BY ELECTION: Richmondshire District Council is holding a by election next month – to fill the vacancy in its Reeth and Arkengarthdale ward.

The election – prompted by the death of Councillor Bob Gale - will be held on February 13.

Anyone wishing to stand for election must have their nomination papers back with the authority by noon on January 17.

Nomination packs are available from the electoral services section at Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond or on 01748-901017.