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.

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.

Silsden drama group holds fundraiser

Craven Herald: The lucky raffle winner get a free entry voucher to the wildlife trail at Raygill, which includes a cave lion

1:10pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

An amateur drama group is set to benefit from a community fundraiser in Silsden this Saturday.

Students step out for Skipton children's charity

Craven Herald: Malham Tarn

11:41am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Craven College students are organising a sponsored walk on Saturday.

Hospice will benefit from Steeton coffee morning

Craven Herald: Martin House Hospice at Boston Spa

11:29am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A coffee morning is being held at Steeton on Saturday to raise funds for Martin House children's hospice.

Destination Bangladesh for Malham teenager Naomi Howlett

Craven Herald: Naomi Howlett who is all set to work in a Bangladesh village with the Voluntary Services Overseas and International Citizen Services

9:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A teenager is swapping her village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales for a village in the northwest of Bangladesh for the next three months.

Colleagues get set for Keighley BigK run

Craven Herald: Townend Close Nursing Home staff members Sharon Sorsby, Alvin Cruz and Donna Ashton get into training for the 10k Keighley run

8:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Four staff at Townend Close care home in Cross Hills are putting on their running shoes.

Skipton accountants host free business seminar

Craven Herald: Tempest Arms, Elslack, has been chosen as the venue for The Shepherd Partnership's latest seminar

1:37pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Skipton chartered accountancy firm, The Shepherd Partnership, is set to host a business seminar for the fourth consecutive year next Thursday. March 27.

Celebration of Settle-Carlisle railway line’s rescue

Craven Herald: The Dales Railcard can be used on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle route

8:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the rescue of the line by running a train from Blackpool to Carlisle on Sunday, April 13.

Skipton Girls' High School students launch Yorkshire business venture

Craven Herald: The group of Skipton Girls' High School pupils at the launch of their own business

9:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A group of enterprising Skipton Girls’ High School pupils are promoting the delights of Yorkshire.

Explorers return to Vietnam to discover world's biggest caves

Craven Herald: Robbie Burke, of Bentham

9:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A team of explorers responsible for discovering the world’s biggest cave five years ago are returning to Vietnam this month to “find an even bigger one”.

Interviews just the job for South Craven School students

Craven Herald: Keighley councillor Adrian Farley is pictured interviewing Thomas Cooney.

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

The job interview experience should hopefully be less daunting for South Craven School pupils thanks to an exercise to help them hone their presentation skills.

Rendezvous Hotel comes to the rescue of Girl Guides gathering

Craven Herald: The Rendezvous Hotel, where the wedding fair will be staged

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A big gathering of Girl Guides in Skipton has been saved after the Rendezvous Hotel stepped in to help.

Giggleswick Primary School children raise funds for RNLI

Craven Herald: Pupils hand over the cheque to Dave Thompson

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Having visited Fleetwood RNLI station earlier in the year, pupils at Giggleswick Primary School decided to raise money for the organisation.

Concert in Skipton raises funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Craven Herald: The event will be staged at St Andrew's Church, Skipton

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A concert will be staged in Skipton this weekend to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Children's charity SELFA celebrates £3,000 donation from Sovereign Health Care Trust

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Skipton’s children’s charity SELFA is celebrating after receiving a donation of £3,000 towards its holiday workshops from Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust.

Hebden chef Jim Hirst cooking up new street food venture

Craven Herald: Jim Hirst, who is teaming up with Dan Palmer to launch the street food initiative

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

The latest buzz in foodie circles is “street food”, which is an exciting and affordable way to try different cuisines and quality food at low prices.

Friends of Airedale buy furniture for hospital entrance

Craven Herald: Pictured are Eileen Proud (front) with David Petyt, John Lofthouse, Sue Rodwell, Sally Walker and Diane Hobson

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

The Friends of Airedale have spruced up the main entrance to the Steeton hospital with some new furniture.

Bishop of Knaresborough to give inaugural lecture at Bolton Abbey Priory Church

Craven Herald: Bolton Abbey

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

The Right Rev James Bell, Bishop of Knaresborough, will give the inaugural St Cuthbert’s Lecture at The Priory Church, Bolton Abbey, on the Feast of St Cuthbert, which takes place on Thursday.

Clapham student develops prosthetic fin so woman can learn to dive

Craven Herald: Engineering student Lewis Jones, left, with divers Sue Wright and Nigel Ealand.

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

A mechanical engineering student from Clapham is helping to develop a prosthetic fin to enable a woman who lost a leg in a accident to learn to scuba dive.

Accountant Sarah Middleton celebrates qualification success

Craven Herald: Sarah Middleton

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

An accountant from Skipton is celebrating after passing a professional qualification.

Skipton is the best place to live in Britain, says the Sunday Times

Craven Herald:

7:28am Sunday 16th March 2014

Skipton has been crowned the most desirable area in the country by The Sunday Times’s 101 Best Places to Live in Britain.

Earby croquet quartet prepare for 24-hour Sport Relief event

Craven Herald: Paul Rigge, Roger Schofield, Gary Wilson and Liz Wilson

10:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Croquet players in Earby want to hammer home the point that Sport Relief is not all about young folk.

New venue for Skipton Beer Festival

Craven Herald: The Rendezvous Hotel, where the wedding fair will be staged

10:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Continuing work at Skipton Town Hall has meant a change of venue – and date – for Skipton Beer Festival.

Bentham's Looking Well Written group is awarded £500 grant

Craven Herald: The Looking Well Written group

9:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

A group from Bentham has been awarded £500 to make creative writing more accessible to local people.

Cobbydale Singers' CD raises £500 for Manorlands Hospice

Craven Herald: Karen Jones (right) is pictured receiving the cheque from Elaine Isherwood and Christine Barrett.

9:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Manorlands fundraising struck a chord with the Cobbydale Singers.

Cononley residents keen to save 300-year-old barn

Craven Herald: The historic barn

9:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Despite the withdrawal of outline plans for a controversial housing development in Cononley, residents are still concerned about a historic barn at the site.

Craven businesses warned over no-smoking laws

Craven Herald: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority chairman Carl Lis

9:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Craven businesses flouting no-smoking laws could be hit with a fine.

Volunteers give Earby Youth Hostel a spruce-up

Craven Herald: Earby Youth Hostel

8:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Thanks to a group of volunteers, Earby Youth Hostel has been given a spring clean and make over.

HML wins award for excellence

Craven Herald: The HML site at Skipton

8:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Skipton-based HML, the UK and Ireland’s leading third-party mortgage administration company, has won a Gartner Business Process Management Excellence Award for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Trial date set for woman driver charged with hotelier's death

Craven Herald: Tom Bannister

6:56pm Saturday 15th March 2014

A woman charged with the unlawful killing of a Skipton hotelier will face trial in October.

Yorkshire Dales Society gets geared up to back clothes scheme

Craven Herald: Retiring: Jon Avison

10:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

The Gargrave-based Yorkshire Dales Society is backing national initiative to donate unwanted outdoor gear to groups of young people.

Thornton Hall Farm wins recognition at National Farm Attraction Awards

Craven Herald: Louie Barlow, six, and Sophie Wood, five, make some new friends at Thornton Hall Farm

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A West Craven farm park was named one of the top farm-based educational venues in the country at the National Farm Attraction Awards.

Addingham pantomime raises £1,000 for children's charity

Craven Herald: Jessica Doherty and her pantomime colleagues

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A village pantomime has raised more than £1,000 for a children’s charity.

Deserving Skipton residents treated to pamper day

Craven Herald: Pamper day: from the left, back row: Mandy Sparkes (Craven College), Rebecca Dee, Rebecca Lawrence, Karen MacIntyre, Anita Hogarth, Pauline Snowden, Donna Laminot (Craven College) Front row: Mary Jackson, Pat Haygarth and Pat Howard

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Deserving residents from Skipton’s Greatwood and Horse Close estates were treated to a pamper day.

Airedale Hospital staff honoured

Craven Herald: Nurse Jane Pearce has been awarded a certificate from the Multiple Sclerosis Nurses International Certification Board

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Staff at Airedale Hospital have won national and international recognition for the quality of their work.

Brougham Street Nursery School celebrates 70th birthday

Craven Herald: Youngsters at Brougham Street Nursery in Skipton form a giant 70 to mark the birthday

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Brougham Street Nursery School is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is seeking staff, pupils and Governors who have attended the Nursery School in the past.

Practice is perfect for Skipton Music Festival performers

Craven Herald: Phoebe Newall and Alex Terry at the keyboard to raise money for Skipton Music Festival

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Pupils of Skipton piano teacher Sue Conti have been tickling the ivories for a good cause.

Embsay Primary School pupils take part in Readathon

Craven Herald: Embsay Primary School pupils are  taking part in a three week long Readathon event

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Youngsters have pledged to spend three weeks raising cash to help poorly children enjoy books, plays and literature.

Helpline service for seriously ill patients extended

Craven Herald: Airedale Hospital

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A telephone helpline service for seriously ill patients is being extended.

Pennine Cruisers boss fined for operating boats without a passenger licence

Craven Herald: webpix Skipton magistrates court law courts

7:05pm Saturday 15th March 2014

A senior director of a canal boat company must pay £3,600 for unlawfully running passenger boats.

Yorkshire Mafia holds first Skipton Soiree

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

The Yorkshire Mafia is heading for Skipton.

How Skipton Town Hall could look

Craven Herald: An artist's impression of the new entrance to Skipton Town Hall

10:00am Friday 14th March 2014

A proposed new entrance to Skipton Town Hall has been unveiled by Craven District Council.

Mobile libraries to be axed

Craven Herald: Councillor Andrew Mallinson stands beside the Bradford Council mobile library in Steeton

10:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Mobile libraries will be axed from the end of this month, it has been revealed.

Craven school pupils go bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Craven Herald: Greatwood Primary School’s Emily Atkinson, Flynn Scott, Eibhlis Price and Tyler Hawkins

9:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Schools have gone bananas over the past two weeks.

Calls for swift repair of crumbling road surface in Glusburn

Craven Herald: Councillor Philip Barrett, who opposed the chemical storage plan

9:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Councillors have called for urgent repairs to be made to a “deteriorated” road surface in Glusburn.

Winners are the pride of Barnoldswick

Craven Herald: Some of the award winners

9:00am Friday 14th March 2014

People who had made an outstanding contribution to Barnoldswick have been presented with awards.

Digital plan sounds like a great idea for Craven Museum and Gallery

Craven Herald: Curator Martin Wills is pictured with the new audio machine

8:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Craven’s oral history has been brought into the digital age, thanks to Craven Museum and Gallery’s Talking Treasures project.

Remaining Albion Place unit could be a cafe or restaurant

Craven Herald: Work is under way on the new Albion Place development

8:00am Friday 14th March 2014

The last remaining unit within Skipton’s new Albion Place development could be a small cafe or restaurant.






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