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Skipton man’s death was ‘accidental’ a jury has said

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:11:05 +0100

A CLASSIC car enthusiast from Skipton who was fatally crushed in a horrifying accident at a Carlisle auto-salvage yard died accidentally, an inquest jury has ruled.

Collection points for waste bins proposed

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:24:19 +0100

AROUND 2,000 householders across Craven are being asked to take their waste bins to collection points to avoid repetitive strain injury amongst bin collectors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Buckden Duck Race hailed a success - despite challenging weather!

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:04:06 +0100

BUCKDEN'S annual duck race took place on Sunday in challenging conditions.

Volunteers sort out overgrown path at Giggleswick

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:14:13 +0100

VOLUNTEERS from the Giggleswick Gardening Group worked on clearing the footpath/cycleway of overhanging and encroaching vegetation from the Memorial Bridge, Queen's Rock, up to Giggleswick.

End in sight for A65 gas main repairs

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:39:09 +0100

ROADWORKS on the A65 at Coniston Cold are due to come to an end towards the end of next week.

Project helps drivers to leave their cars at home

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:03:00 +0100

PEOPLE living on new housing developments in the Skipton area are being offered help to look at alternative ways of making regular journeys, for example to work, school and shops, that could save time and money and improve health.

Painters in bid to be Yorkshire’s top artist

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:52:10 +0100

THREE artists from Craven are hoping for the support of the public to help one of them being in the running to be named ‘Yorkshire Artist of the Year’.

Swarth Moor wetland project given go-ahead

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:15:00 +0100

THE farmers who have grazing rights on Swarth Moor, near Helwith Bridge, were not consulted before Natural England applied to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for permission for a restoration project which which will include the creation of water-filled ditches.

National success for teen writer

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:46:07 +0100

GIGGLESWICK School pupil Jack Harrison has scooped first prize in a national essay writing competition.

Task force is focussed on tackling climate change

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:41:00 +0100

NORTH Yorkshire boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes and beautiful communities in the country and to ensure it stays that way the county council is seeking to formalise its position on climate change.

Basket company to close

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:40:07 +0100

SKIPTON gift shop Choice Baskets is closing down on Sunday, July 28, after 15 years.

Tennis club introduces junior coaching sessions

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:50:05 +0100

CROSS Hills Tennis Club celebrated the success of a new junior tennis coaching programme with awards and a fun day fundraiser for Manorlands and raising over £350.

The Folly seeks trustees and honorary curator

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:27:00 +0100

THE North Craven Building Preservation Trust, which owns The Folly, in Settle, has said it is seeking a trustee to join its board and an honorary curator to support the museum housed in the 17th century, Grade 1 listed building.

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

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:06:00 +0100

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

Lothersdale Young Farmers' show is hailed as success

- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:39:19 +0100

LOTHERSDALE Young Farmers Club has staged its 85th annual show.

Adult Learning and Skills Service praised for its improvement

- Sun, 21 Jul 2019 08:04:00 +0100

AN IMPRESSIVE turnaround of the county's Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) is thanks to an increase in those securing qualifications, says North Yorkshire County Council.

Grant for abuse helpline welcomed

- Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:45:00 +0100

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the award of a £1.2 million grant for domestic abuse charity Refuge to provide a 24/7 free helpline for victims of domestic abuse, saying it will help those in Pendle suffering abusive relationships.

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

- Sun, 21 Jul 2019 08:42:00 +0100

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

Police launch firearms surrender

- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:00:00 +0100

NORTH Yorkshire Police is joining forces across the country in appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns with a two-week surrender of firearms and ammunition.

Major changes in Craven home-to-school transport approved

- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 07:53:00 +0100

HOME to school travel in North Yorkshire is set to undergo a major revamp, after the county council’s executive voted in favour of a raft of changes aimed at cutting a £2.4m overspend from its transport bill

New signs signal support for children’s charity

- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:17:00 +0100

HUNTERS Estate Agents in Skipton, along with branch partners in Ilkley and Otley, are helping raise money for The Principle Trust Children’s Charity through their marketing boards.

Adam becomes climate change teacher

- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:10:00 +0100

AN Upper Wharfedale School teacher is one of only two in the county to successfully complete a selection of six courses accredited by the United Nations on climate change.

First children’s novel for Cowling writer

- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:18:00 +0100

COWLING-based writer Jo Jones has secured a publisher for her first children’s novel. The Wild Boys of Pilanesberg, published in paperback by United PC, tells the story of a rogue herd of young male elephants whose uncontrolled behaviour unsettles the natural balance in one of South Africa’s famous National Parks.

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

- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:23:00 +0100

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

Steeton company is serving-up more cash for charity

- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 16:02:01 +0100

HOME-shopping giant Damart – whose warehousing facility is at Steeton – is serving-up an initiative to celebrate a fundraising milestone.

Approval for 35 homes in Eastburn - despite protests

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:24:04 +0100

PLANS to build 35 homes on a field in Eastburn have been approved, despite the objection of the village's MP.

Call for shops to 'close their doors' and stop wasting energy

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:54:02 +0100

A SKIPTON woman is calling on shops to stop heating the pavements purely to get people to walk into their premises.

Businesses thrilled to win awards

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:54:08 +0100

THREE Craven businesses made it to the finals of the National Family Business Awards, in Wembley, with two coming home with silver and bronze medals.

End of an era for the Airedale standard

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0100

A SPECIAL ceremony has witnessed the laying down of the Airedale standard after nearly 50 years in existence.

Skipton maintains its Fair Trade status

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:55:02 +0100

SKIPTON Town Council has reaffirmed its resolution to support and continue work towards maintaining the town as a Fair Trade Town.

Standing ovation at Ermysted’s speech day

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:40:00 +0100

SKIPTON man Ken Oxley received a standing ovation at the Ermysted’s annual Speech Day ceremony, in recognition of his contribution to the school over the last seven decades.

County is declared ‘safest area in England’

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:09:10 +0100

NORTH Yorkshire is safest place in England with an extremely low crime rate, new government figures reveal.

Record numbers take part in Craven Lawn Tennis Club's Presidents Day

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:29:02 +0100

GARGRAVE-based Craven Lawn Tennis Club is celebrating its140th anniversary this year and it was fitting that there was a record entry for its annual President’s Day event recently.

Alexander's welcomes new head chef

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:58:08 +0100

AWARD-winning chef Paul Cunliffe has joined Alexander’s Bar and Restaurant, in Skipton, as its executive head chef.

Skipton student proves he is cyber savvy

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0100

AN Ermysted’s Grammar School student has proved his cyber savviness by taking top spot in a live final of the Yorkshire and Humber Matrix Challenge.

Rotary welcomes its new president

- Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:59:23 +0100

SKIPTON Craven Rotary has welcomed its new president, Peter Ripley, who takes the helm from outgoing leader John Exley.

'Very intoxicated' driver arrested after Skipton crash

- Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:50:27 +0100

A DRIVER escaped serious injury following a crash on Skipton's western bypass last night when a wooden post pierced the front of the vehicle and came through the dashboard and into the front seats area.

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Commissioner outlines measures to tackle bullying

- Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:48:03 +0100

THE county's police and fire commissioner has outlined her determination to implement measures to prevent bullying in her office following criticism that she failed to act upon a series of recommendations to address the issue.

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