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From Yorkshire Post, March 7th, 2018

MPs are gearing up for a Commons battle over press regulation as Labour and the Government clashed over changes introduced by peers. Culture Secretary Matt Hancock warned the ability of the press to properly scrutinise should not be undermined by two amendments made to the Data Protection Bill in the House of Lords.

From Keighley News, March 6th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman

KEIGHLEY'S MP has confirmed people on selected benefits in Keighley and Ilkley would have become eligible last week for Cold Weather Payments. John Grogan has said recent freezing conditions affecting his constituency triggered an alert for these payments for the period February 23 to March 1. For the extra money to be made available to people on certain benefits, the average temperature at a specified weather station – in this case Bingley – must be recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees centigrade or below for seven consecutive days.

From Keighley News, March 5th, 2018
Written by David Knights

THE NUMBER of firearms incidents in Keighley dropped from 21 to 17 last year. But the number in the Shipley area – which includes Denholme, Cullingworth, Wilsden and Harden – rose by 54 per cent, from 13 to 20.The figures compare with a rise of a third in firearms incidents across the whole Bradford district, with the statistics this week described as “hugely concerning” by Shipley MP Philip Davies.

From Keighley News, March 5th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman

DOZENS of people turned out to take part in a weekend baking contest organised by the Haworth Fairtrade Group. The Little Haworth Bake Off on Saturday (March 3) featured special guest Sandy Docherty, from Yeadon, who is a former contestant in the popular televised Great British Bake Off.