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From Ilkley Gazette, December 17th, 2018

KEIGHLEY and Ilkley MP John Grogan has placed a Christmas charity bet at the Betfred shop in Ilkley. He contributed £20 and Betfred £80. Any winnings will go to one of the Bradford Lord Mayor’s charities - Bradford Nightstop which helps young people who are homeless.

From Mirror, December 15th, 2018
Written by Stephen Hayward

Rail passengers will be properly stuffed this Christmas, with next to no trains on Boxing Day. Ministers were accused of betrayal after it emerged only five out of 30 ­operators will be running on December 26 – and not a single train will move outside the South East. More than 330 rail projects are planned between December 22 and January 3, sparking timetable changes.

From Keighley News, December 6th, 2018
Written by David Knights

STEETON residents living near Airedale Hospital could soon be spared the misery of parked cars blocking their streets. Residents-only parking zones could be introduced in Thornhill Road and surrounding streets as a result of recent changes to Bradford Council rules. News of the possible respite came as a resident described how an an ambulance could not get past parked vehicles on Tuesday last week to reach a house on an emergency call. Kath Isherwood said she had to redirect paramedics along nearby streets to reach their destination. Even though the vehicles straddled payments, they were parked on both sides making the road too narrow.

From Ilkley Gazette, December 5th, 2018

CAMPAIGNERS against a planned waste incinerator four miles from Ilkley Moor are urging people to have their say as the deadline approaches on a public consultation.