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From Wharfedale Observer, April 18th, 2019
Written by Annette McIntyre

A PIONEERING campaign to create a town of lifesavers is set to be rolled out across the country after huge success in Ilkley. A total of 250 people signed up for the Prepared to Safe a Life campaign which was launched by Ilkley's Virtual College in November. The 40-minute web-based training package aims to create a life saver on every corner. It has already proved popular in the town, with businesses, individuals and 12 pupils from Ilkley Grammar School, registering to take part. Organisers says 98 per cent of those completing the course would recommend it to others.

From Ilkley Gazette, April 11th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax

PARENTS battling to save a vital school bus service are to set up a Friends of the P99 bus in a bid to push for its continuation. The decision to form the campaign group was made following a meeting last week between concerned families and officers from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).

From Keighley News, April 11th, 2019
Written by David Knights

PEOPLE power has stopped Silsden’s controversial ‘road to nowhere’ in its tracks. Residents were this week celebrating victory in their battle to stop a new road cutting across fields, footpaths and wildlife habitats on its way to a potential housing estate. But local politicians have warned that developers may return with a revised plan for the ‘enabling road’ on the north side of town. The existing plan, which was rejected by a Bradford Council officer without going before the planning committee, would have connected Bolton Road with fields earmarked for to 500 houses.

From BBC News, March 27th, 2019

MPs will write to two men-only snooker clubs urging them to overturn their "archaic" ban on female players. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Snooker is to take action after Rebecca Kenna quit her local league in Keighley, West Yorkshire in protest at the clubs' stance. Chairman Conor Burns urged the clubs to "reconsider their position, and quickly". The BBC has been unable to contact the clubs for a response. Mrs Kenna, who is ranked third in the World Women's Snooker rankings, quit the Crosshills And District Snooker League last year. She said she had been barred from playing matches at the Grafton Club and Keighley Cycling Club, despite the league being open to male and female players.