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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 25th August

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

GCSE successes for Yorkshire Dales schools

Friday 25 August 2006
SCHOOLS across North Yorkshire and the Dales are celebrating continued success in this year's GCSE results with several reporting record performances and many improving on last year.

Smuggling under the spotlight at the Wensleydale Show

Friday 25 August 2006
VISITORS to the popular Wensleydale Show - held tomorrow (Saturday 26) near Leyburn - may be expecting to see just the traditional breeds of Yorkshire Dales sheep and cattle; but one stand in particular will be exhibiting something rather more exotic in an attempt to highlight the impact of smuggling.

Yorkshire Dales council in top flight for customer service

Friday 25 August 2006
A Yorkshire Dales council is celebrating after its customer service has been nominated as one of four finalists in the Annual National Performance Awards run by the Institute of Rating Revenues and Valuation (IRRV).

Skipton event to launch Yorkshire Dales Heritage Directory

Thursday 24 August 2006
A UNIQUE event bringing together up to 80 organisations is planned to take place next month (Saturday September 2nd) as they launch a new Yorkshire Dales Heritage Directory.

New crime fighting vehicle for Northern Yorkshire Dales

Thursday 24 August 2006
A NEW crime fighting vehicle has taken to the road in communities across the Northern Yorkshire Dales

Police appeal for sightings of missing man with Dales links

Wednesday 23 August 2006
POLICE are concerned for the safety of a missing Leeds man and are seeking information on his whereabouts from people in the Yorkshire Dales.

Revamp for Yorkshire Dales travel website

Wednesday 23 August 2006
A TRAVEL website aimed at helping people find their way to and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been given a complete overhaul after proving so successful.

Buried at last: overhead wires

Wednesday 23 August 2006
LANDSCAPE campaigners in the Lake District have won a major victory in the nationwide wide protests against one of the worst blots on our countryside, overhead electricity power lines. And the problem is to be literally buried in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the shores of Morecambe Bay.

Will climate change affect the fortunes of Yorkshire Dales shoots?

Tuesday 22 August 2006
AS the red grouse shooting season continues across the Yorkshire Dales, scientists from a leading game and wildlife research charity are trying to determine to what extent climate change may have an impact on this enigmatic game bird and its precious moorland habitat.

New Northern guide to organic food

Tuesday 22 August 2006
AS the demand for organic food mounts, and producers in the North of England struggle to keep up with the demand, a new publication has been launched to advise consumers where to find the right products and growers where to find new markets.

Anglers on alert for terror attacks

Monday 21 August 2006
GAME anglers in North Yorkshire, Cumbria and north Lancashire have spent an anxious weekend on high alert after a terror attack by animal rights extremists at a trout fishery by the River Lune near Lancaster.

Yorkshire Dales Grammar School apologises after admission complaint

Monday 21 August 2006
A Yorkshire Dales Grammar School has offered an apology following a ruling that its admission arrangements were not in line with Government guidelines.

Deer population spreads out across England

Monday 21 August 2006
IF you are very lucky - and very quiet - you may catch a glimpse of one here in the Yorkshire Dales and new research suggests that a number of Deer species are becoming more common across the country.

Britain's £20 million bird watchers

Saturday 19 August 2006
British Trust for Ornithology Director Professor Jeremy Greenwood will today (August 19) tell 1,300 of the World's leading ornithologists, gathered in Germany, that "Britain leads the World" in bird research, largely because British birdwatchers spend 1.6 million hours each year contributing to bird surveys.


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