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6:26am Thursday 21st August 2014
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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)
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8:38am Thursday 31st July 2014
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SCHOOLGIRL Darcey Burrell is now the proud owner of a Bear Planet bear after winning the Tour de France bike trail at Skipton's High Corn Mill. Visitors were challenged to spot as many bike parts as possible around the mill and the winners received prizes from The Present Planners in Craven Court. And, as overall winner, eight-year-old Darcey Burrell received a Bear Planet bear. She said: “I’m so pleased that I won as I really enjoyed taking part in the bike trail, going round the old mill and seeing the water wheel.” The runner up was Lilia Artis. Mill owner Andrew Mear said: “We wanted to mark the Grand Depart with something special for locals and visitors. We had an influx of entries, taking participants around the medieval mill including the Historical Innovation Zone where a new video has been installed to educate people about the history and importance of the mill to the area.”
7:58am Thursday 31st July 2014
THE historic ruins of Bolton Priory cast a reflection in the still waters of the River Wharfe, in this view made famous by British landscape painter Joseph Turner. During his 1816 visit to the area Turner made a number of sketches, and from these later developed the finished picture.
7:57am Thursday 31st July 2014
SPORTING stars of the future were in action on the courts at Craven Lawn Tennis Club in Gargrave when it held a teenage tournament open to all budding players in the area. The club kept reaching out to younger players with its annual fun day, open to all juniors aged five and upwards, which included a barbecue and and offer of coaching.
7:53am Thursday 31st July 2014
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SEAN Hickey made an infrequent excursion into the dairy show arena at Skipton Auction Mart and was rewarded when his first prize newly calven heifer clinched championship honours at the main July Craven Dairy Auction.
5:44am Thursday 31st July 2014
FARMING brothers Robert, Chris and Richard Metcalfe finally got their hands on a trophy sending out the champion pen of 50 Suffolk-cross lambs at Skipton Auction Mart’s second major seasonal store lamb show and sale last Wednesday.
8:10am Friday 25th July 2014
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RURAL initiatives in the Dales have received a right royal boost with the announcement that the Prince’s Countryside Fund is to invest a total of £133,936 in projects which have an impact in the area.
8:32am Thursday 24th July 2014
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