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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.

From Ilkley Gazette, March 26th, 2019
Written by Claire Lomax

TO mark St Patrick’s Day Ilkley’s MP John Grogan met with Irish in Britain, a membership organisation composed of 120 Irish charities, societies and groups in Britain.

Mr Grogan said: “One in 10 people living in the UK have at least one Irish grandparent and indeed I have three. From Leeds Bradford Airport there are at least seven flights a day to Dublin and Belfast. Ireland is the fifth biggest export market for the UK and many of Yorkshire’s railways and hospitals were built by Irish labourers including my own paternal grandfather.”

From Ilkley Gazette, March 19th, 2019

ILKLEY’S MP John Grogan was presented with a petition about climate change signed by 500 students on Saturday from Adam Cooke, the head boy of Ilkley Grammar School.