A Dales sky at night

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4:15am Friday 31st October 2014

The Dales Sky at Night: November

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.

Skipton stages annual suckled calf highlight

Craven Herald: James and Janet Huck with their 2014 Skipton suckled calf champion

3:56am Thursday 30th October 2014

NORTH Craven mother and son Janet and James Huck presented the champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn showcase for this year’s crop of suckled calves and over year store cattle with show potential.

Efforts to improve habitat of rare, endangered dormouse

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3:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

FEW of us will have ever been lucky enough to have ever seen a dormouse - but efforts to improve the hedgerows along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal may help make the minute, endangered mammal a more common sight.

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).

Pothollers celebrate 50 years

Craven Herald: 50th anniversary of Yorkshire Subterranean Society. Picture shows  Fiona Durham in the bunk barn quarters at the club. (11756037)

3:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAVING club, whose early members were from mining communities in West Yorkshire, has celebrated its 50th birthday .

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.

Jennings continue a tradition of success at Skipton Auction Mart

Craven Herald: Robin Jennings at Skipton’s Craven Dairy Auction, with his champion and third placed newly calven heifers

2:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROBIN Jennings, who runs the Stainbank pedigree dairy herd in South Stainley, emerged as champion at the early October Craven Dairy Auction show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.

Family secure memorable double

Craven Herald: British Charollais Sheep Society chairman and Skipton females show David Mawhinney is pictured with three generations of the Geldard family – Richard, George, aged nine, and John, along with their Skipton champion and reserve.

2:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Geldard family clinched a memorable championship and reserve championship double at the milestone 10th anniversary show and sale of pedigree breeding females staged under the auspices of the British Charollais Sheep Society at Skipton Auction Mart.

Trust spearheads efforts to create more wet woodland habitats

Craven Herald: The Yorkshire Water team at Steeton Ings, near Silsden

4:53am Friday 24th October 2014

A TEAM from Yorkshire Water has joined forces with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to increase wet woodland habitat at Steeton Ings near Silsden.

A time capsule in Skipton's history

Craven Herald: Raikes Road Burial Site

10:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEW revelations about Skipton's past are emerging from the ground at what has been described as a time capsule to the town's history.

Dales society hosts national conference

Craven Herald: YDS treasurer and trustee Graham Yule is interviewed by Ian White from BBC Look North

5:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Gargrave-based Yorkshire Dales Society hosted a three-day conference at Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold.

'Gun to head' claim over barn conversion plan

Craven Herald: Peter Charlesworth is re-elected as chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

5:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

YORKSHIRE Dales National Park Authority member Ian McPherson said he felt as though he had a gun to his head when determining a barn conversion scheme at Hebden.

Witch brought back to life for Halloween

Craven Herald: Lucy Bell recreates Nancy Winter, who was a real-life witch who lived in Kilnsey in the 1700s. She was famous for telling people’s fortunes

5:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DALES visitor attraction is bringing an historic witch to life for Halloween.

Father and daughter celebrate Dalesbred win

Craven Herald: Alison Haygarth with reserve champion Josh Ryder and (back), Royston Baxter and co-judges Henry Fawcett and Andrew Wright

4:37am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FATHER and daughter Godfrey and Alison Haygarth, of Aigden Farm, Wigglesworth, emerged victorious at the Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association’s annual show and sale of shearling and aged rams at Skipton Auction Mart on Tuesday.

Nelson nets Skipton Swaledale ram title

Craven Herald: Roy Nelson with his Skipton Swaledale shearling ram champion

4:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WHILE a robust showing of 96 Swaledale rams were on parade for their annual evening show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart, trade was not up to the levels seen in recent years.

Sutton farmer triumphs at calf sale

Craven Herald: Richard Spence, Barry Lawson, of Cogent, and Phil Coleman of sponsors Forfarmers, formerly known as BOCM Pauls, with the champion British Blue cross heifer

4:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SUTTON-in-Craven farmer Richard Spence produced the champion and top price at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn rearing calf show and sale on Monday;

Outdoor gear manufacturer teams up with national park

3:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOOTPATHS around the iconic Three Peaks are in line for a big boost thanks to outdoor gear manufacturer Rohan.

Grassington VC Primary pupils and staff delighted with new school kitchen - and new cook

Craven Herald: Grassington Primary School introduces a new cooking kitchen and sees a huge rise in the number of pupils eating school meals. Picture shows Hamish McKie, Molly Lyons, Billy Mcguinn, Alan Whitaker with cook Amanda Brown

3:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HEALTHY and tasty meals are high on the menu for a school's pupils - thanks to a brand new kitchen and the sterling efforts of a new cook.

Stainforth holds autumn fair

3:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the highlights of the Stainforth calendar will take place on Saturday when the autumn fair is staged in the village hall.

Walker injured after slipping on Penyghent

3:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WALKER suffered a suspected broken ankle after slipping on the descent from Penyghent.

Good turnout for Grassington Feast Sports

3:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MORE children than usual took part in the annual Grassington Feast Sports.

Planners defer affordable homes scheme in Grassington

3:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to build 22 affordable homes at Aynham Close,Grassington, have been deferred for a month.

Craven farmers take honours at Clitheroe

3:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CRAVEN farmers have taken the honours in sheep sales at Clitheroe Auction Mart.

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.

David rules the roost at poultry show

Craven Herald: David Pownall with one of his champion White Wyandottes

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DOUBLE national poultry champion David Pownall ruled the roost at the Craven Feather Auctions premier poultry show and sale on Saturday.

Maudsleys’ Hercules shows strength at Skipton beef cattle highlight

Craven Herald: Beth Maudsley with the Littlebank herd’s 3,900gns top price British Blue bull

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WELL-BRED pedigree British Blue bull called Littlebank Hercules proved the heavyweight performer in the sale ring, selling for a high of 3,900gns at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn pedigree event for beef breeding cattle.

Level trade at Skipton gimmer lamb highlight

Craven Herald: Kevin Huck, right, with his first prize pen of Skipton Swaledale gimmer lambs, joined by judge Richard Stockdale.

4:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

EWE lambs – all 5,320 of them - were in the spotlight for their annual show and sale day at Skipton Auction Mart.

Gisburn holds its final sheep-only sale of the season

4:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE noted Hull House Texel flock of Hellifield farmers John and Linda Mellin started proceedings at Gisburn Auction Marts' final sheep only sale of the season on Saturday.

Craven farmer shares his experiences at northern conference

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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.

Farmers' daughter is new recruit

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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.

Baltic study group looks at pioneering work taking place in Craven

Craven Herald: The study group explores Ingleborough National Nature Reserve

3:48am Thursday 16th October 2014

WILDFLOWERS experts and farmers from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria played host to a Baltic study tour group, showcasing some of the pioneering work taking place locally to help protect and restore wildflower habitats.

New support scheme for farmers

2:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

CRAVEN farmers are being invited to the launch of a new business support initiative run by SAC Consulting and funded through The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Community minibus launched in Grassington

Craven Herald: A volunteer helps an elderly passenger

7:12am Saturday 11th October 2014

A NEW community bus service aimed at helping people get out and about has been launched in Grassington.

Grassington pupils' 'cake bake' aids endangered mountain gorillas

Craven Herald: Aisha Shenton, Zoe Knight, Saoirse Kelly and Rebecca Harrison hold a bun sale to raise money for mountain gorillas

6:37am Saturday 11th October 2014

PUPILS at Grassington VC Primary School baked up a storm to help save gorillas in Africa.

Lots to see in the autumn skies

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6:10am Friday 10th October 2014

Taking an expert look at what is happening in the night sky during October is Martin Lunn, of Earby

Long Preston Floodplain Project celebrates ten years

Craven Herald: Opening of the new bird hive

6:37am Thursday 9th October 2014

CELEBRATIONS have taken place to mark a decade of conservation and education working in harmony with farming on the River Ribble floodplain at Long Preston.

Another prime-time Skipton double for Keelham Farm Shop

Craven Herald: Simon Bennett, left, with his October prime cattle champion at Skipton, joined by buyer James Robertshaw, of Keelham Farm Shop

7:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

A FARM farm shop is well on its way to buying every single prime cattle champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s monthly shows in 2014.

Caged hen rescuer pens book about chickens as pets

Craven Herald: Middletown Allotment owner Andrew Hinkinson writes a book called Chickens As Pets

6:13am Thursday 9th October 2014

A SKIPTON man who rescues caged hens has written a new book about keeping chicken as pets.

Mawson BFL ram achieves 2,000gns top price at Skipton multi-breed

Craven Herald: Richard Mawson with his Skipton Multi-Breeds top price 2,000gns Blue Faced Leicester shearling ram and followers from the same pen. Picture by Adrian Legge Photography

5:29am Thursday 9th October 2014

SKIPTON Auction Mart’s annual multi-breed highlight attracted an increased turnout of 1,264 head of sheep.

Averages soar at Skipton Swaledale female highlight

Craven Herald: Pictured with the champion pen of Skipton Swaledale ewe lambs are, from left, Deborah and Stuart Robinson and judges David and Matthew Airey. Picture by Adrian Legge Photograph

4:34am Thursday 9th October 2014

SWALEDALE females had their annual show and sale day at Skipton Auction Mart, with the entry of 3,579 head selling at an overall average price of £121.44 per head, £29.47 up on last year’s corresponding fixture.

Veritys victorious at Skipton horned wether highlight

Craven Herald: Keith Verity, left, with the family’s first prize Skipton pen of Swaledale wether lambs, joined by judge Ian Lancaster.

4:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

Verity hill farming families from Middlesmoor clinched both red rosettes at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual shows for pens of horned wether lamb.

Strollers organise a series of gentle saunters

3:36am Thursday 9th October 2014

NORTH Craven Strollers Walking for Health group is inviting local people to come along to a gentle saunter.

Autumn Watch returns for fourth year

3:06am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE fourth Autumn Watch fun day will be staged at Skipton Children’s Centre, Brougham Street Nursery and Parish Church Primary School on Saturday.

Young farmers hold jumble sale

3:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

RATHMELL Young Farmers Club will hold a jumble sale at Tosside Community Hall next Sunday, October 19, from 1pm to 3pm.

Ducks to dominate Addingham fair

2:59am Thursday 9th October 2014

ADDINGHAM'S autumn fair will be dominated by ducks when it takes place next Saturday, October 18.

Millennium trust gets a buzz out of new initiative

Craven Herald: Bumblebee volunteers Andy Holden, Brigitte Donoghue, Melanie Fryer, Ian Wilson and Crona Smith

7:58am Thursday 2nd October 2014

COULD the revival of traditional Dales hay meadows help safeguard the future of the British bumblebee?

Spinning a yarn at top event for Craven

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6:07am Thursday 2nd October 2014

PEOPLE from around the world flocked to the second Yarndale Festival, a celebration of all things woollen, at Skipton Auction Mart.

Booth family bags another Skipton NEMSA title

Craven Herald: Pictured with the champion pen of ten Mule gimmer lambs at the second NEMSA highlight are, from left, Chris Pearson, of Pearson Farm Supplies, champion Robin Booth, Armstrong Watson’s Jonathan York, and co-judges Henry Hunt and Andrew Geary.

4:56am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE North Craven Smearsett flock of WA and A Booth was again in championship-winning form when responsible for the victorious pen of ten at the second annual ewe lamb show and sale for members of the North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA) at Skipton Auction Mart.

Strong entry of store cattle

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SKIPTON Auction Mart’s fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale attracted another strong entry of 614 head, among them 87 young feeding bulls and 513 bullocks and heifers.

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