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Motorcyclist dies in collision near Skipton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 44-year-old man died following a collision on the A682 between Gisburn and Nappa.

Officers are not yet in a position to name the deceased rider and investigations remain ongoing Credit: Press Association

The man from the Manchester area died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car on Tuesday evening.

He was the second of two motorcyclists travelling towards Long Preston when the incident happened near to Hayber Farm.

Officers are not yet in a position to name the deceased rider and investigations remain ongoing.

Sheep dog fetches world record price at auction in Skipton

The price paid for cap was nearly £5,000 higher than the previous record Credit: Moule Media

A sheep dog has fetched a new world record sum of almost £15,000 at an auction in Skipton today.

The selling price of 14,100 guineas – or £14,805 – paid for 16-month-old Cap shattered the previous high of £9,240.

Cap will be used as a work dog on a farm in Northern Ireland after being bought by an anonymous

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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Skipton

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A motorcyclist has died after a crash with a car near Skipton.

The 47-year-old was on a white Suzuki GSR 750 that was involved in a collision with a grey Toyota Yaris on the A682 near the junction of the A65 for Long Preston at around 2pm on Saturday.

He died at the scene. The occupants of the car were uninjured.

North Yorkshire Police want to speak to witnesses, including the driver of a Ford Transit Luton van who stopped at the scene. Anyone with information should call 101.

Police appeal following sex assault in Skipton

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following a sex assault in Skipton.

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The incident happened at 10am on Monday 21st March and asked if the victim spoke Spanish. The suspect then assaulted her before leaving the premises.

The man is described as in his mid 30's with olive skin, around 5ft 7ins, slim build with dark brown, short hair. He had a disfigurement on his top lip, possibly a scar or cold sore and spoke Spanish.

He was wearing a black sleeveless jacket with a dark grey hoody underneath and dark blue baggy jeans.

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Work starts on Skipton flood prevention scheme

Work has started today on a new flood prevention scheme in Skipton.

The beginning of the £13 million project was marked by the ceremonial lifting of a stone gatepost from one of the two small rivers which run through he town.

River walls will be built higher and two reservoirs built upstream to hold back flood water. It is hoped it will protect nearly 550 properties.

Bouncer suffers broken jaw after nightclub assault

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault at a nightclub in Skipton which left a doorman with a broken jaw. which

The incident took place at the Kooky Nightclub in the early hours of New Year's Day when one of the doormen at the nightclub was assaulted by a man.

The victim suffered a broken jaw during the attack.

A 25-year-old man from Keighley was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Huge rock fall blocks canal

A huge rock fall has blocked the canal which runs around the walls of Skipton Castle.

Huge rock fall blocks canal Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hundreds of tons of stone has fallen from the cliff below the Castle walls into the Springs Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Structural engineers are being brought in to investigate .

The canal towpath has been closed for safety reasons.

Thousand of visitors every year enjoy boat trips along the canal .

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