• Young Jake wins O2 skills competition

    Twelve-year-old Jake Duxbury, who plays for Ilkley Rugby Club, won O2's the Kick, Pass and Run Challenge Final just before the Guinness Premiership rugby final in front of a 60,000 crowd at Twickenham. The Kick, Pass and Run Challenge, which is the country's

  • Splendid weather returned Ilkley to its palmy days

    125 years ago The weather accompanying the Whitsuntide Holidays has this year been truly splendid and the result has been a tremendous influx of visitors to Ilkley. Every train arriving at the station up to noon on Tuesday was crowded and Ilkley once

  • Conflicting views on payment for councillors

    SIR, - What a strange confluence of conflicting views was aired in the Gazette (May 24) with Councillor Brian Mann's message that councillors should be paid for the work they do and Mr Andrew Dundas affirming that much of the work undertaken by Ilkley

  • Country beset by crazy plans

    WITH no meaningful head of Government at the moment all the craziest plans seem to be finding their way out of the woodwork as frequently as terrorist suspects abscond from control orders. Many will affect the lives of people to an alarming extent. Firstly

  • Jobs go as Kwik Save axes Ilkley store

    AN Ilkley town centre supermarket is among the casualties of drastic cuts by troubled national retail chain Kwik Save. Following months of speculation and frequently empty shelves, the store in Station Plaza finally closed its doors on Tuesday with the

  • New bike ban signs torn up on Ilkley Moor

    NO CYCLING' signs on Ilkley Moor have been torn down just hours after they were put up. Bradford Council countryside and rights of way officers placed the signs near Backstone Beck because of damage believed to have been caused by mountain bikes. But

  • Police want drinking exclusion zone at Ilkley tourist spot

    POLICE want to create a drinking exclusion zone at one of Ilkley's most popular attractions in a bid to crack down on troublemakers from out of town. Keighley Division officers are seeking the support of Bradford Council and Ilkley Parish Council for

  • Three honoured for work in Ilkley community

    THE CHAIRMAN of a long-running concert club, an organiser of Ilkley's Christmas lights switch-on, and the former chairman of an organisation representing local voluntary groups have been honoured by Ilkley Parish Council. The parish council traditionally

  • Ilkley Parish Council chairman against pay for councillors

    A CALL by an Ilkley parish councillor to give allowances to councillors does not represent the view of the majority of members, says the new chairman. Councillor Heathcliffe Bow-en, who last week took over the chain of office, says his decessor Coun

  • Chemicals blamed for poisoned fish at Burley-in-Wharfedale

    DUMPED household or leaking agricultural chemicals are being blamed for pollution which is killing fish in a beck running through Burley-in-Wharfedale. The Environment Agency has investigated the deaths of fish in Carr Beck, which runs through the village

  • Menston residents to be told about future plans for moors

    PEOPLE in Menston will get a chance next week to hear about the future management of Ilkley and Rombalds Moor, and the formation of a special group to fund work on the moor. Bradford Council Rural Services Team member, Chris Pilkington, will present

  • Couple complain about 'filthy' Ilkley rail station

    A RETIRED couple from Keighley have described how disgusted they were with the state of Ilkley Railway Station when they arrived on a recent visit. Renne Lapworth, 86, and her husband, George, 85, even wrote to their local paper the Keighley News about

  • Ilkley company wins safety award

    A COMPANY which a few months ago took disciplinary action against workers seen on videos performing dangerous stunts has won a national safety award. Bailey, a division of Ilkley-based engineering and building services company N G Bailey, has been awarded

  • New Parish Rooms opened at Burley-in-Wharfedale

    THE new Parish Rooms have been officially opened in the heart of Burley-in-Wharfedale. After a celebratory service at St Mary's Church, the congregation processed down Main Street and Station Road to the brand new building. The Right Rev Dr David James