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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 17th February

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

A year on: is the Hunting Act damaged beyond repair?

Friday 17 February 2006
Tomorrow (18th February) marks the first anniversary of the Hunting Act coming into force throughout England and Wales - and hundred of hunts across Britain are expected to ride out and show their continued contempt and defiance of the legislation.

The youngsters of today: the safer bikers of tomorrow

Friday 17 February 2006
The youngsters of today: the safer bikers of tomorrow

A bookworm's delight

Friday 17 February 2006
North Yorkshire's Library and Information Service has been judged as excellent across a number of categories in a new report from the Audit Commission.

Clamp-down on off-roaders set to continue

Thursday 16 February 2006
A continuing crackdown is set to target illegal trail riders and 4x4 off-roaders that damage historic green lanes across the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Health mergers come under scrutiny

Thursday 16 February 2006
Wide ranging plans to alter the provision of health care and ambulance services across North Yorkshire will come under the spotlight at a public meeting next week.

MEPs vote for humane poultry farming

Thursday 16 February 2006
AFTER years of argument - and with avian 'flu now in Europe - members of the European parliament have at lasted voted to impose more humane conditions on poultry "factory" farmers.

10 years to save our local shops warn MP's

Wednesday 15 February 2006
Countryside and environmental campaigners have welcomed a new report highlighting the threat posed to small rural shops.

Listen up! Engaging young people across Richmondshire

Wednesday 15 February 2006
The opinions of young people in Richmondshire will soon be heard over the airwaves, thanks to a new project launched in Leyburn.

Dales T I C's become latest victim of budget cuts

Wednesday 15 February 2006
Tourist Information Centres across parts of the northern Dales have become the latest casualty of budget cuts forced upon Hambleton District Council.

Yorkshire folk urged to back recycling

Wednesday 15 February 2006
New targets to recycle up to half of all household waste is just one of a number of proposals being put forward in a major consultation on the Government's strategy for waste in England.

Budget freeze heralds demise of free car-parking for Dales residents

Tuesday 14 February 2006
Free car parking for people living in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is to come to an end from April.

A Valentine from the CPRE

Tuesday 14 February 2006
ONE of Britain's most successful countryside pressure groups, the Campaign to Protect Rural England, celebrates its 80th birthday today - and its sending the entire country a Valentine's Day card to mark its past achievements.

Bringing the environment into the classroom

Tuesday 14 February 2006
Engaging young people and bringing the big environmental issues of the day to life inside the classroom is the aim of a new initiative launched today by environmental group Friends of the Earth.

Conservation over a pint!

Monday 13 February 2006
Farmers and landowners across North Yorkshire are being invited to learn more about what they can do to protect one of the countryside's most rapidly declining birds - and they can enjoy a nice pint in the process.

Diary entries point to warming climate

Monday 13 February 2006
Filling in your daily diary and making a note of the weather may be a common, everyday occurrence - but reading the journals of the past has given researchers an insight into global warming.

Farmers warned: check RPA small print

Monday 13 February 2006
BRITISH farmers who are expecting a long-awaited St Valentine's Day gift tomorrow - the confirmation of their support payments due from the Rural Payments Agency - are being warned to check the small print.



 


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