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From Ilkley Gazette, October 8th, 2018
Written by Claire Lomax

STORY of the Blues Night held at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley on Tuesday, October 2 and organised by the Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale was a great success raising £1,400 for local charities.

From Telegraph & Argus, October 1st, 2018

THE annual Over 90s Party was held at the Clarke Foley Centre on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The party was first held in September 1987 and is unique in that it is the only event in the Bradford district dedicated to residents aged 90 and over. Once again there was free entertainment and afternoon tea was served to guests from Addingham, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley and Menston. HM the Queen was represented by Mr David Pearson, Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire and other honoured guests were: Ilkley Town Mayor Councillor Stephen Butler and Mrs Kate Butler, John Grogan MP, and Councillor Brian Mann and Mrs Sylvia Mann.

From Keighley News, September 29th, 2018

KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan says he is “very hopeful” that an environmental permit for a controversial waste-to-energy incinerator plant in the town will be rejected. He was speaking after the Environment Agency received an application for a permit at the site, alongside the Aire Valley trunk road at Marley. “From my discussions with the agency my understanding is that the formal consultation period is likely to take place later in 2018 and a final decision could take up to a year,” said Mr Grogan.

From Craven Herald, September 28th, 2018
Written by Jim Jack

WHARFEDALE politicians have voiced support for headteachers who joined a national protest. Hundreds of heads from across England and Wales attended a rally in central London on Friday, September 28, to demand extra funding. Calling for an end to what they described as 'crippling cuts', they met in Parliament Square before delivering a letter to Downing Street. The heads say a real term fall in funding of eight per cent since 2010 - a figure provided by the the Institute of Fiscal Studies - has left schools struggling with bigger class sizes, staff cuts and reduced subject choices.