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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 22nd September

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

Gold Rush: Indian Summer fires up autumn spectacular

Friday 22 September 2006
GOLD may be set to reach an all-time high in many parts of Britain according to tree experts as they predict a stunning autumn ahead with reds, yellows and golds galore.

Vote today for Trans Pennine Trail

Friday 22 September 2006
ANYONE interested in attracting extra funding for one of Yorkshire's most ambitious outdoor projects - the Trans Pennine Trail - has until 6 pm today, Friday, Sept 22, to cast a vote in a national competition organised by the National Lottery.

Yorkshire Dales businesses win at "tourism oscars"

Thursday 21 September 2006
REGARDED as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the annual Yorkshire Tourist Board (YTB) White Rose Award winners have been announced and a number of Yorkshire Dales based leisure and tourism operators have come up trumps.

Frank lesson on drugs for Yorkshire Dales youngsters

Thursday 21 September 2006
MORE than 1500 youngsters across the Northern Yorkshire Dales hopped on board a special double decker bus last week and received a fun but frank lesson in the dangers of drug abuse.

Thirsk ironworkers satisfy burning ambition to innovate

Thursday 21 September 2006
THE world's only supplier of genuine wrought iron bar - based right here in the Yorkshire Dales - has taken advantage of a government grant and developed a new way to cut its fuel costs.

New poll shows we love our pinta and our farmers

Wednesday 20 September 2006
IT HAS been a tough few years for dairy farmers across the Yorkshire Dales; but as representatives of the dairy industry meet at their annual event in Warwickshire over the next two days (20-21 September) an opinion poll is highlighting some reasons for optimism in the sector.

Online support for affordable rural housing providers

Wednesday 20 September 2006
AS the acute shortage of affordable housing in rural areas such as the Yorkshire Dales continues to climb up the political agenda the Government has today launched a new website aimed at improving links between those involved in housing provision.

Yorkshire Dales mountaineer reopens outdoor centre

Wednesday 20 September 2006
A NORTHALLERTON schoolboy who went on to become a record-breaking mountaineer has reopened "the training ground of his youth" six years after it was forced to close its gates.

More Defra funding chaos

Tuesday 19 September 2006
THE chaotic financial affairs of the rural affairs ministry Defra take another turn for the worse today as it is revealed that local authorities in Yorkshire are to receive just over a tenth of the money they requested to implement the controversial "Right to Roam" programme.

Victims of North Yorkshire road accidents back new safety laws

Tuesday 19 September 2006
A FATHER whose son was killed because he wasn't wearing his seat belt and a girl whose life was saved because she belted up, are backing new laws tightening the use of safety belts and child car seats as new figures reveal that a quarter of adults in North Yorkshire do not wear a seat belt in the back seat.

New home for revived Yorkshire Dales advice point

Monday 18 September 2006
AN advice service for rural communities in and around one Yorkshire Dales market town has made a welcome return this month.

Out today: biomass report on "green" energy

Monday 18 September 2006
A GOVERNMENT committee will today issue a long-awaited report on the possibilities of producing biomass energy from vegetable sources - but already, doubts are being raised by conservation groups.

Expert help on business red tape

Monday 18 September 2006
OWNERS of small businesses in North Yorkshire are being offered free on-line advice on yet another raft of Government red-tape which will come into effect in the next few months.

Dales bands set to battle it out in Northallerton

Saturday 16 September 2006
LOCAL bands have been practicing hard and are making final preparations for an annual contest aimed at spotting the top talent across parts of the Yorkshire Dales.


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