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More than 1,000 people turned out to give a five-year-old from Otley an unforgettable fun day.
Harry Buckley and his friends enjoyed a bouncy castle, face painting, a fire engine, police horses and a massive balloon release at Swithens Farm, Rothwell, on Sunday, May 19.
Mystery of the strange smoke ring in the sky over Otley
The sighting spurred people to take photographs, post online videos and contact the local media to try and solve the mystery.
Tue May 21, 2013
Otley band closing in on the final of national talent contest
Never Ending Reason, after impressing at a local Rock The House heat in Yeadon in March, will now have their music evaluated by industry experts to see if they have made it through to the grand finale.
Sun May 19, 2013
Rotarians delivering anti-crime message on Otley Chevin
The Rotary Club of Otley Chevin began handing out the cards, produced with the support of the Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer, last December.
Fri May 17, 2013
Urgent appeal to keep Otley Neighbourhood Watch
Otley PCSO Pete Andrews with Neighbourhood Watch's four remaining committee members, from left, Pauline Hanson, Adele Carr, Gerald Solway, and John Popplewell .
Thu May 16, 2013
Otley all set for country's oldest one-day show
New Otley Show president Mark Lofthouse - with the bowler hat his late father, Frank, wore during his 30 years as the annual event's honorary veterinarian - and Harrison, one of his two "lawnmower" sheep One very special bowler hat, however, will be in evidence among the throng when the traditional agricultural event begins on Saturday.
Ooh la la! Students go Gallic
Children from Ilkley's Sacred Heart School with, back row from left, sixth formers Hannah Cornish and Jack McNichol and language assistant Sarah Schler.
Otley Town Council chief says tax hike will - instil pride'
Vocal support for the Town Council's work to provide facilities "Otley can be proud of" was expressed at a public meeting this week.
Tue May 14, 2013
Co-op eyes carpet showroom after failed Burley library bid
A convenience store has set its sights on a former carpet showroom in Burley-in-Wharfedale following an unsuccessful attempt to move into the village library.
TALKING NEWSPAPER: At the annual general meeting of the Ilkley Talking Newspaper, the secretary reported another successful year.
A determined team of cyclists travelled from London through Wharfedale ahead of a rugby match to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Mon May 13, 2013
TV slot for Otley actress's comedy drama
Stage Door Johnnies, which shines a light on the often hilarious lives of five zealous theatre fans, is the work of Laura Power and writing partner Catherine McCormack.
WharfeBank Brewery is raising a glass to its new loyalty scheme
WharfeBank Brewery is launching a new loyalty scheme to strengthen its ties with local pubs - and is creating a special new ale to celebrate.
Yeadon action group urges: Join fight to save home
Ryk Downes, fourth from the left , and Greg Mulholland holding the poster on the right, at Suffolk Court last week Barbara Tattersley, Elizabeth Morris and Lynn Meays launched their campaign as a result of Leeds City Council's proposal for a change of use of the full-time residential home to short-stay intermediate care.
Sun May 12, 2013
Cycle app warning after spate of bike thefts in Wharfedale
The warning comes following a spate of break-ins to garages and sheds in the Otley area where high-value bicycles have been targeted.
Otley building firm celebrates 50th anniversary
Houldsworth family members at the front, from left, are owner Richard, son Joe, Joe's son Archie, and the company's founder, Basil Houldsworth, with their workforce and vans lined up behind Picture: Winpenny Photography The fledgling business had just a bag of hand tools for equipment and a motorbike and sidecar for transport but it has prospered ... (more)
Spice Girl sets sights on anti-bullying
A Spice Girl is urging spectacle wearers in Otley and Ilkley to enter a national competition - and help an anti-bullying charity in the process.
Fri May 10, 2013
West Yorkshire police commissioner to meet Aireborough and Wharfedale residents in Otley
Mark Burns Williamson is holding a surgery at the Otley Core Resource Centre, on Orchard Gate, from 3pm to 5.30pm on Friday, May 17.
Thu May 09, 2013
Spate of thefts see bikes worth A 12k stolen from Otley area
The police have renewed calls for bicycle owners to be vigilant following a spate of thefts in the Otley area.
Otley art exhibition opens
A solo exhibition exploring the nature of reality and identity will begin in Otley this weekend.