Wharfe Valley

Wharfe Valley

YEP Says: Action stations on Leeds Bradford Airport’s rail link

THE proposed three new stations for Leeds do have the potential to enhance train travel in the largest European city without a light transit railway. However Leeds City Council does need to consider if there will be sufficient trains to transport passengers.

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Two vehicles collided in Otley this morning.

Crash causes disruption for Leeds commuters as road blocked

BUS SERVICES were being diverted this morning after a crash led police in Leeds to close a road.

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Watch: Bewildered Dad’s video blog for Leeds and Yorkshire travel

Watch: Bewildered Dad’s video blog for Leeds and Yorkshire travel

If you have ever wanted to find out what links Saltaire to Trafalgar Square, why Bucks Fizz are heroes in Harrogate or which joke every dad can’t resist telling in Ilkley, then this adorable video blog is for you.

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£4.7 million to expand Ilkley Grammar School

Councillors have been asked to invest millions of pounds to expand a secondary school in Ilkley to cover increasing demand for places.

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The Black Hat in Ilkley.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Bar review: The Black Hat, Ilkley

Ilkley can lay claim to being the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for the people of Leeds, and it is a fine destination in its own right for a bracing walk on the moor.

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Jamie Still.

Leeds mum: ‘He got two years...we got a life sentence’

In the third part of a YEP special investigation into ‘lenient’ sentences for killer drivers, Ruby Kitchen spoke to the family of Otley boy Jamie Still who was killed by a drink driver at 16.

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DECEMBER 2015: Flooding in the Wharfe Valley at Otley.

Multi-million pound flood defences funding for Leeds

A wave of Government funding will be allocated to protect homes and roads in Leeds from flooding, the Chancellor is expected to announce today.

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These Leeds pub toilets are no loo-sers

Seven Leeds pubs have been recognised at a national awards ceremony – for the quality of their toilets.

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Vandals strike Otley Lido twice in two weeks

Vandals strike Otley Lido twice in two weeks

A community group is outraged after an outdoor pool they have been protecting was hit by a second spate of vandalism in two weeks.

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Greg Mulholland MP

MP objects to plans for new homes in Otley

LEEDS North West MP Greg Mulholland has written to Leeds City Council to lodge his objections to plans for dozens of new homes on a green field site in Otley.

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Leeds council steps up efforts to reverse ‘pollution hotspot’ shame

Leeds council steps up efforts to reverse ‘pollution hotspot’ shame

Two Leeds suburbs are to have their air quality monitored as the council bids to reverse the city’s poor record as a pollution hotspot.

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The pool at Aireborough Leisure Centre

Leeds leisure centre set for £1.2m revamp

GUISELEY Library could be closed and services transferred to Aireborough Leisure Centre as part of £1.2m proposals to revamp the centre and create a new community hub for council services.

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By Vicki Price.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - November 10

Fewston Reservoir, by Vicki Price.

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DREAM: The group wishes to restore the pool to its former glory.

Community spirit beats vandalism of outdoor Leeds pool

A Leeds town was full of community spirit as volunteers united to remove “obscene” graffiti from hoardings protecting a former outdoor pool.

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By Claire Newman.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - November 9

View from Otley Chevin, by Claire Newman.

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Leeds mum starts cancer treatment abroad after flood of donations

Leeds mum starts cancer treatment abroad after flood of donations

A Leeds mum battling cancer has landed in Germany for specialist treatment after an appeal raised more than £50,000 in less than three weeks.

Health
The Cow and Calf pub on Ilkley Moor.

Two people trapped after car crashes near Ilkley Moor pub

TWO people were cut free from the wreckage of a car after it crashed on Ikley Moor last night.

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Otley Civic Centre revamp ideas ‘dismay’

New ideas for Otley Civic Centre have been met with dismay by campaigners who want the space to be revived as a town hall and theatre space.

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Funding appeal to save Leeds mum, 35

Funding appeal to save Leeds mum, 35

A battle has begun to save a mum who has been diagnosed with cancer and is fundraising for treatment at the same German clinic as former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell.

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