Earby opens new toilet block

Craven Herald: Earby Town Council Chairman Chris Tennant with the newly refurbished  £14,000 toilets

4:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEW toilets have opened in Earby.

Life-changing experience for South Craven School pupils

Craven Herald: The South Craven School visitors during their trip to Elmina, in Ghana

3:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

SENIOR pupils from South Craven School have made a positive difference to the lives of young students in west Africa.

Life-changing experience for South Craven School pupils

Craven Herald: The South Craven School visitors during their trip to Elmina, in Ghana

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

SENIOR pupils from South Craven School have made a positive difference to the lives of young students in west Africa.

Storyteller's anti-bullying workshop at Skipton Academy

Craven Herald: Skipton Academy pupils Philip Sabin, Chloe Thompson and Gina Ridler act out a scene from author Adrian Beckingham's anti-bullying novel, The King of the Things

5:46am Sunday 19th October 2014

FULL-time storyteller and author Adrian Beckingham led a workshop at Skipton Academy as part of an anti-bullying literacy project.

Mum nominated for national business award

Craven Herald: Stephanie Clarke, left, with her sister Fiona Clarke

4:57am Sunday 19th October 2014

MUM and business woman Stephanie Clarke has been shortlisted in the Mumpreneur 2014 Awards - which honour parents who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.

South African teacher gives pupils a skipping lesson

Craven Herald: South African teacher Zandi Mveni holds a skipping session with Settle Primary School pupils Abi Gleave, Hannah Chapman, Annabelle Horsfall and Freya Hankin

3:25am Saturday 18th October 2014

SETTLE Primary School’s international links have been strengthened with a visit by South African teacher Zandi Mveni.

Cowling to consider re-opening public toilets

Craven Herald: Cowling Toilets

7:40am Friday 17th October 2014

VILLAGERS are exploring the possibility of reopening public toilets in Cowling.

Endurance athlete sets up his own fitness business

Craven Herald: Andy Mouncey met Cowling School pupils ahead of his Spine Challenge

7:28am Friday 17th October 2014

HIGH Bentham resident, inspirational speaker, record-setting endurance athlete and published author Andy Mouncey is setting up his own business.

Success for Threshfield Primary School's Cross-Country runners

Craven Herald: Threshfield Primary School pupils win the Area Cross Country Event. (11049465)

6:56am Friday 17th October 2014

SPORTING success in the local schools cross-country running championships is being celebrated by pupils and staff at Threshfield Primary School.

Earby man's fundraising wins him an award

Craven Herald: Scott Clarkson (left) receives the Shaw-Greening Award from Earby Town Council chairman, Cllr Chris Tennant.

6:24am Friday 17th October 2014

AN Earby man's dedicated fundraising efforts have earned him an award.

Silsden's story of World War One is retold

Craven Herald: Some of the cast from A Path Across the Heather

5:57am Friday 17th October 2014

THE exhibition of Silsden's Story In The Great War, first shown at the town hall in August, will get a second showing in the town during Remembrance weekend.

Children have designs on new Airedale Hospital Emergency Department

Craven Herald: Alexandra Danecki, consultant in emergency medicine at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, looks at designs with Lottie Tole

5:46am Friday 17th October 2014

CHILDREN from Airedale Hospital's on-site day nursery have helped choose images for distraction walls which will feature in the new emergency department.

Archbishop officially opens new Barnoldswick school

Craven Herald: Jade Doherty 08-10-14
The Official Opening of Barnoldswick C of E Primary School by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu. (11400929)

5:33am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, officially opened Barnoldswick C of E Primary School last Wednesday (Oct 8).

Talks on bin collection points to go ahead.

Craven Herald: (7211527)

5:23am Friday 17th October 2014

A BUDGET of £9,000 has been put aside by Craven District Council to negotiate new bin collection points with residents.

Burnsall Nursery celebrates its 20th birthday

Craven Herald: Pupils and staff of Burnsall Nursery celebrate their 20th anniversary

5:17am Friday 17th October 2014

A NURSERY and pre-school in Burnsall is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Giggleswick School welcomes rugby legend

Craven Herald: Former British Lions coach  Ian McGeechan visits Giggleswick School. (11212010)

4:02am Friday 17th October 2014

RUGBY legend Sir Ian McGeechan, director of the newly-formed Yorkshire Carnegie (formerly Leeds Carnegie), has paid a visit to Giggleswick School.

Man pushing wheelchair admits shop thefts.

3:53am Friday 17th October 2014

A MAN pushing a woman in a wheelchair stole £180 of meat from three stores in Skipton and South Craven, heard magistrates.

Pensioners complete 425km pilgrim walk

Craven Herald: Gargrave pensioners Dagmar Akselsson, 67, Katy Moore, 67 and James Enever, 66, who are pictured in Lucca Piazza at the start of their walk

3:10am Friday 17th October 2014

THREE Gargrave pensioners have completed a 425-kilometre walk from Lucca to Rome.

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.

Skipton farmer cleared of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog

Craven Herald:

11:27am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FATALLY injured much-loved family dog was shot dead within sight of its owner by a farmer as an act of mercy, Skipton magistrates heard.

Ibiza quad bike accident victim flown back to Airedale Hospital

Craven Herald:

4:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014

QUAD bike accident victim Richard Pawson was flown home from Ibiza on Sunday and is recovering in Airedale Hospital.

New group finance director for Skipton Building Society

Craven Herald:

1:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SKIPTON Building Society has announced the appointment of Ashraf Piranie to the board role of group finance director.

Charity needs to expand to cope with increasing demand

Craven Herald:

11:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

A CRAVEN charity is looking for the public's help to help it cope with the ever-increasing demand for its services.

Conference delegates enjoy Dales delights

Craven Herald: DELEGATES: Graham Yule, treasurer and trustee, Yorkshire Dales Society, with Jenny Cooper, Craven College student who received a bursary from the Rotary Club of Skipton

4:21pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE beauty of the Yorkshire Dales was showcased to rural champions from across England and Wales.

Craven College holds open day.

4:17pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POTENTIAL students of Craven College can find out about its extensive range of courses at an open day this weekend.

Founding member of Cobbydale Singers dies, aged 79

Craven Herald: Betty Mitchell, a founding member of the Cobbydale Singers who has died

3:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CROSS HILLS woman who was a founding member of a women's choir has died, aged 79.

Music man dies at the age of 49

Craven Herald: John Tyson

3:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FORMER Skipton man Patrick John Tyson has lost his long battle with a rare form of cancer, at the age of 49, in St John's Hospice, Doncaster.

Award-winning Silsden baker Doris Clarkson dies, aged 89

Craven Herald: Doris Clarkson with her husband Charles

3:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TRIBUTES to a loving mum, grandma and great grandma were made at the funeral of 89-year old Doris Clarkson this week.

Top folk singer performs at Lothersdale Live

Craven Herald: Songwriter Jez Lowe

12:53pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SONGWRITER Jez Lowe will perform at Lothersdale Live next weekend.

Drama group explores the chaotic world of love

Craven Herald: The cast of Addingham Players

12:53pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ADDINGHAM Drama Group will return to the stage later this month.

Choirs get back together for second concert

Craven Herald: Cobbydale Singers

12:51pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO local choirs will reunite for a second concert at Skipton's Christ Church on Saturday,

Young musicians entertain at afternoon tea event

Craven Herald: TALENTED MUSICIANS: Young members of Settle Orchestra will perform at Langcliffe Institute

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YOUNG musicians will perform a varied programme of music while their audience enjoys afternoon tea at Langcliffe Institute on Sunday.

Tall Stories stage inventive adaptation of much-loved book

Craven Herald: Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit, Stanley, find a Thing crying outside their window. Picture courtesy of Tall Stories

12:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TALL Stories, creators of The Gruffalo stage show, will bring their latest production, Emily Brown and The Thing, to Craven this weekend.

Theatre company returns to Arncliffe

Craven Herald: Mark Cronfield  and William Vasey as Birkin and  Moon. Picture by Beki Harrison

12:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH Country Theatre makes a return visit to Arncliffe next Thursday, October 23.

Community mourns the loss of hardworking stalwart

Craven Herald:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE former owner of FH Ellis and Car and Kitchen died peacefully at home in Langcliffe at the age of 86.

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.

Trapeze artist demonstrates her skills

Craven Herald: Stunt performer and trapeze artist Carolyn Dean

6:06am Thursday 16th October 2014

A STUNT actor whose mentor is Hollywood actress and star of the Terminator films Linda Hamilton is aiming to introduce Craven folk to the world of trapeze.

Silsden Showcase proves town is "vibrant" after Tour de France

Craven Herald: Pastel artist Jean Lancaster of Silsden Art Group

5:32am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE spirit of the Tour de France is alive and pedalling in Silsden.

Campaign to honour most awarded non-combatant in WW1

Craven Herald:

5:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

LOOK for a memorial to one of the most honoured figures of the First World War in Bentham, where he taught for six years, and you will not find it.

Great grandmother died from complications arising from accidental supermarket fall, inquest jury concludes

Craven Herald: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

4:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

A JURY in the inquest into the death of a great grandmother has concluded she died from fatal complications arising from a fall while Christmas shopping in a Tesco store.

Settle Storytelling Festival reviews

Craven Herald: Settle Storytelling Festival director Sita Brand

4:37am Thursday 16th October 2014

Launch event

100 year celebration for Marion Nicholson, of Steeton

Craven Herald: Marion Nicholson, who is celebrating her 100th birthday

3:59am Thursday 16th October 2014

RELATIVES from as far away as Spain travelled to Cross Hills to celebrate a Steeton resident's 100th birthday.

Radios provide additional security for walkers

3:59am Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTHERN Rail, the UK’s largest train operator, has donated three pairs of two-way radios to local community group, the Friends of the DalesRail, which offers guided walks to visitors on the historic Settle-Carlisle line.

Equipment destroyed in Earby shed fire

3:57am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE contents of metal shed in Earby were destroyed by fire.

Have your say on policing railways

3:56am Thursday 16th October 2014

Rail passengers and staff across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are being given the chance to have their say on the way the county’s railways are policed.

Earby to commemorate First World War

3:54am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMMUNITY leaders in Earby are ready to commemorate the town’s role in the First World War.

Police chiefs get report on how to improve procedures in tackling child sexual exploitation

Craven Herald: North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and Chief Constable Dave Jones

3:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

TOP police chiefs have announced plans for an in-depth probe into how the force can make sure it does as much as it can to protect children against sexual abuse.

Couple bring a touch of the Mediterranean to Skipton

Craven Herald: Susan and Gary Senior open Butterflies in Albert Street, Skipton

3:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

A NEW accessories and gift store, Butterflies, has opened in Skipton.

Farmers' daughter is new recruit

Craven Herald: (11259992)

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.

Photo workshop celebrates golden milestone

3:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FREE photography workshop will be held at Eldroth Church on Saturday as part of the Bowland Revealed programme.

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