Breaking news 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Businessman heads back to Guiseley School to help teachers' skills

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10:42am Friday 10th October 2014

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

Hundreds attend Otley's secondary school's open evening

Wharfedale Observer: Elsa Beese, a Year 6 pupil from Bramhope Primary School, enjoys a hair-raising science experiment at Prince Henry's Grammar School's open evening.

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

MORE than 600 people flocked to an open evening at Prince Henry's Grammar School this week.

Wharfedale Hospital patients warned to expect disruption during strike by Leeds hospital staff

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12:08pm Thursday 9th October 2014

HOSPITAL patients in Otley are being warned to expect disruption during a strike by health workers next week.

Elderly Bramhope residents refusing to be moved from sheltered housing complex

Wharfedale Observer: Greg Mulholland (left) with Methodist Minister Rick Ormrod (second from right) joining residents to launch the Save Rosemont petition.

7:18am Thursday 9th October 2014

ELDERLY residents are refusing to be moved from their sheltered housing complex amid fears that it is being axed.

Guiseley FC proposals for stadium improvements

8:41am Thursday 9th October 2014

Guiseley AFC has submitted plans for major alterations to its stadium.

Wheelchair appeal for boy with incurable condition

9:43am Thursday 9th October 2014

A MOTHER is appealing for help to buy an off roader wheelchair for her young son who suffers from an incurable muscle wasting condition.

Drama as unexploded bomb is discovered by builders in Otley

Wharfedale Observer: A police officer talks to a resident at cordoned-off Side Copse, Otley. Photograph by Dan Lebath.

1:57pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A BOMB disposal team has been in action in Otley.

Pupils tackle 200ft assault course on team building day

Wharfedale Observer: All the pictures show children from Queensway Primary School in Yeadon taking part in their team building day.

4:18pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Children scrambled over a 200 foot assault course as part of a team building day.

Dentist acquitted by a jury of assaulting former girlfriend

Wharfedale Observer: Jonathan Cape outside Bradford Crown Court

4:45pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DENTIST was today cleared by a jury of punching his former girlfriend in the stomach after he ended their relationship.

Protesters pledge to step up action over Ilkley Moor grouse shooting

Wharfedale Observer: PROTEST: Campaigners have taken their protest to the moor

6:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposing grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor have vowed to step up their protests.

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

Wharfedale Observer: RL st. josephs rc primary school otley new ccycle rack thanks to parent joseph cullen. from front, malachy cullen, louise poole, daniel cullen, corey mcgrath, milly rennie (10492293)

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.

Wharfedale Observer: Phil Gomersall tends to an allotment

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.

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.

Teenage anglers threatened and robbed at Yeadon Tarn

Wharfedale Observer: Yeadon Tarn is to get new litter patrols.

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.

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.






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