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Dales Life

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

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

Skipton Auction Mart

Good trade maintained at Skipton's prime sales

This week's mystery article

Craven Curiosities

High Trenhouse is used by recreational and leisure groups, including photographers, artists and quilters

Malham Moor management centre celebrates milestone anniversary

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Picture of the week

The ruins of England's best preserved lead smelt mills in Old Gang in Swaledale. Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Images bring Dales lead mining story to life

The Dark Green Fritillary is associated with summer. Picture by Carl Watts

Warm weather brings out the butterflies

Scoff Cafe proves a tasty success. back, from left:  James Fellows, Karen McIntyre, Emma Nicholson, Dianna Cookson, Ray Marfell and Pat Haygarth. Front: John Manley and Carole Manley. Picture by Craven District Council

Great food and company at Skipton's Scoff Cafe

Bill Cowperthwaite, champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s July prime cattle show, is pictured on Malham Moor with some of his livestock, which are much in favour with buyers such as Keelham Farm Shop, which purchased the latest title winner, and other reta

Skipton Auction Mart needs more cattle for its Monday sales

Robert Redford plays Bill Bryson in an adaption of A Walk in the Woods. He is pictured with co-star Nick Nolte

A Craven Diary

Hedgehogs are high in the wildlife popularity poll

Humans have a weird attitude to wildlife

Simon Forrester, chief executive of the British Pest Control Association

Farmers face race against time over new pest control legislation

Declining farmland birds such as the lapwing could be helped by the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Forest of Bowland farmers offered incentives to help wildlife

New trees planted at Ormsgill wood near Airton

Money available to create new woodland in the Dales

The sheep pens at Skipton Auction Mart

Lamb prices slip, as numbers increase at Skipton Auction Mart

Skipton Auction Mart

Keelham Farm Shop leads the buying at Skipton Auction Mart

George Taylor celebrates after making it through to the national finals of the 2015 Meat Management Industry Awards

Craven butchers prove a cut above the rest

Picture of the week

Picture of the week

A family gather around a camp fire in the garden in back garden for the Big Wild Sleepout     Picture by RSPB (rspb-images.com)

Take part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout

Bill Mitchell's picture of Hannah Hauxwell, whose harsh life on a Dales farm was documented in a TV programme

Irreplaceable stories from the Dales will be lost without the public's support

Stig of the Dump tackles an ascent of Ben Nevis

A Craven Diary

The company's Morgan sports car out and about in its natural habitat of the Dales

Dales days out behind the wheel of a classic British sports car

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

This week's mystery object

Craven Curiosities

Clapham village shop has been taken over by the community

Volunteers safeguard the Dales

Pictured with Skipton’s July prime lamb champions are, from left, Becky Ellis with five-month-old daughter Isabelle, judge Paul Watson, Richard Ellis and helper

Addingham Moorside family lands its first-ever Skipton prime lamb title

Bill Cowperthwaite, pictured left with his July prime cattle champion at Skipton, is joined by judge Simon Barker. The victor fell to Keelham Farm Shop.

Keelham secures another Skipton prime cattle champion

Farmer Chris Wildman with Blue-Faced Leicester sheep. Picture by Lorne Campbell, Guzelian.

Fifth-generation Dales butchers share some secrets of the trade

Some of today's rescue team outside the newly extended headquarters in Clapham. Picture courtesy of Steve Finch

Craven's Cave Rescue Organisation celebrates its 80th birthday

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Tommy and his wife Tilly Tarn and their offspring, created by Skipton couple John and Sue Haywood,

A Craven Diary

Chef Richard Wright creates one of his dishes

Chef Richard Wright brings fusion menu to The Brasserie at The Courtyard, Settle

Last week's Craven Curiosity was a piece of optometry equipment

Craven Curiosities

The wildflower meadow at Woodlands Cottage

Gardening is full of success and failure, says college lecturer Michael Myers

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Celebrate summer with some homemade ice cream

Skipton Auction Mart

Cattle sell well at Skipton Auction Mart

Sheep wander on and off the newly formed tracks at the new off road driving experience

Land Rover Experience opens at Broughton Estate following an investment of more than £1 million

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Picture of the week

Strong Euro hits sheep export trade

Strong Euro hits sheep export trade

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