• 'Fiddling supergroup' coming to Settle Victoria Hall

    A BAND formed by friends 30 years ago following a special one-off Valentine's Day performance will be raising the rafters at Settle Victoria Hall on Sunday, April 14. The Feast of Fiddles, born in Nettlebed, South Oxfordshire, on Valentine's Day

  • Schools go head to head in Rotary technology tournament

    STUDENTS from across Craven and West Yorkshire took part in an annual technology competition at Gargrave Village Hall. The 2024 Rotary Youth Technology Tournament, organised by Rotary Clubs across the district, saw 18 teams of students set the

  • Green Party's Kevin Foster launches mayoral bid in Skipton

    THE Green Party's candidate in the race to become the first mayor of North Yorkshire and York launched his Craven campaign in Skipton. Kevin Foster was in Skipton over the Easter bank holiday weekend hitting the campaign trail ahead of the mayoral

  • Exhibition will celebrate Littondale life over the years

    PEOPLE are being invited to share their old photographs and memorabilia for a village celebration of 'Littondale life through the ages' due to take place over a weekend in May. Over the weekend, at Amerdale Hall, and St Oswald's Church in Arncliffe

  • Bentham Line celebrates success in national awards

    THE Bentham Line community rail has picked up a national award for its 'rail to sail' project. Also known as the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership, the Bentham Line won the community creative projects and station arts award at the recent

  • Barlick jewellery designer in running for top industry award

    THE founder and creative director of a jewellery business in Barnoldswick has been shortlisted for an industry award. Mags Walker, of Toolally, in Newtown, will find out in June if she has been crowned Commercial Jewellery Designer of the Year

  • Enter now for Pendle Business Awards 2024

    ENTRIES are being welcomed for Pendle Business Awards 2024. The awards bring the borough’s business community together to celebrate their success, innovation, hard work, vision and entrepreneurship. There are 14 award categories to suit all

  • Midweek cattle trade still going strong at CCM Skipton

    ALTHOUGH lambing time is ongoing a decent turnout of 380 head was seen at CCM Skipton Auction Mart’s fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale late March, with trade remaining strong. This was particularly so among the 108 young feeding bulls and with

  • Letter: Stunned to read candidate's free parking pledge

    I WAS stunned to read that Keane Duncan, the Conservative candidate to be North Yorkshire’s mayor is going to introduce free parking in Skipton and five other North Yorkshire towns (if he wins the election). (Free Parking Pledge by Skipton Mayoral

  • Letter: Free car parking would mean higher council tax

    IT was fascinating to read in the Craven Herald that one of the candidates to become Mayor of York and North Yorkshire has promised to provide free parking for two hours if he gets the job (Free car parking pledge by mayoral candidate, Craven Herald

  • Enjoy the sun, moon and stars with Langcliffe Singers

    AFTER a successful performance of Brahms’ Requiem in November last year, Langcliffe Singers return to Christ Church, Skipton, on Saturday, April 13 to perform a more reflective programme of settings of beautiful poems. And in a first for the choir

  • Letter: Unhappy with garden waste collection bill

    I RECEIVED my garden waste bin renewal notice from North Yorkshire Council back in February informing me that because I had already paid to the end of this March when I paid for a year back in 2023 they were reducing my cost to £42.00 instead of £46.50

  • Craven League worried over wet grounds

    WORRIES that some grounds may not be fit until May has prompted the Timothy Taylor’s Craven League executive committee to take action. After a particularly wet winter, and the prospect of more rain to come, there are fears that some clubs may not