Medication review saves NHS £80,000

Wharfedale Observer: CHECKS: Spot checks were carried out in NHS hospitals throughout Wales

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AN INNOVATIVE medication review for patients in care homes which has saved the local NHS £80,000 and the fallout from the cuts is to continue for at least another year.

Fundraising ball for Thea's Trust

Wharfedale Observer:

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THEA’S Trust is holding its first annual Sportsman’s Dinner and Charity Ball in Harrogate on Friday, November 28.

Travel company's charity incentive

Wharfedale Observer:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A TRAVEL agency has launched a new charity initiative – pledging to donate up to ten per cent of each holiday booked to good causes and £250 for every single person it sends off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Exhibition celebrates 20 years of creative children

Wharfedale Observer:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

TWO decades of children’s artwork will go on show to celebrate a calendar competition’s 20th anniversary.

New one-way system causes gridlock in Otley

Wharfedale Observer:

10:45am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Otley have slammed an “idiotic” new one-way system for causing traffic chaos.

Residents will continue campaign to save Rosemont sheltered housing, Bramhope

Wharfedale Observer:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A COUNCIL has issued an unreserved apology after a blunder which meant elderly people were told they were losing their homes.

Natural remedy festival offers talks and therapy

Wharfedale Observer:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE UK’S premier festival promoting complementary therapy and natural remedies will bring visitors from all over the country to Ilkley this weekend.

Civic pride award for Tour organisers

Wharfedale Observer:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

ADDINGHAM Civic Society presented the team behind ‘The Tour Addingham 2014’ with a Civic Pride award at its autumn fair.

New device to help police save millions

Wharfedale Observer:

12:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Yorkshire Police is leading the way in one of the biggest technological advancements in modern policing.

Questions raised over expert's independence

Wharfedale Observer:

11:41am Friday 24th October 2014

AN INDEPENDENT drainage expert is to weigh in on a row over whether developing green fields would increase the risk of flooding in Menston.

Medic saves rugby star

Wharfedale Observer:

11:19am Friday 24th October 2014

OTLEY Rugby Club has praised a doctor whose quick actions saved the life of one of its players.

Theatre plan described as Otley Civic Centre's 'best chance'

Wharfedale Observer:

10:54am Friday 24th October 2014

BOLD plans to transform Otley Civic Centre into an entertainment venue could represent the historic building’s “best chance” of a future.

Otley Courthouse wins Duke of York's Community Initiative Award

Wharfedale Observer:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OTLEY Courthouse has been given a royal seal of approval – by winning the Duke of York’s Community Initiative award.

Singer plans to visit children's charity

Wharfedale Observer:

12:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SOPRANO singer will swap Wharfedale for Africa this week, when she flies out to see a charity’s work at first hand.

Tower of London poppy to go on show

Wharfedale Observer:

12:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

ONE of the thousands of ceramic poppies from an eye-catching memorial at the Tower of London will be heading to Bradford.

MP calls for speedy decision on new rail link

Wharfedale Observer:

12:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DECISION on a rail link to Leeds Bradford Airport needs to be made locally and soon, the area’s MP has told Parliament.

Students call for action on climate

Wharfedale Observer:

12:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

STUDENTS took over their university to host the launch of CAFOD’s One Climate, One World campaign.

Festival helps charity to rebuild

Wharfedale Observer:

11:47am Friday 24th October 2014

YORKSHIRE Air Ambulance will be the first to receive a charity award provided by the Addingham Beer Festival Committee after thieves stole their charity box from the local newsagents.

Michael Rosen visits Ilkley Grammar School

Wharfedale Observer:

11:35am Friday 24th October 2014

FORMER Children's Laureate Michael Rosen took to the stage of the King's Hall for his Ilkley Grammar School-sponsored event last Thursday (October 16).

Aer Lingus launches new flight path

Wharfedale Observer: The A658 near Leeds Bradford airport: is merger of lanes a cause of congestion?

11:38am Friday 24th October 2014

A NEW air link to Ireland designed to boost transatlantic travel was launched yesterday at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Experts urge to check for bladder cancer signs

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11:24am Friday 24th October 2014

PEOPLE in the district who notice blood in their urine, even if it’s just once, are being urged to tell their GP.

Big screen outing for top media students

Wharfedale Observer: Ilkley Grammar School

11:02am Friday 24th October 2014

A SECOND feature-length documentary film about the work of media studies students at Ilkley Grammar School is to be released this week.

Civil servant scoops diversity award

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10:56am Friday 24th October 2014

A MENSTON woman has been recognised with an award for having made a difference to equality and diversity in the Civil Service.

Yeadon businessman John Butler jailed for seven years for killing his estranged partner in Rawdon

Wharfedale Observer:

1:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A wealthy Yeadon businessman has been jailed for seven years for killing his estranged partner after a judge said he had never accepted their relationship was over.

New book to reveal forgotten dale tales

Wharfedale Observer:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW book about the Washburn Valley will be launched in Fewston this month.

Queensway Primary pupils give to charity

Wharfedale Observer:

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

KIND-HEARTED pupils raised money to help other children enjoy themselves at a charity’s holiday camp.

Former furniture store boss John Butler not guilty of estranged partner's murder

Wharfedale Observer:

4:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FURNITURE company boss John Butler was today cleared by a jury of murdering his partner of 40 years in a sustained knife attack at her home.

Airport may treble passenger numbers

Wharfedale Observer:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COUNCILLORS are pledging to help Leeds Bradford Airport become the second-largest airport in the North with scope to triple passenger numbers by 2050.

Plans put forward for new footbridge

Wharfedale Observer:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLANNING application for a footbridge over the River Wharfe at Burley-in-Wharfedale has now been submitted by the Burley Bridge Association (BBA) to Bradford Council and North Yorkshire County Council.

'End of an era' for historic Otley landmark

Wharfedale Observer:

12:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE demolition of an historic industrial building has been branded “the death of another Otley landmark”.

OAPs want answer on home-shut letter

Wharfedale Observer:

12:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ANGRY pensioners are demanding answers after a council denied a plan to axe their sheltered complex, despite written evidence to the contrary.

Patients left upset by changes to main hospital bus service

Wharfedale Observer:

11:51am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FRAIL patients are being left upset because of changes to the main bus service for Wharfedale Hospital.

Water enthusiasts urged to air views

Wharfedale Observer: Site Logo

12:58pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Environment Agency is asking for views on how to improve and protect the water environment in Yorkshire.

Residents can have their say on funds

Wharfedale Observer:

12:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COUNCIL house tenants in Otley and Yeadon are being urged to take advantage of a new fund for improving local estates.

Woman robbed after getting off bus

Wharfedale Observer: Elderley man dies after falling ill at wheel of his car

12:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery on a 35-year-old woman in Horsforth.

Riverside wall set for repair

Wharfedale Observer:

12:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORK has finally started on repairing a section of riverside wall in Otley.

Otley tourism website relaunched

Wharfedale Observer:

11:57am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WEBSITE dedicated to promoting Otley has been relaunched following a major revamp.

New practice ratings to raise awareness

Wharfedale Observer: Site Logo

12:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEW-style inspections of GP practices and out-of-hours services in Wharfedale and the rest of the country starting this month will lead to the first-ever ratings of practices.

Salons unite against breast cancer

Wharfedale Observer: Site Logo

12:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HAIR salon staff will make a stand against breast cancer by holding a fund-raising day.

Travel-loving Lucy Moxon turns 100

Wharfedale Observer:

11:59am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LIFELONG Otley resident has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Children can carve a message for hope

Wharfedale Observer: Site Logo

12:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHILDREN in Wharfedale and Aireborough are being asked to carve a heart into their pumpkins this Halloween.

Wealthy furniture boss "turned monster" when he stabbed partner to death

Wharfedale Observer: ASCCUSED: John Butler

7:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WEALTHY businessman told a jury he “turned into a monster” when he stabbed his partner to death in an explosion of rage.

Yeadon group celebrates ten years

Wharfedale Observer: Stuart Andrew with members of DREAM

10:21am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A group which provides a vital lifeline to disabled people has marked its tenth anniversary with help from its local MP.

Sports coach and youth worker receives Honorary Citizen award

Wharfedale Observer: Pool-in-Wharfedale's new Honorary Citizen Peter Wilkinson (centre) with MP Greg Mulholland and Councillor Hazel Lee. Photograph by Pool Parish Councillor Pat Walker.

10:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

LOCAL dignitaries assembled at Pool-in-Wharfedale last weekend for the village's Honorary Citizen service.

Businessman 'opened a beer and smoked a cigar after stabbing his estranged partner', murder trial told

Wharfedale Observer: John Butler

1:20pm Monday 13th October 2014

A BUSINESSMAN opened a beer and smoked a cigar after stabbing his estranged partner to death, a murder trial jury heard today.

War dead who are not named on memorial

Wharfedale Observer: Rawdon war memorial

10:23am Monday 13th October 2014

THE names of 15 men who died in the Great War could be added onto Rawdon war memorial after it was discovered they had never been included.

Thousands raised for Macmillan

Wharfedale Observer: Aileen, left , with Karen, centre, and Joanne.

10:21am Monday 13th October 2014

Thousands of pounds have been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support, thanks to the efforts of a woman who was helped by the charity.

Otley hospital support group calls it a day after 64 years and £85,000

Wharfedale Observer: (11126775)

10:24am Saturday 11th October 2014

A "MAGNIFICENT" group that has raised more than £85,000 for Otley's hospitals has wound up after 64 years.

South African orphans helped by Horsforth volunteers

Wharfedale Observer: Some of the orphans with their news beds

10:10am Saturday 11th October 2014

ORPHANED children who had lost everything in a fire were helped by a team of volunteers from Horsforth.

Former student goes back to school

Wharfedale Observer: Site Logo

10:46am Friday 10th October 2014

A man who set up his own e-learning company went back to school to give his teachers a lesson.






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