• Entrants wanted for TV home show

    THE BBC is looking for people who are wanting to make their home more ‘user-friendly. BBC Studios, the makers of ‘The One Show’ and ‘DIY SOS’ is are currently producing a brand-new home makeover series. Is your living space in need of a radical

  • Heritage railway’s free talks

    The Wensleydale Railway Association Trust (WRAT) has been given a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund which has seen the restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Victorian period station house at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire.

  • Jobseekers helped back to work with discounted rail travel

    DISCOUNTED rail fares are being offered to jobseekers in Craven to help get them back to work As part of a national scheme, rail operator Northern is offering jobseekers up to three months discounted rail travel to help them attend job interviews

  • Rail firm discounts jobseekers’ train fares

    RAIL operator Northern is giving discounted fares to jobseekers in the North to help get them back to work. As part of a national scheme, the operator is offering jobseekers up to three months discounted rail travel to help them attend job interviews

  • Barnoldswick acquire speedster from Macclesfield

    THIS morning, Barnoldswick Town announced the capture of Aaron Fleming, who will be joining their squad from Macclesfield FC. Fleming is a left midfielder who can also be employed as a striker. He is also more than capable of weighing in with his

  • Nostalgia: Fred Manby's Garage

    THIS is a cracking old photo of the inside of Fred Manby’s garage which was part of the old foundry site in Lower Union Street. Frederick Manby said: “The garage made at least one car from a self-build guide in Motor or Autocar. I was told this

  • Nostalgia: Craven Ironworks and Fred Manby's

    THIS is an old postcard issued by Fred Manby & Bro showing the iron foundry, in Lower Union Street, and shop on the high street. There is also a picture of rows of fireplaces ready for sale. The foundry had a yard and wharf on the canal. Frederick

  • Virtual view of a Dales lead mine

    AN aerial view of a lead mine spoil on Grassington Moor as you have never seen it before has been released by Historic England. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of the most spectacular archaeological landscapes in the country and

  • Otterbeck’s Cotton Gin wins Great Taste Award

    OTTERBECK Distillery, the brainchild of Nicola Lampkin, wife of legendary trials bike rider Dougie, and Alexa and Chris Ives, who founded Ilkley Brewery, has scooped a Great Taste Award. The business situated at Bell Busk was founded during the

  • 66th Three Peaks Race triumph

    IT had been a two-and a half year wait and there were rumours that Covid 19 delays had provided opportunities for training towards an overdue record attempt on a £500 prize, but past winners of the Three Peaks Race were beaten by two newcomers in a

  • GALLERY: Readers' photos from around Craven and the Dales

    HERE are more of your wonderful photographs taken around the region. We love to showcase your pictures. It could be a seasonal landscape or simply your favourite view of our beautiful surroundings. If you would like to submit a picture, email

  • New homes plan for Gargrave lodged with council

    DETAILED plans to build four new homes on land behind 48 Eshton Road, Gargrave, have been lodged with Craven District Council. The scheme involves the demolition of existing buildings on the site and the provision of parking, associated works and

  • Letter: A wealth of fascinating stories at Kildwick Church

    THANK-YOU you for your words about St Andrew's Kildwick in Craven Diary (October 7). We do indeed rejoice in the award of "major church" status which we share, not just with Bolton Priory but also with Holy Trinity Church in Skipton. Major

  • Barnoldswick rewarded with monthly acknowledgement

    THE Northern West Counties Football League Vice-Chairman Geoff Wilkinson attended Barnoldswick Town's home game versus Congleton on Saturday to present them with their Premier Division Club of the Month award for August 2021. The news comes ahead

  • Wharfedale suffer second half blitz in away day beating

    ON Saturday, a brave Wharfedale succumbed to a Fylde second half blitz in front of a good crowd . An early penalty was converted by Jack Blakeney Edwards in the 12th minute to settle nerves making the score 0 – 3. Then, against the run of play

  • Silsden Whitestar crushed on return

    SILSDEN Whitestar made a disappointing return to Craven League Premier Division action on Saturday with a 3-0 loss at fellow title-challengers AFC Barnoldswick First. A Callum Uttley brace had the hosts in control before substitute Luke Scott rounded