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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 23rd June

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

Support grey partridges at the great Yorkshire show

Friday 23 June 2006
VISITORS to next months Great Yorkshire Show will be given the chance to take part in a nationwide initiative aimed at establishing an accurate picture of the state of one the British countryside's traditional but increasingly threatened bird species.

Football theme enhances Friarage

Friday 23 June 2006
THE work of renowned Northern artist, Mackenzie Thorpe, will be adorning the walls of a brand new hospital which is set to open in one Dales town.

Colne residents have their say on flood scheme

Friday 23 June 2006
RESIDENTS and businesses in Colne, along with those in neighbouring Nelson, are being invited to comment on long term proposals to reduce the risk of flooding in and around the town.

Pendle's Cycle Fest goes off-road

Friday 23 June 2006
AS National Bike Week draws to a close, cyclists are this weekend being invited to join the latest in a series of guided rides through the Pendle countryside in East Lancashire.

Bed tax proposal set to put squeeze on Dales b&b trade

Thursday 22 June 2006
Yorkshire Dales businessman Pascal Watkins writes for Daelnet on a proposed new tax that could spell disaster for the region's traditional B&B's

Dales quarries could help wildlife out of a hole

Thursday 22 June 2006
QUARRYING has a long history in the Yorkshire Dales and, along with many other parts of the country, they dot the landscape - the scars left behind after mineral extraction could now become safe havens for some of the Dales' rarest wildlife thanks to work being carried out by a leading conservation charity.

Conservationists - famous moor may not be a moor for much longer

Thursday 22 June 2006
CONCERNS are being raised that Ilkley Moor - a world famous West Yorkshire beauty spot - may not be classed as a moor for much longer.

More mobility for Thirsk community groups

Thursday 22 June 2006
THIRSK'S fleet of community mini buses expanded this week with the launch of a new £39,000 vehicle.

County pledges £½ million for rural broadband

Wednesday 21 June 2006
RIDDING North Yorkshire of a potential digital divide between town and country is the aim of a £500, 000 broadband funding boost announced this week.

Newby sees work begin on Pennine Bridleway

Wednesday 21 June 2006
WORK is due to start next month on the latest phase of improvements to a network of bridleways which will form part of a new National Trail through the Yorkshire Dales.

Yorkshire alert for killer weed

Wednesday 21 June 2006
A county-wide alert was issued in Yorkshire yesterday warning people to be on the lookout for a pretty but toxic weed that can kill livestock - particularly horses - and cause liver damage to humans if handled.

Richmond kids plant their flowery friary design

Wednesday 21 June 2006
CHILDREN from one Richmond primary school have enjoyed a morning in the town's Friary Gardens, helping to create a flowerbed from their own design.

Captain's ramble raises money for rescue volunteers

Tuesday 20 June 2006
ONE Dalesman and his trusty steed are all set to undertake a fundraising Rescue Ramble together this coming weekend following their appearance at the annual Broughton Game Show.

Dales search for butterfly blues

Tuesday 20 June 2006
THIS is National Insect Week, a new campaign by scientists to record insect populations around the country, and here in the Yorkshire Dales people are being asked to keep a sharp eye open from the Common Blue butterfly.

New service helps Craven patients recover at home

Tuesday 20 June 2006
A NEW service launched by health bosses in Craven is helping patients stay at home whilst they recover from a serious illness or accident.

"We might just save your life" is the message as Bike Safe comes to Thirsk

Tuesday 20 June 2006
THE latest in a series of events aimed at improving safety for motorcyclists on North Yorkshire's roads and reducing the county's horrendous death toll among riders takes place this coming weekend.

Airedale staff Bike 2 Work

Tuesday 20 June 2006
STAFF at one Dales hospital have teamed up with local bicycle shops to give pedal power to National Bike 2 Work Week.

Renowned author launches reservoir walk book

Monday 19 June 2006
RENOWNED North Yorkshire walking author Mark Reid has teamed up with Yorkshire water to devise a long-distance route linking its reservoirs from Scar House in the north to Langsett in the south of the region.

Yorks MPs back threatened riding schools

Monday 19 June 2006
EIGHT Yorkshire MPs have joined the campaign to save scores of riding schools threatened with closure because of new health and safety rules.

Country life, good and bad

Monday 19 June 2006
THE Commission for Rural Communities, a new Government quango created last year by the rural affairs department Defra, has issued the results of it first survey of rural life in the 21st century, some of it good, some of it bad.

Cats and avian flu - new probe

Monday 19 June 2006
SCIENTISTS trying to find ways to avoid the spread of avian 'flu - if it strikes - in the UK want to carry out a research programme into how much of its spread to humans could be caused by cats.


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