From Yorkshire Post, August 1st, 2018
Written by Tom Richmond
BUSINESS AND trade union leaders from across the region are today issuing a rare joint statement in support of the One Yorkshire devolution deal. The Institute of Directors, CBI and TUC hope a Yorkshire Day show of unity will end the impasse over the region’s future. It comes as Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, hosts political, business and civic leaders to launch of the next phase of the devolution campaign. And it is boosted by the joint message that the IoD’s regional chairman, Jon Geldart, the CBI’s regional director, Beckie Hart, and the TUC’s regional secretary, Bill Adams, have sent to The Yorkshire Post.
From Telegraph & Argus, August 1st, 2018
Written by Jim Seton
RAW sewage is being pumped into the Wharfe at Ilkley after just a few minutes of rain, it is being claimed. Now people are being warned not to swim in the river near the outfall - and calls are being made for a tightening of controls. Yorkshire Water insists waste is only released into rivers during storm conditions to prevent flooding to homes and gardens. But campaigners say just 15 minutes of rain during the hot dry summer led to raw sewage, including solids and sanitary towels, being pumped into the river.
From Keighley News, July 31st, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand
FOUR people have been killed on the Airedale railway line through Keighley in the past year, it has been revealed. The deaths – twice as many as in 2016-17 – were among 38 recorded incidents of trespass on the Airedale route. There were also two instances of people receiving non-fatal injuries. Now British Transport Police (BTP) and Network Rail have joined forces to warn of the deadly dangers of trespassing on the tracks. And their message is backed-up by community leaders in the town.
From Keighley News, July 30th, 2018
Written by Miran Rahman