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Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:56:42 +0000

Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:56:42 +0000


Giggleswick's Wendy and Peter show is a sell-out

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:00:00 +0000

GIGGLESWICK School’s Richard Whiteley Theatre was a sell-out last week for four performances of Wendy and Peter, a retelling of the Peter Pan story.

National park bosses urges developers to build more houses in Yorkshire Dales

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:26:00 +0000

NATIONAL Park chiefs have sent out a message that the Yorkshire Dales is open to new housing developments in a bid to keep communities vibrant.

MP promoted to chief whip in aftermath of Sir Michael Fallon resignation as defence secretary

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:02:14 +0000

MP Julian Smith, whose Skipton and Ripon constituency includes Settle, Bentham, Clapham, Ingleton and Burton-in-Lonsdale, has been promoted to Chief Whip as part of Prime Minister Theresa May's mini-reshuffle in the wake of the claims of sexual harassment in Parliament.

Sheep rustlers strike again

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:07:07 +0100

Another incident of sheep rustling has been reported in Craven.

Two incidents of sheep rustling reported to police

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Sheep rustlers have stolen a number of animals from the Eldroth and Austwick area.

Woman rescued from river

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100

A woman was rescued from the river by a member of the public in Gargrave last night, say North Yorkshire Fire Brigade.

Tributes paid to Settle United FC stalwart Alan Dinsdale, who has died at 75

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:04:20 +0000

TRIBUTES have been paid to a stalwart former player and official of Settle United FC, who has died at the age of 75.

Cut price visits to Ingleborough cave are on offer

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:58:04 +0000

VISITORS are being offered a one-off chance to visit the spectacular under-ground delights of Ingleborough Cave in a celebration of Mothers' Day and English Tourism Week when tickets are being offered at half price on Sunday, March 26.

Screenings to be held of historic railway films of Settle Carlisle line

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:32:23 +0000

A series of film shows about the Settle-Carlisle Railway are being screened in March.

Send us your old photographs depicting life in the area in years gone by

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:39:32 +0000

PHOTOGRAPHS from the past can often evoke a rosy glow of nostalgia.

Opposition grows to school closure plans

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:13:19 +0000

CAMPAIGNERS fighting the planned closure of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School have won the support of the national park authority and Craven District Council.

Warning to take care on roads as snow fall hits Craven district this morning

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:42:23 +0000

North Yorkshire Police have warned drivers to take care on the roads as snow hit the Craven district overnight.

Walker suffers suspected dislocated knee

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:50:59 +0000

A WALKER was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected dislocated knee on his way down from Ingleborough yesterday.

Road closed near Skipton

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:23:47 +0000

EMERGENCY services are dealing with a collision which has closed Grassington Road, near Skipton, in both directions.

Dales man is running up Pen-y-Ghent 60 times on consecutive days

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:30:24 +0000

DAYDREAMING while basking on a Corsican beach, fell runner Brian Stallwood found himself musing about how to celebrate his approaching 60th birthday.

Traffic threat to bridge on A65

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:54:08 +0000

COUNCILLORS have called for a quick solution to ensure an historic bridge on the A65 can continue to carry huge volumes of traffic.

Cave rescue group called out after walker becomes lost in dark

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:59:14 +0000

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out on Saturday after a walker reported himself lost.

Dark skies festival to brighten up tourism in the Dales

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:15:49 +0000

Stargazers are expected to flock to the Yorkshire Dales in February for the second Dark Skies Festival.

Rescue group called out after teenage walker is injured

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:33:14 +0000

The Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out after reports a 17-year-old walker had been injured at Crummack Dale, Austwick.

Buyer wanted for quarry

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:30:16 +0000

A BUYER with a vision is being sought to buy the disused Giggleswick Quarry, near Settle.

Council forges ahead with Dales primary school closure plans

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:44:50 +0000

PLANS to close Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School are forging ahead - despite the decision of the governors to advertise for a new headteacher.

UPDATED: Man, 20, found dead at foot of Malham Cove

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:30:00 +0000

A 20-year-old man has died after an incident at Malham Cove on Saturday.

Dalesman exhibition moves to Bentham

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:17:15 +0000

A LIFE of the Yorkshire Dales through the eyes of journalist and author, the late WR 'Bill' Mitchell is under way at Bentham Library.

Town prepares to turn on its Christmas lights

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:51:05 +0000

THE festive season will kick off in Settle with the switching on of the lights in the Market Place from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, November 26.

Craven hit by first snowfall of the winter

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:01:53 +0000

The first snow fall of winter has fallen in the Craven area.

Host towns named for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:23:58 +0100

THE six towns to host next year's Tour de Yorkshire have bene announced.

Flying Scotsman visits Craven area

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:27:26 +0100

The train dubbed the most famous in the world paid a flying visit to Skipton yesterday.

Yorkshire is revealed as host region for world cycling event

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:37:05 +0100

Yorkshire has secured another hugely prestigious cycling event, it has been revealed.

Huge public support helps throw lifeline to Settle Pool

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:04:23 +0100

A BUSINESS plan launched to keep a swimming pool afloat has been flooded by supporters of its future.

Three Peaks walkers helped down from Ingleborough

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:36:55 +0100

FOUR walkers had to be helped down from Ingleborough by Cave Rescue Organisation volunteers.

White Scar Cave forced to close for a day on Monday after dramatic flash flooding

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:20:00 +0100

WHITE Scar Cave at Ingleton has reopened after overnight flooding on Sunday night hit the area.

Two walkers rescued at Ingleborough

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:26:00 +0100

Two walkers were rescued at Ingleborough on Saturday night.

Life-saving defibrillator installed at rugby club

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:56:21 +0100

A RUGBY club based in Settle is to run training sessions for the community that could help to save lives following the installation of a new 'public access' defibrillator.

UPDATED: Two people cut free after crash on A65 between Long Preston and Settle

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:20:00 +0100

TWO people were freed from their cars after an accident on the A65 between Long Preston and Cleatop, Settle yesterday.

Teenager commended for efforts to save man from drowning

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:22:59 +0100

A TEENAGE boy who waded into a flooded river to try to save a man from drowning has been commended for his bravery.

Museum aims to recreate historic First World War cricket match

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:41:41 +0100

THE Museum of North Craven Life is hoping to create an historic cricket match from more than a century ago.

Driver airlifted to hospital following crash on A65

Mon, 09 May 2016 17:00:00 +0100

THE driver of an HGV was airlifted to hospital following an accident on the A65 near Austwick on Saturday.

Rescuers help walkers in trouble on the Three Peaks

Mon, 09 May 2016 16:00:00 +0100

MEMBERS of Clapham's Cave Rescue Organisation turned out three times last night.

Settle in gear for arrival of cycling's Tour de Yorkshire

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:30:00 +0100

CYCLING fans are hoping that the weather gods are smiling as Settle prepares to welcome some of the best professional riders in the world to the town when the Tour de Yorkshire arrives tomorrow.

Giggleswick man Trevor Hicks welcomes unlawful killing verdicts on Hillsborough victims

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:57:40 +0100

GIGGLESWICK man Trevor Hicks has welcomed the unlawful killing verdicts on the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Long Preston

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:21:41 +0100

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision with a car near Long Preston on Saturday.

PICTURES: Beacons across area celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0100

CUMBRIANS celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday yesterday in a series of special events. 

Where to see beacons blazing tonight for the Queen's big day

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:40:00 +0100

BEACONS are to blaze on fell tops across Cumbria and church bells will ring out as towns and villages join in the celebrations for The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Sheep rescued from Dales rift

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:09:38 +0100

RESCUERS went to the aid of a sheep stuck in a four-feet deep rift near Turbary Road, Kingsdale.

Queen tribute band will make second attempt to play in Settle

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:37:47 +0000

QUEEN-ESQUE - a North West based Queen tribute band - will be heading to Settle on Saturday after its December date was called off due to the flooding.

Dales screenings planned of Alan Bennett film The Lady in the Van

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:07:36 +0000

SEVERAL Dales screenings have been organised of Alan Bennett's film, The Lady in the Van.

Timings for Tour de Yorkshire cycle race announced

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:56:53 +0000

DETAILS of the Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race, which will finish in Settle on the first of its three days, have been announced.

Rescuers help stuck caver and hypothermic walker on Ingleborough

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:00:00 +0000

MEMBERS of the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation attended two callouts in two days.

Back our pool, say campaigners in Dales village

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:07:24 +0000

BACKERS of a town swimming pool are being urged to take part in on-line surveys as part of a bid to secure its long term future.

PHOTO: Spring snow on Penyghent

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:58:03 +0000

ANYONE out walking close to high ground over the last few days will have seen many of our fells and peaks covered in snow.