Challenge to employ more apprentices

Ilkley Gazette: 100 new opportunities offered for East Lancashire apprentices

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The National Apprenticeship Service is challenging businesses to increase the number of apprenticeships across Yorkshire and the Humber over the next 100 days.

Student wins a top honour and a job in dairy farming

Ilkley Gazette: Student Oliver Wadsworth, 19, from Burley-in-Wharfedale, with his Velcourt Dairy Scholarship during a ceremony at Harper Adams University

9:08am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A student from Burley-in-Wharfedale has received a dairy farming scholarship which will see him take a full-time job between his studies.

Aiming to gain from spring clean

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4:11pm Monday 14th April 2014

Charity shop bosses are hoping spring clean fever will encourage shoppers in Guiseley to bag a bargain with Barnardo’s.  To mark the arrival of British Summer Time the Barnardo’s shop in the town launched its new spring collection of clothes and goods this week.

Village launches its own ‘buy local’ campaign

Ilkley Gazette: Nine day festival to be held across Waltham Forest in March

4:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

Businesses across Menston are to launch a ‘buy local’ campaign in a bid to encourage the support of village residents.

Tania set for skydive on her 16th birthday

Ilkley Gazette: Tania Clifford

4:09pm Monday 14th April 2014

The sky will be the limit for Otley student Tania Clifford on her 16th birthday.

MP in clash over comment on house price increases

Ilkley Gazette: Kris Hopkins

4:07pm Monday 14th April 2014

Ilkley MP Kris Hopkins has clashed with a fellow minister after welcoming the latest hike in house prices.

Rotary revives quiz for business

Ilkley Gazette: Ian Briggs of the Rotary Club of Ilkley (far left) presents the Andrew Hartley Cup to the winners of the business quiz, a team from Allison & MacRae Architects of Burley-in-Wharfedale, from left Steve Nicholson, Michael Allison, Don MacRae and Brian Roger

4:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Rotary Club of Ilkley has revived a local business quiz.

Council website to help people avoid payday loans

Ilkley Gazette: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

3:59pm Monday 14th April 2014

A website to help people steer clear of payday lenders has been set up by Leeds City Council.

Starter for five – agency takes on apprentices

10:17am Monday 14th April 2014

A Wharfe Valley residential sales and lettings agency is saying “You’re hired!” to its inaugural intake of apprentices.

Bid to revamp listed building on Kings Road

Ilkley Gazette: webpix plans planning file building permission

10:13am Monday 14th April 2014

A planning application has been submitted seeking listed building consent for refurbishment and alterations to a historic Ilkley mansion.

MP Davies plea over inherited home tenancies

Ilkley Gazette: Philip Davies

10:12am Monday 14th April 2014

MP Philip Davies urged the Government to “stick to its guns” during a Commons exchange on inherited social housing tenancies.

Sports presenter Dave is proud of Airedale’s Parkinson’s specialists

Ilkley Gazette: Dave Clark

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

TV sports presenter Dave Clark is backing doctors in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

Pupils give Ilkla Moor Baht At a French twist for Grand Depart

Ilkley Gazette: Pupils from Ashlands School in Ilkley wear the yellow, green, white and polka dot jerseys to celebrate the Tour de France coming. From left are Martha Pearson, Kieran Blenkhorn, Nat Howarth and Louise Hale

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

With less than 100 days to go until Le Grand Départ the countdown is well under way and pupils from primary schools en route got together for a day of French language and fun.

Officers suggest turning down Ilkley care home extension plan

Ilkley Gazette: webpix plans planning file building permission

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A proposed extension to an Ilkley care home has been recommended for refusal by Bradford Council planners.

Shadow minister is impressed with care

Ilkley Gazette: Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham uses the telemedicine system to talk to a patient, with Labour parliamentary candidate for Ilkley and Keighley John Grogan and Sister Alex Blake

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

The quality of care provided by Airedale staff impressed the shadow health secretary during a visit to the hospital with Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Ilkley.

Students show political acumen at Question Time

Ilkley Gazette: MP Kris Hopkins, left, with student Ed Saunders and John Grogan

9:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Ilkley Grammar School held its own Question Time last week with two representatives from local politics.

School transport to cost up to £370

Ilkley Gazette: Councillor Ralph Berry

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Cuts to free school transport are to be made from next year but Bradford Council’s executive has pledged to look into ways of reducing the cost of a school bus pass to help those affected by the changes.

Appeal to shine a light on threat to the Rainbows

Ilkley Gazette: Ogbourne Gang Show

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A mum of three who is working towards becoming a leader for a local Rainbows group has added her voice to those appealing for more such volunteers.

Free sessions will benefit local carers

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley's Manor House museum is 50 years old today.

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

The charity Carers’ Resource is offering a series of free sessions to help carers in Ilkley. The four Friday morning sessions will take place at the Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, from 10am to noon on May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23, and will include free refreshments. The sessions will cover topics such as caring confidently, how to manage medications and equipment, an overview of benefits and finances and carers’ own health needs. To find out more or to book a place on any of the sessions call Sarah on (01274) 449660.

Art and crafts fair

Ilkley Gazette: The Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley has scored well in the Bradford Council food hygiene standards test.

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

An arts, crafts and gifts fair will take place at the Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, on Saturday April 19. The fair will be open from 10am to 4pm. Contact 07813 871603 to book a stall.

Club’s open day brings in some young rugby talent

Ilkley Gazette: A pair of young players enjoying themselves at the rugby club’s open day

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

An open day at Otley Rugby Club has been hailed a “superb” success.

Renewed call for new town crier

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley town crier Chris Richards declares the opening of the Memorial Steps

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

The search is back on for a new Ilkley town crier following the retirement of long-serving figure Chris Richards.

Library exhibition

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley Library, where a users group could be formed.

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

An exhibition of work by Ilkley artist Barry Gill is taking place at Ilkley Library, Station Road. Collage, watercolour and mosaics by Mr Gill went on display in the library on Monday and will remain there until April 28.

Agent gears up for Tour with special themed sign

Ilkley Gazette: Launching their new Tour de France themed boards are, from the left, Mark Christopher, Mike Moon, Anthony Metcalfe, Steve Kilby and Paul Bridgeman

1:50pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Ilkley sales and letting agency Linley & Simpson has launched a signboard to celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart coming to Yorkshire on July 5 and 6.

Winners receive their prize

Ilkley Gazette: Nick Hodgson, far right, was the adult winner and Ellie Dennis, 13, was the junior winner. They are pictured with Paul Annings, far left, and the president of the Rotary Club of Ilkley John Metcalf.

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

The winners of the Ilkley Gazette and Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer Winter Scenes photography competition were presented with their prize – a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 camera – at Annings Camera Shop in Ilkley on Saturday. Nick Hodgson, far right, was the adult winner and Ellie Dennis, 13, was the junior winner. They are pictured with Paul Annings, far left, and the president of the Rotary Club of Ilkley John Metcalf.

Ilkley hall to get £500,000 of work

Ilkley Gazette: The concert took place at the King's Hall

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

City leaders have agreed more than half a million pounds of spending to replace an ailing heating system and rewire the historic King’s Hall in Ilkley.

Churches open up Ilkley credit union branch

Ilkley Gazette: Chirstchurch on The Grove, Ilkley

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Churches are getting together to open an Ilkley branch of a credit union in a bid to help local people with money management.

Fitness instructor on the ball to help Brain Centre

Ilkley Gazette: Bev Wright, who suffers from MS

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A fitness instructor diagnosed with debilitating condition multiple sclerosis hopes to aid research into neurological conditions with a fundraising charity ball.

Get crafty for Tour de France arrival

Ilkley Gazette: Tour de France sculpture created at opening stage finishing line

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Bradford Council is encouraging people to get creative by making bunting and artwork to decorate the route of the Tour de France for when it comes through the district in the summer.

Labour tribute on anniversary of MP’s death

Ilkley Gazette: Bob Cryer

1:48pm Friday 11th April 2014

Ilkley Labour Party was this week marking the 20th anniversary of former Keighley MP Bob Cryer’s death at the age of 59 in a car crash on April 12, 1994.

Theatre group make Calendar Girls donation

1:46pm Friday 11th April 2014

Burley Theatre Group has donated £1,800 to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Charity, following its success staging the play Calendar Girls in February.

Workers in Apprentice Challenge

Ilkley Gazette: Fundraisers who are taking part in the Mencap competition, from left, Penny Hutton, Louise Chyriwsky, Amanda Hobson, Karen McDermott, Sarah Shaw, Abigail Lomax and Andrew Leach.

1:43pm Friday 11th April 2014

Office workers in Guiseley will take part in an Apprentice-style challenge to raise money for Mencap Employees at Guiseley-based Ethica Resourcing and sister company Easypay Services are taking part in a week of challenges to raise money for Mencap, the charity that supports people with learning difficulties.

Scout jumble sale

Ilkley Gazette: 'Nearly new' sale at Bushey church this weekend

1:33pm Friday 11th April 2014

Otley Parish Scouts are holding a jumble sale from 10am to noon on Saturday. The sale will take place at the Scout Hut on Burras Lane, opposite Waitrose. Organisers promise lots of bargains including vintage, household, bric-a-brac, books, toys and clothing.

Police safety talks

Ilkley Gazette: webpix police arrest

1:31pm Friday 11th April 2014

Police in Otley gave two safety talks to children last week. Neighbourhood Policing Team officers spoke to pupils at Westgate Primary School and a group of Beaver Scouts, during their visit to Otley Police Station, about ‘stranger danger’.

Free exhibition

Ilkley Gazette: Pick up a paintbrush at Abbots Langley painting group

1:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

Menston Arts Club free exhibition of paintings and crafts takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11 from 10.30am to 5pm (4.30pm on Sunday) at Kirklands Centre, Main Street, Menston.

Tour legacy ballot

Ilkley Gazette: Tour de France sculpture created at opening stage finishing line

1:29pm Friday 11th April 2014

A shortlist of Tour de France related Voice Your Choice projects will be chosen by Otley Town Councillors on Monday. The community development committee will decide which of the suggested Tour legacy schemes should be put to a public ballot to receive up to £5,000 of funding.

Company seeks to take on ten apprentices

Ilkley Gazette: Neil Pickles, of the Old White Bear in Cross Hills, celebrating its inclusion in the Good Pub Guide

1:26pm Friday 11th April 2014

A family-owned pub company is recruiting more apprentices at its outlets across the area.

Ilkley Parish Council to be charged for meetings

Ilkley Gazette: Parish councillor Mike Gibbons says Ben Rhydding is the poor relation when it comes to Christmas lights.

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Ilkley Parish Council will be charged for holding more than one meeting a month at Ilkley Town Hall under new management arrangements brought in by Bradford Council.

Otley Brass Band concert for Katie to thank charity

Ilkley Gazette: Katie MacGregor

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Otley Brass Band will play a fundraising concert this summer to thank a cancer charity for helping one of its younger players.

Study into Leeds-Bradford Airport transport links ordered

Ilkley Gazette: Leeds Bradford Airport, which is expecting 85,000 travellers over Easter

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A study into improving links to Leeds-Bradford Airport has been ordered by the Department for Transport.

Fancy bike theme for Ben Rhydding Community Fete

Ilkley Gazette: Karen Palframan, left, with a fellow Ben Rhydding Fete committee member

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Ben Rhydding Community Fete is getting on its bike this summer with additional attractions on a Tour de France theme.

Singer uses his shows to sign up life-saving donors

Ilkley Gazette: Mike Peters (left), frontman from The Alarm, recruiting bone marrow and organ donors at his sell-out Otley show, with Councillor Alex Sobel

1:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

The frontman from The Alarm has used a sell-out show in Otley to rally support for a life-saving cause.

Police hunting Ilkley gems raid gang

Ilkley Gazette: The armed robbers making their getaway in a silver Honda Civic

9:50am Thursday 10th April 2014

Axe-wielding raiders who carried out a brazen lunchtime smash and grab robbery at an Ilkley jewellers remained on the run last night.

£100,000 raised for Martin House children's hospice by Otley team

Ilkley Gazette: Martin House Hospice at Boston Spa

9:33am Thursday 10th April 2014

A fundraising group has thanked the people of Otley for helping it raise a massive £100,000 in just eight years.

Rider delighted with Horsforth road safety success

Ilkley Gazette: Carrie Emmerson riding her horse Ellie

4:09pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A woman who launched a road safety campaign after her horse was struck by a taxi is celebrating success with the planned introduction of tougher speed limits.

Volunteers revive Yeadon Tarn's Japanese Garden

Ilkley Gazette: Conservation Volunteers get muddy during work on the restoration of Yeadon Tarn’s Japanese Garden

4:05pm Thursday 10th April 2014

An overgrown Japanese Garden at Yeadon Tarn has been brought back to life thanks to the work of volunteers.

Ilkley-based charity chief fired from law firm

Ilkley Gazette: Anjum Tahirkheli

2:04pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The Ilkley-based chief executive of a human rights charity was fired from a Bradford law firm after it accused her of using the firm’s cash to bankroll her lifestyle and charitable work, an employment tribunal heard.

Co-ordinators for Le Tour thank Ilkley residents in advance

Ilkley Gazette: Tour de France group set to hand out roles for race

9:39am Thursday 10th April 2014

The co-ordinators of special Tour de France activities have thanked Ilkley people in advance for their co-operation, patience and understanding, with disruption expected around the big race this July.

Ilkley policing restructure

Ilkley Gazette: Ilkley Police Station

9:38am Thursday 10th April 2014

Ilkley Police Station will remain manned under a restructure of West Yorkshire Police’s Neighbourhood Policing, but there are no plans to extend public opening hours.

Killjoys take plants from Ilkley in Bloom sites

Ilkley Gazette: The Yorkshire in Bloom judges stop to take in the view in Ilkley.

4:35pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Ilkley in Bloom is asking people to look out for thieves taking plants from flowerbeds around town.






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