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Ilkley Gazette

The Ilkley Gazette is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the Wharfedale town of Ilkley in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, and in surrounding towns and villages such as Otley, Guiseley, Yeadon and Skipton.

It’s published by Wharfedale Newspapers, a branch of Newsquest (Bradford) Ltd, who publish the Bradford-based evening tabloid the Telegraph & Argus. The editorial offices are in Ilkley.

It was founded in 1864 as The Ilkley Gazette and Wharfedale Advertiser and kept that name until 1920, when it merged with The Ilkley Free Press and Addingham Courier (founded at the beginning of 1872 as The Ilkley Free Press, Addingham, Purley, Otley, Guiseley and Yeadon Courier). After three years as The Ilkley Free Press & Gazette, it became the Ilkley Gazette (incorporating the Ilkley Free Press) in 1923.

It was a broadsheet until February 2011, when it dropped the reference to the Free Press altogether, switched to tabloid format and merged with the Wharfedale & Airedale Observer to form the Ilkley, Wharfedale & Aireborough Gazette & Observer. However, within three months it had reverted to its former name.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Ilkley Gazette
    8 Wells Road
    LS29 9JD
  • Tel:
  • 01943 607022
  • Fax:
  • 01943 816224