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Local people among Queen's Birthday Honours recipients
Ilkley resident Anne Longfield - plus scout leader Ronnie Pickles and magistrate Margaret Smith from Keighley - have been recognised in the latest Honours List.
Bradford district residents urged to get tested
Bradford Council’s Director of Public Health is urging residents to get tested for Coronavirus as numbers of the Delta variant first identified in India continue to rise across the district.
Silsden 'tea and tablet' scheme to be expanded
A project to help older people in Silsden improve their technology skills is to return in the summer after proving a hit.
Makers’ Fair part of Ilkley Manor House re-opening
As part of the Manor House reopening plans a Makers Fair is being held in the courtyard at the Manor House on Saturday 26 June and Sunday 27 June from 10.30am – 5pm.
Historic Ilkley hotel marks new era with £2.2million investment
Ilkley’s historic hotel the Craiglands is re-opening its doors with a new team, a luxury new spa and a refurbished 700-capacity ballroom following a £2.2million investment.
Three-way tie for favourite u3a photos
Voting for the favourite photograph in the 2021 online Ilkley & District u3a Photographic Exhibition has ended in a three-way draw.
Skipton Puppet Festival offers 6 weekends of fun
Due to Covid the normal huge biennial Skipton International Puppet Festival cannot happen this year, instead the organisers have programmed a series of puppet events for the second weekend of every month from June to November.
Crackdown on littering and dog fouling in Craven
Craven District Council has employed two new enforcement officers to tackle littering and dog fouling in the district.
Ilkley Town to test themselves against local rivals Guiseley AFC
Ilkley Town AFC have announced that manager Simon Armstrong's team will be playing Guiseley AFC in a pre season friendly.
Live music is set return to Ilkley bandstand in July
In its 21st year, the Ilkley Bandstand Charity have announced live music will return to the bandstand on The Grove from 4 July as long as Covid restrictions allow.
Ilkley Half organisers thankful of local business support
The Ilkley Half Marathon, organised by Ilkley and District Round Table, takes place on Sunday 11 July 2021 and aims to generate more than £40,000 for good causes in the local area.
New Ilkley cake shop opens this weekend
Copper Spoon Cakery opens the doors to its shop on the Skipton Road, Ilkley on Saturday 12 June bringing its own style of contemporary cakes to the town.
Keighley awarded £33.6m from government's Towns Fund
Skills training schemes, town centre improvements and real-time bus information are among the projects set to benefit from £33 million awarded to Keighley.
Airedale Hospital plans on-site helipad to speed up air arrivals
Airedale Hospital has announced plans to build a new helipad so that patients arriving by air ambulance can be treated faster.
Ilkley author releases new novel
Awarding-winning Ilkley author, Alan Reynolds, has released his new riveting novel that will give readers a powerful insight into what life was like in the days leading up to the First World War.