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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 7th July

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

Dales schools awarded for learning through play

Friday 07 July 2006
WINNING awards was child's play for two Yorkshire Dales Schools who have both been awarded prestigious national accolades.

Royal couple to visit Great Yorkshire Show

Friday 07 July 2006
FINAL preparations are underway for a leading agricultural show being held next week in North Yorkshire, and organisers have announced that on its final day the event will see some royal visitors.

Kids set for summer Herriot fun

Friday 07 July 2006
FUN is set to go on the menu in Thirsk this summer as the World of James Herriot hosts a series of children's activity days to keep them busy during the long summer school holiday.

Dales Nurses lifetime of care

Thursday 06 July 2006
TWO devoted nurses from a Yorkshire Dales hospital have retired after dedicating more than 80 years to the NHS between them.

Funding for Dales based digital arts project

Thursday 06 July 2006
YOUNG people in Thirsk will soon be learning some technological wizardry thanks to a Lottery funding boost for a Yorkshire Dales based arts project.

Big Brovaz headline at Dales youth festival

Thursday 06 July 2006
CHART-TOPPERS Big Brovaz will be taking over the show at a major youth arts festival being staged in North Yorkshire this coming weekend.

A good year for county's fire service

Thursday 06 July 2006
FEWER fires in the home, fewer people dying in fires and a reduction in road accident injuries are just some of the performance indicators being pointed to by bosses at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (NYFRS) to demonstrate that they've had a good year.

Miliband goes online to answer farmers' questions

Thursday 06 July 2006
IN recent years Britain's farming community has had to comply with endless government dictates without having the chance to respond with their own point of view.

First flight for Malham's 'Clint' and 'Gryke'

Wednesday 05 July 2006
FEDERER'S forehand is fast and Schumacher's car quite swift, but for sheer speed, neither can match a family of the world's fastest birds that are currently thrilling visitors to the Yorkshire Dales.

Lack of funding forces Dales primary school to close

Wednesday 05 July 2006
A YORKSHIRE DALES primary school is set to close despite initially being promised funding to replace the crumbling buildings.

Miliband recognises that farming matters

Tuesday 04 July 2006
DURING his speech at the Royal Show yesterday Rural Affairs Secretary David Miliband gave out a message that was for once welcomed among the rural community - that farming Matters.

New drugs service for Thirsk

Tuesday 04 July 2006
THE tranquility of the Yorkshire Dales may paint a very different picture - but the towns and villages across our region are not immune from the societal pressures that affect other parts of the country and drug and alcohol misuse is just as relevant an issue here as in urban areas.

Interface takes to the stage ahead of county festival

Tuesday 04 July 2006
YOUNGSTERS rapped, strummed and sang their way to stardom as a battle of the bands contest sorted out the talent for a musical extravaganza in North Yorkshire.

Colne Pupils perk up precinct

Tuesday 04 July 2006
GREEN-FINGERED youngsters from one West Craven school recently got their trowels out and helped add a splash of colour to perk up their local shopping precinct.

Victory for Cumbria's verging territory - a lesson for Craven?

Monday 03 July 2006
AS Craven District Council comes under fire for mowing roadside verges and destroying the rich wildflower mix within them a local authority to the north is being praised after another 100 species of wildflowers were found in Cumbria's verges in recent surveys.

Eagle kills stir windfarm row

Monday 03 July 2006
THE ongoing row over the future building of hundreds of windfarms intensifies today (Monday, July 3) with the issue of a damning report about the slaughter of rare eagles by wind turbines on islands off the Norwegian coast.

Back to the future farming

Monday 03 July 2006
FARMING experts from all over Europe will gather in the Yorkshire Dales today (Monday) to study a unique experiment which could take hill farming back to the future.

Massive poll against rural superstores

Saturday 01 July 2006
AS we reported last weekend, a massive protest against new superstores has been growing in rural areas - but just how strong that feeling is was shown this week after the NFU magazine Countryside polled its readers.

The age the age of the train

Saturday 01 July 2006
A STEAM train with a combined age of over 500 years will be puffing its way along Haworth's famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway tomorrow (Sunday 2nd July).


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