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A Dales Life

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

Immigrants... coming over here, taking the jobs we don't really want...

Daddy Pig, a hero for our times, with his family

Affable, incompetent, lovable, reliable – my hero

Bypass will end a guilty pleasure – beating a caravan through Bedale

A small act of kindness in the snow

The Fleece in Richmond has closed down

A pub so good the carpet didn't want you to leave...

Shaken and stirred by post-Christmas offerings

Rule one: don't talk about fight/book club

Tory candidate takes an interest in potholes and dog poo

Big bang theory

High hopes for wannabe Tory MP

‘Every day is a school day, with bells or no bells’

Speed bumps and spurious Kinks links

Fur flying over town troubles

Rejoice - for our NHS heroes and the demise of a slimy slug

Rejoice at prizewinning way to run the Friarage

Finally, the column has a good idea

Forget Scotland, it's all about pairing odd socks

Nothing to do but ponder flossing fundamentals

Corrie nearly ticked all the country cliche boxes

Storm of biblical proportions is over in a flash

My super-sized bin makes up for growing family

About time we departed from the Tour de France

Now maybe I’ll be forever known as the whinger

It’s been flat-out here lately – on so many levels

Forget cyclists, we were racing the call of nature

Are you authorised sheep? Or emergency sheep?

The Pied Piper to the checkouts, please

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