Inquest opens into Porsche crash which killed Ben Rhydding man

Ilkley Gazette: Police closed Otley Road near Dick Hudsons pub, after the fatal collision

6:24pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN INQUEST has opened and adjourned into the death of a 38-year-old man who died after his sports car collided with a parked lorry and smashed into trees on a moorland road near High Eldwick, Bingley.

Young ballroom dancer is best in the country

Ilkley Gazette: Moorfield School pupil, Sophie Bateman, with her ballroom dancing trophy

3:15pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Ilkley schoolgirl has been crowned best in the country at ballroom dancing.

Butcher's knife skills win award

Ilkley Gazette: (10970269)

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Ilkley butcher Joe Smith has sliced his way through the opposition to win a prize for the quality of his work.

Young Ilkley performers in Shakespeare Schools Festival

Ilkley Gazette: (11183727)Ilkley Grammar students Ellie Dennis, Lucy Hunter-Rowe, Rebekah Gray, Melissa Johns, Alex Johnson, Lucy Millington, Anna Morris, Alice Rich, Hannah Riley, Charlotte Simpson, Ellie Tolan, Jessica Toseland, Hannah Wellock, Mackenzie Shearn-Miller

10:12am Sunday 12th October 2014

ILKLEY Grammar School students will take their version of Othello to the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds on Saturday October 18 as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Bloom winners at presentation

Ilkley Gazette: (11197148)The winners of this year's Ilkley in Bloom competition were presented with their awards at the Rombalds Hotel

9:02am Sunday 12th October 2014

WINNERS of this year's Ilkley in Bloom contest were given their trophies and certificates in a presentation tea at Ilkley's Rombalds Hotel.

Warm welcome for the over 90s

Ilkley Gazette: (11051172)Guests at the Illkley Good Neighbours Over 90s Party, held at the Clarke Foley Centre

10:22am Saturday 11th October 2014

A UNIQUE annual party for the over 90s provided an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments for some of the oldest residents of Wharfedale.

Children's author spends hours with fans

Ilkley Gazette: (11177173)

10:30am Friday 10th October 2014

AUTHOR and illustrator Lauren Child was one of the biggest names to appear at Ilkley Literature Festival and the interest in her work was so keen that she spent another two hours meeting fans and signing books.

School shows learning is fun

Ilkley Gazette: (11198689)Pete Beaumont, Physics, explaining to a prospective students the idea of a vacuum

9:58am Friday 10th October 2014

SPORT, science and a snake were among the activities laid on at Ilkley Grammar School's annual open day.

Spooner has sights on Tesco land

Ilkley Gazette: (11244700)The Spooner Industries Ltd factory in Ilkley

7:13am Thursday 9th October 2014

EXPANDING Ilkley engineering firm Spooner Industries Ltd is bidding to move back onto land earmarked for the now-shelved new Tesco store.

Dentist's hopes for future after court ordeal

Ilkley Gazette: Jonathan Cape

6:25am Thursday 9th October 2014

A DENTIST unanimously cleared by a jury of assaulting an ex-partner has spoken of the fear he endured for 15 months even though he never doubted his innocence would be proved.

Community launches legal action over Menston new homes decision

Ilkley Gazette: Bradford housing prices still lower than before recession

8:22am Thursday 9th October 2014

AN ACTION group which has fought unsuccessfully against plans for 173 new homes on a green field site in Menston is now planning legal action against Bradford Council.

Funeral service for Ilkley father found in Russia

Ilkley Gazette: John Stiles on holiday with his children Hugo and Poppy

4:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE FAMILY of a missing Ilkley walker is to finally lay him to rest after months of anguish as relief workers searched for him in Russia's remote Caucasus Mountains.

Hollywood A-lister Drew Barrymore filming in Ilkley

Ilkley Gazette: Drew Barrymore filming on Ilkley Moor

9:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

HOLLYWOOD star Drew Barrymore turned many heads when she turned up on Ilkley Moor in a shoot for a major new film.

Raiders strike for the second time in months at Tesco store

Ilkley Gazette: Police warning after thefts in car parks

8:35am Thursday 9th October 2014

POLICE are still searching for robbers who targeted a Ben Rhydding convenience store in a late night raid.

Ilkley father-of-two died from massive head injury while hiking in Russian mountains, inquest told

Ilkley Gazette: John Stiles on holiday with his children Hugo and Poppy

8:27am Thursday 9th October 2014

HOSPITAL surgery notes from 15 years ago were matched with a post mortem x-ray to confirm a body found in the remote Russian Caucasus mountains was missing Ilkley father-of-two John Stiles.

Ilkley father-of-two died from massive head injury while hiking in Russian mountains, inquest told

Ilkley Gazette: John Stiles on holiday with his children Hugo and Poppy

5:55am Wednesday 8th October 2014

HOSPITAL surgery notes from 15 years ago were matched with a post mortem x-ray to confirm a body found in the remote Russian Caucasus mountains was missing Ilkley father-of-two John Stiles.

Poetry, prose, talks and fun at Ilkley Literature Festival

Ilkley Gazette: Andrew Motion speaking at the opening night of the Ilkley Literature Festival

1:41pm Monday 6th October 2014

THE gripping first chapter of Ilkley's annual literature festival began on Friday night with a show by a former Poet Laureate.

Hollywood star Drew Barrymore spotted filming in Ilkley

Ilkley Gazette: (11129882)CREDIT TO MATT MILLINGTON, MADE IN LEEDS Actress Drew Barrymore outside the Cow and Calf Hotel in Ilkley. Photograph from Made in Leeds

12:10pm Monday 6th October 2014

HOLLYWOOD A-lister Drew Barrymore has been spotted filming on location in Ilkley.

Shock after pensioner found on drugs boat

4:11pm Friday 3rd October 2014

SHOCKED neighbours of a Silsden pensioner found on a yacht with £100 million of cocaine have described him as an unassuming character with a friendly smile.

Dentist acquitted by a jury of assaulting former girlfriend

Ilkley Gazette: Jonathan Cape outside Bradford Crown Court

4:45pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DENTIST was today cleared by a jury of punching his former girlfriend in the stomach after he ended their relationship.

Protesters pledge to step up action over Ilkley Moor grouse shooting

Ilkley Gazette: PROTEST: Campaigners have taken their protest to the moor

6:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposing grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor have vowed to step up their protests.

Schoolboy who tumbled under wheels of Tour de France support vehicle thanks surgeons for saving his injured foot

Ilkley Gazette:

7:50am Thursday 25th September 2014

A SCHOOLBOY who tumbled under the wheels of a cycle team's support car during the Tour de France has thanked surgeons who saved his foot, which was stripped of its skin in the horrific accident.

Triathlon Teacher Makes ‘Steady Progress’

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley Grammar School English teacher Andrew Colman takes a breather on his Ilkley Triathlon cycling circuit practise

10:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

Ilkley Grammar School English teacher, Andrew Colman, updates us on his training progress for the Ilkley Triathlon, which takes place this Sunday.

Government orders new shake-up of children's heart units

Ilkley Gazette: OPTIMISM: Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland who is "upbeat" about the new consultation

11:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE future of Leeds children’s heart unit is in fresh doubt as it is poised to be ordered to meet tougher standards – or close.

Gardeners face "David and Goliath" battle.

11:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

Allotment holdersare facing a "David and Goliath" battle in court as Leeds City Council is expected to continue a fight to raise their rents.

Otley-based conductor suspended from post after appearing in court accused of sex offences

Ilkley Gazette: RL st. josephs rc primary school otley new ccycle rack thanks to parent joseph cullen. from front, malachy cullen, louise poole, daniel cullen, corey mcgrath, milly rennie (10492293)

11:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

A GRAMMY Award winning conductor from Otley has appeared in court accused of sexual offences.

Teenage anglers threatened and robbed at Yeadon Tarn

11:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are urging residents to help them catch robbers who targeted two teenage anglers as they slept near Yeadon Tarn.

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh makes West End theatre debut

Ilkley Gazette: Alan Titchmarsh

10:01am Saturday 13th September 2014

FORMER Ilkley council gardener Alan Titchmarsh has made it to London's glittering West End where he will debut as the narrator in the Royal Opera House’s production of The Wind in the Willows.

Green flag flying at gardens

Ilkley Gazette: Phill Judd of Green Heart, Darwin Gardens project manager, Councillor Heathcliffe Bowen, and Ilkley Parish Council chairman, Councillor Andrew Walbank

12:22pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ONE of Ilkley's visitor attractions is again flying the flag for the town after gaining a coveted accolade from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Walkers take Three Peaks Challenge to raise motor neurone disease cash

Ilkley Gazette: Addingham man Ryan McShane (front centre), Mark Benson, Tim Lynch, Joe Bonner, Colin Harper, Gary Paton, Mark McShane, Garry Tierney and Sean Tierney walk the Three National Peaks to raise money for MND

6:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A GROUP of walkers who tackled the Three Peaks Challenge - Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hours - have boosted the fight against motor neurone disease.

New information board tells story of Pool-in-Wharfedale's war memorial

Ilkley Gazette: Please courtesy credit - Photo by Trevor Davey.(Left to right):  Councillor Hazel Lee, Stephen Jefferson, and Pat Lazenby by the new information board for Pool-in-Wharfedale's war memorial.

5:39pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NEW information board detailing the history of the local war memorial has been installed in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Otley's MP calls for conference to build on Tour de France boost

Ilkley Gazette: Otley MP Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem), centre, promoting the Tour de France in Westminster in June with fellow local MPs Julian Smith (Cons, Skipton and Ripon), left, and Andrew Jones (Cons, Harrogate and Knaresborough)

8:35am Wednesday 10th September 2014

OTLEY'S MP is calling for a conference to make sure the local area receives a long term boost following the Tour de France.

Magic of Motown comes to town

Ilkley Gazette: (9549601)Performers from The Magic of Motown, which is coming to Ilkley in September

6:19am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CELEBRATING 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new tour to Ilkley next month.

Manor joins Michelin in a magnificent marriage

Ilkley Gazette: White chocolate parfait, summer fruits. 
Box Tree, Ilkley.  26 July 2013.  Picture Bruce Rollinson (9550052)

1:09pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A joint wedding venture between two renowned Ilkley venues has reached a milestone, with 100 couples saying "I Do". Emma Clayton visits romantic Denton Hall

Ilkley Flower Show boasts high quality entries

Ilkley Gazette: (9911301)Ilkley Parish Council chairman, Andrew Walbank, with Heather Chapman and Sheila Morgan of Ilkley Flower Show Society, and one of the exhibits at the show

10:20am Tuesday 9th September 2014


Grand opening of new Scout HQ goes off with a bang!

Ilkley Gazette: Comedian Jack Carroll cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Ben Rhydding Scout and Guide Headquarters

5:53am Tuesday 9th September 2014

LAST Thursday evening saw the Grand Opening Event for the long awaited Ben Rhydding Scout and Guide Headquarters building.

Otley all set for 2014 Folk Festival

Ilkley Gazette: Lynda Hardcastle, Maggie Boyle and Helen Hockenhull of Grace Notes

3:13pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OTLEY is preparing to once more welcome some of biggest names in folk music.

Otley councillors agree to part-fund new housing impact report

Ilkley Gazette: Councillor Carl Morris

3:31pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OTLEY councillors have agreed to fund new research that will provide "armour" against unwelcome new development to the tune of £5,000.

Review: The Mousetrap at Leeds Grand Theatre

Ilkley Gazette: The Mousetrap on Tour (9879125)

8:14pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

By John Burland

Business leaders looking to shape the future of Otley's high street

Ilkley Gazette: Rachelle Atkin, of Otley Business Improvement District (BID)

11:18am Tuesday 9th September 2014

PLANS to shape the kind of new businesses that open on Otley's high street are being drawn up by business leaders.

Train delays on Wharfedale line after police called to disturbance

Ilkley Gazette: (10121051)

4:22pm Monday 8th September 2014

TRAIN services on the Wharfedale Line were disrupted on Monday afternoon (September 8) when police were called to reports of a disturbance on a train in Bradford.

Otley group celebrating National Talking Newspapers Week

Ilkley Gazette: Volunteers at Otley and District Talking Newspaper at work.

12:42pm Monday 8th September 2014

AN OTLEY group that has been producing audio versions of the local news for 30 years is preparing to celebrate National Talking Newspapers Week.

Adam all set for 80-mile hike without stopping

Ilkley Gazette: Adam Bennett in the Lake District

7:49pm Monday 8th September 2014

A FORMER Ilkley Grammar School pupil is to walk the Dales Way in one go in a bid to help some of the poorest people in the world.

Labour candidate teams up with Police and Crime Commissioner during Yeadon visit

Ilkley Gazette: Councillor Alex Sobel (right) with the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson, in Yeadon.

4:44pm Monday 8th September 2014

LABOUR's local Parliamentary candidate has been busy attending events and meeting residents in Yeadon.

UKIP names party's regional head as constituency candidate

Ilkley Gazette: CANDIDATE: Paul Latham

4:05pm Monday 8th September 2014

UKIP has announced an Ilkley resident as its candidate for the Keighley and Ilkley seat in the next General Election.

Picture of the Week

Ilkley Gazette: (9948604)

5:37am Monday 8th September 2014

THIS week’s Picture of the Week is of the summit of Beamsley Beacon, looking towards Burnsall. It was sent in by Linda Lee, of Ilkley.

Work on new £6.3m hospital emergency department to be open before Christmas

Ilkley Gazette: Airedale Hospital medical director Karl Mainprize, left, joins building manager Gavin Redfern of Willmott Dixon as work progresses on the accident and emergency site

10:20am Sunday 7th September 2014

A NEW £6.3 million Emergency Department at Airedale Hospital is on schedule to open before the winter.

Anne Scargill and Peter Lazenby are announced for live panel discussion chaired by Ruth Pitt at Ilkley Film Festival Mining Visions event

Ilkley Gazette: PRIDE (8751450)

1:25pm Sunday 7th September 2014

ILKLEY Film Festival has announced the line-up of guests to host a live panel discussion following the screening of The Battle of Orgreave - part of Mining Visions, on Sunday , September 7 at The King's Hall, Ilkley.

Tragic tot Thea to ‘live on through in memorial charitable trust’ set up by parents

Ilkley Gazette: (9852051)

6:49am Sunday 7th September 2014

A TRUST set up in the name of a little girl has finally been awarded official charity status.

Guiseley girl holds charity bun sale

Ilkley Gazette: User comments (9905662)

8:31pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A GUISELEY girl publicised and held heir own bun and cake sale to raise £60 for charity WaterAid.

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