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Dales Life

Strong prime trade maintained at Skipton Auction Mart

Strong prime trade maintained at Skipton Auction Mart

Young carer Callum Filkin with his little brother Alfie and mum Lisa

Craven’s young carers miss out on their childhoods

Moorland Association director Amanda Anderson

New action plan to conserve the hen harrier in the Yorkshire Dales

Compagnons have set up their headquarters at the Bistro des Amis, Skipton

Beaujolais aficionados welcome new companions

The long-tailed tit was the 13th most spotted bird in last year's list. Picture by Martin Batt

Big Garden Birdwatch is as much about raising awareness as collecting scientific results

English Pointer, Bo, has his own Twitter account

A Craven Diary

Professor Wyn Grant who has written a report examining the practical implications of leaving Europe

New report gives the agricultural perspective of leaving Europe

This week's Craven Curiosity

Craven Curiosities

Picture of the Week: Bolton Priory in the snow

Picture of the week

Father and son Richard, left, and Robert Ellis, are pictured with their February prime lamb champions at Skipton, joined by judge James Dewhirst

Keelham doubles up again buying Skipton prime shows principals

Hellifield's John Mellin tops cast sheep prices

Hellifield's John Mellin tops cast sheep prices

John and Claire Mason are pictured with their Skipton Blue Faced Leicester show principals, joined by judge Ian Lancaster, centre.

Mason BFL females dominate opening Skipton breed show

Lothersdale Young Farmers enjoy their annual dinner (53776793)

Lothersdale Young Farmers enjoy annual dinner and presentation night

CLA regional director Dorothy Fairburn backs the Big Farmland Bird Count

Landowners and farmers urged to take part in Big Farmland Bird Count

Jimmy Bewes, second on left, outside the "shunters" cabin at Skipton, with work colleagues.

Brothers explore history of railways in Skipton

Image courtesy of Liverpool Astronomical Society (53085506)

Hint of spring in the February skies

Mark Houseman is pictured second from right with his Craven Dairy Auction champion, joined by judge Andrew Townsend, right, Peter Baul and the reserve champion and NMR’s Helen Whittaker. Mr Townsend bought both principals. (53758763)

Senterprise success at Craven Dairy Auction

Have a go at firewalking

A Craven Diary

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Smoked Haddock and Bacon Hash with Poached Eggs

Picture of the week: Ingleborough in the snow, taken by Thomas Beresford

Picture of the week

Footbridges were washed away, including this one which ended up snagged by some fencing between Steeton and Silsden. Picture by Gary Creighton

Flood prevention work must be given priority

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

Keelham’s 50 per cent strike rate at Skipton prime cattle sale

Keelham’s 50 per cent strike rate at Skipton prime cattle sale

Elizabeth and Paul Lawrence and Bratt

Crime Novelist Martyn Waites takes part in the Big Read summer scheme at Skipton Library in 2012. The picture shows Martyn with library team leader Claire Thompson.

Craven libraries explore community-run solution

Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association, says good moorland management can prevent flooding

Conservation groups try to put the record straight over grouse moors and flooding

Lucy Krelle, manager of the refurbished Fleece Inn in Skipton

Cocktails, real ales and new menu a hit at Skipton's refurbished Fleece Inn

Boxing Day flooding at the yard

Boxing Day was no joke for livery yard hit by flooding

Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen will be guest speaker at the next Petal lunch

A Craven Diary

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

Ribblehead in the snow. Picture by John Wood, Earby

Picture of the week

Beefing up the business is Simon Barker, who now owns the Stanforths Butchers outright. (52799795)

Simon Barker takes total control of Stanforths butchery business

Sheep pens at Skipton Auction Mart

Higher than expected turnout at prime sheep sale at Skipton

Prime cattle are in demand at Skipton Auction Mart

Prime cattle are in demand at Skipton Auction Mart

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue members take part in a practice at Buckden Gill. Picture by Sara Spillett

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue looks to the future after record year

The three auctioneers at CCM Skipton, from left, junior auctioneer Sam Bradley, general manager Jeremy Eaton and livestock sales manager Ted Ogden.Picture by Adrian Legge

EU referendum could change the farming industry, says Craven Cattle Marts' general manager

Robert White, left, and Alan Hulme, right, with Yorkshire Dales National Park chief executive David Butterworth. Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Park officers win national recognition for Dales work

Jennie Booth with the reserve champion, Peter Baul with the champion and judge Colin Whitelock

Baul’s prize heifer tops Skipton dairy sale

Livia Lazar, of Leigh, took this picture of a steam travelling between Bolton Abbey and Embsay

Picture of the week

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

Spiced Parsnip and Coconut Soup is a good winter warmer

Enjoy a warming winter soup

A swathe of daffodils adorn The Bailey, Skipton

A Craven Diary

Pleione Wharfedale Pine Warbler is one of the more unusual plants,

January is an ideal time to plan work in the garden for the coming year

Don Gamble, of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, says job opportunities in rural areas are often limited

Countryside Fund will support rural initiatives improving the lives of young people

Michael Dennison, from Semex, judge Frank Wrathall and vendor Ken Robinson pictured with champion heifer

Bentham dairy sale tops £2,000

View from Sharphaw towards Skipton. Picture by Ann Shadrake

Yorkshire Dales Society offers walk and talk in Skipton

Sheep pens at Skipton Auction Mart

Prime sheep trade strong at Skipton

Judge Tom Wood, left, and Richard Lancaste, winner of best presented hogg and handler

Farmers of the future show off their skills at Bentham Auction Mart

Strong line-up of buyers for store cattle in Skipton

Strong line-up of buyers for store cattle in Skipton

CLA regional director Dororthy Fairburn

CLA welcomes plans for improved farming resilience

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