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  • Airedale Hospital staff charity calendar is hot off the press

    AIREDALE Hospital’s first staff calendar featuring 13 of the best photos submitted by employees has now been produced to boost funds for the new Emergency Department. read more

  • Plea for safety after death toll figures

    FARMERS and landowners in Yorkshire and the North East are being urged to put safety first this festive season after the region has been revealed to be a blackspot for fatalities. read more

  • Campaign advises care in icy weather warning

    HEALTH chiefs in Wharfedale are urging people to use extra care when walking in wintery conditions. read more

  • Hunt sees hospice

    HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt has visited Manorlands. read more

  • Problems caused by closures

    RESURFACING work on the busy A65 road between The Fox public house roundabout in Menston and Burley-in-Wharfedale roundabout overran due to technical problems and the bad weather. read more

  • Shoppers

    ILKLEY and District Good Neighbours ShopAssist scheme has recruited a number of ‘emergency’ shoppers to help elderly people who might be experiencing difficulty accessing the shops during very bad weather. read more

  • MP backs research to prevent arthritis

    OTLEY’S MP is to champion the cause of arthritis sufferers. read more

  • Residents’ dismay over ‘tragic’ mill demolition of Otley mill building

    THE DEMOLITION of a historic mill building in Otley has been branded “tragic” by angry Otley residents. read more

  • Photography success is plane sailing

    A STRIKING photograph of an aircraft taking off close to Yeadon Tarn taken by Jean Endersby has won first place in Aireborough Camera Club’s Open Competition. read more

  • Double the fun

    FANS of Disney’s Frozen will have double cause for celebration in Otley next weekend. read more

  • Ski flights take off

    LEEDS Bradford Airport is celebrating the start of the ski season with flights to five gateway airports this winter across Switzerland, France, Austria and Spain (for Andorra) providing access to the major ski resorts. Carriers operating from LBA will offer direct flights to Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble, Salzburg and Barcelona. read more

  • Carol singing

    CANTORES Olicanae will be singing carols on Ilkley Bandstand on Saturday, December 20 from 2pm and 4.30pm. read more

  • Big event

    OTLEY Parish Church’s Christingle service is so popular it has decided to add an extra one. read more

  • MP grateful for postal workers’ efforts

    OTLEY’S postal workers have been thanked for all their hard work by the town’s MP. read more

  • Band his a festive note for charity

    OTLEY Brass Band has raised hundreds for local charities by delighting shoppers with Christmas tunes. read more

  • Anti-scam scheme is given new lotto fund

    A COMMUNITY education project which provides older residents with the knowledge they need to protect themselves against doorstep crime, scams and frauds is set to expand across West Yorkshire – thanks to Lottery funding worth £444,589. read more

  • MP says go cheap not green

    BURLEY and Menston’s MP has accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of double standards for highlighting rising energy bills – when changes made under his watch, force households to pay extra for green-energy initiatives. read more

  • Appeal for relatives

    HM CORONER’S Office in Leeds is searching for relatives of Enid Sykes, who died of natural causes at St James’ Hospital in Leeds, on Friday, December 5. read more

  • Your help is needed

    VOLUNTEERS are being sought to support a new Otley fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care. read more

  • Troubadour to return

    NORTHERN Irish troubadour Andy White has announced his return to the UK and Ireland with a string tour dates heading to Korks Wine Bar & Brasserie in Otley, Yorkshire on Friday, January 30. read more

  • Housing plan blow

    COUNCILLOR Barry Anderson (Conservative, Adel and Wharfedale) has expressed his disappointment that Leeds City Council has approved a housing development of 135 houses at a site in Moseley Wood, Cookridge. read more

  • Winners announced

    THE FULL list of competition winners from this year’s Otley Victorian Fayre have been announced. read more

  • RSPCA in hunt for honorary treasurer

    THE Bradford and District branch of the RSPCA is looking for a new honorary treasurer. read more

  • MP vexed

    ILKLEY MP Kris Hopkins has said he is appalled at news of a Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday in which at least 100 people – including 80 children – are thought to have died. read more

  • Christmas abroad is less stressful, says survey

    JETSETTING Yorkshire residents are looking to get away from the cold this Christmas, according to a survey. read more

  • Bishop calls for new diocese to be celebrated

    A SHORT film celebrating all the good work done to bring the wonder of Christmas to churches, schools, communities and hospitals has been made to share this Christmas, the first as the new diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. read more

  • Parents of triplets offer their neonatal support

    A COUPLE whose triplets were born two months premature – each weighing little more than a bag of sugar – are supporting other parents whose babies need neonatal care. read more

  • Top rating given to care home

    A HOME in Ilkley has been named among the top 20 recommended care homes in Yorkshire and Humberside. read more

  • Medics must learn

    THERE can hardly be a parent in the land who is not aware of the warning signs of meningitis and of the importance of getting prompt medical help. Indeed the advice from Meningitis Now stresses: “Do not wait for a rash. If someone is ill and getting worse, get medical help immediately.”  Abby Dalton recognised the signs in her own baby daughter and did exactly the right thing by taking her to hospital. As a mother she knew there was something seriously wrong with her own child and she begged doctors to help her. Her instincts were absolutely right and she could have done nothing more. But she was let down by the very medics she went to for help. She was told to take little Eloise home and give her Calpol. A vital window in which Eloise’s life could have been saved was missed and she died six days later. She was only admitted at all when Abby refused to leave the hospital - and by the time a proper diagnosis was made it was too late to save her. Now Abby is warning that doctors are not always right, and she is urging other parents to follow their instincts.  Leeds General Infirmary has held an investigation into the tragedy and has made a number of changes to its clinical practices since Eloise’s death in 2009. It says it now has a much greater input from senior clinicians to the care of all patients in the children’s wards. This case must serve as a warning to hospitals everywhere so that no more children will have to die in such a needless way. read more

  • New members welcome at book club

    A BOOK club based in a Wharfedale food shop is hoping to welcome new members. read more

  • In tribute

    THE VICTIMS of the school murders in Pakistan will be remembered with a one-minute silence in Leeds today. read more

  • Guiseley AFC looks for new academy members

    GUISELEY AFC is holding an open day for potential new academy players this weekend. read more

  • Lions in celebration of big year of fundraising

    OTLEY Lions are celebrating a successful year of support and fundraising – and looking forward to continuing the good work in 2015. read more

  • Primary school’s educational visitor

    EDUCATION Secretary Nicky Morgan met teachers and pupils at a Horsforth primary school during a visit to the area. read more

  • Health Secretary gives his praise to IT company

    HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised a Horsforth company for helping to give care home residents control of their own health. read more

  • Students in cycling success at contests

    YOUNG cyclists in Otley are celebrating a successful 2014. read more

  • Pupils fill shoeboxes for less fortunate

    YOUNG people in Pool-in-Wharfedale are helping a charity send 100 gift shoe boxes to children in need this Christmas. read more

  • Tyler may be home for Christmas time

    A MOTHER is hoping for the best ever Christmas present – the return of her little boy after life-saving treatment in America. read more

  • Visitors from afar enjoy Christmas Tree Festival

    VISITORS from as far away as Australia enjoyed the 2014 Otley Christmas Tree Festival. read more

  • Mum ‘begged doctors to save daughter’s life’

    A MOTHER has condemned “arrogant” doctors who failed to save her baby daughter from meningitis. read more

  • Local planning applications

    THE FOLLOWING planning applications have been received by Leeds City Council: Guiseley: non-material amendment to application 14/04132/FU - two-storey and single-storey front, side and rear extension. 78 Westgate. read more

  • Doubts on murder conviction

    NEW scientific evidence casts fresh doubt on the conviction of a nurse jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering four women and attempting to kill another, according a TV investigation. read more

  • Village library gives out its very first scholarship

    A COMMUNITY library which was saved from closure last year has awarded its first university scholarship. read more

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