Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has criticised councils for stockpiling cash rather than digging into their reserves to protect services and ease the pressure on council tax payers.
According to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government, over the past two years councils in England have increased their reserve holdings by more than £5 billion to stand at £19.4 billion.
"Taxpayers will be amazed that while councils are amassing billions in secret stockpiles some are pleading poverty and raising council tax bills for hard working families," Keighley born Pickles said.
Four people are seriously ill in hospital after being in a car crash in Keighley. It happened in the early hours of this morning on West Lane at the junction of Black Sladen Street when a car crashed into a stone wall.
All four people in the car were taken to hospital suffering serious injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses.
A good teacher is worth their weight in gold and pupils and staff at Glusburn Primary School near Keighley certainly think Walter Evans ticks that box. And at 92-years-old he's possibly the oldest teaching assistant in the country.
Kate Walby has been to meet the man who gives up his time to volunteer 5 days a week at his local primary school
A locomotive, maintained in West Yorkshire, is to receive a top award today for the pioneering engineering behind its design. The Webb Coal Tank No. 1054 locomotive is to receive the prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
It is cared for by the Bahamas Locomotive Society at their Ingrow Loco Museum on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire. It now sits alongside previous award winners like E-Type Jaguar, Tower Bridge and the Vulcan Bomber as an iconic feat of British engineering.