Charities invited to apply for grants from newspaper trust

Ilkley Gazette: Gannett Foundation logo  (9554835)

1:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHARITIES making a lasting difference to communities in the district are being urged to apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the charitable arm of the Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer and Ilkley Gazette.

Banger munching world record bid to be held in Silsden

Ilkley Gazette: RECORD BID: Butcher James Uren, of New Laithe Butchers, is encouraging people to attend the charity fundraising Sausage and Cider  Festival on Sunday

6:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WORLD record attempt on banger-munching will be part of a Sausage and Cider Festival this bank holiday weekend.

Property of the week - Burley Lodge, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale

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8:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Burley Lodge, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale

Ilkley girls lose their locks for Little Princesses charity

Ilkley Gazette: (9309460)Ilkley's Chloe Nelson and Niamh Todd after having seven inches cut off their hair in aid of the Little Princess Trust

2:25pm Monday 25th August 2014

TWO girls have given up inches of their own hair to help a child suffering hair loss, in memory of their aunt.

Young volunteers help Bramhope in Bloom

Ilkley Gazette: The Woodcraft volunteers

7:20am Monday 25th August 2014

Young people won praise from Bramhope in Bloom when they helped to clear more than 30 bags of weeds and leaves from the areas around the Puritan Chapel.

Rector lobbies MP over Christians in Iraq

Ilkley Gazette: (9396653)The Rector of Bolton Priory, the Rev Simon Cowling,

7:23pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE RECTOR of Bolton Priory has written to his local MP, asking him to urge the Government to offer sanctuary to Iraqi Christians who have been forced from their homes.

Cancer survivor raises money for Macmillan

Ilkley Gazette: Aileen, left , with Karen, centre, and Joanne.

11:21am Monday 25th August 2014

A woman who is in remission from aggressive skin cancer is fundraising for the charity which helped her in her time of need.

Airport transport links needs to be improved to boost local economy, says MP

Ilkley Gazette: (9491304)

6:16pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A MP has tabled a parliamentary motion calling for a rail link between Leeds Bradford Airport and surrounding towns and cities.

Pair to tackle run for poorly Grace

Ilkley Gazette: SUPPORT: Hester Stefanuti (left) and Jane Chapman with Grace Hitchens (centre) and her twin sister Emily

3:14pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CHARITY runners Jane Chapman and Hester Stefanuti, who work at Ben Rhydding Primary School, are taking part in the Great North Run on September 7 to raise money for Grace Hitchens and Martin House Children's Hospice.

Children's day care could arrive at station

11:14am Sunday 24th August 2014

A RESTAURANT based inside a Victorian station building is bidding for permission to convert its premises to childcare facilities by day.

Bidding writers invited to join group

Ilkley Gazette: (9146483)Creative Writing Group leader, John King

8:12am Sunday 24th August 2014

BUDDING writers are invited to come along to a free Creative Writing Group hosted by Bradford District Care Trust’s Champions Show the Way Team at Ilkley Library.

Pie and peas night raises funds for Parkinsons's UK

Ilkley Gazette: Pictured left to right are Paul Wilson, activities manager for Queensland Care, Gill Wiseman and Christine Peaks

8:18pm Sunday 24th August 2014

SARA Mortimer, manager at Homecroft Residential Home in Ilkley and Paul Wilson, activities manager for Queensland Care have raised £270 for the charity Parkinson's UK.

Addingham vicar to ride the Big One in Blackpool for Children's Society fundraiser

3:10pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CURATE at St Peter’s Church in Addingham, the Rev David Austin will be among a group of intrepid clergy who will be riding ‘the Big One’ at Blackpool Pleasure Beach next month to raise money for the Children’s Society.

'Eiffel Tower' sells for £343

Ilkley Gazette: (9073606)Burley-in-Wharfedale's own Eiffel Tower

8:03am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A LUCKY eBay bidder has bagged a seven metre-high replica of the Eiffel Tower for a bargain price of £343 - and helped scouts and guides on their way to building their new headquarters.

Author Christina Gabbitas encourages children to read at The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley

Ilkley Gazette: Author Christina Gabbitas

7:12pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

AUTHOR and poet Christina Gabbitas, will be storytelling her Felicity Fly series in The Grove Bookshop, in Ilkley, on Saturday, August 23 from 11am to 2.30pm.

Hundreds of homes for Bramhope set to be turned down

Ilkley Gazette: The village of Bramhope

11:09am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Plans for hundreds of new homes which would "radically change the character of Bramhope" are set to be turned down at a meeting next week.

Update on Manor House study expected

Ilkley Gazette: The Manor House museum in Ilkley

4:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PROGRESS could be made on funding a feasibility study for the future of Ilkley's Manor House Museum by the end of this month.

Ilkley freemason to cycle 280 miles this weekend for charity

Ilkley Gazette: Phil Atkinson puts in the training

7:02pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FORTY-five Freemasons will be getting on their bikes this bank holiday weekend to cycle 280 miles for charity around the ‘perimeter’ of the Yorkshire West Riding Masonic Province, calling at the masonic hall in Holmfirth on the way.

Experts fail to agree on flooding risk at new Menston housing development

Ilkley Gazette: Experts fail to agree on flooding risk of new houses

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO drainage experts have been at loggerheads over whether a plan to build houses in Menston could increase the risk of flooding there.

Body in Russian mountains could be that of Ilkley hiker

Ilkley Gazette: John Stiles, of Ilkley, who disappeared while hiking in the Russian Caucasus mountains last November

8:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

A BODY believed to be that of missing Ilkley father-of-two John Stiles has been recovered from remote high ground in the Russian Caucausus Mountains.

Guiseley School head teacher calls GCSE results "pleasing" in light of exam changes

Ilkley Gazette: Guiseley School pupils receiving their GCSE results, from left, Jack Thornton, Tom Pritchard and Katya Van Noort

11:09am Thursday 21st August 2014

GUISELEY School head teacher Paul Morrissey said the school has "enjoyed pleasing exam results despite the changes being seen within the examination system".

‘Enough is enough’ for Ilkley EE mobile phone users

Ilkley Gazette: Angry EE customers vent their frustrations on social media site Twitter, using the page Enough is Enough

11:16am Thursday 21st August 2014

DISTGRUNTLED EE customers in Ilkley are bombarding the company with complaints after becoming increasingly frustrated at its poor mobile coverage.

Double success in Ilkley Grammar exam results

Ilkley Gazette: (9541065)Josh Ainge and Max Williamson celebrate their GCSE results at Ilkley Grammar

12:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AFTER achieving record A-level results last week, Ilkley Grammar School did the double by chalking up its best GCSE results to date.

GCSE results from schools across the district: Ilkley, Otley, Guiseley, Rawdon, Horsforth, Menston, Skipton and Bradford

Ilkley Gazette: A trio Ilkley Grammar School pupils collect their GCSE results

12:54pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Listed below are the GCSE results for the schools across the district.

GCSE results from schools across the district: Ilkley, Otley, Guiseley, Rawdon, Horsforth, Menston, Skipton and Bradford

Ilkley Gazette: A trio Ilkley Grammar School pupils collect their GCSE results

12:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Listed below are the GCSE results for the schools across the district.

Sky is the limit for recycling company

Ilkley Gazette: (left to right): Celebrating five years - 707 Resource Management's Helen Hayward, John Verity and David Adams.

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A flourishing Otley-based national waste and recycling company is celebrating its fifth anniversary by planning for further growth.

Students at Otley's Prince Henry's Grammar School celebrate their GCSE results - pictures

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5:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Prince Henry's Grammar School has enjoyed its best ever results, according to Headteacher Janet Sheriff .

Guiseley School head teacher calls GCSE results "pleasing" in light of exam changes

Ilkley Gazette: Guiseley School pupils receiving their GCSE results, from left, Jack Thornton, Tom Pritchard and Katya Van Noort

11:11am Thursday 21st August 2014

GUISELEY School head teacher Paul Morrissey said the school has "enjoyed pleasing exam results despite the changes being seen within the examination system".

MP visits support group for people with rare neurological condition

Ilkley Gazette: Dave Howarth with his wife Cath

11:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SUPPORT group for people with a rare neurological disease is being given a boost by an MP who read about the condition in the Wharfedale Observer.

Nominate a small charity to receive share of £150,000

Ilkley Gazette: Yorkshire Building Society colleagues Katie Brown, Chris King and Hannah Bell launch the cash giveaway to celebrate the Society's 150th anniversary.

6:25am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MEMBERS of the public in Ilkley are being invited to join in with Yorkshire Building Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations by nominating small charities and good causes in their community to receive a share of £150,000.

Busy year for air cadets band

Ilkley Gazette: (9071749)Cadets from 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron at HMS Excellent, Portsmouth

7:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS year has been a busy year so far for members of 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron's band.

A prostate cancer survivor from Ilkley is gearing up to take part in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s flagship bike ride, The Dales Rider, for a second year running

Ilkley Gazette: Adrian Cox with his certificate at the end of last year’s Dales Rider challenge

4:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A PROSTATE cancer survivor from Ilkley is gearing up to take part in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s flagship bike ride, The Dales Rider, for a second year running.

Volunteers from Horsforth School help Aids orphans in South Africa

Ilkley Gazette: Pupils at Horsforth School with the parachute

1:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Handprints from Horsforth and thousands of pounds have been taken to South Africa by a group who have travelled out to help Aids orphans.

Triathlon challenge for soft play area

Ilkley Gazette: (9183635)Felicity Tomblin, Ruth Jones and Christine Henney

7:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE local mums are planning to enter the Ilkley Triathlon next month to raise money for a new soft play area at Christchurch.

Mobile healthy living project to visit town

Ilkley Gazette: (8860573)The HALE Mobile Outreach Buswill visit venues in Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale this month

12:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A HEALTHY living charity will reach out to over-50s in the Ilkley area this month with visits from a mobile outreach venue offering information, health checks and free refreshments.

Otley Lions support project for Uganda

Ilkley Gazette: Tina, centre, is presented with the flash drives by Lion President Barbara Taylor and Lion Mary Ratcliffe

9:54am Tuesday 19th August 2014

OTLEY’S Tina Kelly is about to set off for Uganda’s second city of Jinga for a period of volunteering with SALVE (Support and Love via Education.)

Former Health Secretary signs petition

Ilkley Gazette: (9152956)Former Health Secretary Alan Johnson (right) signing the petition with Labour Keighley constituency candidate, John Grogan

10:17am Monday 18th August 2014

FORMER Labour cabinet minister Alan Johnson become the first person to sign a petition by Ilkley Labour Party calling for a guaranteed GP appointment within 48 hours.

Handless war veteran identified

Ilkley Gazette: (9075730)

9:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

A photograph of a war veteran who rode a tricycle despite having no hands has sparked memories and has led to his identification.

Churches join together for holiday club

Ilkley Gazette: (9156071)Two boys enjoy building a tower block higher and higher as part of the theme of the Mega Makers holiday club in Ilkley.

6:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

CHURCHES in Ilkley joined together last week (4-8 August) to put on the Mega Makers holiday club at St Margaret’s Church on Queen’s Road.

Best planters honoured at Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association's 41st annual show

Ilkley Gazette: (9179766)Exhibits at Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association's Annual Show

2:22pm Monday 18th August 2014

ADDINGHAM Allotments and Gardens Association's 41st annual show went very well on Saturday (August 9), with a marked increase of entries compared to recent years.

Stand-up comic Ross Noble joins Silsden motorbike trials school in Addingham

Ilkley Gazette: Ross Noble taking part in the trials school

6:16am Monday 18th August 2014

A TRIALS biking legend from Silsden staged his annual 'skills school' at the weekend.

Yeadon charity working with Guiseley Football Club to improve heart health

Ilkley Gazette: Pictured – left to right with the children are:   Brian Curran of Heart Research UK, Vicki Hepworth, Trustee of Guiseley Community Foundation; Mark Bower, 1st Team Manager GAFC;  Lara Dawes and Ian Dawes from SUBWAY®  stores.

8:36pm Monday 18th August 2014

Children and their families will be taught how to look after their hearts thanks to a grant of nearly £10,000.

MP supports Guiseley AFC plans

Ilkley Gazette: Stuart Andrew MP cuts the ribbon to open EMIS new offices in Rawdon... L-R: Chris Spencer, EMIS Company Secretary, Stuart Andrew, Sean Riddell, EMIS Chief Executive

8:14pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Development plans at Guiseley football club have won backing from the area's MP.

Otley volunteers create quilt from the heart

Ilkley Gazette: Otley quilters with their heart-themed, fundraising creation.

5:12pm Sunday 17th August 2014

OTLEY volunteers have created a "stunning" heart-themed quilt to raise funds for charity.

Allotment tenants celebrate court win

Ilkley Gazette: (9213405)

2:11pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Allotment holders are celebrating after a High Court victory to stop council plans to increase their rents.

PR firm shortlisted for seven awards

Ilkley Gazette: : (L to R) Anisha Mistry, Suzanne Johns, Jennifer Isles, Verity Clarke and Rebekha White

11:10am Sunday 17th August 2014

AN ILKLEY company has been shortlisted for seven highly sought-after industry awards.

Otley's landscape changing as redevelopment of old hospital progresses

Ilkley Gazette: Changing - Otley's old Wharfedale General Hospital site.

7:09am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE ARCHITECTURAL landscape of north Otley is undergoing a dramatic change as redevelopment of the town's old hospital continues apace.

Fat Lad at the Back rides into Dragons’ Den

Ilkley Gazette: Richard and Lynn Bye, of Ilkley, on Dragon’s Den. Photo courtesy of the BBC.

8:09pm Saturday 16th August 2014

AN Ilkley couple entered the Dragon's Den to try and raise investment for their company Fat Lad at the Back (FLAB).

Lord Mayor pledges 'special treats' to provide happiness

Ilkley Gazette: The newly elected Lord Mayor Of Bradford Mike Gibbons is sworn in at City Hall. AG Rep CA   (7019231)

6:05pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE Lord Mayor of Bradford has pledged to use his year in office to grant wishes for people across the district who "deserve a special treat."

Generosity of Ilkley folk after theft of cash for MS sufferer 'restores faith in humanity'

Ilkley Gazette: (8675063)Ella Hammond and manager of La Stazione cafe, Max Crane

11:02am Saturday 16th August 2014

A CAFE has succeeded in raising £1,000 to replace donations stolen from the shop last month.







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