A prostate cancer survivor from Ilkley is gearing up to take part in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s flagship bike ride, The Dales Rider, for a second year running

Wharfedale Observer: Adrian Cox with his certificate at the end of last year’s Dales Rider challenge

4:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A PROSTATE cancer survivor from Ilkley is gearing up to take part in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s flagship bike ride, The Dales Rider, for a second year running.

Busy year for air cadets band

Wharfedale Observer: (9071749)Cadets from 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron at HMS Excellent, Portsmouth

6:31pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS year has been a busy year so far for members of 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron's band.

MP visits support group for people with rare neurological condition

Wharfedale Observer: Dave Howarth with his wife Cath

12:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SUPPORT group for people with a rare neurological disease is being given a boost by an MP who read about the condition in the Wharfedale Observer.

Nominate a small charity to receive share of £150,000

Wharfedale Observer: Yorkshire Building Society colleagues Katie Brown, Chris King and Hannah Bell launch the cash giveaway to celebrate the Society's 150th anniversary.

6:26am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MEMBERS of the public in Ilkley are being invited to join in with Yorkshire Building Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations by nominating small charities and good causes in their community to receive a share of £150,000.

Volunteers from Horsforth School help Aids orphans in South Africa

Wharfedale Observer: Pupils at Horsforth School with the parachute

9:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Handprints from Horsforth and thousands of pounds have been taken to South Africa by a group who have travelled out to help Aids orphans.

Triathlon challenge for soft play area

Wharfedale Observer: (9183635)Felicity Tomblin, Ruth Jones and Christine Henney

7:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE local mums are planning to enter the Ilkley Triathlon next month to raise money for a new soft play area at Christchurch.

Otley Lions support project for Uganda

Wharfedale Observer: Tina, centre, is presented with the flash drives by Lion President Barbara Taylor and Lion Mary Ratcliffe

10:06am Tuesday 19th August 2014

OTLEY’S Tina Kelly is about to set off for Uganda’s second city of Jinga for a period of volunteering with SALVE (Support and Love via Education.)

Mobile healthy living project to visit town

Wharfedale Observer: (8860573)The HALE Mobile Outreach Buswill visit venues in Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale this month

2:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A HEALTHY living charity will reach out to over-50s in the Ilkley area this month with visits from a mobile outreach venue offering information, health checks and free refreshments.

Smugglers warned there are no hiding places as Border Force reveals details of contraband discovered at Leeds-Bradford Airport

8:22am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ENDANGERED birds smuggled inside suitcases and thousands of cigarettes hidden in waistcoats were seizures made by Customs officials at Leeds-Bradford Airport.

Handless war veteran identified

Wharfedale Observer: (9075730)

9:19pm Monday 18th August 2014

A photograph of a war veteran who rode a tricycle despite having no hands has sparked memories and has led to his identification.

Churches join together for holiday club

Wharfedale Observer: (9156071)Two boys enjoy building a tower block higher and higher as part of the theme of the Mega Makers holiday club in Ilkley.

6:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

CHURCHES in Ilkley joined together last week (4-8 August) to put on the Mega Makers holiday club at St Margaret’s Church on Queen’s Road.

Best planters honoured at Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association's 41st annual show

Wharfedale Observer: (9179766)Exhibits at Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association's Annual Show

2:19pm Monday 18th August 2014

ADDINGHAM Allotments and Gardens Association's 41st annual show went very well on Saturday (August 9), with a marked increase of entries compared to recent years.

Former Health Secretary signs petition

Wharfedale Observer: (9152956)Former Health Secretary Alan Johnson (right) signing the petition with Labour Keighley constituency candidate, John Grogan

9:19am Monday 18th August 2014

FORMER Labour cabinet minister Alan Johnson become the first person to sign a petition by Ilkley Labour Party calling for a guaranteed GP appointment within 48 hours.

Stand-up comic Ross Noble joins Silsden motorbike trials school in Addingham

Wharfedale Observer: Ross Noble taking part in the trials school

6:15am Monday 18th August 2014

A TRIALS biking legend from Silsden staged his annual 'skills school' at the weekend.

Otley's landscape changing as redevelopment of old hospital progresses

Wharfedale Observer: Changing - Otley's old Wharfedale General Hospital site.

7:10am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE ARCHITECTURAL landscape of north Otley is undergoing a dramatic change as redevelopment of the town's old hospital continues apace.

MP supports Guiseley AFC plans

Wharfedale Observer: Stuart Andrew MP cuts the ribbon to open EMIS new offices in Rawdon... L-R: Chris Spencer, EMIS Company Secretary, Stuart Andrew, Sean Riddell, EMIS Chief Executive

8:15pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Development plans at Guiseley football club have won backing from the area's MP.

Otley volunteers create quilt from the heart

Wharfedale Observer: Otley quilters with their heart-themed, fundraising creation.

5:13pm Sunday 17th August 2014

OTLEY volunteers have created a "stunning" heart-themed quilt to raise funds for charity.

Allotment tenants celebrate court win

Wharfedale Observer: (9213405)

2:10pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Allotment holders are celebrating after a High Court victory to stop council plans to increase their rents.

PR firm shortlisted for seven awards

Wharfedale Observer: : (L to R) Anisha Mistry, Suzanne Johns, Jennifer Isles, Verity Clarke and Rebekha White

11:11am Sunday 17th August 2014

AN ILKLEY company has been shortlisted for seven highly sought-after industry awards.

Generosity of Ilkley folk after theft of cash for MS sufferer 'restores faith in humanity'

Wharfedale Observer: (8675063)Ella Hammond and manager of La Stazione cafe, Max Crane

11:01am Saturday 16th August 2014

A CAFE has succeeded in raising £1,000 to replace donations stolen from the shop last month.

Fat Lad at the Back rides into Dragons’ Den

Wharfedale Observer: Richard and Lynn Bye, of Ilkley, on Dragon’s Den. Photo courtesy of the BBC.

8:08pm Saturday 16th August 2014

AN Ilkley couple entered the Dragon's Den to try and raise investment for their company Fat Lad at the Back (FLAB).

Matthew wows the judges at dance competition

Wharfedale Observer: Matthew Lyons, winner of the most promising dancer award

9:19am Saturday 16th August 2014

A ten-year-old boy was chosen from hundreds of others to win the accolade of 'most promising dancer' in a Leeds competition.

Matthew wows the judges at dance competition

8:19am Saturday 16th August 2014

A ten-year-old boy was chosen from hundreds of others to win the accolade of 'most promising dancer' in a Leeds competition.

Ilkley gymnasts bring home gold and bronze

Wharfedale Observer: (8733634)Ilkley Gym Club gymnasts  Amy Harrison, Maddie Hicks, Kayleigh Davy, Hermione Bayntun, Bella Burnham, Molly Littlejohn, Maddie Eccles, Megan Thomson, Lucy Gill, Sasha Crabtree, Elizabeth Anderson. Caitlin Connolly (not pictured) also took part.

2:02pm Saturday 16th August 2014

TWELVE gymnasts from Ilkley Gym Club performed some fantastic routines at this year's summer invitational competition at Diamonds Gymnastics Club in Halifax, bringing home an impressive two gold and five bronze medals.

Lord Mayor pledges 'special treats' to provide happiness

Wharfedale Observer: The newly elected Lord Mayor Of Bradford Mike Gibbons is sworn in at City Hall. AG Rep CA   (7019231)

6:06pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE Lord Mayor of Bradford has pledged to use his year in office to grant wishes for people across the district who "deserve a special treat."

Impressive A-level grades at Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley

Wharfedale Observer: Prince Henry's students receiving their awards

9:50am Friday 15th August 2014

Prince Henry's Grammar School students are celebrating success in their A levels, with a number of impressive individual results.

Lots of smiles at Rawdon's Benton Park as students celebrate A-level results - picture gallery

Wharfedale Observer: Amy Lightowler who achieved an A* in English Literature and A grades in Biology, Geography and General Studies; and Rhea Nicholson who achieved A* in English Literature and General Studies, and the grades A in Chemistry and Biology

10:23am Friday 15th August 2014

Benton Park School is celebrating another successful year of A level results.

Work being done to get tallest Maypole in Europe up in Otley again

Wharfedale Observer: Otley Folk Festival:
The Raving Maes perform by the maypole in Otley.
Photo: Lucy Ray (9264419)

7:54pm Friday 15th August 2014

Otley is set to get a new maypole to replace the one which was taken down just days before the Tour de France.

Exam congratulations banners put up across Leeds

Wharfedale Observer: Benton Park pupils Olivia Crispin, Cameran Pullan, Liam Cook-Monie, Lauren Bonde, Miles Jordan, Tom Barker, Aneeqa Ahmed and Megan Harris with their A-level results

11:56am Friday 15th August 2014

Leeds has launched a 'well done in your exams' campaign to congratulate young people on their achievements.

Council accused of "madness" over road resurfacing

Wharfedale Observer: An aerial view of Bramhope, looking north

4:57pm Friday 15th August 2014

A COUNCIL is being accused of “madness” after resurfacing a road just days before it was due to be dug up by a gas company.

Wharfedale rider wins at Great Yorkshire Show

Wharfedale Observer: (8682830)Tabitha Wood riding her pony, Thistledown Livius

10:09pm Friday 15th August 2014

A YOUNG rider will compete for a national horse showing title this autumn after winning her class and being named reserve section champion at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show.

Major art show gets under way in town's King's Hall

Wharfedale Observer: (9147589)Otley artist Tracy Krupianka, who will exhibit her work at the Ilkley Art Show this weekend

5:05pm Friday 15th August 2014

ILKLEY will once again be the focal point for artists in Yorkshire as the Ilkley Art Show opens its doors tomorrow (Friday August 15) for the two day event, expected to bring exhibitors and art lovers from far and wide.

Bradford District confident of A-level success

Wharfedale Observer: (9292318)Drew Hanson, Jessica Mitchell, Poppy Padgett and Tilly Dennis have secured places at university after gaining good A level results at Ilkley Grammar

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

EARLY figures an overall rise in A-level results across the Bradford District this year.

Guiseley School celebrate record batch of A-level results - including picture gallery

Wharfedale Observer: Atika Zafar with her dad

1:48pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Staff and students at Guiseley School are celebrating a record batch of A level results - with 62 per cent at A*-B.

A-level results for Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley

Wharfedale Observer: (9313800)

3:36pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The subjects key is below the results.

Bramhope, Rawdon, Menston, Horsforth and Pool-in-Wharfedale students get great A-level grades at the Grammar School at Leeds

Wharfedale Observer: (9308428)GSAL students from Wharfedale (left to right) Trina Seal, Philippa West, Jack Harrison, Will Foster, Matthew Li and Will Bates

2:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WHARFEDALE was well represented asThe Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) celebrated a record number of students achieving the coveted A* grade in three or more subjects.

Birthday scores on the board at Headingley for former Yorkshire county cricketer

Wharfedale Observer: The scoreboard at Headingley

12:15pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE scoreboard held a special message for former Yorkshire cricketer Keith Gillhouley when he marked his 80th birthday by watching his county play.

A-level results for Horsforth School

3:36pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The subjects key is listed below the results.

Very successful batch of A-level results for Horsforth School

3:04pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Staff and students at Horsforth School were "exceptionally pleased" with their bumper crop of A-level results this year.

Bramhope, Rawdon, Menston, Horsforth and Pool-in-Wharfedale students get great A-level grades at the Grammar School at Leeds

Wharfedale Observer: (9308428)GSAL students from Wharfedale (left to right) Trina Seal, Philippa West, Jack Harrison, Will Foster, Matthew Li and Will Bates

2:42pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WHARFEDALE was well represented asThe Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) celebrated a record number of students achieving the coveted A* grade in three or more subjects.

Ilkley Grammar School A-level results

Wharfedale Observer: Ilkley Grammar School

3:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The subjects key is listed below the results.

Former Ilkley and Guiseley school students celebrate A-level results at Skipton's Craven College

Wharfedale Observer: Former Ilkley Grammar student Caitlin Woods (left) and former Guiseley High School student Charlotte Ridley who have achieved fantastic A level results at Craven College.

2:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Former Ilkley Grammar School and Guiseley High School students are among the Craven College students celebrating their successes across a wide range of A Levels.

Rawdon Las Vegas journalist pays tribute to his friend James Garner, the 'Hollywood Gent'

Wharfedale Observer: James Garner greets journalist John Rimington at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas in 1980.

5:58pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A RETIRED showbiz journalist has paid tribute to Hollywood Legend James Garner who died at the weekend

GP patients 'waiting more than a week'

Wharfedale Observer: (8723763)Labour candidate for Ilkley and Keighley, John Grogan

2:52pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THOUSANDS of patients in Ilkley and Keighley waited at least a week to see a GP the last time they tried, according to an official NHS survey.

Otley cycling star's gran urges change in Goverment sports policy

Wharfedale Observer: (8972636)

10:48am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE GRANDMOTHER of Otley cycling star Lizzie Armitstead* has slammed the Government for failing to promote sport for the young.

Cycling gift for retiring chairman of Otley association

Wharfedale Observer: Retiring chairman of the Resource Association, Andy Doran (centre), receiving his framed, personalised cycling shirt  from new chairman Jonathan Short (left) and MP Greg Mulholland (right).

8:41pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The retiring chairman of the Otley-based Resource Association has been presented with a personalised cycling shirt.

Ilkley in Bloom winners revealed

Wharfedale Observer: (8966644)The Ilkley in Bloom-winning Front Garden, on Back Weston Road

5:09pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

JUDGES from both Yorkshire in Bloom and Ilkley in Bloom have cast their eye over the town's floral highlights to make their decisions in two contests.

Bradford train-tram link proposed as part of £15bn transport plan for the north

Wharfedale Observer: Chancellor George Osborne (centre) during a visit to a road improvement scheme near junction 40 of the M1 motorway near Wakefield as the Chancellor has pledged his support for the One North report that proposes £15 billion of improvements to transpo

3:48pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A NEW tram-train link across the district could be constructed as part of a plan to turn the north into an 'economic powerhouse' to rival London, it has been revealed.

Epilepsy campaigner at Downing Street reception

Wharfedale Observer: (8086872) Jack Megson with Stuart Andrew at an earlier event

10:41am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A teenage campaigner for epilespy charities had his hard work recognised at a Downing Street reception.

MP's tribute to former Lord Mayor

Wharfedale Observer: The annual council budget meeting 2014.   Coun Valerie Binney who bravely attended the meeting in the face of debilitating motoneuron disease . (8616030)

6:39am Tuesday 12th August 2014

MP Kris Hopkins has paid tribute to former Lord Mayor of Bradford Valerie Binney, who died last Friday (July 25).






Essential Links



click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree