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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 26th May

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

Swaledale Festival begins with music and arts taking centre stage

Friday 26 May 2006
MUSIC and the arts take centre stage across the Northern Yorkshire Dales from today as the annual Swaledale Festival gets underway.
 

Youth Hostels win UK's first green awards

Friday 26 May 2006
TWO North Yorkshire youth hostels have become the first UK winners of a top European green award which aims to help tourism business manage their impact on the environment.
 

Harrogate proudly backs England's footy heroes

Friday 26 May 2006
THE FLAG of St George is set to fly proudly above public buildings in Harrogate's Crescent Gardens as the Borough Council gets behind the England football team in its quest for World Cup glory.
 

Scarecrows come out to support Herriot country

Friday 26 May 2006
SCARECROWS of all shapes and sizes will be taking over the parish church of Thirsk as part of a week long celebration of Herriot country.
 

Charities benefit from fundraising council chairman

Friday 26 May 2006
TWO charities based in Hambleton have benefited this week as the former chairman of the District Council, Peter Brown, presented them with cheques.
 

Drystone walls judging begins

Thursday 25 May 2006
PROUD owners of one of the Yorkshire Dales outstanding features - the drystone walls - have until the end of the month to have their massive contribution to the landscape recognised.
 

Docking exemption remains for working dogs

Thursday 25 May 2006
THE TAIL DOCKING exemption for working dogs looks likely to remain unchanged as the Animal Welfare Bill passes one of its final hurdles - a debate in the House of Lords.
 

Colne residents asked to plant for cash

Thursday 25 May 2006
IT'S THAT time of year when many of us will be spending more time in our beloved gardens, and residents of one East Lancashire town are being urged to grab the gardening gloves, spruce up their plot and maybe win some cash in the process.
 

Farmers urged to become insect friendly

Thursday 25 May 2006
BUGS, hoppers, caterpillars and beetles are just some of the favourite insects gobbled up by hungry young farmland bird chicks when they first hatch.
 

Ministers aim to open countryside for all

Wednesday 24 May 2006
A PUBLIC consultation on the best ways to encourage young people, the disabled, those from inner cities and black and ethnic minority communities, to visit and enjoy the English countryside has been launched.
 

Research boost for Dales employer

Wednesday 24 May 2006
ONE of the region's employers has received a major financial boost with the announcement that it is to share a £4 million research boost.
 

Bright future for kids play in Pendle

Wednesday 24 May 2006
BETTER play areas are on the way for Pendle's youngsters as Council bosses adopt a new strategy aimed at improving facilities.
 

Funding for Dales village history project

Wednesday 24 May 2006
PLANS to research and publish the history of a Yorkshire Dales village have received a boost with the announcement of extra funding for the project.
 

Big-hearted employees give Keighley nursery a face lift

Wednesday 24 May 2006
CHILDREN attending a Keighley nursery can now play in better surroundings after their building received a much needed lick of paint from some kind-hearted Yorkshire Water employees.
 

Dales girls meet footballing legend

Wednesday 24 May 2006
FOOTBALLING legend Sir Geoff Hurst caught up with a prize winning team of girl footballers from the Northern Dales last weekend.
 

Spending watchdog hears from farmers leaders

Tuesday 23 May 2006
REPRESENTATIVES of a leading farming organisation have been spelling out the chaos and mismanagement that led to Government delays in making single farm payments (SPS).
 

Cutting crime - North Yorkshire supports knife amnesty

Tuesday 23 May 2006
OFFICERS from North Yorkshire Police are determined to cut crime through their support of a national knife amnesty.
 

Government names Yorkshire's new ambulance chief

Tuesday 23 May 2006
FOLLOWING last weeks announcement that the Government intends to push ahead with the merger of ambulance services across the country, the Department of Health has today named the Chief Executive of the new Yorkshire Ambulance Trust.
 

Water company fined over "unfit" supply

Tuesday 23 May 2006
YORKSHIRE WATER has pleaded guilty at Harrogate Magistrates Court to supplying water unfit for human consumption.
 

Second home Council Tax funds affordable housing

Tuesday 23 May 2006
AFFORDABLE housing is set to become available in yet another Northern Dales town as one of the latest developments prepares to take its first tenants.
 

Celebrity auction for children's unit appeal

Tuesday 23 May 2006
RAISING money for a brand new children's unit at Steeton's Airedale Hospital is the aim of an auction of celebrity photos and memorabilia that takes place later this week.
 

Ample reason to support White Rose Ladies

Monday 22 May 2006
INSPIRATIONAL Yorkshire lass and farmer's wife Sally Robinson of Ample Bosom is busting to talk to local fundraisers the White Rose Ladies later this week.
 

Join BBC Springwatch

Monday 22 May 2006
THE most successful interactive nature programme ever launched - BBC 2's Springwatch - is to be repeated this year and Daelnet readers can take an active part.
 

New bloom for England's countryside

Monday 22 May 2006
A LEADING countryside campaign group is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the launch of a new variety of an iconic English flower - the Rose.
 

Visitors warned of fire risk

Monday 22 May 2006
AS THE bank holiday approaches visitors to North Yorkshire are being reminded of the dangers of lighting fires and to take extra care whilst visiting the countryside.
 

Cantering towards greater access for riders

Saturday 20 May 2006
IN THE month that has seen restrictions placed upon the 4x4 and trail bike community, another altogether more sedate and less destructive group is highlighting the problems its members face in accessing rural Britain.
 

Dinosaurs take over Malham

Saturday 20 May 2006
IT MAY be hard to imagine now but Malham was once basking under a warm Coral sea - indeed the limestone cove and iconic pavements date back to this time - and later this month the Yorkshire Dales village is set to head back to its Jurassic past.
 


 


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