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SkateparkA new state-of-the-art skatepark has opened ahead of schedule in Aireville Park.

The £100,000 skatepark has been designed by world-class company Freestyle in consultation with skaters and users of the park.

Craven District Council has put £37,500 towards the project, and the rest of the cash was raised from sponsors and fundraising events.

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Sam BoatwrightBusinesses are backing local endurance athlete Sam Boatwright who is bidding to break the record for non-stop cycling the length of Britain.

Leading recruitment agency, justteachers, has become Sam’s main sponsor, supporting his athletic endurance adventures to mark its 10th birthday.

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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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