Work to repair two bridges damaged in the Boxing day floods will begin next month.
Both Esholt Suspension Bridge and Denton Bridge in Ilkley will be closed from Monday, 8 August as eight weeks of repairs are carried out.
Esholt Suspension Bridge
- Will be closed to pedestrians for safety reasons.
- Repairs will include scaffolding of the entire bridge, repainting, replacing of the timber deck and repointing of the existing abutments.
- Pedestrians will be able to access the canal from Apperley Road along the footpath through Bottom Farm but the bridleway from The Avenue to the bridge will be closed.
- Will be closed to traffic for safety reasons.
- Work will include scaffolding over the entire bridge, repainting, resurfacing the carriageway and repointing of the existing masonry.
- Traffic will be diverted over the bridge at New Brook Street and the route will be clearly signed.
Trains between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley are not running today after flash flooding caused a landslip on the railway near Baildon.
Heavy rain caused ballast to be washed away not far from Baildon station yesterday afternoon.
Engineers plan to work through the day and overnight to repair the line.
A bus replacement service is in place for passengers between Shipley and Guiseley calling at Baildon until further notice.
Network Rail said passengers travelling to Ilkley from Bradford Forster Square should travel by train to Shipley, where a bus replacement will meet them for onward travel to Guiseley, where they will reconnect with train services.
Passengers travelling to Bradford Forster Square from Ilkley should travel by train to Guiseley where a bus replacement will meet them for onward travel to Shipley, where they will reconnect with train services.
A brave few ventured into the water at Ilkley Lido today, as the outdoor pool, voted one of the top ten open-air pools in the country, opened for the summer.
A handful of people took the plunge this morning at the grade two listed pool. The Lido first opened in the 1930's and staff hope thousands will flock to the attraction over the next few months. Mick Wood, Lido manager, said it is a unique venue.
Eight fire engines are currently dealing with a blaze on Ilkley Moor.
It's the second time this month that a fire has happened at the local beauty spot, with West Yorkshire Fire Service warning people in the area to close their windows and doors.
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An investigation is underway after a major fire on Ilkley Moor last night.
Around 25 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze which began near the White Wells building just after 10 o'clock. Crews from Otley, Rawdon, Silsden and Keighley were called to deal with the grassland fire and remained on the scene until the early hours to stop it from spreading.
Fire crews in West Yorkshire have confirmed they are fighting a blaze on Ilkley Moor, close to White Wells.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people have turned out for this year's Ilkley Carnival parade - despite the rain .Read the full story ›
Organisers will be hoping for a touch of good forecast when the annual Carnival parade rolls into town today.
More than a thousand people are expected to take part in the parade itself -and many more look set to converge on the West Yorkshire spa town for the iconic event.
Last year, more than £12,000 was raised by fundraisers. This year the hosts are hoping that the Tour de Yorkshire weekend will give visitor numbers a welcome boost.
The theme of this year's parade is Best of British.
A 25-year-old woman has admitted the assault did not happen.Read the full story ›
Police investigating a suspected sex attack in Ilkley say it was a false report.
A 25-year-old woman alleged she had been attacked by a man at the junction of Brook Street and The Grove at about 11.30pm on Saturday, 23 April.
The woman has now admitted this was a false report and officers are considering what action to take.
"Reports of this nature are treated extremely seriously and are often managed by specialist teams trained to investigate the most serious crimes.
"People who make up crimes not only waste valuable police resources, they detract officers from helping genuine victims.
"False reporting could also delay our response to a real emergency and potentially puts people's lives at risk."