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Skipton & District News

Hundreds attend open day at newly-refurbished Netherside Hall in Threshfield, home of Christian charity Yorkshire Camps

Skipton Ladies Choir have a busy weekend

Skipton Ladies Choir gets ready for Christmas concerts

Principal Wendy Hamilton is delighted to be involved in the Building My Skills programme

Skipton Academy students learn jobseeking skills for the future

Stumps & Runs & Rock 'n' Roll is the fifth book written by Skipton's Tim Quelch to raise money for charity.

Skipton man writes book to raise money for charity

Santa gets ready for his tour of Skipton

Santa releases his timetable for his tour of Skipton

Drivers airlifted to hospital after two-car smash blocks A59 for four hours

Drivers airlifted to hospital after two-car smash blocks A59 for four hours

One of the most popular tweets from Craven District Council on #OurDay - Bryan, our @BradfordUni student, finds a detonator in the lead mining collection

Councils take to Twitter for #OurDay

The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group will meet at the Soroptimist Rooms in Skipton

Meeting will look at local heritage projects

The Garden Rooms at Tennants of Leyburn, where the Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair takes place on December 18 and 19

Christmas Fair in the Yorkshire Dales promises seasonal good cheer this December

Craven Volunteer Centre will hold a volunteer drop-in centre

Festive fun on offer as Craven Volunteer Centre holds a volunteer drop-in centre

Dibbles Bridge where consultant cardiologist Dr George Ballard died

Cyclist death inquest hears notorious Dales bridge to be made safer

Sutton man admits drink driving

Sutton man admits drink driving

Competitors take part in the first Santa fun run in 2013

West Craven gears up for Santa Fun Run

Veronica James, rector of Holy Trinity, Skipton, will hold a Light up a Life service

Celebrate a life this Christmas

Carla Weatherill with her Slimming World team developer diploma

Awards for Slimming World team

West Craven High School's 7-a-side football team won the Pendle Inter Schools Tournament.

West Craven football youngster taste football success

Afternoon tea dance at Skipton Town Hall a great success

Afternoon tea dance at Skipton Town Hall a great success

Graham Hamilton is retiring in the summer

Headteacher of Ermysted's Grammar School to retire

More rubbish dumped in Bog Lane within days of the last lot being removed by Craven council.

Fly-tippers target Stirton - again

Craven ward councillor Adrian Naylor says there are still many unanswered questions about the infrastructure needed for hundreds of new homes in Silsden

Public can have their say on long-term development plan which allocates 1,200 new houses for Silsden

Garages off Burnroyd Avenue, Glusburn, where the council is to build three starter homes

Planners give the go-ahead for council starter homes in Glusburn

Kate Benton demonstrates wig and hair colour balance to skin tone with student Kay Thompson

Top television and film make-up artist at Craven College

Former Skipton town councillor, James Paton

Skipton Town Council's only Green steps down from council

Santa will set up his grotto in Settle Market Place before going on tour

Santa gets ready for tour of the Settle area

The 1st Kildwick and Farnhill Scout Group is busy preparing for its 74th Gang Show

Glusburn's long running gang show returns to the stage

Rob Dearden, director of nursing at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Attacks on Airedale Hospital staff are down

Sam Walker presents a cheque for £1,500 to Mike Bebbington of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Sam Walker, 12, of Barden, helps to raise cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance after he was airlifted to hospital

Barnoldswick Bake-Off organisers Jenny Purcell, left, and Katie Collins, right, are pictured with judge, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, and some of the cakes baked for last Saturday's charity event.

Barnoldswick cake bakers raise £862 for charity

Police hunt phone thieves in Skipton

Police hunt phone thieves in Skipton

St Joseph's RC Primary School in Barnoldswick was the scene of the tragedy

Man died in Barnoldswick school car park after falling and fracturing skull, inquest told

Irish harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh and acoustic guitarist Chris Newman who will perform at Bentham Golf Club

Bentham charity organises second concert

South Craven accordion player Thom Hardaker who will give a recital at the Yorkshire Music Festival

Cross Hills accordion maestro is a judge at Yorkshire Music Festival

Consultation gives Pendle residents a say on planning matters

Craven District Council chief executive Paul Shevlin expresses solidarity with France

Craven's chief executive expresses solidarity with Paris

Holy Trinity churchwarden Brian Ridehalgh, pictured in 2011, with some of the lead left behind after the Cowling church was victimised by lead thieves for the sixth time.

Grant secures future of Cowling church

Margaret Swainson in action at Settle Ladies Badminton Club

Settle Ladies Badminton Club celebrates the 90th birthday of its oldest member Margaret Swainson

Will Foster as Buttons and Seth Loveday as Scram, the cat, in Embsay Players' pantomime, Cinderella

Nothing is straightforward with Embsay's Cinderella

A Skipton pensioner died after a collision at a school in Barnoldswick

Skipton man, 78, dies after being knocked down in Barnoldswick school car park

Members of Team Angus and some of their sponsors at a garden party staged earlier this year. The family behind this appeal for Manorlands has now staged a successful fundraising ceilidh.

Team Angus family charity team from Glusburn holds well-attended ceilidh to raise money for Manorlands

Police speed cameras not used to raise funds - police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan

Police and crime commissioner denies speed cameras are used to raise funds

Protest leaflet for Madge Bank housing

Hearing set for Cononley housing appeal

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with members of the cast of the new musical The Girls. Picture by John Swannell

New musical based on the Calendar Girls gets its world premiere in Leeds

From left, respiratory nurses Colette Scully and Sophie Carrow, from Airedale Hospital

Specialist nurses from Airedale Hospital offering help to patients with lung problems

Lisa Ledger of Skipton, who will have her head shaved by husband Steven when she reaches her target of £500 for Cancer Research

Skipton woman Lisa Ledger agrees to head shave boost for Cancer Research

Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteers were lauded by North West in Bloom for their efforts with planting at the Memorial Gardens

North West in Bloom plaudits for Barnoldswick

During previous flooding in Earby in 2012, Water Street resident David Males sealed his property from flooding with sandbags

Flood warning issued for Earby

Bolton Road in Addingham. Objectors fear 38 new homes at The Acres could increase traffic problems in the area. (45175377)

Addingham new houses plan agreed

Jennifer Purcell, who is asking if Barnoldswick's infrastructure would cope if a new homes scheme gets the go-ahead

Barnoldswick residents fear infrastructure cannot cope if new homes scheme gets go-ahead

Jukebox Junkies will perform at the Settle Sings for Syria concert. Picture are band members Matt Purcell, Jeremy Cox, Samantha Purcell, David Hutchinson and Alan Bailey

Musicians stage concert in Langcliffe to raise money for Syrian refugees

Youngsters paint murals as part of a makeover of the youth shelter in Cowling Park

Youngsters brighten up the youth shelter in Cowling Park

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