Hundreds of cyclists are expected to take part in a 24 mile bike ride today to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. The event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Skipton as part of a national fundraising drive.
- Prostate Cancer will claim the lives of up to 30 men this Father's Day
- It is one of the most common male specific illnesses in the UK
- ·One man dies every hour from the disease
- Over 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year
A man has died after a collision involving a camper van near Skipton.
It happened yesterday morning at around 11 when the camper van was on the A65 towards Skipton.
Officers say it crossed into the other side of the road and hit a black skoda car travelling the other way. The driver of the camper van, a 75-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
The candidate standing for UKIP in Skipton and Ripon says polls can be misleading, and many of UKIP's supporters are too shy to admit they agree with their policies.
Alan Henderson said: "In places like Ripon we've had signs which have had swastikas written on them, signs which have been burned. You can appreciate that puts people into a degree of unease.
"Whilst we're not racist and that's very clear, we need to combat that image."
Counting is well underway in Skipton and Harrogate with declarations expected in the early hours of the morning.
The estimated declaration time for both Skipton and Ripon and Harrogate and Knaresborough is 03:00.
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Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in their search for a man missing from Skipton.
Liam Sutcliffe, who's 25, was last seen at around 12pm yesterday, February 11th, and was reported missing when he failed to return home last night.
Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for Liam's welfare as it is very out of character for him to go missing. They are appealing for anyone who has seen Liam since Wednesday morning, including anyone using public transport, or taxi drivers, to get in touch.
Liam is described as slim, with short, ginger hair and a fresh complexion.
NEW: Due to safety checks being made between Shipley and Skipton all lines are blocked.
Police investigating the theft of a leather jacket from a charity shop in Skipton have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.
The jacket was taken from the Cancer Research shop on Skipton High Street. Officers are appealing to the man, and anyone who recognises him from the image, to contact them as he could have information with could assist their investigation.
Bunting and banners were a key feature of this year's Tour de France in Yorkshire and now Craven District Council will auction off some of the items that were on display in Skipton. All the proceeds will go to charity.
The number of people attending this year's Beacon music festival in Skipton have tripled in four years, says the event organiser, Simon Stevens.
The bad weather has not put off thousands of music lovers as they hit the fastest growing music festival in the north.
Seven thousand five hundred revellers travelled to skipton for this years beacons festival. The three day event has triple in size since it began 4 years ago. over 150 bands will perform over the weekend.