Castle owner will talk about life in the 21st century

Craven Herald: Ripley Castle

9:56am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIR Thomas Ingleby, of Ripley Castle, will be guest speaker at Saturday's meeting of the Airedale and Wharfedale Association of the National Trust.

Artistry at the Angel

Craven Herald: Art in the Bar social pictures at Angel at Hetton. Picture shows  Liz Clayton and Susan Briggs. (11378135)

3:06am Friday 17th October 2014

ART lovers gathered at The Angel in Hetton for the preview of the inn's first Art in the Bar exhibition, with work from Masham artist Ian Scott Massie, and the launch of a paperback written by Mr Scott Massie called The Dale of Angels, featuring stories from the local area, with added walks and recipes using local ingredients. Mr Scott Massie's exhibition runs until January 11, with displays by different artists due to continue until January 2017.

David rules the roost at poultry show

Craven Herald: David Pownall with one of his champion White Wyandottes

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DOUBLE national poultry champion David Pownall ruled the roost at the Craven Feather Auctions premier poultry show and sale on Saturday.

Maudsleys’ Hercules shows strength at Skipton beef cattle highlight

Craven Herald: Beth Maudsley with the Littlebank herd’s 3,900gns top price British Blue bull

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WELL-BRED pedigree British Blue bull called Littlebank Hercules proved the heavyweight performer in the sale ring, selling for a high of 3,900gns at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn pedigree event for beef breeding cattle.

Level trade at Skipton gimmer lamb highlight

Craven Herald: Kevin Huck, right, with his first prize pen of Skipton Swaledale gimmer lambs, joined by judge Richard Stockdale.

4:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

EWE lambs – all 5,320 of them - were in the spotlight for their annual show and sale day at Skipton Auction Mart.

Gisburn holds its final sheep-only sale of the season

4:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE noted Hull House Texel flock of Hellifield farmers John and Linda Mellin started proceedings at Gisburn Auction Marts' final sheep only sale of the season on Saturday.

Craven farmer shares his experiences at northern conference

Craven Herald: John Henderson (l) and Tony Shepherd(10872462)

6:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

CRAVEN hill farmer John Henderson will give an insight into his experiences during more than 30 years of share farming when he takes to the stage at this year’s Northern Farming Conference at Hexham on Wednesday, November 12.

Top chef is back on home ground

Craven Herald: One of Trevor Hambley's culinary creations

5:15am Thursday 16th October 2014

A SON of Yorkshire has returned to his homeland as new chef patron of a popular restaurant.

Hunting has changed beyond all recognition

Craven Herald: The Pendle and Craven Forest hounds

4:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

I'VE never been hunting, despite having had offers over the years.

Farmers' daughter is new recruit

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3:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

FARMERS’ daughter Rachael Moore is the latest recruit at expanding rural practice chartered surveyors Windle Beech Winthrop, based at Skipton Auction Mart.

Baltic study group looks at pioneering work taking place in Craven

Craven Herald: The study group explores Ingleborough National Nature Reserve

3:48am Thursday 16th October 2014

WILDFLOWERS experts and farmers from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria played host to a Baltic study tour group, showcasing some of the pioneering work taking place locally to help protect and restore wildflower habitats.

New support scheme for farmers

2:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

CRAVEN farmers are being invited to the launch of a new business support initiative run by SAC Consulting and funded through The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Community minibus launched in Grassington

Craven Herald: A volunteer helps an elderly passenger

7:12am Saturday 11th October 2014

A NEW community bus service aimed at helping people get out and about has been launched in Grassington.

Grassington pupils' 'cake bake' aids endangered mountain gorillas

Craven Herald: Aisha Shenton, Zoe Knight, Saoirse Kelly and Rebecca Harrison hold a bun sale to raise money for mountain gorillas

6:37am Saturday 11th October 2014

PUPILS at Grassington VC Primary School baked up a storm to help save gorillas in Africa.

Garnett's Year

Craven Herald: Garnetts Year -  Autumn colours reflect into the still waters of  Rylstone Pond, as a  solitary duck breaks the mirror like image on its journey  across the water. (11161461)

7:16am Friday 10th October 2014

AUTUMN colours are reflected in the stillness of Rylstone pond, as a solitary duck breaks the mirror-like image in the water.

Lots to see in the autumn skies

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6:10am Friday 10th October 2014

Taking an expert look at what is happening in the night sky during October is Martin Lunn, of Earby

Craven curiosities

Craven Herald: This week's mystery object

6:02am Friday 10th October 2014

ONCE again, our curiosity seems to have defeated our readers.

North Craven teenager is one of the youngest harness racing drivers in the country

Craven Herald: 15-year-old Reece Holgate racing Vyrnwy Marquis

7:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

REECE Holgate is not your average teenager.

Little Ellie shows the way with gundog handling abilities

Craven Herald: Junior Gun Dog Handler 4 year old Ellie Close who was the youngest person  to qualify for the "Great Wall" World Series Gun Dog Handler championship.Picture shows Ellie sending her dog " Magic" to retrieve. (10889992)

7:29am Thursday 9th October 2014

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl from Oughtershaw has been impressing country show judges across the country with her gundog handling abilities.

Dales can take a lead on alternative energy

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7:19am Thursday 9th October 2014

Campaigner and Yorkshire Dales Society founding secretary Colin Speakman considers energy alternatives which could be at the cutting edge in the local countryside

Former lawyer called to a new bar

Craven Herald:

7:21am Thursday 9th October 2014

FORMER lawyer Steve Banks has swapped the court room for the bar room in launching a new career.

Long Preston Floodplain Project celebrates ten years

Craven Herald: Opening of the new bird hive

6:37am Thursday 9th October 2014

CELEBRATIONS have taken place to mark a decade of conservation and education working in harmony with farming on the River Ribble floodplain at Long Preston.

New chapter opens for Settle Storytelling Festival

Craven Herald: Rathmell Primary School pupils Charlotte Booth, Amelia Roberts, Rebecca Ashcroft and Connie Hardman enjoy listening to a story by Brazilian storyteller Ana Maria Lines

6:21am Thursday 9th October 2014

STORYTELLERS from across the world will descend on Settle this weekend.

Little Sisters head for Wigglesworth

Craven Herald: Girls on Parade

8:13am Thursday 9th October 2014

A NEWLY-FORMED band, inspired by the Andrews Sisters, will entertain at Wigglesworth Village Hall on Saturday.

Another prime-time Skipton double for Keelham Farm Shop

Craven Herald: Simon Bennett, left, with his October prime cattle champion at Skipton, joined by buyer James Robertshaw, of Keelham Farm Shop

7:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

A FARM farm shop is well on its way to buying every single prime cattle champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s monthly shows in 2014.

Storytelling festival gets under way

Craven Herald: King of Things, Adrian Buckingham

7:14am Thursday 9th October 2014

SETTLE'S fifth annual storytelling festival will be staged this weekend.

Caged hen rescuer pens book about chickens as pets

Craven Herald: Middletown Allotment owner Andrew Hinkinson writes a book called Chickens As Pets

6:13am Thursday 9th October 2014

A SKIPTON man who rescues caged hens has written a new book about keeping chicken as pets.

Mawson BFL ram achieves 2,000gns top price at Skipton multi-breed

Craven Herald: Richard Mawson with his Skipton Multi-Breeds top price 2,000gns Blue Faced Leicester shearling ram and followers from the same pen. Picture by Adrian Legge Photography

5:29am Thursday 9th October 2014

SKIPTON Auction Mart’s annual multi-breed highlight attracted an increased turnout of 1,264 head of sheep.

Averages soar at Skipton Swaledale female highlight

Craven Herald: Pictured with the champion pen of Skipton Swaledale ewe lambs are, from left, Deborah and Stuart Robinson and judges David and Matthew Airey. Picture by Adrian Legge Photograph

4:34am Thursday 9th October 2014

SWALEDALE females had their annual show and sale day at Skipton Auction Mart, with the entry of 3,579 head selling at an overall average price of £121.44 per head, £29.47 up on last year’s corresponding fixture.

Veritys victorious at Skipton horned wether highlight

Craven Herald: Keith Verity, left, with the family’s first prize Skipton pen of Swaledale wether lambs, joined by judge Ian Lancaster.

4:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

Verity hill farming families from Middlesmoor clinched both red rosettes at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual shows for pens of horned wether lamb.

Chance to become the Brains of Skipton

3:44am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Skipton-based Principle Trust will hold its first annual Big Skipton Quiz at the town's Rendezvous Hotel next Thursday, October 16.

Strollers organise a series of gentle saunters

3:36am Thursday 9th October 2014

NORTH Craven Strollers Walking for Health group is inviting local people to come along to a gentle saunter.

Rotary searches for young chefs

3:17am Thursday 9th October 2014

BUDDING cooks are being invited to take part in the Rotary Club of Skipton's Young Chef Competition.

Autumn Watch returns for fourth year

3:06am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE fourth Autumn Watch fun day will be staged at Skipton Children’s Centre, Brougham Street Nursery and Parish Church Primary School on Saturday.

Young farmers hold jumble sale

3:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

RATHMELL Young Farmers Club will hold a jumble sale at Tosside Community Hall next Sunday, October 19, from 1pm to 3pm.

Ducks to dominate Addingham fair

2:59am Thursday 9th October 2014

ADDINGHAM'S autumn fair will be dominated by ducks when it takes place next Saturday, October 18.

Scarecrow festival holds its annual meeting

2:56am Thursday 9th October 2014

KETTLEWELL Scarecrow Festival will hold its annual meeting in the village hall on Wednesday.

Society holds its annual meeting

2:36am Thursday 9th October 2014

AUSTWICK Field and Local History Society will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday.

Talk on trail hunting

2:32am Thursday 9th October 2014

THERE will a talk on trail hunting at The Buck Inn, Paythorne, on Thursday, October 16.

A Craven Diary

Craven Herald:

1:25pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Mystery storyteller and ghost walker, Malcolm Hanson, is on the look out for more spooky material for his evening time jaunts around historic Skipton.

Dales cafe launches evening venture

Craven Herald: Former landlord of the Queens Arms, Litton, sets up a a new bar called Cracoe At Night in the Cracoe Cafe

6:02am Friday 3rd October 2014

EVENING opening for Cracoe Cafe, Cracoe, proved to be such a rip-roaring success during the summer's Tour de France Grand Depart that it will be a permanent fixture beginning this weekend.

Millennium trust gets a buzz out of new initiative

Craven Herald: Bumblebee volunteers Andy Holden, Brigitte Donoghue, Melanie Fryer, Ian Wilson and Crona Smith

7:58am Thursday 2nd October 2014

COULD the revival of traditional Dales hay meadows help safeguard the future of the British bumblebee?

Look around to find legacy of an extraordinary life

Craven Herald: File pic of Deborah,  Dowager Duchess of Devonshire  (10800250)

7:58am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THERE is always a danger of slipping into cliche if one starts writing about the "end of an era", but I find I really can't help it when thinking of the passing of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.

Spinning a yarn at top event for Craven

Craven Herald: Yarndale Festival sign. (10844235)

6:07am Thursday 2nd October 2014

PEOPLE from around the world flocked to the second Yarndale Festival, a celebration of all things woollen, at Skipton Auction Mart.

Booth family bags another Skipton NEMSA title

Craven Herald: Pictured with the champion pen of ten Mule gimmer lambs at the second NEMSA highlight are, from left, Chris Pearson, of Pearson Farm Supplies, champion Robin Booth, Armstrong Watson’s Jonathan York, and co-judges Henry Hunt and Andrew Geary.

4:56am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE North Craven Smearsett flock of WA and A Booth was again in championship-winning form when responsible for the victorious pen of ten at the second annual ewe lamb show and sale for members of the North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA) at Skipton Auction Mart.

Craven Curiosities

Craven Herald: Last week's mystery object was a a tray used to place a candle snuffer when not in use

4:56am Thursday 2nd October 2014

LAST week's Craven Curiosity seems to have stumped our readers.

Strong entry of store cattle

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SKIPTON Auction Mart’s fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale attracted another strong entry of 614 head, among them 87 young feeding bulls and 513 bullocks and heifers.

Lawsons lead the way again at Craven Dairy Auction

Craven Herald: Pictured with the Lawson family’s Craven Dairy Auction champion and reserve champion are, from left, judge Aubrey Greenhalgh, exhibitor Suzy Lawson and BOCM Pauls’ Phil Coleman.

3:53am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Lawson dairy farming family swept the board when producing both the champion and reserve champion at September’s main Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart on Monday.

Skipton prime lamb prices rise

2:53am Thursday 2nd October 2014

WITH 6,105 prime sheep on parade at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday sale, all vendors were well rewarded with an increase in trade prior to the ethnic festival of Eid al-Adha due to take place later in the week.

Going nuts for rare red squirrels at Kilnsey Park Estate

Craven Herald: Hannah Hodgson shares a joke with "Squirrel" Rachael Tiplady who will take part in the Kilnsey Park Squirrel Festival on 5th  Oct  (10528278)

7:56am Saturday 27th September 2014

FANS of the rare red squirrel will be going nuts over the chance to see their bushy-tailed chums up close and personal at Kilnsey Park Estate's Red Squirrel Day on October 5.

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