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Steeton Man Tyler Lyness Will Learn His Fate On The 14th April

A Steeton man who’s admitted sex offences involving a 4 year old boy has resigned himself to a lengthy jail term when he’s sentenced next month 30 year old Tyler Lyness will learn his fate on the 14th of April when he’s due to appear at Bradford Crown Court for sentencing Lyness, of Williams Road, admitted seven offences involving the rape and sexual abuse of the child and making indecent photos of him While the guilty plea will certainly be taken into consideration a considerable custodial sentence is inevitable, given the gravity of the offences Lyness is currently being held in prison pending sentencing

Girder Fork & Classic Motorcycle Club Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary

A massively popular local bike club celebrates its 20th anniversary this year – and they’re holding their annual general meeting very soon In 1996 Alan Brayshay realised his ambition to start a local vintage and classic motorcycle club, and was encouraged by his close friend Alec Feather and many other keen motorcycle stalwarts. Although both Alan and Alec have since died, the Girder Fork & Classic Motorcycle Club is thriving with over 100 members. They meet for Club Night on the first Tuesday each month at Steeton Hall Hotel in the village of Steeton. The first meeting of this year’s season is on Tuesday 2 February which is the AGM and subs renewal or a chance to join. Anyone with…

Cargill Limited Have Been Fined £600,000 For Negligence Following The Death Of Steeton Truck Driver Malcolm Harrison

Local residents who knew an Aire Valley truck driver who died as the result of the negligence of a massive feed company have welcomed the rejection of a sentencing appeal Steeton truck driver Malcolm Harrison died at Liverpool docks after tones of animal feed buried him while his truck was being loaded Cargill Limited was fined £600,000 for negligence following the accident, but took the case to the Appeal Court, claiming the level of fine was disproportionate Appeal court judges have now thrown out the appeal, backing the original trial judge’s decision as completely appropriate, given the circumstances Cargill Limited is one of Canada’s largest international agricultural companies, employing approximately 6,000 across the country, with annual sales of $3.5 billion…

Keighley Man Expresses His Disgust At The Lack Of Safe Crossing On The Aire Valley Trunk Road

A Keighley man has expressed his disgust and frustration at the lack of a safe crossing of the Aire Valley Trunk Road between Silsden & Steeton Responding to a Keighley News article about a ministerial visit to the proposed site for a pedestrian bridge, Bernard Sunderland says the lack of a bridge is a disgrace In his letter he cites a police decision not to escort children across the road, such was the danger posed by the fast-moving traffic Mr Sunderland says the dual carriageway should have had a bridge at the time of construction, but at the time it was considered unaffordable Local MP Kris Hopkins launched a petition in favour of a bridge, and as reported on Drystone…

Petition Launched For Dual Carriageway Footbridge

A campaign that’s been running for almost as long as the Aire Valley Trunk Road has been in existence now has the full official backing of the local MP Campaigners have been appealing for a safe way to cross the road between the communities of Steeton and Silsden for years, mostly falling on deaf ears Now Keighley and Ilkley MP Kris Hopkins has launched a petition, appealing for a footbridge to be built across the busy dual carriageway Hopkins says he’s been on the case for over a year, and is now asking local residents in favour of the crossing to go onto his website to make their views known and sign the petition Go to www.krishopkins.co.uk to add your…