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Keelham Farm Shop In Line For Several Top Awards

As a business in Skipton gets set to celebrate its first anniversary in the town, it’s been revealed the company is in line for a clutch of top awards Keelham Farm Shop took over the derelict former Nicholas Smith Car Showroom on Gargrave road, and after a massive rebuilding and refurbishment project, opened for business a year ago this month. The business, which also has a store in Thornton, is an ethical trader, with a policy of sourcing as much of its stock locally as possible. While major supermarket chains were being castigated for policies of throwing away misshaped fruit and veg, Keelham launches a veg exchange scheme later this month. They’re encouraging local gardeners to bring their excess produce…

Napiers Restaurant In Skipton Receives Impressive Rating From The Daily Telegraph

And a Skipton restaurant has made the hallowed pages of the Daily Telegraph – and it’s achieved an impressive nine out of ten overall rating! Napiers, on Chapel Hill, is described as a “Classic restaurant with rooms specialising in traditionally home-butchered steaks, plus an eclectic neighbouring guesthouse and wine bar”. The Telegraph article heaps praise on the location, the food and drink, but most of all, the service on offer. Owners Ian and Julia Ackroyd are described by critic James Ellis as “ extremely hands on: he runs the restaurant, she looks after a wine bar (in the Coach House) and the rooms”. Ellis said at the time of his visit “Both venues are abuzz with regulars who all seem…

Volunteers Take Over The Search For Missing Skipton Man Rory Johnson-Hatfield

Volunteers are to take over where emergency services have left off, in the search for a missing Skipton man. Rory Johnson-Hatfield has been missing since a night out in York in November last year. Since then emergency services have scoured the river right down to Goole, searches across the city of York have continued, and teams have walked the banks of the Ouse. Now though, the bank searches have been discontinued and will not resume until further information is available. That hasn’t deterred family and friends, who say they’ll continue the land search until Rory is found.

Skipton Police Appealing For Information

Skipton police are appealing for information to help identify a man who sexually assaulted a woman in a business premises in Skipton. The man went in to the premises, which haven’t been identified, at around 10am on Monday morning and asked the victim if she spoke Spanish. He then sexually assaulted her through her clothing before leaving the premises. The man is described as aged in his mid-30s with olive skin, around 5ft 7in tall, of slim build with dark brown, short hair. He had a disfigurement on his top lip, possible a scar or cold sore and spoke Spanish. He was wearing a black, sleeveless jacket with a dark grey hoody underneath and dark blue, baggy jeans. Police are…

Police Launch Appeal To Find Person Responsible For Theft From A Car Parked At Skipton Academy

Skipton Police have launched an appeal to find the person responsible for the theft of a number of items from a car over two and a half months ago On 28 January, sometime between 5pm and 7.30pm, a Honda FR-V VTEC was broken into whilst it was parked in the car park at the Skipton Academy, on Gargrave Road. The Skipton Academy was formerly known as Aireville School Items stolen include a briefcase, ladies vari-focal glasses, a hat, scarf, gloves and an umbrella. Anyone who has any information about the individual in the CCTV image (which you can see on Drystone Radio News’ Facebook page), is asked to contact Police in Skipton. Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak…

‘Pop And Shop’ Parking Scheme Is Being Extended In Skipton

And a ‘Pop and Shop’ parking scheme in Skipton town centre is being extended to the car park at Coach Street. Ten spaces will now be allocated for ‘Pop and Shop’ with a fee of 20 pence for 30 minutes parking. The scheme on the High Street car park has proved very popular and retailers in and around Coach Street and local schools asked the council to look at providing a similar facility on their side of town. It is hoped that the new facility will aide shoppers making a brief visit to town or parents dropping off or collecting their children from schools in Gargrave Road.

The Friends Of Aireville Park Is Taking Part In Tesco’s Bags Of Help Initiative

Local support group The Friends of Aireville Park is taking part in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative, and needs YOUR vote to secure maximum funding for new playground equipment. Bags of Help gives Tesco customers the opportunity to vote for their favourite of three greenspace projects local to their store. The Friends of Aireville Park project will be one of three projects in the Skipton and Clitheroe Stores from now until next Sunday, March 6. Customers at both stores will be given a token with every transaction, which they can use to vote for their preferred community project over the course of a nine-day period. Online customers can take their Customer Delivery Note into store and show this to a…

Team From Skipton Properties Are Gearing Up To Tackle The Yorkshire Three Peaks

Staff from one of our region’s best known construction companies will this summer take on one of the most gruelling challenges the dales has to offer, in aid of a children’s charity On the 25th June the team at Skipton Properties will don their walking boots in a bid to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Charity. They chose to support the hospital because a colleague’s niece lost her battle to leukaemia last year at the age of 11. The company, having recently donated £5,000 to the charity, took a tour of the hospital to see where the money would be spent, and were very impressed with what they saw. The business celebrates…

Exhibition Of Islamic Art At The Craven Museum & Gallery In Skipton

Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton is hosting an exhibition of Islamic art from now until 28th March Called ‘Faith In Art’, the show has been funded by the Arts Council, and has been brought together by the museum and Mobeen Butt, founder of the Muslim Museum Initiative. The promoters are hoping that the exhibition will show visitors the artistic side of Islam – with work on display from some of the top contemporary Islamic artists in the country. Exhibits include calligraphy, geometry, and arabesque, along with illumination, miniature painting, and wood-crafting, You will also see examples of paper-cutting, embroidery, and fabric printing as well as three-dimensional works The exhibits are said to be some of the finest outside London,…

Changes Are Being Proposed To Integrate Skipton Building Society And Skipton Financial Services

Changes are afoot at Skipton Building Society which is proposing integrating its subsidiary Skipton Financial Services with the Society. The move, which is subject to regulatory approval, is intended to help serve customers better with a simpler business structure. There will be no compulsory redundancies. Skipton Financial Services was established in 1988 and has more than 116,000 clients. The provider offers services to people with £10,000 or more to invest – but can provide restricted financial advice only. This means they are limited to certain platforms and products. Over recent years there have been some big changes in financial services and the merger at the Skipton will mean that the society can widen the scope of its activities. The new…

Police Are Looking For A Man After A High Value Theft In Skipton

We’ve got a number of appeals for information and witnesses from police in Craven They’ve released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a high value theft from the Tesco store on Craven Street in Skipton. The incident happened shortly before 5pm on Tuesday 12 January, when a man went into the supermarket, picked up a 22″ Samsung LED WiFi TV and ran out without paying. Anyone who can identify the man in the CCTV is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on101, press 2 and ask to speak to PC Adam Steventon. Meanwhile, still in Skipton, PC Martin Carson is keen to talk to a man and a woman in connection with a…

Morrison’s Continues To Find The Going Tough

There’s mixed fortunes for one of our region’s biggest companies – business editor Kevin Hey brought us the following report: Recent Christmas trading updates from retailers have shown a stark divide between winners and losers. Local supermarket group Morrison switched sides with a set of figures that wrong-footed market analysts. Like for like sales to the beginning of January by value grew by 0.2%, with on-line sales doubling. However total sales fell by 1.2%. Crucially the number of items sold in each shopping basket continues to fall – reflecting a trend that shows no sign of ending any day soon. The company has now shed some 800 head office jobs as it seeks to lower the cost base of the…

Everything Being Done To Reopen The A59 Between Skipton & Harrogate

Everything that can be done to ensure the A59 between Skipton and Harrogate is reopened as soon as possible is being done That’s the message from North Yorkshire’s County highways department and local MP Julian Smith, who says he is in daily contact to monitor progress Daily inspections are being carried out, but at the moment safety must remain the chief consideration, with movement of just less than a metre already detected The situation developed following extreme rainfall – efforts are now underway to divert running water which is thought to be exacerbating the problem It’s hoped the results of the latest inspections will be made available sometime this week

Man Caught On CCTV Stealing From Next In Skipton

Skipton Police have released a CCTV image of a man they need to speak to in connection with the alleged theft of children’s clothing from Next. The incident happened at around 10 to 12 yesterday morning when the unknown man was captured on security cameras entering the store on Thanets Yard. Staff contacted the police at midday after the man left the store without paying for several garments which he had put into a bag. These included a younger boy’s grey knitted cardigan and grey waistcoat and white long-sleeved shirt set, plus a pack of grey and black jogging pants. The man is described as aged 50 to 60, with a thin build and what appears to be a grey…

Regional Banks And Building Society Are Offering Some Of The Lowest Rates Of Interest On ISA Accounts

Three financial institutions in our region have been listed by the Financial Conduct Authority as among those offering some of the lowest rates of interest on open and closed easy-access and ISA accounts. The publication of the list is part of the Authority’s ‘sunlight approach’ which is intended to expose those providers offering a poor deal to their long-standing customers. An analysis of the tables reveals that Skipton Building Society, Yorkshire Bank and Yorkshire Building Society are among the worst offenders. The FCA is hoping that publicising the figures will encourage more customers to shop around and switch providers or accounts to those offering a better rate of interest.