Mother of Skipton soldier killed in Afghanistan has "mixed emotions" as troops withdrawn from the country

Craven Herald: Sergeant Gareth Thursby

5:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE mother of a Skipton soldier who was shot dead in Afghanistan has welcomed the news that the last British combat troops have been pulled out of the country - so more soldiers do not have to die.

Royal British Legion organises Poppy concert

Craven Herald: Steeton Male Voice Choir when it performed at the Menin Gate

3:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Skipton Royal British Legion is organising a "grand concert" as a focus for this year's Poppy Appeal.

World premiere for new concerto

12:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SKIPTON Building Society Camerata will give a special performance as part of the town's Remembrance weekend next Saturday, November 8.

Oliver kicks off Mart season

Craven Herald: Singer Kiki Dee with her music partner Carmelo Luggeri

10:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE new season at Skipton’s Mart Theatre kicks off tonight.

Volunteers applauded for their work with Craven families

Craven Herald: Home Start volunteers, trustee board members and speakers celebrate their support of Craven families

10:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Home Start Craven enjoyed an evening of celebrations aimed at recognising and applauding their hard work, commitment and success in supporting vulnerable families.

Singers rock up in Prague

Craven Herald: The Rock Up and Sing choir

8:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

SINGERS from across Skipton are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, performing in the historic city of Prague.

A night to celebrate the unsung heroes of Craven

Craven Herald: Craven Community Champion Awards Young Citizen Bretten Lord. (11946187)

5:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

IT WAS a night to celebrate the unsung heroes of Craven.

Cash shortfall puts back multi-million pound Skipton flood alleviation scheme

Craven Herald:

5:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

A LACK of cash has forced the multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme for Skipton to be put on hold.

Steeton and Eastburn villagers launch Christmas lights campaign

Craven Herald: Janet Pickles

5:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

VILLAGERS have launched a campaign to add some sparkle to their community this Christmas.

Nuisance geese make a fuss in Earby

Craven Herald: David Hartley offers a temporary home to Canadian geese which have become a nuisance to shoppers in Earby town centre

5:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

A GAGGLE of four Canadian geese have been making a nuisance of themselves in Earby.

Former Refuge Assurance agent for Skipton Jim Simpson dies at 92

Craven Herald: Jim Simpson

4:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

A FORMER Skipton area agent for Refuge Assurance and local steam train worker has died in the Dales Care Home, Draughton, at the age of 92.

Lover of country sports dies at age of 73

Craven Herald: Silsden's John Hinchliffe, who died aged 73

4:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SILSDEN man who loved shooting and "living life to the full" has died.

Venue change for Northern Soul anniversary night

4:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE 17th anniversary of Northern Soul nights in West Craven will be celebrated tomorrow.

Football club remembers its First World War players

Craven Herald: Silsden AFC players sport the 1914 replica kit

4:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 16-PAGE illustrated newspaper telling the story of Silsden at the outbreak of World War One, has been produced by the town football club.

Friends create special Remembrance display

Craven Herald: Demelza Hartley from Lowe Maintenance Training shows off her Remembrance window display

4:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO friends have joined forces to raise the profile of the poppy in North Craven.

Skipton woman takes on one million metre rowing challenge

Craven Herald: Jo Moseley

4:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SKIPTON woman who has set herself a gruelling challenge of rowing one million metres is well on her way to completing the challenge after sailing past the 800,000 mark earlier this month.

Craven District Council offers Tour de France banners and bunting souvenirs in sealed bid auction for charity

Craven Herald: Chairman of Craven District Council Linda Brockbank auctions off Craven's Tour De France memorabilia for her charity

4:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

SOUVENIR-hunters who want a reminder of when the world's greatest cycling race came to Craven are to have a chance to bid for bunting and banners.

Country music night in Skipton

4:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

IRON Horse Country Music Club will host a country music evening in Skipton next weekend.

Pet service at Cross Hills

Craven Herald: A pets service is being held at Cross Hills

4:31am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PET service is being held at Cross Hills next month.

Bradley School elects new headboy and headgirl

Craven Herald: Headboy and headgirl candidates Isabelle Mitchell, Sophie Windsor, Rachel Curry, Toby Meynell and Will Smith

4:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

BRADLEYS Both Primary School have a new headboy and headgirl after an election involving the whole school.

Woman speaks out against more homes in Bradley

4:25am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BRADLEY woman has spoken out against proposals for a new neighbourhood plan for Bradley which has identified three village fields as future housing sites.

Bentham's Issy Carr celebrates 80th birthday by boosting air ambulance

Craven Herald: Bentham woman Issy Carr celebrates her 80th birthday by holding a karaoke party which raised over £700 for North West Air Ambulance

4:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

SEVENTY guests hit the high notes to help celebrate the 80th birthday of Issy Carr in a special karaoke party at Bentham Golf Club.

Threshfield holiday club wins childcare award

Craven Herald: Last year's Halloween holiday  club

4:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

A THRESHFIELD holiday club has been voted one of the region’s best in the UK’s top childcare awards.

Police agree to treat attacks on guide dogs more seriously

4:16am Thursday 30th October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police has become the first force in the Yorkshire area to sign a written agreement pledging to treat attacks on guide or other assistance dogs more seriously.

Spirited fundraiser at Greatwood School

Craven Herald: Greatwood Primary School pupils Teghan Happs, Alex Shepherd, Mikey Shepherd and Matilda McKibben  take part in a Halloween disco

4:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOSTS and ghoulies invaded the dance floor at Skipton's Greatwood School last Wednesday.

Snake, rattle and roll at Skipton pub

Craven Herald: Barmaid Joanna Gregory  gets ready for the Halloween Snake and Beer party at Skipton's Castle Inn

4:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

SNAKES alive! Halloween at Skipton's Castle Inn promises to be a truly horrific affair.

Rocket lands in Embsay

Craven Herald: Embsay Primary School holds a Waste and Composting extravaganza for local primary schools. Picture shows Cath Wilson from North Yorkshire Rotters demonstrating a wormery to pupils Nathan Howard-Birt and Katie Smith

4:07am Thursday 30th October 2014

EXCITEMENT was high when a rocket landed at Embsay Primary School this week.

Soldier given community sentence for assault

4:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

SERVING soldier Luke Currie has received a community sentence after admitting the assault by beating of his partner.

New help for Craven family history researchers

Craven Herald: North Yorkshire county councillor Chris Metcalfe

4:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

NEW help is at hand for Craven people researching their family history within the county.

Project launched to bring future-proof broadband to Clapham

3:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW community-led project has been set up in Clapham to bring future-proof broadband to every home.

New advice for food businesses

3:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

CRAVEN businesses selling meals, snacks and over-the-counter foods are being advised to prepare for new labelling laws that will come into force later this year.

Clapham man renews call for work on railway viaduct to start again

Craven Herald: Wayne Reddyhough complains about the noise levels from work being under taken on the Clapham Viaduct. (10229458)

3:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CLAPHAM man has made new calls for work on the village's rail viaduct to be started again - and says his doctor has now prescribed medication to help him deal with the stress caused by the site's constantly-running generator.

West Craven pupils tour London

3:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

STUDENTS from West Craven High Technology College in Barnoldswick recently visited London.

Submarine talk attracts a lot of questions

3:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SLIDE show on submarines of the Royal Navy was presented to the Skipton and District Royal Naval Association.

Cooker taken from Barnoldswick back garden

3:56am Thursday 30th October 2014

THIEVES steal a Whirlpool cooker and gas oven from the back garden of a terraced house on Lower East Avenue, Barnoldswick.

Cricket club holds 'bonfire extravaganza'

3:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

STEETON Cricket Club will hold a "bonfire extravaganza" on Wednesday.

Halloween fun for all the family

3:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

COWLING Village Hall Management Committee is hosting a family Halloween night tomorrow.

Society to hear about rare star atlas

3:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

EARBY Astronomical Society will meet tomorrow at All Saints’ Church, Earby, from 7.30pmto 9pm.

Queen rules as Shaun Richards again crowned top dog at Skipton

Craven Herald: Shaun Richards with his top price 4,050gns dog Queen

3:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

NORTH Craven’s Shaun Richards was top dog again at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale of working sheep dogs when selling his three-year-old tri-coloured bitch Queen for a sale-topping 4,050gns (£4,252.50).

MP backs school's book swap initiative

Craven Herald: School councillors Erin Cummins, Erin O'Connor and Ellie Thompson

3:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

BOOKS and politics were on the agenda for Settle Primary School.

Mysterious guys pop up in Ingleton

Craven Herald: Organiser of Ingleton Guy Fawkes festival Liz Culshaw with some of the guys

3:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE detective skills of Sherlock Holmes will be in demand in Ingleton over the next few days.

Arts and crafts date

3:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

CONONLEY Village Institute will host an arts and crafts fair on Sunday, November 23, from10am to 4pm.


3:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE proposed conversion and extension of a detached garage at 2 Keighley Road, Cross Hills, to a home has been given conditional approval by Craven District Council.

New parking rules for Skipton High Street

Craven Herald: New regulations are introduced on Skipton High Street

3:41am Thursday 30th October 2014

NEW parking rules are to be officially imposed on Skipton High Street setts after confusion and claims, earlier this year, that traffic wardens were pouncing like "piranhas" on motorists.

Lottery cash for Steeton Hub welcomed

Craven Herald: Parish council chairman David Mullen in the car park at Steeton Hub

3:41am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PARISH council boss has welcomed a £9,500 lottery grant to carry out improvements around a community facility.

Fears over latest Eastburn housing plan

3:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A VILLAGE'S infrastructure will be unable to cope with yet more housing, it is claimed.

Grassington's farmers' markets come to an end

3:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE monthly farmers' markets, held on Grassington's cobbled square, have come an end.

Plans for new animal boarding building at Salterforth

3:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN application for a new animal boarding building in Salterforth has been submitted to Pendle Council.

Gardens association holds quiz night

3:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

ADDINGHAM Allotments and Gardens Association will hold a fun quiz night in the village's Mount Hermon Hall today at 7.30pm.

Permission sought for Kelbrook extension

3:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN application to build a home extension in Kelbrook has been submitted to Pendle Council.

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