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Image courtesy of Liverpool Astronomical Society

Astronomers get ready for a special eclipse of the moon

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Peter Fox is pictured left in the Skipton ring receiving the Edgar Boothman Memorial Trophy from James Boothman, joined by judge David Norcott. Picture by Adrian Legge Photography.

Keen interest at Skipton's opening annual gimmer shearling show and sale

Fast trade for store cattle at Skipton

Fast trade for store cattle at Skipton

Lamb trade is sharper than expected

Lamb trade is sharper than expected

Pictured with the main August Craven Dairy Auction champion and reserve are, from left, Phil Coleman, of ForFarmers, reserve Robert Johnson, joined by his 11-year-old daughter Gemma, judge Frank Wrathall, title winner George Jennings, and Helen Whittaker,

Stainbank herd scoops fifth Craven Dairy Auction championship

Outdoor guidebook writer John Coppack at work on The Kendal Limestone Way

New walk takes in some of Craven's most beautiful villages

A rural crime officer visiting a farm

Police media campaign in line for award

David Smith, right, with his Skipton rearing calf champion, joined by son John and Cogent’s Barry Lawson.

Sutton’s David Smith takes championship at Skipton rearing calf highlight

Champion Lordsplain Spectrum Wendy with, from left to right, judge Peter Hewitt with family and vendor David Martin

Quality sheep on the "ram-page" at Bentham

Morrisons has added a new cheese range to help farmers

More support promised for struggling dairy farmers

Brothers,  John, holding the cow, and Robin Carlisle. John farms in Cracoe and is chief steward at Kilnsey Show. His brother runs the health authority on Rotherham.

Exploring the origins of Kilnsey Show

Cavers setting up the winch at Gaping Gill.

Public challenged to descend Gaping Gill

Amanda Anderson, director of the Moorland Association

Leading countryside organisations say hen harriers need plan for recovery

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St Michaels' and All Saints Church Hubberholme, which has a plaque in memory of J B Priestley

Hubberholme church congregation remembers literary icon J B Priestley

Robert Metcalfe is pictured right with his champion pen of 50 Suffolk-cross lambs, joined by judge David Pennington and co-sponsor’s representative Grace Dobson

Metcalfe Suffolks top performers again at second Skipton store lamb show

Skipton Auction Mart

Skipton calf trade strong again

John Mason with his Skipton cull cow champion

Baines family win another prime cattle championship at Skipton

Amy Simpson on her horse Good Golly goes clear at least year's Malham Show

Craven gets set for summer's agricultural shows

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Trees are dotted about the landscape in central Wharfedale

More trees and woodland could make the Dales even more beautiful – and friendly for wildlife

Jonathan Townley is pictured left with his first-ever Skipton prime lamb champions, joined by buyer James Robertshaw, of Keelham Farm Shop

Clapham's Jonathan Townley secures first Skipton prime lamb title

Star map for August. Image courtesy of Liverpool Astronomical Society

Meteor showers make up for the lack of visible planets

Tom Ryan with his Skipton young bull champion

Healthy trade at Skipton's summer store cattle show

Pictured at the main July Craven Dairy Auction with their respective charges are, from left, reserve champions Mark and Karen Calvert, ForFarmers’ Keith Colley, who is presenting the trophy to title winner Robin Jennings, and judge Dave Berry.

Stainbank herd secures Craven Dairy Auction championship hat-trick

Craven anti-fracking campaigners, from left, Linda Know, Lisa Leddicoat and Mike Schofield after presenting a petition to councillors in Preston

New group set up to protest against possible fracking in Craven and the Dales

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Martin Harper, director of conservation at RSPB

Study reveals extent of moorland burning

The Skipton young handlers’ prime lamb show winners – from left, Rosie Garth and her supreme champion, Josh Lawn and the reserve champion, and Natasha Simpson and her class winner. They are joined by judge Simon Barker.

Three-year-old Rosie shines at Skipton young farmers’ highlight

Jamie and Amy Roberts prepare to welcome visitors to Kilnsey Park. Picture courtesy of Kilnsey Park Estate.

Events serves up the Dales on a plate!

Tom Heseltine is pictured with his red rosette-winning pen of Skipton store lambs

Skipton store lamb opener is hailed a success

Judge Martin Bristol with champion heifer Whytil Lavanguard Snowdrift

Feizor farmers take the reserve championship at Gisburn's pedigree show

Skipton Auction Mart

Good trade maintained at Skipton's prime sales

High Trenhouse is used by recreational and leisure groups, including photographers, artists and quilters

Malham Moor management centre celebrates milestone anniversary

The ruins of England's best preserved lead smelt mills in Old Gang in Swaledale. Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Images bring Dales lead mining story to life

The Dark Green Fritillary is associated with summer. Picture by Carl Watts

Warm weather brings out the butterflies

Bill Cowperthwaite, champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s July prime cattle show, is pictured on Malham Moor with some of his livestock, which are much in favour with buyers such as Keelham Farm Shop, which purchased the latest title winner, and other reta

Skipton Auction Mart needs more cattle for its Monday sales

Hedgehogs are high in the wildlife popularity poll

Humans have a weird attitude to wildlife

Simon Forrester, chief executive of the British Pest Control Association

Farmers face race against time over new pest control legislation

Declining farmland birds such as the lapwing could be helped by the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Forest of Bowland farmers offered incentives to help wildlife

New trees planted at Ormsgill wood near Airton

Money available to create new woodland in the Dales

The sheep pens at Skipton Auction Mart

Lamb prices slip, as numbers increase at Skipton Auction Mart

Skipton Auction Mart

Keelham Farm Shop leads the buying at Skipton Auction Mart

A family gather around a camp fire in the garden in back garden for the Big Wild Sleepout     Picture by RSPB (rspb-images.com)

Take part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout

Bill Mitchell's picture of Hannah Hauxwell, whose harsh life on a Dales farm was documented in a TV programme

Irreplaceable stories from the Dales will be lost without the public's support

The company's Morgan sports car out and about in its natural habitat of the Dales

Dales days out behind the wheel of a classic British sports car

Clapham village shop has been taken over by the community

Volunteers safeguard the Dales

Pictured with Skipton’s July prime lamb champions are, from left, Becky Ellis with five-month-old daughter Isabelle, judge Paul Watson, Richard Ellis and helper

Addingham Moorside family lands its first-ever Skipton prime lamb title

Bill Cowperthwaite, pictured left with his July prime cattle champion at Skipton, is joined by judge Simon Barker. The victor fell to Keelham Farm Shop.

Keelham secures another Skipton prime cattle champion

Farmer Chris Wildman with Blue-Faced Leicester sheep. Picture by Lorne Campbell, Guzelian.

Fifth-generation Dales butchers share some secrets of the trade

Some of today's rescue team outside the newly extended headquarters in Clapham. Picture courtesy of Steve Finch

Craven's Cave Rescue Organisation celebrates its 80th birthday

Skipton Auction Mart

Cattle sell well at Skipton Auction Mart

Sheep wander on and off the newly formed tracks at the new off road driving experience

Land Rover Experience opens at Broughton Estate following an investment of more than £1 million

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