• Craven through the years

    100 years ago THEFT was in the news. The Herald reported that a man, who appeared to be a navvy, had pleaded guilty to stealing six or eight eggs from a farm in Austwick. The court heard that after being informed of the theft, the farmer chased the

  • Oarsome foursome become the great eight

    ANDY Hodge showed his versatility by helping Great Britain to gold on a historic day at the World Cup in Amsterdam. Hodge, from Hebden, is normally part of a world-class men's four including Alex Partridge, Steve Williams and Peter Reed. However, the

  • Sophie's choice unveils a major new talent

    SOPHIE Myles looks to have a bright future in golf after the 13-year-old won the Yorkshire Girls B division title for 21-26 handicaps. Sophie, pictured left, is a product of the Skipton Junior Academy, which has laid emphasis on getting more girls to

  • Youth and a hot Kulatunga bat lead Settle to victory

    A balanced bowling attack and a hot bat by pro Jeeva Kulatunga lifted Settle to victory against Whalley in Ribblesdale League action on Saturday. The Settle bowlers got stuck into the Whalley batsmen, who were at the crease first on their Station Road

  • Three wins on the spin boost Skipton’s promotion hopes

    Skipton's spin twins Andrew Fergie and Ajay Rajput turned in match-winning figures to give Skipton maximum points for the third game in a row. Previous victories against Ben Rhydding and Bolton Villas, as well as last week's washout at Colton, preceded

  • Full steam ahead for Fred Trueman statue

    Cricketing legends came together to commemorate the life of Fred Trueman, with the launch of the Fred Trueman Statue Appeal. Friends and family of the late, great Mr Trueman gathered at Leeds railway station to unveil a commemorative train in his name

  • Craddock keeps his cool to steer Thornton home

    The weather still had a big influence on the games last Saturday, producing some relatively low scores and tight finishes. The leaders of Division One, Thornton, stayed on top after beating Embsay at home. They won the toss asked the visitors to go

  • Plenty to see high up in the Dales

    MY wife and I were lucky to spend the weekend with friends who have a cottage within earshot of the Ribblehead viaduct. This has always seemed like one of the wildest parts of the Dales - barren and wind-swept, with just the odd meadow pipit and curlew

  • The Victoria at Kirkby Malham

    A couple of Sundays ago I walked up the Pennine Way to Malham and on the way, somewhere near Airton, fell into conversation with a local taking his girlfriend for a walk before shearing. I asked where the best place to eat in Malham was, and his advice

  • Anthea puts the art into mart

    IT isn't quite selling refrigerators to Eskimos. And the lady in question had staged art festivals in castles and Methodist churches, had even worked with the controversial sculptor Damien Hirst to organise a travelling art exhibition based on the somewhat

  • Yippee! No more smokey pubs

    Firstly, I am 100 per cent in favour of everyone having as much freedom of choice as possible. I firmly believe government should only interfere in matters of personal choice in exceptional circumstances. That said - yippee! The ban on smoking in enclosed

  • Police renew appeal for witnesses to beating

    POLICE are renewing an appeal for information about an assault in which a teenager lost consciousness following a beating in the car park of Skipton's bowling alley. The 15-year-old victim was at a party at the Matrix, on Sandylands Business Centre,

  • Big star to open Skipton Sheep Festival

    JAZZ sensation Clare Teal is to return to her roots to open Skipton's annual Sheep Day on Sunday. Clare, who grew up in Kildwick and went on to achieve national recognition when she signed with Sony Records in 2005, in the biggest-ever recording deal

  • All eyes on 'flying' boat

    A 60-feet long barge being lifted by crane into the Leeds-Liverpool Canal drew a small crowd to Skipton Canal Basin. The £55,000 Sailaway boat was built by the Liverpool Boat Co Ltd - the largest builder of steel canal boats in the UK. At 12 feet, it

  • An 'ACE' taste of Army life

    A CRAVEN school deployed its students into barracks so they could gain first hand experience of Army life. Students from Upper Wharfedale School, in Threshfield, were among 20,000 teenagers attending the 2007 Army Careers Exhibition (ACE) at Marne Barracks

  • Pool gets ready for knockout event

    INGLETON swimmers are pumping up their water wings in readiness for this Sunday's It's a Water Knockout at the swimming pool. Six teams are taking part and the third annual event which kicks off with fun and games from 12.30pm to 4pm. The day will include

  • Bogus driving instructors operate in Skipton

    Bogus driving instructors are working in and around Skipton. Now a special investigator has been appointed to track down the illegal tutors working in the town. Andrew Rice, head of the recently formed fraud and integrity department at the Driving Standards

  • Century of memories at Skipton Working Men's Club

    BEER is even cheaper than usual at Skipton Working Men's Club. But it's not every month you celebrate your centenary. And while in some parts of the country the working men's club might be struggling, Skipton's is on a sound financial footing, with

  • Private firm piggybacks on to charity profits

    LEAFLETS pushed through doors in Skipton and surrounding areas urging donations of old clothes for the "Children's Welfare Foundation" have been confirmed as a scam. The leaflets urged people to leave out old clothes which would help organise "holiday

  • All hands to the pump to save Dales festival

    A REDUNDANT birthing pool pump came in handy this week when a marquee flooded. Organisers of Grassington Festival woke yesterday to find the area at Colvend Car Park, where the marquee is sited, ankle-deep in water. With comedian Joe Brand due to play