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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 14th April

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

Stables throw their doors open

Friday 14 April 2006
ONE OF the country's leading horse racing centres is on show to the public today as Middleham stables throw open their doors.

Royal recognition for Dales railway volunteers

Friday 14 April 2006
VOLUNTEERS and supporters of a Yorkshire Dales railway have received Royal recognition of their efforts.

Hotel boost for Dales beef farmers

Thursday 13 April 2006
MORE of us than ever before are wanting to know where our food comes from, and later this month a Yorkshire Dales hotel will be hosting a special event featuring beef born and bred by Dales farmers.

Relics tell of abbey's golden age

Thursday 13 April 2006
AN ARTEFACT possibly used by monks who fancied an illicit tipple, or in pursuit of the alchemist's dream, is one of the stunning objects going on display for the first time at a 12th century North Yorkshire abbey.

NFU warns Beckett over Single Payment "disaster"

Thursday 13 April 2006
FARMERS' leaders have put Rural Affairs Secretary Margaret Beckett on notice that they will demand her resignation if the process of making Single Payments to farmers in England is not completed by the EU deadline, set for the end of June.

Upland walkers urged to take a guide

Thursday 13 April 2006
EASTER weekend will see walkers taking their first steps of the year in the uplands of England, including the thousands expected to come and enjoy the outdoor delights of the Yorkshire Dales.

Arts groups: stand up and be counted

Thursday 13 April 2006
AMATEUR ARTS groups across North Yorkshire are being urged to stand up and be counted as part of a countywide survey.

Ripon's racing certainty

Wednesday 12 April 2006
Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse is gearing up for the new horse racing season and is promising race-goers a better experience than ever.

Fears for Rural Post Offices as network loses BBC contract

Wednesday 12 April 2006
NEWS that the BBC has replaced the Post Office as its supplier of services for TV Licensing has got countryside campaigners worried.

Government to push through Yorkshire 'super force'

Wednesday 12 April 2006
THE CREATION of a controversial 'super police force' is set to go ahead in Yorkshire and Humberside, despite intense opposition from some of the existing forces.

Garden birds no 'flu threat - BTO

Wednesday 12 April 2006
DISTURBED by reports that people have stopped feeding garden birds because of worries about avian 'flu, Britain's leading ornithologists have issued an assurance that these bird are no threat to human health - and have issued an explanatory pamphlet to calm any fears.

Bedales' tourism ambassadors prepare for Easter

Wednesday 12 April 2006
THE FIRST 'visitor ambassadors' have been enlisted in the Northern Dales.

Energy labels for North Yorkshire's public buildings

Wednesday 12 April 2006
BUILDINGS owned by North Yorkshire County Council will soon be rated for energy efficiency in a similar way to everyday items such as fridges and TV's.

Judge throws out plans for psychiatric unit

Tuesday 11 April 2006
Plans to convert a former North Yorkshire naval communications station into a psychiatric unit have been overturned in the High Court.

Ramblers Association: "bird flu must not close countryside"

Tuesday 11 April 2006
Bird flu must not disrupt access to the countryside - that's the message from the Ramblers' Association, in the wake of the first case of the H5N1 virus found in Scotland.

Top scientists reject badger cull

Tuesday 11 April 2006
Wildlife groups have warmly welcomed a statement from some of Britain's top boffins, saying there is no scientific evidence to justify killing Badgers to control the spread of Bovine Tuberculosis.

DVD introduces the Dales to Asian visitors

Tuesday 11 April 2006
Asian communities in inner cities are being targeted in a new drive to show more people what the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

Skipton by the Sea

Tuesday 11 April 2006
Plans for Skipton's fifth Waterway Festival are well underway with the theme of this year's event, held over the May Bank Holiday weekend, being chosen as Skipton by the Sea.

Alarm grows over angling's future

Tuesday 11 April 2006
ALARM is spreading amongst Britain's three million-plus anglers after it was revealed yesterday that a government committee set up to investigate alleged abuse of animals during the testing of new drugs has widened its scope to look into claims that fish feel pain when being hooked.

England's new environment champion on Ilkley Moor

Monday 10 April 2006
The woman charged with protecting England's rural wilderness has seen first-hand how a new project aims to increase countryside access in the region.

Farmers' victory against ASBO visitors

Monday 10 April 2006
FARMERS and landowners - especially those based near towns - believe they have won an important victory to prevent anti-social behaviour on their land.

Arts project offers new skills for young offenders'

Monday 10 April 2006
Young offenders have helped North Yorkshire prison and education staff celebrate, after winning national recognition for a project that helps young people learn through the arts.

RAF pay flying visit to aid school radio project

Saturday 08 April 2006
Two heroic members of the RAF have paid a flying visit to Askrigg to help pupils turn a winning idea into a piece of radio reality.


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