Otley welcomes home Lizzie

A procession of cyclists has welcomed home Olympic medallist Lizzie Armitstead.

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30th anniversary of Otley Carnival

Otley is today celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first Carnival.

The parade starts from the Leeds Road Auction Mart at 1.15pm before making its way along Gay Lane, Bondgate, Kirkgate, Manor Square, and Bridge Street and turning into the showground after crossing the bridge.

This year's 30th anniversary parade will contain more than 30 entries which will make it one of the largest held in the town.

The parade will be led by the Otley Bellman, Terry Ford followed by dignitaries in open cars, including the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Roger Bowers and Mrs Lynda Bowers.

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Otley Christmas tree festival

Christmas Tree Festival

Otley Christmas Tree Festival began today - with dozens of trees decorated by local charities and businesses.

The festivities continue over the next two days from 12 noon - 6pm.

Last year the event attracted around 800 visitors.

Otley plumber detained in Greece arrives home

A plumber from West Yorkshire locked up in one of Greece's toughest jails for crimes he didn't commit has finally been able to return home.

Fran Prenga has now been reunited with his family in Otley after being falsely accused of more than 70 armed robberies and held behind bars for 6 months. He says he was surrounded by dangerous criminals and is going to the European Court of Human Rights to seek compensation.

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Otley man found innocent - but he's still being held in Greek jail

Fran Prenger

A plumber from Otley is still being held in a Greek jail despite being found innocent 7 days ago. Fran Prenga has been in prison for more than five months. He was accused of 70 armed robberies after being a victim of mistaken identity.

A paperwork blunder means he could have to stay in jail for several months.

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