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Clapham Art Group prepares for 68th annual exhibition

- Sat, 18 May 2019 16:15:00 +0100

THERE will be plenty of art on show in a variety of different media at the 68th annual art exhibition of Clapham Art Group later this month.

Skipton artist's 'invertebrate project' at Mill Bridge Gallery

- Sat, 18 May 2019 13:35:00 +0100

SKIPTON Mill Bridge Gallery’s next exhibition will show various invertebrates through the mediums of illustration, photography and mixed media sculpture.

'Thoroughly nice chap' Craven District Council officer Chris bids farewell to authority after 37 years service

- Sat, 18 May 2019 13:21:00 +0100

HEARTFELT tributes have been made to a senior officer of Craven District Council who has retired after 37 years with the authority.

WALK: You'll really fall for this outing

- Sat, 18 May 2019 08:34:00 +0100

Jonathan Smith runs Where2walk, a walking company in the Yorkshire Dales. Jonathan has written his own book, the Dales 30 which details the highest mountains in the Dales. He also runs one-day navigation courses for beginners and intermediates. Join his Learn a Skill, Climb a Hill weekends in the Dales. To find out more details on any of the above visit his website,

Nostalgia: Skipton town centre foods in 1979

- Sat, 18 May 2019 03:29:00 +0100

MESSING about on boats is usually fun - but not for these Skipton townsfolk trying to get around in the horrendous floods which hit the town in 1979. In this picture, another supplied by Skipton’s ‘Mr Sport’ Roger Ingham, Skipton rugby player Mick Jaunzem is helping to ferry young and old to drier ground at the junction of Newmarket Street and Shortbank Road. Roger recalls that Mick was one of several people who worked tirelessly to rescue elderly folk.

Farming: Oddacres Oswald sets new centre record price of 10,000gns at Skipton pedigree Limousin highlight

- Sat, 18 May 2019 02:28:00 +0100

A NEW centre breed record selling price of 10,000gns (£10,500) was established at Skipton Auction Mart’s premier Limousin cattle highlight, the annual Spring show and sale of pedigree bulls and females.

Fell rescue volunteers leap into action on Kilnsey Crag to save Swift the farm dog

- Fri, 17 May 2019 09:43:04 +0100

FELL rescue volunteers successfully rescued a farm dog yesterday (Thursday) after it got stuck on Kilnsey Crag after trying to take a short cut home.

Councillor Peter Madeley is new Skipton Mayor

- Fri, 17 May 2019 11:30:06 +0100

SKIPTON'S new Mayor has pledged to head a council based on sound, green principles.

'You're My World' - a celebration of sixties Britpop coming to Settle Victoria Hall

- Fri, 17 May 2019 15:34:00 +0100

YOU’RE My World - a celebration of Cilla Black and The Beatles - is coming to Settle Victoria Hall next month.

Farming: Silsden's Georgina Fort takes on ‘Young Farmers’ role

- Fri, 17 May 2019 13:07:02 +0100

NEW chairman of the Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs is Silsden dairy farmer Georgina Fort.

Tribute paid to popular former teacher

- Fri, 17 May 2019 17:08:05 +0100

GLOWING tribute has been paid to a popular former teacher who spent four decades at South Craven School in Cross Hills.

Silsden artist’s picture on show for first time

- Fri, 17 May 2019 15:58:37 +0100

A LITTLE-known painting by the distinguished artist Hildred Harpin has been loaned to Silsden Campaign for the Countryside for its next fundraising event.

Do you want to work for good of Eastburn and Steeton?

- Fri, 17 May 2019 14:20:00 +0100

STEETON and Eastburn residents are being invited to join the villages’ joint parish council.

Cross Hills club celebrates 100th birthday

- Fri, 17 May 2019 14:09:04 +0100

CROSSHILLS Social Club celebrated its 100th anniversary this month with a night of entertainment from the group Cooler King and singer Simon Whiteley.

Bolton Abbey wedding venue wins prestigious architecture award

- Fri, 17 May 2019 11:05:40 +0100

A WEDDING venue in the Bolton Abbey Estate has scooped a prestigious architecture award.

Expenses scandal Skipton councillor Robert Heseltine set to be next chairman of North Yorkshire County Council

- Thu, 16 May 2019 12:33:05 +0100

A SKIPTON councillor who was once told by a judge he was unworthy of holding public office after cheating on his expenses looks set to achieve a remarkable reversal of fortunes by being handed the most elevated role on North Yorkshire County Council.

Skipton solicitor 'struck off' after tribunal hearing

- Thu, 16 May 2019 11:12:02 +0100

A SKIPTON solicitor has branded being 'struck off' the Roll of Solicitors following a disciplinary tribunal as 'absurdly harsh'.

Chronic overcrowding 'blighting rail travel' between Skipton and Leeds and Bradford

- Thu, 16 May 2019 07:47:00 +0100

CHRONIC overcrowding is blighting rail services between Skipton and Leeds and Bradford, it has been claimed.

Craven artists to throw open their doors during North Yorkshire Open Studios weekends in June

- Thu, 16 May 2019 17:35:09 +0100

ARTISTS across Craven will be inviting visitors to take a peek into their studios over the first two weekends in June.

71 year old Robert completes 174 mile Hadrian's Cycleway for Bloodwise charity

- Thu, 16 May 2019 17:07:18 +0100

A 71 YEAR old survivor of cancer from Cracoe who also has a ‘managed’ heart condition has successfully completed the 174 mile coast to coast Hadrian’s Cycleway.

Wild garlic in Skipton Castle Woods inspires restaurant to forage

- Thu, 16 May 2019 11:21:24 +0100

A SKIPTON restaurant is embracing foraging and is celebrating spring with flavours inspired by the wild garlic of the town’s ancient woodland.

Fell rescue members gear up for annual Wharfedale 3 Peaks Challenge fundraiser

- Thu, 16 May 2019 11:06:00 +0100

MOUNTAIN biker Thomas Stephen is just one of the hundreds of people with reason to be very grateful to the Grassington based Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

A Craven Diary: London Marathon runner Matthew raises more than £4,000 for premature baby charity Bliss

- Thu, 16 May 2019 09:43:00 +0100

THERE will be plenty to see at Harewood House over the late May bank holiday weekend with the Great British Food Festival.

Enjoy a breakfast or brunch at Bradley this weekend in aid of Christian Aid

- Thu, 16 May 2019 09:34:36 +0100

BRADLEY Methodist Church is hosting a Big Breakfast/ Brunch in the schoolroom this Saturday, May 18, with the proceeds going to Christian Aid.

Film review: Keanu Reeves returns in John Wick 3 in a thrillingly hard-knuckled ride

- Thu, 16 May 2019 09:01:00 +0100

DEREK Kolstad’s John Wick franchise continues on fine form this week, with reviews as consistently rave as they ever have been. Now three-film’s in, the series has morphed from American revenge thriller to international survival epic. Keanu Reeves - as, briefly retired, hitman John Wick - remains a rare constant, with Ian McShane the only co-star to have joined him all the way.

Letter: Pet rabbits need space to roam

- Thu, 16 May 2019 08:51:00 +0100

SIR - I heartily endorse the comments on rabbit keeping by Jennifer White (Craven Herald letters, May 2). People associate rabbits with hutches, but this is an alien concept to them, whether pets or not. In wild situations they are highly active creatures, covering great distances day and night, playing, courting and racing each other (while watching out for the stoat, fox and humans). I've spent many hours watching trusting wild ones, and kept a few pet ones as house/garden rabbits.

Letter: Skipton Bus Station is an embarrassing disgrace

- Thu, 16 May 2019 08:51:00 +0100

SIR - As a Skiptonian for 31 years who regularly uses public transport, I have become increasingly ashamed of our bus station - a plastic wind tunnel of smashed doors, chewing gum filled floors and the most uncomfortable seating imaginable.

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- Thu, 16 May 2019 08:47:00 +0100

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Letter: Thanks to supporters in Skipton North ward

- Thu, 16 May 2019 08:39:00 +0100

SIR - I would be grateful if I might use your paper to thank all those who supported me in the recent town council election for the north ward of Skipton.

Kilnsey Trekking Centre celebrates 40 years in the saddle

- Thu, 16 May 2019 08:30:00 +0100

FORTY years ago this month Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre harnessed up and opened its gates to help the public enjoy a day in the saddle in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Yorkshire Bank announces it is closing its Skipton branch

- Thu, 16 May 2019 08:30:00 +0100

SKIPTON’s Chamber of Trade & Commerce has expressed its disappointment following news the town’s Yorkshire Bank branch is closing towards the end of summer.

Letter: Volunteers needed for cycling UCI Road World Championships

- Thu, 16 May 2019 08:09:00 +0100

SIR - Following the Tour de Yorkshire you’d be forgiven for thinking Yorkshire’s affair with cycling was over for another year. Yet in 2019, we also have the UCI Road World Championships coming to the UK this September - for the first time in over 30 years - and glorious Yorkshire will provide the backdrop.

Letter: Poor show at VE Day in Skipton

- Thu, 16 May 2019 07:40:00 +0100

SIR - On Wednesday, May 9 I attended the cenotaph in Skipton to commemorate Victory in Europe (VE) Day. To say that I was disappointed is putting it mildly. As a navy veteran and member of the local Royal Naval Association (RNA) I was saddened at the extremely low number of people present. A chaplain, displaying his medals, was present along with approximately five veterans and partners and a fellow RNA member carrying the standard. A member of the Duke of Wellington’s Association and a gent

Letter: Town councillor's plea to Yorkshire Bank

- Thu, 16 May 2019 07:36:00 +0100

SIR - I received notification from the bank last week as councillor of the imminent closure of the Yorkshire Bank in Skipton.

West Yorkshire Police force rated 'outstanding' in crime data inspection

- Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 +0100

WEST Yorkshire Police’s crime recording arrangements have been graded “outstanding” at the force's first inspection by the Inspectorate.

Free wellbeing event in Embsay this weekend

- Thu, 16 May 2019 10:53:03 +0100

A FREE open day in Embsay for people interested in a healthier lifestyle is due to take place on Saturday (May 18).

Police raid suspected cannabis factory on farm premises

- Wed, 15 May 2019 11:37:04 +0100

POLICE uncovered a cannabis factory when they raided a farm yesterday morning.

Skipton Hinterlands Film Festival tribute to screen legend Doris Day

- Wed, 15 May 2019 10:30:07 +0100

FANS of screen legend Doris Day, who died earlier this week aged 97, will be able to see her on the big screen and sing-a-long in Skipton this weekend for a showing of one of her biggest hits, Calamity Jane.

Latest planning applications received by the district council

- Wed, 15 May 2019 10:36:04 +0100

LATEST planning applications lodged with Craven District Council include:

Gargrave on tennis map as it plays host to national charity event to raise awareness of mental health

- Wed, 15 May 2019 10:00:07 +0100

GARGRAVE will play host to a national tennis charity event next month - and everyone is invited to come along.

Malham gears up for its annual safari

- Wed, 15 May 2019 08:30:00 +0100

MALHAM Safari 2019 is coming soon and preparations are well under way for this year’s event, which has the theme “Mythical Beasts & Fantastical Creatures”. Some new animals have been created, and old favourites have been spruced up, ready for the event that will take place from Saturday, May 25 to Wednesday, May 29.

Craven Curiosities

- Wed, 15 May 2019 02:02:00 +0100

ONCE again it was regular contributor Cath Cooney who came straight to the point with last week’s Craven Curiosity.

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