Reliving the great day when the Settle-Carlisle line was saved

Craven Herald: The Ribblehead Viaduct

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A quarter of a century ago the news that the scenic Settle-Carlisle railway line had been saved from closure was broken by the then Public Transport Minister, Michael Portillo. The next day he travelled to Ribblehead, where he was interviewed about the announcement by reporter Andrew Hitchon, who is now editor of the Craven Herald. The two met again at the 25th anniversary celebrations of the line’s reprieve and rebirth.

Threatened Burton-in-Lonsdale school could close by end of summer

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A Craven primary school could be closed by the end of the summer – despite strong opposition from the local community.

Rescuers help 70-year-old who collapsed at Malham Cove

Craven Herald: Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales

7:23pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A team from the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation were called to assist a pensioner who collapsed with chest pains at the top of Malham Cove steps yesterday.

Bracewell doctor turns detective to unravel ring mystery

Craven Herald: STRIKING GOLD:  Dr Mary Harrington inspects the ring she found her in garden

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

All that glitters did turn to gold for Mary Harrington when she was digging in her garden in Bracewell.

Chickens and ferrets escape unhurt from Silsden shed fire

Craven Herald: webpix fire engine emergency services firefighter

8:11am Friday 18th April 2014

A blaze destroyed several chicken sheds on a Silsden allotment.

Coroner orders urgent action at fatal-fall bridge in Skipton

Craven Herald: Jane Martin at her Threshfield home

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A coroner has ordered canal bosses to take urgent action at a footbridge where a “fit” 68-year-old man suffered a fatal fall.

Bolton Abbey Easter egg hunt better than ever

Craven Herald: READY FOR THE HUNT: Sarah Jane Stapleton dressed as the Easter Bunny with youngsters Adam Eastwood, Grace Cummins, Megan Cummins and Ben Eastwood

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Bolton Abbey’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Biker died after braking to avoid turning tractor between Settle and Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Craven Herald: police officer rear

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Experienced motorcyclist and radio presenter Gail Richards died when she lost control of her bike while trying to avoid a turning tractor near Settle, an inquest heard on Tuesday.

Brian Preston thanks the helicopter heroes

Craven Herald: Bryan Preston, chairman of Skipton Oddfellows, with Abby McClymont of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A man who was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg has launched a week of events in Skipton to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Duke says thanks a million to cancer charity in Skipton

Craven Herald: ROYAL GUEST: The Duke of Gloucester shakes hands with  Karen Weaving, founder of Skipton-based charity Petal at the town’s Rendezvous Hotel

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The Duke of Gloucester, patron of Cancer Research UK, has thanked Skipton-based charity Petal for raising £1 million for the cause.

Bunnies in eggs hunt in Inlgeton

Craven Herald: RABBITING ON: Ready for the Ingleton Easter Egg Hunt are Lesley Nemeth, Violet Brookdale, Jessica Nemeth, Dan Nemeth, Hazel Brookdale, Amilie Ashton, Kabel Taylor and Sophie Nemeth

3:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Easter rabbits have invaded Ingleton.

Grassington in full bloom as show produces record exhibits

Craven Herald: BLOOMING MARVELLOUS: Philip Johnson, chairman of Grassington District Horticultural Society, and Mike Cunningham, steward, viewing flowers on display at The Grassington Horticultural Society Show in Grassington Town Hall

4:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A record number of exhibits was on display at Grassington District Horticultural Society’s spring show on Saturday.

New chairman of Airedale hospital trust

3:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Michael Luger is the new chairman of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Wool Against Weapons message in Skipton’s High Street

Craven Herald: MATERIAL MESSAGE: Campaigners by the statue of Sir Matthew Wilson in Skipton’s High Street

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

It was a wrap for campaigners who brought a “Wool Against Weapons” message to Skipton’s High Street.

Skipton postman guilty of theft

Craven Herald: police officer rear

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A postman guilty of a major breach of trust when he stole parcels destined for members of the public has been sent to crown court for sentencing.

Woman breaks fingers as broken down car is struck by vehicle at Austwick

4:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A woman suffered broken fingers when the door of her broken down car was hit by a passing vehicle.

MP hands over villages’ own handwritten gospel

Craven Herald: GOOD BOOK: Skipton MP Julian Smith, right, presents the gospel to Bryan Hume

3:47pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The handwritten Embsay-with-Eastby Gospel of St Luke has been handed over.

Judge and court campaigner retires

Craven Herald: Judge and court campaigner retires

4:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A senior county court judge, who was instrumental in helping to save the courts in Skipton, has retired.

Silsden Mayor learns of pupils’s school bus woe

Craven Herald: Silsden mayor Councillor Chris Atkinson

4:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Silsden town mayor Chris Atkinson has met young residents who face losing their school bus.

Former Settle man, 24, on child porn charge

Craven Herald: Bradford Crown Court

4:03pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A sexual deviant has been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court for hoarding depraved images of child pornography and bestiality.

Craven rescuers win funds but need donations

Craven Herald: IN ACTION: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association takes part in a training exercise

12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Craven’s two rescue teams have welcomed the news that the Government is to give an extra £250,000 of funding to mountain rescue teams across England and Wales in 2015-2016.

Ten accused of £1.6m fraud

Craven Herald: Bradford Crown Court

12:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Ten people accused of defrauding an elderly woman out of £1.6 million while acting as her carers have had their cases committed to Bradford Crown Court.

Steeton pupils explore Easter traditions

Craven Herald: The egg-rolling competition at Steeton Primary School

12:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Chocs away! Pupils of Steeton Primary School vied to win chocolate bunnies by rolling eggs as far as they could.

Farnhill sisters get skates on to raise cash for Iceland trip

Craven Herald: CHASING THEIR DREAM:Skating Farnhill sisters Jenny, left, and Hannah Lee

3:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two sisters have launched a fundraising campaign so they can compete in an international ice skating event for competitors with impairments.

Most patients at Airedale say they are treated with dignity

Craven Herald: Airedale Hospital

12:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Most patients referred to Airedale Hospital feel they are treated with dignity and respect, a new survey has shown.

Tributes paid to school stalwart Wally Evans

Craven Herald: Wally Evans

3:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

One of the best-known figures in the recent history of Skipton’s Ermysted’s Grammar School has died at the age of 90.

Former Settle man sentenced for child porn and bestiality images

Craven Herald: Bradford Crown Court

6:51pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A sexual deviant has been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court for hoarding depraved images of child pornography and bestiality.

Airedale Hospital carries out work to make entrance safer

Craven Herald: Airedale Hospital is continuing its work to create a safer environment for patients

9:11am Friday 11th April 2014

As part of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s continuing work to create a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff, the west entrance to the hospital will be closed for four days next week.

Objectors welcome Skipton superstore decision

Craven Herald: Sainsbury's plans expansion to Dome roundabout superstore

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

Objectors to a planned superstore on the outskirts of Skipton have welcomed a unanimous decision to turn it down.

West Marton cancer sufferer auctions off malt whisky collection

Craven Herald: Whisky enthusiast Richard Ednay wants to raise money for Myeloma UK

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Whisky enthusiast Richard Ednay is to auction his collection of Scottish malts to raise cash to help fund a charity which supports cancer sufferers.

Sheep rustlers hunted in Settle

Craven Herald: police officer rear

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after 58 young sheep were stolen from a field near Settle.

Herald’s new editor returns to his roots

Craven Herald: Andrew Hitchon

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

The Craven Herald & Pioneer has a new editor.

Cash-strapped council seeks new ways to raise money

Craven Herald: Councillor Ady Green

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Building houses for rent on its own land is being considered by Craven District Council as a way of boosting its income.

Sports fan is top sponsor

Craven Herald: SPORT SUPPORT: Mastabs now sponsor football, cricket, rugby and swimming teams in Skipton. Pictured are staff members Manik Miah, Chan Miah, Ala Uddin and Shakil Ahmad

9:55pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Mastabs Indian restaurant is top of the table when it comes to local sport.

Skipton school promises action after damning report

Craven Herald: COMMITTED: chairman of the governors Kate Molloy

9:51pm Thursday 10th April 2014

St Stephen’s Catholic Primary School in Skipton has set out a clear plan for improvement after Ofsted placed the school in special measures.

Settle-Carlisle railway line marks special anniversary

Craven Herald: Guest speaker Michael Portillo.

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Former transport minister Michael Portillo will take part in special anniversary celebrations in Settle tomorrow.

Royal visitor for Skipton

Craven Herald: The Duke of Gloucester

9:54pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Skipton fundraising group is celebrating raising £1 million over 14 years with a visit from the Duke of Gloucester next week.

It's out of this world in Settle!

Craven Herald: WOULD-BE ASTRONAUTS: Holly Brown, Isla Paton and Antonio Caggiano with the sun and surrounding planets

9:22pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Space and the universe had lift off at Settle Primary School.

Swimmers tackle "Settle to Skipton" trek

9:56pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Swimmers are being challenged to tackle the equivalent of swimming from Settle to Skipton and raise cash at the same time.

Playground is unveiled in Embsay

Craven Herald: PROJECT COMPLETED:  Coun Andy Quinn, Rotarian David Goldie, Coun Kate Dobson and Angela Pease from Yorventure

10:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Youngsters in Embsay have the perfect place to play following improvements at the village recreation ground.

Kettlewell villagers concerned at sale of youth hostel

Craven Herald: FLASHBACK: Kettlewell Post Office moves to the youth hostel in 2004. Pictured is youth hostel manager Judith Mallams

9:58pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Villagers have spoken of their concerns after discovering a youth hostel in Kettlewell has been put up for sale.

Specialist nurse sets out her new role at Airedale

Craven Herald: RAISING AWARENESS: Margaret Ormerod talks to Parkinson’s sufferer Greta Oxley

10:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A new Parkinson’s nurse specialist at Airedale Hospital is backing a national campaign aimed at helping people better understand the disease.

Find out what the future holds for you with a clairvoyance evening in Skipton

Craven Herald: Stephen Holbrook

1:18pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Medium Stephen Holbrook is returning to Skipton to hold another clairvoyance evening. It will take place at the town’s Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton, on Wednesday, April 16 at 7.30pm. Steve, a former hairdresser, describes himself as “clairaudient” rather than clairvoyant, hearing the spirits rather than seeing them. He has worked successfully in the UK for more than 30 years and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities, including more than £50,000 for his local hospice in Wakefield, £5,000 for Macmillan Support and more than £21,000 for PACT – a charity that helps terminally ill children across the UK. Tickets cost £16 and can be purchased by telephoning the Telegraph and Argus on 01274 730000 and selecting option 1.

Ermysted’s students offered Oxbridge university places

Craven Herald: CANDIDATES: Ermysteds Grammar School’s Oxbridge candidates  from left: Ben Anson, Alex Wade-Smith, Sam Abbey, Daniel Judkowski, Mark Hattam, Joe Fraser-Turner, John Kelly and Matt Williams

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Six pupils from Skipton’s Ermysted’s Grammar School have been offered places at the country’s top universities.

Barnoldswick pupils are outdoor challenge champions

Craven Herald: SUCCESS: Students from West Craven High School in  Barnoldswick who won the  Windermere National Outdoor challenge

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Twelve pupils at a Barnoldswick high school won an outdoor challenge event held on the shores of Windermere.

Silsden survey reveals priorities

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The recently-released results of an extensive survey in Silsden are already proving to be a useful resource.

Kettlewell teacher rides two miles on one wheel

Craven Herald: ONE WHEEL WONDER: Teacher Jodie Storey raises money for Sports Relief  as she is supported by pupils of the school.

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Kettlewell School teacher Jodi Storey decided to take to her unicycle to raise funds for Sport Relief.

Highest honour for man with 40 years of service with Skipton Air Cadets

Craven Herald: HONOUR: Skipton Air Cadet volunteer, Simon Coates, right, receives his certificate from the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Lord Crathorne

2:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

An adult volunteer with the Skipton Air Training Corps, Simon Coates, has been awarded the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate – one of the highest honours in the forces, ranking just below the MBE.

Addingham campaigners vow to fight for Green Belt

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Villagers are being urged to fight on to keep their Green Belt land free of development.

"Domestic abuse report is good but can improve"

Craven Herald: Police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan is taking steps to fulfil her election pledge of relocating police headquarters from Newby Wiske Hall

5:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A report into how North Yorkshire Police deals with domestic abuse has been welcomed by the force.







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