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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 14th July

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

Are you a local food champion?

Friday 14 July 2006
FARMERS and producers from across the Yorkshire Dales are being urged to sign up for a competition in which celebrity chef Gary Rhodes is searching for the UK's Local Food Heroes.

DVD promotes water safety across Yorkshire Dales

Friday 14 July 2006
A PIONEERING new DVD warning young people of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs and open water has been launched by Community safety bosses in the Northern Yorkshire Dales.

Yorkshire Dales foster carers receive MBE

Friday 14 July 2006
A HUSBAND and wife from Nidderdale have been presented with an MBE for services to children following more than two decades of the couple providing a home and refuge to some of society's most vulnerable youngsters.

Summer fun at Richmondshire's museums

Friday 14 July 2006
EVERY school pupil in the Richmondshire and Hambleton will be entitled to free entry to 11 museums across the two Yorkshire Dales Districts over the summer holidays.

RSPCA - Government must listen to public on Badger cull

Thursday 13 July 2006
GOVERNMENT must listen to the "overwhelming public opposition" to the proposal to kill thousands of badgers according to a leading animal welfare charity.

Energy review protests continue

Thursday 13 July 2006
AS WE predicted on Tuesday (see news July 11), the debate over Britain's future energy needs has produced even more protests - and some from unexpected quarters.

Opposition grows to bed tax plan

Thursday 13 July 2006
JUST weeks after Daelnet featured an article by Dales businessman Pascal Watkins warning of a proposed new tax that could spell disaster for the region's traditional B&B's, traders in and around the Yorkshire Dales have given a big thumbs-down to the idea of raising more cash for local government coffers through tourism taxes - including one on beds.

Castle welcomes travelling players

Tuesday 11 July 2006
SKIPTON Castle is to be the venue for an extra show performed by new Dales based theatre group Penny Plain following demand from local audiences who enjoyed performances in local villages during June and at Skipton's Sheep Day earlier this month.

Defra's chief scientist challenged to "stand up for science"

Tuesday 11 July 2006
THE debate surrounding a proposed cull of Badgers to control the spread of Bovine TB in Britain's cattle herds has taken another twist just two weeks after a war of words erupted between conservationists and farmers leaders.

Thirsk company fined over employee's fall

Tuesday 11 July 2006
MAGISTRATES in Northallerton have fined a Yorkshire Dales based pet food company following an accident in which an employee was injured.

Energy war heats up

Tuesday 11 July 2006
THE political row over Britain's future energy needs has already begun to heat up despite the fact that the Government has not yet published the results of its long term energy review - and one of its pet projects is already being opposed by one of the country's biggest conservation bodies.

The Great Yorkshire Show prepares to welcome visitors

Monday 10 July 2006
FROM international show jumping to a display by the JCB 'Dancing Diggers', and marching bands, the region's premier agricultural event is all set to welcome thousands of visitors over the next few days.

Farmers' big thanks from country campaigners

Monday 10 July 2006
THE unsung work carried out by farmers in conserving the English countryside is revealed in monetary terms for the first time ever today (Monday) - and the farmers get a huge "Thank you" from the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Spot the garden head banger

Monday 10 July 2006
GARDENERS and birdwatchers are being asked to keep a sharp eye open for a head-banger that has started invading Yorkshire gardens only in the last few years.

Learning about the past at Richmond's historic Castle

Saturday 08 July 2006
SCHOOL children throughout Yorkshire are being given the chance to swap classrooms for castles and books for bunkers this summer as English Heritage opens its doors for some hands on learning.

Organic farming: meet GEOrgE

Saturday 08 July 2006
MANY traditional Yorkshire farmers and market gardeners are waking up to the fact that the organic food movement is now approaching critical mass - the point at which it offers mainstream business opportunities - but are still unsure how to break into this burgeoning market.


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