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A Dales Life

Cobscar Smelt Mill. Photo: Gordon Hatton.

Family walk ends in grumpiness

Cars parked in Leyburn town centre, North Yorkshire

Leyburn is in a mess

Horses, none of which are Trigger the toxic taxi horse.

The cautionary tale of Trigger the toxic taxi horse

A child geocaching with a handheld GPS device.

Things to do in the Dales when you're dead bored

Bad darts, bad jokes, great flossing

Muldoon, the Tan Hill lamb, whose bits fell off and were eaten by a dog.

Three (not very) festive stories about lambs

Jericho - the new ITV series about the building of a viaduct set in the Dales in the 1870s.

Jericho - a Dales documentary

A Christmas scene not unlike the Willis front room.

'Stick that in the D&S' shouted a member of the crowd after a nasty tackle

Countersett, where once there was a pub called the Boar Inn.

Shoppers choose Bainbridge Christmas fair over Black Friday deals

I refuse to plod around with 'bags for life' under my arm

Real men don’t carry shopping in hessian bags

FLOODS: Reader Thomas Beresford took this photo of a car driving through floods at Hawes, in North Yorkshire. (46601436)

A Dales Life: A1 closure and flooding cause a perfect storm

Walling stone was stolen overnight from beside a road in the Yorkshire Dales.

Bad news week after stone theft and sixth form threat


Agency's otter collecting budget empty

The Empire Cinema in Catterick. Picture: ANDREW YOUNG

Otter killed by motorists heading to the talkies

The explosion ruined the Railway Hotel and that night soldiers not to salvaged what beer they could from its open cellars, presumably as the injured were still being treated nearby.

Wensleydale Railway story could (won't) be turned into film

FIRST CD: I bought my first album, The Very Best of Elton John, from Solid Sounds in Queen's Arcade, in Darlington. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Don't let the sun go down on my musical youth

Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond

Always keep a good earwig story for a rainy day

ROAD ACCIDENT: Two officers from North Yorkshire Police knocked on the door at 4.30am

Boys, cars and a pickle-loving earwig

CHEESE: HRH Prince of Wales visited the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes today he is pictured with cheese maker Stan Johnson. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Bargains in Hawes and ghosts in Richmond

A bagpiper on Sword beach at Normandy, France. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

War legends leave behind enduring mark today

DEVOLUTION: George Osborne has made it clear there will be no deal without regions agreeing to elect a mayor. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Home rule for Yorkshire? No-one asked me...

DINOSAUR REQUEST: What would Lemmy do?

What would Lemmy do?

MISSING: Crayfish appear not to be as common in the River Use as they once were.

Where have all the crayfish gone?

Students at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, in Darlington, collect their A-level results. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Are apprenticeships just conning school leavers?

Have you any ideas what this building might be?

Have you any ideas what this building might be?

Christopher Timothy as James Herriot for BBC's All Creatures Great and Small

Beloved rural show ready for Hollywood reboot

What is the most humane thing to do when you see a rabbit suffering by the roadside?

What would you do if you saw a rabbit suffering by the roadside?

TOASTER DRAMA: The grill just won't do

Toaster demise means opportunity for an upgrade

View towards Muker village from Kearton's Wood, Swaledale, North Yorkshire

Ditch the hygiene standards and pitch that tent

There are 24 different species of bumblebee. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA

Don't bug the bees we depend on for survival

A DALES LIFE: Joe Willis

Park pilgrimage still sounding good years later

Just when you thought it was safe to go in water

Could Islamic State have threatened a takeaway?

Sample of Dales creativity brings on giggling fit

A varied welcome for travelling folk

Who was the mystery man found on the moor at Colsterdale?

Cam belt catastrophe is the least of my worries

This week I saw a man using a public phone box...

DJ Wilko is a winner in the election poster war

Such excitement: fried chicken and chips are on the way

Mating toads at Cod Beck reservoir

Budget bin bags aren't the answer

Nowt to worry about as Dales twang is perfected

Playing the field as election fever grips the Dales (maybe)

'I didn't even know you could buy wine that cost more than a fiver'

An armoured vehicle in a field - it was meant to be on a train

Do you remember that day a tank fell off a train?

An alleged fracas involving Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson took place at Simonstone Hall, according to reports.

Never mind Clarkson's steak strop, it was drinking rose wine that was really unacceptable

Why would a weasel be riding a woodpecker?

News for readers in the Bahamas, Monaco, Worksop and other exotic places

The water in Cogden Beck turned green this week

'The day couldn't have been gloomier if I'd driven to Chernobyl with no sweets and a stone in my shoe...'

Harrogate – so posh even the ne'er-do-wells wear designer outfits and sip lattes

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