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From Keighley News, May 18th, 2018
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY sunseekers can jet off on holiday with just one bus ride thanks to a new service to Leeds Bradford Airport. The Keighley Bus Company has launched a direct link from Keighley to the airport via Silsden, Steeton, Addingham, Ilkley and Otley. The 62 service between Keighley and the airport will run every hour throughout the day from Mondays to Saturdays, with extra journeys between the airport and Otley on Sundays. Keighley Bus Company boss Alex Hornby said: “We’re delighted to extend the 62 to and from Leeds Bradford Airport, and it’s great to have the airport backing us in this new venture.

From Yorkshire Post, May 16th, 2018
Written by Arj Singh

Plans for a new cross-Pennine rail link have “caught up” with London’s proposals for Crossrail 2, the North’s transport body said as Chris Grayling was warned to avoid a “real scandal” on the East Coast Main Line. The prospects for transport in the region are at a critical point, with Transport for the North (TfN) working at “breakneck” speed to produce a costed plan for Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Transport Secretary poised to announce the next steps for the East Coast line within days. TfN’s chief executive officer Barry White told a meeting of MPs and peers that the country’s first sub-national transport body is now “marching in lock-step” with Crossrail 2 as Mr Grayling considers funding of future infrastructure projects. 
 

From Telegraph & Argus, May 16th, 2018
Written by Jim Jack

TWO Wharfedale MPs are calling on Channel 4 to set up a new base in Leeds. The broadcaster confirmed in March that it would be moving hundreds of staff out of its London headquarters after securing a deal with the Government. More than a quarter of the company's 800 employees in London are set to be relocated and Birmingham has been tipped as the new regional base. But there is also expected to be at least one other new regional hub created - and Leeds is one of 12 cities that have been lobbying for the position.

From Keighley News, May 14th, 2018
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY air cadets impressed the town’s MP with their interest in current affairs when he visited their base. John Grogan spent time with the uniformed teenagers of 2431 (Keighley) Squadron at Keighley’s historic Drill Hall. The cadets thoroughly enjoyed his visit and were very enthusiastic when it came to ‘question time’. Mr Grogan said: “It was a great privilege to visit the Keighley squadron of the Air Training Corps particularly in the year we celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.