• Sixties Keighley shopping precinct in the frame

    These jolly ladies were employees of W Midgley and Sons Ltd, worsted spinners of Fleece and Dalton Mills. They were about to set off on a 1960s works trip to Blackpool, and had gathered by the flowerbed at the end of the former ‘art deco’ bus station

  • Appreciating our neighbours

    I want Christianity to be represented and interpreted in schools in Keighley without preaching. I want children to experience Christianity without feeling they’re being judged. I think the Christian way is the true way, but I want them ultimately to

  • Probe into animal waste spillage in Keighley

    An investigation has been launched by environmental health chiefs after a lorry spilled its load of animal waste in Keighley. Officers were alerted to the incident after reading about it in the press. The Mercedes-Benz articulated bulk wagon

  • Councillor for Silsden and Steeton ‘was victim of smears’

    A councillor who failed to win re-selection to defend his ward seat was the victim of a ‘smear campaign’, a Tory Party inquiry has concluded. A leaked report reveals a panel of three senior Tories ruled there was a deliberate attempt to discredit

  • Police make Keighley arrests in metal theft inquiry

    Three Keighley men were among those arrested as part of a county-wide crackdown on scrap metal theft. Police arrested 28 people across West Yorkshire last week, including a 74-year-old man, and seized £115,000. The three local arrests were at a

  • CCTV is realeased in hunt for Cross Roads robbers

    Detectives have issued these CCTV images of suspects they are seeking in connection with a brutal robbery at a family home near Keighley. Hooded raiders tied up a father and his two sons in the terrifying early-morning incident on February 29.

  • PC kicked by prisoner in Skipton police cell

    A Keighley man out celebrating an award of compensation from a health trust drank too much and ended up trashing a police cell, Skipton magistrates heard. Wayne McAlister, 41, had been fighting Bradford Health Trust following a misdiagnosis in

  • Braybrook tackles Scott Trial

    Six former champions will head the 198-strong entry for Richmond Motor Club’s demanding Scott Trial on Saturday. Silsden’s 12-time world trials champion Dougie Lampkin, former Haworth resident Wayne Braybrook, Phillip Alderson, Michael Phillipson

  • Silsden striker departs

    Last season’s top scorer Joe Gaughan has left Silsden. The former Bradford City junior has signed for Northern Counties East League Premier Division neighbours Brighouse Town. Gaughan, aged 18, joined the Cobbydalers from Rotherham United.

  • Keighley's cup triumph

    Keighley 28 Hunslet Old Boys 20 Keighley set up a Yorkshire Cup third-round trip to Skirlaugh thanks to victory over Hunslet, who are a division higher than them. The visitors had a big pack that was hard to tackle and they got off to a flying

  • Cougars fan-tastic offer

    Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett is giving away 20,000 free junior season tickets in each of the next six years in a dramatic bid to boost crowds at Cougar Park. Fawcett is hoping the initiative will see Keighley regularly top the 3,000 mark next

  • Airedale star's England call

    Airedale Hockey Club’s Matthew Ramshaw has been selected for an England under-15 training camp at the age of just 12. Matthew (pictured) competed with 70 boys from the north of England at the under-15 regional performance centre and was one of

  • Garrod's double boosts Silsden

    Silsden 2 Squires Gate 1 Two second half goals from Mike Garrod enebaled Silsden to return to winning ways on Wednesday evening. The result was a welcome boost afdter Saturday's 5-0 North West Counties League Premier Division thumping by Runcorn

  • 'Keep Keighley killer locked up' plea after fatal attack

    A builder’s labourer who savagely beat a man to death with a pickaxe handle in a Keighley street has been branded a public danger and jailed indefinitely. Duane Bellamy, 24, must spend at least three years and 341 days behind bars before he can

  • Duke steams in for visit

    The Duke of Kent made tracks for the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (K&WVR) yesterday afternoon. His Royal Highness – who became patron of the K&WVR Preservation Society following a visit to the railway in 2008 – yesterday rode on

  • Keighley jobs petition is handed in at MP's offices

    Over 250 people in Keighley signed a petition demanding that the Government does more to stimulate the economy and invest in job creation and training. The names were collected in a two-hour period at Low Street, by Keighley Trades Union Council

  • Steeton fight against Thornhill Road homes hit with setback

    Campaigners fighting to save village fields from development have been dealt a major setback – and cannot afford to fight back, according to a leading lawyer. A bid by people in Steeton to have fields off Thornhill Road designated a village green

  • Tributes to Keighley theatre stalwart Geoffrey Rundle

    Geoffrey Rundle, a giant of Keighley theatre for half a century, has died aged 85. Geoffrey, the president of Keighley Amateurs, died at his home in Oakworth on Sunday. The Amateurs are this week devoting performances of their musical Happy

  • Action urged over future of derelict Keighley college sites

    Delays in finding new uses for the former Keighley College site have been criticised by Bradford councillors representing the town. Town Centre Partnership chairman Andrew Mallinson fears the two buildings will become a target for arsonists and

  • Cullingworth youngster focuses on the future

    An 11-year-old Cullingworth girl is cooking up a career for herself with two fledgling businesses. Tilly Stothard (left) is seeking commissions to take photographs of children’s parties in the Keighley area. And when she is older she plans

  • Letters to the Editor

    Upset over ‘ugly’ new community centre With regards to the Steeton “community hub” story in last week’s Keighley News. They say a picture speaks a thousand words! If you can be happy with that industrial unit as a central focal point of a village

  • WHAT'S ON from Thursday October 18

    Victoria Hall, Keighley: Keighley Amateurs in rock 'n' roll musical Happy Days (until Saturday, including matinee).  Phone 08456 252550. Keighley Playhouse: thriller Gone Up In Smoke (Monday-October 27).  Phone 08451 267859. Bingley Arts Centre

  • Happy Days -- Keighley Amateurs

    Thank goodness the performances and production of this sitcom adaptation are strong. For if we relied on the raw materials of script and songs we'd have a pretty bland evening. Instead, thanks to the energy, polish and clear enjoyment of a massive

  • MUSIC from October 18

    Snooty Fox, Oakworth: Road Kill (October 27). Baccapipes Folk Club, 9 Henry Street, Keighley: Jim Lawton and Den Miller (tomorrow 8.30pm); singers night (October 26). Phone 01535 605310. Pennington's Octagon, Bradford Road, Sandbeds: Martin Burton