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  • Youngsters defy the snow in Cross Country championships

    A keen overnight frost and a snow flurry failed to soften the spirits of more than 200 hardy youths who had gathered in Skipton’s Aireville Park on Saturday morning for the annual Harrogate-Craven Schools Cross-Country Championships The event is one of the highlights for on the local secondary schools and colleges sporting calendar and also represents the first qualifying stage of the English Schools Championships. read more

  • Earby man guilty of murdering baby Craven Herald: Charlie Hunt

    A man has been found guilty this afternoon of the murder of a 15-month-old baby. read more

  • Young inventor scoops top enterprise accolade Craven Herald: Emily Cummins

    A young Cross Hills woman has scooped a top honour for her invention of a sustainable refrigerator. read more

  • Councillors ‘owe us apology over allotments sale’

    Skipton councillors should apologise over the sale of former allotment land, it has been claimed. read more

  • Warning as cats are poisoned

    Pet owners in Gargrave are being warned to be on their guard after two cats died from poisoning in the village. read more

  • Roadside grit ‘ineffective’ claim

    Pendle councillor David Whipp has slammed Lancashire County Council for providing what he claims is “fake” salt in roadside grit bins. read more

  • More Craven waste is recycled Craven Herald: More Craven waste is recycled

    Craven has recycled 375 double-decker-buses-worth of waste in the last three months. read more

  • Awards celebration for Craven College

    Students at Craven College celebrated their achievements in further education and degree level at a ceremony at the Rendezvous Hotel. read more

  • Joy as appeal to help Evan walk doubles its target

    A Silsden boy is off to the United States for a life-changing operation next month – thanks to a massive fundraising effort. read more

  • Worth the trip

    Bingley Arts Centre: Bingley Little Theatre in It Runs in the Family (Monday-December 11). Phone 01274 432000. read more

  • What's on in Craven

    SKIPTON: Dean Taylor Productions is to stage Sheridan’s The Rivals in Skipton Castle. The production features 11 professional actors and musicians in period 18th century dress and will be performed tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm and 7pm and on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets cost £20 for adults, £15 for concessions and £10 for children up to 17. To book, telephone 01772 466256 or email read more

  • Cowling face champions on opening day of 2011 season

    Cowling will be at home to Division One champions Crossflatts on the opening day of the 2011 Mewies Solicitors Craven League season on April 16. read more

  • Grounds for delight as Barnoldswick win national award Craven Herald: Victory Park

    Barnoldswick Town is celebrating after winning a national award which recognises the incredible progress the club has made. read more

  • Greens match at London Scottish in doubt

    Wharfedale look like being frozen out for the second successive weekend. read more

  • Karate students make the grade Craven Herald: Karate students make the grade

    Five members of the Skipton Karate Centre on Broughton Road were successful in their black belt gradings at Harrogate. read more

  • Bryan Kavanagh

    KAVANAGH Bryan Leslie The family of the late Bryan would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and expressions of sympathy on their recent sad loss. Thank you to all who attended the funeral and to Rev. Neil Kendra for his kind ministrations. Thanks to you all for the generous donations to Help for Heroes and to Duncan for his efficient funeral arrangements. read more

  • Stephen Alphonsus Kelly

    KELLY Stephen Alphonsus (Steve) Dorothy and all the family would like to thank everyone who came to Stephen's funeral and for the wonderful support from all relatives, friends and neighbours both here and in Ireland, thank you also for the many Mass and sympathy cards and the generous donations received. Special thanks go to Dr Pring at Dyneley House, Dr Tuggy at Airedale Hospital and staff at St James, Leeds, also to Julie and the team of district nurses and also the staff at Manorlands. Further thanks go to Father Peter Dawber for his kind words of comfort and support, to Malcolm for the music, Phillipes for the catering and also the Working Mens Club. Finally to Philip and all at Howcrofts' for the funeral arrangements. read more

  • annie whitton

    WHITTON Annie Christine would like to thank everyone for the cards and kind expressions of sympathy received following the sad loss of her mother Annie, thank you to all who attended her funeral service and made donations in her memory. Special thanks to Revd. Rob Harris for his lovely service and kind words, donations for Yorkshire Cancer Research are still being received c/o Howcrofts’ Funeral Services, Duckett St, Skipton, BD23 2EJ. read more

  • Clive Ronald JONES

    JONES Clive Ronald The family of the late Clive Ronald Jones wish to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and donations received for Alzheimer's Disease. Special thanks to the Crossroads Carers for all their help and support, to George Bernard for his words of comfort and to Briggs and Duxbury for their caring and professional arrangements. Donations to Alzheimer's Disease can be made c/o Briggs and Duxbury Funeral Directors, Butts, Barnoldswick, Tel: 01282 812384. read more

  • Jean Shirley HUDSON

    HUDSON Jean Shirley Loving husband Ron and family would like to thank all relatives and friends for the many cards, expressions of sympathy and heartfelt tributes which have been an immense source of support and comfort. A special thanks to Dr Bitra and to all the nursing staff at Castleberg Hospital for their loving care and attention. Thanks also to the Rev. Stephen Normanton for his kind ministrations, to John Lewis for playing the organ, Roger Callan ( brother) and Sandra Fox (Settle W.I) for their loving tributes and to everyone who came together and shared in the thanksgiving service at St John's. Finally our thanks to Duncan Robinson for their sensitive funeral arrangements and to Jennifer Garth and colleagues for the catering. read more


    CUTHBERTSON John Joan and the family of the late John wish to thank most sincerely all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and sympathy letters and cards of condolence and the donations to charity, received in their sad bereavement. Special thanks to the local doctors and nurses, the Rev. Adrian Botwright for taking the service, The White Rose Club for the refreshments and Brook Smith & Son for their care and attention with the funeral arrangements. read more

  • bryan davy

    DAVY Brian The family of the late Brian Davy would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy, cards and messages of condolence received during their sad bereavement, also for their attendance at the funeral service and generous donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Special thanks to the Health Centre staff at Cross Hills and for the kind administration of the Rev. Michael Cowgill. read more

  • Jack Addison

    ADDISON Jack Sylvia and family would like to sincerely thank all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and donations made in memory of Jack at this sad time. Special thanks to the Rev. Jacky Hale for her kind words and prayers of comfort, to the district nurses and doctors at Silsden Health Centre, to Andrea at Thomas Clarkson Funeral Directors for the funeral arrangements and finally to all who attended the service. read more

  • Jack George LOVELL

    LOVELL (Moorhouse) John, Julia and Luke are pleased to announce the birth of Jack George on November 17 2010 Thanks to all the staff at Airedale General Hospital read more


    Joe GREENHALGH There is an absence, That cannot be filled, An ache in our hearts, That cannot be stilled, For a father much missed And a friend most dear. Wendy and Brian Hasta Siempre read more

  • John KENT

    John KENT Died December 4, 2009 Not a day passes without thinking about you. From your loving wife and family xxx read more

  • Bernard ATKINSON

    Bernard ATKINSON December 4, 2008 also remembering Pamela Lillian, December 17, 2009. Our thoughts are with you, Mum and Dad Though you have passed away And those who loved you dearly, Are thinking of you today. Love Michael, Maureen, John, Christine and Bernadette, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren and great grandchildren read more

  • Elsie Bell VARLEY

    Elsie Bell VARLEY (nee Schofield) Born December 5, 1910, Died January 7, 1931 All my life I've missed you, As the years come and go, But in my heart you will live forever, Because I love you so. Your loving son Jack and Family xxx read more

  • Douglas CARR

    Douglas CARR December 3, 2010 Happy 80th birthday Still young at heart. All our love, Barbara, Paul, Denise, Jillian, Ian, Ruby and Bradley xxxx read more

  • Darren and Stephanie WELCH- ROBINSON

    WELCH-ROBINSON Darren and Stephanie Congratulations on your engagement. Love and best wishes from both families xxx read more

  • Barbara Jean WRATHALL

    WRATHALL Barbara Jean Derek and the family of the late Barbara would most sincerely like to thank all the relatives, friends, neighbours and others for their many cards, letters and messages of sympathy and support and for the generous donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Also to thank all those who attended the thanksgiving and cremation services in such numbers. Special thanks to Doctor Woodhouse, the district nurses team, the Macmillan Nurse and the carers who did so much to keep Barbara free of pain and gave support to the family. Thanks also to the Revd. Richard Atkinson for the services and advice in their preparation. Finally many thanks to Howcroft`s funeral services and particularly to Nigel Lambert for his advice and sensitive assistance. Donations may still be given to the above charity c/o Howcroft`s Funeral Services, Duckett St, Skipton, BD23 2EJ. read more

  • Jennie LUND

    LUND Jennie Wendy, Alan, Pam, Raymond and all the family would like to thank everyone for their flowers and cards received at this very sad time. Thank you to all who attended the funeral service and gave donations to Anley Hall. Thanks to all the staff at Anley Hall for looking after mum, thanks also to Dr Neil Kendra for a lovely service and all his help and to Philip Cox of Duncan Robinson Funeral Services for his help. read more


    McLINTOCK-LEIGHTON Joan formerly Jenkinson Of Spalding and formerly of Kettlewell, passed away peacefully, after an illness bravely borne, in the Tulip Suite, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Monday, November 22, 2010. A dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, December 1. Donations if desired, for The Tulip Suite may be sent to Mark Forth Independent Funeral Services, 10 New Road, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1DQ. 01775 720800. read more

  • Gordon B SMITH

    SMITH Gordon B. Died peacefully, at Craven Nursing Home on Thursday, November 25, aged 86 years. Beloved husband of Vera, father of Hazel and Philip, grandfather and great grandfather. The funeral will take place at Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland on Thursday, December 2, at 11.30a.m. Family flowers only please. read more

  • Malcolm Vernon HARLOWE

    HARLOWE Malcolm Vernon Peacefully, on November 24, at Airedale General Hospital. Malcolm, aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Margaret, loving dad of David and Paul, dear father in law of Marilyn and Tish, much loved grandad of Sharon, Gary, Rachael and Victoria and great grandad of Callum, Emily, Aedan, Shay, Dylan and Lucas. The funeral service will take place on Friday, December 3, 11.40a.m., at Waltonwrays Crematorium. Family flowers only please but if desired donations in lieu to the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit (AGH) will be received at the service or c/o Howcroft`s funeral services, Duckett St, Skipton, BD23 2EJ. read more

  • Frances GREENHALGH

    GREENHALGH Frances On November 26, peacefully, at Beanlands Nursing Home, Fran, aged 82 years, of Long Ashes Park, Threshfield. Beloved wife of the late Joe, dearly loved mum of Wendy and mother in law of Brian. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Requiem Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Silsden on Monday, December 6, at 10.30a.m., prior to cremation at Skipton Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Fran would be appreciated for the Alzheimer's Society (Craven Branch) either at the service or c/o Howcrofts' Funeral Services, Duckett Street, Skipton, BD23 2EJ. read more

  • James Edward MELL

    MELL James Edward (Ted) On November 25, peacefully, at Airedale General Hospital, Ted, aged 84 years of Skipton, formerly of Bradford. Much loved husband of Marie, father of Corinne and Rod, father in law of William and Dawn, grandad of Ben, Alex and Josh and 'Grandad- Great' of Beth, Sam and Isaac. A funeral service will take place at The Kingdom Hall, Skipton on Friday, December 3 at 12 noon, following interment at Thornton Cemetry, Bradford. read more

  • Dave SIMPSON

    SIMPSON Dave On November 28, peacefully at Airedale Hospital, Dave, aged 68 years, of Gargrave. Devoted husband of Patsy. His funeral service will take place at Skipton Crematorium on Thursday, December 9, at 2.20p.m. No flowers by request please, donations will be given to The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. read more

  • Jessie WRATHALL

    WRATHALL Jessie Suddenly on November 26, 2010. Jessie, aged 69 years, of Gisburn. The dearly loved wife of the late Frank, a devoted loving and caring mother and mother in law of Gillian and Andrew and a cherished grannie of Emma, Matthew and Olivia. Also loving mother of Frank and grandmother of Fred, Isaac, Levi and Eleanor-Rose. Jessie will be very sadly missed by family and friends. Reposing in ‘Peacehaven’ Chapel of Rest. Service and interment will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Gisburn on Friday, December 3, at 2p.m. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Jessie if so desired, may be given for North West Air Ambulance, c/o Mrs V. Leach, Carter Fold Cottage, West Bradford Road, Waddington, Clitheroe, BB7 3JD. Enquiries to Brian Price & Son, Funeral Directors, Tel: 01200 441297. read more

  • Edna FORTUNE

    FORTUNE Edna On November 27, peacefully, at home in Skipton, aged 80 years. Formerly of Addingham and Silsden. Beloved wife of the late Geoffrey, much loved mother of Peter and a loving grandma. Funeral service will take place at Skipton Crematorium on Friday, December 3, at 10.20a.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Manorlands, for which a plate will be available at the service. Any enquiries please c/o Christopher Binns Funeral Services. Tel: 01943 817575. read more

  • Hazel PROCTER

    PROCTER Hazel Passed away peacefully, on November 26, 2010. Wonderful mother, soulmate, special friend, sister to Sheila, June, Carol and Howard. Funeral service to be held at St. James the Great, Snitterfield, Warwickshire, on Thursday, December 9, at 1.30pm. Followed by a private committal at Oakley Wood Crematorium at 3.00p.m., in the South Chapel. Family flowers only please. Charity donations will be at the church. Enquiries to Ambler Brothers, 34 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LP. Tel: 01789 264054. read more

  • Derek TYSON

    TYSON Derek On November 26, suddenly but peacefully, at St James' Hospital, Leeds, Derek, aged 76 years, of Silsden, formerly of Skipton. Would relatives and friends please meet at St James' Church, Silsden on Tuesday, December 7, at 12.00 noon for service prior to cremation at Skipton Crematorium. Family flowers only please, if desired donations in memory of Derek may be made to the British Heart Foundation. A box will be made available at the service for this purpose. Enquiries to Thomas Clarkson Funeral Directors Tel: 01535 653992. read more

  • Joseph Stapleton

    STAPLETON Joseph Herbert On November 26th suddenly at Wingfield, Bert aged 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Ada, loving dad of Mary, dear father-in-law of Malcolm and a dearly loved grandad of Linda, Rebekah and David. Funeral service at Cottingley Town Hall on Tuesday, December 7, at 12.00 noon, prior to cremation at Nab Wood. Friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only if desired donations in memory may be made to Cottingley Town Hall at the service or c/o Albert Pratt, 146 Main Street, Wilsden, BD15 0AS. read more

  • Frank Gordon ROSE

    ROSE Frank Gordon (George) On November 30, peacefully, at his daughters home in Burnsall, George, aged 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Muriel, much loved father of Christine and Michael, and the late Peter, father in law of Maurice, Steph, Karen and Mal, and a devoted grandad and great grandad. The funeral service will take place at St. Wilfrids Church, Burnsall at a time and date yet to be arranged. Family flowers only please, donations to be divided between Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and Riding for Disabled. Please contact Howcroft`s Funeral Services. Tel: 01756 792173 for funeral time. read more

  • joseph grantham wilson

    WILSON Joseph Grantham (Joe) Suddenly on November 16, 2010 at his home in Wath, Joe, aged 49 years, formerly of Oxenhope and Cowling. The only son of the late Tom and Vera, loved father of Sarah and Emma and brother of Judith. The service was held at Barnsley Crematorium on Monday November 29, 2010. read more


    WALLACE Sheila nee Birch Sheila’s family would like to give their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for all the kind messages and cards of condolence received at this sad time. Special thanks to Sheila’s closest friend Val for all the care and friendship shown to her over the years. Thanks to all staff on Ward 2 at AGH for all the care during mothers stay in hospital. Thanks to the Rev Michael Chapman for the funeral service and finally thanks to all who attended the funeral and for the donations to Friends of AGH in memory of mum. read more

  • John Edward BARLEY

    BARLEY John Edward Peacefully, at Airedale Hospital on November 24,John, aged 86 years, of Long Preston and formerly of Altofts Nr Wakefield. Dearly loved husband of the late Edna, much loved father of Irene and Janet and a loving grandad and great-grandad. Service and interment will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Long Preston on Tuesday, December 7, at 11 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers if so desired to Cancer Research UK c/o Duncan Robinson Funeral Services, Unit 2,Kings Mill Lane, Settle. BD24 9BS, Tel. 01729 825444. read more

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