• Letter: Deputy mayor should resign 'for the good of the town'

    SO Skipton's 'yobbish' deputy mayor Cllr Darren Shaw is not going to resign for his appalling behaviour at the town's Moorview Social Club as reported on the front page of the Craven Herald of Thursday, October 7. How can anyone take Skipton Town

  • Skipton see off Halifax in tight affair

    THERE are no fairy stories on rugby fields. Vandals hopes of doing the double over Skipton in League and Cup disintegrated in the second-half as the home side applied increasing pressure. Vandals were strong up front and despite robust defence

  • Disability champion, Althea, dies aged 78

    SETTLE campaigner and local champion, Althea Shevill, has died at the age of 78. Althea suffered a devastating stroke in 2009 and, confined to her motorised wheelchair, became a local champion for disability rights and access. Before her illness

  • Village news from our correspondents

    Austwick Church News: Sunday, October 17, 11am Clapham Harvest Festival and 6.30pm Eldroth Evening Prayer. Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church. All welcome. Austwick Parish

  • Sycamore: Welcome guest or unwanted invader?

    Ian Brand Wharfedale Naturalists Society EACH morning, as I open the bedroom curtains, I am greeted by the sight of a beautiful old Ash tree. Standing 32 metres (105 feet) tall, it is indeed a gentle old giant. Sadly, it now has the early signs

  • A solo show for Silsden artist

    A SILSDEN artist is currently displaying her work in a solo exhibition. Patricia Oxley’s Work in Process – featuring paintings and digital prints – is showing at the Trapezium Gallery, in Kirkgate, Bradford. Patricia sometimes digitally enhances

  • 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

  • COLUMN: Taxing issues facing the Chancellor

    By James Fraser, Tax Partner, Armstrong Watson LLP AT the recent Conservative Party conference, Chancellor Rishi Sunak stated that whilst he wanted to lower taxes, funding the pandemic recovery “comes with a cost” and he is keen to put the country

  • Man collapses and dies while out running

    A MAN collapsed and died while out running at the weekend. The 52-year-old Ilkley man was found by cyclists on Saturday morning on Middleton Moor, near Langbar. Police officers from two forces, West Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Police

  • Martin LEATHLEY

    LEATHLEY Martin Sylvia and Rachel would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy, cards and messages of condolence received during their sad bereavement, also for their attendance at the funeral service

  • Stanley MELLIN

    MELLIN Stanley At Thornton Hall Care Home on 30th September, Stanley aged 92 years, formerly of Earby and Turf Pit Gate Farm, Bracewell. Dear son of the late Thomas and Lillian and brother to the late John. A much loved cousin and friend to many. The


    COLDWELL Jean Jean's family would like to thank everyone for the cards, letters and donations gratefully received at this sad time. Special thanks to Dignicare, Craven Nursing Home and The Community Matrons for their excellent care of mum. Thank you to

  • Joyce WHITE

    WHITE Joyce of Burton-in-Lonsdale died peacefully at home on Wednesday 6th October 2021, aged 92 years. Beloved wife of John, loving mother of Paul and Phil. Joyce will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Methodist funeral service will be held


    KENDALL Rebecca Louise (nee Watson) Peacefully on 9th October with her family surrounding her. Beloved daughter of Julie Holmes and Paul Watson, devoted mummy of Oliver, much loved step daughter of Julie Watson, precious sister of Robert, Amey, Charlotte


    SMITH Shirley Margaret (nee Walker) On 27th September 2021, peacefully at Currergate Nursing Home, Shirley aged 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Robin (AC), much loved mother of Angela and Brian, loving granny of Hannah, Alexa, Rebecca and Emily, great-granny


    ROBINSON Norman Passed away peacefully at home on 10th October, aged 97, dearly loved husband of the late Joan, loving dad of Andrew and Julie, father-in-law of Elaine and Dave, much loved grandad of Simon, Ben, Ashley and Aidan, great-grandad of Sonny


    PRESTON Robert (Bob) Peacefully at Anley Hall Nursing Home on 5th October. Bob aged 90 years of Settle, formerly of Willow Tree, Eldroth and Poulton-le-Fylde. Dearly loved uncle of Kath, Ian, David and Robert and a great-uncle of many. Service and Cremation


    GRANT Christine (nee Rawlinson) Passed away suddenly but peacefully on 7th October, aged 68, dearly loved wife of Anthony, loving mum of Hannah, Nicolas and Jack, stepmum to Kelly, Kirsty and Fiona, cherished grandma, much loved sister of Dianne and Marlene

  • Jean HUDSON

    HUDSON Jean On 6th October peacefully at Airedale Hospital, Jean aged 77 years of Skipton. Dearly loved daughter of the late Edith and a dear friend to many. Jean's funeral service will take place at Holy Trinity Parish Church on Thursday 21st October

  • Margaret Ruth COATES

    COATES Margaret Ruth On Thursday 7th October peacefully at The Bradford Royal Infirmary, Ruth, aged 87 years of Cononley. Beloved wife of the late Russell and a much loved sister and aunt. Ruth's funeral service will take place at St John's church, Cononley

  • Gary Hosker

    HOSKER Gary It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my father Gary Hosker formerly of Airton who passed away 11th October 2021 peacefully in his sleep age 70 in Macclenny Florida surrounded by his family and hounds. He leaves behind his