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Six-year-old to have hair cut off for sick friend

A six-year-old girl is having her hair cut off to make a wig for her school friend who is suffering from cancer. Ellie Crawford from Cowling will have her hair shorn at an event in Cross Hills in Keighley.

It will then be made into a wig for eight-year-old Tyler Manley. Both children go to Glus-burn Community Primary school. Tyler has been off school since September recovering from an operation to remove a tumour from her brain.

Pickles criticises councils for stockpiling cash

Eric Pickles has been criticising councils Credit: Press Association

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.


92-year-old teaching assistant is hit with pupils

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


Iconic locomotive to receive prestigious award

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.

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