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  • Town could be lucky enough to gain a new pool

    While austerity is the name of the game in most places at the moment, Ilkley could be lucky enough to land public facilities that the more prosperous times failed to bring. read more

  • New coins could prove costly for council

    Taxpayers could face an estimated £30,000 bill to overhaul Bradford Council’s 130 parking machines to cope with the new 5p and 10p coins. read more

  • Moorland’s ancient past restored for the future

    A group of volunteers has helped preserve some of Ilkley Moor’s ancient past for future generations. read more

  • New alliance’s Olympian bid to promote sport for all

    Sports clubs and groups promoting physical activity will meet tonight to find out how they can leave an Olympic legacy for Wharfedale. read more

  • Awareness days are just what the doctor ordered

    Patients in Ilkley are to get new clinics and more chances to work with the town’s biggest GP practice, following a successful health awareness day earlier this month. read more

  • Library plan is chance to shop and borrow a book

    Plans to extend Burley-in-Wharfedale Library to create a new Co-op convenience store have been submitted to Bradford Council. read more

  • 3,000 new homes ‘will be needed in the Ilkley area’

    More than 3,000 new houses are proposed for the Ilkley area as part of a Bradford Council development strategy. read more

  • Greenest pupils in UK win star prize

    A group of schoolchildren have been named the country’s “greenest” after winning a national competition. read more

  • £10m vision for a new town pool is unveiled

    The man leading ambitious plans to redevelop a swimming pool has unveiled his “vision” for the site. read more

  • Fears for closure of rail ticket office

    I read with resignation last week about the possible closure of four railway station ticket offices in Leeds, part of a wider move that could see one in four stations closed nationally. read more

  • Use your voice on planning legislation

    Once more Sandy Macpherson has excelled himself by making virtue out of stating the obvious. read more

  • An academy would not be accountable

    Prince Henry’s Grammar School governors will decide next month whether the School should become an Academy. read more

  • Why have we lost our parish clerk?

    I do not follow the workings of Ilkley Parish Council in great detail but I do read the Ilkley Gazette regularly and I have been surprised at the correspondence about the resignation of the parish clerk. read more

  • Airport could do much more for passengers

    Hardly a week passes without an upbeat press release from Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA); the latest one in last week’s edition boasted about the opening of an Asian food outlet in the cramped entrance foyer, where there’s scarcely space to sit down and eat a chocolate in comfort. read more

  • Riddle of 'Beatles' carpet

    This oriental carpet made the news in 1991 when speculation ran rife that the figures featured were the Beatles. read more

  • Youth group hears talk by Labour MP Michael Foot

    125 years ago – 1886 Sleeping in a Cab – At the Otley Police Court Albert Ashton and William Hopkins were charged with sleeping in a cab, in the yard of the Rose and Crown Inn, Ilkley. PC Wright apprehended them and the prisoner stated that they came from Leeds. Several complaints had been received by the police from various cab proprietors in Ilkley with regard to this offence. The magistrates sentenced both prisoners to 14 days imprisonment. read more

  • Flying high on emotive wings of a Butterfly

    Tim Albery's production of Puccini's classic tear jerker was premiered by Opera North at Leeds Grand Theatre in 2007 and greeted with fairly widespread rejoicing. This revival features the return of several principals from the 2007 cast – notably Anne Sophie Duprels as Cio-Cio-San, Peter Savidge as Sharpless, the American Consul and Ann Taylor as Suzuki – and there's an exciting newcomer. read more

  • Ladies have a field day as laughs lead the way

    Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington – set, in the main, at the Royal Ascot race meeting when it was held at York – is a good-natured comedy drama. read more

  • Musical rodents get approval of the original Discworld wizard

    Award-winning fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett has given his seal of approval to a musical due to be premiered by Ilkley schoolchildren next month. read more

  • Rehearsals under way for another classic Alan Bennett production

    There are still a few days left to catch the Playhouse’s new season opener – Amanda Whittington’s hugely popular comedy Ladies Day running in the Wharfeside Theatre until Saturday and reviewed above. read more

  • Women team up to give Kindness readings

    Writer Mary Thomson and actress Cathy Sara will team up as mother and daughter to give readings on A Kindness Of Women as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe. read more

  • Other Guy Mark has high hopes for album

    He may have missed out on a royal romance, but a singing student has helped create a fitting present to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. read more

  • RAF band is to play in Poppy Appeal concert

    Veteran fundraiser Irene Willis doesn’t believe in doing things by halves. read more

  • Theatre is Streets ahead with its ale and hearty performance

    Planning on going to the pub this weekend? Before you do, come and see Mikron Theatre’s Beer Street here at Otley Courthouse on Saturday. read more

  • Firm supports school's link with South Africa

    The head of a worldwide logistics business has renewed his company’s support for a partnership between a Menston school and a school in one of the poorest parts of South Africa. read more

  • Prize-winning company is taking on extra staff Ilkley Gazette: New recruit Lisa Spooner

    A multi-award winning editorial design firm in Otley has recruited two new employees to cope with continuing growth. read more

  • Work on £60m reservoir project is now under way

    Five weeks of Improvement works as part of a £60m project has begun at a reservoir. read more

  • Historic book sale sets a record at local auctioneers Ilkley Gazette: A ghoulish print from the Nuremberg Chronicle

    A rare 15th century illustrated history of the world has sold for a record price, according to an auctioneer. read more

  • Region's in a glass of its own, thanks to breweries

    Wharfedale breweries are helping to boost a boom in British beer production. read more

  • End of an era as couple retire

    A husband and wife have retired from running a Rawdon newsagents, which has been in their family for more than four decades. read more

  • Speed-bump bid to deter 60mph rat-run drivers is welcomed

    A narrow residential road used as a rat run by commuters will be made safer by a series of speed humps, a councillor has claimed. read more

  • Menston protesters in fight to delay meeting on housing plans

    Campaigners fighting plans to build almost 300 homes in a Wharfedale village will find out next week if their battle has been successful. read more

  • Rail watchdog slates 'back-pedalling' Dft

    A rail users’ group has commended extra trains and improvements for the Wharfedale Line, but says passengers still need more. read more

  • Switchover proves a real turn-off for many viewers

    Terrestrial TV viewers in Wharfedale still have fewer channels than neighbouring areas, despite the now-complete digital switchover. read more

  • Ilkley coach ready to dig deep and make tough choices

    lkley coach Rhys Morgan faces some tricky selection decisions for Saturday’s Yorkshire Division One game with Pocklington at Stacks Field Injuries and unavail- abilites are forcing him to delve deeper into his squad as Ilkley look to build on their promising start. read more

  • Ten-man Pool deny Otley with late equaliser

    Pool snatched a West Yorkshire Premier Division point in the closing minutes after playing with ten men for much of the game. read more


    STOTT Arthur Henry Peacefully in hospital, on September 15, aged 85 years and of Otley. Dearly beloved husband of Millie, loving father of John and Wendy, father-in-law of Annie and Peter and grandad to Simon. Funeral service and committal will be held in The Bridge Church, Otley, on Wednesday, September 28, at 2.00p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations may be given at the service to Martin House. All enquiries to Donald Pickles & Son. Tel. 01943 462185. read more

  • Ellen Agnes PALEY

    PALEY Ellen Agnes Peacefully at home, in Otley, on September 18, in her 95th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Albert, loving mother of Roger and the late Robin and a dear mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service will be held in Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Church, Otley, on Thursday, September 29, at 11.00a.m, followed by cremation at Rawdon. All enquiries to Donald Pickles & Son. Tel. 01943 462185. read more


    BALDWIN Arthur On September 14, 2011, peacefully in Hollycroft Care Home, Ilkley, aged 96 years, formerly of Menston. Dearly loved husband of Olive Winnifred May Baldwin. Funeral service and cremation will be held at Rawdon Crematorium today, Thursday September 22, at 11.40a.m. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Action For Children (formerly N.C.H.) and Hollycroft Care Home, Ilkley. read more


    HOGG Lucy (nee Woodcock) Peacefully in The Troutbeck Nursing Home on September 13, aged 92 years and of Ilkley (Lucy Grays). Dearly beloved wife of Tom. Funeral service will be held in St Mary’s Parish Church, Burley-in-Wharfedale today, Thursday, September 22, at 2.00p.m., followed by interment at Otley Cemetery. Donations may be given to St Mary’s Church. All enquiries to Donald Pickles & Son. Tel. 01943 462185. read more


    CATTANACH Jill Marjorie, David, Joyce, Ann and families would like to thank everyone most sincerely for the flowers, cards of condolence and generous donations to Bradford M.S. Society, received following the recent sad death of Jill. Thanks to Jill’s Nursing Team from Harrogate Home Care, Bridge Street Surgery doctors, Otley District Nurses, who attended Jill at Leathley, for their kind care and attention. Also Ghyll Royd House Nursing Home, Guiseley, for the last year and St. James' Hospital for all their help and support. Special thanks to Rev. Michael Cleverley for his uplifting service and a big thank you to Simon and staff at Good’s Funeral Service, Otley, for the sympathetic care shown to us at this sad time. read more


    Patricia & Roy STOKES 22.09.1951 Happy Diamond Anniversary Grandma & Grandad. Lots of love, Rachel. x read more

  • lost most

    MISSING CAT Most loved young tabby cat, with white bib and white paws, long tail, grey with black streaky patterns, last seen Thorpe Edge, if seen or found, reward offered. If you know what has happened to this cat then please call 07713 582941 read more


    CATTANACH Jill My wonderful daughter who was our inspiration, so brave and beautiful. Love, Mum. read more


    CATTANACH Jill No more suffering, sorely missed but not forgotten, love, Joyce and Andrew. read more


    CATTANACH Jill Your spirit is now free, Jill. We will always remember you. Love, Ann, Brian, Alex and Rebecca. read more


    CATTANACH Jill We will miss you, love, David and Linda. read more

  • Raymond ROUGHLEY

    ROUGHLEY Raymond On September 15, peacefully in Kittwood House, aged 77 years, of Ilkley. Dearly loved husband of Ella, loving father of Neil and Gillian and dear grandfather of Sarah. Funeral service will take place at Skipton Crematorium on Tuesday, September 27, at 1.40p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, to The Alzheimer's Society, for which a plate will be available at the service. Any enquiries please c/o C. Binns Funeral Directors. Tel. 01943 817575. read more

  • Audrey PEASE

    PEASE Audrey On September 18, suddenly, formerly of Otley, aged 59 years. Beloved wife of Mick, dearly loved daughter of Maureen and Joe Biss, dear daughter-in-law of Lillian and a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie. All enquiries to Good's Funeral Service, Otley. Tel. 01943 462646. read more

  • Alan WAITE

    Alan WAITE September 24, 2001. Tragically taken from us 10 years ago, But in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. Love, Mark, Gail, Russel, Jenson and Aston. xx read more

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