Residents in Saltaire are to be asked about controversial plans for a hydro energy turbine close to Salts Mill. The council says the scheme would help them achieve renewable energy targets and would harness the power of the weir used by Titus Salt.
Residents and business owners in Saltaire are being asked to decide the best way to spend £700,000 on improvements to Victoria Road Saltaire.
The funding has been provided by Bradford Council to give a much-needed facelift to the main road leading through the World Heritage site village.
Over the years Victoria Road has begun to suffer from problems with damaged pavements, overgrown trees, patchy repairs to the footpath and uneven surfaces for wheelchair users and other people with mobility difficulties.
Letters have already gone out in the area, explaining the options, and two drop-in information events have been organised.
The first is at Victoria Hall, on Friday 4 April, between 2pm and 7pm, and the second is at Saltaire Methodist Church, on Saturday 5 April, between 10am and 2pm.
Drawings, photographs, surveys and information relating to the background research and options will be available for viewing and Council officers will be there to answer questions.
Subject to the outcome of the consultation, the planned start for construction work is autumn this year and it could be finished by March 2016.
Princess Anne will give the royal seal of approval to the Saltaire Brewery this afternoon.
The Princess Royal will tour the brewery before officially unveiling a special Celebration brew made in her honour and new brewery kit.
Before she leaves the Princess will unveil a commemorative plaque and she will then be toasted with the specially brewed Celebration Ale.
Alpacas will take centre stage today as a West Yorkshire man looks to celebrate his ancestors.
Jamie Roberts is commemorating the 120th anniversary of his great great grandfather saving the Salts Mill from bankruptcy. Jamie is combining this with the 35th anniversary of Kilnsey park, of which he is the owner.
Jamie's ancestor Sir James Roberts made his fortune from alpaca wool, so Jamie - dressed in a similar outfit to Sir James - will trek from the mill in Saltaire to his family's estate in the Yorkshire Dales accompanied by alpacas.
There is disruption to train services between Leeds and Skipton and between Bradford Forster Square and Skipton, due to a person being hit by a train.
British Transport Police officers say lives were put in danger when stones were thrown at passing trains at Hirst Wood Foot Crossing near Saltaire yesterday. Five trains were damaged.
The incident took place between 6.30pm and 7.20pm.
Police patrols have been stepped up in Saltaire after objects were thrown at trains.
The items, believed to be stones, were thrown at passing trains at Hirst Wood Foot Crossing, near Hirst Wood Road yesterday. Five trains were damaged.
An exhibition highlighting the fashion and textile legacy of the Yorkshire mills called Wool Re-Fashioned will be held at Salts Mills in Saltaire. The launch of the exhibition will be hosted by Woolmark , top fashion author Colin McDowell MBE and Peter Ackroyd MBE,
the President of the International Wool & Textile Organisation. *There will be talks from the Huddersfield-born Creative Director of Burberry Christopher Bailey on why the fashion house still chooses Yorkshire wool, and live demonstrations from Vivienne Westwood's weavers and spinners, Laxtons. *
The free exhibition will run until the 11th of November, and offer visitors the chance to see vintage pieces from the Yorkshire Fashion Archive including Issey Miyake, Ossie Clark and Comme des Garcons as well as M&S and Laura Ashley. **