• Planners agree to new facilities at Cow and Calf

    Visitor facilities are set to take shape at Ilkley’s most prominent landmark after gaining approval from Bradford Council planners. Planning officers have given the go-ahead for a kiosk café owner to convert a former Yorkshire Water building by the

  • Why was original Cow and Calf plan rejected?

    It is good news that plans for new visitor facilities at the Cow and Calf Rocks have been approved. The bad news is that they are much scaled down plans from the original which would have seen a truly modern visitor centre and café. The former Yorkshire

  • Young Will gets top advice from cycling ace Scott

    Scott Thwaites proved to be a winner both on and off the circult at Otley’s Town Centre races. The Burley-in-Wharfedale ace found time to have a chat with Ilkley Cycling Club’s Will Tench before he took part in the under-12 race. Will

  • Arundale's late try is a winner for Indonesia

    Ilkley scrum half Kirk Arundale was in fine form for Indonesia in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division Two competition in Jakarta. He emerged as the event’s second top scorer with 28 points and scored a last-gasp try against Pakistan to win the play off

  • Tricky away test for Yorkshire Shield holders Ilkley

    Ilkley will begin their defence of the Yorkshire Shield with a potentially tricky tie at Heath. Both teams are in Yorkshire Division One next season, Ilkley finishing fourth from bottom last season while Heath were third from the top. Ilkley won the

  • Mysterious heart disease killed Burley man

    A man found kneeling in a praying position by his bed died from a heart disease his family knew nothing about, an inquest has heard. Robert Spink, 45, of Aireville Terrace, Burley-in-Wharfedale, was found dead in his bedroom by his father who had gone

  • Ilkley and Menston's five-star food outlets praised

    Food safety standards are on the up across the district, according to an environmental health boss. Latest statistics from Bradford Council’s environmental health team, reveal 59 of the last 150 businesses across the district to undergo a food safety

  • Ilkley Lido's a hit in the heat

    Come on in – the water’s fine! Ilkley Lido was the place to be on Monday, as people tried to cool off as the temperature soared. After a slow start to the season, Catherine Rayner, who works at the Lido, said the weather this week had seen things pick

  • Chelker turbines plan scrapped - for now

    Controversial plans for three 80-metre-high wind turbines at Chelker Reservoir have been scrapped, it has been revealed. Kelda Water Services (KWS) had wanted to replace four 45-metre-high turbines with three 80-metre structures to power Yorkshire Water