Bird man of the allotments is told most of his flock must go

Craven Herald: Ashley Marshall who suffers with Downs Syndrome gets threatened with eviction from his allotment because he as too many birds on his site. (10331559)

7:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

A YOUNG man with Down's Syndrome whose passion for birds has given him a new lease of life has been told he must drastically reduce his flock.

Bantams welcome former City manager

Craven Herald: Terry Dolan

9:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

TERRY Dolan, one of the most successful managers in Bradford City’s history, is the guest speaker at the next meeting of Skipton Bantams - the Bradford City supporters club.

Police target criminals on the move in Craven

Craven Herald: stephen garnett (10270762)

7:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

TRAVELLING criminals beware - we're watching you!

Conference focus on Settle cheesemonger

Craven Herald: (10208627)

6:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

SETTLE cheese specialist Andy Swinscoe is being used a s a case study for a conference focusing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Special event will remember the soldiers that left Craven for the First World War battlefields

Craven Herald: Recruits leave Settle Railway Station in September, 1914

6:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and students from The Skipton Academy will recreate the send-off that the first recruits from Settle received 100 years to the day after they departed for the Great War.

Stories challenge is out of this world

Craven Herald: Charley Tyrer, from Settle Storytelling Festival, gets in practice for the event which will take place from October 10 to 12

6:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

SETTLE Storytelling Festival has launched a drawing competition – to design a space ship.

Bradley Family Day hailed a success

Craven Herald: A young visitor tries his hand at plate spinning

6:19am Thursday 18th September 2014

BRADLEY Family Day has been hailed as a great success.

Cross Hills sub-postmistress steps down

Craven Herald: Sharon Latta retires from the Post Office after working there for 31 years

6:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE long-time sub-postmistress of the award-winning Cross Hills post office is stepping down.

Grassington businessman sentenced for indecent images

Craven Herald: (10379607)

6:13am Thursday 18th September 2014

GRASSINGTON businessman Joe Azzopardi will have to move house after admitting the making of indecent images, Skipton magistrates were told.

Stalled bus blocks Skipton car park

Craven Herald: Coach driver Doug Harrison throws water on the brakes to cool them down

5:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BRAKES malfunction forced a bus to make an emergency stop, blocking an entrance to Skipton's High Street car park on Monday morning.

Well-known football referee James Dick dies at age of 83

Craven Herald: (10427352)

5:41am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WELL-KNOWN football referee who officiated at more than 1,700 local matches has died at the age of 83.

Skipton Gala funds opportunity

Craven Herald:

5:35am Thursday 18th September 2014

ORGANISERS of the Skipton Charities Gala are asking community groups or local good causes to come forward if they wish to be considered for a donation from funds raised at this summer’s successful event.

Couple who met at Skipton mill celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

Craven Herald: Jack and Shirley Beresford celebrate their diamond wedding

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A COUPLE who met when they both worked at Mark Nutter's Mill in Skipton celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary today.

Review of Tunstill's Men: An accomplished act of remembrance

5:21am Thursday 18th September 2014

Tunstill's Men,

Hotel challenges people to get baking

Craven Herald: Staff Emily Whitaker, Billy Kosztolanyi, Chris Fenton, Janice Burnside, Sarah Wilson, Angus Moffat, Michele Graham-Roe, James Stead and Bridget Kocsomba bake a cake for Macmillan's coffee morning

5:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE team at Herriot's Hotel, Skipton, is challenging people to get baking.

Planning blueprint goes out to consultation

5:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

CRAVEN'S long awaited planning blueprint for the next 15 years will go out to public consultation next week.

Repair centre holds charity car wash

Craven Herald: Tony Piotrowicz, Andrew Webb, Chris Wilson, Phil Priestley, Pete Johnson, Joe Barker and Sophie Piotrowicz are ready for action

5:13am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF at Skipton Body Repair Centre will be swapping spanners for sponges on Saturday.

Skipton housing plans set to be approved

5:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

DETAILED plans for an estate of 45 new homes off Raikes Road, Skipton, are set to be approved.

Proposed new rules for Skipton High Street parking

Craven Herald:

4:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

TWO hour parking on Skipton High Street setts is to be scrapped.

Councillors agree it was right to reinstate "pinch point" road crossing in Skipton

Craven Herald:

4:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

A committee has accepted that a "pinch point" in Otley Road, Skipton, was right to be re-instated after it was removed to make way for the Tour de France, this summer.

Speak out about sexual abuse, urges Cononley man

Craven Herald: Robert Minton-Taylor

4:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A UNIVERSITY lecturer who suffered sexual abuse as a child in boarding school has hailed the courage of Skipton-born Ruzwana Bashir in speaking out about her own abuse.

Woman trampled by cows

4:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN suffered a suspected broken leg after being trampled by cows.

'Auntie Jennie' celebrates her 100th birthday

Craven Herald: Jennie Garnett celebrates her 100th birthday

4:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

FIVE generations helped to celebrate the 100th birthday of great great great grandmother Jane Garnett.

Residents object to two planned housing estates in Embsay

4:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

RESIDENTS of Embsay and Eastby have submitted more than 750 pages of written objections to two planning applications for 53 houses, which they feel could destroy the unique, rural nature of the villages.

Builders attempt to alleviate traffic issues

4:08am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SCHEME to alleviate traffic problems caused by ongoing building work at Granville Street, Skipton, is set to be approved.

Martha completes Three Peaks Challenge

Craven Herald: Martha's 3 Peak Challenge for MS

6:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SKIPTON Academy pupil Martha McAdam decided to set herself the challenge of completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks in a day, with the aim of raising money for the MS Society. Fourteen-year-old Martha dragged along her dad and her dog, Obi. Martha had to really push herself and she very nearly gave up before attempting the final hill, Ingleborough. However, after a glass of apple juice in Chapel-le-Dale, she set off again. After struggling to the top of Ingleborough she found her second wind, ran the last two miles and was delighted to finish in 12 hours and one minute, beating her dad by quarter of an hour. Martha has set up a JustGiving page and if anyone would like to help her reach her fund raising target of £250 please visit:

Bombers over Barnoldswick

Craven Herald: Bombers over Barnoldswick

6:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE last two flying Lancaster Bombers carried out a flypast over Barnoldswick on Sunday, September 7.

Canoeist tackles 112-mile Source to Sea challenge

Craven Herald: Robin Naylor with a Aqua filter which he will use to drink water taken from the river during his journey

3:19pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 61-YEAR-OLD man has started a 112-mile charity canoe challenge along the River Aire – and he will drink the river’s water along the way.

Burnsall pupils help endangered rainforests

Craven Herald: Burnsall pupils raise money for the rainforests. Pictured with the yarn bombed bike are Maisie Longthorne, George Walker, Seth Benn, Sam Walker, Beatrice Benn and Kitty Boot

7:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BIKE, "yarn bombed" by key stage two children at Burnsall Primary School, will go on show as part of this year's Yarndale Festival.

Volunteers thanked for 'amazing' work

Craven Herald: Members of the Dales Volunteers north east team, from the left. Chris Grundy, Steve Eyre, Dick Laidler and Andy Venus. Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

7:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are lending a huge helping hand to the job of keeping the Yorkshire Dales National Park in tip top condition.

SBS volunteers help with tree planting

Craven Herald: Ben Procter with YDMT's Chris Lodge securing a stake support

7:14am Monday 15th September 2014

A TEAM of volunteers from Skipton Building Society’s finance department joined local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) for an afternoon of woodland management activities at Beamsley.

Pub walk raises funds for Bosom Friends charity

Craven Herald: West Craven pub walk organiser Sharon Fenton

5:51am Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than a hundred people took to the footpaths of West Craven on Saturday to raise money for a local charity.

Silsden school wins silver in Sainsbury's sports award

Craven Herald: Pupils from Hothfield Junior School celebrate gaining the silver Sainsbury's sport award (10049496)

7:59am Sunday 14th September 2014

COMPETITIVE games helped Hothfield Junior School win the silver in a government-led sports awards scheme.

Housing association organises community day

Craven Herald: Scarlett Wallace, PCSO Sarah Hargreaves and Sophia Brewin

7:31am Sunday 14th September 2014

YOUNG residents of a housing association scheme in Skipton enjoyed a range of fun activities as part of a summer community day.

Friends excavate old mortuary

Craven Herald: Archaeologist Janis Heward supervises the team in the trench where the flue was found

7:29am Sunday 14th September 2014

THE Friends of Skipton's Raikes Road Burial Ground have carried out a small excavation of the mortuary in the old Victorian cemetery, which opened between 1846 and 1878.

Earby man with lifetime of service earns award

Craven Herald: Ken Tennant wins the Malcolm King Award for services to the community of Earby

6:50am Sunday 14th September 2014

A MAN who has given a lifetime of service to Earby has won a community award.

Chess tournament attracts players across the world

Craven Herald: Joost Van Reij of Holland (left) plays Jon Jordan (organiser)

8:01am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE first Appletreewick and Skyreholme International Chess Tournament attracted players from all parts of Britain, Ireland, Holland and the USA.

Serving up treat for hospice

Craven Herald: Gilly Milnes with Manorlands volunteer, Judy Newiss and club chairman, Glenn Frost.

7:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

CROSS Hills Tennis Club held its annual charity fundraising day in aid of Sue Ryder's Manorlands Hospice.

New band leader meets Sutton pupils

Craven Herald: Band leader Ola Ness is joined by Sutton Community Primary School pupils Grace Harney and Ben Feather, both nine (10016957)

7:15am Saturday 13th September 2014

=THE leader of a new community brass band being set with £50,000 in lottery cash has met pupils of a Sutton-in-Craven school.

New Skipton rector makes history

Craven Herald: Revd Veronica James receivies her "charge" from Bishop James Bell, Bishop for the Area of Ripon with (on left) Archdeacon Paul Slater and (right) Canon John Paton, representing Christ Church, Oxford, the patrons of the parish.

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

HISTORY was made when the Rev Veronica James was installed as the new rector of Holy Trinity Church, Skipton.

Settle footballers complete Leeds and Liverpool Canal ride for charity

Craven Herald: Charity bike riders from Settle Football Club who raised £3500 for charity by cycling 130 miles on the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Picture shows Mick Mounsey, Lee Walker, Elliot Firth, Adam Smith, Matthew Cardus, Matthew Baines, Daniel Mellor and Sam

6:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

A GROUP of Settle lads cycled the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and raised £3,500 for a children's charity Jack's Journey and Settle Football Club.

Sun shines on Bradley Family Show Day

Craven Herald: Brownies provide colour to the parade dressed as minions

6:25am Saturday 13th September 2014

AFTER a day of heavy rain on Saturday, the clouds parted and Bradley enjoyed one of the sunniest family show days in recent years on Sunday.

Appeal launched to fund new splash zone at Ingleton Swimming Pool

Craven Herald: Artist's impression of  the new Splash Zone facility, which will be built adjacent to the open air swimming pool at Ingleton

6:08am Saturday 13th September 2014

VILLAGERS are aiming to carry out the second major refurbishment of their community open-air swimming pool since it was launched 80 years ago.

Malham farmer joins national park

Craven Herald: Malham farmer Neil Heseltine who has been appointed a member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

4:15am Saturday 13th September 2014

MALHAM farmer Neil Heseltine has been appointed to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Still in the dark about Skipton man's death on A65

Craven Herald: (10309251)

4:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

MYSTERY still surrounds how a man came to be lying in the A65 where he died under the wheels of a cattle truck.

MP explains his pledge to investigate extent of abuse in constituency

Craven Herald: Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith

1:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

Julian Smith, the MP for Skipton, explains his reaction to shocking revelations about child sex abuse in the town.

Boost for Airedale appeal after charity cyclists complete gruelling Alps challenge

Craven Herald: From left, charity cyclists Christa Baldwin, Ray Cryer, Kevin Owens and Kevin Wharton, at the finish at Airedale Hospital

7:45am Friday 12th September 2014

A TEAM of cyclists has completed a gruelling charity ride through the Alps.

Craven Council responds to police cells closure plans

Craven Herald:

7:17am Friday 12th September 2014

PLANS to close Skipton police cells and reduce the number of sergeants are not in the public interest, says Craven District Council.

Walkers stroll borders of Barnoldswick

Craven Herald: Nearly 30 walkers took part in Barnoldswick's annual Beating the Bounds.

7:15am Friday 12th September 2014

TWENTY-eight walkers took part in Barnoldswick’s annual Beating the Bounds event on the last day of August.

Green-fingered pupils triumph at village show

Craven Herald: The floral displays attract much interest

6:34am Friday 12th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Embsay Primary School showed off their gardening talents at the village show on Saturday.

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