In an interview with Mark Davis, engineer and author Alan McEwen, who runs Dandelion Stone Troughs and Architectural Antiques at Cowling, North Yorkshire, tells of his friendship and his shared interests with northern hero Fred Dibnah. When Alan McEwen was...
A walk around Wilsden can be like stepping into the past. A charming and unspoiled village, it sits solidly on its hillside location west of Bradford, its old blackened stone cottages and terraces standing firm against the West Yorkshire...
Steeped in local history but thriving in the present, the village of Cullingworth sits just a couple of miles from the tourist magnet village of Haworth. With a population of around 3,000, Cullingworth clings to a steep valley slope above...
Craven’s canine population is invited to share in Kingsway Vets recent celebration in achieving Veterinary Hospital Status from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Canine chums, their feline friends and owners will benefit from a free microchipping service ahead of...
The man who was once The Stig isn’t happy with the state of driving in Britain today, and he’s on a mission to do something about it. And Ben Collins, who secretly worked as the Top Gear’s man-in-a-white-suit for eight...
When expectant mum Emma Harwood and husband Colin were told their new baby would be born with a severe brain abnormality, they were given the option of terminating the pregnancy. But the couple agreed the baby was wanted, come...
The sleigh bells are ringing and the halls are decked – yes, it’s Christmas time. So start the festivities with a trip to the famous Skipton Christmas Market. Now in its 21st year, and consistently voted as one of...
High on the moors above West Yorkshire, the former industrial village of Denholme has developed a new life as a place for incoming residents seeking a rural lifestyle. With a name thought to derive from old Norse meaning “a flat...
For a town with just 8,000 people, Silsden has so much going for it that it’s the envy of far bigger places...and especially so in the runup to Christmas. Silsden will be the place to be on Sunday 29 November...
Since I wrote an earlier article, some readers have felt that I do not endorse dog obedience training. The reverse is true. I believe there are many talented dog trainers who get fantastic results with many dogs. However, I do believe...

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