A drug driver from Ilkley has been banned from the roads after he was spotted staggering around a supermarket car park. High on cannabis, Joshua Elliott Turpin, 28, of Farnley Road, was arrested and banned from the roads for 14 months.
The Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley will be the scene of the first summit finish in Tour de Yorkshire history, when riders in both the men’s and women’s races tackle Stage Two on Friday 4 May.
The UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour international cycle race also visits Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth and Laycock on Stage Four on Sunday 6 May when the professional cyclists will take on Cote de Goose Eye.
An Ilkley World War One hero is to be honoured at a ceremony commemorating him being awarded the Victoria Cross 100 years ago. Lieutenant Thomas Harold Broadbent Maufe was awarded the VC, the highest and most prestigious military decoration, for an outstanding act of bravery in 1917. He is to be remembered with an installation of a stone at the Memorial Gardens, on The Grove Ilkley.
The Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre in Ilkley has received a donation of £6,000 to buy and install a new wheelchair swing for disabled children and adults who visit the centre. The donation was made by Coun Joanne Dodds, former Lord Mayor of Bradford as part of her ‘Spread a Smile’ charity work. The cheque was received by Dan Goodey, head of centre at Nell Bank and Nicola Norris from the Specialist Inclusion Project.
Dan Goodey said “We are delighted to be given this money for a wheelchair swing. Nell Bank is committed to enabling disabled people take part in outdoor activities alongside their able bodied peers so a new wheelchair swing will be a great addition to our adventure playground. Donations like this make a huge difference to the centre and help us to keep adding new activities for our visitors so every trip can become even more exciting than the last.”