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Motorists who received parking tickets for contravening certain regulations in Skipton High Street are to be offered refunds following a review by North Yorkshire County Council.

The regulations were introduced last year, following appeals by local people for more flexibility over parking on market days.

The new regulations were aimed at creating that flexibility by making parking permissible on days when the market either finished early, or a large number of stallholders stayed away because of bad weather.

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skipton bridge clubSkipton Bridge Club is inviting those with a heart to learn the card game an ace chance.

The club was founded in the 1980s by talented bridge players Elizabeth Hawkins and Jean Imrie and rented rooms at the Swadford Centre, were it still meets.

Players joined in order to play duplicate bridge, in which skill is a more important factor than luck.

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garnett resizeAward winning photographer Stephen Garnett has been helping students from The Skipton Academy focus on their image.
The former Craven Herald photographer revealed some of the tricks of his trade to students during a day-long workshop with a group of seven youngsters.
Now, pictures taken by the year nine pupils during the event, held at Bolton Abbey, will go on display at the historic priory church.

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cardiac4A rehabilitation service, which supports patients with heart problems in the community, has been extended to help people in the Craven area, thanks to extra funding.

The service, which is run by staff from the cardiac rehabilitation specialist nursing team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, supports patients and their families following a heart attack, cardiac stenting or heart surgery.

Around 200 patients in the Craven area are expected to benefit from the service, which includes a cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme.

Previously, the exercise programme only took place in Keighley and Airedale Hospital but will now also be available in Skipton.

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chicosChico’s take away has closed after fire ripped through the premises.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at the Sackville Street pizza shop on Friday morning.

Crew from Skipton Fire Station were alerted at 6.32am.

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Yorkshire regimentThe Yorkshire Regiment is celebrating its return home to the county with a march through Skipton in the annual Freedom Parade on June 16.

Up to 2,000 people are expected on the streets to welcome the parade, which will consist of up to 160 marching troops, including a Regimental Colour Party, two guards of up to 60, Bn Corps of Drums, accompanied by the Band of the King's Division.

For the first time since 2008, a regular battalion of The Yorkshire Regiment will now be based 'at home' in Yorkshire alongside the Army Reserve Battalion.

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A Bentham accountant, who is currently serving a prison sentence for his fraudulent crimes, was told at Bradford Crown Court last week that he must repay £272,729.86 or face a further three years behind bars.

Geoffrey Langdale was jailed for six years last September after a court heard how he used more than £1m of his client’s money to support his own business and make investments.

The confiscation order, secured under the Proceeds of Crime Act, allows Langdale six months to pay back the money or he will be jailed for a further three years. Once Langdale has paid all of the money back, it will be repaid proportionately to his victims as compensation.

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