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A community association has won planning permission to build a new sports hall at an Ilkley youth centre

Ilkley youth centre sports hall plans approved

Councillors Alun Griffiths, Jeanette Sunderland and Dominic Fear at the site of the station

Councillors demand answers about delayed Apperley Bridge railway station opening

The view from Cambridge Estate resident Rosie Richmond's home during one point of her neighbour's firework display

Police 'monitoring situation' in Otley firework display dispute

Ilkley Grammar School

Ilkley Grammar ranked among best schools in the country

A red grouse on wall. Ilkley Moor's grouse population is said to be doing well as a result of work by Bingley, Burley and Ilkley Moors Partnership

Ilkley Moor grouse population revival wins national award

The injured cyclist being rescued

Successful appeal to track down Apperley Bridge Good Samaritan

Contingency plans are being put in place to minimise disruption for patients if junior doctors at Airedale Hospital go on strike

Airedale Hospital prepares for strike action

A new support group has been set up in Guiseley to help anyone who has been affected by cancer

New cancer support group launched in Guiseley

Councillor Peter Jackson

Otley in line for a further four defibrillators

Keighley MP Kris Hopkins, who has welcomed increased spending on the Armed Forces

Ilkley MP backs increased Armed Forces spending

New bus service being launched between Horsforth, Calverley and Pudsey

New bus service being launched between Horsforth, Calverley and Pudsey

Menston and Burley-in-Wharfedale MP prepared to oppose UK action against Islamic State in Syria

MP Philip Davies

MP Philip Davies claims first cousin marriage should be banned

Physical assaults on workers at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust have dropped slightly, new figures show

Attacks on Airedale Hospital staff are down

The fundraising team are pictured from left to right: David Stollery, Ann Stollery, Alan Wood, Judith Wood and Geoffrey Dransfield

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Pupils from Rufford Park Primary School in Yeadon help launch the Manning Stainton Draw Your Dream Home compet-ition

Yeadon youngsters help to launch estate agent's drawing competition

Leeds Bradford Airport. The public are being asked to consider three road schemes to improve access.

Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland calls for Leeds Bradford Airport rail link

Councillors have praised a planning inspector for turning down two proposed greenfield developments in Otley

Councillors praise planning inspector for turning down Otley greenfield developments

Consultation opens as planning inspector backs 2,000-plus new houses in Wharfedale

More than 2,000 houses proposed for Wharfedale under increased Bradford housebuilding targets

Rescuers help the injured man who fell at Heber's Ghyll, Ilkley. Photograph by Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association

Injured man rescued after falling at Ilkley beauty spot

Otley boy Sam Brown with (left to right) Greg Mulholland MP, dad Simon and mum Katy campaigning at 10 Downing Street in January

Drug treatment funding breakthrough for Otley boy Sam

Ilkley church busts Christmas myths

Pictured at the award ceremony, left to right are: Michelle Hudson, Rena Gueller, Jordan Lee, all of Box Tree Events.

Box Tree Events wins major award at wedding ceremony

The three off-road vehicles discovered stuck on Ilkley Moor above Riddlesden. Picture by Richard Barton

Drivers of 4x4s blasted for damaging Ilkley Moor

Magical evening of the Blues

Magical evening of the Blues

Sainsbury’s Otley,manager Paul Mitchell ( left) and staff make their donation to Otley and District Riding for the Disabled’s Jeannie Lupton and Judy Olby (second and third from left).

Otley store gives early Christmas fundraising gift to local charity

Horsforth celebrations for the International Day of Older People

International day of older people is celebrated in Horsforth

Children from Ilkley Pre-School Playgroup at the Memorial Garden in the town on Armistice Day

Children across the district pay their respects to the war dead on Armistice Day

Teachers at Ilkley Grammar School got a soaking to raise money for Children in Need

Ilkley Grammar School supports Children in Need 2015

Ten-year-old Alexander Peden from Westville House School is presented with his prize by internationally renowned Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson

Ilkley schoolboy honoured in prestigious painting competition

(45853943)Virtual College chairman, Bob Gomersall, and CEO, Rod Knox, at the 20 year celebrations

Ilkley training provider celebrates 20 years in business

Emma Kergon, clinical lead at the Bradford District Care Trust accepts her award from Professor Viv Bennett, director of nursing at Public Health England.

Addingham nurse scoops national Queen’s Nurse Award

(45656470)The delivery fleet at Ilkley Brewery

Ilkley Brewery commits to Living Wage and plans new jobs

Rhythm Time teacher Lynne O’Malley (wearing a yellow top), pictured next to Marilyn Hunt from the Guiseley and District Lions with the cheque. Also pictured are members of the LS29 charity group.

Guiseley Lions boost to LS29 group

(46211337)Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, (left) and Keighley MP Kris Hopkins (right), speak to residents at Ilkley Town Hall

Minister promises to get rail bosses involved in Ilkley parking talks

An artist's impression of the proposed development in Ilkley

McCarthy and Stone considers feedback on plans for former Spooner Industries site in Ilkley

Head teacher of Burley Woodhead Primary School Mrs Jo Siddall is pictured with some of the the children who are "taking over the school" - M Henderson, G Knowles, E Stead, B Burnham, M Clark, J Holley, L Gwillliam and J Mundet-Poole

Burley Woodhead Primary children take charge!

At the age of 91 Charles Holden can hear again after 30 years of silence thanks to a cochlear implant from Bradford’s Listening for Life Centre at Bradford Royal Infirmary

Charles gets the gift of hearing after three decades of silence

Alistair Kennedy, partner, is pictured (right) with David Wolfe QC (Leading Counsel) and Professor Rhodes (from MAG)

Success for Menston Action Group and Schofield Sweeney in the Court of Appeal

Glen Rosa manager Sylvia Blackburn is pictured with actor John Middleton when he visited the Ilkley care home to research his latest Emmerdale storyline

Ilkley care home visited by Emmerdale star in readiness for storyline on dementia

One of the Slater family photographs from the archives of Aireborough Historical Society

Aireborough's past to come under the spotlight at a talk in Rawdon

Horsforth pupils enjoy sum success to become maths challenge champions

Horsforth pupils enjoy sum success to become maths challenge champions

Students from Ashfield Primary School (left) demonstrated their science know=how at the "best ever" Otley Science Fair.

'Best ever' finale to 2015 Otley Science Festival

Pictured are the winning team from Menston St Johns Cub Pack with their fruit flan. Left to right:- Gus Burrows , aged eight, Rory Henderson, aged ten, Brody Duckmanton, aged nine

Cubs take part in cooking competition

Music teacher Nik Rutherford will represent Labour in the Otley & Yeadon ward at the 2016 Leeds City Council elections.

Labour announces Otley & Yeadon candidate for 2016 elections

Riders near the summit of the Cote de Cow and Calf during the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire

Spectators for Tour de Yorkshire spent £50m, new figures show

Reception children singing at the opening of St Oswald's as a primary school

St Oswald’s Primary School officially opened

Original Calendar Girl Angela Baker, second from left, with nurses from Airedale Hospital

Original Calendar Girl in emotional reunion with Airedale Hospital cancer nurses who treated her husband

Former Royal Marine Harold Robinson has added a French Legion of Honour medal to his collection - 71 years after his ship supported the Normandy landings.

Otley veteran adds French Legion of Honour to collection

Last year's Addingham Christmas market. Photograph by Nick Hodgson (45966214)

Addingham welcomes Gary Verity to lights switch on

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