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Archive - Thursday, 21 August 2014

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  • Ermysted's Grammar School

    MORE than 99 per cent of students at Ermysted's Grammar School achieved at least five GCSEs to A* to C grades. read more

  • Aireville School

    GCSE results for Aireville School read more

  • Skipton Girls' High School Craven Herald: Tracy Briggs congratulates her daughter, Courtney, who got 5 A*s and 5 As

    STUDENTS at Skipton Girls’ High school have achieved outstanding GCSE results. read more

  • Exam codes

    ad art and design; ap accounting; ar art; as applied science; ast astronomy; asc additional science; bi biology; btar BTEC diploma in art; btas BTEC applied science; btbu BTEC in business; btdsp BTEC sport; bteg BTEC first certificate in engineering; btict BTEC ICT; bthhsc BTEC in health and social care; btms BTEC media studies; btsc BTEC in science; btsp BTEC extended certificate in sport; btsu BTEC sports studies; bu business studies; ca catering; cf community studies, cg catering; ch chemistry; chd child development; cl classical civilisation; clg classical Greek; cp computer studies; cs communication studies; cz citizenship; da dance; dn design; dr drama; ds domestic science; dt design technology; du Dutch; ea English language; ec economics; el English literature; elb environmental and land based studies diploma; en English; en (elc) English entry level certificate; EPQ extended project qualification; er engineering; es earth science; fa fine art; fm further maths; fn foot and nutrition; fr French; fs food studies;ft food technology; gk Greek; gl geology; gn German; gp government and politics; gr art: graphics; grp graphic products; gs general science; gt general studies; gy geography; hi history; hl health and social care; hs health science; hsc health and social care; hu humanities; it information technology; la Latin; ma mathematics; ma (elc) maths, entry level certificate; me media; ms media studies; mu music; pd product design; pe physical education; pf performing arts; pg photography; ph physics; pl politics; pm pure mathematics; ps physical science; py psychology; re religious education; rm resistant materials; rs religious studies; sc science; sc ad science additional award; sc(as) additional science; so sociology; sp Spanish; ss social studies; st statistics; su sports studies; tr travel and tourism; ts theatre studies; tx art: textiles; va visual art read more

  • North Yorkshire performs above national average in GCSE results Craven Herald:

    EARLY indications show that North Yorkshire students continue to perform above national averages at GCSE. read more

  • Settle College

    TWINS Aspen and Tala Pattinson achieved 23 A* and A grades between them in a wide range of subjects including art, French, geography, graphics and history. read more

  • Craven College Craven Herald: Craven College students Chiara Mori and Shannon Harker

    CRAVEN College GCSE students have smiles on their faces after getting their results. read more

  • South Craven School Craven Herald: Louise Fairburn shows her pleasure as she gets her GCSE results at South Craven School

    A DETERMINED pupil who managed to sit her GCSE's despite recovering from a major spinal operation was among the students receiving their results at South Craven School. read more

  • Upper Wharfedale School


  • West Craven High Technology College


  • Giggleswick School Craven Herald:

    GIGGLESWICK School is celebrating some excellent GCSE results with 42.4 per cent of entries graded A* and A. read more

  • Barnoldswick Town make miserable FA Cup exit

    Tadcaster Albion 5 Barnoldswick Town 0 read more

  • Hebden's Andy Hodge chases World Championship rowing gold in Amsterdam

    Hebden's Andy Hodge has arrived in Amsterdam ready to compete for Great Britain at the Rowing World Championships from Sunday through to August 31st. read more

  • Fears are growing for the future of Skipton Magistrates' Court Craven Herald:

    FEARS are growing for the future of Skipton Magistrates’ Court, less than four years after it was saved from closure. read more

  • Crosshills pip Cononley for Skipton Bowls League championship

    CROSSHILLS A have won the Walker Foster Division One title after pipping long-time leaders Cononley A in the final round of fixtures. read more

  • Wharfedale give youngsters their chance

    Wharfedale kick off their preparations for the new season with a friendly against Stourbridge at The Avenue. read more

  • Settle's Robbie Davidson hits maiden Ribblesdale League century Craven Herald: Settle skipper Eddy Read

    Settle’s Robbie Davidson scored a remarkable unbeaten century at Whalley on Saturday. read more

  • Boss Stewart Airdrie's injury-time strike seals first win for Barnoldswick Town Craven Herald:

    Barnoldswick Town 3 AFC Blacpool 2 read more

  • Show season is well under way

    CRAVEN is in the midst of its agricultural show season - with two more events due to take place over the next few days. read more

  • Genus sale tops at £2,520 Craven Herald: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          (9390741)

    CHAMPIONSHIP honours at the annual Bentham Genus Dairy Sale was taken by Peter and David Knowles, of Cragg Farm, Kendal. read more

  • Garnett's Year

    THIS magnificent scene shows Broughton Hall couched within a rural landscape as a flock of sheep graze peacefully in the foreground and the late evening hues of a fiery sky provide an intriguing contrast to the bucolic scene. read more

  • Skipton hit by power cut

    QUICK thinking by cafe staff at Skipton Auction Mart's Art in the Pen event kept visitors fed when part of the town was hit by an electricity power cut on Saturday morning. read more

  • One man's campaign to save railway artefacts

    AS part of the ongoing celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the saving of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, The Folly at Settle is displaying an important collection of memorabilia preserved by the late Derek Soames, who died last October. read more

  • Big wall event pulls in crowds at Gargrave Show Craven Herald: Show president Malcolm weaving and his wife Karren. (9377370)

    CROWDs turned out in force for Gargrave Show on Saturday, which remained dry despite threatening clouds and a stiff, almost autumnal breeze. read more

  • Albino swallow spotted in Craven

    A rare albino swallow has been spotted in Craven. This picture was taken by reader Maureen Nicholas in the garden at her Eldroth home on Friday. The internet tells me there's a one-in-18,000 chance of albinism affecting a bird, making this swallow a rare sight indeed. Evidently albinos usually have weak eyesight and brittle wing and tail feathers, which may reduce their ability to fly. They are also often bullied by their own species. read more

  • Driver fined after nearly colliding with police car Craven Herald: webpix Skipton magistrates court law courts

    POLICE nearly collided with a Fiat Abarth being driven in the middle of a road in Wigglesworth, heard Skipton magistrates. read more

  • Coniston Cold YFC show is hailed a success

    NUMBERS and standards were extremely good at Coniston Cold Young Farmers' Club's 68th annual show. read more

  • Tot Lord and Victoria Bone Cave

    AN exciting moment for me was one lunch-time when Freda, my wife, met me at the front door of our home in High Hill Grove, Settle, and - with a quiver of excitement in her voice - remarked: “J B Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes are in the front room.” I chatted with Priestley. His wife excused herself and headed for Victoria Cave. She was keen to see the famous “bone cave” which had been extensively excavated. Its mouth is now a yawning hole. read more

  • New record price as rearing calf ‘kings’ strike again at Skipton

    A MART record price of £700 was established at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer rearing calf show and sale, which produced tremendous trade not seen since spring. read more

  • Learner driver banned after taking car without owner's consent Craven Herald: webpix Skipton magistrates court law courts

    A DESPERATE man took off in his girlfriend's car intending to kill himself, Skipton magistrates were told. read more

  • Different ways communities marked start of Great War

    OVER the weeks leading up to the commemoration of the "war to end all wars" Craven people have been delving into their collective past , exploring how great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers, their extended families and communities coped with the horrors and sadness of the First World War. read more

  • Members agree to clear £500,000 debt to save Silsden Golf Club Craven Herald: Silsden Closure which is in danger of closing. (9420261)

    SILSDEN Golf Club has been saved after members voted unanimously to clear £500,000 of debt by selling all its assets and then leasing back 60 acres of greens from its new owner. read more

  • Freehold of M&S store site in Skipton sold for more than £2m

    THE freehold of Skipton House, which houses Skipton's Marks and Spencer food store, has been sold to a London investment company for more than £2 million. read more

  • Thieves steal exhibition donations Craven Herald:

    THIEVES have stolen donations collected at an exhibition commemorating Skipton's part in the First World War. read more

  • Bad weather blamed for drop in show entries

    RECENT inclement weather and an early season have been blamed for a drop in entries at Grassington and District Horticultural Society on Saturday. read more

  • Car parking charges rejected for now Craven Herald:

    STRONG opposition to proposed car parking charges in Cross Hills and Bentham has led to a stay of execution. read more


    NELSON James On August 13, suddenly after a tragic accident, James aged 32. Loving son of Dale and Jayne, beloved brother and best friend of Sarah, adoring uncle of Amelia and dear grandson of Neville and the late Kathleen. Service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, on Thursday, August 28, at 1.00p.m., followed by private cremation. Optional 'bad shirt or tie' may be worn. Flowers may be sent to Brook Smith's or donations may be given at the service, in memory of James, for Sustrans ( or forwarded to Brook Smith & Son, Bunkers Hill, Skipton. read more


    ROBINSON David William The family of the late David William Robinson wish to express their sincere thanks to all friends and neighbours for their kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement, also for the cards, letters of condolence, floral tributes received and donations to Manorlands Hospice and St Mary’s Church, Embsay. Thanks also to the doctors and staff at Manorlands Hospice for their care and support, to Rev Louise Taylor-Kenyon for a lovely service, to Rev John Peet for his support and to Ian Talbot and staff at Christopher Binns in Ilkley for funeral arrangements. read more

  • Arnold smalley

    SMALLEY Arnold Christine, Gillian and Steven, would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, and friends for their kind messages of sympathy, and cards of condolence, shown to them on their sad loss. Thank you to all who attended the funeral service and for your generosity for the donations, received in memory of Arnold to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A special thanks to all the staff in the A&E and ICU Dept at Airedale Hospital, The Rev Atkinson for his kind words of comfort, and finally to Dave and his staff at the Co-op Funeralcare for his support, help and guidance through this difficult time. read more

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