• New centre seeks caterers

    A FRESHLY-prepared kitchen is on the menu for the right caterer at the Rainhall Centre. Barnoldswick's former Rainhall Road school building has been transformed into a community focal point, housing a cinema, offices and meeting rooms. The regeneration

  • Booze control powers are working say police

    POLICE powers to take drink away from Earby's problem boozers are already having an effect, according to supporters. An alcohol control zone was put in place in the town a fortnight ago, allowing officers to confiscate cans and bottles from people they

  • Couple home from epic challenge

    AN Austwick couple have returned from an epic cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats. Simon and Sally Robinson had both been training hard for the journey to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. They launched their fundraiser after members

  • Hodge earns gold in Austria

    Hebden rower Andy Hodge helped Great Britain secure their best ever medal haul in the opening World Cup regatta of the year held last weekend in Linz, Austria. Eight Olympic class boats from Great Britain took medals, including four gold, from one of

  • Timing of Hornbys departure angers Settle captain

    Settle got an important victory over Earby on Saturday, but a showering of sixes by the two openers did not go over well with the neighbours. Settle pro Jeeva Kulatunga and Mark Verden smashed nine sixes and a total of 24 boundaries as the Marshfield

  • Skipton receives GolfMark award for work with juniors

    SKIPTON Golf Club's work in developing junior golf has been rewarded with an honour from the English Golf Union. Skipton is one of only 28 clubs in the UK to be awarded the Golf Mark by the game's governing body. Richard Brown, regional development

  • Owens takes five wickets in win at Ben Rhydding

    Skipton travelled to Ben Rhydding with several regulars absent, including overseas spinner Ajay Rajput, but returned with all six points having beaten the Ilkley side by five wickets. Captain Damian Smith won the toss and elected to field throwing the

  • Embsay teen hits maiden century

    Crossflatts continue to confound everyone as they march on at the top of the First Division of the Mewies Solicitors Craven & District Cricket League. There was a terrific tussle at Cullingworth where the home side finally scored their first ever win

  • Naturewatch: It's a hard life for our starlings

    IT seems impossible to go outdoors at the moment without hearing the ear-piercing screeches of young starlings out of the nest. On roof tops, in hedgerows and on lawns they really are abundant and are making life tough for the adult birds, who are spending

  • Kept in tow by my 15-year-old daughter

    Being made to feel like a naughty nine-year-old by your own children is a sobering experience and one which I have frequently endured recently as my 15-year-old daughter attempts to drag me into the 21st century in respect of domestic waste recycling.

  • Leeds fans step out on hallowed turf for diabetes charity

    TWO lifelong Leeds United supporters played at their team's hallowed ground and raised £1,000 supporters Lee Hartley, from Draughton, and Lee Windle, from Hellifield, were joined on the pitch by Lee's son, Thomas, who goes to Water Street school and

  • New officers strengthen police presence

    POLICE Community Support Officer Kelly Jackson has joined the Cross Hills team. PCSO Jackson has moved from Skipton to become the second community support officer in South Craven. Neighbourhood policing sergeant for Cross Hills, Steve Scott, said: "

  • Gala enjoys a glorious day

    The organisers of Horton-in-Ribblesdale gala awoke to superb weather on Saturday for the staging of the 36th annual village event. Penyghent was resplendent as it bathed in sunshine and a light breeze created a near perfect temperature for the 150 athletes

  • Fraudulent card used to steal petrol

    ALMOST £200 worth of petrol was stolen in a raid on Skipton Tesco's supermarket using the fuel card system when the store was shut, a court heard. Skipton magistrates were told that eight men in four vehicles filled their tanks and additional cans with

  • Burglars look forward to a warm summer

    WHILE we keep our fingers crossed for warm weather, police are praying it will not be accompanied by a spate of sneak-in burglaries. Officers are reminding people to keep their windows and doors secure when they are in the house or out in the garden.

  • Lib Dems left off the guest list

    A DINNER for leading North Yorkshire businessmen to meet councillors has sparked a political row after only Conservative elected members were invited. Liberal Democrats are to complain that because only Conservative councillors were invited, the £2,502

  • Kaiser Chiefs behind rail safety campaign

    NORTHERN Rail is to re-run its award-winning music-based rail safety initiative this year. The scheme, NorthernTraX, is being spearheaded by Sutton man Chris Leech, who is the railway company's youth and community liaison manager. The initiative is