From Ilkley Gazette, 19th October 2017
Written by Claire Lomax
WHARFEDALE MPs from across the political divide have urged the Government to abandon controversial plans to redraw constituency boundaries. They spoke out as the Boundary Commission published its latest money-saving proposals to cut the number of MPs in Parliament from 650 to 600. Under the scheme, the current Keighley constituency, which includes Ilkley, would be extended to take in Wharfedale ward, which is presently within the Shipley constituency.
From Keighley News, 19th October 2017
Written by Miran Rahman
CALLS have been made to permanently close a Keighley snicket following an alleged assault at the weekend. Councillor Michael Westerman, chairman of Keighley Town Council's Watch and Transport Committee, said Postman's Walk should be shut on safety grounds. This is not the first time the snicket, which links Oakworth Road to West Lane, has been the focus of concerns.
From Keighley News, 17th Ocotber 2017
Written by Alistair Shand
KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan has voiced concerns over plans to create a new regional HMRC hub in Leeds. Under the scheme, tax offices in Bradford and Shipley would close, with the loss from the district of 2,000 jobs. Mr Grogan, together with Shipley MP Philip Davies and Bradford West MP Naz Shah, attended a Westminster meeting with HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson to discuss the issue.
From Telegraph & Argus, 17th October 2017
Written by Mark Stanford
A BRADFORD film boss and actor has backed a bid to move Channel 4 to the city and elsewhere in West Yorkshire. The proposal, which is being submitted by media investment business Screen Yorkshire, aims to move Channel 4’s offices and studios to the Leeds City Region. It would see the television channel based in Leeds, with a training centre in Bradford, and other works taking place across Yorkshire in places including Calderdale, York and Harrogate.