5:17am Saturday 30th August 2014
1:31pm Friday 29th August 2014
12:49pm Friday 29th August 2014
AN appeal has been made to find the owner of a black cat found living on a 'beach' in Barnoldswick town centre. The black moggy has made Barnoldswick Beach its home since the popular visitor attraction opened earlier this month. As the owner has yet to come forward, there are fears it has been abandoned. Councillor David Whipp, a Barnoldswick beach volunteer, said: “The sands of time are running out for town square beach cat. The beach ends on August 30 and this friendly moggy will be without a home. It’s very affectionate and not your regular beach bum. It’s quite a fearless feline with an interest in large dogs. You can tell it’s a Barlicker, as it walks in the middle of the road like the rest of us. It would be great to find its original home or rehome it with a good family. At the moment, it’s sleeping in our beach marquee.” Joanne Geldard, clerk to Barnoldswick Town Council, said: “I first noticed the cat right before we put the beach in place. It’s really unusual to see a cat in a town centre and so it stood out to me as being unusual. Since then, people have reported seeing it sleeping on the beach and the local shops have been feeding it throughout the day.” Anyone who recognises the cat can call in at the beach or phone 01282 666777.
6:35am Friday 29th August 2014
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5:10am Thursday 28th August 2014
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5:47am Thursday 28th August 2014
Cattle: Preston Farmers’ Cup (reserve dairy animal); Mellin Cup (best local dairy animal) and Fritsilver Trophy (best local cow in calf) - IR and D Wellock; Wolfenden Trophy (champion dairy animal), Arla Foods Trophy (best cow in milk) and Clowes Cup (best cattle group) - GW and M Coates; Verity Cup (best local heifer in calf) - A Ayrton; Townson Bros Trophy (champion Highland) and Willis Trophy (best Highland cow) - G Braines; Thompson Cup (best pure bred breeding animal), Bob Taylor Cup (champion commercial beef), Stephenson Family Cup (champion pure bred), Foster Memorial Trophy (most points in cattle section) and Bollthwaite Trophy (best homebred male or female, any breed) - JW Stephenson.
5:36am Thursday 28th August 2014
7:39am Thursday 28th August 2014
CRAVEN Cattle Mart's fortnightly sale of store lambs saw an increased entry of 6,828 head sell at an overall average of £55.69 per head, up £1.27 on the previous year’s corresponding fixture last Wednesday.
7:35am Thursday 28th August 2014
7:34am Thursday 28th August 2014
4:26am Thursday 28th August 2014
WITH numbers short around the country, the turnout of 3,234 prime lambs at Skipton Auction Mart’s Bank Holiday Monday sale held their value selling at an overall average of £69.72 per head or 164.4p/kg.
6:48am Saturday 23rd August 2014
6:41am Friday 22nd August 2014
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6:26am Thursday 21st August 2014
5:59am Thursday 21st August 2014
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.
5:45am Thursday 21st August 2014
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.
5:41am Thursday 21st August 2014
5:24am Thursday 21st August 2014
4:25am Thursday 21st August 2014
ANOTHER increased entry of 4,159 prime sheep at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday sale produced a visible change in the market place, as processors sought to secure well-finished lambs, demonstrated by their willingness to bid well for good meated types, while shying away from lambs that lacked finish.
4:24am Thursday 21st August 2014
9:16am Saturday 16th August 2014
4:30am Saturday 16th August 2014
9:03am Friday 15th August 2014
9:40am Thursday 14th August 2014
7:20am Thursday 14th August 2014
7:19am Thursday 14th August 2014
STUDENTS from the Gargrave-based Chance2dance Academy were in the frame when they took part in its annual summer school. Not only did they develop a wide variety of dance skills, including learning repertoire from the Ballet Coppelia, they also took part in a photo shoot when former student Victoria Hitchon, of Victoria Emma Photography, came to take pictures for her portfolio. "Everyone enjoyed this special event," said Academy manager Jaki Prescott. "Students later performed some of the dances they had learnt for parents and their families."
7:17am Thursday 14th August 2014
THE Tour De France revealed the grandeur of the Yorkshire Dales as never before. I think especially of the sunlit views in a spectacular route taken by hundreds of cyclists as they crossed our district. The massed competitors, crowds of spectators and views of a glorious landscape were transmitted to millions of spectators via film shot from the ITV helicopter.
7:06am Thursday 14th August 2014
6:28am Thursday 14th August 2014
6:24am Thursday 14th August 2014
FATHER and son "milk men" Malcolm and Robert Swires returned to the Craven Dairy Auction show arena after a long break and made an immediate impact when securing a virtual clean sweep of the leading spoils at the opening August show at Skipton Auction Mart on Monday.
6:23am Thursday 14th August 2014
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4:39am Thursday 14th August 2014
THE National Farmers Union (NFU) is using today [August 7] to highlight the backward slide of food security in UK food production as self-sufficiency has dropped two per cent year-on-year to 60 per cent – despite British farmers being geared up to produce more.
4:02pm Saturday 9th August 2014
6:55am Friday 8th August 2014
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6:41am Thursday 7th August 2014
4:38pm Thursday 7th August 2014
KEELHAM Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, again demonstrated its unremitting support for local farming when snapping up both the prime cattle and lamb champions for the day’s leading prices at Skipton Auction Mart’s August shows and sales. (Mon, Aug 4)
4:34pm Thursday 7th August 2014
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6:28am Thursday 7th August 2014