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£19,000 grant is hailed as ‘great news’ for Skipton food bank’s users

Skipton Food Bank has received its first-ever grant of £19,000 from Craven District Council.

Moving Airedale's dementia ward is criticised

A health boss has come under fire for plans to axe a ward for dementia patients at Airedale Hospital and shift it 14 miles to Bradford.

Reliving the great day when the Settle-Carlisle line was saved

A quarter of a century ago the news that the scenic Settle-Carlisle railway line had been saved from closure was broken by the then Public Transport Minister, Michael Portillo. The next day he travelled to Ribblehead, where he was interviewed about the announcement by reporter Andrew Hitchon, who is now editor of the Craven Herald. The two met again at the 25th anniversary celebrations of the line’s reprieve and rebirth.

Threatened Burton-in-Lonsdale school could close by end of summer

A Craven primary school could be closed by the end of the summer – despite strong opposition from the local community.