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Parents warned about drunk teenagers at music festival

Parents of children going to this year's Bingley Music Live festival have been warned it won't just be the youngsters in trouble if they are found to have purchased alcohol for them.

They say parents could end up facing charges if they buy alcohol for their children or allow them to get drunk.

Bingley Music Live 2013 takes place at Myrtle Park in Bingley from Friday to Sunday and at last year's festival a small number of drunk teenagers turned up to the event.

This isn't about young people drinking a small amount of alcohol socially.

It is about them drinking to excess so that they become disruptive to the other festival goers and put themselves at risks.

Some parents appear to be condoning under-age drinking by supplying alcohol to their children and their friends before they attend the event. At last year's festival they seemed to be turning a blind eye to their children getting drunk.

We are urging parents not to purchase alcohol for their children. It is not only against the law, but it can put them in situations where they are unable to look after themselves.

– Superintendent Gary Baker, West Yorkshire Police

Test purchase operations will be taking place in the area this week and Safer Schools police officers will be talking to children at the event. Organisers Bradford Council will also be putting extra security into the bars on the site.

We're not being killjoys. We just want people to be able to come to Bingley Music Live and enjoy themselves and the entertainment without putting themselves and others at risk.

– Superintendent Gary Baker, West Yorkshire Police

Full line-up for Bingley Music Live

Chart star Katy B has been announced as joining the bill for this year's Bingley Music Live. Joining her is Tinchy Stryder and The Neville Staple band.

They join a line-up that includes CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers and Primal Scream, who are following up their support for The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury.

here’s also a strong showing of regional talent with The Cribs putting in an exclusive Yorkshire festival performance and a headline set from Sheffield’s

The Human League, synth pop's first international superstars.

Now in its seventh year, Bingley Music Live will be held at Myrtle Park between August 30th - September 1st.

Full line-up

CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers to play Bingley Music Live

Nile Rodgers performing with Johnny Marr Credit: Tim Scott, ITV

Nile Rodgers, the musician, composer, arranger and producer is to join a stellar line up at Myrtle Park August 30 - September 1st.

Acts already confirmed for the festival include Primal Scream, The Cribs, The Human League, The Wonder Stuff, The Fratellis, Lucy Spraggan, Charlie Brown, The Lake Poets, The Temperance Movement, Loveable Rogues, Summer Camp, Rose and the Howling North, and Holy Moly and the Crackers


Line-up for Bingley Music Live

The Human League Credit: Press Association

The Human League, Summer Camp, The Struts and The Electric Swing Circus are the latest acts to join the line-up for this year’s Bingley Music Live.

They will appear at Myrtle Park between August 30th-September 1st alongside Primal Scream, The Cribs, The Wonder Stuff, The Fratellis, Lucy Spraggan, Charlie Brown, The Lake Poets, The Temperance Movement, Loveable Rogues, Natasha Haws, Rose and the Howling North, and Holy Moly and the Crackers.

Tickets are available online here.

Pat-a-pony therapy for care home residents

Diane with Alfie the miniature pony at St Ives Disabled centre.

They are the miniature ponies with the big hearts and they bring joy to care home residents in Bingley. Alfie and Spot are part of the Pat-a-Pony service and with their owner, Sue Dunne, pay regular visits to care homes and day centres in the local area.

"People absolutely love it is such a surprise when a pony walks in your living room. They love being made a fuss of and for people who don't have much contact with animals they are absolutely fantastic." Sue Dunne - Pat-a-Pony

Residents at the St Ives Disabled centre look forward to their visits.

"I am not able to get onto a horse because of my disability. It's really nice to see something like this for a change." - Roger Smith

Man bailed on 'death by careless driving' charge

A man's appeared at Carlisle Crown Court accused of causing the death of his partner by careless driving while over the drink drive limit.49 year old John Trevor Dent denied causing the death of Rose-Marie Valente, also 49 in February last year.

Dent spoke only to confirm his name and to plead not guilty during the brief appearance before judge Batty.

Ms Valente, a mother-of-five from Woodside Crescent, Bingley, West Yorks, was found dead on a road near to Dent's home at Swindale Grange in Brough on the morning of February 27th.

Dent was bailed on condition he stays at his home address.

He will appear at court again on March 4th when a trial date will be set.

Post Office collection point in Bingley closed down

From today people who need to pick up undelivered parcels and letters in Bingley will have to make their way to the Eldwick Post Office on Otley Road.

The decision has been criticised by locals, particularly those who use public transport, because it adds distance and costs to many people.

It's the first of three closures in the area, announced by Royal Mail earlier this year. Shipley and Thornton collection offices are also set to close early next year.

Royal Mail says it had to make the changes to improve services and the chosen sites were most suitable in terms of space.

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