From Keighley News, March 22nd, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman
OPPOSITION continues to mount to plans for a major new housing development on the southern edge of Keighley. The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (K&WVR) has added its voice to those of residents opposing the outline application for 130 homes on fields south of Goose Cote Lane. K&WVR chairman Dr Matt Stroh said: “We’re concerned the application will impact negatively on our attractiveness to visitors, and harm our long-term future as well as reducing the amount of tourism revenue generated in the area.”
From Keighley News, March 20th, 2018
Written by David Knights
A SAFEGUARDING conference in Keighley this month aims to make the town the “very best in the country” at protecting its children. A host of organisations will come together to look at what have they can offer youngsters both now and in the long-term. The conference is being organised jointly by Keighley MP John Grogan and United Keighley, a multi-agency group that campaigns to stop the sexual exploitation of children.
From The Irish News, March 16h, 2018
Written by John Manley
AN influential group of MPs – which includes three DUP representatives – have criticised the British government for its failure to come up with solutions for keeping the Irish border free-flowing after Brexit. In a report published today, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee calls on Theresa May's government to spell out how the border will remain frictionless – adding that the current proposals are inadequate.
From Keighley News, March 16th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand
DISTRICT MPs are backing a charity's plea for the Government to give more recognition to unpaid carers. Carers' Resource has hit out at the shelving of plans for an updated national carers strategy, a document the charity says was first promised in 2014.