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11:00am Friday 18th April 2014
Singing sensation John Newman, who hails from Stainforth, was a guest on the first of a new series of television’s Celebrity Juice on Thursday. Presented by Keith Lemon and with team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton, the show is not for the faint-hearted. True to form, the first of the new series included one game involving one of John’s fellow panellists having custard and chocolate mousse thrown in his face and another featuring ‘Easter bunnies’, who were actually scantily clad muscle-bound men, passing Easter eggs around in their mouths.
7:00am Friday 18th April 2014
The result of a court case involving a North Yorkshire coastal community could have a significant impact on the fate of precious open spaces in the heart of Craven as development pressure hots up, says John Sheard
4:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014
A book filled with stunning pictures illustrating the changing face of one of Britain’s most treasured landscapes has been published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Lesley Tate talks to the book’s author, Colin Speakman, one of the park’s greatest champions, about how it has developed from uncertain beginnings to face a future that may be richer in spirit than funds A fabulously illustrated book written by one of the great champions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been released in celebration of its diamond jubilee.
4:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014
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4:51am Thursday 27th March 2014
DOWBIGGIN & WILD John Dowbiggin and family would like to announce the engagement and wedding of Anna Louise to Phillip Mathew Wild of Melbourne. They both live in Sydney, Australia. Wishing them every happiness.
10:00am Friday 21st March 2014
Multiple Skipton Auction Mart calf show champions, brothers Shaun and Peter Sowray of Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton, struck again when securing both leading honours at the annual spring show and sale on Monday.
10:36am Friday 21st March 2014
Gin – from the scourge of society to middle-class Surbiton, it is a drink with wide popular appeal. The Wright Wine Company in Raikes Road, Skipton, is about to open a dedicated “gin room”. Owner Julian Kaye talks about the drink’s long-standing appeal
11:00am Saturday 15th March 2014
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12:20pm Friday 14th March 2014
8:00am Friday 14th March 2014
Brooklands Community Special School in Skipton and Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope have again benefited from the proceeds of charity auctions staged following the annual Christmas primestock shows and Great Northern Pork Pie Competition at Skipton Auction Mart last December.
12:26pm Friday 14th March 2014
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3:17pm Thursday 13th March 2014
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7:06pm Thursday 13th March 2014
The sterling effort of a group of green-fingered volunteers has ensured a crop of snowdrops will continue flowering for years to come. The plants were in danger of disappearing under a building site off The Bailey, Skipton, but are now re-settled in the Wilderness Nature Reserve, between Otley Road and Shortbank Road. It was just when the snowdrops were coming into flower that Wilderness volunteer Valerie Mason came up with the idea of Operation Snowdrop. Having got the permission of JN Bentley, currently developing the High Trees site, she organised a group of volunteers to dig up and carefully carry more than 1,000 plants to the Wilderness. “The snowdrops have enriched The Bailey for so many years and it is marvellous to think that they have now found a new home,” said Valerie. “Once they have become established they will form a beautiful carpet of flowers for visitors to enjoy for many years to come. Skipton Town Council’s Les Chandler, who took part in Operation Snowdrop, urged people to visit the Wilderness. “The Wilderness is a gem and the snowdrops from High Trees will make it even better,” he said.
3:22pm Thursday 13th March 2014
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3:25pm Friday 7th March 2014
Could you walk 24 miles, and over 1,600m of ascents and descents in under 12 hours? How about running it in under five? Victoria Benn catches up with Dave Hodgson, former veteran running star, and previous chairman and president of the Three Peaks Race Association, to find out what to expect from the 60th anniversary Three Peaks Race, which is being held on Saturday April 26 The Three Peaks Race is one of the toughest fell races in the UK, traversing and encompassing three of the highest and most iconic summits in the Yorkshire Dales. Over the last 60 years, the race has carved out legacies for some, and has literally beaten others into submission.
3:44pm Friday 7th March 2014
This Dales Life walk is a gentle stroll around the Yorkshire Water owned Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs, located between Skipton and Harrogate just off the A59 The Yorkshire Water owned Fewston Reservoir is certainly popular judging by the number of vehicles in the car park between it and Swinsty Reservoir on the Sunday morning we pulled in there.
3:39pm Friday 7th March 2014
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3:31pm Friday 7th March 2014
Apprentices are being recognised as part of National Apprenticeship Week and here in Craven we have lots to be proud of, so it seems. There are currently 11 apprentices doing a variety of jobs at Craven District Council, whether in business support, IT, vehicle maintenance, or at Craven Pool and Fitness Centre. The council’s apprenticeship scheme was first set up in 2005 and over the years, has given eight of them full time positions, while many others have gone on to secure employment elsewhere. Alasdair Robertson is now an assistant licensing officer with the council after a spell in 2011 as an apprentice. He decided to give working a go, after being put off by high university fees. “In the business support department, my main role was to assist all the departments within the council with administrative tasks whenever necessary,” he said. “I would also help set up meetings, take minutes and process the council’s post. This apprenticeship work provided me with an insight into how large organisations function and gave me a chance to develop valuable business skills that I now use on a day to day basis in my role as assistant licensing officer.” And he thoroughly recommended the scheme to anyone. “It has provided me with qualifications, a good wage, invaluable skills and the chance to pursue a career in licensing.”
3:20pm Friday 7th March 2014
The national joke which has become health and safety added a few more comic lines in the past week or so, like the council which has banned people putting flowers on their loved ones’ graves because a cemetery worker cut his knee on a broken flower pot.
3:17pm Friday 7th March 2014
3:51am Thursday 6th March 2014
JOWETT & WILD Rosemary Jowett and family proudly announce the marriage of Anna Louise of Hebden, Yorkshire, to Phillip Mathew of Melbourne, on February 21, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. xxx Wishing them every future happiness. xxx
6:19pm Thursday 6th March 2014
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12:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014
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3:32pm Thursday 27th February 2014
This year’s Craven Champions Day – Skipton Auction Mart’s annual show and sale of commercial store cattle with future show potential – was one of the best on record, attracting an increased entry of 65 bullocks and heifers.
3:30pm Thursday 27th February 2014
Multiple past champion Brian Moorhouse, who runs the Airebank pedigree Holstein dairy herd at Hesper Farm, Bell Busk, sent out his first title winner of 2014 at the main February Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart on Monday.
5:11pm Thursday 27th February 2014
Rob Bagot of Buon Vino in The Courtyard, Settle, is this week’s guest columnist. Buon Vino stocks several types of wine and spirits, but specialises in biodynamic wine – a more natural process of wine making that attempts to bring life to the soil with the use of natural composts and organic preparations
5:09pm Thursday 27th February 2014
Well done to seven-year-old Elsa Birch from Skipton for coming up with a winning design for Tesco’s new Click and Collect service. Elsa, who goes to the town’s Christ Church CoE Primary, won £250 for the school and £25 for herself for coming up with a design to be featured on the store’s reusable jute shopping bags. And the store has given 250 bags to the school to hand out to parents. Tesco invited Skipton schoolchildren to come up with a design in order to promote its new service – which allows people to order groceries online and then pick them up at an arranged time at the store.
3:37pm Thursday 27th February 2014
Nigh on 2,500 prime sheep passed through the sale ring at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday sale, with old season lamb numbers at 2,123 a head and achieving an overall selling average of £77.50 per head, or 187.1p/kg.
3:35pm Thursday 27th February 2014
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11:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014
12:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014
Grouse beating on the heather moorland at Burnsall, turning out a thoroughbred stallion for an hour’s cross country practice across a 40 acre estate just outside Skipton, building dry stone walls in the breathtaking landscape above Malham... believe it or not, these inspirational rural scenes are all examples of the ‘hands on’ outdoor learning opportunities offered by the School of Land Based Studies and Engineering at Craven College. Victoria Benn goes back to ‘school’ to find out more.
4:35pm Thursday 20th February 2014
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