Schoolboy who tumbled under wheels of Tour de France support vehicle thanks surgeons for saving his injured foot

Wharfedale Observer:

7:50am Thursday 25th September 2014

A SCHOOLBOY who tumbled under the wheels of a cycle team's support car during the Tour de France has thanked surgeons who saved his foot, which was stripped of its skin in the horrific accident.

Davies calls for fuel duty cut

Wharfedale Observer: Julie with Philip Davies at the launch, the other is of a local dog walker and Green Dog pledger.  (10014308)

8:44pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN MP serving communities in Wharfedale is demanding price at the fuel pumps is slashed to create tens of thousands of jobs and boost extra income.

Otley-based conductor suspended from post after appearing in court accused of sex offences

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11:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

A GRAMMY Award winning conductor from Otley has appeared in court accused of sexual offences.

Gardeners face "David and Goliath" battle.

11:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

Allotment holdersare facing a "David and Goliath" battle in court as Leeds City Council is expected to continue a fight to raise their rents.

Teenage anglers threatened and robbed at Yeadon Tarn

11:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are urging residents to help them catch robbers who targeted two teenage anglers as they slept near Yeadon Tarn.

Government orders new shake-up of children's heart units

Wharfedale Observer: OPTIMISM: Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland who is "upbeat" about the new consultation

11:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE future of Leeds children’s heart unit is in fresh doubt as it is poised to be ordered to meet tougher standards – or close.

Triathlon Teacher Makes ‘Steady Progress’

Wharfedale Observer: Ilkley Grammar School English teacher Andrew Colman takes a breather on his Ilkley Triathlon cycling circuit practise

10:45am Thursday 18th September 2014

Ilkley Grammar School English teacher, Andrew Colman, updates us on his training progress for the Ilkley Triathlon, which takes place this Sunday.

Walkers take Three Peaks Challenge to raise motor neurone disease cash

Wharfedale Observer: Addingham man Ryan McShane (front centre), Mark Benson, Tim Lynch, Joe Bonner, Colin Harper, Gary Paton, Mark McShane, Garry Tierney and Sean Tierney walk the Three National Peaks to raise money for MND

7:25pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A GROUP of walkers who tackled the Three Peaks Challenge - Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hours - have boosted the fight against motor neurone disease.

Green flag flying at gardens

Wharfedale Observer: Phill Judd of Green Heart, Darwin Gardens project manager, Councillor Heathcliffe Bowen, and Ilkley Parish Council chairman, Councillor Andrew Walbank

1:25pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ONE of Ilkley's visitor attractions is again flying the flag for the town after gaining a coveted accolade from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

New information board tells story of Pool-in-Wharfedale's war memorial

Wharfedale Observer: Please courtesy credit - Photo by Trevor Davey.(Left to right):  Councillor Hazel Lee, Stephen Jefferson, and Pat Lazenby by the new information board for Pool-in-Wharfedale's war memorial.

5:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NEW information board detailing the history of the local war memorial has been installed in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Magic of Motown comes to town

Wharfedale Observer: (9549601)Performers from The Magic of Motown, which is coming to Ilkley in September

5:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CELEBRATING 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new tour to Ilkley next month.

Otley councillors agree to part-fund new housing impact report

Wharfedale Observer: Councillor Carl Morris

3:26pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OTLEY councillors have agreed to fund new research that will provide "armour" against unwelcome new development to the tune of £5,000.

Otley all set for 2014 Folk Festival

Wharfedale Observer: Lynda Hardcastle, Maggie Boyle and Helen Hockenhull of Grace Notes

4:09pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OTLEY is preparing to once more welcome some of biggest names in folk music.

Business leaders looking to shape the future of Otley's high street

11:21am Tuesday 9th September 2014

PLANS to shape the kind of new businesses that open on Otley's high street are being drawn up by business leaders.

Manor joins Michelin in a magnificent marriage

Wharfedale Observer: White chocolate parfait, summer fruits. 
Box Tree, Ilkley.  26 July 2013.  Picture Bruce Rollinson (9550052)

2:06pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A joint wedding venture between two renowned Ilkley venues has reached a milestone, with 100 couples saying "I Do". Emma Clayton visits romantic Denton Hall

Ilkley Flower Show boasts high quality entries

Wharfedale Observer: (9911301)Ilkley Parish Council chairman, Andrew Walbank, with Heather Chapman and Sheila Morgan of Ilkley Flower Show Society, and one of the exhibits at the show

11:05am Tuesday 9th September 2014


Grand opening of new Scout HQ goes off with a bang!

Wharfedale Observer: Comedian Jack Carroll cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Ben Rhydding Scout and Guide Headquarters

7:52am Tuesday 9th September 2014

LAST Thursday evening saw the Grand Opening Event for the long awaited Ben Rhydding Scout and Guide Headquarters building.

Property of the Week

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4:55pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Garsdale, Easby Drive, Ilkley

Review: The Mousetrap at Leeds Grand Theatre

Wharfedale Observer: The Mousetrap on Tour (9879125)

8:16pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

By John Burland

Otley group celebrating National Talking Newspapers Week

Wharfedale Observer: Volunteers at Otley and District Talking Newspaper at work.

12:40pm Monday 8th September 2014

AN OTLEY group that has been producing audio versions of the local news for 30 years is preparing to celebrate National Talking Newspapers Week.

Adam all set for 80-mile hike without stopping

Wharfedale Observer: Adam Bennett in the Lake District

8:48pm Monday 8th September 2014

A FORMER Ilkley Grammar School pupil is to walk the Dales Way in one go in a bid to help some of the poorest people in the world.

Labour candidate teams up with Police and Crime Commissioner during Yeadon visit

Wharfedale Observer: Councillor Alex Sobel (right) with the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson, in Yeadon.

2:43pm Monday 8th September 2014

LABOUR's local Parliamentary candidate has been busy attending events and meeting residents in Yeadon.

Picture of the Week

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6:36am Monday 8th September 2014

THIS week’s Picture of the Week is of the summit of Beamsley Beacon, looking towards Burnsall. It was sent in by Linda Lee, of Ilkley.

Train delays on Wharfedale line after police called to disturbance

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4:25pm Monday 8th September 2014

TRAIN services on the Wharfedale Line were disrupted on Monday afternoon (September 8) when police were called to reports of a disturbance on a train in Bradford.

Anne Scargill and Peter Lazenby are announced for live panel discussion chaired by Ruth Pitt at Ilkley Film Festival Mining Visions event

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2:23pm Sunday 7th September 2014

ILKLEY Film Festival has announced the line-up of guests to host a live panel discussion following the screening of The Battle of Orgreave - part of Mining Visions, on Sunday , September 7 at The King's Hall, Ilkley.

Tragic tot Thea to ‘live on through in memorial charitable trust’ set up by parents

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7:48am Sunday 7th September 2014

A TRUST set up in the name of a little girl has finally been awarded official charity status.

Guiseley girl holds charity bun sale

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7:32pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A GUISELEY girl publicised and held heir own bun and cake sale to raise £60 for charity WaterAid.

Work on new £6.3m hospital emergency department to be open before Christmas

Wharfedale Observer: Airedale Hospital medical director Karl Mainprize, left, joins building manager Gavin Redfern of Willmott Dixon as work progresses on the accident and emergency site

11:19am Sunday 7th September 2014

A NEW £6.3 million Emergency Department at Airedale Hospital is on schedule to open before the winter.

Budding bell ringers invited to 'have a go' at Otley 's Parish Church

Wharfedale Observer: The ringing tower at Otley All Saints Parish Church.

5:09pm Sunday 7th September 2014

ANYONE interested in bell ringing can have a go at Otley's Parish Church next weekend.

Local cricket side revived

Wharfedale Observer: (9926515)Original Optimists Cricket Club founder, Jim Horsley, with the new team, playing at Bolton Abbey

2:27pm Saturday 6th September 2014

ALMOST 50 years since the Optimists Cricket Club was founded by Ilkley man Jim Horsley, the team was restarted by his grandson.

Mosaics man creating garden at Harrogate show

Wharfedale Observer: David James of Olicana Mosaics

6:21am Saturday 6th September 2014

PEBBLE mosaics and garden features designed by an Ilkley man will form the centrepiece of a garden at the prestigious Harrogate Autumn Flower Show next week.

Ilkley MP welcomes new hospital food rules

Wharfedale Observer: Kris Hopkins is the Conservative candidate for Worth Valley in the Bradford Council elections in 2008

5:05pm Saturday 6th September 2014

THE introduction of new legally-binding rules which will require hospitals in England to provide better food have been welcomed by Keighley and Ilkley MP Kris Hopkins who said it was vital to ensure patients were properly fed.

Archaeology project has been short-listed for prestigious English Heritage Award and now needs your vote!

Wharfedale Observer: (9814964)

10:26am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE work of a dedicated team of volunteers in Ilkley has been recognised with the short-listing of the Carved Stone Investigation (CSI): Rombalds Moor Team for the annual English Heritage Awards.

Pedestrian safety worries over trucks on residential streets

Wharfedale Observer: A truck negotiating a tight turn in the streets around the development at the Moor Lane Centre site, Burley-in-Wharfedale

4:49pm Friday 5th September 2014

VILLAGERS have hit out at the local authority for allowing trucks and other construction traffic to pass through narrow residential streets to reach a building site.

Yeadon MBE winner to feature in First World War exhibition

Wharfedale Observer: Yeadon's Martha Chippendale, who dedicated her life to the Salvation Army, will feature in an exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War.

1:14pm Friday 5th September 2014

A YEADON woman who was awarded an MBE for her charitable work during the First World War will be the focus of an exhibition next weekend.

Appeal for safe return of dog after car stolen outside Otley vets

Wharfedale Observer:

9:46am Friday 5th September 2014

THE owner of a tiny dog which was in a car stolen from outside a vets is appealing for the chihuahua's safe return.

Photographer's rural image wins place on BBC's Countryfile calendar

Wharfedale Observer: (9976148)

10:11am Friday 5th September 2014

A SCENE of wintry sunlight streaming across a field of sheep at Addingham has landed an amateur photographer a place in the BBC Countryfile calendar for 2014.

Self-confessed child sex abuser denies rape of a girl in Bramhope and molesting another

Wharfedale Observer: John Laister leaving Bradford Crown Court.

9:53am Friday 5th September 2014

A SELF-CONFESSED child abuser has denied repeatedly raping a girl at a residential special school and molesting another teenager during Sunday school sessions at a Bradford church.

Airport security officer jailed for sexual assaults

Wharfedale Observer: Leeds Crown Court

6:08am Friday 5th September 2014

A "HYPER-SEXUALISED" security officer who molested four women while working at Leeds Bradford Airport has been jailed.

Ilkley man pedalling to Paris for baby charity, Tommy's

Wharfedale Observer: (9936979)

3:02pm Friday 5th September 2014

AN Ilkley man has set off on his very own Grand Depart bike ride from Leeds to Paris to raise money for the baby charity, Tommy's.

Rawdon apprentices in line for award

Wharfedale Observer: (left to right) Jamie Acs and David Strong, apprentices at Airedale air Conditioning, are in the running for a Student of the Year award.

7:18pm Friday 5th September 2014

TWO young apprentices from Aireborough have been nominated for a Student of the Year award.

Tesco confirms big Ilkley store plans dropped - site to be sold

Wharfedale Observer: (10055713)

4:14pm Friday 5th September 2014

SUPERMARKET chain Tesco has confirmed today (Friday September 5) it is to sell the site earmarked for building a new Ilkley store.

BREAKING NEWS: Tesco announces it is scrapping its plan for new Ilkley store

Wharfedale Observer: (10055713)

2:56pm Friday 5th September 2014

SUPERMARKET chain Tesco is said to have abandoned plans to build a bigger new store in Ilkley.

Otley's MP calls for conference to build on Tour de France boost

Wharfedale Observer: Otley MP Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem), centre, promoting the Tour de France in Westminster in June with fellow local MPs Julian Smith (Cons, Skipton and Ripon), left, and Andrew Jones (Cons, Harrogate and Knaresborough)

3:38pm Thursday 4th September 2014

OTLEY'S MP is calling for a conference to make sure the local area receives a long term boost following the Tour de France.

Police inspector shows off some radical moves on his skateboard at Otley Skate Jam

Wharfedale Observer: NB please courtesy credit - photograph by Nate James. Inspector Richard Coldwell showing off his skateboarding skills at Wharfemeadows Park.

9:43am Thursday 4th September 2014

A POLICE inspector has been perfecting his grinds and ollies at Otley's skate park.

From the party boy prince to heroic king

Wharfedale Observer: (9542552)

5:53am Thursday 4th September 2014

THINK of Shakespeare's History Players and you'd be forgiven for thinking of dry school texts.

Yeadon airport's new Dublin service to open up transatlantic travel

Wharfedale Observer: Leeds Bradford Airport's aviation development director, Tony Hallwood, at the announcement.

8:01pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A NEW air link to Ireland designed to boost transatlantic travel has been announced at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Answer needed for 'out of control' parking

Wharfedale Observer: News lines being painted on Brook Street, Ilkley

6:02pm Thursday 4th September 2014

RESIDENTS hit by parking problems are being urged to share their concerns with Ilkley Parish Council, as councillors press for long-term solutions.

Young people's activity zone new attraction at this Saturday's Menston Show

Wharfedale Observer: Anna Middleton, of Menston, with her winning poster she designed to advertise Menston Show

12:35pm Thursday 4th September 2014

PRINCE Henry's schoolgirl Anna Middleton, of Menston, returned from a family holiday in Switzerland on Sunday (((((31 August))))) to find her winning entry to the poster competition at last year's Menston Show posted around the village and wider afield.

Campaign to save Ilkley's Manor House Museum takes a big leap forward with new funding

Wharfedale Observer: Friends of Ilkley's threatened Manor House Museum gather outside to campaign against it's closure earlier this year (10004176)

10:25am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE PUSH to secure a future for Ilkley's historic Manor House Museum and Art Gallery has taken a step forward with confirmation of Bradford Council backing for a major study.

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