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From Keighley News, December 21st, 2017
Written by Miran Rahman

POLICE located and destroyed five cannabis farms each cultivating 25 plants or more in Keighley in the last 12 months. This figure, revealed by West Yorkshire Police following a Freedom of Information request, compared with three cannabis farms comprising 25 plants or more in Keighley over the previous year. Police operations against this crime from November 2016 until November 2017 included one case in which 54 plants were seized at an address in the town, a separate incident involving "at least 50 plants" and a third case in which 41 plants were netted.

From Keighley News, 14th December, 2017
Written by David Knights

FUNDING totalling almost £5 million has been awarded to Keighley to stimulate economic growth and jobs. Some of the most deprived areas of the town will receive matched EU funding via the Leeds City Region European Structural Investment Fund to support activity that addresses local needs and opportunities over the next five years. This funding zone includes Braithwaite, Bracken Bank, Hainworth Wood, Highfield, Ingrow, Knowle Park, Lawkholme, Parkwood, Fell Lane and Showfield. 

From Ilkley Gazette, 12th December 2017
Written by Claire Lomax

ILKLEY'S MP John Grogan says he hopes 2017 will be the last year that Ilkley has no public transport on Boxing Day. Speaking to the Ilkley Gazette he said: "In most of West Yorkshire a special Boxing Day bus service now runs from around 9am until 6pm. For example buses run directly from Otley through Menston and Guiseley into Leeds on the 33 route on December 26th.

From Keighley News, 11th December, 2017
Written by Miran Rahman

COMMUNITY leaders say they welcome the news that next year's Tour de Yorkshire route will again feature large parts of Keighley district. Both the Worth Valley and South Craven areas will feature in the route for stage four of the cycle race, in May. The fourth and final 'Yorkshire Terrier' stage, covering 189.5 kilometres from Halifax to Leeds, takes place on May 6.