• Craven College undertakes £1.5m overhaul of its IT equipment

    CRAVEN College has partnered with workplace services provider, Apogee Corporation, to undertake a £1.5m overhaul of its Information Technology equipment. By upgrading its existing, tired, devices, the college has transformed its IT department and

  • Craven rail fare dodgers caught out with large fines

    TWO rail fare dodgers who each failed to buy a £7.50 ticket have been fined over £1,000 between them. Joseph Martin, 30, of Market Square, Settle, travelled between Keighley and Giggleswick on October 14 last year but could not produce the fare

  • Skipton Building Society donates laptops to Carleton School

    CARLETON Endowed Primary School has received a fantastic technology boost thanks to a generous donation of 40 laptops from Skipton Building Society for pupils to hone their ICT skills. Interim headteacher Susan Marshall said: "Skipton Building

  • WATCH: Videos of oystercatcher and her newly hatching chicks

    DESPITE being a wading bird, the oystercatcher can chose some unusual places to build its nest which isn't particularly close to water. Here James Wellock captures two videos, one of a parent bird which has built a nest in a hollowed out fence

  • Letter: Sad decision to cancel Manorlands garden party

    SUE Ryder Manorlands Hospice has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s annual garden party, which was due to take place in the hospice grounds on Sunday July 10. Although wider Covid-19 restrictions have ended in England, as a hospice

  • Poacher fined after taking hares from Bolton Abbey estate

    POACHER has been fined after trespassing on land on the Bolton Abbey Estate and taking hares. Adam Colderley, 28, of Poplar Avenue, Horwich, Bolton, pleaded guilty before Manchester and Salford magistrates on June 18 to one charge of trespass at

  • Uninsured Skipton driver receives hefty fine

    A SKIPTON driver has been handed a hefty fine and penalty points after using a car without insurance. Aykut Filiz, 40, of High Street, had the case proved in his absence at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court on June 9. The offence occurred

  • Council facing potential £50m black hole

    A COUNCIL finance boss has revealed North Yorkshire’s new unitary local authority is facing a possible black hole of close to £50m a year, largely due to deficits it will inherit from district councils and high inflation. North Yorkshire County

  • Craven Leisure pool unaffected by chlorine shortage

    THE swimming pool at Craven Leisure, Skipton, will not suffer as a result of a national chlorine shortage. Chlorine shortages have meant some swimming pools across the country having to close, with others being forced to restrict use. The shortages

  • What's the best pork pie in Skipton - in your opinion?

    LOVE them or hate them, those in the former camp will argue that Skipton town centre butchers sell some of the best pork pies by a country mile. But which are the favourites of Skiptoners? As a bit of fun I purchased four this morning. They

  • Vaccination bus comes to Barnoldswick

    A VACCINATION bus is due in Barnoldswick on Friday (June 24) to give residents an opportunity to get protected from Covid this summer. The bus will be in the Co-op car park, Rainhall Road between 10am and 4pm. It will be offering first, second

  • Arts group serves up double-bill of summer specials

    AWARD winning Upper Wharfedale Arts group (UWALS) is to serve up a double helping of summer attractions in coming weeks with a pair of entertaining events featuring renowned food historian Dr Annie Gray and writer/broadcaster Ian Clayton. First

  • Ukrainian folk duo to perform at Bolton Priory Church

    CLASSICALLY trained Ukrainian musicians Julia Kogut-Kalynyuk and Kateryna Trachuk will give a concert at Bolton Priory Church on Tuesday (June 28). The pair, who perform as Dvi Doli, have been in Oxford since May after fleeing the war in Ukraine

  • Drug dealer went on the run to avoid a prison sentence

    A DRUG dealer who went on the run because he faced a minimum seven-year jail sentence as a ‘third striker’ was apprehended when he stepped out of the shadows by opening a bank account and claiming benefits. Richard Mason was arrested in London

  • Settle in clean sweep as they have semi-final spot confirmed

    IT was another clean sweep for Settle’s Ribblesdale League teams at the weekend, including a Ramsbottom Cup quarter-final victory. The first team have now won all ten Senior Division matches this season and are eighteen points clear with a game