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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 31st March

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

Settle-Carlisle re-opens for passengers

Friday 31 March 2006
It is business as usual from tomorrow (Saturday) on a popular Yorkshire Dales commuter and tourist line following its recent closure for track renewal work.

Meeting the ancestors

Friday 31 March 2006
Residents are being given the chance to meet their ancestors tomorrow as North Yorkshire County Council's record office gears up for its third annual Archives Open Day.

A new Quango for England's countryside

Friday 31 March 2006
A new Quango for the English countryside has come a step closer.

Minister meets bankers as furious farmers hit out at subsidy delays

Friday 31 March 2006
As frustration mounts in the farming community at ongoing delays in the payment of subsidies, industry leaders are expressing their anger at the countryside Quango behind the debacle.

Police launch road safety clamp-down

Friday 31 March 2006
A concerted operation to reduce casualties on North Yorkshire's roads is underway - with road policing officers clamping down on drivers using hand held mobile phones.

Craven Schools recognised for pupils healthy eating

Friday 31 March 2006
Staff and children at three Craven primary schools have received awards for the number of pupils now opting for healthy school meals.

Minister visits Skipton as litter clamp down launched

Thursday 30 March 2006
Environment Minister Jim Knight took a tour of Skipton this afternoon as the Government launches yet another crackdown on littering and anti-social behaviour.

No funding to upgrade dangerous Dales road

Thursday 30 March 2006
A section of a major road through the Yorkshire Dales is now unlikely to be upgraded - despite being referred to as one of the most dangerous in Britain.

Tragic road accident inspires student play

Thursday 30 March 2006
A tragic car crash, which claimed the life of a North Yorkshire teenager, has become the inspiration behind a theatre project designed to boost road safety.

Is yours Yorkshire's best village?

Thursday 30 March 2006
A SEARCH is underway to find Yorkshire's best village and there are top prizes for the winner - plus the chance to compete for the best village in England competition.

Spring in to recycling

Thursday 30 March 2006
It's that time of year when in days gone by we would give our homes a thorough scrubbing following a long winter - now, householders across the Northern Dales are being encouraged to think green as they begin their spring cleaning.

Calendar girl comes home

Thursday 30 March 2006
Calendar girl Angela Baker is coming home to the Yorkshire Dales.

Farmers leaders to meet RPA boss

Wednesday 29 March 2006
As farmers across the Yorkshire Dales continue the wait for their much delayed subsidy payments, industry leaders are demanding emergency measures to speed up the process.

Government "failure" on global warming - CPRE

Wednesday 29 March 2006
THE Government's "action paper" on climate change, published yesterday, has been branded as a failure of the entire Government by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

New technologies could benefit agriculture and the environment

Wednesday 29 March 2006
Society could be losing out on the environmental benefits of new agricultural technologies because regulators are only looking for their potential damage.

Charity concert raises funds for Northallerton Hospital

Wednesday 29 March 2006
A massive £2,000 has been raised for charity at a concert held in Northallerton this month.

Last chance to salute 'unsung drugs heroes' in North Yorkshire

Tuesday 28 March 2006
Time is running out for people in North Yorkshire to salute the 'unsung heroes' who are helping tackle drugs in their communities.

'Significant finds' in search for missing Jenny

Tuesday 28 March 2006
Police have released details of an important development in the Jenny Nicholl murder investigation.

New backing for Dales housing pioneers

Tuesday 28 March 2006
IMITATION, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery and a pioneering "locals-only" housing policy in the Yorkshire Dales may be copied in rural Wales.

Strike action hits Council's across the Dales

Tuesday 28 March 2006
Local Authorities across the region are being hit by strike action today and despite assurances that disruption will be kept to a minimum, many services will be hit.

New restrictions for farmers and an uncertain future for Badgers

Monday 27 March 2006
New rules to help reduce the risk of spreading bovine Tuberculosis through the movement of cattle come in to force across England from today.

Meadows and woodland receive Dales funding boost

Monday 27 March 2006
The creation of new native woodland and the restoration of hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales is the aim of two new projects being launched in the coming weeks.

Church memories sought

Monday 27 March 2006
Inside a church may be the last place you would expect to find the offices of your local council, but that is exactly where you will find them in Richmond.

Dales Cheese-maker bidding for export market

Monday 27 March 2006
A Yorkshire Dales Cheese maker was among more than sixty companies pitching for export business at an event held in Birmingham this past week.


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