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Metro chairman Councillor Ryk Downes
A 1.99 per cent council tax rise and 5.9 per cent hike in housing rents and service charges was agreed by Leeds City Council last week.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Schools chiefs under fire for sale of Bramhope School caretaker's house
MP Greg Mulholland has written to Leeds City Council asking for an explanation over the sale of the caretaker's house at Bramhope Primary School A council has been criticised for selling off a caretaker's house amid fears of an area-wide crisis in school places.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Otley cyclist Jane Chadwick is first European woman to complete US endurance ride
An extreme biking enthusiast from the district has become the first European woman to complete a gruelling 135-mile bike ride across Northern Minnesota, in the US.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
1,600-mile cycle ride sets wheels in motion for Ilkley woman's business
Andi Lonnen, who has been cycling with Otley Cycle Club for eight years, set up her financial training business Alba following a 1,600-mile cycle on her own across Switzerland and France.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
New pool and cafe among proposals for Otley 'eyesore' site
Councillor Ryk Downes, pictured in Wharfemeadows Park, who appealed to residents to give suggestions as to what to do with the "eyesore" old swimming pool in the park Councillor Ryk Downes appealed for suggestions in January after publicly branding the area, in Wharfemeadows Park, an "eyesore" and urging Leeds City Council to take action.
Simon Wood alongside Assistant Chief Constable John Robins
An Otley man who plucked a "lifeless" five-year-old girl from the River Wharfe in Ilkley has been honoured for his bravery at a prestigious awards ceremony.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
'Rise and shine' by Laurie Prowse of Ilkley
This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Laurie Prowse, of St James's Road, Ilkley.
Jail for 100,000 car stripping mechanic from Otley
A 27-year-old mechanic from Otley who dismantled stolen cars valued at an estimated A 100,000 at his business unit has been jailed for two years.
Labour's candidate for the Otley and Yeadon ward, Carl Morris
Town councillor Carl Morris , Labour's candidate for the Otley & Yeadon ward in this year's Leeds City Council elections, would like to see the local authority take on two new schemes.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Planning file - 27 February 2014
Bramhope: single storey rear extension, 32 Breary Lane. Bramhope: Beech tree - crown reduction reducing the height and spread by 2 metres, Holland House, 3 Church Hill.
Concern over missed rubbish collections in Yeadon cul-de-sac
The problem affecting householders in one section of Raywood Close was first raised with Councillor Ryk Downes in mid-January.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Baildon mechanic jailed for stripping stolen cars
A 27-year-old mechanic who dismantled stolen cars valued at an estimated A 100,000 at his Baildon business unit was today jailed for two years.
Roadworks under way in Otley ahead of Tour de France
The town is the focus of road resurfacing at five sites in preparation for the Tour de France Grand Depart in July.
Yorkshire Evening Post
Lessons in internet safety to keep children safe online
Youngsters at a Leeds primary school were sent an inappropriate image by an adult pretending to be a child online.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Otley and Yeadon councillor says business scheme reform is long overdue
An Otley and Yeadon councillor has hailed a decision by Leeds City Council to expand the business rate relief scheme - but criticised the authority for not acting sooner.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Otley roads repair dates for Tour
Six of the town's highways are being resurfaced in preparation for Saturday, July 5, when the famous race will pass through town.
Poetry Slam featured in Otley Word Feast
Ilkley author Martyn Bedford, who will be leading a creative writing workshop for youngsters as part of Otley Word Feast As part of the Otley Word Feast 2014 there will be a packed programme of events, on Saturday, March 29, from 2pm to 4pm at Otley Courthouse.
Labour candidate launches campaign from Otley ward
Labour's candidate for the Otley and Yeadon ward in this year's local elections has called for an end to "Punch and Judy politics".
Thu Feb 20, 2014
A sandwich and salad shop manager in Guiseley is celebrating winning another regional award.
Ian Dawes, a franchisee of Subway shops in Guiseley and Seacroft, has been recognised for his Outstanding Local Store Marketing.
Menston Thespians' show will be a real Beauty
Cast members of Menston Thespians pantomime Sleeping Beauty, Nick Howell, who is playing the part of Colonel Bogey with his daughter, Niamh, who is the little fairy helper This year the group is performing Sleeping Beauty, written by Peter Long and Keith Rawnsley, and produced, with permission of NODA, by Marjorie Inman, with musical director ... (more)