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Man arrested and banned from region after police pursue quad bike suspects

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:31:10 +0100

A MAN has been arrested after suspected quad bike thieves were pursued by police in a high-speed chase in the Yorkshire Dales and Wharfedale.

Brothers cheated 86 year old woman of £250

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:40:00 +0100

TWO brothers cheated an 86-year-old West Craven woman out of more than £250 after turning up out of the blue to power-wash her drive, a court heard.

PHOTO GALLERY: Flooding hits the Dales

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:21:59 +0100

THE region has been hit by heavy rain over the last few days, causing flooding and waterlogged fields.

Funeral date set for Keighley Cougars legend Phil Stephenson

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:42:03 +0100

A FINAL farewell will be said to a Keighley Cougars rugby league legend on the pitch he graced for 15 years.

Tributes paid after death of Earby strongman, Lee Bowers

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:24:10 +0100

A FORMER strongman who competed against the world’s best lifters has died at the age of 52.

Project helps nip crayfish extinction firmly in the bud

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:30:00 +0100

WANT to learn more about our native white-clawed crayfish?

Operation Christmas

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:18:19 +0100

PARENTS of Gargrave toddlers from the village’s Caterpillar Club, are busy collecting toys and sweets as gifts to send to some of the poorest children in the world.

Time Please! A fascinating new book on the lost pubs of the Yorkshire Dales

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:10:00 +0100

“IT is not just birds, bees and butterflies that have seen a dramatic fall in their numbers in recent decades: there has been an equal catastrophic decline in the number of pubs across the country, in rural areas as well as urban”.

A Craven curiosity - from over the Lancashire border

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:40:37 +0100

LAST week’s Craven curiosity was of a metal plaque mounted on a metal post in a strip of woodland close to a road in West Marton, marking the spot where trees were re-planted in 1908, when the estate was owned by the Roundell family. Now owned by the Nelson family, the estate continues to carry out tree re- planting.

Rare visit of the chough to Settle area thrills birders

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:50:00 +0100

THE Wildlife Conservation Team at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority often receive a number of interesting reports of both common and, occasionally, more interesting wildlife sightings each year.

Children facing long wheelchair wait

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:49:21 +0100

DISABLED children in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being forced to wait more than four months for a wheelchair from the NHS, figures reveal.

Tributes to genuine former councillor

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:32:19 +0100

WARM tributes have been paid to former ‘genuine’ and ‘kind-hearted’ Craven Councillor Pat Fairbank, who died last week at the Currergate Nursing Home, Steeton, at the age of 83.

Do you know someone who does something brilliant in health and well-being?

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:06:18 +0100

NOW is the time to nominate an unsung hero who helps improve the health and wellbeing of others for a Craven Community Champion Award.

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

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:50:00 +0100

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

Ryder Herdwick dispersal highlight

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:29:05 +0100

Ryder Herdwick dispersal a highlight of CCM Skipton Saturday sale

Limousins take centre stage at Skipton Auction Mart showcase

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:10:26 +0100

CATTLE took centre stage at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Autumn pedigree event, with another bumper bovine turnout.

Huck strikes twice at CCM sales

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:41:58 +0100

LOCAL breeder Kevin Huck, of Knowle Bank Farm, Bordley, put in two outstanding performances at Skipton Auction Mart in the Swaledale rams and gimmer lambs highlights.

Check out great local industrial heritage at special event this weekend

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:30:00 +0100

THIS Sunday, October 20, brings almost the last chance this year to see the two unique steam engines running at Bancroft Mill, Barnoldswick.

Yummy time as Sutton children tuck into Science Week

- Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:38:54 +0100

FOOD glorious food was the cry at Sutton Community Primary School as pupils celebrated National Science Week.

Event to focus on the land

- Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:29:00 +0100

A MEETING will show how community groups have been investigating the area’s changing uplands alongside professionals armed with the latest technology.

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

- Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:42:00 +0100

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

National Park officials raise fears for the future of farming in the Dales

- Sat, 12 Oct 2019 07:47:00 +0100

By Pip Pointon

Choral society prepares for winter concert

- Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:32:00 +0100

SKIPTON Choral Society will present its winter concert at Christ Church, Skipton, on Sunday, November 24.

Queen’s Award for ‘exemplary’ village store

- Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:16:00 +0100

A VILLAGE store in the Dales which was saved by the community from closure has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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

- Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:13:00 +0100

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

Kex Gill road alignment plans due to be lodged this month

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:38:06 +0100

THE planned new £40 million road to bypass the unstable section of the A59 at Kex Gill between Skipton and Harrogate will include an improved junction close to Fewston Reservoir.

Backing for major South Pennines Park project

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 08:00:00 +0100

PLANS to create a South Pennines Park – which would encompass Skipton, Keighley, the Worth Valley and South Craven – have won widespread backing.

Settle driver sparks police flood risk warning

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:27:02 +0100

POLICE have warned drivers not to risk driving through flood water after two motorists became stuck today.

Appeal for information after buzzard found shot

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:58:45 +0100

POLICE are appealing for information after a dead buzzard was found by a member of the public on a footpath close to Hagg Lane near Sherburn in Elmet.

Council calls in barrister to look at work on Hellifield flashes

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 08:30:00 +0100

CRAVEN District Council is appointing a barrister to look at planning conditions and ongoing work at a wetland site off the A65 to the west of Hellifield.

Six-year-old Summer organises Halloween party fun

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:14:29 +0100

A KIND and thoughtful six-year-old from Carleton is organising a Halloween party in her village with fun, games and activities to help disadvantaged children living in Africa.

Memories of Indian childhood

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:40:00 +0100

GIGGLESWICK’S Sita Brand has been making stories happen in Settle and beyond for almost 10 years through her work with arts charity Settle Stories, and this month she is treading the boards once again and sharing her own personal story.

Library’s proud Carnegie heritage

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:40:00 +0100

SKIPTON’S Carnegie-funded public library is being celebrated by the chairman of North Yorkshire County Council.

Silsden firework and fun night

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:50:00 +0100

A SILSDEN community centre will host its second annual Firework and Family Fun Night on Sunday November 3.

Silver jubilee for Cobbydale Singers

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:32:00 +0100

THE COBBYDALE Singers are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a charity concert at Silsden Methodist Church.

Expanding Silsden firm to open new £1.8m base at Cross Hills

- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:34:25 +0100

AN expanding commercial interiors firm is building a new £1.8 million base.

Revolution in diabetes treatment

- Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:10:00 +0100

A TRAILBLAZING scheme to reverse type 2 diabetes is being extended across Craven and Keighley following “astonishing” results among test patients.

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