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- Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:35:00 +0000

THE LOCAL authority, which was forced to drop charges for pupils not entitled to free home to school transport following a legal challenge from a disability rights campaigner, looks set to re-introduce the fares wherever possible.

GALLERY: More of your great photos from around Craven and the Dales

- Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:16:00 +0000

MORE of your wonderful photos taken around the region. We welcome all contributions; send submissions to

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Concerted flooding approach call

- Sun, 23 Feb 2020 07:44:00 +0000

PIECEMEAL measures to manage the North’s greatest rivers need to be replaced by a holistic “source to sea” approach capable of dealing with the accelerating effects of climate change, council leaders have said.

Local resident to talk about her work with international relief agency

- Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:30:00 +0000

ON Friday 6th March, starting at 7pm at the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute, local resident Maggie Tookey will talk about her work as Field Director of the international relief agency Edinburgh Direct Aid (EDA), helping to support refugees around the world.


- Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:19:00 +0000

THE leaders of the Conservative-dominated county council facing “unrelenting” budget pressures due to spiralling social care costs have issued an appeal to Westminster to stop using funding for the key service as “a political football”.

Upping efforts to protect Silsden's countryside

- Sun, 23 Feb 2020 09:01:19 +0000

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to protect Silsden’s countryside are stepping-up their efforts.

GALLERY: More of your great photos from around Craven and the Dales

- Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:50:00 +0000

MORE of your wonderful photos taken around the region. We welcome all contributions; send submissions to


- Sat, 22 Feb 2020 08:09:00 +0000

A LONG-running inquiry has concluded introducing a blanket 20mph speed limit across all settlements in North Yorkshire would be “unrealistic” in terms of cost and enforcement and could also be unnecessary.

CPR plea from a ‘heart hero’

- Sat, 22 Feb 2020 07:47:00 +0000

A STUDENT who saved a man’s life using CPR skills she’d learned as a schoolgirl is urging secondary schools to sign-up for a training initiative.

Ingleton Theatre Group set to stage Camelot

- Sat, 22 Feb 2020 10:23:00 +0000

INGLETON Theatre Group invites people to step into the magical world of Camelot for their 34th production.

GALLERY: More of your great photos from around Craven and the Dales

- Sat, 22 Feb 2020 08:40:00 +0000

MORE of your wonderful photos taken around the region. We welcome all contributions; send submissions to

Outing has history and beauty

- Sat, 22 Feb 2020 08:21:00 +0000

IT is often best to walk one way along a river rather than repeat the return on the opposite bank.

Skipton man, 26, dies after crash in Keighley

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:43:16 +0000

A MAN who has died following a road accident in Keighley yesterday was from Skipton, say police.

Illegal tobacco and alcohol seized from Skipton shop

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:31:09 +0000

FIVE thousand illicit cigarettes and more than 1,000 litres of illicit alcohol have been seized from a shop in Skipton.

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Flooding resilience rejection

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:58:00 +0000

COMMUNITIES left devastated by last July’s unprecedented floods in the Yorkshire Dales have been told they experienced the wrong type of flooding to qualify for funding the government has given to flood-hit villages on the opposite side of Yorkshire.

Council to buy tablets for members

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:40:03 +0000

SKIPTON town councillors have agreed to spend up to £3,000 to buy tablet computers for all members and senior staff.

Developer ‘delighted' to be redeveloping former St Stephen's School in Skipton

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:24:05 +0000

DEVELOPER Skipton Properties says it is ‘delighted’ to be redeveloping the former St Stephen’s Catholic School in Skipton to ten new homes.

Discover the wonders of the night sky with Cosmos Planetarium at Gargrave Village Hall

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:14:00 +0000

THERE will be a great opportunity to discover the wonders of the night sky in Gargrave on Sunday, March 1.

Skipton High School students to pitch 'travel made easier' ideas to councillors

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:45:04 +0000

STUDENTS in Skipton are taking the initiative when it comes to improving the environment and safety around their school.

Knitathon in memory of 19 year old Jenny

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:22:00 +0000

AMANDA Bloom, the owner of a crafts shop in Ingleton is staging a day of knitting and crocheting in memory of her daughter, Jenny, who died from a brain tumour in 2017.

Farmers partner up with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to plant hundreds of new trees

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:01:46 +0000

HUNDREDS of new trees have been planted at a farm in Bell Busk, near Coniston Cold, in a joint project between the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and agricultural business, Carr’s Group and Carrs Billington.

Call to ‘encourage the young’

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:43:04 +0000

Encouraging the younger generation is essential for the industry, stressed retiring chairman Kevin Wilson at the 36th annual meeting of the North of England Mule Sheep Association, at, Greta Bridge.

Armstrong Watson launch cyber security survey

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +0000

WITH information and cyber crime now bigger than all other types of organised crime put together - and businesses of every size falling victim - Armstrong Watson, Skipton accountants, business and financial advisers, have launched their first Cyber Security Survey to help identify the threat.

Dance Monkey takes top slot at Skipton sale

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:40:09 +0000

NIDDERDALE husband and wife, Mark and Fee Ewbank, were awarded the supreme championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Craven Champions highlight for 2019-born store cattle with show potential. (Tues, Feb 18)

Female beef breeding cattle in demand

- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:07:07 +0000

TOTAL clearance of females was achieved at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual early season show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle.

Allegation of attempted child abduction in Skipton is being investigated

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +0000

POLICE have asked people not to speculate on social media after a man was arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction in Skipton earlier this week.

Reopening of Skipton Town Hall put back until the end of the year

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:05:00 +0000

THE planned grand re-opening of Skipton Town Hall this spring has been put back several months until the end of the year.

Step forward for Wyvern Park site

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:05:09 +0000

AN area of land which has outline planning permission for a mixed use development of houses and employment space has been given the go ahead after planning committee members were asked to consider reserved matters.

Three-month delay for Steeton and Silsden station car park

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:50:00 +0000

BUILDING work on the new Steeton and Silsden railway station car park has been hit by yet another delay.

Council starts planting thousands of new trees in Skipton

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:53:04 +0000

THE first of thousands of new native trees including oak and wild cherry have been planted at Skipton’s Aireville Park.

National park chairman speaks up for local representation

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:19:23 +0000

IT WOULD be a ‘disaster’ to reduce local representation on the board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park says the authority’s chairman Carl Lis.

A Craven Diary: Why can't we see the front ends of cattle?

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:35:13 +0000

THE back ends of cows, like this one below, appear to have got plenty of our readers in a bit of a lather recently, with comments on our Facebook page asking for pictures of faces, and not just well groomed bottoms. Every week our farming pages are mainly taken up with reports from auction marts, most usually Skipton Auction Mart, and featuring pictures of prize winning sheep and cattle, with the occasional chicken. The winning beasts are pictured with their best attributes to the fore, so rea

Coogan plays mogul in Greed

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:03:00 +0000

IT is with not insignificant tragedy, and unfortunate timing, that this week brings to cinemas the last screen appearance of late television star Caroline Flack. Hers is but a cameo in Michael Winterbottom’s Greed, and yet will carry more intensity than could ever have been predicted. That the film satirises wealth, fame and fortune is but salt to the wounds.

The Boxing Diaries: How a 50 year old woman became hooked on boxing

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:22:00 +0000

FACED with a slow decline into middle age, laboratory assistant Marion Dunn from near Settle, decided to grab the bull by the horns and get fit.

Group serves the perfect tonic down Memory Lane

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:10:00 +0000

A VITAL resource to provide help and support to the elderly and those with early-stage memory loss is proving popular in Skipton, thanks to a band of volunteers.

Chris is passionate in helping other people

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:10:00 +0000

VOLUNTEERING has become a huge part of Christopher Porter’s life, and despite living with a disability himself, he doesn’t let it get in the way of his passion to help others.

FINANCIAL ADVICE: The importance of protection

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:07:00 +0000

By Helen Tansley, Armstrong Watson, Independent Financial Adviser

HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Love thyself this February

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:44:00 +0000

A regular health and lifestyle column from Corinne Yeadon, of the Being Better private therapy practice based in Newmarket Street, Skipton

Charge points offer taxis free electricity

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:30:00 +0000

ELECTRIC charging points have been installed in Silsden and at Airedale Hospital solely for taxis.

Steeton-based motorbike club revving-up for charity show at Skipton

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:14:21 +0000

A STEETON-based motorbike club is revving-up for another charity show.

Royal Mail delivers a first-class result in BD postcode area

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:58:10 +0000

ROYAL Mail has exceeded regulatory delivery targets for first-class post in the BD postcode area.

Log business told it can extend storage building

- Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:06:03 +0000

AN established forestry business in Gargrave has been told it can go ahead with an extension to a log storage building despite planning committee members’ concerns the landscaping element did not go far enough.

Rapunzel lets down her hair this weekend at Grassington Town Hall

- Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:06:46 +0000

GRASSINGTON Pantoloons kick off their annual panto this weekend at Grassington Town Hall.

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