From Keighley News, September 14th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman
PROPOSALS which could one day provide Keighley with a direct rail to Manchester were on the agenda at a special meeting in Parliament. The meeting was jointly hosted by Keighley MP John Grogan, Andrew Stephenson, the MP for Pendle, and SELRAP (the Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership) to examine progress on this project. The gathering on September 11 was designed to give MPs from across the area a chance to be updated on a feasibility study, announced by the Department for Transport in February.
From Telegraph & Argus, September 11th, 2018
MEMBERS of the public are being asked to have their say on draft proposals to change parking restrictions in and around Ilkley town centre. Bradford Council is proposing to adopt the recommendations of a parking review conducted by consultants, Steer Davies & Gleave but wants to know local people’s views on them before the final decision is made.
From Keighley News, September 10th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand
The free, timed five-kilometre runs are staged at nearly 550 locations across the UK – and in 20 countries worldwide. And Cliffe Castle Park is the latest addition to the list of venues. A staggering 1.7 million-plus people are currently registered with parkruns, which take place at 9am every Saturday. The runs – organised by volunteers – are open to people of all ages and abilities, from club runners to those wishing to walk the route.
From Ilkley Gazette, September 4th, 2018
A LOCAL charity that supports unpaid carers is backing a national campaign calling on the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance to the same level as Jobseeker’s Allowance. Carer’s Allowance - the main benefit for people who provide unpaid care for family or friends - is the lowest benefit of its kind at £64.60 per week. It is going up by £8.50 per week in Scotland to the same level as Jobseeker’s Allowance.