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north yorkshire policePolice are probing the theft of a flock of sheep from a farm near Ingleton.

Rustlers stole 20 Texel cross sheep from a field near Far Westhouse, Ingleton, between 11 and 14 September 2015.

All the sheep had a red dot mark between the shoulder blades and were marked with the flock tag reference UK125254.

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Michael watsonA garage worker is still missing from home despite sightings of his car.

North Yorkshire Police is continuing to appeal for information to help find Michael Graeme Watson.

Skipton man Michael, 41, has not been seen since 3pm on Monday (7 September 2015) when he left his work at the local
Mercedes-Benz garage.

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sir chris hoyOlympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy thrilled students with a visit to The Skipton Academy.

The multiple gold medallist, one of the greatest track cyclists of all time, held a question and answer session with sports-mad students. The school hosted the HOY One Hundred sportive event for Evans Cycles. 

The event itself is a ride around the local lanes and hills of the Dales. Sir Chris himself takes part giving riders the chance to pedal with a legend. 

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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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