From Keighley News, 30th October 2017
Written by Miran Rahman
STALLHOLDERS in Keighley Market Hall got into the spirit of Halloween on Saturday. They dressed up for the celebration, which was organised by Just 4 Paws pet shop owner Yvonne Bryant. An empty unit in the market was turned into a dedicated scary Halloween attraction for children, and money was collected for the Medical Detection Dogs charity.
From Keighley News, 28th October 2017
POLICE have taken action against yobs running amok in Oakworth less than two days after the story broke in the Keighley News. We exclusively reported on Thursday how youths hurling stones at car windows prompted calls for nightly ‘vigilante patrols’ in the village amid fears someone could be seriously injured or killed. Oakworth residents this week threatened to confront the gang of marauding teenagers with baseball bats, pool cues and other ‘weapons’ because they are using Holden Park as cover to bombard vehicles passing on the main road.
From Keighley News, 27th October 2017
Written by Alistair Shand
FUEL poverty in the district is worsening but key schemes to try to combat it are being slashed, it has been revealed. Fifteen per cent of homes across the Bradford district are now classed as being in fuel poverty – the worst figure in Yorkshire and 12th worst in England. The area's many old stone-built houses are particularly hard to keep warm and each year, hundreds more people die during the winter months than at any other time of year.
From Ilkley Gazette, 26th October 2017
Written by Claire Lomax
A PETITION protesting against funding cuts in Wharfedale schools has been presented to John Grogan, MP for Ilkley. It came ahead of a lobby of parliament on Tuesday when over a thousand parents from across England descended on Westminster to lobby their own MPs to ask them to tell the Chancellor to come up with the funding schools need.