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Moorland Association director Amanda Anderson

New action plan to conserve the hen harrier in the Yorkshire Dales

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Professor Wyn Grant who has written a report examining the practical implications of leaving Europe

New report gives the agricultural perspective of leaving Europe

Father and son Richard, left, and Robert Ellis, are pictured with their February prime lamb champions at Skipton, joined by judge James Dewhirst

Keelham doubles up again buying Skipton prime shows principals

Hellifield's John Mellin tops cast sheep prices

Hellifield's John Mellin tops cast sheep prices

John and Claire Mason are pictured with their Skipton Blue Faced Leicester show principals, joined by judge Ian Lancaster, centre.

Mason BFL females dominate opening Skipton breed show

Lothersdale Young Farmers enjoy their annual dinner (53776793)

Lothersdale Young Farmers enjoy annual dinner and presentation night

CLA regional director Dorothy Fairburn backs the Big Farmland Bird Count

Landowners and farmers urged to take part in Big Farmland Bird Count

Jimmy Bewes, second on left, outside the "shunters" cabin at Skipton, with work colleagues.

Brothers explore history of railways in Skipton

Image courtesy of Liverpool Astronomical Society (53085506)

Hint of spring in the February skies

Mark Houseman is pictured second from right with his Craven Dairy Auction champion, joined by judge Andrew Townsend, right, Peter Baul and the reserve champion and NMR’s Helen Whittaker. Mr Townsend bought both principals. (53758763)

Senterprise success at Craven Dairy Auction

Keelham’s 50 per cent strike rate at Skipton prime cattle sale

Keelham’s 50 per cent strike rate at Skipton prime cattle sale

Crime Novelist Martyn Waites takes part in the Big Read summer scheme at Skipton Library in 2012. The picture shows Martyn with library team leader Claire Thompson.

Craven libraries explore community-run solution

Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association, says good moorland management can prevent flooding

Conservation groups try to put the record straight over grouse moors and flooding

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Beefing up the business is Simon Barker, who now owns the Stanforths Butchers outright. (52799795)

Simon Barker takes total control of Stanforths butchery business

Sheep pens at Skipton Auction Mart

Higher than expected turnout at prime sheep sale at Skipton

Prime cattle are in demand at Skipton Auction Mart

Prime cattle are in demand at Skipton Auction Mart

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue members take part in a practice at Buckden Gill. Picture by Sara Spillett

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue looks to the future after record year

The three auctioneers at CCM Skipton, from left, junior auctioneer Sam Bradley, general manager Jeremy Eaton and livestock sales manager Ted Ogden.Picture by Adrian Legge

EU referendum could change the farming industry, says Craven Cattle Marts' general manager

Robert White, left, and Alan Hulme, right, with Yorkshire Dales National Park chief executive David Butterworth. Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Park officers win national recognition for Dales work

Jennie Booth with the reserve champion, Peter Baul with the champion and judge Colin Whitelock

Baul’s prize heifer tops Skipton dairy sale

Don Gamble, of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, says job opportunities in rural areas are often limited

Countryside Fund will support rural initiatives improving the lives of young people

Michael Dennison, from Semex, judge Frank Wrathall and vendor Ken Robinson pictured with champion heifer

Bentham dairy sale tops £2,000

View from Sharphaw towards Skipton. Picture by Ann Shadrake

Yorkshire Dales Society offers walk and talk in Skipton

Sheep pens at Skipton Auction Mart

Prime sheep trade strong at Skipton

Judge Tom Wood, left, and Richard Lancaste, winner of best presented hogg and handler

Farmers of the future show off their skills at Bentham Auction Mart

Strong line-up of buyers for store cattle in Skipton

Strong line-up of buyers for store cattle in Skipton

CLA regional director Dororthy Fairburn

CLA welcomes plans for improved farming resilience

Trainees Kate Cartmell-Done, Suzannah Barningham and Ellie Brown in their woodland den

Rural trainees spend a day in the woods

Gary Lodge, of Malham Moor, who took the reserve championship

Prime Show 2016 season opens at Skipton with high quality cattle

Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine and Hans Matheson in Jericho

Major historical TV drama Jericho puts spotlight on history of Ribblehead Viaduct and the Dales

Brian Hall (right) with his winning pen of Beltex at Skipton Auction Mart

Gargrave farmer starts the New Year with champions and top price in prime sheep show

The future viability of upland livestock farming is something that concerns the Dales National Park Authority

2016: A year of hope and opportunity

Orion acts as a signpost to the winter skies

Orion acts as a signpost to the winter skies

Leah Cardus presents Coles Solicitors managing director Peter Gibson with a dedication certificate

Solicitors support woodland restoration in the Dales

A housing provider pulled out of an affordable scheme in Grassington

New threat to affordable housing in the Dales

Manorlands fundraiser Carly Brunskill and Thomas Walker, with his family's charity mule champion

Charity sheep sale raises £2,900 for Manorlands

Spyros Spyrou with his 2015 Skipton Winter Texel supreme champion

Show victors achieve top prices at Skipton's winter Texel highlight

Mike and Becky Davis with their Skipton Beltex winter female champion and reserve, joined by show judge Val Brown

Runaway success for Rathbone flock at Skipton Beltex show and sale

After teaching in Kettlewell, Phill Brisley went to teach in the Middle East and Asia

Former Kettlewell headteacher goes back to school to launch his new book

The recent flooding has hit farmers badly. Picture by Philip Winstanley

CLA calls on Government to help flood-hit farmers

Sheila Mason with her first prize and top price Skipton store heifer

Keasden farmer Sheila Mason secures top price at Skipton festive store cattle showcase

Mark Rangeley, left, with his Skipton Christmas poultry show champions, joined by judge Geoff Marston

Mark Rangeley on the mark at Skipton Christmas poultry show

Sheep huddle together in a flooded field near Giggleswick. Picture by Thomas Beresford

Farmer Network tries to help hit flood-hit colleagues

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust's Dave Taylor planting trees in Longridge wood.

New wood helps combat climate change.

Pictured in the Skipton dairy ring with the two December show principals are, from left, judge and multiple buyer Wick Williams, ForFarmers’ Keith Colley, champion Robin Jennings, reserve champion Peter Baul and Helen Whittaker, of co-spon

Stainbank herd secures seventh Skipton dairy title of the year

Weatherheads Butchers buys first prize winner at Skipton Christmas showcase

Weatherheads Butchers buys first prize winner at Skipton Christmas showcase

Michael Eavis  (centre) founder of Glastonbury festival and his wife, the guests of Neil Bancroft on Skelda Farm.

Glastonbury festival founder meets Lothersdale farmers

Bunty Leder enjoys her first-ever paragliding flight over the French Alps

Former Dales air stewardess takes to the skies - on a paraglider!

Craven College conservation management lecturer Gillian Thom

Natural world plays a key role in Christmas celebrations

Farmhouse Fare’s Janet Green is pictured with her 2015 Great Northern Pork Pie supreme championship-winning speciality pie, joined by, from left, David Hempel, director of sponsors TW Laycock and Sons, Farmhouse Fare’s Rob Ogden, and Matt Cornish, of

Farmhouse Fare makes victorious return to Great Northern Pork Pie Competition

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