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11:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014
NEVER mind the Tour de France or the World Cup, the best action took place at the six-year-old’s school sports day this week. After a summer of sporting failure, you will be pleased to hear that British participants excelled, winning almost every race.
4:32pm Friday 11th July 2014
1:58pm Friday 4th July 2014
3:34pm Friday 27th June 2014
4:23pm Friday 20th June 2014
4:36pm Friday 13th June 2014
1:49pm Friday 6th June 2014
5:05pm Friday 30th May 2014
3:58pm Friday 23rd May 2014
3:57pm Friday 16th May 2014
3:58pm Friday 9th May 2014
4:30pm Friday 2nd May 2014
3:35pm Friday 25th April 2014
THERE’S a risk of being summoned to Welcome to Yorkshire head office in York and forced to listen to the official Grand Depart song, The Road, on repeat until I can take no more for saying this, but I'm sick of hearing about Le Tour.
4:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
2:45pm Friday 11th April 2014
3:52pm Friday 4th April 2014
IT’S a mystery that is gripping the nation. Well, when I say nation, I actually mean Leyburn, and when I say Leyburn, I suppose I really mean Maythorne and when I say Maythorne ... OK, it's just me that's gripped – and if I'm being totally honst, I'm only quite interested.
3:15pm Friday 28th March 2014
4:32pm Friday 21st March 2014
4:31pm Friday 14th March 2014
11:34am Friday 7th March 2014
4:39pm Friday 21st February 2014
3:57pm Friday 31st January 2014
4:29pm Friday 24th January 2014
3:55pm Friday 17th January 2014
4:43pm Friday 10th January 2014
4:15pm Friday 3rd January 2014
LOOK away now if you want funny and uplifting. It’s gloomy, wet and grey outside and I’m back at work, a place where mid-morning gin and tonics – because it is Christmas – and eating the contents of the kids’ selection boxes wearing just your pants is frowned upon.
12:38pm Monday 6th January 2014
11:51am Friday 20th December 2013
1:12pm Friday 13th December 2013
3:14pm Friday 6th December 2013
2:38pm Friday 29th November 2013
3:48pm Friday 22nd November 2013
12:17pm Friday 15th November 2013
1:27pm Friday 8th November 2013
12:16pm Friday 1st November 2013
A COUPLE of pedants have pointed out that Bradley Wiggins would not be riding into the Dales wearing a yellow leader’s jersey next year, as mentioned in last week’s column, as it’s the first stage of the race, meaning he couldn’t yet lead the race.
4:03pm Friday 25th October 2013
PARENTING is a bit like a game of Downfall. You keep twisting the knobs hoping for the little counters to pop out the bottom. Sometimes they get jammed and you have to turn the knobs back and forth a few times. You have several counters and you need to decide which knob to turn to get all the counters out. It’s quite fun but you’re aware there are more exciting things you could be doing with your time.
4:09pm Friday 18th October 2013
4:35pm Friday 11th October 2013
I’LL be honest, I’m lacking inspiration for this week’s column. Everything feels a bit flat. The nights are drawing in, the leaves are beginning to turn, the flies have gone, there’s still no sign of an abbey on Downton and last week’s show featured gratuitous violence not seen on Sunday evening television since the days of Bergerac and Tales of the Unexpected. The dancer at the start was called Karen Standley if you’re interested.
4:18pm Friday 4th October 2013
3:11pm Friday 27th September 2013
12:41pm Friday 20th September 2013
3:14pm Friday 13th September 2013
I HEARD noises coming from a boy’s bedroom the other night. What could it be? Was he furtively talking on his mobile phone under the covers, shooting aliens on his games console or watching bizarre YouTube videos of cats riding goats on his iPod?
2:54pm Friday 6th September 2013
3:30pm Friday 30th August 2013
2:45pm Friday 23rd August 2013
3:18pm Friday 16th August 2013
AND anyone who has ever been to a Welcome to Yorkshire annual conference – think Oscars but with more regional produce cooking demonstrations – will know that organising a poxy bike race is well within their capabilities.
2:40pm Friday 9th August 2013
3:35pm Friday 2nd August 2013
LAST week’s news that cyclists coming to try out the Tour de France route were crashing at an unprecedented rate will come as no surprise to anyone who drives in the Dales – Lycra is the new Gortex for the time being until the temperatures drop and a combination of grit and ice makes the roads more lethal to cyclists than tyre-biting sheepdogs.
3:42pm Friday 26th July 2013
4:36pm Friday 19th July 2013
WHAT do you know, after criticising the sign telling motorists to pull up to the line and wait for the lights to turn green at the Harmby traffic lights, we got stuck in a queue because someone didn’t read the sign.