Ilkley Cow and Calf cafe refused bid to create seating area

Ilkley Gazette: Cafe owner Toni Falconi, left, his sister Antonia Asconi, Councillor Anne Hawksworth and Francesca Falconi, daughter of Mr Falconi. Picture by Barry Wilkinson/Friends of Ilkley Moor

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Plans to extend a snack kiosk by the Cow and Calf Rocks landmark and create an indoor seating area for visitors have been turned down by district planners.

Ilkley pensioner died after she was thrown on bus in town

Ilkley Gazette: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A coroner is to make a report to a Government vehicle standards agency after hearing how a 90-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries when she was thrown from her seat on a bus.

Made in Chelsea stars take in what Ilkley has to offer

Ilkley Gazette: Rosie Fortescue and Louise Thompson of Made In Chelsea opening the new area of The Yard with general manager Ali Allawa

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Two stars of hit TV show Made In Chelsea could be spotted in and around Ilkley last Friday.

Easter egg hunt trail at Bolton Abbey

Ilkley Gazette: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Bolton Abbey’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Ilkley trio launch Get Up and Go

Ilkley Gazette: Planking on the Moor are (from left) Sarah Mayrick, Tanya Lindop and Chantelle Scargill

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Three fitness instructors are to launch new exercise classes, boot camps and training sessions with a family-friendly twist.

Centre hopes to start again in a new home

Ilkley Gazette: West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre secretary Linda Toothill

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

An MS therapy centre which has been forced to find a new home could be offering treatment again within weeks.

Tour trophy makes visit to Kings Hall

Ilkley Gazette: Freya Bishop and Jack Hamilton-Croft with the trophy

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Tour de France Grand Depart winner’s trophy was in the Kings Hall, Ilkley last Thursday and two members of Ilkley Grammar School’s Cycling Club, Freya Bishop and Jack Hamilton-Croft, got to see it.

Ilkley Brewery commissions Grand Depart jersey

Ilkley Gazette: Directors of Ilkley Brewery Richard Shelton (left) and Chris Ives modelling the new cycling jerseys to celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart coming through the town in July

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As the Grand Départ draws ever closer, Ilkley Brewery is setting its wheels in motion for the world’s greatest cycle race by commissioning its own yellow cycling jerseys.

Churches join together for two Easter services

Ilkley Gazette: The Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley. What’s your favourite icon of Yorkshire?

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People from all the Churches in Ilkley and Ben Rhydding are coming together for two Easter events in the town.

Road closure for Ilkley Carnival

Ilkley Gazette: Crowds line the streets as the town crier leads the parade at last year’s Ilkley Carnival

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The organisers of Ilkley Carnival are giving residents and motorists notice of disruption to traffic on Monday, May 5 2014.

Garden centre hosts talking news group

Ilkley Gazette: webpix on this day OTD calendar date

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Otley and District Talking Newspaper members will be talking about their work at an event in Otley next weekend.

Borrowed from his rivals to ‘hide debts’

Ilkley Gazette: Former executive chairman of defunct JJB Sports Sir David Jones arrives, with his son Stuart, at Leeds Crown Court

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

Markets Act 2000, and one of using a false instrument, contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981.

Hospice benefits from Brownies’ fundraising

Ilkley Gazette: Lucy Otway (presenting the cheque) and other members of the 2nd Rawdon Trinity Brownies, who raised money for Martin House

11:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

Brownies rallied round to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.

Children lead village entries at flower show

Ilkley Gazette: One of the winning floral displays at this year’s show in Addingham

9:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

The 34th spring flower show and coffee morning of Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association was held in the village Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 12.

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

Ilkley Gazette: .

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.

Otley pupils prepare for take-off on airport visit

Ilkley Gazette: Pupils from Otley All Saints Primary School enjoying their tour of a Jet2.com aircraft at Leeds Bradford Airport

9:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

Otley schoolchildren enjoyed looking around the cockpit of a passenger jet.

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.

Cream tea and a concert at Otley Methodist Church

Ilkley Gazette: Time for a cream tea

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A choir of Methodist Church members from across Leeds will perform a fundraising show in Otley next month. The Wesley Singers will sing a selection of popular songs while cream teas are served at Otley Methodist Church from 2.30pm on Saturday, May 10.

Top award for engineering and IT business

Ilkley Gazette: webpix plans planning file building permission

11:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ilkley-based NG Bailey, one of the UK’s leading independent engineering, IT and facilities services businesses, has won ‘Project of the Year (over £2m)’ at the Construction News Specialist Awards ceremony.

Ilkley man lends his experience to enterprise team

12:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Ilkley businessman Noel Stephenson has successfully mentored five students from Yorkshire to the finals of the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge competition, a national business competition.

Food and craft market on day race passes by

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

9:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

Otley businesses are being encouraged to join in the Tour de France celebrations by holding a stall on the day.

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.






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