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(33321122)St Mary's Menston students taking part in the latest Bambisanani Partnership trip to South Africa

Menston school works with pupils in South Africa

One of the former entrances to Piggy Lane, Otley.

Otley footpath saga set to rumble on until 2020

The Venerable Paul Hooper, Archdeacon of Leeds, presiding at the service of Holy Communion and rededication of the reredos.

Historic carving of the last supper is re-dedicated in Yeadon church

Retiring President John Kitchen congratulating new Rotary Club of Otley Chevin President, Tom Liptrot.

New president begins at Otley club

Painting demonstration for residents of Guiseley care home

Painting demonstration for residents of Guiseley care home

The Otley Walking Festival group during their tour of the award-winning waste treatment works at Esholt.

Otley walkers enjoy Esholt works tour

An artist's impression of how the new cadet centre will look

Army and Air Cadets in Yeadon count down to brand new centre

Otley schoolboy Sam Brown celebrating with 'his' bus in Harrogate.

Otley boy Sam gets his own bus

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Guiseley and Keighley cyclists complete gruelling mountain challenge

Ilkley BlueBelles. Picture by Suzy Mitchell Photography (suzy-mitchell.com)

Ilkley BlueBelles go from strength to strength

Damian Holmes, (left, deputy editor of the T&A, presents cheques to recipients of the 2014 Gannett Foundation grants across the Bradford district, including Linda Enderby, of Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale, Oscar Manthorpe, of Small World Cultural A

Charities urged to apply for grants from charitable arm of Ilkley Gazette and Wharfedale Observer

Robbie Murray gets on the ball

Addingham schoolboy with cystic fibrosis signs contract with Bradford City Academy

Allan Friswell who has produced a map of footpaths in the Silsden area.. (33040906)

Silsden Strolls maps proving popular with local residents

Greg Mulholland with Luke Raven, of Ilkley Brewery, celebrating in Parliament’s Strangers’ Bar with a specially brewed pint of Victory Ale - served to celebrate the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign win.

Otley MP's campaign makes shortlist for national award

Circumstances that led to Ilkley pensioner drowning in River Wharfe remain unclear, inquest hears

Circumstances that led to Ilkley pensioner drowning in River Wharfe remain unclear, inquest hears

Greenbelt protestors are speaking out against a proposed link road to Leeds Bradford Airport

Greenbelt campaigners vow to campaign against Leeds Bradford Airport link road plans

Prince Henry's Grammar School student Lucy Peak (centre) receiving her travel scholarship from Foundation Governors Chris Hatton (left) and Pam Beck (right).

Otley student Malawi-bound thanks to scholarship

(Left to right) Rob Godfrey from Practically Green with Otley Town Councillors Ray Georgeson and Mick Bradley at the site of Otley's new Community Orchard.

New Community Orchard plan for Otley blossoms

New crossing on busy A65 at Rawdon

Bill Hart receiving his degree

92-year-old man gets Leeds Trinity University degree

(33463718)The plan for the new scout hut

Large response from residents over Burley scout HQ plan

Historic Otley mill site celebrating 200th birthday

Survey shows Otley's a real ale haven

An organ donor 'superhero' outside Leeds Art Gallery - an Otley firm is behind the new campaign to boost donor rates.

Otley firm launches hero organ donor campaign

The Airedale team behind physical health and wellbeing clinics for people with serious mental illness with its Quality Award

Awards for Airedale Hospital teams

Coun Colin Campbell at Yeadon's refurbished library

Yeadon's library re-opens

Call for new ideas to save Otley community centre

Call for new ideas to save Otley community centre

MP Greg Mulholland is calling for a Mayor of Yorkshire role to be created.

Otley's MP leads Yorkshire Day celebrations in Parliament

Student Nurse, Hadassah Wilson, ahead of her trip to an orphange in Tanzania where she will be building a house after raising £600 for the project (33473521)

Student nurse from Rawdon to help orphans in Tanzania

Artist's impression of a proposed artificial grass pitch at Ben Rhydding Sports Club - part of a major proposed redevelopment.

Plans revealed for £2 million redevelopment of Ben Rhydding Sports Club

Police are appealing for witnesses to serious crash near North Rigton

Police are appealing for witnesses to serious crash near North Rigton

Nine year old Yousef Naseer in Tyrant, Season 2 - he landed the role after attending drama classes in Ilkley for just two months.

Big TV break for Ilkley drama class boy

Stuart Andrew at Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

Future of Leeds Children's Heart Unit is more secure

Traditional games were enjoyed by show-goers of all ages.

'Real buzz' at 70th Weeton Show

Airedale Hospital at Steeton. Sickness rates among NHS Foundation Trust staff have increased

Staff sickness increase at Airedale hospital trust

One of the memorial crosses which was place in the garden last year

Poppy field planted in Yeadon garden to honour war heroes

(33424273)A 2014 artist impression of the Burley bridge

Burley bridge campaign takes next steps for river crossing

MP Greg Mulholland with Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron in Otley.

Otley's MP gets key Lib Dem job

Coun Lay at Yeadon Tarn

Summer Breeze festival on Yeadon Tarn

Ethan Greenwood in his bubble room after his bone marrow transplant

Guiseley 'boy in bubble' in new health battle after transplant complications

Renowned conductor Joseph Cullen, known in Otley as a cycling campaigner, has been jailed for child sex abuse.

Otley-based conductor jailed for abusing boys

The Little Green Frog nursery's owner Ruth Johnson, cutting the business's tenth birthday cake with young 'graduates'.

Otley nursery celebrates 'joyful decade'

(Left to right) David Geldart, Megan Haskins, Eleanor Thompson, Myles Hanlon, Caroline Turnbull, Karl Verspyck and Diane Maguire of St Mary’s School at the Global Learning Conference at Leeds Trinity University in Leeds.

Menston school speaks at international conference

Dr Matt Fay, a GP specialist in cardiology in the district and a member of the NICE guideline development group

Pioneering work in Airedale to tackle heart condition

Rawdon St Peter’s pupils (L-R) Mollie Wright and Martha Tomlinson do the maths

Pupils from Horsforth, Rawdon, Harewood and Pool-in-Wharfedale at maths camp for numbers whizz-kids

Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough MP Stuart Andrew steps back in time to experience life on the stinking Victorian streets of London

MP supports campaign to improve worldwide sanitation

Reece Gledhill on his round the world trip

Round the world cyclist from Yeadon reaches half way point

Happier times - Laura Hind, seen here with her late partner, John Cowan, is desperate to get back stolen photographs of their ten years together.

Otley woman's appeal for return of precious photographs

Visitors enjoy the produce display at the 2014 Weeton Show.

'Something special' lined up for 70th Weeton Show

Otley Amateur Radio Society member Kevin Gallagher letting pupils at Ashfield Primary School ‘listen in’ during a visit earlier this year.

Special weekend planned for Otley radio group's 50th

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