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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 24th February

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

Controversial development plans given green light

Friday 24 February 2006
They may have lost the latest round of the ongoing dispute, but residents in Richmond are promising to fight on in their bid to stop a housing development going ahead on one of the towns car parks.

Bypass inquiry draws to a close

Friday 24 February 2006
The public inquiry in to the proposed revocation orders for bypasses around three Dales villages draws to a close today.

New guides encourage sustainable woodlands

Friday 24 February 2006
Encouraging sustainable woodland management is the ultimate aim of a new guide published for the owners of small woodlands and the makers of wood products.

Health bosses count the cost of binge drinking in Craven and Harrogate

Thursday 23 February 2006
The startling cost to people's health and local NHS budgets as a result of binge drinking is revealed in the latest Public Health Annual Report published by the Craven, Harrogate and Rural District (CHARD) Primary Care Trust.

North Yorkshire's wildlife sites fare badly in new report

Thursday 23 February 2006
The latest assessment of England's premier wildlife sites has found that almost seventy percent are now in a favourable condition.

Residents have say on controversial development plans

Thursday 23 February 2006
Richmond residents will have their say tonight as the District Council meets to consider a controversial planning application for the town's Yorke Square car park.

Drivers face disruption in Skipton

Thursday 23 February 2006
Drivers in Skipton will face a three-mile diversion when work gets underway on a puffin crossing in the town centre.

Richmond sex assault - police renew appeals

Wednesday 22 February 2006
Police investigating a sexual assault on a schoolgirl in Richmond in November are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

Bypass inquiry continues

Wednesday 22 February 2006
The public inquiry in to the proposed revocation orders for bypasses around three Dales villages continues today.

Baby don't cry

Wednesday 22 February 2006
A big baby is the latest recruit to North Yorkshire County Council's TravelWise team, in a campaign aiming to make us think about how we use our cars.

Inflation busting rise in cost of water

Wednesday 22 February 2006
Households across Yorkshire will see inflation busting water bills landing on their doormats from April this year - and they are being urged to contact Yorkshire Water if they face any problems in paying.

Bird 'flu: Defra in "dereliction of duty"

Wednesday 22 February 2006
AS EU agriculture ministers haggled in Brussels over ways of protecting poultry against an invasion of bird 'flu, the British Government came under devastating attack at home for alleged "dereliction of duty."

Campaigners celebrate after Council throws out quarry plans

Tuesday 21 February 2006
Campaigners are celebrating after Councillors reject plans to extend quarrying operations close to an important archaeological site known as the Stonehenge of the North.

Dales villagers take on might of government Quango

Tuesday 21 February 2006
Residents from three Dales villages are pitting themselves against the might of a government Quango today as a public inquiry into the Highways Agency's revocation orders for bypasses around their communities gets underway in Gargrave.

Planners consider controversial quarry extension

Tuesday 21 February 2006
The application to increase quarrying operations close to an important archaeological site known as the Stonehenge of the North goes before a planning committee in North Yorkshire today.

Bird flu: English swan tests prove negative

Tuesday 21 February 2006
GOVERNMENT scientists, vets and poultry farmers joined forces yesterday to calm public fears over the spread of avian flu after tests on nine dead English swans - one of them from Thirsk in North Yorkshire - proved negative.

Herriot convention

Tuesday 21 February 2006
The highs and the lows, the funny and sometimes poignant moments in the life of a Dales Vet were taken to audiences world wide when 'All creatures Great and Small' was adapted for television.

Bedale shop to become 'centre for learning'

Monday 20 February 2006
A run down shop in the centre of Bedale is to be restored to its former glory.

Lapwings need farmers

Monday 20 February 2006
Lapwings need farmers - that is the message from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), as the organisation launches its 2006 search for the farmer doing the most to protect the bird.

"Scrap Defra" call as bird flu spreads

Monday 20 February 2006
AS Government vets carry out bird flu tests on nine swans found dead in England - one of them near Thirsk, North Yorks - poultry farmers in France and Holland were ordered over the weekend to bring all their free-range birds indoors.


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