Guiseley AFC have been promoted to the Conference after winning in the conference North playoff Final. The West Yorkshire side edged out a thriller in the end of season show piece, beating Lancashire outfit Chorley three goals to two. The win sees them go up to their highest ever position in the football leagues.
The FA Cup Trophy is in Grimsby today ahead of the Mariners' qualifying match.
They play Guiseley at Blundell Park on Friday in the competition's Fourth Qualifying Round.
Leeds United centre-back Jake Skelton has joined Guiseley in a month-long loan deal.
The highly-rated teenager has represented United from under-10s level through to the development squad and was included in Leeds’ first-team squad for their pre-season training camp in Italy after impressing former head coach David Hockaday.
Meanwhile, young Leeds defender Lewie Coyle has seen his loan spell with Harrogate Town cut short through injury.
Coyle has been forced to cut short his one-month loan deal with the North Yorkshire side after suffering a broken metatarsal.
Conference North club Guiseley will be hoping it is fourth time lucky as they attempt to reach the Conference Premier - the fifth tier of English football.
The Lions have qualified for the playoffs for the past three seasons but have fallen at the final hurdle on each occasion.
Now under the guidance of former Bradford defender Mark Bower, Guiseley hope their fortunes will change when they travel to favourites Altrincham tomorrow:
An octogenarian couple from West Yorkshire who met through a newspaper advert are getting married today.
Peter Russel, 82, and Mikki Godden , 87, met eight years ago when Mikki saw an advert from a man wanting someone to teach him ballroom dancing.
Shortly after meeting they fell in love. They had both previously been married and widowed.
Sooty is 65 today. He has been entertaining children since 1952 and began his career in Guiseley, West Yorkshire
A row has broken out over plans to expand schools in Guiseley in West Yorkshire. A consultation process is underway, but parents say the two existing schools are not big enough to redevelop. Instead they want a new school to be built to cope with the growing demand for places.
Residents in Guiseley have turned out in force to register their opposition to proposals to expand two schools in the town. Leeds City Council has estimated that between now and 2015/16 the demand for primary places in Leeds will increase by 11,745 (or 1496 reception places).
It is currently consulting on proposals to meet this growing demand. But parents and people living near Guiseley Infant and Nursery School and St Oswald’s C of E Junior School have expressed their anger at the lack of information they claim has been provided to them by the council.
They have formed the Guiseley Infant and Nursery School (GINS) Action Group to coordinate their opposition. Nick Emmel, speaking on behalf of the group, said:
“We are convinced that these plans neither deliver the right number of primary school places in the right location, nor do they take into account the needs of the children, local residents or businesses."
Councillor Judith Blake, executive member responsible for children’s services said:
“Ensuring we have enough school places for all children and young people is a high priority in Leeds and we have been working hard to mitigate the impact of rising pupil numbers across the city.
We are listening to all views throughout the consultation and we will be taking any concerns raised into account. The consultation is still ongoing so we’d encourage people to come to the drop in session to find out more, ask questions and let us know their views.”
The original Harry Ramsden's fish and chip restaurant in Guiseley is to reopen tomorrow, run by the Wetherby Whaler chain. Calendar has been for a preview.