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From Keighley News, June 11th, 2018
Written by David Knights

BURNING issues in Silsden and Steeton came under the spotlight at a meeting called by Keighley MP John Grogan. Mr Grogan gathered together local councillors and a host of organisations to discuss a masterplan for the villages. He wanted to generate solutions to challenges thrown up by increasing housing development across the Aire Valley in Craven Ward. Mr Grogan said a wide range of traffic and planning issues were discussed by representatives from the council and other public agencies.

From Keighley News, June 8th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman

CONSTRUCTION work is due to start on the site of a planned privately-run cemetery off Black Hill Lane, Keighley. The agent for the landowner said a contractor had been taken on to build the intended graveyard's boundary wall. Michael Ainsworth, of Michael Ainsworth Design Partnership, said: "After working closely with the local authority planning department we're pleased to announce that planning conditions associated with the boundary wall have been discharged. "And I'm pleased to announce that Heritage Masonry have been appointed as contractors for the new wall.

From Keighley News, June 8th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman

KEIGHLEY'S MP and new town mayor have met to discuss how they can collaborate to support the area. Mayor Councillor Fulzar Ahmed said he spoke to MP John Grogan at a meeting on June 1. "We pledged to work together to make sure we can jointly find solutions for issues in Keighley," Cllr Ahmed added. "Among the topics we mentioned were Airedale Hospital, the planned shopping centre in East Parade and the cemetery to be built off Black Hill Lane. "During my time as town mayor I also intend to work closely with Bradford Council, and to see what opportunities we have to share resources."

From Yorkshire Post, June 7th, 2018
Written by Arj Singh

The Government was facing a fresh headache over a third runway at Heathrow Airport after Labour suggested it could oppose expansion and analysis showed northern airports will lose out on thousands of international flights if it went ahead. Theresa May is already being challenged by several west London-based Tory MPs ready to oppose a third runway and may have to rely on votes from the SNP and DUP to get it through the Commons in the coming weeks. The decision to press ahead with expansion of the airport was announced on Tuesday after years of wrangling and delay.