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Lidl Recall Vitasia 8 Chappattis

German supermarket chain Lidl, which has stores in Colne and Nelson, is recalling Vitasia 8 Chapattis. The reason for the recall is because they contain wheat which is not mentioned in English on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to wheat or intolerance to gluten. If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to wheat or intolerance to gluten, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where you bought it for a full refund.

Public Being Urged To Sign Up To Lifesaving Scheme

Members of the public across our region are being urged to sign up to a lifesaving child safety scheme. Child Rescue Alert is nationwide system, run by the National Crime Agency, the charity Missing People and technology company Groupcall, which has the potential to save a vulnerable child’s life. A major publicity campaign is taking place nationwide over the next two weeks, to encourage more people to sign up for the alerts. DCI Allan Harder, of North Yorkshire Police, said The initial hours after a child goes missing are crucial. A sighting by a member of the public could lead to the safe recovery of a vulnerable child. He said “When a Child Rescue Alert is issued, it is sent…

Keighley Woman Alice Barker Convicted Of Conspiracy To Defraud Elderly Victim

A Keighley woman has been ordered to hand over all of her realisable assets to the elderly victim of what has been described as a callous fraud Alice Barker was convicted of conspiracy to defraud, which saw the widow from Cracoe near Skipton lose around half a million pounds But at the proceeds of crime hearing it was revealed the 59 year old had assets amounting to less than £10,000 Barker, of Raglan Avenue, had escaped a jail sentence when convicted, but she has now been ordered to pay back £9,850 More Proceeds of Crime Hearings involving other defendants in the case are expected to be concluded later in the year

Petrol And Diesel Fall To Their Lowest Level Since 2009

The latest AA Fuel Report reveals that during December petrol and diesel prices fell to their lowest level since 2009, according to business editor Kevin Hey. Prices have dropped sharply on account of the falling cost of crude oil and fierce supermarket competition. And there was good news for our region which had the lowest average price for unleaded at £1.04p a litre, while the typical price at supermarkets is now 99.9pence. Closer to home the current average price of a litre of unleaded at supermarkets in Colne is 99.8 pence, the same as diesel; while in Skipton the price for petrol was higher at 99.9, with diesel slightly cheaper at 99.7 pence. Report by James Wilson

Shipley MP Philip Davies The Filibuster

One of our region’s MP’s has come in for swingeing criticism right across the weekend, following his performance in the House of Commons on Friday Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, spent an hour and a half philibustering in the house as MP’s tried to consider a private members bill To filibuster is to effectively talk out a bill being considered by parliament, ensuring there’s no time to take it any further Ironically, the bill was to stop carers being charged for parking while they’re at hospital with their clients – Davies himself claims for parking on his MPs expenses It’s not the first time the MP has come in for criticism – last month he criticised a bill…

Telephone Fraudsters Are Targeting The People Of Craven

Fraudsters have recently been phoning householders telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. They normally say that this rebate should be worth about £7,000, and once the victim is convinced, the fraudster tells them that in order to receive the rebate they will need to pay an administration fee in advance. It is of course a total scam, but already there are reports of vulnerable people usually over 60 in our area having fallen victim Now Action Fraud has issued some important pointers, including the advice never to respond to unsolicited phone calls. They make the point that your local council won’t ever…

Barnoldswick Can’t Stop Blooming Winning

National judges for Britain in Bloom have given details of why they thought a West Craven town was worthy of a gold award It was announced late on Friday night that Barnoldswick had taken the top accolade, in their first ever entry into the national Britain in Bloom competition Judges said they were impressed by the overall cleanliness of the town, remarking that it was one of the cleanest they’d visited They also remarked on the high level of community commitment, and were particularly surprised to see the annual Barlick Beach, attracting visitors from right across our region Following the announcement, local people told Drystone Radio they were delighted with the result Report by James Wilson

RSPCA Urges The Public Not To Set Off Chinese Lanterns

As bonfire night approaches, revellers are being urged not to set off Chinese lanterns in celebration At the same time, the RSPCA points out the dreadful threats posed to wildlife and other animals by helium balloon releases One farmer in Settle faced an enormous vets bill after a cow ate the remnants of a helium balloon that had come down in his land That was only a matter of months after he’d lost a sheep after it suffered a punctured gut – it had swallowed part of the wire frame of a lantern Lanterns have been known to set fire to hay barns too, while the remnants of helium balloons now contribute to a massive pollution problem in rivers, seas…