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Lizzie Jones to present Challenge Cup trophy

  • Duncan Wood and Christine Talbot speak to Lizzie Jones

Lizzie Jones, the widow of rugby player Danny Jones, will be guest of honour at the Challenge Cup final on Saturday and present the trophy to the winning team.

The singer, who has fronted a hugely successful campaign to purchase defibrillators for community and junior clubs in memory of her late husband, performed Abide With Me at last year's final.

Her husband, the Keighley Cougars and Wales international half-back collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing against London Skolars last May.


Keighley & Ilkley MP supports Theresa May leadership bid

Keighley and Illkley MP Kris Hopkins has pledged his support to Theresa May's bid to become the next leader of the Conservative Party.

Our country has now entered one of its most perilous and uncertain periods since the Second World War. And we need a serious and trusted person to be our Prime Minister.

We face threats to our economy, threats to our security and threats to the very existence of our United Kingdom.

Over the last six years at the very top level of Government, Theresa May has proven herself to be one of the toughest and most astute Home Secretaries of modern times.

She has also pledged to bring the country back together and, as the breadth of her support in the party from former Remain and Leave supporters demonstrates, she has appeal across the political spectrum.

Having worked closely with her throughout that period, I can say without hesitation that Theresa is the right person with the right experience to tackle the many challenges we face.

I am proud to offer Theresa my full support to become the new Leader of the Conservative Party and our next Prime Minister.

– Kris Hopkins MP, Keighley and Illkely


Yorkshire cats to be rehomed in the capital

Cats waiting to be rehomed at Keighley's Yorkshire Cat Rescue are being sent to London to find new owners in the capital.

Editorial image Credit: Press Association

The partnership with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home could see more than a hundred abandoned cats from Yorkshire given a news homes in London this year.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue tested the concept in March by bringing an initial group of 10 cats to Battersea, which were all successfully rehomed within just a couple of weeks.

The centre in Battersea started taking in cats in 1883 and changed its name to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in 2002.

Man arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending

A 49 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending, following an operation in West Yorkshire this morning (28th April)

The England Illegal Money Lending Team working in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police executed a warrant at an address in Keighley seizing documents and a mobile phone.

The suspect is currently on bail.

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