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Police reunite missing emu with its owner

Members of Burley-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church with their knitted angels. Photograph by Ian Lamond (47456154)

Hundreds of angels descend on Burley-in-Wharfedale for Christmas

Charlotte Bennett-Todd doing her bit to help the Guiseley St Oswald's Church Tower appeal. Picture by Darren Sanderson photography

St Oswald's Church in Guiseley launches campaign to save historic tower

The Garden Rooms at Tennants of Leyburn, where the Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair takes place on December 18 and 19

Yorkshire Dales Christmas Fair promises seasonal good cheer

Young artists show off their work following workshops on pointillism and impressionism

Ilkley Christmas art workshop for children

Pet pooch Lenny under the duvet. Research shows many animals owners prefer to share their beds with their pets than their partners

Guiseley-based vets' research shows owners prefer to snuggle up to pets than partners

Mary Pawson, 62, of Burley-in-Wharfedale, has been called to represent England in over 60s hockey at the FIH Masters World Cup.

Ben Rhydding hockey players get England call-up

Airedale & Bradford RSPB Local Group Leader, Paul Barrett presents Ruth Porter with the framed signed print

Addingham woman's Airedale & Bradford RSPB honour

Former Commodore of Otley Sailing Club Stella Murdoch, who is retiring from the sport at the age of 86, competing in the RNLI Regatta race earlier this year.

Inspirational Otley sailor finally hangs up lifejacket

Donkey Sanctuary's Eccup base celebrating charity's anniversary

Sara Barrow with some of her creations at Ilkley Flower Club’s November meeting

Ilkley Flower Club welcomes Chelsea gold medallist to meeting

The Bliss Airedale party organised to mark World Prematurity Day

Superheroes party in Ilkley is Bliss

Pictured the winner of Burley Parish Council's pumpkin carving competition

Burley-in-Wharfedale pumpkin carving competition success

The scene at last year's Otley Christmas Tree Festival, inside All Saints Parish Church. Photograph by Tim Wilkinson.

Otley prepares for another dazzling Christmas Tree Festival

Ben Rhydding consultant cardiologist's inquest hears of safety improvements planned at accident blackspot

Ben Rhydding consultant cardiologist's inquest hears of safety improvements planned at accident blackspot

Police have closed the A660 between Otley and Burley-in-Wharfedale due to a crash

Otley to Burley-in-Wharfedale road re-opened following crash

The view from Cambridge Estate resident Rosie Richmond's home during one point of her neighbour's firework display.

Police 'monitoring situation' in Otley firework display dispute

Broken down train disrupts Ilkley to Bradford service

Broken down train disrupts Ilkley to Bradford service

Apperley Bridge railway station will open next month

Date finally announced for opening of Apperley Bridge railway station

Councillor Barry Anderson beside Pool-in-Wharfedale C of E Primary School's playing fields, which are regularly fouled by dogs.

Councillor hails dog owner fine in fight against fouling at Pool-in-Wharfedale

Guests share a joke at the Beef and Beer Dinner in aid of Manorlands

Ilkley dinner dishes-up tasty sum for Manorlands

Sylvia Wright presenting an award to Sophie Coulson at the GCSE achievement evening at St Mary's Menston

GCSE results celebrated at St Mary's School in Menston

(45950791)Neil Shaw of LCF Law tries on his Elvis costume as he prepares for the10k Leeds Abbey Dash, raising money for Outside the Box Cafe in Ilkley

Law firm's year of fundraising for Ilkley's Outside the Box Cafe

St John's Church in Yeadon which is receiving funding from the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

St John's Church in Yeadon give vital repairs grant

Round the world cyclist Reece Gledhill flies home to Yeadon

Carol and John Armitstead with the Yorkshire Young Achievers Achievement in Sport Award they collected on behalf of their daughter, World Champion cyclist Lizzie.

Another award for Otley's world champion Lizzie

Otley RATS committee member Jeff Utley MBE with Otley Town Mayor Councillor Philip Bye enjoying a drink at the 2015 Otley Beer Festival. Photograph by Andrew Beeson.

Big crowds flock to 2015 Otley Beer Festival

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Get fit and raise money for Guiseley brain cancer charity

First hand experience: Aileen moulding paper mache in a South African township.

Former Ilkley woman reveals Third World countries' artistic talents

Naomi Warrenberg (left) with adventurer Sally Kettle at the Queen’s Guide Awards

Ilkley Girlguiding superstar receives top award in Parliament

Stuart Andrew (centre) with impressionist Jon Culshaw and Marie Curie Nurse Sally Monger-Godfrey at the launch of a campaign to improve access to palliative care

Horsforth and Aireborough's MP Stuart Andrew supports Marie Curie campaign

Guiseley AFC's Nethermoor ground

Guiseley AFC fans asked to help Otley Food Bank

Wharfe Valley Cats Protection have received an award from Leeds City Council. Left to right, Cllr Debra Coupar Executive Member for Communities, with Sylvia Hoult and Graham Hoult.

Cat charity in Horsforth and Otley receives award

Samantha Lawton, of Bettys Ilkley, Judy Olby, Otley & District RDA, Jean Lupton, Otley & District RDA, and Claire Barton, Bettys Ilkley. (47332999)

Bettys raises money for Otley Riding for the Disabled

(45620028)Bruce Collinson, Michael Marchant, Nicola Thompson and Guy Roberts, Adair Paxton; Michael Sharman, [centre] commemorating 50 years of their professional, profitable and harmonious relationship.

Ilkley man's property investment pays off

Community Interest Company plans for Ilkley food market firm

Community Interest Company plans for Ilkley food market firm

(47115121)(Left to right) Agnes Tomlinson (President of Ilkley Soroptomists), Pat Booth from Ilkley Soroptomists and Liz Macpherson (Leeds representative of Breast Cancer Now).

Ilkley Soroptimists events raise money for breast cancer charity

MP Philip Davies

Philip Davies MP defends controversial decision to speak against First Aid Bill

Pool Pre-School Group celebrates opening of new play canopy

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

Apprenticeship numbers continue to grow in Keighley and Ilkley

Rawdon Community Library which has Christmas lights for the first time

Rawdon Community Library is lit up for Christmas

Sainsbury's Otley store manager Paul Mitchell with Year Six pupils from Otley All Saints C of E Primary, Oliver Bennett and Emily Comerford, - aka Einstein and Mary Berry - receiving gifts for their school's breakfast club.

New breakfast club for Otley schoolchildren gets boost from Sainsbury's

Wharfedale ward councillor Jackie Whiteley is among those encouraging residents to voice concerns in the consultation on Bradford Council's Local Plan (47468221)

Massive increase in new homes for Ilkley, Menston and Burley-in-Wharfedale

Menston Action Group supporters at a protest  (47436536)

Menston Action Group in court for housing challenge

Schizophrenic man who stalked women cafe workers in Ilkley given hospital order

Schizophrenic man who stalked women cafe workers in Ilkley given hospital order

The new Apperley Bridge station, pictured during the final construction stages earlier this year, is now complete but its opening has been delayed

Councillors demand answers about delayed Apperley Bridge railway station opening

Bradford City Hall

Bradford Council reveals 640 jobs at risk in latest budget cuts

Guiseley mum part of Born in Bradford research into depression during pregnancy

Guiseley mum part of Born in Bradford research into depression during pregnancy

The parade through Ilkley before the 2014 lights switch-on (47308495)

Christmas arrives in Ilkley, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Addingham with festive lights switch-ons

A red grouse on wall. Ilkley Moor's grouse population is said to be doing well as a result of work by Bingley, Burley and Ilkley Moors Partnership(47311093)

Ilkley Moor grouse population revival wins national award

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