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CRAVEN. A word of obloquy, which in trials by battle, was pronounced by the vanquished; upon which judgment was rendered against him.

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Craven District Council, who have their websites powered by GOSS iCM (intelligent Content Management), were mentioned by the reviewers for their overall approach to providing a top task website.
I speak as Labour candidate for Aire Valley and Lothersdale in Craven District Council, thrashed by the Tories.
Craven District Council, who have moved their website to be powered by GOSS iCM (intelligent Content Management), were mentioned by the reviewers for their ease of objecting to planning applications, “One of the best online comment forms I've seen - not only is the form pre-populated, but there is a link to commenting guidance and a note that comments will be made public, all from within the form itself.”
St Andrew's Church at Kildwick has been called the longest church in the Craven District and, on a rather smaller scale, it is worth looking out for the gravestone in the form of an organ at the lower end of the churchyard.
The firm acted for Craven District Council and the Forest of Dean District Council in transferring more than 5,000 homes to registered social landlords - taking the value of transfers undertaken by the firm in the last financial year over the pounds 1.5 billion mark.
I know that because I'm a candidate for Aire Valley ward on Craven District Council.
And there is no Councillor Routledge on Craven District Council.
Yesterday an investigation into the accident by North Yorkshire Police, Craven District Council and the Health and Safety Executive was under way.
In fact, I am the Labour candidate next Thursday for the Aire Valley and Lothersdale ward of Craven District Council.
Mrs Gillian Taylor from Craven district council said: "It has got all the hallmarks of a tragic accident and there will be a full and thorough investigation."
And my fate will be known late this morning, at the election count for Craven District Council.