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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 3rd February

A look back at the past week, with our weekly round up of Yorkshire Dales News published on Daelnet.

Farmers markets return to Skipton

Friday 03 February 2006
The first farmers market of the new year takes place in Skipton on Sunday.

Yorkshire sees driest January for a decade

Friday 03 February 2006
England and Wales have had the driest January for almost a decade, with Yorkshire seeing less than half its normal rainfall.

New school moves a step closer

Friday 03 February 2006
Plans for a new school to serve the communities of High Bentham and Low Bentham near Ingleton have taken another step forward following a meeting of North Yorkshire County Council's executive.

End of the line for some rural business funding

Friday 03 February 2006
Businesses that are hoping to expand and diversify in the rural economy may not find it quite so easy in the future after Defra's Rural Development Service (RDS) announced the end of a number of funding programmes.

Want hands-on experience in a real hospital?

Thursday 02 February 2006
Airedale Hospital is offering local youngsters the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the fast paced environment of the Trusts' base at Steeton, near Keighley.

An open letter from Chief Constable Della Cannings

Thursday 02 February 2006
The amalgamation of North Yorkshire Police in to a regional "super force" was the subject of a recent article by Daelnet's' Countryside Commentator, John Sheard.

Farmers invited to £220 million market

Thursday 02 February 2006
PUBLIC bodies in Yorkshire and the Humber spend £220 million a year buying food for schools, hospitals, prisons, the armed services and other centres- but very of little of that goes on local produce and much of it is actually imported from abroad, says the Skipton-based Yorkshire Organic Centre.

Yorkshire woman experiences daily struggle for clean water

Thursday 02 February 2006
The daily struggle to find safe drinking water in Africa will be experienced first hand by a Yorkshire Water Project Manager when she embarks on a fact finding mission with the charity Wateraid.

Dales Youth Hostels to close

Wednesday 01 February 2006
Two Yorkshire Dales Youth Hostels are set to close as a major restructuring of the organisation gets the go-ahead.

Some farmers will still miss out - CLA

Wednesday 01 February 2006
The announcement yesterday that farmers across the Yorkshire Dales will receive their European support payments in February has left one countryside group distinctly unimpressed.

Thank you, merci, gracias, danke...

Wednesday 01 February 2006
These expressions, and many more like them, are now spreading around the world thanks to a new education programme developed by schools in North Yorkshire.

D-Day for Dales school

Tuesday 31 January 2006
The battle to save a Dales school will reach a head today, if as expected North Yorkshire County Councillors agree to a recommendation for its closure.

Farmers to receive CAP payments as promised

Tuesday 31 January 2006
Farmers across the Yorkshire Dales will start receiving their full payments in February under the Single Payment Scheme, Farming Minister Lord Bach confirmed today.

How much climate change can we take?

Tuesday 31 January 2006
Over the last year a growing body of evidence on climate change has come to light, and following examples of extreme weather in recent years, the phenomenon is now firmly in the public consciousness.

County Hall marks centenary

Tuesday 31 January 2006
The imposing Grade II* listed County Hall building in Northallerton is 100 years old today.

TV star Owl shot and killed

Monday 30 January 2006
A rare Eagle Owl has been found dead after being fired on with a shotgun.

Our warmest year in over a century

Monday 30 January 2006
2005 was our warmest year in a century, according to a NASA study. The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City calculated that last year had the highest average for surface temperature in more than a century.

Top Euro-prize for National Park

Monday 30 January 2006
THE Yorkshire Dales National Park and several Yorkshire bus and train operators have been awarded Europe's top prize for its efforts to promote greener tourism and transport, it was announced today.

Wind turbines are bird killers - RSPB

Monday 30 January 2006
THE deaths of four huge eagles at a wind-farm off the Norwegian coast will become a major talking point in British politics from today as the Government presses ahead with plans to introduce thousands more huge wind turbines to the UK.



 


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