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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 24th March

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

Hunting community await human rights decision

Friday 24 March 2006
For Britain's hunting community it is now a case of waiting, as the latest legal challenges to the Hunting Act drew to a close in the Court of Appeal yesterday (22nd March).

Reaction continues to Chancellor's 4x4 tax

Friday 24 March 2006
One countryside campaign group is heaving a sigh of relief as reaction is continuing to Government plans to increase taxation on new 4x4 vehicles.

Competition aims to find Yorkshire's best waller

Friday 24 March 2006
Two expert wallers will be trekking up hill and down dale this summer judging miles of dry stone walls in Yorkshire's most unusual craft competition.

Referendum gives Barnoldswick folk a say on School's future

Thursday 23 March 2006
It has been at the centre of much controversy recently, and now the people of one West Craven town are to have their say on the future of a disused school.

House Sparrow is top bird in North Yorkshire

Thursday 23 March 2006
The House Sparrow is the top bird in North Yorkshire's gardens according to the results of a massive survey released today (Thursday).

Hospital is one of best to work for

Thursday 23 March 2006
A major hospital serving the Yorkshire Dales is one of the best health organisations to work for in the country - according to a survey published by the Healthcare Commission.

Free travel for elderly in Northern Dales

Thursday 23 March 2006
Plans to introduce free travel for the elderly and disabled across parts of the Northern Dales are being finalised.

Lottery boost means more play for Dales kids

Thursday 23 March 2006
Children's play facilities across the Northern Dales will receive a major financial boost, thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.

Rural communities made to pay for 'Chelsea tractors'

Wednesday 22 March 2006
Plans to discourage the use of 4x4 vehicles through an increase in taxation have being unveiled during today's Budget speech by Chancellor Gordon Brown - and the news has left countryside groups distinctly unhappy.

Round Britain tour for Pennine Harriers

Wednesday 22 March 2006
Once a common sight on English Moorland, Hen Harriers had all but disappeared from our countryside by the turn of the last century; now, with the pressures upon their survival still as intense as ever, wildlife experts have been astonished by the incredible journeys made by three of the rare birds of prey born in the North Pennines last year.

No u-turn over axed rural bus services

Wednesday 22 March 2006
There will be no u-turn on the decision to axe a number of subsidised bus services across North Yorkshire.

Malham Cove: as you've never seen it before

Wednesday 22 March 2006
Seeing Malham Cove as it has never been seen before - that is the promise being made by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority thanks to the wonders of modern technology.

Crime on School menu in Northallerton

Wednesday 22 March 2006
Northallerton students have added crime and safety issues to their studies.

D-Day for region's police forces

Tuesday 21 March 2006
A decision is looming as to whether our local bobbies will be amalgamated into a regional 'superforce'.

Tourism operators spread the word

Tuesday 21 March 2006
Visitor attractions in Richmondshire are preparing for an influx of tourists over the coming months and to help them reach as many people as possible with information about where to go and what to see, the District Council has today hosted its annual leaflet and information exchange event.

Youth Hostel wins temporary reprieve

Tuesday 21 March 2006
A Yorkshire Dales Youth Hostel has won a temporary reprieve from closure, but three others are to face the axe by October.

Yorkshire gardeners urged to avoid hosepipe bans

Tuesday 21 March 2006
WITH MANY parts of Britain already suffering under hosepipe bans, Yorkshire Water is offering early advice to gardeners to take action now to avoid such problems later on in the year.

Work starts on latest section of Dales trail

Tuesday 21 March 2006
Work has started on the next phase of a new National Trail running through the Yorkshire Dales.

Sedbergh hosts twin-town delegation

Tuesday 21 March 2006
The town that wanted a twin has a delegation of very special visitors arriving this week.

Funding boost for Dales conservation projects

Monday 20 March 2006
Projects to restore Meadows and Woodland across the Yorkshire Dales are among the beneficiaries of a multi-million pound funding boost from Defra.

Cherished toys of childhood go on display in Thirsk

Monday 20 March 2006
Cherished memories of childhood will be captured in a new exhibition being planned for Thirsk.

Sports boost for special needs pupils

Monday 20 March 2006
Children with special needs will benefit from greater access to sports thanks to a unique project being launched in North Yorkshire.

Public to hear from water company

Monday 20 March 2006
Members of the public will have a chance to hear from representatives of Yorkshire Water at an event being held in Ilkley tomorrow (Tuesday).

Richmond Kids design Friary flowerbed

Monday 20 March 2006
Children at St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School in Richmond have been giving District Council grounds staff a helping hand by creating a community flowerbed.


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