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Dales Life

Scott Middleton's picture of the stunning landscape around Kettlewell, which will be the October image

Dales scenes feature in charity calendar

Image courtesy of Liverpool Astronomical Society

Astronomers get ready for a special eclipse of the moon

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Peter Fox is pictured left in the Skipton ring receiving the Edgar Boothman Memorial Trophy from James Boothman, joined by judge David Norcott. Picture by Adrian Legge Photography.

Keen interest at Skipton's opening annual gimmer shearling show and sale

Fast trade for store cattle at Skipton

Fast trade for store cattle at Skipton

Lamb trade is sharper than expected

Lamb trade is sharper than expected

Chef Peter Chevin and Kilnsey Park owner Jamie Roberts with the prize smoked duck and the Great Taste award.

Gold award for Kilnsey Park in world-wide food competition

A previous Walk for Creation stops at the allotments on Waterly Lane, Settle

A Craven Diary

Last week's Craven Curiosity was an antique nutcracker

Craven Curiosities

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Pictured with the main August Craven Dairy Auction champion and reserve are, from left, Phil Coleman, of ForFarmers, reserve Robert Johnson, joined by his 11-year-old daughter Gemma, judge Frank Wrathall, title winner George Jennings, and Helen Whittaker,

Stainbank herd scoops fifth Craven Dairy Auction championship

Cacti and succulents in Fuertaventura

Holiday ignites the desire to grow exotic plants

Outdoor guidebook writer John Coppack at work on The Kendal Limestone Way

New walk takes in some of Craven's most beautiful villages

A rural crime officer visiting a farm

Police media campaign in line for award

David Smith, right, with his Skipton rearing calf champion, joined by son John and Cogent’s Barry Lawson.

Sutton’s David Smith takes championship at Skipton rearing calf highlight

Champion Lordsplain Spectrum Wendy with, from left to right, judge Peter Hewitt with family and vendor David Martin

Quality sheep on the "ram-page" at Bentham

Morrisons has added a new cheese range to help farmers

More support promised for struggling dairy farmers

Brothers,  John, holding the cow, and Robin Carlisle. John farms in Cracoe and is chief steward at Kilnsey Show. His brother runs the health authority on Rotherham.

Exploring the origins of Kilnsey Show

High West Moor, picture by Matthew Roberts

Digging in to save our moors

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

Cavers setting up the winch at Gaping Gill.

Public challenged to descend Gaping Gill

Vickky at her 18th birthday party catered for by her aunt, Steph. Standing at the back is Lesley Pearson, a family friend, front left is Steph, her son George, Emma Pearson, Lesley's daughter, Dominic, Vickky's brother, and Vickky.

Public is asked to help compile recipe book in aid of cancer research

Picture of the week

Picture of the week

Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedic Andrew Armitage and clinical operations manager Pete Vallance practise using the Zoll Autopulse

A Craven Diary

Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association

Leading countryside organisations say hen harriers need plan for recovery

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St Michaels' and All Saints Church Hubberholme, which has a plaque in memory of J B Priestley

Hubberholme church congregation remembers literary icon J B Priestley

Skipton woman Rebecca Wilkin will run the Friends of Ham's new charcuterie in Ilkley

Skipton woman carves a name for herself at new charcuterie

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

A bridleway in the Forest of Bowland

Craven is a great place to live

Robert Metcalfe is pictured right with his champion pen of 50 Suffolk-cross lambs, joined by judge David Pennington and co-sponsor’s representative Grace Dobson

Metcalfe Suffolks top performers again at second Skipton store lamb show

Skipton Auction Mart

Skipton calf trade strong again

John Mason with his Skipton cull cow champion

Baines family win another prime cattle championship at Skipton

Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week

CoCo and the Butterfields who will perform at Wharfedale Beer Festival

Tickets are selling well for inaugural Wharfedale Beer Festival

Norman Watson, of Giggleswick, was intrigued by these wooden fishes. which grace the entrance way of Kilnsey Park and Trout Farm

A Craven Diary

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

Amy Simpson on her horse Good Golly goes clear at least year's Malham Show

Craven gets set for summer's agricultural shows

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Trees are dotted about the landscape in central Wharfedale

More trees and woodland could make the Dales even more beautiful – and friendly for wildlife

Jonathan Townley is pictured left with his first-ever Skipton prime lamb champions, joined by buyer James Robertshaw, of Keelham Farm Shop

Clapham's Jonathan Townley secures first Skipton prime lamb title

Star map for August. Image courtesy of Liverpool Astronomical Society

Meteor showers make up for the lack of visible planets

Picture of the week

Picture of the week

Tom Ryan with his Skipton young bull champion

Healthy trade at Skipton's summer store cattle show

Pictured at the main July Craven Dairy Auction with their respective charges are, from left, reserve champions Mark and Karen Calvert, ForFarmers’ Keith Colley, who is presenting the trophy to title winner Robin Jennings, and judge Dave Berry.

Stainbank herd secures Craven Dairy Auction championship hat-trick

Craven anti-fracking campaigners, from left, Linda Know, Lisa Leddicoat and Mike Schofield after presenting a petition to councillors in Preston

New group set up to protest against possible fracking in Craven and the Dales

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A PAIR of swallows are nesting in the underpass at Skipton Station

A Craven Diary

Michael Myers uses rainwater, collected from his greenhouse roof, for his beautiful disa kewdior orchids

Roses can be incorporated into any garden

Martin Harper, director of conservation at RSPB

Study reveals extent of moorland burning

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

The Skipton young handlers’ prime lamb show winners – from left, Rosie Garth and her supreme champion, Josh Lawn and the reserve champion, and Natasha Simpson and her class winner. They are joined by judge Simon Barker.

Three-year-old Rosie shines at Skipton young farmers’ highlight

Jamie and Amy Roberts prepare to welcome visitors to Kilnsey Park. Picture courtesy of Kilnsey Park Estate.

Events serves up the Dales on a plate!

Tom Heseltine is pictured with his red rosette-winning pen of Skipton store lambs

Skipton store lamb opener is hailed a success

Judge Martin Bristol with champion heifer Whytil Lavanguard Snowdrift

Feizor farmers take the reserve championship at Gisburn's pedigree show

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