‘Gregarious’ greengrocer John dies, 84

    A well-known Haworth character has died, aged 84, following a short illness. John Snowden ran a greengrocers in Mill Hey for 60 years. He died in Airedale Hospital last Sunday evening. He was born in Haworth’s Main Street to parents who also

  • All set for civic celebration

    Civic heads from eight local authorities will join the mayor of Keighley this Sunday when Keighley Town Council holds its annual civic service. This year’s event will also commemorate the tenth anniversary of the formation of the town council.

  • ‘Terrified’ residents tell of fire

    Terrified families have spoken of their shock after a blaze tore through a Keighley home following a suspected arson attack. Detectives and fire investigators launched a probe into the cause of the blaze, which destroyed the mid-terrace house in

  • Charity plan to use £266,000 funding to put homes in use

    A Keighley charity plans to bring 25 houses back into use with £260,000 of Government funding. Housing service Keyhouse will renovate the houses then rent them to people on low incomes. Funding is being provided through the Government’s Empty

  • Brain bug to village signs - your views

    ‘Mis-tweeted’ over the welcome sign issue? As a direct result of the Keighley News printing my letters regarding the absence of a town council welcoming sign for Bogthorn, I have been visited twice by Councillor Graham Mitchell who has kindly

  • We are all equal in eyes of God

    THE REV DEBBI TURLEY St Mark’s Church writes  How many A*s? How did your son or daughter do? Which uni? We’ve just gone through exam results and who got into which university and it’s made me think about the pressure our young people

  • Tributes to dad in silo tragedy

    Tribute has been paid to a Steeton lorry driver who died after being buried beneath a mound of animal feed. Malcolm Harrison, 64, was working inside a giant silo at the Port of Liverpool when the tragedy occurred. Eyewitnesses say he was trying

  • WHAT'S ON from Thursday September 13

    Bradford Alhambra: John Godber nightclub comedy Bouncers (tonight-Saturday); musical 42nd Street (Tuesday-September 22); Royal Shakespeare Company in Julius Caesar (25-29). Phone 01274 432000. Bingley Arts Centre: Bingley Little Theatre in Alan