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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 21st April

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

Dales TIC misses out on 'Tourism Oscar'

Friday 21 April 2006
DESPITE a Yorkshire Dales Tourist Information Centre missing out, three other tourism businesses from the region have won accolades in a national competition.

Extra funding for County's criticised disability service

Friday 21 April 2006
AN additional £300,000 is set to provide a much needed boost to services for people living with a physical disability or sensory impairment in North Yorkshire.

Not half bad - a massive loss at Bedale

Friday 21 April 2006
A FORMER regular at Bedale Leisure Centre is the centre's 'slimmer of the year' after losing an incredible ten stones in just 11 months.

Thirsk kids invited to splash for cash

Friday 21 April 2006
HUNDREDS of children from around Thirsk are expected to be splashing for cash over the next several months.

Aysgarth pupils learn about 'People that help us'

Friday 21 April 2006
PUPILS from Aysgarth Preparatory School gathered round to say 'goodbye' to Richmond-based Emergency Medical Technician Mick Whittaker, before he left in his Rapid Response Vehicle.

Dales Paramedic helps Brownies win first aid award

Thursday 20 April 2006
BROWNIES in Catterick have been awarded their First Aid Badges thanks to tuition from a local Paramedic.

Best-selling book benefits conservation

Thursday 20 April 2006
PROCEEDS from a best selling book are set to fund conservation projects in North Yorkshire.

County pilots new approach to fostering

Thursday 20 April 2006
NEW carers are being recruited across North Yorkshire as the County is hand picked by the government to pilot an innovative new fostering programme.

TIC up for 'Tourism Oscar'

Thursday 20 April 2006
HARROGATE Tourist Information Centre today goes up against the best of the best as the winners are announced in the prestigious 'Tourism Oscars'.

New procedures to stop Bird Flu entering UK

Thursday 20 April 2006
RECOMMENDATIONS put forward following an independent review of the UK's bird quarantine system have been largely accepted by the Government in a bid to stop the spread of the potentially deadly Avian Influenza virus.

All the fun of the fair for Northallerton

Thursday 20 April 2006
ALL THE fun of the Fair comes to Northallerton once more this month.

Prince drops in on Air Ambulance crew

Wednesday 19 April 2006
THE Duke of York will be dropping in on staff at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance today.

Stables open-day attracts record number of visitors

Wednesday 19 April 2006
A CENTRE of racing excellence threw open its doors to the public on Good Friday - and attracted a record number of visitors to the Yorkshire Dales town.

Nidderdale Swan tested for bird flu

Wednesday 19 April 2006
THE body of a dead swan discovered by a birdwatcher at a reservoir in the Upper Nidderdale area of North Yorkshire is being sent for tests to check whether it died from bird flu.

Festival celebrates Dales food and promotes hygiene

Wednesday 19 April 2006
A MAJOR event in the Yorkshire Dales calendar gets underway at the end of this month as Leyburn hosts the annual Dales Festival of Food and Drink.

Campaigners call for countryside to be protected from urban sprawl

Wednesday 19 April 2006
AS PARLIAMENT returns this week, countryside campaigners are calling on MPs and peers around the country to back their housing campaign.

Woodland learning - latest weapon in obesity fight

Wednesday 19 April 2006
AN INNOVATIVE approach to teaching which brings classroom learning to the woodland environment is been hailed as the latest weapon in the battle against childhood obesity.

Bail extended for protest grandmothers

Tuesday 18 April 2006
TWO Keighley grandmothers who were arrested during a protest outside a North Yorkshire spy base have had their bail extended.

Great walls of Yorkshire

Tuesday 18 April 2006
THOUSANDS of miles of drystone walls in Yorkshire will be subjected to minute examination this summer - to find the greatest new wall of them all.

Opposition to rail re-opening

Tuesday 18 April 2006
THE campaign to reopen one of the country's most scenic rail routes could be facing a stumbling block - in the form of local residents.

Lottery boost for Craven museums'

Monday 17 April 2006
Craven's rich and diverse heritage is set to become more accessible to public following a Lottery windfall for the district's museums'.

For England and St. George!

Saturday 15 April 2006
Well, actually for any charity you like. Tickets sold to charitable organisations booking a table at the St. George's Day at The Rendezvous Hotel on 23rd April will receive £5 donation back for their charity.

A Leisurely ride to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Saturday 15 April 2006
Opening up the countryside and villages to visitors and encouraging them to leave the car at home is the aim as a popular summer bus service once again begins winding its way through the Yorkshire Dales.


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