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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.


In pictures: Cinema celebrates 100th birthday

A cinema is Keighley is celebrating its 100th birthday today. Events are taking place throughout the day at the North Street picture House to mark the centenary.

A historic shot of the cinema Credit: North Street picture House
Black and white image of the cinema Credit: North Street picture House
North Street picture House from times gone by Credit: North Street picture House

Call for tighter control in hotels to prevent child grooming

Kris Hopkins, MP for Keighley, has called for tighter controls to allow hotels and B&Bs to tackle child grooming.

Speaking in the Commons, he said adults staying with children should have to prove they are related to the child - or have a "legitimate relationship".

It comes after a damning report was published which accused Rotherham Council of failing to protect children in its care from sexual abuse by gangs of Asian men.

Oldest member of the Royal Marines

When it comes to old soldiers Albert Joyner from Keighley is something of a rarity. At the grand age of 101 he's thought to be the oldest living former member of the Royal Marines.

And this afternon he was given honorary life membership of the Royal Marine's Association. It was bestowed upon him at Bradford City Hall by the Lord Mayor. Chris Kiddey was there.

Bikers and scooterists join forces for Keighley Cancer Research

More than 500 bikers rode out in the sunshine to raise money for Keighley Cancer Research.Bikers and scooterists - infamous for their mutual emnity during the 60s - joined forces for the charity ride.

Their leather and parka-clad procession, around a half mile long, began at the Bay Horse pub in Sutton-in-Craven, North Yorks, taking in the villages of Eastburn, Steeton and Silsden before riding downSkipton High Street.

There will be a fundraising barbecue at the Bay Horse this evening and a charity concert featuring several rock and mod bands at the Black Bull in Sutton, again with all funds to Keighley Cancer Research.

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